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Lt. Col. William R. Cubbins
723rd Squadron


Released N.C.O.'s from POW camp in Bucharest, Romania
62 total NCO's were released. 10% of them from Cubbins Crew



Original Crew of Swashbuckler

Back Row - Left to Right:

2nd Lt. William R. Cubbins - Pilot
2nd Lt. Frank E. Tarasko - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Benoni S. Green - Navigator
2nd Lt. Oliver H. King - Bombardier

Front Row - Left to Right:

S/Sgt. Frank E. Riley Jr. - Radio Operator
Sgt. Christian Dittman - Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. Frank W. Lynch - Engineer
S/Sgt. Leon M. Claverie - Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. Joseph J. Ukish - Nose Turret Gunner
Sgt. John D. Matthews - Tail Turret Gunner



Released Officers from POW camp in Bucharest, Romania
40 officers were released. 10% of them from Cubbins Crew



Crew after being freed as POW's

Back Row - Left to Right:
Dittman, Ukish, T/Sgt. Frank M. Davis Jr., Claveries & Matthews

Front Row - Left to Right:
Cubbins, 2nd Lt. William J. Kappelar, King, Green & Unknown



Information courtesy of William Cubbins

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