Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Lawrence P. Boyle - Bombardier
  2. 1st Lt. Kirkland C. Krueger - Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Phil A. Litchty - Co-Pilot
  4. 2nd Lt. Carl W. Krecklow - Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. William H. Wright - Waist Gunner
  2. T/Sgt. Edmund J. Dockerty - Radio
  3. S/Sgt. William J. Bruno Tail - Gunner
  4. T/Sgt. James H. Singleton - Engineer
  5. S/Sgt. Robert J. Fels - Ball Turret Gunner
  6. S/Sgt. James J. Andrews - Waist Gunner


  1. Lt. Carl W. Krecklow, Navigator flew 16 missions with the 398th and finished his last three missions as Group Lead. Then in June 1944 he was transferred to the 305th Bomb Group, 40th Air Division based at Chelsworth where flew eleven missions. He started as Element Lead Navigator, progressed to Deputy Wing Lead, two missions, Group Lead, three missions, Wing Lead, three missions, finally Division lead on his last mission. Captain Wagner, 603rd Commanding Officer at the time highly recommended him as a Lead Navigator. He received the DFC & Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal & three Oak Leaf Clusters, Group Citation.


  1. Original Crew No. 69 for the Roster to England
  2. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  3. Photo Date: Early 1944
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference: KRUE 001
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th and 398th web team with thanks to Bill Buckley and Peter Brooke for providing the photograph.
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