crew members were actually a mix of two "regular" crews. Ray, William,
and Robert, three close friends, were on their 45th mission. Most
of the remaining crew were on their 4th mission and were flying
with the more experienced crew as part of training. The Radar Bombardier,
Dennis G. Wales, (KIA 11/15/1944)
was not on board. (Photos of Ray, William,
Robert, and Dennis)
on the original crew can be found here.
The original crew included Pilot William W. Lee, Co Pilot Robert
G. Keller, Navigator Raymond J. Farquhar, Jr., Gunner Sgt John ("Jack")
T. Dempsey, ball-turret gunner, Fred “Cookie” Cook, tail-gunner
Cornell (Corny) Fanero, flight engineer Sergeant Clarence “Red”
Eudaily waist gunners, Jimmy Wright and John Lynch, plus bombardier
Lt. Denny Wales.