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GEORGE MCKINLEY

Contributor - Lisa A. Lowrance
Shown with my Grandfather, George McKinley (Radio Operator/Waist Gunner - Standing far left), during training in Colorado Springs.

Research Team Comments: The crew was assigned to the 449th BG and picked up their plane in Topeka, Kansas, which they named BONNIE'S BOYS (42-50307), after the Pilot 2Lt Bernard "Bonnie" Armstrong (Kneeling far left). Note: Sgt Bob Privito (Asst Eng/Nose Gunner - Standing 3rd from right) was replaced by Sgt Carmen L. Gentile (KIA not shown).

Standing (L-R)
S/Sgt George McKinley - Radio Operator/Waist Gunner (POW)
Sgt Clarence R. Mowery - Tail Gunner (POW)
Sgt Jackson H. Wyatt - Ball Turret Gunner (KIA)
Sgt Bob Privito - Asst Eng/Nose Gunner (POW)
Sgt Amarico J. Brioli - Waist Gunner (POW)
S/Sgt Renea Fernandez - Engineer (POW)
Kneeling (L-R)
2Lt Bernard "Bonnie" Armstrong - Pilot (KIA)
2Lt Edmund P. Cordery - Navigator (POW)
2Lt Solomon E. Abrams - Bombardier (POW)
2Lt James R. Ware - Co-Pilot (POW)


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