Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Mack Withrow, Engineer
  2. Sgt. Paul Brown, Radio
  3. Sgt. Frank Strnad, Waist gunner
  4. Sgt. Walter Hall, Ball turret
  5. Unknown
  6. Sgt. Byron Cunningham,  Tail Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Lt. Sam Palant, Pilot
  2. Lt. Ted Kline, Co-Pilot
  3. F/O Nunzio Addabbo, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. Roger Campbell, Bombardier

See also:

  1. The Palant Crew was involved with a mid-air RDX bomb explosion on 13 April 1945.
  2. 398th Mission: 13 April 1945 to Neumunster, Germany
  3. Lt. Robert J. Beckley's Diary: Mission 35: January 3, 1944 - Cologne, Germany
  4. Dresden-Prague Mission Recollections by Nunzio Addabbo, Navigator, Palant Crew, 601st Squadron
  5. 398th Mission to Kraiburg - 11 April 1945
  6. Flak News Articles about 398th Mission - 14 February 1945
  7. Bombs Kissed in Mid-Air by Paul Brown, 601st Radio Operator
  8. Explosion Raised Havoc with Every Plane in 601 Squadron by Mason Dicks, 601 Navigator
  9. Chapter 32: Mission 28 - A Tragic Day - April 13, 1945 by Leonard Streitfeld
  10. RDX Raid and POW Experiences by Robert Taylor, Co-Pilot
  11. Nunzio Addabbo, 398th Navigator - 601st Squadron Video Interview (54m 51s)


  1. Aircraft in photo: A/C No. 44-8051. Note this aircraft was a Vega built B17 G-45-VE and delivered to Alexandria  23 May 1944.
  2. Photo Date: September 1944
  3. Photo Location: Alexandria, LA
  4. Photo Reference No. Palant_601_194409
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Nunzio Addabbo.
  6. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.