Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Hazen V. Earle, Ball Turret
  2. 1st Lt. James L. Hurst, Navigator
  3. Captain Stanley W. Allen, Jr., Pilot
  4. Captain Henry L. Mackie, Bombardier (Headquarters Staff)
  5. 1st Lt. Verle H. Rusk, Co-Pilot

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. James Powell, Waist Gunner
  2. Pvt. Jack Mallory, Waist Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Robert Stewart, Tail Gunner
  4. T/Sgt. David Denner, Radio/Gunner

Regular Crew Members Missing from Photo:

  1. T/Sgt. Jess Prugh, Engineer
  2. 1st Lt. Frank T. Keyes, Bombardier


  1. Original Crew No. 44
  2. 398th Mission No. 56, Merseburg, 28 Jul 1944
  3. On this mission the Allen crew flew Low Group Lead.
  4. Aircraft flown: 42-102610 K8-Y, Boomerang
  5. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-102610 K8-Y, Boomerang
  6. Photo Date: 28 July 1944
  7. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  8. Photo Reference No. A9206
  9. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to James Powell
  10. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.