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Colorized photo of the Sam Peak crew. Photo taken spring 1944 at Alexandria Air Base in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Front Row L to R: Samuel L. Peak, Victor R. Romasco, Thomas J. Tracy, Allen Osterberg.
Back Row L to R: Murl F. Simmons, Richard Oberlin, Frank A. Welke Jr., Robert F. Scharff, Redin R. Kilpatrick, Max L. Rockey.
Kilpatrick and Tracy not assigned with 534th BS.



  • Redin Kilpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107221 INT

  • Richard Oberlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Epagne-Epagnette on 6/22/44 in B-17 'Spare Charlie' #42-97084, Prisoner of War (POW). Petroski, R. Crew

  • Allen Osterberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in A/C #42-97084. Bombardier in Samuel Peak crew.

  • Samuel Peak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in B-17 42-97084 "Spare Charlie"

  • Samuel Peak

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Samuel Peak

    Military | Pilot
    Petroski, R. Crew, Normandy AMC

  • Max Rockey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC #4297084 Samuel Peak crew

  • Victor Romasco

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6534 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Scharff

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    Samuel Peak Crew

  • Murl Simmons

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC 42-97084 Samuel Peak crew

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Date Contributor Update
24 January 2021 03:03:33 camillemnoel Created entry with caption, person associations and place associations

Colorized photo of the Sam Peak crew.