Several photos of the original members of the 417th NFS are available in this document:
417th NFS Flying Personnel
Below are several galleries of photos from 417th NFS. Feedback/Corrections on the title for the photos is appreciated. There may also be duplicates here and there. Special thanks to Dan Whitney for access to his collection.
Bolinski at rest camp
?, ? and Mike Lamoreou
Carolyn was “Dirty” Dalton’s P-61
Mike Lamoreau, Roy Fields working on the Radar. Rich
“Bollie” Bolinski on top.
?, and Rich Ziebart below
417th NFS R/O
F/O C.K. Fuller pilot and F/O J.K. Clemmens, R/O, were killed while taking off on operational flight from La Senia, 20 Jan 1944.
Harold ?, unknown and Albert Bettencourt
Albert Bettencourt in front of a Red Cross Truck in July of 1942. Charlotte, NC.
Albert Bettencourt in front of his tent
Harold ?, Harry ? and Albert Bettencourt.
Peter Fitzgerald in the cockpit of Markey – Hade’s Lady
Peter Fitzgerald (middle) with 2 unknown
Peter Fitzgerald, on left with two unknown
Pvt. Roy S “Frenchy” Melançon on the left. Unknown “Revetta” on the right.
Lyle Montbriand (1st on the left, 2nd row) enroute-LeVallon to St. Dizier in May of 1945.
Samuel Russell. Member of the 414th NFS. Transferred to the 417th in 1944.
Sam Russell (on right) with Bob Perkins (2nd on right). Others unknown.
Wheeler, Ziebart & Carter
Rich Ziebart- Top
Mike lamoreau- Bottom
P-61 is Mid night Menace 1946/Fritzlar
October 1943 – Original 417th NFS Crew
Photos from the 417th Photographer, Charles Fahrbach