460th BG patch 460th Bombardment Group (H) 460th BG tail

Photo Gallery

Cassino & Monastery

Courtesy of Mickey Gregory

Town of Cassino and monastery on hill above taken by David Howard Wray, Mickey's father.

Cassino & Monastery

Courtesy of Mickey Gregory

Town of Cassino and monastery on hill above taken by David Howard Wray, Mickey's father.

Vesuvius

Courtesy of Mickey Gregory

Mount Vesuvius taken by David Howard Wray, Mickey's father.

Emory Mc Atee's crew

Courtesy of Sean Flaherty

Emory Mc Atee (Sean's grandfather) and his crew.

Back row: Scott, Manuel, Burmeister, Mc Atee

Front row: Oliver, Beuhner, Arnold, Harrington, Dougherty

TS Express

Courtesy of John Slate

Back Row L-R: Jack Reid (CP); Harold Teitelbaum (N); C. B. Long (E/G); William H. Bell (P); Ray H. Huntsinger (E/G); A.E.W. Cicewoen (TG)

Front Row L-R: The first five men are the ground crew, (Joseph William Slate, engine mechanic, fourth person from left); Ted Elias (RO/NG); Peter Metaliac (G)

TS Express

Courtesy of John Slate

TS Express in flight.  Joseph William Slate was the engine mechanic for this aircraft.

Crew of Thomas J. Kipphut

Courtesy of Tommy Kipphut

This is the crew for Thomas J. Kipphut.  He is 4th from the left in the front row.

Higgins

Courtesy of Kathy Higgins

First Row L-R: Michael Zingarelli; Robert Meyer; George Koss; Guy L. McNeeley; Andrew F. Tuttle
Second Row L-R: Edward H. Malone; Russell L. Hoover; Eugene O. "Red" Leighty; Leon E. Skaggs; Scott H. F. McCurdy
Third Row L-R: Humphrey J. "Pistol Packin' Poppa" Gelsomino; John M. "Red" Barber; "Ike" Pope; Roy A. "Skinny" Williams; Edward E. Duzlak; Karl "Dutch" Klomparens; Harry C. "Seedy" Higgins; Bob Klinder
Fourth Row L-R: Jack G. "Sleepy" Layton; Jeter "Joe Dope" Peterson; Clarence M. "Bud" Lower; Michael "Squeeze off a round" Ramanich; Arnold C. "Pretty Boy" Denbrook; Duane L. "Zoot" Bohnstedt; William J. "Wild Bill" Brocker 

Jack Nevin

Courtesy of Bruce Wood

Jack McNevin, Bombardier

Wood and McNevin

Courtesy of Bruce Wood

Lt. Robert Brenner Wood, Lt. George McGinnis, John W. 'Jack' McNevin (B).  Wood and McGinnis were both P-38 pilots.

Klempert

Courtesy of Paul Klempert

Standing L-R: ?????; ?????; Milton Klempert (N); ?????

Klempert

Courtesy of Paul Klempert

Manning

Courtesy of Terry Rollow

Herman N. Manning (TG) (Terry Rollow's grandfather) is second from the left on the bottom row.  Prentice A. Ables (Evan Wildinger's grandfather) is second from the right in the back row.

Adrian Kuzmick

Courtesy of Robert Kuzmick

Lt. Adrian Kuzmick

Nessel

Courtesy of Shane Nessel

Crew of Robert I. Nessel.  Robert is standing at the left.

Courtesy of Rory Gardner

Courtesy of Rory Gardner

Courtesy of Rory Gardner

Harry Elliott Crew

John L. Hedeman

Sutton

Courtesy of Derek Erickson

1st Lt. William Sutton (P)

Robert H. Pace

McFall

McFall

Courtesy of John Luder

Robert Gilman McFall was born on 13 Nov 1923 in Buffalo, NY. The family moved to Los Angeles, CA. Bob attended Los Angeles High School and UCLA, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. His bombardier training was in Deming, NM, after which he was assigned to the 760th Squadron of the 460th Bomb Group at Spinnazola, Italy. He flew on the first Ploesti raid, 5 May1944. On Wednesday, 26 July 1944, he was the bombardier aboard the Bottoms Up (45-51926). The pilot was Johnny Lee and navigator was Al Wesling. The mission was the Zwolfaxing Airdrome, near Vienna. The plane took a hit and Lee sounded the bail-out alarm. Being in the nose, and having practiced the move, Bob was out in a flash. Moments later, Lee sounded the all-clear. Flying with a different crew, the Bottoms Up was lost on 18 Nov 1944, with all hands surviving. Bob got shrapnel wounds in the leg and ear on the way down. He was saved from an angry mob of civilians by an Ack-ack crew outside Vienna. He ended up in Stalag Luft 1 (North 2, Barracks 7, room 4), in Barth, near the Baltic. He turned 21 that November. They were liberated by Russians the following May. He and a fellow prisoner made their way to Allied lines, and jumped a flight from England to New York. He died 8 March 1993 at UCLA Hospital and his ashes interred at the National Cemetery in nearby Westwood.