I have a photo of my father while he was in training at MacDill in 1944. What makes this photo special is that my father actually wrote the names of the men in his crew on the back.
Here is the photo, taken June 10, 1944.
Here is a scan of the legend. The legend is transcribed below the image.
MacDill Field, June 10, 1944
June 10, 1944
Left to Right
Pilot Flight Officer Ramsey, California
Co-Pilot Flight Officer Vaughn, New York
Navigator Flight Officer Peck, Pennsylvania
Commander Flight Officer Strickland, Virginia
Engineer Sgt. Tague, Chicago, Ill.
Bottom Row, Kneeling
Assit. Engineer Cpl. Reynolds, Waist Gunner, Oklahom
Radio Operator Sgt. Barth, Pennsylvania
Me (Edward Mierzejewski), Ball Turret Gunner, Ohio
Armourer Sgt Casey, Waist Gunner, New York
Assit. Armourer Sgt. Ratje, Tail Gunner, California
Perhaps a family member or friend of these men may find this picture of interest to them.
My father was a member of the 49th and 96th Bomb Squadrons. For more information: http://www.2ndbombgroup.org/