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Credits

Thanks to Frank Barrella, son of S/Sgt Frank L. Barrella, mechanic on the “Irish Lullaby”, to Ron Fundell, son-in-law of M/Sgt Frank N. “Nick” Mount (Engineer) and to John Furnari, nephew of S/Sgt Richard G. Bush (L Gunner).

The Air Crew

The members of crew #2409 were:

Cpt Bruce R. Alger (A/C)
1/Lt William F. Higgison (Pilot)
1/Lt Harold A. Griesmer (Navigator)
1/Lt Jacob Kagan (Bombardier)
M/Sgt Frank N. “Nick” Mount (Engineer)
S/Sgt Albert E. Horvath (Radio)
S/Sgt John F. Gabriszeski (Radarman)
T/Sgt Harold V. Jones (CFC)
S/Sgt Darius C. Blatt (R Gunner)
S/Sgt Richard G. Bush (L Gunner)
S/Sgt George W. Helland (T Gunner)


The crew of “Miss America ’62” in Apr 1945.
Photo courtesy of John and Kathleen Furnari, all rights reserved.  Kathleen is the niece of S/Sgt Richard “Dick” Bush (Left Gunner).  Contributed in honor of Gregory Ellsworth, son-in-law of Richard Bush.

Standing – Left to Right: S/Sgt John F. Gabriszeski (Radarman), S/Sgt Albert E. Horvath (Radio), S/Sgt Darius C. Blatt (R Gunner), S/Sgt Richard G. Bush (L Gunner), M/Sgt Frank N. “Nick” Mount (Engineer), S/Sgt George W. Helland (T Gunner), T/Sgt Harold V. Jones (CFC).
Kneeling – Left to Right: 1/Lt Harold A. Griesmer (Navigator), Cpt Bruce R. Alger (A/C), 1/Lt William F. Higgison (Pilot), 1/Lt Jacob Kagan (Bombardier).


The crew of “Miss America ’62” in 1999 with the real “Miss America 1962”.
Photo courtesy of John and Kathleen Furnari, all rights reserved.  Kathleen is the niece of S/Sgt Richard “Dick” Bush (Left Gunner).  Contributed in honor of Gregory Ellsworth, son-in-law of Richard Bush.

The Airplanes

This crew primarily flew “Miss America ’62“.

 

Last updated 08/04/2009