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2nd Lt. Homer W. Smith Crew
42-78234 - Babe In Arms
720th Squadron

Babe in Arms

Standing Left to Right:
2nd Lt. Mitchell E. Farris - Bombardier
2nd Lt. Owen Akers - Navigator
2nd Lt. Garvin M. McCain - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Homer W. Smith - Pilot

Kneeling Left to Right:
T/Sgt. John Ciborski - Engineer
S/Sgt. Thomas B. Hepburn - Nose Gunner
S/Sgt. Theodore Hallet - Ball Turret
S/Sgt. Charles B. Brashier Jr. - Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Joseph Falconetti - Armorer/Tail Gunner
T/Sgt. Edgar Cooper - Radio Operator

Babe in Arms

Ciborski & Falconetti

Ciborski (Left) & Falconetti (Right)


Cooper, Ciborski & Hepburn


Brashier, Hepburn, Hallet & Falconetti

Flight Suits 01

REAR: Brashier, Ciborski & Hallet
FRONT: Falconetti & Hepburn

Flight Suits 02

REAR: Brashier, Cooper & Hallet
FRONT: Falconetti & Hepburn

Enlisted 01

REAR: Brashier, Cooper & Ciborski
FRONT: Falconetti Hallet & Hepburn

Enlisted 02

REAR: Ciborski, Brashier & Cooper
FRONT: Hepburn, Hallet & Falconetti

The following sequence of pictures were taken at a crew re-union in 1992

Babe in Arms Re-Union

Left to Right:
Owen Akers
Edgar Cooper
Garvin McCain
Mitchell Farris
Charles Brashier
John Ciborski
Thomas Hepburn

Babe in Arms Re-Union

Left to Right:
Charles Brashier
Thomas Hepburn
Edgar Cooper
John Ciborski
Mitchell Farris
Owen Akers

The men and their wives

Babe in Arms Re-Union

Left to Right:
John Ciborski
Mitchell Farris
Charles Brashier
Owen Akers

Photographs courtesy of T/Sgt. John Ciborski, 720th Squadron

Thanks to Joseph Falconetti for the crew names.

Link To Story of the Babe In Arms Crew written by James R. Ciborski, son of T/Sgt. John Ciborski

Link To Aircraft Pictures

Link To MACR 5822

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