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Crew PILOT: Charles B.  CRUIKSHANK

 Charles B. Cruikshank crew taken at Gowen Field, Idaho in Novermber 1942. Standing (Left to Right); Charles Mertz, August H. "Augie" Gaspar, Frank D. Murphy and Charles B. Cruikshank. Kneeling; Orlando E. Vincenti, Charles A. Clark, Robert L. Bixler, Robert D. Lepper, S/Sgt Pepper and James M. Johnson. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Frank D. Murphy John Brady Crew in North Africa after the Regensburg Mission 17 Aug 1943 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) Four 100th B-17s over the Alps, top "Cowboy" Roane in "LADEN MAIDEN," 2nd from top (smaller image) Henry Henington in "HORNY," center Bob Wolff in "WOLF PACK, lower "Bucky" Egan and "Crankshaft" Cruikshank in "MUGWUMP" Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

MACR: 01028 CR: 01028

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Charles B. CRUIKSHANK P POW
2 LT Glenn E. GRAHAM CP POW
3 CAPT Frank D. MURPHY NAV POW
4 LT August H. GASPAR BOM POW
5 T/SGT Leonard R. WEEKS TTE POW
6 T/SGT Orlando E. VINCENTI ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Robert L. BIXLER BTG POW
8 S/SGT Donald B. GARRISON WG POW
9 S/SGT James M. JOHNSON WG POW
10 S/SGT Charles A. CLARK TG KIA

PHOTOS:

 Officers from Crew #31 at Wendover Field, Utah in December 1942. From left C. Maertz, Charlie B. Cruikshank (Crankshaft to the 100th), Anthony H. Gaspar, and Frank D. Murphy. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Frank D. Murphy and John C. Egan photographed at the Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco 20 Aug 1943. (100th Photo Archives) 

 The Charles B. Cruikshank crew in Telergua, Algeria, 17 Aug 1943. Crew #31 just after landing. L-R A. August H. Gaspar, Charles A. Clark, James M. Johnson, Robert Bixler, Frank D. Murphy, Donald B. Garrison, Leonard R. Weeks, Orlando E. Vincenti. The pilot Charles B. Cruikshank is kneeling. Charles Clark and Orlando Vincenti were to be killed almost two month later at Munster (10 Oct 1943) Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Major John C. Egan, left, and Anthony "Augie" Gospar in Marrakesh, Morrocco, August 20, 1943 (100th Photo Archives) 

 Charles "Crankshaft" Cruikshank, left, and Glenn Graham in Marrakesh, Morrocco, August 20, 1943 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 August 20, 1943 in Marrakesh, Morrocco. Augie Gaspar, back to camera, Glenn Graham and John Egan discuss a fare with a Marrakesh hack driver. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Officers of Crew #31 at Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, Morrocco. Standing left to right; Augie Gaspar, Charlie Cruikshank, Frank Murphy and Glenn Graham, the co-pilot kneeling. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Augie Gaspar, Bombardier from Crew #31 dealing with street vendors in Marrakesh, Morrocco Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 From left; James M. Johnson, Donald B. Garrison, Augie Gaspar, Frank D. Murphy, and Glenn E. Graham Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Charles B. Cruikshank crew wearing Fezzes and pith helmets from North Africa. This is a public relations photograph made at Thorpe Abbotts some weeks after the Regensburg mission. John Egan is shown kneeling wearing his white flight jacket, Cruikshank is on the extreme right,  kneeling on the left,with a dagger in his pocket is Frank Murphy. This photograph appeared in Stars and Stripes. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Standing, James Johnson, Don Garrison, Vincenti (killed in action), Kneeling, Lt. Gus Gasper (Lt. Cruikshanks crew) Picture taken at site 5. Karl Treanor collection 

230725 Aw-r-go on the ground Oct 10, 1943 MUNSTER mission.  Flown by Capt Charles Cruikshank.Photo courtesy of Volker Urbansky. 

100th Bomb Group Crewmen who made the Regensburg Shuttle mission, 17 August,1943 at Thorpe Abbotts,Note Maps Censored out Charles "Crankshaft" Cruikshank crew on right including Frank Murphy AP War Correspondent Gladwyn Hill (glasses) and Doris Fleeson,New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune reporter. Photo cleared to run 23 August 1943 AP wire

Stars and Stripes article on Regensburg.  

Stars and Stipes article Part II on Regensburg with Cruikshank Crew and John Egan. 

Capt Charles "Crankshaft" Cruikshank Crew in North Africa after Regensburg Mission Aug 17, 1943.  They are in Front of Mugwump. 
Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe .