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Douglas B26 Invader

The 730th Squadron Gunners

 

Gunners of the 730th Squadron, 452nd Bomber Wing, US 5th Air Force.

Back row, left to right: Les Adams, Kenneth Vanderford, Oscar Bjoralt and Bill Backes. Front row left to right: Bill Cox, Headley Barnes, Bill "Dog" Daugherty, Tommy Gregson, Arnold Leo Murphy. Not pictured, Chuck Newkirk, who was home on emergency leave. All these men survived the war, but Kenneth Vanderford spent a couple years as a prisoner of war after the Douglas B26 Invader he was aboard was shot down, and was among the last of the Korean War POWs to be released.

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