The Biggest Bird
Serial # 43-38306 LG B
Back Row - Left to Right:
Lt. Walter J. Wyszynski, Bombardier; Lt. Robert Marlow, Pilot; Lt. Seymour L. Rosenthal, co-Pilot; Lt. Melvin Dart, Navigator; T/Sgt. R. C. Davis, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Donald E. Monson, Tail Gunner.
Front Row - Left to Right:
T/Sgt. Carl P. Johnson, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Jack Denning, Waist Gunner; T/Sgt. Francis Libby, Ball Turret Gunner/Togglier; Name and Rank of "Dog", unknown.
The Biggest Bird Factoid - This crew flew this aircraft on the final combat mission of the Eight Air Force which was to Pilsen, Czechoslovakia on 25 April 1945. The bombardier, Lt Wyszynski did not fly on this mission and T/Sgt. Libby flew as Togglier. Another gunner replaced Libby in the ball turret. Due to extensive anti-aircraft damage, the crew was forced to land in friendly territory in Germany where the aircraft was later salvaged.