Thanks to Frank Barrella, son of S/Sgt Frank L. Barrella, mechanic on the “Irish Lullaby”; and to S/Sgt Gilbert Godin, radarman, and his son Paul Godin.
The Air Crew
Col. Robert Latta Litchfield, (USAF, Ret.), Corralitos, Calif., died July 14, 2001. Litchfield was a pilot with the 24th Squadron in World War II, and later served in Korea and Vietnam. Following a 30-year career with the United States Air Force, he retired in 1971 as a full Colonel. Litchfield flew and commanded crews of the B-17, B-24, B-29, B-47, B-50 and B-52. “Another great veteran pilot has folded his wings,” said Litchfield’s daughter Mary L. Litchfield. [6th Bomb Group Association Newsletter (July 2002), p. 5]
The Ground Crew
The crew chief for this airplane was M/Sgt Robert V. Grandstaff.
Last updated 08/29/2010