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Crew PILOT: George W.  FORD

 George W. Ford Crew Standing (left to right); George W. Ford, Nathan Cooper, Glenn M. Lashbrook and Americus V. Combs. Kneeling; Jack Kossin, George N. Ofeish, Virgil F. Summers, John P. Williams and John J. Murphy. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

MACR: 01394 CR: 01394

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT George W. FORD P POW
2 LT Americus V. COMBS CP XFR
3 LT Glenn M. LASHBROOK NAV CPT
4 LT Nathan COOPER BOM NOC
5 T/SGT John J. MURPHY ROG XFR
6 S/SGT George N. OFIESH ROG POW
7 S/SGT Kenneth C. STROUGH BTG NOC
8 S/SGT Virgil F. SUMMERS BTG KIA
9 SGT Jack KOSSIN WG NOC
10 S/SGT John P. WILLIAMS TG XFR

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT George W. FORD P POW
2 LT Jean B. PITNER CP EVA
3 LT Arno E. PLISCHKE NAV EVA
4 LT Arthur G. BODEI BOM POW
5 T/SGT Andrew F. HATHAWAY TTE EVA
6 T/SGT Max S. NEWMAN ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Virgil F. SUMMERS BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Leo J. BIANCHI WG POW
9 S/SGT Delton L. KING WG EVA
10 S/SGT Carl G. GLASMEIER TG POW

PHOTOS:

Photo of Lt Earl Williams Crew on ther first Mission wit Lt Ford.