Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man A, Position
  2. 2nd Lt. Wilbur S. Dwyer - Pilot
  3. Rank Man C, Position
  4. Rank Man D, Position

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man 1, Position
  2. Cpl. Richard N. "Norm" Hovey, Gunner
  3. Sgt. Leon W. Ford, Gunner
  4. Rank Man 4, Position
  5. Rank Man 5, Position
  6. Rank Man 6, Position

Crew Names and positions from 603rd Squadron Booklet - April 1944:

  1. 2nd Lt. Wilbur S. Dwyer - Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. C.A. Williams - Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. J.H. Mutz - Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. R.A. Wooley - Bombardier
  5. S/Sgt. T. Boersma - AEG (Engineer/TT Gunner)
  6. S/Sgt. E. Zoldy - ROG (Radio Operator/Gunner)
  7. Sgt. W.F. Zawatsky - AAEG
  8. Sgt. L.W. Ford - BG (Back Gunner)
  9. Sgt. R.E. Harrington - BG (Back Gunner)
  10. Cpl. Richard N. Hovey - BG (Back Gunner)


  1. Original Crew No. 70 for the Roster to England
  2. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  3. Photo Date: Early 1944
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference: Dwyer_JE
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th and 398th web team with thanks to Joseph "Pee Wee" Ellis for providing the photograph and Kevin Marsh and Darrell Janke for crew identification. Also thanks to Bill Ford for identifying his father, Leon W. Ford and to Tina Umlauf for identifying her grandfather, Richard N. "Norm" Hovey.
  7. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.
  8. Help is needed in associating the Crew Names to the lower left with the faces in the above photograph. If you can help, please click the e-mail link above.

See also:

  1. The Dwyer Crew was shot down on 28 July 1944.
  2. 398th Mission: 28 July 1944 to Merseburg, Germany