Back Row (viewer's left to right:

  1. Sgt. Frank E. Garry, Jr., Engineer
  2. Sgt. Joseph P. Tola Tail, Gunner
  3. Sgt. Donald King Waist, Gunner
  4. Sgt. Gerard R. Bacon, Waist Gunner
  5. Sgt. Howard F. Ayres, Radio

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Robert E. Weidig, Co-Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Harold F. Spangler, Pilot
  3. 2nd Lt. James V.B. Mayhall, Navigator
  4. 2nd Lt. John H. Schantzbach, Bombardier

Missing from Photo:

  1. Sgt. Carl Tope, Ball Turret Gunner


  1. 398th Mission No. 102, Munster, Germany, 28 October 1944
  2. On this mission the Spangler crew flew in the High Squadron, Left Element
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-102469 N7-Q, Stormy Weather
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 42-102469 N7-Q, Stormy Weather
  5. Photo Date: 28 October 1944
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. SPA 01
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Harold Spangler, Robert Spangler & Gerard Bacon.
  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.