Bomb Group 391, Bomb Squadron 575
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His children are pleased to host a party for JOSEPH DRANCHAK January 20, 2017
Joseph Dranchak was born on Friday January 19th. He bravely
served in the Air Force during World War II. After the war, he had a successful
career at Sobering Plough,
where he worked for over 40 years. Now he loves to spend time with family and friends. He still enjoys a good cigar and sharing old stories. We love him very much
and would enjoy your company to celebrate his 90th birthday with us!
James Herrin, William Kirton, Joseph Dranchak, Jack Crisp
Oliver Leland Goodlander, Pilot (397th BG, 597th BS and 391st BG /575th BS), Vance Brady, 391st BG, 575th BS
These men are the flying crew of B-26 "The Grinning Gremlin", 42-95855: Code O8-R; 88 Missions flown
9th Air Force, 391st Bomb Group, 575th Bomb Squadron
2Lt. William T. Kirton, Pilot; 2Lt. Olive Goodlander, Co-Pilot; 2Lt. Jack Crisp, Bombardier
Sgt. Joseph Dranchak, Turret Gunner/Engineer; Sgt. James Herrin, Waist Gunner; SSgt. Vance Brady, Tail Gunner
42-95855 391BG 575BS "THE GRINNIN GREMLIN" 23 Dec 44 severely damaged by fighters, salvaged on return to base, salvaged 26 Dec 44 2.Lt.William T. Kirton; source Trevor Allen