Johnson, Robert Crew

Top Row (L to R): Jack Giancaspro (TG); William Martin (NG); Arthur Shultz (TTG); Joe Worshell (CP). Front Row (L to R): Mike Pouchak (FE); Lt. Kelly (N); Bob McGuire (BG). (Not in picture is the pilot Johnson.)

  • JOHNSON, Robert D, Pilot
  • HOFFMAN, Robert H., Co-Pilot
  • BOOSEMBARK, Franklin K., Navigator
  • GUCKES, Phillip S Scott, Navigator – POW 28 Dec 44 Willding
  • OMEIS, William, Navigator
  • McGOWAN, Eugene L., Flight/Eng
  • ISENHOWER, Vernon, Flight/Eng-R
  • BEALE, C. Ted, Nose Gunner
  • CHAMBERS, Jack L., Radio/op
  • MILLER, Charles, Waist Gunner
  • RAY SR., Chester L. (Chet), 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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