Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Tom A. L'Estrange, Waist Gunner
  2. T/Sgt. Clarence H. Harper ,Engineer
  3. S/Sgt. Kenneth R. Smith, Ball Turret
  4. T/Sgt. Robert H. Coglan, Radio
  5. S/Sgt. Marvin Y. Luckie, Togglier

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Samuel T. Walker, Co-Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Bruce E. Phelps, Navigator / Bombardier
  3. Lt. John K. "Jack" Hancock, Bombardier
  4. 1st Lt. Perry E. Powell, Pilot
  1. Powell's crew had no missions flown in September, but three by the end of October.
  2. This photo could have been taken after a Training flight.
  3. On 3 February 1945, there was a mid-air collision with the John McCormick aircraft.


  1. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  2. Photo Date: September / October 1944
  3. Photo Location: probably Nuthampstead
  4. Photo Reference No. Powell01
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Marilyn Hope niece of Robert H. Colgan, Paul Crawford and Donna Gnatowski, daughter of Kenneth R. Smith.
  6. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.

See also:

  1. The Powell Crew was involved in a mid-air collision on 3 February 1945 with the McCormick Crew.
  2. 398th Mission: 3 February 1945 to Berlin, Germany
  3. McCormick's Crew - 602nd Squadron - 26 December 1944