Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Milton F. Dunlap, Jr., Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Max N. Rahe, Co-Pilot
  3. Rank Man C, Position
  4. Rank Man D, Position

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man 1, Position
  2. Rank Man 2, Position
  3. Rank Man 3, Position
  4. Rank Man 4, Position
  5. Rank Man 5, Position
  6. Rank Man 6, Position

The Dunlap Crew trained in Rapid City, SD probably late 1943 early 1944. The following crew Names (including nicknames), ranks and positions were members of the Dunlap Crew at that time (please note that there are 10 men pictured in the training photo. The 10th man may have been a ground crew chief or another gunner):

  1. 1st Lt. Milton Fred Dunlap - Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Max N. Rahe - Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Harry W. Houchins - Bombardier
  4. 2nd Lt. Hugh Donald Beattie - Navigator
  5. Sgt. Forest L. "Hank" Hagedorn -Engineer
  6. Sgt. Vincent J. Maggio - Radio Operator
  7. Sgt. Eugene "Pick" Lydic - Radio / Gunner
  8. Sgt. Howard L. Hawkins - Gunner
  9. Sgt. George P. Bennet - Tail Gunner


  1. Original Crew No. 39 for the Roster to England
  2. Aircraft in photo: "Irish Pete"
  3. Photo Date: Probably late 1943 / early 1944
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City, SD
  5. Photo Reference: Dunlap_MF
  6. Information compiled by the 398th web team with thanks to Gene Wells, nephew of Milton F. Dunlap for providing the photograph and identifying his uncle and Max N. Rahe in the photo.
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