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The "Band of Brothers" Crash

June 6th, 1944



Flight Crew of "Plane #66" - June 6th, 1944

Assigned to the 439th Troop Carrier Group - 91th Troop Carrier Squadron

Pilot: 1st LT Harold Andrew Capelluto
Co-Pilot: 2nd LT John Joseph Fanelli
Navigator: SGT Bernard Friedman
Engineer: SGT Albert Ray Tillotson Jr.
Radio-Operator: SGT Norman Elbert Thompson


Assigned to E "Easy" Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

1st LT Thomas Meehan III - company commander of "Easy" Company
1st SGT William S. Evans Sgt Elmer L. Murray, Jr.
S/Sgt  Murray B. RobertsSgt  Carl N. Riggs
Sgt Richard E. Owen T/5 Ralph H. Wimer
T/5  Herman F. CollinsPFC George L. Elliott
T/5 Jerry A. Wentzel PFC John N. Miller
PFC William T. McGonigal Jr.PFC Gerald R. Snider
PFC Sergio G. Moya PFC Thomas W. Warren
PFC Elmer L. Telstad Private Ernest L. Oats

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