Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. ?Lt. Arthur C. Watson, Pilot
  2. ?Lt. Jere L. Maher, Co-Pilot
  3. ?Lt. James W. Tangney, Navigator

Center Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. S/Sgt. Carroll E. Irvine, Engineer
  2. Sgt. Paul J. Miller, Ball Turret
  3. S/Sgt. Melvin F. Loftus, Radio
  4. Sgt. James E. Doyle, Gunner

Front Row:

  1. Sgt. George G. Hafer, Waist Gunner
  2. Sgt. Robert C. Carter, Tail Gunner


  1. Aircraft 42-97249 N8-P How was it? Well? was on it's 100th mission on 23 March 1945.
  2. Photos of 42-97249 N8-P How was it? Well?
    1. How was it? Well? in Formation
    2. How was it? Well? after 91st Mission


  1. 398th Mission No. 175 Coesfield, Germany, 23 March 1945
  2. On this mission the Watson crew flew in the Low Squadron.
  3. Aircraft flown: 42-97249 N8-P How was it? Well?
  4. Aircraft in photo: 42-97249 N8-P How was it? Well?
  5. Photo Date: 28 May 1944 determined by comparing men in photo and crew records.
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. A9317
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Arthur Watson, Carroll Irvine and Rick Cox.
  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.