"Big Jim" Grewe passed away today in Denver, CO. Jim was the co-pilot on Tom Mustaleski's crew, and flew 30 missions with the 447th from January to April of 1945.
My father who was the navigator on Jim's crew, was reunited with Jim after some sixty years. Attached is a photo of them in 2005 holding a painting I commissioned based on one of their missions. Mr. Grewe is on the left.
Like many from the 447th before him, and sadly those who will follow, I say thank you and you will be missed.