Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Charles E. Cropp Ball, Turret
  2. Sgt. Loren C. Brown Tail, Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Gerald O. Gruette, Radio
  4. S/Sgt. Raymond D. Bringle, Engineer
  5. Sgt. Francis M. Tuttle Waist, Gunner
  6. Unknown, probably Sgt. J.I. Werner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. F.O. Clifford Z. Bryan, Bombardier
  2. F.O. Theodore N. West, Co-Pilot
  3. Lt. Thomas K. Foster, Pilot
  4. 2nd Lt. Raymond L. Wallace, Navigator

See also:

  1. The T.K. Foster Crew was shot down on 13 July 1944 on the 398th's Mission No. 50 to Munich, Germany. Their aircraft that day was B-17G 42-97348 N7-R.
  2. 398th Mission: 13 July 1944 to Munich, Germany


  1. Original Crew No. 72 for the Roster to England
  2. Note: This crew was lost on 13th July 1944 on 398th Mission 50 to Munich
  3. Aircraft in photo: unknown
  4. Photo Date: Early 1944
  5. Photo Location: Rapid City
  6. Photo Reference No. 3037, T.K. Foster
  7. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Kenneth Price, step-son of Theodore West who provided the photograph.
  8. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.