15th Air Force, 304th Bomb Wing, 455th Bomb Group, 741st Bomb Squadron, Crew # 13. These ten men were assembled and trained at March Field, CA from Aug. to Oct., 1944. From Nov., 1944 to July, 1945 they were stationed at Cerignola, Italy and flew 25 combat missions against the Axis forces over Europe
On Aug. 3rd, 2001, after 56 years, three crew members reunite in Johnston, RI. Roland Pepin, navigator, Bud Morello, tail gunner and Doc Dougherty, nose gunner from Crew #13 share memories at the home of Pepin. This reunion was made possible by Bud's son finding a web sight containing a war story that was posted by Pepin. Morello contacted Pepin and made Dougherty's address known. Pepin contacted Doc and set up the three man reunion.
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