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George Richardson's unpublished Forgotten Force;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


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 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