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Members of the Paul Knapp and James Foster Crews

Top Left to Right: S/Sgt. Deston "Duke" Cleland, (Tail Gunner, Knapp Crew), T/Sgt. James "Dirty Jake" Jakway (Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner, Knapp Crew).

Bottom Left to Right: S/Sgt. Thomas T. " Curly" Cochran (Waist Gunner, Foster Crew), S/Sgt. Bruce W. Stahl (Radio Operator, Knapp Crew).

"Curly" Cochran was killed in action (KIA) on May 8, 1944 with the rest of the James E. Foster crew when their aircraft was shot down over Sottevast, France.

Clayton crew members 2nd Lt. Joseph K. Uniskiewicz (Navigator) and T/Sgt. Robert C. Corpening (Toggler) were on board this aircraft as well. They were both killed.

Photo courtesy of Miles F. Lisenby

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