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Lead Crew - Mission #350
03 Apr 1945
Kiel, Germany
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(no name) #44-8038 (427BS) PFF GN-Z
41st CBW-C Lead (359BS) - Pilot Maj Charles E. Kerwin / CoPilot 1Lt Eugene Haynes

(Back L-R) S/Sgt Roger K. Bates (WG), 1Lt Louis T. Gennaro (N),
1Lt Lawrence A. Christensen (TG-O), 1Lt Eugene Haynes (CP), 1Lt David E. Johnson (B)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Christopher A. Candito (E), 1Lt Glen R. Swenson (N),
T/Sgt Joseph Vieira (R), Maj Charles E. Kerwin (P), 2Lt LeRoy P. Christenson (N)


In the photo above, Major Charles E. Kerwin (P) is holding a pair of white, leather baby shoes. They belonged to his 17 month old son John, and were carried on most of his 19 combat missions. The dates of the missions were written on the shoes. In the photo below, you can clearly see April 3, 1945, this mission, written on the shoe.


Memorabilia of Major Charles E. Kerwin

[crew photo courtesy of Glen Swenson - identification by Mark Forlow]
[baby shoes photo courtesy of John Kerwin]