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Take-Off Time
723rd Squadron





Take-Off Time Crew

Back Row - Left to Right:

2nd Lt. Ralph R. Rickey - Pilot
2nd Lt. Alexander Sinilia - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward A. Wojcoski - Navigator
F/O Anthony Santomango - Nose Gunner
Sgt. Peter J. Venezia - Engineer

Front Row - Left to Right:

Sgt. Rocco J. Mitchell - Top Turret
Sgt. Zelford D. Mathis - Ball Turret
Sgt. William Rossman - Asst. Bombardier/Nose Gunner
Sgt. Luis A. Vasquez - Waist Gunner/Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Joseph C. Portugez - Tail Gunner

Missions Flown

The highlighted missions were flown before the crew was shot down.


Boucher, Ronald E. Gunner KIA
Gernand, Robert H. Pilot POW
Mathis, Zelford D. Gunner POW
Mitchell, Rocco J. Gunner POW
Rossman, William J. Gunner POW
Santomango, Anthony Bombardier POW
Sinila, Alexander Co-Pilot POW
Vasquez, Luis A Radio POW
Venezia, Peter J Engineer KIA
Wojcoski, Edward A Navigator POW


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