384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Stanley M Gilbert Crew

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Photo identifications:
Crew of 42-98000 “Fightin’ Hebe” on 2 OCTOBER 1944 mission to Ford Motor Works at Cologne, Germany
Back row, left to right: Lyle Orin McKnight (waist gunner), Emmett Patrick Culhane (co-pilot), Stanley Milton Gilbert (pilot), and Noah Clarence Hickman (radio operator)
Front row, left to right: Marion Butler Chase (engineer/top turret gunner), Jack Vito Carella (tail gunner), and Erwin Vernon Foster (ball turret gunner)
Not pictured: Robert George McCarthy (navigator) and Charles Rinkovsky (bombardier)
Photo id’s confirmed by Cindy Farrar Bryan through other photos in the gallery and yearbook photos on Ancestry.com, 2021.

Back of photo:
Feb. 10, 1945
L.D. McKnight Waist Gunner
Pat Colhan Co-Pilot
S.M. Gilbert Pilot
N.C. Hickman Radioman
M.B. Chase Engineer
Jack Carella Tail Gunner
Irvin Foster Ball Gunner
Not pictured
Rinkovski Bombardier
McCarthy Navigator
Roy Dobson Co-Pilot

The EM agree with the Gilbert crew for missions flown around the photo date. Officer Pat Colhan is unknown.

Contributed by Ben Chase, Marion Chase's son.

Ben Chase
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