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(crew assigned 360BS: 15 Mar 1944)

(Back L-R) Robert Heussler (CP),
Donald M. Johnston (P), Milo Schultz (N)

(Front L-R) Paul Pesetsky (BT), Herbert Smith (LWG),
Charles E. Treece (R), Frank Nestok (TG),
Abraham Bornum (E), Kenzie Turner (RWG)

The crew flew 35 missions from March 26, 1944 to June 20, 1944. Our B-17 Iza Vailable Too (#42-97254) was destroyed May 7, 1944, when the #3 engine caught fire on our final approach, following a Berlin raid. It burned up on the grass off the runway.

Not in the photo is Ralph Sudderth, Jr. (B). He flew for several missions then was assigned to the Lead Bombardier Group. The Crew Chief of Iza Vailable Too was Bob Heiliger.

Memoirs of Milo R. Schultz WWII Years

[photo and comments courtesy of Donald Johnston]