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 Man O War

323rd Squadron

Lt. Silvernail's Crew

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Serial # 41-24399 OR-V

Back Row - Left to Right

Sgt. Emmitt R. Wilson, Ball Turret Gunner; Koons, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Robert G. Gaynor, Waist Gunner; Sgt. Charles W. Neal, Top Turret Gunner; Sgt. William J. Barrett, Radio Operator; Sgt. Richard Robinson, Tail Gunner

Front Row - Left to Right

2nd Lt. Adrian T. VanBemmel, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Charles A. Bennett, Co-pilot; 2nd Lt. Charles H. Silvernail, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Maurice J. Sullivan, Bombardier

Photo by Bill Lyons

Man O War Factoid - Man O War crashed near the village of Opijnen, Holland and it is here that the bodies of eight crewmen are buried. (See 91st BG Memorials for the Opijnen Memorial). The crew assigned to Man O War on 30 July 1943, the day it was lost: *Lt. Keene C. McCammon, Pilot; *Lt. John P. Bruce, Co-pilot; 1st Lt. Robert U. Duggan, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Daniel V. Ohman, Bombardier; T/Sgt. Douglas V. Blackwood, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Mike A. Perotta, Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Hermon D. Poling, Tail Gunner; T/Sgt. Americo Cianfichi, Engineer; S/Sgt. Harold R. Sparks, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. George R. Kruger, Waist Gunner.