384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Meland Crew, 19 June 1944

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Group Lead Crew, Afternoon Mission

Back Row, left to right: 2Lt Marion (NMI) Endelicato, Formation Observer (tail gunner); 2Lt Ralph W Meland, Pilot; 2Lt James C Moody, Jr, Bombardier; 2Lt Sanford H Wakser, Navigator, 1Lt Henry J Dolson, Navigator.

Front Row, left to right: S/Sgt George (NMI) Avilez, Ball turret Gunner; S/Sgt Michael A Schmitz, Radio Operator/Gunner, Sgt William B Builta, Flexible Gunner; T/Sgt Kenmore E Rowe, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; Lt Col Thomas P Beckett, Air Commander (co-pilot).

Aircraft: 545th BS B-17G 42-107125 JD*G, "DOASY DOATS"

Note: This was Beckett's second mission of the day.

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[Mark Meehl] Lt. Col. Beckett, front row far right, Formation #2 Group Leader, afternoon mission (6/19/44); Meland (546BS) crew;

Taken after 6/19/44 afternoon mission to Bientques, Fr (V-1 site). This was Beckett’s second mission of the day. The afternoon mission was Ralph W. Meland’s and Beckett’s 23rd mission.

[Tony Plowright] I think Meland is 2nd left back row, going by the ears and cap! Memories (Ken Decker) p150B

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