Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man A, Position
  2. 1st Lt. Warren Creech, Co-Pilot
  3. 1st Lt. J.F. Stevens, Navigator
  4. Rank Man D, Position
  5. Rank Man E, Position

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man 1, Position
  2. Rank Man 2, Position
  3. Rank Man 3, Position
  4. Rank Man 4, Position
  5. Rank Man 5, Position

The Rusk Crew usually consisted of:

  1. 1st Lt. V.H. Rusk, Pilot
  2. 1st Lt. W. Creech, Co-Pilot
  3. 1st Lt. J.F. Stevens, Navigator
  4. S/Sgt. R.W. Baxter, Togglier
  5. T/Sgt. J.J. Kishka, Engineer
  6. S/Sgt. J.R. Gaiser, Radio
  7. S/Sgt. J.M. Totter, Waist Gunner
  8. S/Sgt. E.N. Buck, Ball Turret
  9. S/Sgt. J.M. Evers, Tail Gunner


  1. 398th Mission No.101, Munster Germany, 26 October 1944
  2. On this mission the Rusk crew flew in the High Squadron
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-97374 K8-X, Madame X
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-97374 K8-X, Madame X
  5. Photo Date: 26 October 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9175
  8. Information compiled by the 398th BGMA web team and Dale, who identified his great uncle Warren Creech in the photo.
  9. If you would like to add information about this phdotograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.
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