McKinley Crew

Top Row (L to R): Raymond McKinley (P): Robert Teachnor (CP); Robert Janosky (B); George Huestis (N). Bottom Row (L to R): Fred Movey (LWG); Merlin Webster (BG); Marshall Weaver (R/Op); Allan Young (NG); Edwin Musey (TG); Holden Newell (R/Eng)

  • MCKINLEY, Raymond E, Pilot
  • TEACHNOR, Robert, Co-Pilot
  • VERDI, Angelo P, Co-Pilot (became first pilot)
  • HUESTIS, George F, Navigator
  • JANOSKY, Robert A, Bombardier
  • NEWELL, JR, Holden A., Flight/Eng.
  • WEAVER, Marshall L, Radio/Op.
  • MOVEY, Frederick T., Lt. Waist Gunner
  • MUSY, Edwin R, Tail Gunner
  • WEBSTER, Merlin L, Ball Gunner
  • YOUNG, Allan B, Nose 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.

Frederick T. Movey

My husband, son and I loved reading about my father-in-law’s bomb group! He served in the 716th Squadron. Once in a while he will tell us about some of his experiences in Grottaglie. It is always nice to read about his service history and about those he served with! Nice website!

Susan Movey
San Jacinto, CA U.S.

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