Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Arthur Merkin, Navigator
  2. 2nd Lt. Thomas Meyers, Radar Operator
  3. 2nd Lt. Earl Anderson, Navigator
  4. 1st Lt. Morris Baxter, Bombardier
  5. Capt. Tracy J. Petersen, Command Pilot
  6. Capt. Alan Arlin, Pilot
  7. 2nd Lt. Harold Stallings, Co-Pilot

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. Charles Ruff, Radio
  2. S/Sgt. Arnold Hoffman, Tail Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Joseph McCort, Waist Gunner
  4. S/Sgt. William Wilson, Ball Turret
  5. T/Sgt. Ray Chmielewski, Engsineer


  1. Original Crew No. 31
  2. 398th Mission No. 66, Brest, France, 11 August 1944
  3. On this mission the Arlin crew flew Group Lead
  4. Aircraft flown: 42-97975 30-P
  5. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-97975 30-P
  6. Photo Date: 11 August 1944
  7. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  8. Photo Reference No. A9298 / JW 36
  9. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Willis Frazier
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