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Someone in England scanned the right deck of cards to match this one up. Tony Starcer used the Gil Elvgrin, "Caught in the Draft," as the subject for this nose art. I've read this aircraft survived the war with 143 missions to her credit. Bob Barr M/Sgt, PA Air National Guard

The crew that named Ack Ack Annie was:

Bud Laedtke, Pilot - Died Aug. 24 2003

Bob Gerber, Co-Pilot - Vancouver, WA Completed 33 missions

Willis Lebo, Navigator - Killed later in pilot training.

Phil Goldman, later Phil Gail, Bombardier - Died 2003

Tom Ryan, Top Turret, Engineer - was last living in Oklahoma.

Felix Schmitt, Radio - No information.

Hershel Rutherford, Right Waist Gunner - from Texas - No other information.

Henry, Hank, Hall, Left Waist Gunner - Fat and happy living in Cayucos, California.

Lorcey Sonniier,Tail Gunner - Living in Maurice, Louisiana.

Dale Maginness, Ball Turret Gunner - Living in Independence, Missouri.

Hank Hall  9-3-2005

 

 

 

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