Four Man Band USAAC Italy 1945
My cousins recently sent me many photographs of my late father, William C. Waller, some of which were taken during WWII.
My father was a 1st Lt. serving at least part of his time in the War with the 87th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group of the Twelfth Air Force in Italy, flying a modified P-47 type plane (modified for recon).
One of the photographs has three gentleman and my father in what appears to be a small musical group or band.The reverse of the pic has a date of January 1945.
The gentlemen are identified in my father's handwriting as:
Lt. Lang (on the accordian)
Lt. Loftis/Loftus (on the clarinet)
Corporal Rieman/Riemar (he is seated, no instrument shown)
and my father on the bass.
I am interested in sending a copy of the photograph to the gentlemen listed above and/or to their families.Or in the alternative, to the historical section for this Squadron or a bonafide researcher of USAAC history.
I am also interested in any stories or history of the above named gentlemen and their little band.
Thank you in advance for your time.
Marion Waller Scherer
daughter of William C. Waller