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B-24 Liberator #66
15th AF, 49th BW, 461st BG, 767th Bomber
Torretto, Italy B-24J-5-DT, #42-51322 SQ # 66 Downed 17 Dec 1944 Adony, Hungary
Standing L to R: 2Lt. Howard E. Munson, 1Lt.
Charles V. Lang (P),
Staff Sergeant Donald R Duchene, 1Lt. Arthur W. Mohlman
Kneeling L to R: Cpl. Lon N. Reed, Cpl. Guy
V. Bosso, Sgt. Wilfred A. Engelke Sitting L to R: Cpl. Hjalmar O. Johansson,
Harold R. Norton, Cpl. James M. Rutter
|4 May 2010
My name is Rebecca Johnson, I have been trying to find
information regarding my Great Uncle, I came across your site
and found a picture of what I believe to be his squad. However
in the picture, the names below states that the name is unknown.
After talking with my grandmother, she believes the one in the
picture is her brother. Staff Sergeant Donald R Duchene.
If you have any information, or could post his name with the
picture, I would greatly appreciate that, he was a hero to our
country who never made it home.
Thank you again for your time.
12-13-2009 Hello, My name is
Michael and My
was the pilot of that plane. I'm afraid there is a slight
misspelling of his name. It was Howard E. Munson Serial #0780316
Assigned to the 461st on 11-29-1944. He just recently passed
away so it has spurred me to look him up. I miss him very much
and am only writing you to let you know. I love to see his name
and photos on-line but only ask that his name be spelled
correctly. I think you did a great job on the research for his
plane when it went down
Location of the Bomber #66 in Torretto Italy in 1944
The pin to the lower left is the where the Photo was Taken,
the Pin to the Right is where the B-24 Crashed 17 Dec. 1944
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