B17 43-38033
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38033) of the 487th Bomb Group during a practice mission. Image via Roy K Snell. Snell has handwritten on the reverse: ‘#2. Practice mission in our new B-17s. When we changed over from B-24s.’  



1943Cadet 1943 FlightSchool




19451945 Lavenham1945 Wedding Bette and Budd Closeup

 WWIIDrawing LuckyBastardClub

ReportonReturningfromContinent Crew Interrogation ReportonAircraftAbandonedonContient

1945-04-23 Distinguished Flying Cross


1945-04-07 ME-109 Fragments

Crew69wing 8AFMuseum-ME109 ME109Frags


Wentz Wings WentzDecor1 WentzDecor3

Decorations1 Decorations2

1970 – Lavenham, UK

1972 Lavenham Chalkboard
Names of veterans from a 1970 reunion of the 487th Bomb Group listed on a chalkboard in the control tower of Lavenham airbase, seen on the 19th of August 1972. Handwritten on slide casing: ‘1970 Reunion Names (487th B.G.).’

1970 – Rienne, Belgium – Outside Hiding Place

1989-Rienne03 1989-Rienne02 1989-Rienne01


1958 – Graduation from Case Western Reserve University Medical School

1958 MD 1958-MedSchool WentzMedical School 1958

WentzMD58,Budd_2008_thumb100x80 WentzGynOncology


MAPS Museum in Akron/Canton Airfield & History Channel

2011 MAPS Museum  Museum-MAPs03 Museum-MAPs01 MuseumMAPs02

Bud-Wentz-Poster2 2008 History Channel

2014 – Judson Nursing Home

2014 Birthday  2012

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