Standing (viewer's left to right):

  1. 2nd Lt. Edward C. Jordan, Co-Pilot
  2. Captain Carlton Moore, Squadron Bombardier
  3. probably Lt. David M. Hall, Squadron Intelligence

Additional Information about this photo:

  1. The original picture was labeled: Raunchy.
  2. 2nd Lt. Edward C. Jordan was Captain Robert L. Hopkins' co-pilot at the time of this photograph.
  3. Captain Carlton C. Moore was the 603rd Squadron Bombardier. He died when his aircraft crashed on take-off into the Anstey Church moat near Nuthampstead on October 15, 1944 while on a mission to Cologne, Germany.
  4. The man on the viewer's right of the above photo has not been confirmed. At first it was thought to be Major Judson F. Gray, the original 603rd Squadron Commanding Officer, and thenit was thought to be Captain Meyer C."Buddy" Wagner, Jr., 603rd Operations. However, a recently found photo in the Jordan collection of the same man on the right was labeled Dave Hall. So that is our working hypothesis.


  1. Aircraft flown: Unknown
  2. Aircraft in photo: Unknown
  3. Photo Date: thought to be early May 1944, but based on Paul Roderick comment may be late April 1944
  4. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  5. Photo Reference No. DJ_3B04 in the Jordan Photo Collection
  6. Information compiled by Dave Jordan.
  7. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.

The Wrapped Gun - Paul Roderick

  1. Note the wrapping around the gun to the upper left of Dave Hall. Paul Roderick who flew over around the same time as Jordan and Moore provided the following explanation.
  2. When we left Rapid City on our way to the 8th, we first flew to Grand Island, Neb. where we stayed for 2 or 3 days while some modifications were added to the planes. There they also had us remove the 13 guns and pack them in Cosmoline in wooden boxes stowed in the bomb bay. Then we flew on to Bangor, Maine, our Port of Embarkation. There we were chewed out for not having guns ready to defend ourselves, so in bitter cold weather, out on the flight line, we took the guns from the boxes, cleaned them and mounted them ready to fire. We also wrapped them in some sort of covering which was taped on to prevent corrosion. Perhaps the aircraft above had just arrived in Nuthamstead, although the 3 men pictured had been there long enough that the man in the middle was wearing a RAF type chute.