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Crew PILOT: Arthur M.  VETTER

Lt Arthur "Mac" Vetter Crew Stateside.  John M. Wagner is third from left back row and Lt Vetter is Front row, third from Left.  (Photo Courtesy of Betty Wagner, Daughter of John M. Wagner)

MACR: 00645 CR: 00645

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Arthur M. VETTER P EVA
2 LT Donald G. SMITH CP EVA
3 LT Wendell K. MCCONNAHA NAV EVA
4 LT James G. BORMUTH BOM EVA
5 T/SGT Orval L. PARSONS TTE POW
6 T/SGT John M. WAGNER ROG EVA
7 S/SGT William D. EDWARDS BTG POW
8 S/SGT Edward W. FONTAINE BTG EVA
9 S/SGT Hobert C. TRIGG WG EVA
10 S/SGT Edward M. DALY TG EVA

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Arthur M. VETTER P EVA
2 S/SGT Warren G. LUSH TG EVA

PHOTOS:

 Downed 100th aircrew (marked with X or arrow from L to R) Hobart Trigg, Wendell McConnaha, Edward Daly, and James Bormuth of the Arthur M. Vetter crew with members of the French Resistance in Paris after they were shot down on the 15 Sep 43 Pairs mission. The only identified member of the French Resistance shown here is Alain Fleury, standing third from left. Vetter Crew Information