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Crew PILOT: Ernest A.  KIESSLING

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Ernest A. KIESSLING P RFS
2 LT John F. STEPHENS CP/P POW
3 LT David SOLOMON NAV POW
4 LT Stanley O. MORRISON BOM KIA
5 T/SGT John SHAY TTE POW
6 T/SGT Carl E. BATTIN ROG POW
7 S/SGT Frank S. MAZARKA ROG XFR
8 T/SGT Max U. DRUDGE BTG POW
9 S/SGT George F. KNOLLE WG POW
10 S/SGT Casimir A. RACZYNSKI WG POW
11 S/SGT William F. YOUNG TG POW

PHOTOS:

418th Squadron Patch that belonged to Lt. Ernest A. "Doc" Kiessling.

418th Squadron Patch that belonged to Lt. Ernest A. "Doc" Kiessling.

 Part of the Ernest A. Kiessling crew: Standing (Left to Right), William F. Young, Frank Mazarka and George F. Knolle. Kneeling, Max U. Drudge, John Shay and Casimir A. Raczynski. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Dan Shay 

 Casimir A. Raczynski and William F. Young with the Ernest A. Kiessling crew and the John F. Stephens crew. Kiessling crew - Detailed Information Stephens crew - Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Dan Shay 

 Casimir Raczynski (L) and Frank Mazarka. This photo was taken Dec 1942 at Wendover Field in Utah. My father has Casimir lasted as "Whitey", which I know was a nickname, and as a tail gunner. Mazarka was listed as assistant radio operator. Kiessling crew information Stephens crew information (Photo courtesy of Dan Shay) 

 Casimir Raczynski (L) and John Shay of kiessling Crew. They are listed as Whitey and Johnny on back of photo. Photo taken Dec 1942 at Wendover Field in Utah. Kiessling crew information Stephens crew information (Photo courtesy of Dan Shay) 

 John Shay (L) and Frank Mazarka. December 42, Wendover Field, Utah. Kiessling crew information Stephens crew information (Photo courtesy of Dan Shay)