• GRAY, JR, Bryce, Pilot
  • WILES, Carl W., Co-Pilot
  • REZNICK, Joseph I., Navigator
  • NELSON, Paul J, Bombardier
  • MILLER, William B., F/e
  • ROSEN, Richard D., Nose Gunner
  • RICHARDSON, Lummy W., Lt Waist
  • CURR, John, Rt Waist
  • LITVINOFF, Michael, Ball Gunner
  • GORKA, Anthony, Tall Gunner

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.

Miasis Dragon

Miassis Dragon

Miassis Dragon

An original cadre ship acquired 9 November ’43, named and flown overseas by Bryce Gray crew in December ’43. This ship completed at least twenty-three missions before being downed with Tyler’s crew aboard on the 4-4-44 Bucharest Presidential Unit Citation mission against the Bucharest marshalling yard. 10 KIA. MACR 3699.

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