Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. William C. "Crutch"  Williams, Engineer
  2. 1st Lt. Byron Magness, Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Robert H. Dee Jr., Co-Pilot
  4. 2nd Lt. Samuel "Ed" Arbuthnot, Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Daniel M. O'Connell, Togglier
  2. T/Sgt. James C. Oliver, Radio
  3. S/Sgt. Bertram A. Ongly, Ball Turret
  4. S/Sgt. Larry L. Nulf, Tail Gunner

Missing from Photo:

  1. S/Sgt. Joseph J.Jakovac, Waist Gunner

See also:

  1. Lt. Robert H. Dee, Jr.'s Diary
  2. Magness Crew - 1987 at their 1987 reunion.


  1. 398th Mission No. 147, Target assigned: Dresden Germany, Target attacked: Prague Czechoslovakia, 14 February 1945
  2. Crew Mission No. 22
  3. On this mission the Magness crew flew in the Low Squadron Group
  4. Aircraft flown: 44-6843 30-P
  5. Aircraft in photo: probably 44-6843 30-P
  6. Photo Date: shortly before 14 February 1945 mission listed above.
  7. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  8. Photo Reference No. MAG 01
  9. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Bob Dee, Marty Dee, Geoff Rice and Allen Ostrom.
  10. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.