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Crew PILOT: Joe C.  MARTIN

Crew of E-Z Goin' after 7 Apr 45 mission to Buchen (left to right)
Standing: Ralph E. Spada, Matthew Schipper, Alfred Collins, Paul Gerling
Joe Carl Martin - Pilot, Antonio Picone, Henry Cervantes
Kneeling:  William E. Dudecz, Norman Larson 

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Joe C. MARTIN P FEH
2 LT Henry CERVANTES CP FEH
3 LT Antonio PICONE NAV FEH
4 S/SGT Ralph E. SPADA TOG/NG CPT
5 T/SGT William E. DUDECZ TTE FEH
6 T/SGT Norman E. LARSEN ROG FEH
7 S/SGT Celeste ROSSI BTG FEH
8 S/SGT Matthew SCHIPPER WG FEH
9 S/SGT Paul R. GERLING TG FEH

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Joe C. MARTIN P FEH
2 CPL Alfed S. COLLINS BTG FEH

PHOTOS:

 The Joe Carl Martin Crew of "E-Z Goin' " after 7 Apr 45 mission to Buchen: From left; Ralph E. Spada, Matthew Schipper, Alfred E. "Mouse" Collins, Paul Gerling, Joe Carl Martin - Pilot, Antonio Picone, Henry Cervantes; Kneeling from left; William E. Dudecz, Norman Larson Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 From left: Fran Larson, Henry Cervantes, Norman Larson, Rose Picone, Tony Picone, Evelynn Martin, Joe C. Martin at the 100th's Long Beach reunion in 1987. (100th Photo Archives) 

 E-Z Goin" after returning to Thorpe Abbotts on April 7, 1945 from a mission to Buchen. The plane was rammed by a German Me 109 fighter. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Bill Culley 

 E-Z Goin" after returning to Thorpe Abbotts on April 7, 1945 from a mission to Buchen. The plane was rammed by a German Me 109 fighter. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Bill Culley 

 "E-Z GOIN' " 7 Apr 45 after Buchen mission. Lt Joe Carl Martin Crew (100th Photo Archives) 

 Part of the Joe Carl Martin crew. Norman Larsen is 2nd from left in back. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Joe C. Martin crew: L-R standing:  Ralph Spada, Henry Cervantes, Joe Martin, Alfred Collins, Norman Larsen, Antonio Picone; Kneeling: Paul Gerling, William Dudecz, Matthew Schipper. Martin Crew Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Normal Larsen (ROG) and Matthew Schipper (WG) of the Joe C. Martin crew (100th Photo Archives) 

Collision Over Buchen April 7, 1945 Lt Joe Carl Martin Crew is Rammed by an Me 109