SSgt. Robert R. "Hawk" Banner

Tail Gunner - Larkin Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th Bombardment Squadron

(Info/Images Courtesy of Robert J. Banner, son)



Standing, L-R: TSgt. Leo E. McDaniel (RO), Lt. William T. Larkin (P), TSgt. Louis L. Russell (E-G)
Front, L-R: SSgt. Elliot J. "Red" Ryan (BT), SSgt. U.B. Grainger (WG), SSgt. Robert R. Banner (TG)

Topeka Army Air Force Base, December 1943



"Larkin's Raiders"

Back, L-R: Grainger, McDaniel, Banner, Russell, Ryan
Front, L-R: 2Lt. Alfonso B. "Al" Perez (B), Lt. William B. Goris (N)
Capt. Douglas M. Lowe (CP), Lt. William T. Larkin (P)

Pandaveswar, 1943



Standing, L-R: Bob Banner, Al Perez

Seated, L-R: Bill Goris, Doug Lowe, Bill Larkin

1973 Reunion



Larkin's Raiders flew aboard B-24 named "Tondelayo", shown above

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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