Wm. P. (Willard) Manz

by Thomas Manz
(Rochester, NY)

Clockwise from lower left:  Roberts, Johnson, Norris, Sparks, Manz, Eldridge

Clockwise from lower left: Roberts, Johnson, Norris, Sparks, Manz, Eldridge

Clockwise from lower left:  Roberts, Johnson, Norris, Sparks, Manz, Eldridge Same as previous photo, except for Jack Adams standing on left.  Man on right may be boat driver. Upper right: Eldridge.  Lower left, Johnson.  Lower right, Manz.

The air crews list has no known photos of the Sawyer crew. Although not the traditional, formal crew photo, I have some partial crew photos taken on leave at Capri. Bill Roberts' mission journal mentions a rest leave between missions on Jan. 15, 1945 and Feb. 1, 1945. The asterisk indicates a crew member in one or more photo.

Donald Sawyer Crew:

Sawyer, Donald D. Pilot
*Adams, Jack Q. Pilot/Co-pilot
*Eldridge, Jack P. Navigator
*Johnson, Robert E. Bombardier
*Sparks, John L. Engineer
*Roberts, William W. RCM
Waataja, Ernest E. Ball turret
Enyart, James W. Top turret
*Manz, Willard P. Nose turret
*Norris, Arthur J. Tail turret

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