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 Shoo Shoo Baby

401st Squadron

Lt. McDuffie's Crew

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Serial # 42-32076

Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. Harry A. Soderberg, Top Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. George H. Bogert, Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt. Charles M. Borchert, Right Waist Gunner; M/Sgt. Hank Cordes, Crew Chief of Shoo Shoo Baby; T/Sgt. Charles R. Brahman, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher, Tail Gunner; Sgt. Eldon H. Hughes, Left Waist Gunner.

Front Row - Left to Right

Lt. Maurice A. Bonomo, Bombardier; Lt. Walter Robert Langford, Co-pilot; Lt. Paul G. McDuffie, Pilot; Lt. Lawrence F. Sylvester, Jr., Navigator.

Crew Photo contributed by Bernie Stanton

 

Shoo Shoo Baby Factoid - The crew photo above is the only known photo of this aircraft without her nose art. Sgt. Eldon Hughes became a bombardier after his 8th mission. Shoo Shoo Baby had flown 22 combat missions when it landed in Sweden during its 23rd mission on 29 May 1944. It is currently at the Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.

Shoo Shoo Baby Crewmembers

Pilots Co-Pilots
Lt. John L. Black

Lt. Philip R. Goynes

Lt. Roy J. Griesbach

Lt. Robert J. Guenther**

Lt. Thomas H. Gunn

Lt. Paul g. McDuffie*

Lt. Sam Newton

 

 

 

Lt. Ralph J. Bell

Lt. Harold R. DeBolt

Lt. Richard T. Pressey

Lt. George Havrisik**

Lt. John E. LaFontin*

Lt. Joseph J. Kozina

Lt. Walter R. Langford

Lt. Charles R. Peck

Lt. Bert Stiles

Lt. Robert J. Guenther

Navigators Bombardiers
Lt. Grant H. Benson

Lt. Howard L. Hutchinson

Lt. Frank T. Keneley*

Lt. John M. Lowdermilk

Lt. John P. McLaren

F/O Apu E. Pinkerton

Lt. John W. Ryan

Lt. John R. Simonson

Lt. Lawrence F. Sylvester, Jr.

Lt. Benjamin H. Yarborough

 

Lt. Lester Biot

Lt. Donald R. Bird

Lt. Maurice A. Bonomo

Lt. Leo D. Godfrey

S/Sgt. William A. Grant

Lt. Patrick N. Kennedy*

Lt. Leonard V. Peterson**

Lt. John R. Piland

Lt. Jerome D. Pope

S/Sgt. Elmer Weaver, Jr.

Top Turret Radios
S/Sgt. Stewart B. Butler

T/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell

S/Sgt. Eugene J. Letalien

T/Sgt. William F. Lewis

T/Sgt. George W. Parks

Sgt.    Sebastiano F. Rippa

T/Sgt. Richard R. Saffell

T/Sgt. James Shoesmith

S/Sgt. Harry A. Soderberg

T/Sgt. Samuel L. Sommers, Jr.*

T/Sgt. Emil J. Viskocil

T/Sgt. Daniel S. Abeles*

S/Sgt. John P. Armstrong

T/Sgt. John H. Bigham**

T/Sgt. Charles R. Braman

T/Sgt. Robert G. Hartford

S/Sgt. Jack L. Sayre

T/Sgt. Russell D. Shields

T/Sgt. Edwin C. Ross

Ball Turret Right Waist
S/Sgt. Andrew Adelbo

S/Sgt. Gordon E. Beach

S/Sgt. George H. Bogert

S/Sgt. Price D. Dougherty

S/Sgt. Freeman A. Ford

S/Sgt. Nick P. Premenki**

Sgt.    Ralph E. Rigaud

S/Sgt. Donald E. Schwab*

 

S/Sgt. Harry V. Banes

S/Sgt. Jack S. Bond*

S/Sgt. Charles M. Borchert

Sgt.    Harvey W. Brundage

S/Sgt. Junior H. Clifton

S/Sgt. Basil J. Crone

S/Sgt. Leland H. Fleming

Sgt.    Eldon H. Hughes

S/Sgt. Robert J. Jackson

S/Sgt. Harry V. Lane

S/Sgt. Harold F. Nicely**

 

Left Waist Tail Gunner
S/Sgt. Charles E. Clark

S/Sgt. Robert O. Duncan

S/Sgt. Daniel E. Harrington, Jr.*

S/Sgt. John Hinda

S/Sgt. Walter Peacock

Sgt.    Harry R. Small

Sgt.    Bernice E. Stanton

Sgt.    Eldon H. Hughes

 

Sgt.    Marion F. Allen

S/Sgt. Paul C. Bara

S/Sgt. Edward J. Gallagher

S/Sgt. John D. Hamner

S/Sgt. Maurice P. LaCasse*

S/Sgt. Edward L. Sharpe

S/Sgt. Harry R. Small

S/Sgt. Robert D. Smith

S/Sgt. Harry J. Teems**

S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Tressler

* Crew members of first combat mission 24 March 1944

** Crew members of last combat mission 29 May 1944

 

 

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