Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Cpl. Adrian Bacon, Togglier
  2. Sgt. Charles Simons, Tail Gunner
  3. 2nd Lt. Isadore Cassuto, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Roy Anderson, Co-Pilot
  5. Sgt. Hillier "Pete" Brown, Radio/Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Cpl. Gerald "Jerry" Decker, Waist Gunner
  2. Cpl. Robert Augustine, Ball Turret
  3. T/Sgt. Arnold Brunsberg, Engineer
  4. 2nd Lt. Wallace Blackwell, Pilot

See also:

  1. The Blackwell crews was shot down on 8 August 1944.
  2. 398th Mission: 8 August 1944 to Bretteville, France
  3. See The Saga of Shady Lady by Allen Ostrom.
  4. Wally Blackwell, 398th Pilot - 601st Squadron Video Interview (49m 43s)
  5. Wally Blackwell, 398th Pilot - 601st Squadron Video Interview Transcription
  6. Wally Blackwell Remembrances
  7. Frank Yarmoski, 398th Togglier - 601st Squadron Video Interview (47m 48s)


  1. 398th Mission No. 63, Brandenburg, Germany, 6 Aug 1944
  2. On this mission the Blackwell crew flew in the Low Group
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-97385 30-X, Shady Lady
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably Shady Lady
  5. Photo Date: 6 August 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9228
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Wally Blackwell.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.


  1. Sgt. Charles Simons KIA 8 August 1944
  2. A/C Art: See "Tex" written under pilot's window.
  3. Sgt. Frank Yarmoski joined the Blackwell Crew after this photo.