John Bryant - Bob Lemon - Ray Hargis - Charles Riddle
Robert Varty - Vincent McHugh - Harold White - Charles Coffman - Harry Kolinski
This is the original crew of K+. After a five month training in Biggs Airfield, Texas, they were ready for their first long flight. In March 1944, they came with a brand new B-24 to England, to join the 8th Air Force. They were assigned to the 700th Bomb Squadron, one of the squadrons belonging to the 445th Bomb Group.
After one training mission above France, the crew got their first real assignment for Germany, called "Mission 311". It was to be their last.
Just before this mission the crew changed. Vincent McHugh and Bob Lemon (sick) were replaced by co-pilot Francis C. Sneed and gunner James Cockriel. John Mahoney who belonged also to the crew is not on this picture, he took it.
Francis C. SNEED
John W. BRYANT
Charles B. COFFMAN
Charles L. RIDDLE
Robert M. VARTY
Harry A. KOLINSKI
James R. COCKRIEL
Ray O. HARGIS
John F. MAHONEY
Harold E. WHITE