Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association

Newsletter 42 ~ Spring 2010


BANKS CREW (528th)

Here are members of the B-24 Liberator Bomber "Miss Giving" credited with making the longest flight mission from Australia while on photographic reconnaissance over a Japanese oil producing city. The ship fought its way through intense anti-aircraft fire and was intercepted by approximately nine enemy fighters, downing four of them in battle. One engine was knocked out, but the plane returned to its base without injury to any crew members.

DATE PHOTOGRAPHED: November 23, 1943

Left to right, front: S/Sgt. Aloysius Ziober, Chicago, Ill., Gunner; Capt. Jack Banks, Portland, Ore., Pilot; 2nd Lt. John Calhoun, Wenona, Ill., co-pilot; 1st Lt. Robert MacFarland, Philadelphia, navigator; 1stLt. Clinton McMillan, Chicago, Bombardier; Back Row: T/Sgt. James Ressguard, Seattle, radio-man; Sgt. Donald J. Ford, Kansas City, gunner; Sgt. James Murphy, Elkhart, Ind., gunner; T/Sgt. Phileman Blais

Photograph sent by Brendan Wood, January 7, 2010

MORAN CREW (528th)

Dad (Tom Goga) was an aerial photographer. Here is one of his crew that I wanted to pass along. I know his pilot was Leland Flint but this is another crew he flew with a few times. Names are on the back:

Philippines 7/5/1945

Left to right:

Pilot: Sgt. Moran
Bombardier: Sgt Graham
Photographer: "Old Timer" (my dad Tom Goga)
Co-Pilot: Sgt Blunt
Navigator: Sgt Chamberlain


Cheryl Sturm



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