Gayle Cruthirds Bombing Group Photograph

Description:

Photograph of the United States Air Force, 15th Air Force, 376th Bombing Group, including Gayle Cruthirds of Diboll, Texas. All of the men are wearing Air Force uniforms and leather flight jackets, posing in front of a bomber. The plane has a face and the name "Betsy" painted on it. Handwritten information on the back of the photograph says, "April 22, 1944, Topeka, Kans. 15th Air Force (Italy) 376 Bomb Gp." and also lists those pictured, in order.

Bottom row left-to-right:
Lt. Jim Carrender, navigator, Kansas City;
Lt. John Griffin, pilot, Rochester, New York;
Lt. Peter Arth, co-pilot, Los Angeles, California;
Lt. Hubert Schlatter, bombardier, Jennings Lodge, Oregon.

Top row left-to-right:
S/Sgt. Slim Limbocker, waistgun, Ranger, Texas;
S/Sgt. Jo Janosko, engineer, Auburn, New York;
S/Sgt. Gayle Cruthirds, nose gun, Diboll, Texas;
S/Sgt. Edward Blunt, ball gun, Fresno, California;
S/Sgt. Russel Martin, radio, top gun, Mounds, Illinois;
S/Sgt. Ray (Mundo) Lane, tail gun, St. Louis, Missouri.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Kansas - Shawnee County - Topeka
Creation Date: April 22, 1944
Partner(s):
The History Center
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 173
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 22, 1944
Coverage:
Place
United States - Kansas - Shawnee County - Topeka
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 22, 1944
Description:

Photograph of the United States Air Force, 15th Air Force, 376th Bombing Group, including Gayle Cruthirds of Diboll, Texas. All of the men are wearing Air Force uniforms and leather flight jackets, posing in front of a bomber. The plane has a face and the name "Betsy" painted on it. Handwritten information on the back of the photograph says, "April 22, 1944, Topeka, Kans. 15th Air Force (Italy) 376 Bomb Gp." and also lists those pictured, in order.

Bottom row left-to-right:
Lt. Jim Carrender, navigator, Kansas City;
Lt. John Griffin, pilot, Rochester, New York;
Lt. Peter Arth, co-pilot, Los Angeles, California;
Lt. Hubert Schlatter, bombardier, Jennings Lodge, Oregon.

Top row left-to-right:
S/Sgt. Slim Limbocker, waistgun, Ranger, Texas;
S/Sgt. Jo Janosko, engineer, Auburn, New York;
S/Sgt. Gayle Cruthirds, nose gun, Diboll, Texas;
S/Sgt. Edward Blunt, ball gun, Fresno, California;
S/Sgt. Russel Martin, radio, top gun, Mounds, Illinois;
S/Sgt. Ray (Mundo) Lane, tail gun, St. Louis, Missouri.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

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Keyword(s): 376th bombing group | WWII | World War Two | World War II pilots | bombers
Partner:
The History Center
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth160197
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image