384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Awaiting further identifications. The names of the men listed in the Comments section never flew a mission together and were parts of three different crews.

Keith Ellefson is positive that it is a picture taken stateside and not a picture taken at GU because they are wearing summer uniforms/T-shirts. Also, no combat crew gear in the picture. No Mae-Wests, no parachute harness', no B-4 bags, ETC. The four officers are standing in the back row recognizable by the officers insignia on the hats/caps. Wofford flew his first mission as CP with Mattes. The Mattes crew and the Wofford crew were both lost on 17 August 1943. The were both in the 545th Squadron.

Photo contributed by Paul Nick Carter’s grandson, Parrish Carter. He indicates the names are from a list on a separate piece of paper. Those men on the list never flew as a crew together. There are 2 pilots on the list – Frank G. Mattes and Drewry F. Wofford, Jr.
Robert L. Pelton was a co-pilot.
Adam Konefal was a bombardier.
Walter A. Miller, Edward J. Garcia, Morris H. Merrifield, and Paul Nick Carter were waist gunners.
Joseph A. Barrett was a tail gunner.
Joseph F. Barta was a radio operator.

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  • Tryskall - Monday 1 February 2016 12:57
    384th Bombardment, 545th Squadron
    Not appearing in Order
    Frank. G. Mattes
    Robert L. Pelton
    Drewry F. Wofford Jr (Drewery?)
    Adam Konefal
    Joseph F. Barta
    Walter A. Miller
    Paul Nick Carter (Bottom 4th from Left)
    Joseph A. Barrett
    Morris H. Merrifield
    Edward J. Garcia
    Listed MIA August 17 1943
    Survivors were POW's @ Stalag XVĪĪ B