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Taken Herington, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Suzanne Sadler Stone, sister of 2nd Lt Sadler

L to R: Standing:
Capt Lawrence H. Devine Airplane Commander
2nd Lt Hammond D. Sadler Pilot
1st Lt Arthur C. Bowman Navigator
1st Lt Roland E. Cedarholm* Radar
1st Lt Edward L. Cox* Bombardier
L to R: kneeling:
M/Sgt John W. Courtney Flight Engineer
S/Sgt Charles E. Jackson Radio Operator
Sgt Carlton W. Russell Tail Gunner
S/Sgt John Venturelli CFC Gunner
S/Sgt Astor G. Hero Right Gunner
S/Sgt Jasper Martinez, Jr. Left Gunner

Not pictured w/ this crew: 1st Lt Robert L. Hickey, P-36, served as Radar Officer for the 3 Oct 1945 mission - see Crew 36
*indicated members of P-40 that were NOT on the 3 Oct 1945 training mission


Crew 40
Honor Roll
Capt Lawrence H. Devine
Airplane Commander
MIA: 3 October 1945
2nd Lt Hammond Sadler
Pilot
MIA: 3 October 1945
2nd Lt Arthur Bowman
Navigator
MIA: 3 October 1945
1st Lt Robert L. Hickey
Replacement Radar
MIA: 3 October 1945
S/Sgt John Venturelli
CFC Gunner
MIA: 3 October 1945
S/Sgt Astor G. Hero
Right Gunner
MIA: 3 October 1945
S/Sgt Jasper Martinez
Left Gunner
MIA: 3 October 1945
Sgt Carlton W. Russell
Tail Gunner
MIA: 3 October 1945
1st Lt Roland Cedarhom
Radar Observer
21 July 1992
S/Sgt Charles E. Jackson
Radio Operator
24 May 1998

Continued
61st Squadron Crew Index
Source: Bernie Greene, P-31 and "History of the 39th BG" by Robert Laird and David Smiith;
Christine Prince, granddaughter of S/Sgt Jackson; Suzanne (Sadler) Stone, sister of pilot, Jeff Cedarholm, Son of Radar Observer