Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. F.O. Richard Hawley, Bombardier
  2. F.O. Art Shirk, Pilot
  3. F.O. J.R. (Bob) Halbert, Co-Pilot
  4. F.O. Michael O. Ryan, Navigator

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Sgt. Fred Windeler Engineer
  2. Sgt. Robert (Bob) Chism Radio
  3. Sgt. Milton Ervin Tail Gunner
  4. Sgt. John T.Coxey Waist Gunner
  5. Sgt. Charles (Dink) Wagner Waist Gunner

See also:

  1. The Shirk Crew was shot down on 11 April 1945.
  2. 398th Mission: 11 April 1945 to Krailburg, Germany


  1. 398th Mission No. YY, City, date (Unknown at this time)
  2. On this mission the Shirk crew flew in the ?? Group
  3. Aircraft flown: Unknown
  4. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  5. Photo Date: February 1945
  6. Photo Location: probably Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. Shirk No. 2
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Bob Chism.
  9. If you would like to add information about this photograph, or can provide a better scan, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.