Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Wally Vernet, Engineer
  2. Sgt. Alan Hansbarger, Waist Gunner
  3. Rank, Sgt. Ivan Hunter, Ball Turret
  4. Rank, unknown, position
  5. Rank, unknown, position
  6. Rank, unknown, position

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Lt. Harry Heintzelmann, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. George Stecha, Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Philip L. Benefiel, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Gervase "Gary" Stephen Hyland, Bombardier


  1. Photo Date: January 1944
  2. Photo Location: Unknown USA Training location
  3. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  4. Photo Reference: A-Heintzelman crew27
  5. Information compiled by the 398th Web Team.
  6. If you can identify the men and/or would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.