• BEALE, Ernest L, Pilot
  • WHITE, Howard K, Co-Pilot – POW 14 Jul 44, Geisert
  • WILLIAMS, Neveille H, Navigator
  • ENGLEHART, Willis L, Bombardier – KIA 14 JUL 44, Geisert
  • HOLLABAUGH, David A, F/E -POW 14 Jul 44 Geisert
  • WOOD, Warren D, Lt Waist – POW 14 Jul 44 Geisert
  • NOONAN, John J, Ball Turret – POW 14 Jul 44 Geisert
  • GENTILE, Carmen L, Nose Gunner – KIA 5 May 1944 Armstrong
  • LAKE, Arthur R, Rt. Waist – POW 14 Jul 44 Geisert
  • GIBSON, Phillip G, Tail Gunner – POW 14 JUL 44, Geisert

719th Squadron

719logoDavid Councill was the original C.O. from July ‘43 to 8 December ’43 when he and his crew were lost during the movement overseas. Most of the 719th officer and NCO staff were among the 14 men lost aboard Councill’s aircraft. This placed the 719th in dire straits in January ’44. Arthur B. Swan took over as C.O. and began sorting things out in January ’44. He served as the C. O. until he received a serious combat wound on 23 April ‘44. Charles E. Harton from the 717th Squadron was selected to be the acting commander until Art Swan could reassume the position. When Swan was promoted to higher echelon, Harton continued as the acting C.O. until July ‘44. Harold R. Loughran, a lead crew pilot from the 717th became the 719th C.O. in July ‘44 and remained through September ’44. In September ‘44, William Allen became the C.O. and remained so until May ‘45.

Maw Stricknine

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An original cadre ship acquired 1 November ’43, and assigned to Powers’ crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. Crash landed at Manduria 5/24/1944 with Beale crew aboard.  Salvaged 8/16/45.

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