25 July 1944
25 July 1944, St. Lo area/Montreuil, Tactical
Back L-R: 2nd Lt. Alfons Uriwal (N), 1st Lt. James Hines (P), Lt. Col. Alfred Nuttall (AC/CP), 1st Lt. Thomas McDonald (OBS/TG), 2nd Lt. Aldo Rovero (N), 1st Lt. Eugene Burcham (B)
Front L-R: SSgt. James Trumbo (FG), SSgt. Verlin Gale (FG), TSgt. John Geriak (RO), TSgt. James Holland (TT), SSgt. Bernard Zelazoski (BT)
Aircraft: B-17G 545th BS 42-107125 JD*G Doasy Doats; Dispersal 21
Illustrative of the difficulty faced in providing identifications is the following comment, received on 28 October 2006: "Paul Andreason: The fellow on the front row right end is LV Barnes (Val), my uncle."
Source: The Quentin Bland Collection.
A second image of this photo carried the following description:
Lead Crew July 25, 1944 St. Lo, France
BACK L-R: URIWAL (N), HINES (P), LT. COL NUTTALL (AC Commander), MCDONALD (OBSERVER), ROVERO (N), BIRCHAM (B)
FRONT L-R: TRUMBO, GALE, GERIAK , HOLLAND, ZELAZOSKI
Photo Courtesy of Joe Baggs
Original Site Crew Photo