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Memphis Belle Crew

1940s -- The crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" at an air base in England after completing 25 missions over enemy territory on 7 June 1943. The crew of the Memphis Belle was the second crew to complete 25 missions over Germany. The first was Hell's Angels. The Bell seems to get all the credit these days because its crew returned home first, and there was a movie made about her last mission.

Memphis Belle Crew

U.S. Air Force photo

They are, left to right: Tech. Sgt. Harold P. Loch of Green Bay, Wis., top turret gunner; Staff Sgt. Cecil H. Scott of Altoona, Penn., ball turret gunner; Tech. Sgt. Robert J, Hanson of Walla Walla, Wash., radio operator; Capt. James A. Verinis, New Haven, Conn., copilot; Capt. Robert K. Morgan of Ashville, N. C., pilot; Capt. Charles B. Leighton of Lansing, Mich., navigator; Staff Sgt. John P. Quinlan of Yonkers, N. Y., tail gunner; Staff Sgt. Casimer A. Nastal of Detroit, Mich., waist gunner; Capt. Vincent B. Evans of Henderson, Texas, bombardier and Staff Sgt. Clarence E. Wichell of Oak Park, Ill., waist gunner.

 
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