Hight Crew, 710, B&W; James Hight crew & mascot posed in front of right wing & nose of a B-17G. Standing (l-r):
LeRoy Seeds (Mickey operator), Edward Seal (co-pilot), James ("Jim") Hight (pilot), William Cunningham (navigator), Joseph V.
Cotrone (bombardier). Kneeling (l-r): Art Richards (radio operator), Art Kirch (waist gunner), James Antipas (waist gunner
[ex ball turret gunner]), Al Norton (tail gunner), Norman Frohrib (engineer), dog, Rex, mascot. All are dressed in Class A uniform.
Believed to be the Hight Crew NCO's Art Richards, Art Kirch, James Antipas, Al Norton, Norman Fohrib
24 missions, 12 as lead crew, one of which was to Berlin. Shot down on 2 November. Crash landed in Belgium, got back to base one week later. Suffered frost bite on both feet.
Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon/ Good Conduct Medal
Units served with
The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...
||New York City, New York
||10 October 1925