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Crew PILOT: Henry F.  SMITH

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Henry F. SMITH P CPT
2 LT Wesley R. CARLTON CP/P KIA
3 LT Marcus M. HERTZ BOM POW
4 T/SGT Hike B. BAGDASIAN TTE KIA
5 T/SGT Milton S. EDELSTEIN ROG KIA
6 SGT Garnet E. SYMINGTON BTG CPT
7 SGT Paul J. HAHN WG NOC
8 SGT William U. SCHAEFER WG KIA
9 S/SGT George E. WATROUS TG KIA

PHOTOS:

 Part of the Henry F. Smith crew: Paul "Pete" Hahn WG (taken off the crew after the 25 Feb 44 mission to St. Lo when crew was reduced to 9 men), Milton S. Edelstein ROG, Hike H. Bagdasian TTG, George E. Watrous TG and William U. Shaffer WG. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Harry Bagdasian