Back Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man A, Position
  2. Rank Man B, Position
  3. Rank Man C, Position
  4. probably 2nd Lt. D.A. Woodmansee, Pilot

Front Row (viewer's left to right):

  1. Rank Man 1, Position
  2. Rank Man 2, Position
  3. Rank Man 3, Position
  4. T/Sgt. H. Benningfield, Engineer

The Loading List for 9 April 1945 was:

  1. 2nd Lt. D.A. Woodmansee, Pilot
  2. ?Lt. E.S. Brace, CoPilot
  3. ?Lt. T. Donelian, Navigator
  4. T/Sgt. H. Benningfield, Engineer
  5. S/Sgt. J.D. Derrick, Radio
  6. S/Sgt. A. Kris, Ball Turret
  7. S/Sgt. M.W. Paxton, Waist Gunner
  8. S/Sgt. R.J. Zajio, Tail Gunner


  1. 398th Mission No. 185, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 9 April 1945
  2. On this mission the Woodmansee crew flew in the High Group
  3. Aircraft flown: 43-38564 N8-X
  4. Aircraft in photo: probably 43-38564 N8-X
  5. Photo Date: 10 April 1945, per date on photo, but actual date may be 9 April 1945, the day the crew flew
  6. Photo Location: Nuthampstead
  7. Photo Reference No. 9314
  8. Information compiled by UK Friends of the 398th with thanks to Rufus D. Gatton.
  9. Thank you to Ray Ytuarte for identifying Harley O. Benningfield in this photo. If you would like to add information about this photograph, or can provide a better scan, please contact our Crew Photos Coordinator. Please mention the title and photograph date.
  10. Help is needed in associating the Loading List to the lower left with the faces in the above photograph. It would also be helpful to obtain a better scan. If you can help, please click the e-mail link above.