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25 01-3 VINCE GENNA

Starboard (Right) Side

Contributor - John Frye via MSgt Vince Genna (Crew Chief kneeling far left)

Departed USA 3 Dec 43 flying via Florida and the equatorial route to Manduria, Italy. Crashed into the Adriatic Sea 24 Mar 44 on its 27th mission after a midair collision with another B-24. Both crews were lost.

Standing (L-R)
Richard J. Pratt - 2nd Lt - Navigator
Harold R. Askins - Sgt - Engineer
Robert W. Lilley - 2nd Lt - Bombardier
Joseph C. Penn - 2nd Lt - Co-Pilot
Elmer J. Hartman - 1st Lt - Pilot
Kneeling (L-R)
Vincent Genna - MSgt - Crew Chief
Aldo J. Ciliotta - Sgt - Radio Operator
William G. Kleeman - Sgt - Rear Gunner
William Broughton - Sgt - Ball Turret Gunner
George L. Bronson - Sgt - Nose Gunner

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