Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Unknown
  2. Unknown
  3. Wally Tillman
  4. Chief Master Sgt. Hale Sanders
  5. 1st Lt. Blinkendiffer, Asst. Armament Officer (see 601st patch)
  6. Capt. William P. Hoak, 1st Armament Officer
  7. Sgt. Pappy Vaudry
  8. Francis Tischan
  9. Francis Caradonna
  10. Sgt. Goskski

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Wallace
  2. Robert Harris
  3. Holstien
  4. Sgt. Deese
  5. Robert O'Brien
  6. Walter Polakowski
  7. Bill Ciritarese
  8. Sgt. Ken H. Towsley
  9. Aron Long

601st Armament Crew Missing from Photo:

  1. Bill Tordoff
  2. Ralph Hall
  3. Pete Casher
  4. Sgt. Rex Boyd
  5. 6-8 others


  1. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  2. Photo Date: 10 February 1945
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. Armament 601
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Robert Harris, Frank Towsley and Scott Hayes- grandson of Capt. William P. Hoak.
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