Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Bruce Binger, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Donald E. Smith, Co-pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. A. Merkin, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Richard R. Windmueller, Navigator
  5. 2nd Lt. Asahel "Ace" C. Kellogg, Bombardier

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. James C. Sillin, Tail Gunner
  2. S/Sgt. Robert J. Houston, Ball Turret
  3. T/Sgt. Arthur E. Rose, Radio Operator
  4. S/Sgt. Leo W. Terrion, Waist Gunner
  5. T/Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriquez, Engineer


  1. Richard R. Windmueller, the Binger Crew's Navigator did not fly this day. However, he joined in for the photograph. Note his shirt and tie.


  1. Original Crew No. 25
  2. 398th Mission No. 70, Delitzsch, Germany, 16 Aug 1944
  3. Crew Mission No. 30?, the Binger crew's last mission
  4. On this mission the Binger's crew flew in Deputy Lead High Group
  5. Aircraft flown: 42-102565 3O-M, The Ugly Duckling
  6. Aircraft in photo: The Ugly Duckling
  7. Photo Date: 16 August 1944
  8. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  9. Photo Reference No. Binger_601_19440816_JB
  10. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Jack's Books.
  11. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.