Brzychcy Crew

Lower Row (L to R): Roy McAllister (N); John Brzychcy (P); Jack Rosenzweig (B); Alfred Berg (CP). Top Row (L to R): Andy Simko (RO); Harry Padgitt (TG); Louis Wagman (BG); George Golden (NG); William Land (WG); Eli Bird (FE)

  • BRZYCHCY, John J., Pilot
  • BERG, Alfred A, Co-Pilot
  • McALLISTER, Roy J., Navigator (Also listed SEE Scrogs)
  • ROSENZWEIG, Jack, Bombadier
  • BIRD, Eli G, Flt/Eng, Top Turret
  • SIMKO, Andrew P. Delos, Radio/OP, Right Waist – RTD 29 April 44 Scroggs
  • PADGITT, Harold D, Tail Gunner
  • WAGMAN, Louis G, Ball Gunner
  • GOLDEN, George N, Nose Gunner
  • LAND, William M., Waist Gunner – DOW 24 Jul 44 Fowler

Louis G Wagman

I am looking for any info on my father’s experiences during his time with the Brzychcy crew of the 449th 717th squadron.

Gary Wagman
Papillion, NE

717th Squadron

717logoEdward J. Sass, Jr. was the origi­nal C.O. from June ‘43 to December ’44. Shelby McArthur became C.O. in December ‘44 and remained so until February ‘45. From February ‘45 to May ’45, Wilbur Parker was the C.O.

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