Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. Wally Vernet, Engineer
  2. S/Sgt. Henning Amundsen, Waist Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Charles Hallberg, Radio
  4. S/Sgt. Alan Hansbarger, Waist Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Ivan Hunter, Ball Turret
  6. S/Sgt. Edwin Lindonen, Tail Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Gervase "Gary" Hyland, Bombardier (made 1st Lt. on 06 Aug 44)
  2. 1st Lt. Philip L. Benefiel, Navigator (made 1st Lt. on 06 Aug 44)
  3. 2nd Lt. George Stecha, Co-Pilot
  4. Capt. Harry Heintzelman, Pilot


  1. Photo Date: 08 August 1944
  2. Photo Location: Nuthampstead, England
  3. Mission No. 64 - Bretteville Le Rabet & Cauvicourt, France
  4. Aircraft in photo: Probably 42-107080 S
  5. Col. Robert A. Simeral flew as Aircraft Commander with the Heintzelman Crew on this mission. They flew in the low Squadron as Deputy Lead.
  6. This photo was taken after the Heintzelman Crew returned from their last mission on 08 August 1944, which would explain the happy faces!
  7. Photo Reference: A-Heintzelman
  8. Information compiled by the 398th Web Team.
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