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Thanks to: Marc Martyn, cousin of Sgt Robert J. Beller (Radio) and James Kuebler, nephew of Cpl Joseph J. Kuebler (T Gunner)

The Air Crew

The members of crew #3906 were:

1/Lt Bernard A. Casaurang (A/C)
2/Lt Edward A. Josephson (Pilot)
F/O Louis T. Kestner (Navigator)
2/Lt Richard J. Scarisbrick (Bombardier)
T/Sgt Frederick B. Robbins (Engineer)
Sgt Robert J. Beller (Radio)
Cpl Ralph R. Cima (Radarman)
Cpl Richard V. Leland (CFC)
Cpl Flavio M. Duca (R Gunner)
Cpl Harold V. Brown (L Gunner)
Cpl Joseph J. Kuebler (T Gunner)

Cpl Charles N. Gentry was with this crew when the aircraft was lost on February 12.

Photo provided by 6BG, all rights reserved.

Crew Lost on February 12 Mission

Lt Bernard A. Casaurang and crew of the 39th Squadron crashed into the ocean about forty-five minutes after takeoff on the 12 February mission. Crew members of other ships in the formation observed the plane lose No. 4 engine and fire break out on the starboard side. They also saw the ship explode as it struck the water. Dumbo search planes found only small bits of wreckage near the scene. This was the Sixth’s first combat loss. [“Pirate’s Log”, p. 29]

Individual Crew Pictures

Sgt Robert J. Beller (Radio)
Photo provided by Marc Martyn, cousin of
Robert Beller, all rights reserved

Cpl Joseph J. Kuebler (T Gunner)
Photo provided by James Kuebler, nephew of
Cpl Joseph J. Kuebler, all rights reserved.

The Airplanes

This crew generally flew “___”.


Last updated 03/27/2010