458th Bombardment Group (H)

  Honoring those who served with the 458th BG during World War II

Judge Crew (AA128) - Assigned May 11, 1944

2Lt James C. Judge Crew (L-R)

Standing:William Moody - BTG, Edgar Bonner - E, Powell Harlow - RO, Lyle Rymer - NTG, Charles Bryson - TTG, Merlin Sebald - TG.
Kneeling:James Judge - P, Wallis Tolles - CP, Wayne Gamble - N, Lewis Jacobus - B.
(Photo: Wayne Gamble)

1Lt James Judge Crew - Completed Tour

Name

 Pos

 Status

 Date

Target

 1Lt James C. Judge

 P

CT

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 1Lt Wallis J. Tolles

CP

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 1Lt Wayne W. Gamble

 N 

CT

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 1Lt Lewis R. Jacobus

B

CT

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 T/Sgt Gary Labowitz

E

CT

Fall 1944

 

 T/Sgt Powell S. Harlow

RO 

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 S/Sgt Lyle J. Rymer

NTG

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 S/Sgt Charles F. Bryson

TTG 

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 S/Sgt William J. Moody

BTG

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

 S/Sgt Merlin W. Sebald

TG

 CT 

16 Aug 1944

Magdeburg, Germany

The Judge Crew was one of the early replacemnet crews to arrive at the 458th.  Their first mission was flown on May 28, 1944 to Zeitz, and their 32nd and last mission was flown on August 16, to Magdeburg.  After approximately 17 missions, Sgt Edgar E. Bonner was replaced as flight engineer by Sgt Gary Labowitz on July 1, 1944.  It is not known how many missions Sgt. Labowitz had when he began with this crew.  It is assumed that he completed his tour of combat flights sometime in the late fall of 1944.


1Lt James C Judge Crew - Summer 1944

Judge Crew (L-R)

Back Row: Wallis Tolles - CP, Wayne Gamble - N, Lewis Jacobus - B, James Judge - P, Charles Bryson - TTG
Middle Row: Lyle Rymer - NTG, William Moody - BTG, Merlin Sebald - TG, Powell Harlow - RO, Gary Labowitz - E
Front Row: Dave and gang - ground crew (names unkown)
(Photo: Wayne Gamble)

Photos taken by 1Lt Wayne W. Gamble

458th Liberators dispersed on airfield


458th in formation as viewed from the cockpit


Landing after a mission