United States B-25 bomber and crew at Alexai point Landing Field, Attu Island, Alaska
Attu Island Alaska USA Date:1945 Duration:1 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shown is tail section of a U.S. B-25 medium bomber, tail number 43-36154, assigned to the 11th Air Force, 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium). Twin tails and tail gunner position and guns visible. Snowy slopes seen in background. In the first scene that shows members of the flight crew standing in front of number two engine, they are believed to be: starting back left (moving to the right behind the propeller): Armorer/Tail gunner: Samuel Ward Craig (Shelocta, PA), Pilot: Willard L. Castledine (Three Rivers, MA), Radioman/Waist Gunner: Hugh W. Wilson (Paducah, KY), (coming around to the front of the propeller on the right moving left), Navigator/Bombardier: Kemmer W. Schricker (Davenport, IA), Co-Pilot: Kenneth H. Wait (Rickreal, OR), Engineer/Turret Gunner: Roman F. Ales (Luling, TX) The crew members pull engine #2 through, with the propeller, to assure against hydraulic lock, before starting.
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