Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Murdie D. Hancock, Waist Gunner
  2. S/Sgt. Sanrier, Radio
  3. Sgt. Gregory G. Groncki, Tail Gunner
  4. Sgt. Chester Nangester, Ball Turret
  5. Sgt. Val Brewer, Waist Gunner
  6. Sgt. Gordon Sudborough Engineer/Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 1st Lt. Ernest D. Scott, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Dallas Hawkins, Co-Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. Vance Mitchell, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. John A Loomis, Bombardier


  1. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  2. Photo Date: early 1944
  3. Photo Location: Peyote, Texas, early 1944 before move to Rapid City
  4. Photo Reference No. Scott T-01
  5. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Jack C. Wells & Scott Lieving.
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