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Crew PILOT: Cecil O.  DANIELS

Lt. Cecil O. Daniels Crew #28 of the "SPIRIT OF PITTWOOD", Back L. to R. Lt. Dick Nesline - NAV, Lt Gordon Hansen - CP, Lt. Cecil Daniels - P, Sgt. Robert Schultz - ROG, Front, Sgt Jorgen Nielsen - TG, Sgt Leslie Mills - BTG, Unkown, Sgt. Remi Ebernez - WG.       (100th Photo Archives)

Cecil O’Daniels Crew
My father John Larson's photo of Cecil Daniels' crew training in Rapid City SD in 1943. Back row L to R: Joseph "Joe" Adams, Jorgen "Slick" Nielsen, Lester Mills, Samuel "Sam" Wolfe, Howard "Pappy" Dralle, William "Kil" Kilpatrick.

Front row, L to R: Bombadier Robert "Bobby" Story, John "Johnny or Swede" Larson (navigator), Copilot Gorden "Hairpie" Hansen, and pilot Cecil "Danny" Daniels.

This crew flew to England together, possibly delivering a B-17.

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Cecil O. DANIELS P CPT
2 LT Gordon A. HANSEN CP CPT
3 LT John V. LARSON NAV CPT
4 LT Richard A. NESLINE NAV CPT
5 LT Robert L. STORY BOM WIA
6 T/SGT Samuel M. WOLFE TTE WIA
7 T/SGT Howard A. DRALLE ROG SWA
8 S/SGT Leslie P. MILLS BTG CPT
9 S/SGT Joseph W. ADAMS WG RFS
10 S/SGT William KILPATRICK TG SWA
11 S/SGT Jorgen N. NIELSEN TG CPT

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Cecil O. DANIELS P CPT
2 S/SGT Remi G. EBERENZ BTG CPT
3 S/SGT Robert G. SCHULTZ WG CPT

PHOTOS:

Back row L. to R. Lt. Gordon Hansen - CP, Lt. Cecil O. Daniels -  P, Lt. Dick Nesline  - NAV, Middle row, Unkown - Ground Crew, Unknown  - Ground Crew, Front, Sgt. John Riffle  - Crew Chief      (100th Photo Archives)