Last modified on July 30, 1997
Lt. Hector F. Vitale's Crew, September, 1944. Standing, left to right: Charles F. Rice, toggler; Hector Vitale, pilot; Jack Hardwick, navigator; Leo J. Boyle, co-pilot. In front, left to right: Andrew Younger, waist gun; Joseph Reale, tail gun; Francis Nordberg, engineer; Hilary C. Miller, radio operator; Hal B. Thomas, ball turret gun. B-17G, Minnie The Moocher, background.
Ray Tonelli, waist gun, had been transferred when the crews were cut from ten men to nine.
Charles Cassidy, bombardier, missing in action since Munich mission, July 13, 1944, was interned in Switzerland.
This crew, ten men with the exception of Rice, had been together since combat replacement training in Dalhart, Texas.