Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Olan Meador, Waist Gunner
  2. T/Sgt. Thomas Campbell, Radio
  3. S/Sgt. Lewis Witmer, Ball turret
  4. S/Sgt. Edmund Welence, Waist Gunner
  5. T/Sgt. Floyd Cannon, Engineer
  6. S/Sgt. James Humbert, Tail Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Lt. William J.Durtschi, Pilot
  2. Lt. Melvin Wolf, Bombardier
  3. Lt. Herbert Troost, Navigator


  1. Aircraft in photo: UPTOWN EXPRESS; the A/C serial number has not been identified for this aircraft.
  2. Photo Date: 22 September 1944
    There is no record of the Durtschi crew flying this day, so further investigation is in hand. Note that the Pilot and Navigator are not in flying gear. It may be that part of the crew flew and this might or might not have been the plane they flew in.
  3. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. Humbert01
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to James Humbert.
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