Duke of Paducah
Lt. Powell's Crew
On a Slow Boat to China
Serial # 237736 DF G
Back Row - Left to Right
Leo Fontaine, Radio Operator; W.L. Sexton, Tail Gunner; Frank Thraser, Waist Gunner; Al Tolbert, Ball Turret Gunner; Francis Toccalino, Waist Gunner; Tom Lindsey, Top Turret Gunner.
Front Row - Left to Right
Chuck Neiswender, Co-pilot; Phil Sheldon, Navigator; Lt. John D. Powell, Pilot; Joe Spata, Bombardier.
Photo contributed by Fran Toccalino
Duke of Paducah Factoid - After the "Duke of Paducah" was badly damaged, the aircraft became a radio relay aircraft for the 67th FW. Its duty was to pick up radio messages from the fighters and relay them to the FW control room.
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