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Crew 713

Discussion in '492nd BG - North Pickenham' started by Airwar, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    B-24J-150-CO-44-40166 "Irishman's Shanty" originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, renamed "Dirty Dago" for a week and then changed to "Monster". Returned to USA 1945. Baugher http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html

    BBW http://www.b24bestweb.com/irishmansshanty.htm

    44-40166 on BBW with other names http://search.freefind.com/find.html?lang=en&id=47862833&pageid=r&query=Irishman's+Shanty

    The O'Sullivan Crew 713.jpg
    The O'Sullivan Crew 713 with Col Snavely upon completion of their 30th mission.
    Back row, left to right...
    T/Sgt Nemesio Mena, radio operator; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126560109
    T/Sgt Gildo Gregory, engineer; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82446958
    Col Eugene H Snavely, 492nd BG commander; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30105321
    Sgt Gerald D Edwards, tail gunner; Ohio, YOB 1923, (no F-A-G page found) NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=35597462&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=5861013
    2nd Lt Charles E Crowley, bombardier; (no “confirmed” F-A-G page found) Likely NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...6&tf=F&q=12166271&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=53131
    Sgt Edward E Picard, right waist gunner; (Pennsylvania) (no F-A-G page found) NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...6&tf=F&q=13108226&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=87904
    Sgt Emmitt J Coomer, nose gunner; (no F-A-G page or NARA enlistment record found)
    Front row, left to right...
    2nd Lt Thomas L Chaffee, navigator; (no F-A-G page found) “likely” NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...26&tf=F&q=11085003&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=9630
    1st Lt David G O'Sullivan, pilot; (no F-A-G page or NARA enlistment record found)
    2nd Lt Peter H Leri, co-pilot; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111221533 NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...tf=F&q=37350893&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=6673205
    Sgt John D McCarthy, left waist gunner; (no F-A-G page found) NARA enlistment https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...&tf=F&q=12050366&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=519295

    Source (includes mission list) http://www.492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showCrewPage&crewPage=713-oSullivan

    Original film trailer for CREW 713
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
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  3. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    There are many more images on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/pg/crew713/posts/?ref=page_internal

    It appears to me that this movie project has stalled related to further production. Rather sad, it would seem to fit right in with other Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) WW II documentaries. Unclear what the holdup is with this "Crew 713" production with PBS or other broadcast networks.

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