Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Lt. Robert Welty, Co-Pilot
  2. Lt. Joe Tarr, Pilot
  3. Lt. Wally Small, Navigator
  4. Lt. Bob Gaynor, Bombardier
  5. Cpl. Al Dougherty, Waist Gunner

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Cpl. Arthur Jones, Radio
  2. Cpl. Harold Clyne, Ball Turret
  3. S/Sgt. Russ Currier, Engineer
  4. Cpl. Bill Fleming, Tail Gunner
  5. Cpl. Maury Newcomer, Waist Gunner


  1. Ranks shown above are from the September 1944 398th Statistical Report, the first month the Tarr crew was in Nuthampstead. The photo was taken while in training. The Tarr crew began missions in October 1944.


  1. Photo Date: 9 August 1944
  2. Photo Location: Avon Park, Florida while in Training
  3. Photo Reference No. 01 Tarr Training
  4. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Harold Clyne and Scott Welty.
  5. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Pictures Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.

See also:

  1. Lt. Bob Welty took a roll of color film during his tour. Some of these photos have been provided for the 398th page. The links are:
    1. The Tarr Crew in B-17 Training
    2. Lt. Bob Welty's Mission Photos for 14, 15 and 19 February 1945
    3. Lt. Bob Welty and Friends in Nuthampstead - late 1944/Early 1945
  2. Russell Currier, 398th Engineer - 603rd Squadron Video Interview (42m 02s)