Just Plain Lonesome

324th/323rd Squadron

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Serial #42-39975 DF-Z

Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. Fred R. Honey, Waist Gunner, Detroit Mich.; T/Sgt. Gerard J. Bradley, Top Turret Gunner/Engineer, Shamokin PA; Sgt. Enrique (Pat) Tafolla Perez, Ball Turret Gunner, Uvalde TX; S/Sgt. Joseph Morrison, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Clemmet D. Hester, Tail Gunner, New London Iowa; S/Sgt. Edward J. Cook, Radioman, Newark New Jersey. (S/Sgt. Tommy Cogdill, Waist Gunner. not in photo)

Front Row - Left to Right

Lt. Richard M. Carlson, Co-Pilot, Glendale Calif.; Lt. Ronald J. Nichols, Pilot; Lt. Stanley Sweitzer, Navigator, Louisville, KY; Lt. Fredric T. Neel Jr., Bombardier.

 

Just Plain Lonesome Factoid - The pilots name in this photo is Lt. J. R. Nichols.  The photo was taken April 4, 1944. The plane completed 40 sorties. The last on May 30 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. McDermott, 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.     9 MIA

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