This photo was taken at Davis-Monthan AAB, Tucson, AZ. Front row (L to R): William J. Hanrahan (G), William E. Speed (AG), Hubert G. Carson (FE), Vernon M. Caron (R/O). Standing (L to R): John "Lee" Mundorff (P), Leon "Doc" Friend (CP), Grant W. Beard (N), John B. Schultz (B). Photo by the tail gunner, Ken Newsome.
In the 835th, my plane was "Rodney Th' Rock," a B24. Rodney was a comic strip character, in my hometown of St. Petersburg, FL, and was a very strong, very young, precocious kid. "Doc" Friend took over the A/C and crew when I went to Group Operations in June '44. I think they changed the name to "Lil' Butch."
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|Mundorff, John L. "Lee"||MAJ||Pilot||05/08/44|
|Friend, Leon E.||LT||Pilot|
|Beard, Grant W.||LT||Navigator|
|Schultz, John B.||LT||Bombardier|
|Glass, Henry F.||SGT||Flight Engineer|
|Caron, Vernon M.||SGT||Radio Operator|
|Hanrahan, William J.||SGT||Gunner|
|Speed, William E.||SGT||Armorer/Gunner|
|Carson, Hubert C.||SGT||Top Gunner|
|Newsome, Ken||SGT||Tail Gunner|
|Rogers, Gordon W.||Crew Chief|
|002||05/08/44||Rodney th' Rock||NA||41-29401||B24H|
|017||06/06/44||Rodney th' Rock||NA||41-29401||B24H|
|Created 06/05/99||Modified 12/23/16|
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