Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Capt. A.M. Adams, Formation observer
  2. Lt. W.J. Beatovich, Navigator
  3. Major Bruce Daily, Command Pilot
  4. Lt. Charles Anderson, Bombardier
  5. Lt. William Campbell, Co-Pilot

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. Henry A. Brooks, Radio
  2. Capt. Jim Bestervelt, Pilot
  3. Lt. T.C. Bowles, Radar operator
  4. S/Sgt. Leonard B. Wolfe, Waist Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Thomas Tartarian, Waist Gunner
  6. T/Sgt. W.L. Brubaker, Engineer


  1. Original Crew No. 13
  2. 398th Mission No. 61, Peenemunde, Germany, 4 August 1944
  3. On this mission the Bestervelt crew flew in the Lead Squadron, Lead Element, Lead Crew
  4. Aircraft flown: 42-97740 K8-Q (PFF)
  5. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-97740 K8-Q (PFF)
  6. Photo Date: 4 August 1944
  7. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  8. Photo Reference No. A9219
  9. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Charles Anderson.
  10. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.