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Gordon L. Wirth, Pilot
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(crew assigned 360BS: 04 Apr 1945 - photo: 21 Apr 1945)

Original Lt Wirth Crew: 2Lt Gordon L. Wirth (P), 2Lt Stanley F. Frook (CP),
2Lt Robert P. Winfield, Jr. (N), 1Lt Ralph Vinovich (B)

Sgt Cyros C. Beck (E), Sgt Marvin W. Kalina (R)(front left),
Sgt Norman Nassau (BTG), Cpl Armand S. Pons (WG), Sgt Harvey G. Cuckler (TG)

(crewmen are not in photo order)

Five missions flown by the Wirth Crew:
359 (14 April 1945), 360, 361, 363 & 364 (25 April 1945)

Crew Notes:

  • 2Lt Gordon L. Wirth (P) - Flew two missions (359 & 360) with crew orientation Pilots. Other missions as crew Pilot
  • 2Lt Stanley F. Frook (CP) - Did not fly on two missions with Lt Wirth Crew (359, 360). Other missions as crew CoPilot
  • Sgt Marvin W. Kalina (R) - Did not fly on one mission (364) - Substitute crewmen, S/Sgt John A. Sole (R) utilized.
  • Sgt Harvey G. Cuckler (TG) - Did not fly on two missions (363 & 364) - Substitute Tail Gunners used: T/Sgt James P. Roberts (363); S/Sgt William M. Kaufmann (364)
  • Crew flew without Waist Gunners on all of their missions.

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]