|An Aviation Tradition|
|Although we cannot claim credit for the accomplishments of our ancestors, we can take pride in their accomplishments and point out that there seems to be a family tradition of taking to the air.|
Lieutenant Robert Hamblett Crowther (front row, right)
6th Bomb Group, 39th Bomb Squadron
Stationed on Tinian Island; 15 combat missions
Captain Vernon Henry Simmons (1893-1968)
Third Aviation Instruction Center A.E.F
Stationed in France
Private Daniel Hamblett "Danny" Russo (1925-1944)
101st Airborne, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
KIA "Operation Market Garden"
William Patrick Simmons (1924-1996)
Aviation Radioman Third Class, TBM
VC 27 "The Saints"
Assigned to USS Savo Island; 29 combat missions