Looking-571th info, crew
My grandfather Layton L. Wickizer (Bud) was a ball turret gunner during the war. A couple of weeks ago my mother gave me a small file of what little information she had about him during the war. It contained a small notebook that listed his missions and two pictures of the gentlemen he flew with during the war. We are trying to find information on the men and anything else to share with my new grandchild when he grows up. He is named after my grandfather and I wish my grandfather had lived to see his great-great grandchild but he passed away about 10 years ago. On the back of one of the pictures the men in the picture are identified and I was wondering if any are still living. I would also like to know where to get picures of the planes. The names are as follows, Horton, Philip S.-Pilot, Hayes, Thomas-Co-Pilot, Freeman, Richard W.-Navigator, Johnson, Oliver W.-Bombardier-Toggiler, Gungl, John W.-Engineer-Top turret, Cohn, Sidney-Radio Operator, Sines, Lloyd E.-Waist Gunner, Verdi, Joseph F.-Waist Gunner, Koehler, Sylvester J.-Tail Gunner. The plane names I found are: Chaff Wagon, Boston Blackie/Heaven Cent, The Jennie Bell, Lucky and Gentleman Jim. any information at all would be appreciated.