Bolt Crew

Standing (L to R): S/Sgt Angelo Galletta, Lt. Freidberg, S/Sgt John Conwell, T/Sgt. Ray Guinn, S/Sgt. Lewis Newland, Capt. George Howard, and Capt. Bill Bolt. Kneeling (L to R); Lt. Lester Blackwell, T/Sgt. Marvin Hunt, Lt. Levy, B/Gen. Rush (C. O. 47th Wing), and Col. Jack Randolph.

  • BOLT, William T., Pilot – POW 29 Aug 44 Bryan
  • McCOOL, Lawrence R, Co-Pilot – DED 17 July 44 Bolt
  • HARTMAN, Robert C., Navigator
  • BLACKWELL, Lester H., Bombardier
  • HUNT, Marvin C., Flight/Eng
  • GUINN, Raymond W., RWG, Radio/Op
  • CONWELL, John T., Tail Gunner (AR)
  • EPREMIAN, George, Ball Turret
  • GALLETTA, Angelo, LWG
  • NEWLAND, Lewis M, Nose Turret

716th Squadron

716logoJohn A. Silverstein (changed his name after the war to John (Jack) Steele) was C.O. from June ‘43 to July ’44. He was followed by Charles E. Harton from July ‘44 to November ’44. Harton had served as the acting C.O. for the 719th squadron while Swan was in the hospital recovering from wounds during May ‘44 to July ‘44. Lloyd M. Bentsen (who became a U.S. Senator from Texas, U. S. Treasurer after the war, and U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate) was the C.O. from November ‘44 until February ’45. Robert Johnson took over from mid-‘45 to V.E. Day in May ’45.

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