Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Harry Houchins, Bombardier
  2. 1st Lt. Paul Roderick, Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Roger Harvey, Co-Pilot
  4. 2nd Lt. Frank Scribner, Navigator
  5. S/Sgt. Jerry Amer, Waist Gunner - Did not fly this mission
  6. Cpl. S.F. McGee, Ground Crew

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. "Pop" Onimus, Ground Crew
  2. T/Sgt. Gerry Monagin, Engineer
  3. Sgt. Richard "Dick" Carter, Radio
  4. S/Sgt. Joe Barnhart, Waist Gunner
  5. S/Sgt. Al Serrano, Tail Gunner
  6. S/Sgt. Vaughan Erickson, Ball Turret
  7. M/Sgt. Leroy Smith, Crew Chief - holding paper pad.

See also:

  1. Paul Roderick, 398th Pilot - 602nd Squadron Video Interview (49m 38s)
  2. Paul Roderick, 398th Pilot - 602nd Squadron Video Interview Transcription
  3. Vaughn Erickson, 398th Ball Turret Gunner - 602nd Squadron Video Interview (55m 21s)


  1. Original Crew No. 40
  2. 398th Mission No. 56 Merseburg, Germany, 28 July 1944
  3. Crew Mission No. 29
  4. On this mission the Roderick crew flew in the Low Group
  5. Aircraft flown: 42-97374 K8-X, Madame X
  6. Aircraft in photo: 42-97374 K8-X, Madame X
  7. Photo Date: 28 July 1944
  8. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  9. Photo Reference No. A9702
  10. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Paul Roderick.
  11. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.