384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

Welcome to the 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Photo Gallery. This gallery makes available the photographic and documentary portion of the 384th BG record. All content on this gallery is visible to all visitors. Those wishing to enter a comment or contribute images will need to register and log in (links at left of Home page). Please register for an account when you need access beyond viewing gallery content. For additional information about the 384th BG, visit the 384th Bomb Group website⇗.

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When originally assigned to the 384th/547th in October 1944, the crew included the following:

2nd Lt. Abbott, William H, Pilot;
2nd Lt. Schissel, Gregory A, Co-pilot;
2nd Lt. Lohn, John G, Navigator;
2nd Lt. Herndon, William F, Bombardier;
SGT. Herr, Richard L, Radio Operator / Gunner;
CPL. Laughlin, Wallace L, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner;
CPL. Nieman, Donald F, Ball Turret Gunner;
CPL. Strycek, Joseph J, Tail Gunner;
CPL. Davidson, Charles Wayne, Flexible Gunner;
CPL. Kristof, Laddie (NMI), Flexible Gunner.

Identities of those pictured are pending further review.

Note the enlisted rank insignia in the photo include two tech Sgts, three Staff Sgts, and one Sergeant, which is different from the ranks when assigned.

Possible identifications (by comparison with other photos in the gallery):
Lohn: back row, fourth from left.

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