384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Estes Crew

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2LT Thomas J. Estes crew (544th BS)

Aircraft is DUECES WILD.

Crew identifications:
Back, left-to-right: John Dubois (N), Thomas Estes (P), James Merritt (CP), David "Whiskey" Davis (B).

Front, left-to-right: George Ursta (BT), William O'Donnell (FG), James Self (FG), David Cochran (TT), Barton McDuffie (TG), Fred Wagner (RO).

[Description and IDs from original site: Original aircrew assigned to the 544th BS. Ditched in the English Channel on the July 25, 1943 mission to Hamburg, Germany aboard B-17F 42-5883 "Weary Willie," SU*D. The crew drifted for 2 days before being rescued.

BACK ROW L-R: LT John DuBois (N), LT Thomas Estes (P), 2LT James Merritt (CP) , LT David Davis (B)

FRONT ROW L-R: SGT George Ursta (G), SGT William O'Donnell (G), SGT James Self (G), SGT David Cochran (G), SGT Burton McDuffie (G), SGT Fred S. Wagner (RO).]

Photo courtesy of Ginny Wagner

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