Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. T/Sgt. Vernie V. Stoneking, Radio Operator
  2. 1st Lt. Howard K. Riley, Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Clyde H. Welker, Co-Pilot
  4. S/Sgt. Raymond F. Reddell, Tail Gunner
  5. 2nd Lt. James D. Mairs, Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Wayne E. McCoy, Bombardier
  2. S/Sgt. Kirby W. Burroughs, Ball Turret
  3. T/Sgt. Clyde R. Brown, Engineer/Top Turret
  4. S/Sgt. Lester R. Miller, Waist Gunner

Missing from Photo:

  1. S/Sgt. William Russell Hanby, Waist Gunner


  1. 398th Mission No. 89, Magdeburg Germany, 28 September 1944
  2. Target: Marshalling Yards at Magdeburg, Gr.
  3. Aircraft flown: 43-38086 N7-C "Bad Penny" - (note; this was a 603rd Squadron B-17)
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 43-38086 N7-C
  5. Photo Date: 28th September 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9262
  8. Information compiled by the 398th Web Team with thanks to Raymond "Tex" Reddell & James Mairs. Crew photo provided by and with thanks to Linda Riley Olds, daughter of Howard Riley, via her husband Dick Olds.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.