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Crew PILOT: Charles B.  BLANDING

The Charles B. Blanding Crew
The Blanding flight crew at Dyersburg, Tennessee, as it completed  Combat Crew Operational Flight Training, August 1944. (L to R)
Back Row: Jim Delaney, Wade Doares, Peter Glanz, Robin Whybrow, Rex Thomas, and Bill Cox.  
Front Row: Alvin H. Belimow,  David L. Bittman, John A. Clark, and Charles B. Blanding

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Charles B. BLANDING P CPT
2 LT John Alden CLARK CP CPT
3 LT David L. BITTMAN NAV FEH
4 LT John R. JENISTA NAV FEH
5 LT Alvin H. BELIMOW BOM CPT
6 T/SGT Robin J. WHYBROW TTE CPT
7 T/SGT Peter GLANZ ROG CPT
8 S/SGT Wade A. DOARES BTG CPT
9 S/SGT Irvin J. DELANEY WG FEH
10 S/SGT Rex D. THOMAS WG NOC
11 SGT William E. COX TG NOC

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