|2nd Lt. Daniel H. Dennis Jr. Crew|
42-78211 - Sleepytime Gal
5 September 1944 at Topeka Army Air Base, Kansas
Rear Left to Right
S/Sgt. Joseph A. Taverna - Ball Turret
S/Sgt. Rinaldo Chiavuzzi - Nose Gunner
S/Sgt. David E. Lindberg - Top Turret
Thomas A. Bateman - Radio Operator
T/Sgt. Ervin E. Klasna - Engineer
S/Sgt. Doane D. Ervin - Tail Gunner
Front Left to Right
2nd Lt. Daniel H. Dennis Jr. - Pilot
2nd Lt. Thomas P. Barnwell - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. George Lenz Jr. - Bombardier
2nd Lt. Allen C. Hutchinson Jr. - Navigator
The Sleepytime Gal Crew was shot down on 29 December 1944 on a mission to Brenner Pass.
Barnwell, Lenz, Chiavuzzi, Lindberg and Klasna, did not survive.
Not in this picture is Sgt. Milton Schwartz who was the Radio Operator when the aircraft was shot down.
Link To Aircraft Pictures
Link to MACR 10936
Information provided by Sharon Nicholson, Neice of S/Sgt Doane Ervin