Foote Crew

Crew included: George W Foote (P); Quentin P Madigan (CP); Alexander R Nelson (N); John J Murphy (B); James W Gorrell (FE); Albert J Yano (R/O); Harry E Lain (BG); Harold M Skidmore (NG); Ellwood Farmer (TG).

  • FOOTE, George W., Pilot – KIA 24 May 44 Foote
  • MADIGAN, Quentin P., Co-Pilot – KIA 24 May 44 Foote
  • NELSON, Alexander R., Navigator – POW 24 May 44 Foote
  • MURPHY, John J., Bombardier – POW 24 May 44 Foote
  • GORRELL, James W., Flight/Eng. – KIA 24 May 44 Foote
  • YANO, Albert J., LW Radio/Op – POW 24 May 44 Foote
  • GATES, Walter G., Rt Waist Gunner – POW 24 May 44 Foote
  • LAIN, Harry E, Ball Gunner – KIA 24 May 44 Foote
  • SKIDMORE, Harold M.
  • STOKES, Harold, Tail Gunner (don’t think he flew a mission) orig crew
  • FARMER, Ellwood, Tail Gunner – POW 24 May 44 Foote

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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