Gerald Irion

by Adena Moore
(Unionville, MI)

Jack Kirby Crew

Jack Kirby Crew

My Uncle Gerald Irion from Unionville, MI almost never talked about his days in service to his children, but did frequently to his best friend, Joseph Mantini who also was a crew member of this squadron, (512th, Jack Kirby crew)

After he died, his daughter came across this photo of the crew with all their names listed on the back of it.

It is postcard size. On the back (really, really tiny) is listed:
1. E Horn - Bombardier
2. Howard - Co-Pilot
3. J Kirby - Pilot
4. A Foley - Navigator
5. C Carpenter - Engineer
6. M Werbahn - Tail Gunner
7. Cabe - Radio Operator
8. Al Taylor - Nose Gunner
9. J Mantini - Ball Gunner
10. G Irion - Top Gunner

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Jan 07, 2015
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Great Story
by: Clark Baldon

Thank You Gerald Irion for your service!

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