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Crew PILOT: Sam L.  BARR

Sammy Barr Crew: From left standing; Howard Bassett, Joe Armanini and Sam L. Barr. Kneeling from left: J. "Doc" Dougherty, Max Russ, Bill Ohl, James Hiten, Hobart Spires and Bob Cliff.(100th Photo Archives)

Capt Sam L. Barr Crew 
L-R , Hobart Spires-WG, Joseph (James) S. Dougherty-ROG, Big Joe Armanini-BOM, Capt. Sammy Barr-P, Robert E. Cliff-TTE, William Ohl-WG, James T. Hiten-TG, Max Russ-BTG, Howard Bassett-NAV
Kneeling: Dan Barna-CP

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT COL Sam L. BARR P CPT
2 F/O Daniel BARNA CP POW
3 CAPT James R. BROWN NAV SWA
4 CAPT Howard J. KELLY BOM CPT
5 T/SGT Robert E. CLIFF TTE CPT
6 T/SGT Michael J. TANOWIGCH ROG KIA
7 S/SGT MAX RUSS BTG CPT
8 S/SGT William OHL WG CPT
9 S/SGT Hobart H. SPIRES WG KIA
10 S/SGT James T. HITEN TG CPT

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT COL Sam L. BARR P CPT
2 CAPT Howard D. BASSETT NAV CPT
3 MAJ Joseph P. ARMANINI BOM CPT
4 T/SGT James S. DOUGHERTY ROG CPT

PHOTOS:

"TORCHY 2" and part of the Sammy Barr Crew in North Africa after Regensburg Shuttle Mission. From left: Howard D. Bassett, William Ohl, James R. Brown, Max Russ, Joseph P. Armanini, William Veal (Commanding Officer of the 349th), Sammy L. Barr and James T. Hiten.    Detailed Information    (100th Photo Archives)

Legendary Sammy L. Barr leaving the 100th. Sammy was the last Original 100th airman to fly a combat mission. He flew a total of fifty - second only to Rosie Rosenthal's fifty-two.       (100th Photo Archives)

Sam L. Barr Crew: Standing from left: James T. Hiten, William Ohl, Bennett (Air Exec), James S. Doughterty, Max Russ, and Robert E. Cliff 
Kneeling from left: Howard D. Bassett, Joseph P. Armanini, and Sam L. Barr    Detailed Information    (100th Photo Archives)

Torchy A-2 worn by S/Sgt William Ohl, Waist Gunner on the Sam L. Barr crew.

Cooper A2 of Max Russ, 349th BTG on the Sammy Barr crew. Max wore this jacket to at least one 100th BG Reunion. Photo courtesy of Max Russ family. 

Back view detail of the A2 of Max Russ, 349th BTG on the Sammy Barr crew. Max wore this jacket to at least one 100th BG Reunion. Photo courtesy of Max Russ family.

Close detail of 100th BG and 349th Patches.  Photo courtesy of Max Russ family.

 Sam L. Barr crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Max Russ, BTG on the Sam L. Barr crew. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Richard A. Tangradi 

 Double exposed photo of the Capt. Sam Barr crew after landing in North Africa on 17 Aug 43. (Photo courtesy of Big Joe Armanini) Barr crew information | Regensburg mission information