Lonnis Hicks crew

Lonnis Hicks crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.  The above picture was provided by Marcus Fay's son, Mark.  Two of the men are known:

Standing, l to r
Hicks, Lonnis O.
Fay, Marcus J.


Pilot, Dept 1024
Co-pilot, Dept 1024

The remaining men and their positions are:

Dunn, William G.
Beck, Donald E.

Ross, Edwin S.
Reech, Nolan J.
Wright, Willard K.
Burbick, William (NMI)
Doherty, Jr., Michael F.
Banfield, Tunnis G.



Navigator, Dept 1034
Bombardier, Dept 1035

Engineer, Dept 748
Radio Operator, Dept 757
Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Waist Gunner, Dept 612
Ball Turret, Dept 612
Tail Turret, Dept 612

Along with the photo, Mark wrote the following:

I think that the B-24 in the photo was the one they flew from the US to the Azores in 1944 but it had nose wheel problems and they got a different plane to fly from there.  I think they went on to Africa then to Italy. They were shot down on 6 Dec. 1944. Dad, Hicks and Reech, navigator, were the only survivors.  Dad and Hicks were POW’s and were in Stalag 7a.


At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

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Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


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