Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man A, Position
  2. Rank Man B, Position
  3. Sgt. Donald A. Vredenburg - AEG (Engineer/TT Gunner)
  4. Sgt. Clarence J. Fuemmeler, Radio Op/Gunner
  5. Rank Man E, Position
  6. Rank Man F, Position

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man 1, Position
  2. Rank Man 2, Position
  3. Rank Man 3, Position
  4. Rank Man 4, Position

Crew Names and positions from 603rd Squadron Booklet - April 1944:

  1. 1st Lt. H.H. Latson - Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. R.E. Ullom - Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. J.E. Aceto - Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. E.L.. Penick - Bombardier
  5. Sgt. D.A. Vredenburg - AEG (Engineer/TT Gunner)
  6. Sgt. C.J. Fuemmeler - ROG (Radio Operator/Gunner)
  7. Sgt. J.E. Bouke - AAEG
  8. Sgt. D.M. Lindy - BG (Back Gunner)
  9. Sgt. D.C. Martorello - BG (Back Gunner)
  10. Sgt. J.W. Harbit - BG (Back Gunner)


  1. Original Crew No. 57 for the Roster to England
  2. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  3. Photo Date: Early 1944
  4. Photo Location: Rapid City
  5. Photo Reference: Latson_JE
  6. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th and 398th web team with thanks to Carol Vredenburg Conner, and to Joseph "Pee Wee" Ellis for providing the photograph. Also thank you to James M. Vredenburg for positively identifying his dad, Sgt. Donald A. Vredenburg and to Judy Schaefer (Fuemmeler) for positively identifying her dad, Sgt. Clarence J. Fuemmeler.
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