Tech Sgt. Walter I. Sorrentino, ASN 12121646

Engineer / Gunner - Hatten Crew

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

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal


TSgt. Walter I. Sorrentino

(Info/Images Courtesy of Julie Evans, Grand-niece)



Crew was formed in 1944 at Biggs Field, El Paso TX.
Front: Herndon Scearce (BT)
2nd Row, L-R: James Shaw (RO), Elmer Thiessen (TG), Don Gratton (TT)
Walter Sorrentino (E), Benjamin Estes (NG)
Back, L-R: Richard S. Hodges (B), Herbert J. Brewer (N), Phocien Hatten (P), Charles Wiley (CP)

The crew was sent to Theater as "Crew 18", per S.O. No. 134, 13-May-44.



35 years after the War, the crew gathered for a reunion. Striking a pose similar to that shown above, all are present but Charles Wiley who was lost on a mission over Rangoon, Burma in March 1945.





Hatten Crew - Left to Right:
Standing: SSgt. Benjamin "Bud" Estes (AG), 2Lt. Phocian "Pops" Hatten (P),
1Lt. Richard "Dick" Hodges, 2Lt. Herbert Brewer
Front: SSgt. Elmer Thiessen (AG), SSgt. Herndon Scearce (G)
Sgt. James Shaw, Sgt. Walter Sorrentino (E)


Shaw, Hodges, (obscured), Hatten, Estes, Brewer, Sorrentino


Tech Sgt. Sorrentino's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

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