Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Allen H. Talley, Co-Pilot
  2. 1st Lt. Lee J. Hicks, Pilot
  3. S/Sgt. Stanley G. Young, Gunner
  4. T/Sgt. Cleo M. Bickford, Radio

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. James W. Brockman, Ball Turret
  2. S/Sgt. Philip A. Fritsh, Togglier
  3. Sgt. Gregory A. Landolfi, Engineer
  4. Sgt. Thomas C. Foley, Waist Gunner

Missing from Photo:

  1. FO Herb Meeker, Navigator, original crew member

See also:

  1. Cleo Bickford, 398th Radio Operator - 600th Squadron Video Interview (56m 49s)
  2. Herbert S. Meeker, 398th Navigator - 600th Squadron Video Interview (41m 40s)


  1. 398th Mission No. No 174, Dorsten, Germany, 22 March 1945
  2. On this mission the Hicks crew flew in the Lead Squadron.
  3. Aircraft flown: 43-38853 N8-L
  4. Aircraft in photo: possibly 43-38853 N8-L; note the "N" in photo which confirms as possible 600th a/c. Most of the time, the crews posed in front of their a/c but not always.
  5. Photo Date: 22 March 1945
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A 9324
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Cleo Bickford & Herb Meeker.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.