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Halcott B. Thomas Crew
95th BG - 335th BS

Standing Left to Right: Gene C. Grime (R/O), Billy C. Ferguson (FE), Millard E. McGowan, Jr. (TG), Fred W. Miller (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Halcott B. Thomas (P), Benjamin F. Hathaway (B), Bily P. Decherniss (BTG), Donald B. Flygstad (N), Max Bunin (CP)

This was largely the crew that Halcott Thomas finished his tour with, though his original crew had a sunstantially different composition. The crew in the photo had been the Jammie Philpott crew



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron


  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot

  • Billy Decherniss

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Radar Navigator
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Billy Ferguson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Donald Flygstad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Gene Grime

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Benjamin Hathaway

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Millard McGowan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner

  • Fred Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Halcott Thomas

    Military | Captain | Pilot


  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 02:07:24 466thHistorian Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 00:56:35 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations