The backside (photo included in this collection) names all of the members in his squad: William H. Marra (himself, pictured front row L to R), Mike Wojicicki, James B. Echman, Bob Mines, Bob Kincade, Ernest Fiebusch, Tom Gallagher (Pilot), James Atkinson (Bombadier), Daniel Holey Wariguton. I hope I spelled all of these names correctly.
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Notes from Ed Reniere 21 November 2020 : Corrected some names : It's Robert Miner (not Mines); Robert Kincaid (not Kincade); Ernst Feibusch (not Fiebusch) and Daniel Foley (not Holey).
See UPL 16280 for reverse: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/16280
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Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
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Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
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Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866.
'I was one of those [who flew out of Britain] (390th BG) we were shot down over Stuttgart (25th mission).'
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
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Military | Major | Pilot
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Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner
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Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier
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Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
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