1LT J. W. Smith (547th BS)
Original crew assigned to the 547th BS. Shot down on the Group's 3rd mission to Hamburg, Germany, on June 25, 1943. Aboard the ship was the 384th's Deputy Group Commander, Major Selden McMillin, and Group Navigator Capt. J. H. Foister. Major McMillin would later coin the Group's motto after writing a postcard addressed to "my Commanding Officer" with the message "Keep The Show on the Road."

The crew members aboard B-17F 42-5850 code SO*M on June 25, 1943:

P-MAJ Selden McMillin
CP-1LT J W Smith
N-CAPT J H Foister
B-1LT F J Meyers
TT-TSGT ? ? Buckley
RO-TSGT J J Heichwein
WG-SSGT S W McArthur
WG-SGT D A Pratt
TG-1LT A W Nelson (originally co-pilot, flew as observer on June 25).