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Ben L. Connelly, Pilot
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BEN L. CONNELLY CREW - 360th BS
B-17G Miss Umbriago #42-97187 360BS (PU-I)
(crew assigned 360BS: 15 July 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Ben L. Connelly (P), 2Lt Frederick L. House (CP)(1),
2Lt Albert Levin (N), 2Lt David R. Shelley (B)

(Front L-R) Sgt Leonard F. Maxey, Jr. (WG)(3), Sgt Ralph V. Evans (BT),
Sgt Robert D. Bur (TG), Sgt Carl L. Koppes (WG), S/Sgt John A. Coyne (E)(2)
not in photo: S/Sgt Dale E. Schneider (R)

  1. Frederick L. House (CP) - Flew as Tail Gunner Observer on mission #248, 28 Sept 1944 to Magdeburg, Germany with the 1Lt B.C. Fontana Lead Crew

  2. S/Sgt John A. Coyne (E) - Replaced as Engineer following mission #230 18 August 1944. New Engineer with mission #237, 8 September 1944, was T/Sgt Bethel A. Cole from the 1Lt Willard Hobbs Crew

  3. Sgt Leonard F. Maxey, Jr. (WG) - Deleted from crew before combat missions began when crews were reduced from ten to nine men

[photo courtesy of Bill Jones]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]