We were recently sent this picture by a Mr. John Barnes, whose father, John R. Barnes was a Navigator on the Spirit of Martinez.


Courtesy of John Barnes, whose father was Navigator on the Spirit of Martinez.

Front row: James A. Titus tail gunner, Frank J. Calicura pilot, Victor G. Probst co-pilot, John R. Barnes navigator.
Back row: Robert E. Collins ball turret, Robert J. Brown radio operator, Dale S. Ernst waist gunner, Earle F. Bogacki engineer

The Spirit of Martinez was named after the City of Martinez, CA the pilot Frank J. Calicura was from Martinez, CA.

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