The Crew of Punchboard Back To Main Page

This is the story of the crew of the B-17G Punchboard.
The crew of Punchboard consisted of the following members of the Eighth Air Force, 452nd Bomb Group, 731st Bomb Squadron based in Deopham Green, England:.
Rank Name Position
1st Lt. Racener, Ernest Lee Pilot
2nd Lt. Freeman, Clyde Cleveland Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Wagner, Arthur Franklin Navigator, Single Nose Gunner
2nd Lt. Dukes, Harry Hooker Bombardier, Chin Turret Gunner
T/Sgt. Carlson, Robert O. Engineer, Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Rosenberg, Herbert Martin Assistant Engineer, Right Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. Garrett, Charles Steven Radio Operator, Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Hazelton, Robert Charles Armorer, Left Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Wilson, Vernice Ray Assistant Radio Operator, Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Cook, Charles Edward Armorer, Tail Gunner
Below is a photograph of the crew members listed above.  The origin of the photograph and the identification of the B-17 in the backdrop are as yet unknown.  My sincere thanks to Charles Garrett for providing this photograph.
Front Row, L To R: Lts. Harry Dukes, Arthur Wagner, Clyde Freeman, Ernest Racener
Back Row, L To R: Sgts. Robert Hazelton, Charles Cook, Robert Carlson, Charles Garrett, Vernice Wilson, Herbert Rosenberg