James Pitts crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron. The identities of the crew members are not known. Their names were:
Pitts, James J. 430688 Pilot
Donnelly, James F. 826953 Copilot
Wardrop, John W. 1315648 Navigator
Pincus, Irving (NMI) 2056823 Bombardier
Black, Neal L. 34353237 Engineer
Morrow, Robert W. 16031941 Radio Operator
Bailey, Wilford P. 33899713 Nose Turret
Peters, Robert A. 31429331 Gunner
Smith, Paul L. 14148338 Gunner
Whitmore, Russell E. 39466224 Gunner
Photo from Betty Jean Geist, cousin, Cpl Russell E. Whitmore. My cousin is fourth from the left kneeling. He was listed as KIA when the plane on which he was a gunner ditched into the sea.
Editor's note: The Pitts crew made a crash landing in the Adriatic on its first mission. Whitmore did not survive.