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Crew PILOT: Robert J.  SHOENS

 "OUR GAL SAL" and her flight and ground crews. Second from right kneeling is Robert J. Shoens her pilot. A/C 42-31767 Picture of air and ground crew (left to right) Standing: Nels Davidson (gnd), Arnold Schluter (gnd), Ed Silverstone, Virgil Warders, William Wright,Don Hammond, Charles Killebrew (gnd), Frank Stevens (painted OUR GAL SAL and mission bombs),
Dewey Nelson (gnd), Harold Wildrick (crew chief)
Front: Don Blair, Glenn Hudson, Duncan Shand, Bob Shoens, Bill Eresman) 

Capt Robert Shoens Crew (100th BG Photo Archives)

"OUR GAL SAL" and her flight and ground crews. Second from right kneeling is Robert J. Shoens her pilot. A/C 42-31767 Picture of air and ground crew (left to right) Standing: Nels Davidson (gnd), Arnold Schluter (gnd), Ed Silverstone, Virgil Warders, William Wright,Don Hammond, Charles Killebrew (gnd), Frank Stevens (painted OUR GAL SAL and mission bombs),
Dewey Nelson (gnd), Harold Wildrick (crew chief)
Front: Don Blair, Glenn Hudson, Duncan Shand, Bob Shoens, Bill Eresman) 

Colorized by Bryan Gandall

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Robert J. SHOENS P CPT
2 LT Duncan R. SHAND CP CPT
3 LT Raymond E. HANSON NAV RFS
4 LT Glenn HUDSON BOM CPT
5 SGT William ERESMAN TTE CPT
6 T/SGT Donald B. HAMMOND ROG CPT
7 S/SGT Angelo J. GENEVESE BTG RFS
8 S/SGT Edward R. SILVERSTONE BTG CPT
9 S/SGT Virgil H. WARDERS WG CPT
10 SGT William W. WRIGHT WG CPT
11 S/SGT Don L. BLAIR TG CPT

PHOTOS:

 Sgt. Donald B. Hammond, Radio Operator Gunner on OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Sgt. Edward R. Silverstone, Ball Turret Gunner on OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Sgt. Don L. Blair, Tail Gunner on OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Sgt. William W. Wright, Waist Gunner on OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Sgt. William Eresman, Top Turret Engineer on OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Nels Davidson, Ground Crew for OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Harold "Dick" Wildrick, Ground Crew Chief, OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Nels Davidson, Dick Wildrick, and Arnold Schluter, Ground Crew for OUR GAL SAL. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

 Frank Stevens, who painted OUR GAL SAL and mission bombs. Link to Shoens' Crew Page. Photo courtesy of Don Hammond and daughter, Donna. 

Left to Right is the Our Gal Sal Crew Pic 
William Eresman (top turret gunner) 
Ed Silverstone (ball turret gunner) 
Don Blair  (tail gunner) 
William Wright (waist gunner) 
Virgil Warders (waist gunne) 
Don Hammond (radio man)