by Trina Ostling/Harris
(West Sacramento, CA)
Fenton Butler crew Feb. 28, 1945
Sending you a picture of the complete Fenton Butler crew posing in front of plane 13. My wife's father was George Ostling, turret gunner.
The back of the picture reads as follows:
L to R Standing; Binks, Veselenack, Swanell, Ray, McClaren, Burns.
L to R Sitting; Ostling, Butler, Anderson, Hickenbottom
"The crew after our third sortie. Feb. 28, 1945"
We are happy to find the 376th/513sq website as it has answered many questions for us. Until today, we only knew of his time in the 461st but the jacket patch did not match-up, only the names of Butlers crew. The patch we have is shown on the 513th page, a diving Eagle with a bomb.
I need some help with aircraft markings. We are having a model made and want it to be a correct as possible. Now that we know it was plane #13, is there any other information you could give me regarding proper markings, insignia, serial number etc. What about a picture of a different plane from that squadron?
Scott & Trina (Ostling) Harris
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