20 FEB 1944 – 384th Bomb Group Mission 63B, target Junkers aircraft plant and airfield at Bernberg, Germany. The Ulrey crew of the 546th Bomb Squad was Group Deputy aboard B-17G 42-37848, “Sissy.”
Standing in back row, left to right: Ball turret gunner James Edward Dennison, Bombardier Richard K. Crown, Co-pilot John Martin Berbrich, Navigator Robert Charles Chapin, Pilot Edgar Elsworth Ulrey, Tail Gunner Dale Dean Peloke, Flexible Gunner Nemours Albert Montz.
Front row, left to right: Radio Operator Sam David Ranallo, Flexible Gunner Albert William Connors, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner Edward Leonard Kolassa
Aircraft: B-17G 546th BS 42-37848 BK*E Sissy; Gilbert Jacobs crew chief
Identifications provided by Cindy Farrar Bryan. Date and crew identification corrections were made using the Crew ID tool on the 384th Bomb Group website and comparing this photo to other Ulrey crew photos. The 20 FEB 44 mission was the only mission all of the identified flyers flew together in the same aircraft, "Sissy."
Comments and opinions on identifications are invited.
This photo was previously identified (incorrectly) as:
Previously titled: 323 22 Feb 44 Harris Ulrey
22 February 1944 Aschersleben “B” Group
Standing L-R: 1st Lt. John Berbrich (OBS/TG), 1st Lt. Richard Crown (B), Maj. George Harris (CA/CP), 2nd Lt. Robert Chapin (N), 1st Lt. Edgar Ulrey (P), SSgt. Albert Connors (FG), SSgt. Nemours Montz (FG)
Kneeling L-R: TSgt. Sam Ranallo (RO), SSgt. James Dennison (BT), SSgt. Edward Kolassa (TT)