Crew 19, 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron
Pilot- Johnny Butler (Evadee)
Co-Pilot- Herman Wollenweber (POW)
Bombardier- Joe Baggs (DFC, 384th Group Bombardier, only member of crew to complete tour)
Navigator- Ed Knowling (POW)
Engineer-Joe Turlington (Evadee)
Radio Operator- Preston Davis (POW)
Ball Turret Gunner- William Wolven (KIA)
Waist Gunner- Burnia Martin (POW)
Waist Gunner- Marion Rogers (KIA)
Tailgunner- Armando Ordaz (removed from crew)
Waist Gunner- Walter Sword (KIA)
Tail Gunner- Clarence Barnes (POW)
Ball Turret Gunner- Herbert May (KIA)
Eventually, there will be bio's of all the crew members up here. For now, you'll have to make do with a few crew photos I have. More are on the way!!! I'll also get the history of how this crew came to be, during training as well as during combat, and explain which members came and went.
Left: July 14, 1943. Lead crew for 384th BG (H) on the mission to Villacoublay, France. (pictured l-r, back row: Johnny Butler, Joe Baggs, Maurice Dillingham (squadron Leader), Herman Wollenweber, Ed Knowling. Front row: Joe Turlington, Marion Rogers, Burnia Martin, William Wolven, Preston Davis.)
Right: August 15, 1943. Lead crew for the 384th BG (H) on the mission to Poix and Amiens, France. (pictured l-r, back row: Herman Wollenweber, Ed Knowling, Joe Baggs, Group Commander Col. Budd Peaslee, Group Navigator Martin-Vogue, Johnny Butler. Front row: Burnia Martin, Preston Davis, Joe Turlington, Marion Rogers, Herbert May?
Left: August 17, 1943. Lead crew, 384th BG (H) to Schweinfurt, Germany. (pictured l-r, back row: Joe Baggs (DFC), Ed Knowling, Herman Wollenweber, Tom Beckett, Johnny Butler. back row: unidentified, Marion Rogers, Joe Turlington, Preston Davis, Burnia Martin.