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Crew PILOT: Rollie C.  KING

 Lt Rollie C. King Crew
Back Row L to R: Robert G Mitchell, Francis Gordon, James Baker, Meyer Gitlin, & Archie Mathosian.
Front Row L to R: John Spencer, Rollie King, Jack Williams & Ray Wilding.

MACR: 13143 CR: 13143

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Rollie C. KING P POW
2 F/O Jack S. WILLIAMS CP POW
3 LT John W. SPENCER NAV POW
4 S/SGT Francis S. GORDON BOM POW
5 T/SGT Ray E. WILDING TTE POW
6 S/SGT Archie MATHOSIAN ROG POW
7 SGT Robert G. MITCHELL BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Meyer GITLIN WG KIA
9 S/SGT James M. BAKER TG KIA

PHOTOS:

 On the left is Meyer Gitlin, Waist Gunner (KIA 18 MAR 45), and on the right is Archie Mathosian (POW) of the Rollie King crew. King crew information. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 Meyer Gitlin (on left) with unknown crew member of the Rollie King crew. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 Non-commissioned officers of the Rollie King crew. Archie Mathosian is in the front. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 Crew members from Rollie King crew. Archie Mathosian, on left, is only one identified. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) Additional photos on page 33 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page one. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page two. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page three. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page four. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page five. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page six. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page seven. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 1991 letter from Archie Mathosian of the Rollie King crew to Jim Brown, then historian of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation. Page eight. Rollie King crew. Jim Brown info. (Photo courtesy of Haig Mathosian.) 

 Purple Heart awarded to Francis S. Gordon, Togglier on the Rollie King crew shot down on the 18 Mar 45 mission to Berlin. Francis became a POW. King crew information 

 Back detail of Purple Heart awarded to Francis S. Gordon, Togglier on the Rollie King crew shot down on the 18 Mar 45 mission to Berlin. Francis became a POW. King crew information