Melvin Sossaman crew

Melvin Sossaman crew was assigned to the 512th Squadron.  The crew names and positions are: 

Standing, L to R:
Willis, Malcolm O.         38546844    Top
Fink, Morton                 19149746    Engineer
McCarty, William J.        17135960    Radio Operator
Soderland, John H.        17115071    Tail Turret
Chappell, Cecil R.          38506548    Nose Turret
Willis, Robert D.            19089955    Ball Turret

Kneeling, L to R:
Westrup, Robert S.           T127751    Navigator
Sossaman, Melvin W.       1044392    Pilot
Matson, Robert J.             2060059    Pilot / Co-pilot
Esbenshade, James N.          T3778    Bombardier


According to Robert Willis, Tom Cassedy, the normal co-pilot is in the picture in lieu of Robert Matson.  Matson is listed on the sortie report as co-pilot.

Photo from both William McCarty and Robert Willis.

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2019 River Cruise

2019 REUNION

DATES : Sep 19-22

CITY : Dallas, Texas

HOTEL: The Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel

2019 hotel reservations


previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid


The Liberandos


Three Crawford Brothers


Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior


376th Bomb Group Mission History


The Last Liberator


Full Circle


Shadows of Wings


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


I Survived Ploesti


A Measure of Life


Shot Down In Yugoslavia


Stories of My Life


Attack


Born in Battle