384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Devil's Brat Crew

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“DEVIL’S BRAT” Crew

Original members of the Rimbold Crew, assigned on 16 April 1944.

Back row (left to right): 2Lt Arthur A Rimbold, Pilot; 2Lt Joseph Rubenstein, Navigator; 2Lt Gregory Leon Martin, Co-pilot. Not pictured: 2Lt James E Fitzgerald, Bombardier for eight missions with the Rimbold Crew.

Front row (left to right): SSgt Thomas S “Junior” Floyd, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; SSgt Russell Don Reams, Waist Gunner; SSgt Henry R Brock, Waist Gunner; SSgt Kenneth B Huggins, Tail Gunner; SSgt Lindsay D Moore, Ball Turret. Not pictured: 2Lt James E Fitzgerald, Bombardier for eight missions with the Rimbold Crew; original member of the crew.

Not pictured: 2Lt Joseph W Kell, Co-pilot. Kell joined the crew on the 8 May 1944 mission, replacing Martin, who was lost and became a POW on his third mission, on 7 May 1944 with another crew: Martin never flew a mission with the Rimbold Crew. Kell went on to fly 27 missions as a member of this crew.

Ranks per the photo; may not reflect rank at initial assignment.
Positions per initial duty assignments; some changes were made during their combat tour.

Crew Identification by Russell Don Reams, who said “note the flak damage on the starboard propeller.”

Peter Harwood - Saturday 15 October 2016, These photos are amazing! thank you for sharing them, I live very close to where Devils Brat came to its explosive end at RAF Chailey, south East England and occasionally small pieces are still found of this aircraft in the fields nearby.

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