George A. Uhrich crew

George A. Uhrich crew ferried HALPRO B-24 Ole Rock overseas.The above picture is of the crew, but the order is not known. Photo from Al Hopkins.

The names of the passengers and crew are:

Pilot                            2/Lt. George A. 'Speedball' Uhrich

Co-Pilot                      2/Lt. Ferdinand R. 'Rudy' Schmidt

Nav/Bomb.                  2/Lt. Allen V. Hopkins

Engineer                      S/Sgt. Louie L. Walters

Radio Op.                     S/Sgt. Douglas H. Williams

Armorer                       Sgt. Harold C. Vanness

Gunner                         S/Sgt. David A. Tunno

Passengers                   Cpl. John M. Thompson

                                    Capt. Edgar W. Gardner

                                    Sgt. Leo F. Fanning

George Uhrich provided the above photo.  He IDed the men as follows:

Standing, L to R

Co-Pilot                      2/Lt. Ferdinand R. 'Rudy' Schmidt

Nav/Bomb.                  2/Lt. Allen V. Hopkins

Pilot                            2/Lt. George A. 'Speedball' Uhrich

Kneeling, L to R:

Radio Op.                     S/Sgt. Douglas H. Williams

Gunner                         S/Sgt. David A. Tunno

Engineer                      S/Sgt. Louie L. Walters

Armorer                       Sgt. Harold C. Vanness

Note:  The nicknames come from various diaries including:

George Richardson's unpublished Forgotten Force;


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


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


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando