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Widstrom crew, 708th
Rattlesden, undated
Original crew, Nov. 1943
Front Row – Left to right:
Radio Operator, Rudolph Palumbo
Bombadier, Al Halpern;
Pilot, Roy “Whitey” Widstrom
Back Row – Left to right:
Tail Gunner, William “Mac” McQuoid;
Engineer, Roy “Willie” Williams;
Ball Gunner, Bob “Junior” Johnston (Prisoner of War)
Right Waist Gunner, Clarence “P.P.” McDonald
Co-Pilot, Joe “Murph” Woolsey

Photo also in "Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H)" https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/41056;

Connections

People

  • Clarence Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107020. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Albert Halpern

    Military | First Lieutenant

  • Robert Johnston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Bernard McDonald

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107020. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William McQuoid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020, Killed in Action (KIA). PH ...

  • Rudolph Palumbo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107020. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Roy Widstrom

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Flew 35 missions

  • Roy Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Woolsey

    Military | First Lieutenant

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2020 21:21:42 timothymotz Changes to caption
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 21:46:00 ElaineBalsley Created entry with collection, caption and person associations
Sources

This is a photo of the original Widstrom Crew that my mother, Elizabeth McQuoid Brethauer gave me. (SSgt McQuoid's sister). She wrote all the crew members & their nicknames on the back of the photo.

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