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Crew of the Liberty Belle
723rd Squadron



Crew of the Liberty Belle

Top Row L to R:
1st Lt. Bryant L. Smick
1st Lt. Theodore W. Sorenson
2nd Lt. Joel Fulmer
2nd Lt. Edward Pontz

Bottom Row L to R:
Staff Sgt. Jack Thompson
Staff Sgt. Joseph Rapoza
Tech Sgt. Harold Brown
Staff Sgt. Max Dowdy
Sgt. John R. Roven
Not pictured is Staff Sgt. Oliver Russell.

On their 25th mission, flying a replacement aircraft, "Sweet Chariot",
the entire crew of the "Liberty Belle" was awarded the Silver Star.

Reproduced with permission of Dave Lanteigne, grandson of Joe Rapoza




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