Menceslaus Serafin crew

Menceslaus Serafin crew was assigned to the 515th Squadron.  The crew flew "Big Nig" on Dec 6, 1943.  There are 11 men in the picture, but only 10 men on the plane.  The crew members were:

L to R:
Wamser, Adrian G.
Ward, Charles (NMI)
Ridenour, Carlyle H.
Compton, Keith K.
Hester, Elbert Lynn
McKee, Campbell H.
Taddonio, Joseph (NMI)
Brand, Gerald W.
Allen, Paul J.
Serafin, Menceslaus C.
Hardison, Wesley L.


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Engineer
Navigator
Obs
Pilot, 376 HBG Group CO
Bombardier
Radio Operator
Ball Turret
Tail Turret
Gunner
Pilot / Co-pilot
Gunner

Three of the normal crew members were "bumped," and not on the mission
McFall, Marvin G.               683475    Co-pilot
Ransom, Frank (NMI)         671315    Bombardier
Belyea, Edward H.                              Pilot / Co-pilot

Photo from Joe Taddonio

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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


Reunion

DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS

316-651-0333

Click here to read about the reunion details.

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


Attack


Born in Battle


Bombardier's Diary


Lost Airmen