Dear Jeff-- Can't thank you enough for calling and giving me the info on the 5th Bomb Gp. I called Ed Winters after we hung up and had a long visit with him. Sure was great. He told me the William Mason that I asked you about and you gave me his phone number, had passed away about 6 months ago. Sure was sorry to hear that. Have attached a picture of our crew, taken on Morotai. In back row from left to right- John Finkbiner, Navigator; Doug Faulkner, Pilot; Gordon Schmidt, Co-pilot; Milton Herzer, Bombardier. I can't find the names of the other crew members, have lost them I guess. Thanks again for getting in touch with me. Best Regards, Gordon

Updraft, Serial 44-40620

Picture courtesy of Gordon Schmidt, please do not use without permission

Faulkner Crew - 72nd

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