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Lead Crew - Mission #152
12 May 1944
Merseburg, Germany
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Princess Pat #42-102453 (358BS) VK-J
303rd BG Lead - Pilot 1Lt J.W. Watson / CoPilot Capt P.L.M. Packard

(Back L-R) 1Lt J.W. Watson (P), 1Lt C.C. Armstrong (B),
Capt P.L.M. Packard (CP), 2Lt L.F. Mikulich (N), 1Lt L.C. Merthan (N)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt H.E. Daniel (WG), T/Sgt R.W. Hoffman (E),
S/Sgt C. Balzano (R), S/Sgt T.R. Czeczotka (BT),
S/Sgt R.W. McArthur (WG), T/Sgt F.H. Stender (TG)

S/Sgt Herbert A. Daniel's lucky stuffed Panda is named "Jerome."

[photo courtesy of Willard H. Bergeron - identification by Mark Forlow]