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Alexander J. Catich, Pilot
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ALEXANDER J. CATICH CREW - 427th BS
(Assigned 427BS: 17 April 1945)

2Lt Alexander J. Catich (P), F/O Kenneth R. Carlson (CP),
F/O Leon J. Capellaro (N), 2Lt Henry A. Wass (B)

Cpl Robert V. Luckey (E), Cpl Russell L. Chidley (R),
Cpl Richard C. Lantz (Togglier/Gunner), Cpl Albert R. Kemble (Gunner),
Cpl Clayton K. Erickson (Gunner)

Crew Note:
The Catich Crew was one of ten crews (91 men) to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) on 16 & 17 April 1945. These crews were the last to be assigned to the 303rd BG(H) at Molesworth. They arrived too late to fly any combat missions, but these last ten crews are all a very significant part of the 303rd BG(H) history and heritage. The ten no-mission crews were:

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]