Powers Crew

Standing (L to R): Bill Buford (B); Lt. Stanton, (N) Gordon Powers (P); William Nold (CP). Front Row (L to R) Reisinger (BG); Bill Mumper (TG); Gerald Burgess (WG); Harold Young (FE); Wilburn Moon (WG).

Powers Crew

Standing (L to R): Bill Buford (B); A. J. Rose (N); Wm. Nold (CP); Gordon Powers (P). Front Row (L to R): Litzinger (BG); Mumper (TG); Charley Horne (WG); Carl Horne (FE); Shelton (RO); Young (WG)

  • POWERS, Gordon E., Pilot
  • NOLD, William H, Co-Pilot
  • ROSE, Anthony J., Navigator
  • BUFORD, William M, Bombardier
  • HORNE, Charles W., F/E- KIA 12 April 44 Beam
  • SHELDON, William W., Nose Turret
  • LITSINGER, William E, Ball Gunner
  • MUMPER, William R., Tail Gunner
  • BURGESS, Gerald S., Waist Gunner
  • HORNE, Carl E., Gunner – POW 12 April 44 Beam
  • YOUNG, Harold F., Flight/Eng.
  • MOON, Wilburn C, Waist Gunner
  • REISINGER, ??, Ball Turret
  • STANTON, ??, Navigator

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.

Maw Stricknine

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An original cadre ship acquired 1 November ’43, and assigned to Powers’ crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. Crash landed at Manduria 5/24/1944 with Beale crew aboard.  Salvaged 8/16/45.

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