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Philip "Phil" R. Scheier
323 Bomb Group, 456th Bomb Squadron
Reply to Professor Johnson


HI,
On a quiet evening here in the Pacific Northwest am exploring hidden possibilities with my computer, and came across this pix, buried in one of the programs of my original Shirley Bee crew at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Pilot Luke Hargroves is on the ground, and us elite enlisted men are standing up...naturally. Those were the day of the single-stick early B-26s, as you recall so well. So, only one pilot. If you have trouble with the names, let me know.

PHIL

AT EASE: A photography friend who transformed an old creased wallet photo of
the original crew of Shirley Bee (picture above), taken in 1943 at Myrtle Beach, S.C., into a fine black and white, went a step further on his own, and colorized the photo. He presented it to me for Veterans Day., So I am passing it along to my old squadron mates, whether u want it or not. Kneeling, front, left, is my pilot Luke Hargroves. On his left is Bill Wolfendon, navigator-bombardier (when we had the single control model). Standing, left to right, Engineer Gunner Doug Bowell, Radio Op-Gunner Phil Scheier, and our Tail Gunner Jimmy Myer. All the best.

 

 


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