Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. William J. Durtschi - Pilot
  2. F.O. Donald E. Rush - Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Herbert M. Troost - Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Melvin A. Wolf - Bombardier

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Floyd H. Cannon - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  2. Sgt. Edmond W. Welence - Waist Gunner
  3. Sgt. Oland E. Meador - Waist Gunner
  4. Sgt. Lewis R. Witmer - Ball Turret Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Thomas J. Campbell - Radio Operator
  6. Sgt. James A. Humbert - Tail Gunner


  1. Original Crew No. 71 for the Roster to England
  2. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  3. Photo Date: Early 1944
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference: Durtschi_JE
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th and the 398th web team with thanks to Joseph "Pee Wee" Ellis for providing the photograph and James Humbert for complete identification of the crew.
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