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358th Klimback Crew
Kenneth K. Klimback, Pilot
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(crew assigned 358BS: 17 April 1945 - photo: 27 March 1945)

(Back) 2Lt Kenneth K. Klimback (P), F/O Billy E. George (CP),
F/O Earle W. Kronau (B), F/O James E. Crossett (N)

(Front) Cpl Robert E. Malik (E), S/Sgt Albert Brown (R),
Cpl James S. Findlay (G), Cpl Harold E. Ray (G),
S/Sgt Ralph J. Griffith (G - far right)

(crewmen are not in order)

Crew Note:
The Klimback 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:

[photo courtesy of Jeff Griffith]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]