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10 October 1943
Beckett, Frink

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Frink, Horace (Crew 79), October 10, 1943. Lead crew to Munster, Germany.

Aircraft is 42-5838, Mad Money II.

Pictured in the back row, L-R: LT Horace Frink (P), Group Navigator MAJ James R. Martin-Veque, LT Leon Fields (CP), MAJ Tom Beckett (Squadron Commander), LT Clyde P. Carlson (B),LT Lester O. Hegstad (N).

Front row, L-R: SSGT William C. Ralston (E), SSGT Clyde A. Savage (ASST E), SSGT Roy W. Griffith (RO), SSGT Julius F. McNutt (G),SSGT Archie Rutherford (TG).

Photo courtesy of Lester Hegstad.

Original Site Crew Photo
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Another image of this photo carried the following description:
Lead Crew, 10/10/1943 Munster, Germany

B-17F 42-5838, "Mad Money II," SO*P

BACK L-R: LT Horace Frink (P), Group Navigator MAJ J. Raymond Martin-Vegue, LT Leon Fields (CP), MAJ Tom Beckett (Squadron Commander), LT Clyde P. Carlson (B),LT Lester O. Hegstad (N).

FRONT L-R: SSGT William C. Ralston (E), SSGT Clyde A. Savage (ASST E), SSGT Roy W. Griffith (RO), SSGT Julius F. McNutt (G),SSGT Archie Rutherford (TG).

Photo courtesy of Lester Hegstad

Original Site Crew Photo
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Another image of thos photo carried the following description:
10 October 1943, Coesfeld, Germany

BACK ROW- HORACE FRINK (CP), J R MARTIN-VEGUE (GROUP N), LEON FIELDS (OBS/TG), TOM BECKETT (AC/P), CLYDE CARLSON (B), LESTER HEGSTED (N)

FRONT ROW- BILL RALSTON (TT), CLYDE SAVAGE (WG), ROY GRIFFITH (R), JULIUS MCNUTT (WG), WILLIAM SHELTON (BT)

Aircraft: B-17F 547th BS 42-3441 SO*E Patches II
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Another image of this photo carried the following description:
Updated by Marc Poole, 2014.

Contributed by Marc Poole, July 2014.

Tentative identification using Crew ID Tool.
Sortie 771: Mission 31, 1943-10-10, 42-3441, SO*E
CREWMEMBER POSITION
Beckett, Thomas Pope Commander
Frink, Horace Everett Co-pilot
Martin-Vegue, James Raymond Navigator
Hegstad, Lester Olaf Navigator
Carlson, Clyde P Bombardier
Griffith, Roy W Radio Operator
Ralston, William C Engineer/Top Turret
Shelton, William A Ball Turret
Savage, Clyde H Waist (Flexible) Gunner
McNutt, Julius F Waist (Flexible) Gunner
Fields, Leon Observer

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