"Dry Run" was shot down by flak, killing 3 crewmen
Standing: Sgt Ejner Lovig, KIA; 2/Lt Floyd Bridges, KIA; 1/Ly Lester Trump, POW; 1/Lt Ralph Maier, POW; 1/Lt Anthony Freda, KIA; Sgt Roland Koenig, KIA
Kneeling: Sgt John Harkins, KIA; Sgt Chester Cegelka, KIA; Sgt Robert Hathaway, KIA; Sgt Harry Steinmetz, KIA
1/Lt Jay McCutchen, KIA
The ill-fated crew of "Happy-Go-Lucky", who died when their plane crashed into the North Sea
Standing: Co-pilot-Orville Card (2nd Lt.), Navigator-Howard Bedford (F.O.), Pilot-Fred Mincks (2nd Lt.), Bombardier-James B. Davies (2nd Lt.)
Sitting: Ball Turret-John G. Smith, Upper Turret-Donald A. Burt, Radio Operator-Charles R. Meisle, Nose Turret-Christopher Paragone, Engineer-Jack DelMastero, Tail Turret-James R. Turner
Standing: Sgt John Strain, evaded capture; Sgt Carl Anderson, KIA; Sgt Frederick O'Dell, KIA; Sgt Richard Dawson, KIA; Cpl William Blaylock, evaded capture; Sgt Sylvester Novak, KIA
Kneeling: 2/Lt Herbert Rubin, KIA; 2/Lt Walter Miehle, POW; 2/Lt Dean Peppmeier, POW; Sgt Robert Algee, KIA
Not in photo: Sgt James Peavley, POW
This crew was shot down over Holland after a direct flak hit in the bomb bay.
Standing: 2/Lt William Nunn, KIA; 2/Lt Harrison Evans, POW; 2/Lt Raymond McReary, KIA; 2/Lt Walter Hearn, evaded capture
Kneeling: Sgt Carleton Harrison, POW; Sgt Jesse Brown, POW; Cpl Walter Linton, POW; Cpl Harold Hollingshead, POW; Cpl Walter Homa, evaded capture, Cpl William Yorio, KIA
Cpl William Homa with his protectors from the Dutch underground.
Standing: Mr Kwik, Mrs L. de Leeuw, Mrs M. van Elzakker, Louis de Leeuw, Martinus van Elzakker
Kneeling: Cees Nootenboom, Cpl Homa, Jan van Elzakker, Red Klassen
Bombardier/nose turret gunner 2/Lt Walter Hern, who evaded capture with the assistance of the C.M. v/d Boom family in Halsteren, Holland
The crew of "Ginger", shot down near Saarbrucken.
1/Lt Ralph V. Shaffer (pilot) MIA, 2/Lt George Lesko (copilot) POW, F/O Norman
Phillips (navigator) POW, Herbert Rubin (Bombardier), not on this mission,
but was KIA in Holland on another. Kneeling, Sgt Charles Wyatt (engineer)
KIA, Sgt Ted Zemonek (waist gunner) KIA, Sgt Frank Loichinger (radio operator)
POW, Sgt Albert Lang (ball turret gunner) POW, Sgt Jack Staton (nose gunner)
KIA, Sgt Willard Fetterhoff (tail gunner) KIA. Not pictured but on board Ginger:
Pvt Jack Maxwell (waist
gunner) KIA. There is a story about this crew: The pilot was never found, Wyatt's chute apparently didn't open, he was KIA, Zemonek, Staton, Fetterhoff, and Maxwell (a ground crewman on his first flight who was filling in for Rubin) were shot by SS police auxiliary the day after bailing out. Loichinger, Lesko, Lang, and Phillips survived the war as POWs. The latter three reunited at the crash site in France, 26 August 1998, for a dedication of a memorial to Ginger, her crew, and the allied war effort. Photo courtesy of Tim Shaffer.