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Wilford T. Means, Pilot
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WILFORD T. MEANS CREW - 427th BS
(crew assigned 427BS: 29 May 1944 - photo: 08 July 1944)

(Back L-R) (last mission date)
1Lt Wilford T. Means (P) 13 Aug 44 - 32 missions (*)
2Lt Joseph P. Luther (CP) 09 Sep 44 - 31 missions (*)
2Lt Thomas R. Keese (B) 16 Apr 45 - 42 missions (*)(1)
2Lt Simon Sumbar (N) 09 Sep 44 - 32 missions (*)

(Front L-R)
Sgt James W. Turner (TG) 13 Aug 44 -32 missions (*)
Sgt Perry H. Burr (LWG) 05 Aug 44 - 7 missions (2)
T/Sgt James H. May (R) 13 Aug 44 - 32 missions (*)
T/Sgt Joseph E. Payne (E) 18 Aug 44 - 32 missions (*)
Sgt Robert D. Miller (BTG) 24 Aug 44 -18 missions
Sgt Joseph J. Sileo (RWG) 13 Aug 44 -29 missions

(*) Completed 30 mission combat tour
(1) Became a Lead crew Bombardier and signed up for a second combat tour
(2) Removed from crew when crew size changed from 10 to 9 men

[photo courtesy of Jim May]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]