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Jack C. Timken, Pilot
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B-17F #41-24562 Sky Wolf (358BS) VK-A
(crew assigned 358BS: 22 Mar 1943 - photo: 20 July 1943)

(Back L-R) 1Lt William V. Chamberlain (N),
1Lt Jack C. Timken (P)(1), 1Lt Robert K. Solverson (B)(3),
Capt George E. Wright (CP)(2),

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Criscienzo N. Giassullo (TG),
Sgt George R. Redhead (LWG), T/Sgt Jack Baxter (R),
S/Sgt James E. Toy (BT), ? Brooks (RWG),
S/Sgt Leland N. Knuth (E)

All crewmen except Solverson (N) completed their 25 mission combat tours

  1. Timken (P) - Flew his last six mission as a Lead Crew Pilot. Completed his 25 mission tour on 17 August 1943
  2. Wright (CP) - Flew his combat tour as CoPilot on Timken crew through mission #53 on 25 July 1943. Then flew as CoPilot with other pilots (2 missions) and Lead Crew Tail Gunner/Observer on 6 missions. Completed combat tour on 31 December 1943. Became 358th BS Squadron Gunnery Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. Was promoted to Captain on 15 June 1944 and departed 358th BS on 6 September 1944.
  3. Solverson (B) - Killed in action on 19 August 1943 mission #61 to Gilze Rijen, Netherlands, 1Lt J.S. Nix Pilot [See 358th BS Shebeck Crew photo and 359th BS Nix Crew photo for mission details]
[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives - identification by George R. Redhead]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]