Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Kearie L. Berry Jr. Pilot (promoted to Captain June 1944)
  2. 2nd Lt. Raymond A. Thornton, Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Walter J. Kruse, Bombardier
  4. 2nd Lt. Karl M. Schenk, Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Freemam, Crew Chief
  2. Sgt. Harold A. Bisping, Asst. Engineer/Gunner
  3. Sgt. George C. Papajohn, Ball Turret
  4. Cpl. Ralph C. Hess, Waist Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Carlo Galioto, Radio
  6. Sgt. Manuel C. Ray, Tail Gunner
  7. S/Sgt. Everett Yeater, Engineer


  1. On 26 September 1944 Captain Kearie L. Berry, Jr. became 603rd Squadron Operations Officer replacing Captain H.H. Latson who had completed his tour.


  1. Original Crew No. 22
  2. Aircraft in photo: Ginch Boat , Unknown A/C No.
  3. Photo Date: On the back of the photo ... "taken Rapid City, SD 20th March 1944, in front of our fly away to be named "Ginch Boat".
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference No. Berry 001
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Mrs. Phyllis Berry & Dana Frazee, daughter of Captain & Mrs. Phyllis Berry.
  7. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.