Personnel of the 389th Bomb Group stand atop the engine of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-40787) nicknamed "Vagabond King". Sitting (left to right): Staff Sergeant David C Shattles, Staff Sergeant Louis H Raines, Corporal Alfred P Rossi. Standing (left to right)Second Lieutenant Masco, First Lieutenant Marvin Mendlesohn, First Lieutenant George A Brinton, Captain John B. McCormick, Staff Sergeant William J Budai, Staff Sergeant Richard W Weaver
'They have bombed ten different countries. Associated Press photo shows: The crew of the Flying Fortress, "Vagabond King", which has flown over 250,000 miles in combat missions and bombed targets in ten different countries, including the airfields at Ploesti. They are (left to right, sitting): S/Sgt. David C. Shattles, of Atlanta, GA., Gunner; S/Sgt. Louis H. Raines, of Chesson, ALA, Gunner; Cpl. Alfred P. Rossi, of Philadelphia, PA., Gunner; (standing): 2nd Lt. Masco, of Chicago, ILL; Bombardier; 1st Lt. Lt. Marvin Mendlesohn, of Rockaway, N.Y., Navigator; 1st Lt. George A. Brinton, of Salt Lake City, Utah, co-Pilot; Capt. John B. McCormick, of Syracuse, M.Y. Pilot; S/Sgt. William J Budai, of Toledo, Ohio; and S/Sgt. Richard W. Weaver, of Scottdale, PENN.'