The Air Crew


Officers

2nd LT.

John Buchanan
1st Pilot
(Iowa)



2nd LT.
John Vance
2nd Pilot
(Colorado)

2nd LT

Lou Norlan
Navigator
(Nebraska)



Flight Officer
Joe Farese
Bombardier
(Pennsylvannia)

Crew Members

Staff Sgt.

Jack L. Watkins
Radio Operator
(unknown)



Staff Sgt.

Edwin C. Capello
Flight Engineer
Upper Turret Gunner
(California)

Sgt.

Walter J. Murphy
Armorer Gunner
Waist Gunner
(Oregon)



Sgt.

Kenneth G. LeBeyo
Nose Gunner
(Vermont)

Corp.
Sabastian J. Di Matteo
Ball Turret Gunner
(Chicago)




Sgt.

John W. Norris
Tail Gunner
(Idaho)


The Air Crew Photograph
Standing
left to right

2 LT.
John Buchanan

2 LT.
John Vance

72nd
Bombardment
Squardron

"You Name It,
We Maim It"

LT.
Lou Norlan

Flight Officer
Joe Farese


Samar,Philippine Islands

Kneeling
left to right

Sgt.
John W. Norris

Sgt.
Kenneth G. LeBeyo

Corp.
Sabastian J.
Di Matteo

Staff Sgt.
Edwin C. Capello

Staff Sgt.
Jack L. Watkins

Sgt.
Walter J. Murphy

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