118th TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON



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Squadron Pilots
Chengkung, February 1945


Photos courtesy of Mr. Robert Bourlier

1Lt Ray Crowell & Pilots.

Front Row:  2Lt Dan Mitchell, 2Lt Robert Rush, 2Lt Richard "Riz" Chouinard and 1Lt Everson "Vitamin" Pearsall.

Back Row:  2Lt Charles Hershelman, 2Lt Fred Lamphier, 1Lt Lynne Decker, 2nd Lt James "Earthquake McGoon" McGovern, Capt. Robert Burke (S-2), and 1Lt Ray Crowell.



1Lt Bryan Kethely & Pilots.

On Wing:  Capt. Blanton Keller, 2Lt Glenn Geyer and 2Lt Mel Scheer.

Standing:  1Lt Raymond Trudeau, 2Lt James "Earthquake McGoon" McGovern, 1Lt Bryan Kethely and 2Lt James Baker.



"C" Flight (Blue Flight)

Front Row:  1Lt John "Baldy" Bissette, FO John Voznica, 1Lt Maurice Wells, 2Lt Richard "Riz" Chouinard, and 2Lt Wayne "Whitey" Johnson.

Back Row:  2Lt Charles Hershelman, 2Lt Robert Leavell, 2Lt John Monaghan, 2Lt Fred Lamphier and 2Lt Oliver Bateman.



Capt. Oran Watts & Flight Leaders.

1Lt Frank Palmer - "A" Flt, 1Lt Ray Crowell - "B" Flt, 1Lt Melvin Scheer - Operations, Capt. Oran Watts - CO, 1Lt Carl Colleps - "D" Flt, and 1Lt Maurice Wells - "C" Flt.



1Lt Colleps & "D" Flight (Green Flight)

Front Row:  1Lt Raymond St. John, 2Lt James Moran, 1Lt Russ Packard and 1Lt Fred Richardson.

Back Row:  1Lt Wilbur Kaven, 1Lt Robert Murray, 1Lt Carl Colleps, 1Lt Richard Windsor and 1Lt Silven Kosa.


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