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Lt. Col. William C. Snaith Crew
Strange Cargo
721st Squadron



Allen, Woodrow W. Engineer KIA
T/Sgt. Allen from Memphis Tennessee was married with one child. He was a replacement on the plane Toni Gayle.

Crawford, Penn W. Radio KIA
S/Sgt. Penn from West Monroe, Louisiana was a member of Lt. Peterson's crew. He was married, had worked as a bus driver and been awarded a Purple Heart in April 1944.

Evans, Edward W. Gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Evans from bridgeport, Ohio was also a member of Lt. Peterson's crew.

Fritz, George H Gunner KIA
2nd Lt. Fritz from River Edge , New Jersey was the H2X Radar Operator

Goldvarg, Jerome R Navigator KIA
Captain Goldvarg from Chicago, Illinois was assigned to Group HQ and arrived in Manduria aboard Destiny Deb.

Johnson, Andrew N. Jr. Gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Johnson from North Great Falls, Montana was a member of Lt. Creighton's Crew aboard Madam Shoo Shoo

Primrose, Clyde O. Jr. Co-Pilot KIA
2nd Lt. Primrose was from Hemphill, Texas and a member of Lt. McLaughlin's Crew aboard Janner & Janner II.

Reid, John R. Gunner KIA
Sgt. Reid was from Chicago, Illinois was married and was a member of Lt. Bertlings Crew.

Snaith, William C. Pilot POW
Lt. Col. Snaith from Dallas Texas. He was the Group Operations Officer and the first Commanding Officer of the 450th when it was organized in Clovis, New Mexico.

Stricklin, Robert B. Bombardier KIA
1st Lt. Stricklin from Dallas Texas was a member of Cpt. Caywood's Crew aboard Shadow. He was also the Group Bombardier.

Tautfest, Earl W Observer KIA
1st Lt. Tautfest was from Kalispell, Montana. He was aboard as an observer as part of his training to become Group Navigator. He arrived in Manduria as part of Lt. Bertling's Crew.



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