Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Cpl. John "Jack" Hunter, Gunner; Tail Gunner this mission
  2. S/Sgt. Pete M. Dimich, Engineer
  3. Sgt. Herb E. Desh, Radio
  4. Cpl. Dave Broderick, Waist Gunner
  5. Cpl. Ken E. Kolb, Ball Turret

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. John J. Beaumeister, Co-Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Joe F. Cucco, Pilot
  3. F/O Herman Y. Davidoff, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Ronald K. Rickenbaugh, Bombardier


  1. There is a flak hole in fuselage toward rear of aircraft.
  2. Toward the forward wing of the aircraft there is a small squarish protuberence. It is not known what this is. Geoff indicates that there is normally a small window there.


  1. 398th Mission No. 61, Peenemunde, Germany, 4 August 1944
  2. On this mission the Cucco crew flew in the High Squadron.
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-97401 30-T, Stinker Jr.
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-97401 30-T, Stinker Jr.
  5. Photo Date: 4 August 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9222
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Joe Cucco
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