Hoffman Crew

Standing (L to R): Verne Isenhower (F/E), Edwin Wasilewski (T/G), Harvey Nathason (R/O), Ted Beale (N/G), James Hopkins (B) Lower Row (L to R): Robert Hoffman (P), Scott Guckes (N), Michael O’Keefe (WG), John Ducic (BG)

Hoffman Crew

Top Row (L to R): Carleton L. Gilbert (NG); Stanley C. Firth (FE); Donald E. May (WG); Arthur J. Woringen (RO); Ernest W. LeClair (BG). Bottom Row (L to R): Floyd Bremerman, Jr. (B); Paul F. Hoffman, Jr. (P); Richard S. Hammer (CP); Jack N. Roper (N)

  • HOFFMAN, Jr., Paul F., Pilot
  • HAMMER, Arno, , Co-Pilot
  • ROPER, Jack N., Navigator (became lead navigator and flew with Lloyd Bentsen)
  • BREMERMANN, Jr, Floyd B., Bombardier – POW 1 MAR 45 – Farrington
  • FIRTH, Stanley C., Flight/Eng., Top Turret
  • WORINGEN, Arthur J, Radio/OP
  • GILBERT, Carleton L., Nose Gunner
  • HEISKEL (Heiskell), Roger L, Tail gunner – KIA 17 Sept 44 – Hoffman ( oxygen line severed)
  • LeCLAIR, Ernest W., Ball Gunner
  • MAY, Donald E., Waist Gunner
  • HOPKINS, James H, Bombardier – POW 28 Dec 44 Willding
  • ISENHOWER, Verne L, Ft/Eng
  • NATHANSON, Harve L, R/OP
  • BEALE, Ted, Nose Gunner
  • DUCIC, John J, Ball Gunner
  • O’KEEFE, Michael, Waist Gunner
  • WAILEWSKI, Edwin, Tail Gunner

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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