Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. F/O Howard D. Findlay, Co-Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Vernon S. Helms, Navigator
  3. 2nd Lt. Robert D. Nolan, Pilot
  4. Sgt. Ralph F. Will, Engineer

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Joe S. Passmore, Waist Gunner
  2. Cpl. Frank M. Mackey, Ball Turret
  3. Sgt. Francis H. Carboneau (Frenchy), Tail Gunner
  4. Sgt. Harry J. Dover, Radio

Missing from Photo:

  1. S/Sgt. C.B. Pendelton, Togglier (spelling?)
  2. Sgt. Willie E. Smith - Armor Gunner

See also:

  1. S/Sgt. Frank M. Mackey's Diary
  2. T/Sgt. Ralph F. Will's Diary
  3. Liberation Flight by Ralph F. Will, Flight Engineer
  4. The Tallest Gunner in the Air Force by Ralph F. Will, Flight Engineer
  5. 1980 Nolan Crew Reunion by Paula Will Moyer


  1. 398th Mission No.174 Dorsten Germany. 22 March 1945
  2. On this mission the Nolen crew flew in the Low Squadron
  3. Aircraft flown: 44-6896 N8-M
  4. Aircraft in photo: possibly 44-6896 N8-M
  5. Photo Date: 22 March 1945
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. Will 01; photo provided by Paula Moyer, daughter of Ralph F. Will.
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Paula Moyer and Ralph Will.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, or can provide a better scan, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.