The members of crew #2402 were:
Cpt Raymond K. Ramsey (A/C)
1/Lt Samuel T. Hooks (Pilot)
1/Lt William C. Cone (Navigator)
1/Lt William C. Phillips (Bombardier)
M/Sgt Sanzio S. Donini (Engineer)
S/Sgt James W. Adcock (Radio)
S/Sgt David C. Dorr (Radar)
Sgt Arthur B. Fannon (CFC)
Sgt Joseph L. Slotter (R Gunner)
S/Sgt Charles L. Herron (L Gunner)
S/Sgt John Racin (T Gunner)
Sgt Arthur B. Fannon (CFC) and
Sgt Joseph L. Slotter (R Gunner) were wounded on
Mission #20, the April 7 night precision bombing mission to Mitsubishi
Aircraft plant at Nagoya:
Sgt Joseph L. Slotter, Jr. and Sgt Arthur B. Fannon, 24th Squadron
gunners were wounded by flak during the raid. In spite of their
serious wounds there men stayed at their positions and continued to man
their guns as the plane was forced to leave the formation, becoming a
target for enemy fighters. Fire from their guns kept the enemy
fighters at bay. They were awarded the Silver Star for their
gallantry in action.
[Pirate's Log, p. 35]
A picture of the crew with Maj. Erskine Berry, C/O 24BS,
who flew with the crew on a few missions.
Maj. Berry is in the front row, left side.
M/Sgt Sanzio S. Donini (Engineer) is in the back row, second from left.
Photo courtesy of Anthony and Michael Donini, all rights reserved.