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:

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Hicks, Lonnis O.
Fay, Marcus J.
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Pilot, Dept 1024
Co-pilot, Dept 1024

The remaining men and their positions are:

Officers
Dunn, William G.
Beck, Donald E.

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


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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.