Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Paul L. Nelson, Radio Operator
  2. 2nd Lt. Daniel J. Moran, Jr., Navigator
  3. Cpl. Warren G. Nelson, Waist Gunner (not on loading list for this mission)
  4. 2nd Lt. Clarence E. Thorsen, Bombardier
  5. Sgt. Mac H. Rhoten, Engineer / Top Turret

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Cpl. Thomas L. Tynes, Ball Turret
  2. Cpl. Albert E. Page, Jr., Tail Gunner
  3. Cpl. Joseph A. Hines, Waist Gunner
  4. 2nd Lt. George A. Hershberger, Pilot

Missing from Photo:

  1. On this mission, 2nd Lt. David W. Peters Co-Pilot - his place was taken by 2nd Lt. Walter Bittner from the W.J. Evans Crew; Peters flew as Co-Pilot with Evans. Near the end of 1944 Peters became pilot of his own crew.


  1. 398th Mission No. 70: Delitzsch, Germany 16th
  2. On this mission the Hershberger crew flew in the Low Group rear element.
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-97387 K8-H, Maude Maria
  4. Aircraft in photo: highly probable 42-97387 K8-H, Maude Maria, especially given the tail letter "H" in the photo.
  5. Photo Date: 16 August 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9269
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to George Hershberger. Also thanks to Amy Nelson Welling for identifying her grandfather, Warren G. Nelson, in the photo.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.

See also:

  1. George Hershberger, 398th Pilot - 602nd Squadron Video Interview (37m 15s)