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 Just Plain Lonesome

324th/323rd Squadron

Lt. Nichols' Crew

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Serial # 42-39975 DF-Z

Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. Fred R. Honey, Waist Gunner (Detroit, Michigan); T/Sgt. Gerard J. Bradley, Top Turret Gunner/Engineer (Shamokin, Pennsylvania); Sgt. Enrique (Pat) Tafolla Perez, Ball Turret Gunner (Uvalde, Texas); S/Sgt. Joseph Morrison, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Clemmet D. Hester, Tail Gunner (New London, Iowa); S/Sgt. Edward J. Cook, Radio Operator (Newwark, New Jersey)

(S/Sgt. Tommy Cogdill, Waist Gunner, not in photo)

Front Row - Left to Right

Lt. Richard M. Carlson, Co-pilot (Glendale, California); Lt. Ronald J. Nichols, Pilot; Lt. Stanley Sweitzer, Navigator (Louisville, Kentucky); Lt. Fredric T. Neel, Jr., Bombardier

Photo contributed by Leonard Contreras

 

Just Plain Lonesome Factoid - The above photo was taken 4 April 1944. The plane completed 40 sorties. The last on 30 May when shot down with the following crew members: 1st Lt. Zack C. Collier, Pilot, 2nd Lt. John T. Kelleher, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. William P. Clements, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Harry J. McCermott, Jr., Bombardier; T/Sgt. Stephen Kogut, Radio Operator; T/Sgt. Harry L. Ward, Top Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Charles J. Semon, Tail Gunner; S/Sgt. George R. Zirnheld, Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Tommy Cogdill, Waist Gunner. Nine crewmen MIA.

 

 

 

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