This group photo of my father's flight crew shows creases from handling by his five young children and, later, by their children. Daddy didn't talk about his war experiences, with few exceptions (there was a wonderful story about shooting the King's pheasants with side arms), but we were allowed to look at his mementos. We studied them very hard, sometimes too roughly it seems.
The back of the photo lists the names and positions of each crew member in my dad's handwriting.
Back row (standing), left to right
"Bill" Ruge (Pilot)
"Joe" Le Roy III (Co-Pilot
"Walt" Foreman (Bombardier)
"Robby" Robinson (Navigator)
Front row, left to right:
"Randy" Fowler (Engineer)
"Pete" Revak (Tail Gunner)
"Morry" Bordner (Martin Gunner)
"Johnny" Zino (Nose Gunner)
"Larry" [Schoeny] (me) (Radio Man)
A couple of years ago, I discovered a memoir by Bill Ruge, the pilot, listed in the holdings of the county archives in Norwich, Engand. I'd say that would be worth a trip just to read his account of this crew's 31 missions out of Seething Air Field.