Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Norman Bergsma, Radio
  2. S/Sgt. Leroy D. Kucharski, Gunner
  3. T/Sgt. Cornelius P. Harrington, Engineer
  4. S/Sgt. Arnold Money, Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Steve Kernitz, Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. William D. Whitaker, Bombardier
  2. 1st Lt. Herbert H. Newman, Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. William L. Frankhouser, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Paul G. Deininger, Co-Pilot

See also:

  1. The Newman Crew was shot down on 2 November 1944.
  2. 398th Mission: 2 November 1944 to Merseburg, Germany
  3. Bill Frankhouser, 398th Navigator - 603rd Squadron Video Interview (1 hr)
  4. Excerpts from "World War II Osyssey"
  5. William Dean Whitaker, 398th Bombardier / Navigator - 603rd Squadron Video Interview (59m, 23s)
  6. Dean Whitaker, 398th Bombardier - 603rd Squadron 1997 Reunion Presentation (8m 41s)


  1. 398th Mission No. 69, Ostheim, Germany, 15 August 1944
  2. On this mission the Newman crew flew in the #2 position in the High Element in the High Group.
  3. Aircraft flown: 43-37982 N7-K, Bebe
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 43-37982 N7-K, Bebe
  5. Photo Date: 15 August 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9280
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Bill Frankhouser.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.