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, ...

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. April 22, 1944.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by The History Center to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 211 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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.

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

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Texas History Collection

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  • April 22, 1944

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  • June 8, 2011, 5:05 p.m.

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Gayle Cruthirds Bombing Group Photograph, photograph, April 22, 1944; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160197/: accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The History Center.