Dave Brown (24 Jul 2006):
The crew who flew this sortie are:
Pilot- 1st Lt. Joseph G. Hartness, Jr.
Co-Pilot- 2nd Lt. Herbert H. Schaaf
Navigator- 2nd Lt. Clarence C. Hightshoe
Bombardier- 2nd Lt. Maurice J. Simons
Radio Operator- S/Sgt. Stanley T. Burek
Top Turret/Engineer- S/Sgt. Lester A. Walcott
Ball Turret- Sgt. Raymond O. Wisdahl
Tail Gunner- Sgt. Delmar J. Beesley
Waist Gunner- Sgt. Frank W. Rock
Entire crew returned to flight status on 13 Sept. 1944."
Photo taken before aircraft was stripped of armament and equipment.
14 October 2012
The people in the picture are identified as:
Back Row Left to Right-
2LT Clarence C. Hightshoe - Navigator
2LT Herbert H. Schaaf - Copilot
SGT Delmar J. Beesley - Tail Gunner
SGT Frank W. Rock - Waist Gunner
SGT Ramond O. Wisdahl - Ball Turret Gunner
Front Row Left to Right-
SSGT Stanley T. Burek - Radio Operator
SSGT Lester A. Walcott - Top Turret/Engineer
The young kid behind the top turret is the son of the crash site family (name unknown).
The man on the wing at the far right is from the 774th Tank Destroyer unit who escorted us to the crash site (name unknown).
This identification was done by Mr. Clarence C. Hightshoe, the Navigator on the crew, on 14 October 2012 and posted by Keith Ellefson.