Robert Puddlewitts crew

Robert Puddlewitts crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron. The names and positions of the officers are:

Standing, L to R:
Puddlewitts, Robert F.
Fentress, Kenneth J.
Foster, James W.
McClellan, Howard B.



The seating order of the enlisted men is unknown, but their names and positions are:

Agresta, Pasquale W.
Fowler, Haskell L.
Kurill, Jr., Joseph L.
Smith, Freeman D.


Radio Operator

The identity of the other 2 men is unknown.
In January 1944, the crew transferred to the 512th Squadron.

2 original members of the crew were:

Morris, George E.    15102471    Nose Turret
Craul, Ralph W.       33239285    Ball Turret

This is another picture of the crew.  The men are:

(Left to right) SSgt. Joseph L. Kurill, Tail Gunner; 2Lt. Kenneth J. Fentress, Navigator; 2Lt. James W. Foster, Copilot; SSgt. Freeman D. Smith, Asst. Radio Operator; 2Lt. Howard B. McClellan, Bombardier; TSgt. Pasquale W. Agresta, Flight Engineer; SSgt. Ralph W. Craul, Armorer Gunner; SSgt. George E. Morris, Asst. Flight Engineer; 1Lt. Robert F. Pudelwitts, Pilot (Flight Commander); TSgt. Haskell L. Fowler, Radio Operator. SSgt. Craul was killed in action, and 2Lt. Foster died in a training accident after combat. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Liberandos Patch


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019

2019 River Cruise

The 2020 reunion has been postponed to September 2021. It will be at the same hotel.

DATES: Sep 9->12, 2021

CITY:Albuquerque, NM

HOTEL: Sheraton Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

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


Born in Battle