Standing (L to R): George Babits (P); Rich Tschurhart (CP); Joseph McLinden (CP); William Kingery (B). Lower Row (L to R): Louis Szabo (WG); Edward Way (WG); Edwin Quinn (BG); Warren Nolan (TG); Robert Hoff (F/E); Clyde Kephart (R/O)

  • BABITS, George F, Pilot
  • McLINDEN, Joseph J, Copilot
  • Tschirhart, Rich C, Navigator
  • KINGERY, William, L, Bombardier
  • HOFF, Robert C, E – KIA 25 Dec 44 Orchard
  • KEPHART, Clyde A, RO – KIA 25 Dec 44 Orchard
  • QUINN, Edwin A., Ball Gunner
  • NOLAN, Warren, Tail Gunner
  • SZABO, Louis, Waist Gunner
  • WAY, Edward J, Gunner – KIA 25 Dec 44 Orchard

718th Squadron

718logoWilliam Nosker was the original C.O. from July ‘43 until April ‘44 when he was transferred to the 47th Wing Headquarters as Assistant Operations Officer. Nosker was killed when the 376th Bomb Group B-24 that he was aboard crashed on takeoff on 15 August ‘44. Rexford Tompkins, the original Operations Officer for the 718th, became the C.O. in April ‘44 and remained so until September ’44. Charles Jordan finished out the war as the 718th C. O. from September ‘44 through May ’45.

Warren Nolan

My Father Warren Nolan was a Flying Horseman. I enjoyed your web site very much, thank you.

Tim Nolan
Danbury CT, U.S.A

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