Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. J.S. Froelich, Tail Gunner
  2. 2nd Lt. R.E. Lucier, Navigator
  3. ? Brown, Crew Chief
  4. 2nd Lt. Al Petska, Pilot
  5. Sgt. Donald J. Shaw, Waist Gunner
  6. S/Sgt. G.W. Forsyth, Engineer

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. T. Spencer, Radio
  2. Sgt. Homer D. Newman, Ball Turret Gunner
  3. S/Sgt. Ray McGee, Togglier
  4. 2nd Lt. T. Van Matre, Co-Pilot


  1. Help is needed in identifying the first name and rank of Back Row No. 3 - Brown, Crew Chief.


  1. 398th Mission No. 130: Kall, Germany, 5 January 1945
  2. On this mission the Petska crew flew in the Lead Squadron, Right Element.
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-102506 K8-L
  4. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  5. Photo Date: 5 January 1945
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. PES 01
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Bill Forsyth, Jim Froelich, Bob McGee, and Richard Shaw.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, or can provide a scan at 600 dpi so that we can make the photo larger and clearer, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.