These graphics are courtesy of Rowland
Hetrick. He was in the 8th Army Air Force and stationed in England
at Thorpe Abbotts.The bomber jacket is named to Chin Up Girl
(a/c #44-6505) The picture of the two men in the a/c are William
(Bill) A. Marienthal who was the bombardier and is seen in the
nose of the plane. Rowland Hetrick was the navigator and is seen
at his table on the left behind one of his two guns. These men
were part of the Walter Radke crew. The crew consisted of: 2nd
Lt. Walter R. Radke - pilot; 2nd Lt. George T. Bartek - co-pilot;
2nd Lt. Rowland L. Hetrick - navigator; 2nd Lt. William A. Marienthal
- bombardier; S/Sgt. Gilman H. Sylvester - radio/gunner; S/Sgt.
Robert C. Ault - top turret gunner and engineer; Sgt. Harold
E. Murray, Jr. - ball turret gunner; Sgt. Philip J. Galletta
- waist gunner; Sgt. Davis B. Leonard - waist gunner; Sgt. William
E. Hunter, Jr. - tail gunner. Harold Murray and Rowland Hetrick
are two of the surviving members of this crew.
Click on the
above graphic to see it full size.
Bill Marienthal and Rowland Hetrick
Chin Up Girl
Little Grey Rabbit Patch
This page last updated April 3, 2012