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Frederick Gano, Pilot
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(crew assigned 427BS: 21 Aug 1944 - photo: 14 Oct 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Wesley J. Flanders (CP), 2Lt Frederick Gano (P),
F/O John B. Maniscalco (N), 2Lt Gerald D. Blessing (B)

(Front L-R) Sgt Edward F. Nelson (TG),
Sgt George E. Anthony (E), Sgt Arthur J. Coyle (BT)

Original 21 August 1944 Crewmen not in photo are: S/Sgt Edward M. Meixner (R), Sgt Robert F. Burkermer (WG), Sgt Louis A. Svette (WG).

Meixner and Berkemer were seriously wounded on Mission #248, 28 Sep 1944 to Magdeburg, Germany. Coyle was also wounded Mission #248 with glass in his eye. Mason was not on the original crew. He was the replacement for Anthony. Svette was removed from the crew when crew size was reduced to nine men.

[photo courtesy of Frederick Gano]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]