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BERNARD C. FONTANA CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 27 June 1944 - photo: Flight training in USA)

(Back L-R) T/Sgt Robert N. Perry (E), Sgt Dwight A. Woodruff (WG)(4),
T/Sgt Raymond C. King (R), S/Sgt Kirkland T. Price (TG),
S/Sgt James R. Durfee (BT), T/Sgt Thomas L. Weems (WG)

(Front L-R) 2Lt Leon Nurock (N)(3), Capt Bernard C. Fontana (P)(1),
1Lt Richard H. Cambron (CP)(KIA)(2), 1Lt Constantine J. Duros (B)





BERNARD C. FONTANA CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 27 June 1944 - photo: 31 Aug 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Constantine J. Duros (B),
Capt Bernard C. Fontana (P)(1), 1Lt Richard H. Cambron (CP)(KIA)(2)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Robert N. Perry (E),
T/Sgt Thomas L. Weems (WG), S/Sgt James R. Durfee (BT),
T/Sgt Raymond C. King (R), S/Sgt Kirkland T. Price (TG)

Crewmen notes:
(*) Completion of 30 mission combat tours: Fontana, Perry & Weems 16 February 1945: Duros on 11 November 1944, Durfee on 1 January 1945; King on 11 March 1945; Price on 29 December 1944
  1. Capt Bernard C. Fontana (P) - Made a lead Crew Pilot after his 11th mission. Went on to complete 19 missions as a Lead Crew Pilot.
  2. 1Lt Richard H. Cambron (C) - Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 27 November. KIA 21 January 1945 flying as CoPilot with the R.B. Duffield Crew (9 KIA 1 POW) mission #305 to Aschaffenburg, Germany. Buried in Lorraine American Cemetery near Moselle, France.
  3. F/O Leon Nurock (N) - Refused to fly after his 12th mission (#214 29 July 1944) stating that he had had enough of combat.
  4. Cpl Dwight A. Woodruff (WG) - Removed from crew when crew size was changed from 10 to 9 men. Flew no combat missions with the 303rd BG(H).

[photos courtesy of Tyler L. Weems]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]