Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Merwyn E. "Bud" Hornshuh, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Houston R. "Bob" Russell, Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Earl W. "Andy" Anderson, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Mathew R. "Willie" Wilson, Bombardier

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Jimmy Smith, Radio (replaced by S/Sgt. Wesley R. Mudge prior to going overseas)
  2. Sgt. William Schmidt, Tail Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Elmer L. Lawson, Engineer / Top Turret
  4. Sgt. Edwin S. Garrett, Gunner
  5. Cpl. Alton L. Shirtz, Ball Turret Gunner
  6. Sgt. Wendell H. Weisend, Gunner


  1. Original Crew No. 28
  2. Photo Date: Unknown, probably 1943 or 1944
  3. Photo Location: Training - Probably Rapid City, South Dakota
  4. Photo Reference: HOR 01
  5. Information compiled by the 398th Web Team with thanks to Wendell Weisend.
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