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Crew Lists, 882nd Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, Lawson Revision,

May 18, 2011.

These rosters originally came from


http://www.powmiaff.org/20thAAF/500thBG/882ndSq/SquadronLists/882sq.html

However, we found many errors and corrected as many as possible based upon records available to us.
882nd Bomb Sq, 500 Bomb Group.
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INDEX BY SQUADRON NUMBERS AND COMMANDERS
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Z SQUARE 21 PIERCE (223)
Z SQUARE 22 HURLBUTT (222), JACKSON (236), COFFMAN (244A)
Z SQUARE 23 HAYS (228), LIMPP (225A), HANFT (226 second), ROTHROCK (245A)
Z SQUARE 24 TACKETT (237), CARRICO (241 second), SAWYER (226A)
Z SQUARE 25 VAN TRIGT (230), ALDERMAN (238A)
Z SQUARE 26 GRISE (231), SEALY (235A), WOOD (234A)
Z SQUARE 27 CORDRAY (239 first), SASSER (231A)
Z SQUARE 28 GERWICK (233 first), HAAS (230A), JENNINGS*, QUEEN (228A)
Z SQUARE 29 SHOREY (240)
Z SQUARE 30 REEVES (229), HUGHES (239 second), HOLDRIDGE (224 third), DAVIS
(?)
Z SQUARE 31 PORTER (233 second), HODGE (235 first), ROUSE (235 second),
SEWELL (242 second
Z SQUARE 32 PARSONS (238)
Z SQUARE 33 LAMARCHE (226 first), WARE (241A)
Z SQUARE 34 FARRELL (227 second)
Z SQUARE 35 SAVAGE (224 first), GRAY (232), ROBINSON (241 third), BRUNS (242A)
Z SQUARE 36 ARBON (234)
Z SQUARE 37 SCHMITZ (241 first)
Z SQUARE 38
Z SQUARE 39 GILLERT (233A), BISHOP (350, 883rd)

Pilot and Crew Number


Replacement Crew Armstrong (224A)
Replacement Crew Burnham (237A)
Replacement Crew Collins (229A)
Replacement Crew Foster (240A)
Replacement Crew Gerrity (239A)
Replacement Crew Jenkinson (232A)
Replacement Crew Kangles (227A)
Replacement Crew Marshall (223A)
Replacement Crew Robertson (243A)
Replacement Crew Stai (236A)
Replacement Crew Ware (241A)
Replacement Crew Welsh (225B)

Assigned to 883rd

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*Replacement Crew 343 Jennings


*Replacement Crew 348A Leo
*Replacement Crew 350 Bishop
*Replacement Crew 356 Hinderks
*Replacement Crew 361 Martin
*Replacement Crew 363A Schultz, Z Square 47, Schultz.

Info sought on the crews of:

Pease
Davis

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INDEX--SQDR. NO.--SER.NO.-------NAME ARRIVAL STATUS
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Z SQUARE 21 42-24652 "DEVIL'S DELIGHT" ORIGINAL
42-61658 "BARBARA ANN" REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 22 42-24766 ORIGINAL
42-83875 REPLACEMENT
44-61684 "SILVER STREAK" REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 23 42-24664 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE" ORIGINAL
42-94049 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE II" REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 24 42-24676 "PRIDE OF THE YANKEES" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 25 42-24686 "AMERICAN BEAUTY" ORIGINAL
42-24743 "WABASH CANNON BALL" REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 26 42-24687 "TOKYO LOCAL" ORIGINAL
42-24770 REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 27 42-24668 HEAVENLY BODY ORIGINAL

Z SQUARE 28 42-63436 "OLD IRONSIDES" ORIGINAL


44-70136 "BUCKIN’ BRONCO" REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 29 42-65221 "GRAVEL GERTIE" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 30 42-63487 "CONSTANT NYMPH" ORIGINAL
44-69742 REPLACEMENT
44-61693 REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 31 42-24785 ORIGINAL
42-63494 REPLACEMENT
44-69751 REPLACEMENT

Z SQUARE 32 42-63497 "FEVER FROM THE SOUTH" ORIGINAL


Z SQUARE 33 42-42700 "SLICK DICK" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 34 42-93889 "FRISCO NANNIE" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 35 42-63429 "PACIFIC QUEEN" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 36 42-69657 "LIL ABNER" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 37 42-24680 "BELLE RUTH" ORIGINAL
Z SQUARE 38 42-24813 ORIGINAL
44-61789 REPLACEMENT
Z SQUARE 39 44-61530 ORIGINAL
44-70144 REPLACEMENT

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Z SQUARE 21 "DEVIL'S DELIGHT" SER. #42-24652 BW
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CREW NUMBER 223

CREW MISSIONS 35

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 47

PILOT AC CAPT. STANLEY W. PIERCE


COPILOT 1/T. WILLIAM W. DOUDS
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. JOSEPH E. O'GRADY
NAVIGATOR LT. WILLIAM H. GOLDSTEIN
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. KENNETH N. ROBERTSON
RADIO S/SGT. HAROLD J. COLEMAN
RING GUN. S/SGT. JOSEPH L. SEARS
R. GUN. CPL. EARL L. GLASSBURN
L. GUN. S/SGT. OTIS P. SWEARENGIN
RADAR S/SGT. DONALD G. HEWITT
TAIL GUN. CPL. DONALD H. ZIMMERMAN

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. OLEN F. (SHORTY) UNDERWOOD (CREW CHIEF),


S/SGT. RALPH R. JOHNSON, S/SGT.EMIL MICHAELIS, SGT.
WILLIAM HONSE, SGT. STEWART SHAFFER, CPL. JAMES QUEEN
AND CPL. EDWARD C KANE

NOTES: AIRCRAFT JUDGED UNFIT FOR COMBAT AND ENDED ITS FLYING CAREERAT
AMARILLO, TEXAS MAINTENANCE TRAINING SCHOOL. 1/LT. EDWARD H.
STOEHR (KIA) WAS REPLACED BY LT. GOLDSTEIN.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT SURVIVED THE WAR. WAS PUT IN STORAGE AT DAVIS-


MONTHAN IN OCTOBER OF 1945 NO FURTHER RECORDS UNTIL SHE WAS
SALVAGED THERE IN MAY OF 1954.

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Z SQUARE 22 LEADING LADY SER. #42-24766
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CREW NUMBER 222

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 7

PILOT AC MAJOR BARNEY E. HURLBUTT *


COPILOT 2/LT. FELIX O. OMILIAN *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. KENNETH F. FINE
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. GLENDON M. AITKEN *
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. GLEN O. TRUESDELL *
RADIO SGT. JOSEPH P. NIGHAN *
RING GUN. CPL. FRANK J. YANIK *
R. GUN SGT. EDWIN D. LEVIN
L. GUN. SGT. CARL HUNT *
RADAR SGT. PAUL E. DREYER *
TAIL GUN. SGT. HAROLD T. HEDGES POW

GROUND CREW M/SGT. ERNEST A. NISTAL (CREW CHIEF)

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN COMMANDED BY LT. JOE AMOS AND


FLEW 7 MISSIONS BEFORE BEING RAMMED OVER NAGOYA AND JAN. 3,
1945 MISSION AND LOST WITH MAJ. BARNEY HURLBUTT CREW. 2/LT.
KENNETH F. FINE AND SGT. EDWIN LEVIN WERE NOT ON THE FLIGHT.
THE PILOT OF THE JAP. FIGHTER THAT RAMMED HER BAILED OUT AND
SURVIVED. THIS AIRCRAFT IS ALSO SHOWN AS DITCHED BY LT. AMOS
CREW ON THE SAME MISSION. AGEE IS SURE THE AMOS CREW WAS IN
THE 883RD. SQ. BUT NOT SURE OF SQ. PLANE NO. OR AIRCRAFT SER. NO.
THEY WERE LOST IN.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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Z SQUARE 22 "GEORGIA ANN" SER. #42-93875
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CREW NUMBER 236

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 38

PILOT AC MAJ. DONALD G. JACKSON


COPILOT 2/LT. WILLIAM C. WRIGHT
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. LARRY P. HERGENREDER
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. GERARD A. HOWARTH
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. LEMUEL VON LEER, JR.
RADIO S SGT. JAMES R. TELLSON
RING GUN. SGT. EMMETT P. McMILLAN
R. GUN. S/SGT. MARION M. SHEW
L. GUN. CPL. CLIFFORD E. RAYMORE
RADAR PFC. STANLEY B. BARA
TAIL GUN. CPL. CARTER H. ALFORD

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. ERNEST A. NISTEL (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. ROBERT J.


CUNNINGHAM, SGT. ARTHUR L. HANCOX AND CPL. OTTO J.
BUCZKOWSKI

NOTES: REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT

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Z SQUARE 22 SER. #42-93875
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CREW NUMBER 244A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 38

PILOT AC 1/LT. JOHN T. COFFMAN


COPILOT 2/LT. MARSHALL E. SIMCOX
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. GERROLD J. SMITH – MAJ. RICHARD HALE
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. THOMAS D. WEIR, JR.
FLT. ENG. SGT. JOHN W. WOOD – F/O JOHN SHADE
RADIO CPL. HARRY A. ANBENDER
RING GUN. CPL. WILLIAM F. O'BRIEN
R. GUN. SGT. WILLIS R. HAAS
L. GUN. CPL. WILLIAM J. MOFFITT
RADAR 2/LT. SEYMORE N. ZLOTNIK
TAIL GUN. SGT. RICHARD S. FITCHETTE

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. ERNEST A. NISTEL (CREW CHIEF), SGT. ROBERT J.


CUNNINGHAM, SGT. ARTHUR L. HANCOX AND CPL. OTTO J.
BUCZKOWSKI

NOTES:

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Z SQUARE 22 "SILVER THUNDER" SER. #44-61684
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CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 13

PILOT AC
COPILOT
BOMBARDIER
NAVIGATOR
FLT. ENG.
RADIO
RING GUN.
R. GUN.
L. GUN.
RADAR
TAIL GUN.

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. ERNEST A. NISTEL (CREW CHIEF), S/GT. ROBERT J.


CUNNINGHAM, SGT. ARTHUR L. HANCOX AND CPL. OTTO J.
BUCZKOWSKI

NOTES:

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Z SQUARE 23 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE" SER. #42-24664
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CREW NUMBER 228

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 26

PILOT AC 1/LT. HALE W. HAYS


COPILOT 2/LT. EDGAR L. BETTS
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. WILBUR S. WEKSLER
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. HAROLD E. TOWNER
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. WILLIAM B. WALLOWER
RADIO SGT. HENRY P. KOERT
RING GUN. CPL. BENJAMIN COHEN
R. GUN. CPL. KIOLEN CRIDER
L. GUN. SGT. ROBERT L. MOISTNER
RADAR S/SGT. STANLEY A BURULIA
TAIL GUN. SGT. KIOLEN CRIDER

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. JOHN P. KIANKA (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLEMMIE PORTER,
S/SGT. THOMAS J, MOORE, JR., SGT. MORGAN R. PARTLOW AND
SGT. FOSTER CORNELIUS.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944 WITH COL. JOSEPH


(TOBY) BRANNOCK, 882ND. SQUADRON COMMANDER. HE WAS A WELL
LIKED OFFICER, WHO FLEW MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF MISSIONS. THIS
AIRCRAFT FLEW 26 MISSIONS BEFORE CRASH LANDING ON IWO JIMA
AFTER A MISSION TO TOKYO.

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Z SQUARE 23 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE" SER. #42-24664
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CREW NUMBER 225A
CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC MAJ. JOHN MILO LIMPP *


COPILOT 1/LT. JAY H. REICHBACH
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. DAVID GREEN
NAVIGATOR LT. CLINTON C. CATOR
FLT. ENG. F/O. RALPH S. BREEDEN
RADIO S/SGT. ELMO NEAL
RING GUN. T/SGT. HARRY V. LOFBLAD
R. GUN. S/SGT. ARTHUR J. HENRY
L. GUN. S/SGT. WARREN D. CRISMAN
RADAR S/SGT. JOHN A. LAMBETH, JR.
TAIL GUN. S/SGTGEORGE J. MICKEY

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. JOHN P. KIANKA (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLEMMIE PORTER,
S/ SGT. MOORE, SGT. PARTHON AND SGT. CORNELIUS

NOTES: THIS CREW WAS FLYING "RAMBLIN ROSCOE" WHEN IT CRASHED ON IWO
JIMA AFTER A MISSION TO TOKYO ON APRIL 15, 1945. THEY CAME IN ON
TWO ENGINES, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, AND ENDED UP ON A PILE OF
DIRT. NO ONE WAS KILLED OR INJURED BUT THE AIRCRAFT WAS
WRITTEN OFF. THE CREW WAS FLOWN BACK TO SAIPAN AND TO
HONOLULU ON R AND R. UPON ARRIVAL AT HONOLULU, THE OMMANDER
WAS TAKEN ILL AND PUT IN THE HOSPITAL. HE DIED THAT NIGHT OF
CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER. THE CREW FINISHED THE WAR ON DIFFERENT
CREWS.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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Z SQUARE 23 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE II" SER. #42-94049
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CREW NUMBER 226 (second)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 38

PILOT AC 1/LT. JAMES F. HANFT


COPILOT 2/LT. THEODORE R. BIVINS
BOMBARDIER JOHN J. SPENCER
NAVIGATOR LT. KENNETH F. FINE
FLT. ENG. SGT. JOHN W. SHADE
RADIO CPL. HARRY H. ANBENDER
RING GUN. SGT. HENRY A. VALLAR
R. GUN. S/SGT. EDWIN D. LEVIN
L. GUN. S/SGT. CARROLL M. HAYGOOD
RADAR S/SGT. MORTON GOLD
TAIL GUN. T/SGT. WALTER K. KINNEMAN

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. JOHN P. KIANKA (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLEMMIE PORTER,
S/SGT. MOORE, SGT. PARTHON AND SGT. FOSTER CORNELIUS.

NOTES:

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Z SQUARE 23 "RAMBLIN ROSCOE II" SER. #42-94049
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CREW NUMBER 245A

CREW MISSIONS 10

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 38

PILOT AC CAPT. ROBERT P. ROTHROCK


COPILOT 1/LT. BASIL K. WILLIAMSON
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. ELMER H. WILLIAMS
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. HOWARD M. PRICE
FLT. ENG. S/SGT. ROBERT B. WILLS
RADIO S/SGT. JOSEPH R. McCLINTOCK
RING GUN. S/SGT. FLOYD F. KEELER
R. GUN. CPL. BERNARD J. BLOCK
L. GUN. S/SGT. THADDEUS J. KOLOSKI
RADAR 2/LT. JOSEPH R. DUANE
TAIL GUN. CPL. CHARLES A. BROUGHTON

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. JOHN P. KIANKA (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLEMMIE N.


PORTER (TURBO), SGT. EDWARD E. MOORE, JR., SGT. MORGAN R. PARTLOW AND
SGT. FOSTER CORNELIUS.

NOTES: CREW FLEW 10 COMBAT MISSIONS, 1 TO TRUK AND 9 TO JAPAN. THEY


WERE PICKED FOR LEAD CREW SCHOOL. THE TRAINING TOOK 30 DAYS,
THE WAR ENDED, THEY WERE DISCHARGED AND SENT HOME.

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Z SQUARE 24 "PRIDE OF THE YANKEES" SER. #42-24676 BW
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CREW NUMBER 237

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 60

PILOT AC CAPT. CECIL E. TACKETT


COPILOT 2/LT.THEODORE R. BIVINS
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. JAMES B. STAFFORD
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ROBERT E. ROCKNEY
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. WARREN E. SCHREINER
RADIO SGT. ROBERT B. WALLACE
RING GUN. S/SGT. DONALD H. SWEARINGEN
R. GUN. T/SGT. JAY COLLINS
L. GUN. S/SGT. EUGENE D. KIDRICK
RADAR S/SGT. WALTER BORTNICK
TAIL GUN. S/SGT. ALBERT M. PASTERNACK

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. ARTHUR E. JOHNSON (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. MALCOLM


FOSTER, SGT. DONALD HAGEN, SGT. ERNEST PASLEY AND SGT.
DONALD BAUMGARDNER

NOTES: AFTER TWO OR THREE MISSIONS LT. BIVINS WAS ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER
CREW AND NO ONE WAS ASSIGNED TO HIS PLACE AND THEY HAD A
DIFFERENT COPILOT ON EVERY MISSION (SOMEONE NEEDING FLIGHT
TIME).

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Z SQUARE 24 PRIDE OF THE YANKEES" SER. #42-24676
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CREW NUMBER 241 (second)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 60

PILOT AC 1/LT. FRANK A. CARRICO


COPILOT 1/LT. MORRIS M. ROBINSON (ROBY)
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. ROSENDO HERNANDEZ
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. URBAN J. BONNEAU
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. ALBERT E. WOODWARD
RADIO S/SGT. ALBERT J. BOCHSLER
RING GUN. S/SGT. HAMILTON STEEL
R. GUN. T/SGT. ROBERT E. ATWELL
L. GUN. S/SGT HAROLD A. STEELE

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RADAR S/SGT. JOHN J. CHESTER


TAIL GUN. S/SGT. EDWIN DAVIDSON

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. ARTHUR E. JOHNSON (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. MALCOLM


FOSTER, SGT. DONALD HAGEN AND SGT. ERNEST PASLAY

NOTES: THIS CREW BROUGHT THE "PRIDE" HOME FROM JAPAN ON TWO
ENGINES ON ONE SIDE THE FIRST TIME. THEY FLEW 5 MISSIONS IN Z-24,
AFTER WHICH THEY WERE ASSIGNED TO Z-37 (BELLE RUTH). LT.
ROBINSON BECAME THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER. THEY, LATER, LOST
TWO ENGINES ON ONE SIDE AND WERE FIRST IN THE 73RD WING TO
RETURN WITH TWO ENGINES OUT ON ONE SIDE. THIS AIRCRAFT
ARRIVED ON SAIPAN IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944 UNDER THE
COMMAND OF CAPT. CECIL E. TACKETT. AIRCRAFT AND CREW
SURVIVED THE WAR. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ESTIMATED TO HAVE HAD 17
ENGINES REPLACED IN HER 60 MISSIONS.

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CREW NUMBER 226A
CREW MISSIONS 12
AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 60

PILOT AC 1/LT. EDWARD W. SAWYER


COPILOT 2/LT. HERVIE DILLINGHAM JR
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. LEO W. GONSALVES
BOMBARDIER F/O RICHARD L. MORELLO
FLT. ENG. SGT. CLARENCE A. TANNAHILL
RADIO SGT. FRANK E. MILLER
RING GUN. SGT. CHARLES R. SMITH
L. GUN. SGT. AUBREY C. ELLIS
R. GUN. CPL. RICHARD J. ZAREMBA
RADAR 2/LT. FRANCIS J. ROBB
TAIL GUN. SGT. LELAND S. DOLL

GROUND CREW: M/SGT ARTHUR E. JOHNSON (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. MALCOLM


FOSTER, SGT. DONALD HAGEN, AND SGT. DONALD
BAUMGARTNER.

NOTES; THIS WAS THE LAST CREW TO TAKE THE PRIDE INTO COMBAT. SGT
ZAREMBA LOST HIS LIFE ON GUAM IN DECEMBER OF 1945.

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Z SQUARE 25 "AMERICAN BEAUTY" SER. #42-24686
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CREW NUMBER 230

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 10

PILOT AC MAJ. JOHN R. VAN TRIGT


COPILOT 2/LT. HUBERT A BINGHAM, JR.
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. WILLIAM B. MAYES
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. JEROME V. SILVER
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. WILLIAM L. RYALLS *
RADIO S/SGT. VICTOR W. THOMPSON
RING GUN. SGT. THOMAS E. McEVOY *
R. GUN. CPL. FRANCIS H. KINDSETH
L. GUN. CPL. PETER A. SANCHEZ
RADAR SGT. RAYMOND D. DUGAN
TAIL GUN. CPL. DICK WOOLF

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. CHARLES FOUST (CREW CHIEF)

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF MAJ. JOHN R. VAN


TRIGT. ON 12/29/44 THIS CREW ALONG WITH SENIOR PILOT JOHN E.
DOUGHERTY DITCHED HER NEAR ALAMAGAN ISLAND AFTER A WEATHER
MISSION TO TOKYO. THE CREW ALL SURVIVED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS
CREDITED WITH 10 MISSIONS.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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Z SQUARE 25 "WABASH CANNON BALL" SER. #42-24743
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CREW NUMBER 238A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 22

PILOT AC 1/LT. JOHN E. ALDERMAN


COPILOT 2/LT. MURRY J. ATHEARN
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. HOWARD W. BRYANT
NAVIGATOR F/O. ROBERT L. GOSSARD
FLT. ENG. S/SGT. ROY M. BAUMANN
RADIO SGT. HARRY (LEON) HAYES
RING GUN. SGT. SAMUEL C. BONNETTE
R. GUN. SGT. PASQUALE (PAT) LORIA
L. GUN. SGT. LEROY W. CLER
RADAR 2/LT. CLIFTON LARSON
TAIL GUN. CPL. JOHN A. SCHOTANUS

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. MILTON F. HULL (CREW CHIEF)

NOTES: AIRCRAFT CREDITED WITH 8 MISSIONS AS Z-56. RECORDS ALSO


INDICATE 10 MISSIONS WITH THE 882ND SQUADRON BUT A PICTURE TAKEN IN
AUGUST OF 1945 SHOWS HER WITH 40 MISSIONS AND 7 JAP FIGHTERS TO HER
CREDIT.
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CREW NUMBER 231

CREW MISSIONS 5

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 5

PILOT AC CAPT. CHARLES G. GRISE *


COPILOT 1/LT. EDWIN B. SCHMITZ *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. MORRIS D. ROSENTHAL *
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ROBERT L. ROGERS *
FLT. ENG 2/LT. ANTHONY J. MUSIL *
RADIO CPL. JAMES P. ALLISON *
RING GUN. CPL. JOSEPH A. KEHRER *
R. GUN. CPL. BARRY S. CAMPBELL *
L. GUN. S/SGT. JESSE J. IRVINE *
RADAR SGT. RUSSELL L. KAUFMAN *
TAIL GUN CPL. HYRUM P. PRINGLE *

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GROUND CREW: M/SGT. RAYMOND (Kenneth?) W. CARR (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT.


JOSEPH H. FILIATREAU SGT. HURTH M. TOMPKINS, SGT. MAX
EDWARDS, SGT. RICHARD H. HEROLD AND SGT. RUSS
LIBENGOOD.

NOTES: ORIGINAL AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF CAPT.


CHARLES G. GRISE IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944. AIRCRAFT AND CREW
WERE LOST DEC. 13, 1944. AFTER BOMBING NAGOYA THEY WERE
OBSERVED GOING DOWN WITH ONE ENGINE SMOKING AND ANOTHER
WINDMILLING. THEY MADE IT OUT OFF THE COAST AND HAD TO
DITCH. ALL WERE LOST. 2/LT. JAMES O. BURPO WAS A MEMBER OF THE
ORIGINAL CREW BUT WAS NOT ON THAT MISSION.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 235A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 27 COMBAT AND 3 POW'S

PILOT AC CAPT. RAYMOND J. SEALY


COPILOT 1/LT. MILTON G. ORENSTEIN
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. PAUL L. WHEELER
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. THOMAS E. SANDERS
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. FRANK A. GUBA, JR.
RADIO S/SGT. ALOYSIUS S. ZMUDA
RING GUN. SGT. ROBERT W. SMITH
R. GUN. SGT. JOHN D. POGGENSEE
L. GUN. S/SGT. DALE W. WASHBURN
RADAR 1/LT. WILLIAM B. MASON
TAIL GUN. S/SGT. LEONARD J. RICCARDI

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. DONALD E. GATES (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. HURTH


TOMPKINS, S/SGT. RUSS LIBENGOOD AND CPL. CLEO J.
BROADDUS

NOTES: AIRCRAFT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED ON SEALY'S FIRST MISSION


(TRAILING EDGE OF WING TAKEN OFF TO MAIN SPAR).

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CREW NUMBER 234A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 27 COMBAT AND 3 POW'S

PILOT AC 1/LT. JOSEPH T. WOOD


COPILOT F/O. FRED J. DUFEK
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. WILLIAM L. MARIETTA
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. WAYLAND H. LANNING
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. HARVARD D. KAUFFMAN
RADIO SGT. JOHN J. BUDEK
RING GUN. SGT. RICHARD C. BERGAN
R. GUN. CPL. ROBERT L. FREY
L. GUN. SGT. VINCENT J. DONATO
RADAR SGT. BRUCE STERLING
TAIL GUN. CPL. FRANK H. OTTO

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. DONALD E. GATES (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. HURTH M.


TOMPKINS, S/SGT. RUSS LIBENGOOD AND CPL. CLEO BROADUS

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 239 (first)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 56

PILOT AC CAPT. ROBERT M. CORDRAY


COPILOT LT. MILTON G. ORENSTEIN
BOMBARDIER LT. LYNN (DOC) GROW *
NAVIGATOR LT. EDWIN P. O'HARA *
FLT. ENG. LT. ROBERT W. CAMPBELL
RADIO T/SGT. LLOYD W. FRANKLIN *
RING GUN. SGT. THOMAS J. MOORE *
R. GUN. T/SGT. JOHN A. CIARDI
L. GUN. CPL. RICHARD C. JOHNSON *
RADAR SGT. ALTON E. BLAKELY *
TAIL GUN. SGT. CLYDE B. SALAZ *

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. SYDNEY F. SMITH (CREW CHIEF), SGT. HOWARD C.


ALLENDER, CPL. CHARLES R. FOLEY AND CPL. DONALD P.
RICHARDSON.

NOTES: ORIGINAL AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF CAPT.


ROBERT M. CORDRAY IN MID-NOVEMBER 1944 AND CREDITED WITH 56
MISSIONS.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 231A

CREW MISSIONS 33

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 56

PILOT AC 1/LT. WILLIE O. SASSER


COPILOT 2/LT. WILLIAM C. LANSHAW
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. CHARLES S. SUTTLES
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. JAMES P. KEANE
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. JOHN YEVUTA
RADIO SGT. RUDOLPH E. NELSON
RING GUN. SGT. RODMAN W. SHUTT
R. GUN. CPL. GEORGE C. WOOD
L. GUN. CPL. MURRAY FLAM
RADAR CPL. MICHAEL SHEPEL
TAIL GUN. CPL. MARION F. COLE

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. RICHARD H. NEWTON (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLAUD O.


MILLER, SGT. ARCHIE WASNER, CPL. LEROY KELLER, AND CPL.
HERBERT GORDON.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF CAPT. JAMES A.


GERWICK IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944. SHE FLEW 42 MISSIONS BEFORE
BEING SENT HOME AS A WAR WEARY. (SHE WENT BY WAY OF GUAM AND
MAY HAVE BEEN LOST WITH COL. BRANDON THERE.)

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CREW NUMBER 233 (first)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 42

PILOT AC CAPT. JAMES A. GERWICK


COPILOT 1/LT. JACK A. KUTCHERA *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. HOWARD E. McBRIDE *
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ALFRED W. OLSEN
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. WILLIAM F. KOTTKE *
RADIO SGT. GLEN E. DANIELSON *
RING GUN.
R. GUN. SGT. JAMES E. BAILEY *
L. GUN. SGT. JOSEPH P. CONTE *
RADAR SGT. MANUEL L. BETTENCOURT
TAIL GUN. SGT. EUGENE B. WOOD *

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. RICHARD H. NEWTON (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLAUDE O.


MILLER, SGT. ARCHIE WASNER, CPL. LEROY E. KELLER AND
CPL. HERBERT GORDON.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF CAPT. JAMES A.


GERWICK IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944. SHE FLEW 42 MISSIONS BEFORE
BEING SENT HOME AS A WAR WEARY.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 230A

CREW MISSIONS 11 ON THIS AIRCRAFT

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 42

PILOT AC 1/LT. RAYMOND O. HAAS


COPILOT 2/LT. DONALD M. WEBER
BOMBARTDIER 2/LT. FRANK W. SHARP
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ROBERT B. WOOL
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. JOHN P. GAFFORD
RADIO S/SGT. JOHN C. HOOVER
RING GUN. S/SGT. WILLIAM E. GREENE (CFC)
R. GUN. S/SGT. HARRY E. RUCH
L. GUN. S/SGT. ROBERT W. WILSON
RADAR S/SGT. PAUL W. GROVE
TAIL GUN. S/SGT. DICK WOOLF

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. RICHARD H. NEWTON (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CLAUDE O.


MILLER, SGT. ARCHIE WASNER, CPL. LEROY E. KELLER AND
CPL. HERBERT GORDON.

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 343 REPLACEMENT Note: This crew was assigned to the 883rd
and shows up on a listing of August 6, 1945.

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CAPT. CLIFFORD J. JENNINGS


COPILOT 2/LT. WILLIAM H. SMITH
BOMBARDIER F/O. LOUIS C. MOORE, JR.
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. CARL J. HARRISON
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. NORMAN F. McFATE
RADIO SGT. CHARLES E. KNELL
RING GUN. SGT. EARL R. SCHLISSLER
R. GUN. CPL. DICK V. GORDON
L. GUN. SGT. CHARLES F. ZIMMERMAN
RADAR SGT. JEROME A. DASHNER
TAIL GUN. CPL. EDWARD T. CONNELLY

GROUND CREW

NOTES: NOT SURE WHICH AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBER APPLIED TO THIS CREW.

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NOTES: THIS REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT STARTED WITH ANOTHER NAME BUT
WAS RENAMED "HOG WILD". SHE FLEW 18 MISSIONS BEFORE BEING SHOT DOWN
BY THE RUSSIANS ON A POW MISSION TO KOREA. LT. JOSEPH W. QUEEN WAS IN
COMMAND. MORE PARTICULARS ARE IN THE SQUADRON BOOK.

CREW NUMBER 228A

AC 1/LT. JOSEPH W. QUEEN


PILOT 2/LT. ROBERT S. RAINEY
BOMBARDIER F/O. MARION J. SHERRILL
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. EUGENE R. HARWOOD
FLT. ENG. F/O. JESSE H. OWENS
RADIO SGT. ARTHUR S. STRILKY
RING GUN. SGT. CYRIL BERNACKI
R. GUN. SGT. JOSEPH RINALDO *
L. GUN. CPL. CLIFFORD W. McGEE
RADAR SGT. DOUGLAS E. ARTHUR
TAIL GUN. SGT. TICHARD H. TURNER

Names and titles from 500th CD


*Anthony J. Renaldo the Squadron Crew List showed Anthony Renaldo as on this crew. We
believe there was a confusion on the similarity of the names. Our records appear to indicate that
it was Joseph Rinaldo on Z Square 28 and that Anthony Renaldo was a Bombardier in the 883rd.

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CREW NUMBER 240

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 50

PILOT AC 2/LT. WILLARD F. SHOREY


COPILOT 2/LT. RICHARD J. RISSER
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. ALLEN S. STONHOUSE
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ROBERT D. THERIAULT
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. RICHARD L. SMITH
RADIO S/SGT. LUTHER L. WAMMACK
RING GUN. CPL. DAVID E. WILLIS
R. GUN. CPL. JAMES H. EVERS
L. GUN. CPL. CLEVELAND M. SIMMONS
RADAR S/SGT. PETER L. KARAGANNIS
TAIL GUN. CPL. JAMES W. WINSLOW

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. DOC B. DUNCAN (CREW CHIEF), SGT. GEORGE N.


LABARGE

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN UNDER COMMAND OF CAPT. JOSEPH N.


SAVAGE. CAPT. CORDRAY BECAME HER COMMANDER AND NAMED HER
AFTER HIS MOTHER. M/SGT. ERNEST NISTAL WAS HER CREW CHIEF
COMING FROM THE STATES AND M/SGT. DUNCAN BECAME HER CREW
CHIEF ON ARRIVAL. M/SGT. NISTAL BECAME CREW CHIEF ON Z SQUARE
22. GRAVEL GERTIE FLEW 50 MISSIONS BEFORE COLLAPSING ON THE
RUNWAY. SHE WAS SURVEYED.

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CREW NUMBER 229 ORIGINAL

CREW MISSI0NS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. JOHN B. REEVES


COPILOT 2/LT. GEORGE F. DAVIS
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. WARREN E. LONG
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. CHARLES O. MCALISTER
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. ROBERT E. RAE
RADIO SGT. EMIL MILLER, JR
RING GUN. CPL. WALLACE I. SLOAN
R. GUN. CPL. WILLIAM M. SIMMERMAN
L. GUN. SGT. EUGENE W. HARRIS
RADAR SGT. ANTHONY A. ADAMS
TAIL GUN. SGT. JACK T. WALTON

NOTE: The Reeves crew arrived on Saipan probably in early December 1944, probably by
ATC. Their first missions was in Z-23 on 24 Dec 44 against Iwo Jima. They went on to fly at
least 25 more missions.

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CREW NUMBER 239 (second)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. LEONARD I. HUGHES *


COPILOT 2/LT. WILLIAM H. McCLURE (POW)
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. LYNN (DOC) GROW *
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. EDWIN R. O'HARA *
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. WILLIAM L. RYALLS *
RADIO T/SGT. LOYD W. FRANKLIN *
RING GUN. PFC. FLOYD C. WALLACE *
R. GUN. SGT. THOMAS J MOORE *
L. GUN. SGT. RICHARD C. JOHNSON *
RADAR SGT. ALTON E. BLAKELY *
TAIL GUN. SGT. CLYDE B. SALAZ *

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. MILTON F. HULL (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOHN F. CHILDS,
S/SGT. RICHARD G. WOOD AND CPL. LESLIE F. McCORD.

NOTES: THIS CREW WAS LOST MAY 23, 1945, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1/LT.
WILLIAM H. McCLURE, WHO SURVIVED AS A POW AND CHARLES W.
CIVIELLO, WHO HAD BEEN REPLACED ON THIS FLIGHT.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 224 (third)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 6

PILOT AC CAPT. CURTIS J. HOLDRIDGE


COPILOT 2/LT. GEORGE F. DAVIS
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. WARREN E. LONG
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. CHARLES O. McALISTER
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. ROBERT E. RAE
RADIO S/SGT. EMIL MILLER, JR.
RING GUN. SGT. WILLIAM M. SIMMERMON
R. GUN. SGT. WALLACE I. SLOAN
L. GUN. SGT. EUGENE W. HARRIS
RADAR SGT. ANTHONY A. ADAMS
TAIL GUN. SGT. JACK E. WALTON

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. DONALD E. GATES (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOHN J. CHILDS,
S/SGT. ROBERT WOOD* AND CPL. LESLIE F. McCORD
*Master file shows Richard Wood.

NOTES: REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT.

CREW PHOTO OF 5 SEPT 45 SHOWS THE CREW BELOW:

PILOT AC CAPT. CURTIS J. HOLDRIDGE


COPILOT 1/LT. WILLIAM C. LANSHAW
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. CHARLES S. SUTTLES
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. LEONARD W. PIPKIN, JR.
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. ROBERT E. RAE
RADIO S/SGT. EMIL MILLER, JR.
RING GUN. SGT. WILLIAM M. SIMMERMON
R. GUN. SGT. WALLACE I. SLOAN
L. GUN. SGT. EUGENE W. HARRIS
RADAR SGT. ANTHONY A. ADAMS
TAIL GUN. SGT. JACK E. WALTON

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CREW NUMBER

CREW MISSI0NS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. GEORGE F. DAVIS


COPILOT 2/LT. WILLIAM C. LANSHAW
BOMBARDIER
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. LEONARD W. PIPKIN
FLT. ENG.
RADIO
RING GUN.
R. GUN.
L. GUN.
RADAR
TAIL GUN.

GROUND CREW:

NOTES: 1/LT. GEORGE DAVIS WAS COPILOT ON REEVES CREW

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CREW NUMBER 233 (second)

CREW MISSIONS 7

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 7

PILOT AC 1/LT. SAMUEL B. PORTER *


COPILOT LT. MERL S. EATON *
BOMBARDIER LT. LOUIS STEPHEN *
NAVIGATOR LT. ERWIN GENDELMAN *
FLT. ENG. LT. ISAAC SAMAREL *
RADIO SGT. KURT PORJESCZ *
RING GUN. CPL. AUSBON JUDD *
R. GUN. CPL. RICHARD P. STEINBERG *
L. GUN. CPL. WILLIAM C. POOLE, JR. *
RADAR SGT. MAURICE R. KOMOCAR *
TAIL GUN. CPL. HARRY L. MEARS, JR. *

GROUND CREW: CHARLES C. FAUST (CREW CHIEF)

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN IN NOVEMBER OF 1944 UNDER COMMAND


OF CAPT. LOUIS C. McCLURE. SHE WAS LOST JAN. 23, 1945 OVER NAGOYA
WITH 1/LT. SAMUEL B.PORTER. CAPT. McCLURE SURVIVED THE WAR.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 235 (first)
CREW MISSIONS 9

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 9

PILOT AC 1/ LT. WILLIAM S. HODGE


COPILOT 2/LT. GEORGE C. ROUSE *
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. DONALD G. THOMPSON *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. ROBERT J. SULLIVAN *
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. HOWELL R. YOUNG *
RADIO SGT. STEPHEN J. WOODS *
RING GUN. SGT. HARRY E. McGRATH *
R. GUN. CPL. HARRY H. THOMPSON, JR *
L. GUN. SGT. EUGENE E. GILBREATH *
RADAR SGT. ANGELO CONDELLONE *
TAIL GUN. SGT. CLINTON W. SIMONSON, JR *

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CREW NUMBER 235 (second)
CREW MISSIONS 9

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 9

PILOT AC 2/ LT. GEORGE C. ROUSE *


COPILOT 1/LT. JACK A KUTCHERA *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. ROBERT J. SULLIVAN *
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. DONALD G. THOMPSON *
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. HOWELL R. YOUNG *
RADIO SGT. STEPHEN J. WOODS *
RING GUN. CPL. HARRY H. THOMPSON *
R. GUN. SGT. HARRY E. McGRATH *
L. GUN. SGT. EUGENE E. GILBREATH *
RADAR SGT. MELVIN L. JOHNSTON *
TAIL GUN. SGT. CLINTON W. SIMONSON *

GROUND CREW: T/SGT. GLEN E. BOND (CREW CHIEF), SGT. WILLIAM L.


CROWLEY, SGT. FRANK C. WASHBURN AND CPL. JOSEPH W.
TORRE

NOTES: 2/LT. GEORGE C. ROUSE, JR. AND CREW WERE LOST OVER TOKYO ON
FEB. 19, 1945. THIS AIRCRAFT WAS NOT DISCOVERED UNTIL JAN. 26, 1969.
THE COPILOT’S REMAINS WERE STILL STRAPPED IN HIS SEAT.
Lt. Hodge was originally assigned as AC as shown on orders from Kearney directing him
overseas.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 242 (second)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 9

PILOT AC MAJ. ROBERT SEWELL, JR. *


COPILOT 2/LT. MERLE S. EATON *
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. LOUIS STEPHEN *
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. IRWIN GENDELMAN *
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. ISAAC SAMAREL *
RADIO SGT. MAURICE R. KOMOCAR *
RING GUN. SGT. AUSBON JUDD *
R. GUN. S/SGT. THOMAS E. McEVOY (CFC)*
L. GUN. SGT. WILLIAM C. POOLE *
RADAR SGT. KURT PORJESZ *
TAIL GUN. SGT. HARRY L. MEARS, JR. *

GROUND CREW: T/SGT. GLEN H. BOND (CREW CHIEF), SGT. WILLIAM L.


CROWLEY, SGT. FRANK C. WASHBURN AND CPL. JOSEPH W.
TORRE.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT REPORTED MISSING ON APRIL 13, 1945 AFTER A MISSION TO


TOKYO.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 238

CREW MISSIONS 31

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 57

PILOT AC 1/LT. WARREN W. PARSONS


COPILOT 2/LT. ROBERT W. NEWBILL
BOMBARDIER F/O. THOMAS R. McDONALD
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. JOHN H. BEAULIEU
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. GEORGE W. ORTON
RADIO S/SGT. JOSEPH M. MORIN
RING GUN. T/SGT. MELVIN E. NEEL
R. GUN. SGT. HUGH J. PHILLIPS
L. GUN. SGT. P. A. SANCHEZ
RADAR SGT. DARYL E. BRINLEY
TAIL GUN. SGT. JOHN M. MAHAFFEY

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. KENNETH W. CARR (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOSEPH


FILIATREAU, SGT. RUDOLPH HOLLIDAY, JR. AND CPL. WALTER
H. STEPHENSON.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED ON SAIPAN IN DECEMBER OF 1944.

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CREW NUMBER 226 (first)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 58

PILOT AC MAJ. AUSTIN W. LAMARCHE


COPILOT 1/LT. JAMES W. HANFT
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. WILLIAM H. GOLDSTEIN
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. JOHN P. SPENCER
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. WILLIAM W. SALES
RADIO SGT. RODGER F. SCHRADER
RING GUN. SGT. VALENTINE V. SOCHANSKI
R. GUN. CPL. HENRY A. VALLAR
L. GUN. SGT. CARROLL M. HAYGOOD
RADAR S/SGT. MORTON GOLD
TAIL GUN. T/SGT. WALTER V. KINNEMAN

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. CHARLES C. FOUST (CREW CHIEF), 49 MISSIONS


M/SGT. MILTON F. HULL (CREW CHIEF) 7 MISSIONS

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944 WITH CAPT. AUSTIN


W. LAMARCHE CREW AND SURVIVED THE WAR.

Z SQUARE 33 "SLICK DICK" SER. #42-24700 BW


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CREW NUMBER 226 (first) later?

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 58

PILOT AC MAJ. AUSTIN W. LAMARCHE


COPILOT 1/LT. JAMES W. HANFT
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. JOHN P. SPENCER
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. MARDEN
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. WILLIAM W. SALES
RADIO SGT. RODGER F. SCHRADER
RING GUN. SGT. VALENTINE V. SOCHANSKI
R. GUN.
L. GUN. SGT. CARROLL M. HAYGOOD
RADAR S/SGT. MORTON GOLD
TAIL GUN.

GROUND CREW: M/SGT. CHARLES C. FOUST (CREW CHIEF), 49 MISSIONS

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M/SGT. MILTON F. HULL (CREW CHIEF) 7 MISSIONS

NOTES: AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 1944 WITH CAPT. AUSTIN


W. LAMARCHE CREW AND SURVIVED THE WAR.

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CREW NUMBER 241A
AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 11

PILOT AC CAPT. EDWARD M. WARE


COPILOT 1/ LT. JOHN E. USSERY
BOMBARDIER 1/LT JOHN J. JANOSKO
NAVIGATOR 2/LT RICHARD N. LUZIER
FLT. ENG. F/O JACK M. LARRABEE
RADIO S/SGT. HAROLD J. RECKART
RING RUN. S/SGT. WAYNE L. LEROY
R. GUN. S/SGT THOMAS MARSHALL
L. GUN. S/SGT. DEL C. INMAN
RADAR 1/LT. NORRIS D. BEAIRD
TAIL GUN. S/SGT. NICK KOSTOCHKO

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 227 (second)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 45

PILOT AC 1/LT. JAMES R. FARRELL


COPILOT 1/LT. SAMUEL B. PORTER, JR. (KIA)
BOMBARDIER F/O. FRANCIS C. OLSSON
NAVIGATOR 1L/T. VERNON F. WEBER
FLT. ENG. F/O. JACK V. ARTERBURN
RADIO S /SGT. JULIUS ATKINS
RING GUN. CPL. RAYMOND L. LOWER
R. GUN. CPL. THOMAS MOCKLER
L. GUN. CPL. LOUIS MINOR
RADAR S/SGT. WILLIAM J. BROWN
TAIL GUN. SGT. RAYMOND SHUPAK

GROUND CREW: T/SGT. RALPH E. WEAVER (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. MAX EDWARDS,
S/SGT. MARVIN HUFFER AND CPL. JAMES QUEEN.

NOTES: LEFT GUNNER, LOUIS MINOR WAS REPLACED BY SGT. SYDNEY LONG.
TAIL GUNNER SHUPAK WAS REPLACED BY PFC. ROBERT E. KAESTNER.
LT. PORTER WAS LOST ON JAN. 23, 1945 WITH #42-24785 (Z-31).

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CREW NUMBER 224 (first)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CAPT. JOSEPH M. SAVAGE, JR.


COPILOT 2/LT. LEONARD I. HUGHES (KIA)
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. THOMAS C. HEMINGWAY
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. CLARENCE M. SONNE, JR.
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. ROBERT E. VERSLUIS
RADIO S/SGT. VICTOR V. THOMPSON
RING GUN. S/SGT. DAVID L. WALKER
R. GUN. T/SGT. MERLE R. PULLING
L. GUN. S/SGT. LEE M. BRINSON
RADAR S/SGT. WILLIAM T. DAY
TAIL GUN. S/SGT. JAMES E. BOWMAN

GROUNG CREW: S/SGT. JOSEPH B. BALOGH (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOSEPH V.


SHANNON, SGT. MARK D. CRINNION AND SGT. GLENN LYNCH

NOTES: MAJOR BARNEY HURLBUTT AND CREW BROUGHT THIS AIRCRAFT TO


SAIPAN EARLY IN NOV. OF 1944. THEY WERE RAMMED AND LOST IN Z-22
ON JAN. 3,1945. THEY ARE LISTED UNDER Z-22 (42-24766). DOC DUNCAN
FLEW OVER AS CREW CHIEF. S/SGT. BALOGH BECAME CREW CHIEF ON
HIS ARRIVAL BY ATC. THE SAVAGE CREW BECAME THE NUMBER ONE
CREW ON THIS AIRCRAFT. LT. HUGHES FLEW AS AIRCRAFT COMMANDER
ON Z-30 ON MAY 30, 1945 MISSION AND WAS REPORTED MISSING. THERE
WAS ONE SURVIVOR (SEE Z-30 PAGE)

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CREW NUMBER 232

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 50

PILOT AC 1/LT. HEWART G. GRAY


COPILOT 2/LT. DEE A. McDANIEL, JR.
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. HOWARD E. NICHOLLS > 2/LT. THOMAS C.
HEMINGWAY
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. EUGENE E. PIERSON *
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. DARRELL L. WOODLE
RADIO SGT. CHARLES W. STALEY
RING GUN. CPL. JOHN M. NORTON
R. GUN. CPL. SYDNEY E. LONG
L. GUN. SGT. LEVI L. ZIMMER
RADAR T/SGT. HEMON M. WILLEY
TAIL GUN. SGT. HENRY R. WALKER

GROUND CREW S/SGT. JOSEPH B. BALOGH (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOSEPH V.


SHANNON, SGT. MARK D. CRINNION AND SGT. GLENN LYNCH.

NOTES: THIS CREW BROUGHT AIRCRAFT #42-93689 TO SAIPAN IN EARLY DEC. OF


1944. IT DID NOT SERVE WITH THE 500TH. 2/LT. EUGENE E. PIERSON WAS KILLED
IN ACTION AND REPLACED BY 1/LT. HOWARD NICHOLLS. 2/LT. THOMAS C.
HEMINGWAY BECAME THE BOMBARDIER.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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CREW NUMBER 241 (third)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 50

PILOT AC 1/LT. MORRIS M. ROBINSON


COPILOT 1/LT. KENNETH M. BROOKS
BOMBARDIER F/O. MILTON B. FRYE
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. EUGENE E. RYAN
FLT. ENG. M/SGT. ROBERT A. WEIRICH
RADIO CPL. LEWIS F. WAGNER
RING GUN. SGT. JOSEPH VASUTA
R. GUN. S/SGT. MARSHALL F. FINE
L. GUN. CPL. CLAYTON J. VAN DE VEN
RADAR 2/LT. ROBERT G. MEISNER
TAIL GUN. CPL. JAMES R. THOMPSON

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. JOSEPH B. BALOUGH (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOSEPH V.


SHANNON, SGT. MARK D. CRINNION AND SGT. GLENN LYNCH.

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 242A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 50

PILOT AC CAPT. ROY M. BRUNS


COPILOT 2/LT. ROY B. BROWN
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. HAROLD T. BONHAM
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. VICTOR W. BAILEY
FLT. ENG. S/SGT. LAWRENCE A. DRYDEN
RADIO S/SGT. RICHARD H. BEARDSLEY
RING GUN. S/SGT. VICTOR E. REPP
R. GUN. CPL. HERBERT C. DUNN
L.GUN. CPL. CHARLES J. WILLIAMS, III
RADAR 2/LT. RICHARD J. RODRICK
TAIL GUN. CPL. EARLE M. BAYNE

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. JULIUS B. BALOGH (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. JOSEPH V.


SHANNON, SGT. MARK D. CRINNION AND SGT. GLENN LYNCH

NOTES: THIS CREW BROUGHT THIS AIRCRAFT BACK TO THE STATES AFTER THE
WAR.

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CREW NUMBER 234

CREW MISSIONS 35

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 32

PILOT AC 1/LT. HAROLD D. ARBON


COPILOT LT. MYLER L. BIVINS
BOMBARDIER LT. LUDWELL K. WALKER
NAVIGATOR LT. EARL HUYCK
FLT. ENG. LT. M. DAMBOLD
RADIO S/SGT. JOSEPH ABEGG
RING GUN. SGT. WILLIAM L. GILLEN
R. G/UN. SGT. GORDON STROUB
L. GUN. SGT. DAVID L. WALKER
RADAR SGT. MELVIN L. JOHNSTON
TAIL GUN. SGT. FRANK MIZE

GROUND CREW T/SGT. GLEN H. BOND (CREW CHIEF), S/SGT. WILLIAM L.


CROWLEY, SGT. FRANK C. WASHBURN AND SGT. JOSEPH TORRE.

NOTES:

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HISTORY--SHE WAS THE ORIGINAL Z SQURE 7 AND ARRIVED ON SAIPAN IN EARLY


NOV. 1944 UNDER THE COMMAND OF 1/LT. RICHARD D. SULLIVAN AND STARTED
THE WAR WITH THE 881ST SQUADRON.
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ON DEC. 3, 1944 Z-7 WENT TO TOKYO UNDER THE COMMAND OF 1/LT. HUGH F.
McNAMER, TARGET #357. THEY WERE ATTACKED BY FIGHTERS BEFORE THEY
REACHED THE TARGET. THE BOMB BAY AND WHEEL WELL DOORS CAME OPEN
AND THE LANDING GEAR CAME DOWN. THAT DREW ABOUT 50 FIGHTERS THAT
TRIED TO FINISH THEM OFF.

ABOUT THE SAME TIME MAJ. ROBERT GOLDSWORTHY IN Z-1 GOT HIT AND FELL
AWAY FROM THE FORMATION. MOST OF THE FIGHTERS TOOK OFF AFTER HIM
AND SHOT HIM DOWN.

THE BOMBARDIER COULD NOT SALVO THE BOMBS BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO
RETRACT THE LANDING GEAR. THE LANDING GEAR AND BOMB BAY DOORS
WOULD NOT CLOSE, HOWEVER. THE FIGHTERS STAYED WITH THEM SHOOTING
LARGE HOLES IN THE TAIL AND KNOCKING OFF PART OF THE RUDDER, AND
DISABLING THE TAIL GUNS. ANOTHER FIGHTER TORE A HUGE HOLE IN THE
FUSELAGE IN BACK OF THE RADAR COMPARTMENT TEARING UP A LOT OF
CONTROL CABLES. THEY WERE FINALLY ABLE TO SALVO THE BOMB LOAD BUT
THE FIGHTERS HUNG ON AND KEPT PECKING AWAY AT THEM.

McNAMER ASKED FOR AND GOT ALL THE POWER THAT WAS IN #7 AND
SUCCEEDED IN PULLING AWAY FROM THE FIGHTERS AND STARTED HIGH
TAILING FOR HOME. THEY WERE LOW ON FUEL AND DITCHING WAS
PREDICTED. THEY STARTED TO PREPARE FOR IT BY THROWING OUT ANYTHING
THAT WAS NOT BOLTED DOWN. AS IT TURNED OUT, THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO
DITCH. SOMEHOW, THEY MADE IT BACK EVEN WITH THE RADAR OUT.
THEY LANDED ON THE B-24 RUNWAY WITH THE NOSE WHEEL COMING THROUGH
THE FLOOR. NUMBER SEVEN WAS PULLED OFF THE RUNWAY, HER PROPS
LOOKING LIKE PRETZELS.
BY SOME MIRACLE, NO ONE WAS HURT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPAIRED AND
CAME BACK INTO SERVICE TO FLY AS Z SQUARE 37, OF THE 882ND SQUADRON.
SHE WAS RENAMED "BELLE RUTH" AND FLEW 28 MORE MISSIONS.

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CREW NUMBER 241 (first)

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 31 (WAS ORIGINAL Z SQUARE 7)

PILOT AC 1/LT. EDWIN P. SCHMITZ *


COPILOT 1/LT. MORRIS (ROBBIE) ROBINSON
BOMBARDIER F/O. ROSENDO L. HERNANDEZ
NAVIGATOR LT. URBAN J. BONNEAU
FLT. ENG. LT. ALBERT E. WOODWARD, JR.
RADIO SGT. ALBERT J. BOCHSLER
RING GUN. SGT. HAMILTON STEEL
R. GUN. CPL. ROBERT S. ATWELL
L. GUN. CPL. HAROLD A. STEELE
RADAR S/SGT. JOHN J. CHESTER
TAIL GUN. SGT. ARNOLD I. DAVIS

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. THOMAS H. AAKER (CREW CHIEF), SGT. CURTIS H.


ROBERTSON, SGT. EINO W. MAKI AND CPL. LEROY E. KELLER.

NOTES: 1/LT. EDWIN P. SCHMITZ, THE ORIGINAL COMMANDER WAS KILLED IN


ACTION WHILE FLYING AS COPILOT ON Z-26 (TOKYO LOCAL) WITH CAPT.
GRISE CREW ON THE DEC. 13, 1944 RAID ON NAGOYA. 1/LT. MORRIS
(ROBBIE) ROBINSON BECAME THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER ON BELLE
RUTH. AIRCRAFT AND CREW SURVIVED THE WAR. THREE MISSIONS ON
THIS AIRCRAFT WERE FLOWN BY THE 881ST. SQUADRON.

* INDICATES KILLED IN ACTION

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THIS AIRCRAFT (A F-13) TYPE WAS OBTAINED FROM THE AIR DEPOT, 3RD. PHOTO
RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON, APO 237 ON MAY 4, 1945, THE RECORDS INDICATE
THIS AIRCRAFT FLEW WITH THE 882ND. SQ. AND WAS CREDITED WITH SIX
MISSIONS. RECORDS, ALSO, INDICATE IT FLEW 15 COMBAT MISSIONS WITH THE
881ST. SQ. CAPTAIN WARREN H. PARSONS ACCEPTED DELIVERY OF THE
AIRCRAFT AND HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE 882nd SQUADRON. IT SEEMS LIKELY
SHE FLEW FIRST IN THE 882ND. AND FINISHED THE WAR IN THE 881ST. NO
FURTHER RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE. M/SGT. HULL WAS CREW CHIEF IN THE
882ND. AND S/SGT. HARDGROVE WAS
CREW CHIEF IN THE 881ST.

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THIS AIRCRAFT WAS CREDITED WITH ONE COMBAT MISSION. AFTER THE WAR
SHE WAS ASSIGNED TO FEA (DO NOT KNOW WHAT ORGANIZATION THAT WAS).
ON 10-30-47 SHE WENT TO THE 19TH. BOMB GROUP AT HARMON AND NORTH FIELD
ON GUAM. ON 8-31-48 SHE WAS RECLAIMED ON GUAM.

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CREW NUMBER 233A

MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS 9

PILOT AC 1/LT. GEORGE W. GILLERT


COPILOT 2/LT. DONALD A. LUNDGREN
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. LAWRENCE W. LARSON
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. LEONARD W. PIPKIN
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. CAROL C. HARRIS
RADIO SGT. WILLIAM B. KIDDA
RING GUN. SGT. FREDERICK W. COOPER
R. GUN. SGT. CHARLES WEBER
L. GUN. SGT. VAN C. SHERWOOD
RADAR SGT. JACK T. COLLINS
TAIL GUN. SGT. PHILLIP B. McCUTCHEON

GROUND CREW: S/SGT. CHARLES W. AYERS (CREW CHIEF), CPL. LAWRENCE


WILLIAMS, CPL. RUSSELL LEWIS AND SGT. RUSSELL HEROLD.

NOTES: AIRCRAFT LOST IN AN ACCIDENT AT ISLEY FIELD ON JUNE 15, 1945.

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THIS WAS A REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT. SHE WAS CREDITED WITH 17 MISSIONS
AND SURVIVED THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR SHE WAS CONVERTED TO A KB-29
TANKER. AIRCRAFT WAS RECLAIMED AT DAVIS MONTHAM IN DECEMBER OF 1956.
S/SGT. CHARLES W. AYERS WAS HER CREW CHIEF

CREW NUMBER Also shows as Crew 350 of the 883rd.

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/ LT. ROBERT K. BISHOP


COPILOT 2/LT. REGINALD C. BRUNSON
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. CHARLES W. JONES
NAVIGATOR 2/ LT. GROVER J. HANSEN
FLT. ENG. M/SGT. TALCOTT H. COUNTER
RADIO SGT. CHARLES W. MARK
RING GUN. SGT. TERRY C. DURO (CFC)
R. GUN. CPL. CHARLES J. WEIGAND
L. GUN. CPL. JOHN E. DRENNING
RADAR 2/LT. PATRICK J. KENNY
TAIL GUN. CPL. ROBERT J. STOUGHTON

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER REPLACEMENT CREW #

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC MAJ. WARDELL E. HINDERKS


COPILOT 2/LT. ROGER H. BLEWETT
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. WILLIAM E. ALDERMAN, JR.
NAVIGATOR CAPT. RALPH B. VON GUERARD
FLT. ENG. SGT. EDWARD LOCKS
RADIO SGT. THOMAS F. KAHOUN
RING GUN. SGT. ROBERT J. MCCART (CFC)
R. GUN. CPL. ROBERT W. MOBLEY
L. GUN. SGT. CHARLES MENGES
RADAR 1/LT. WILLIAM P. DARLING
TAIL GUN. CPL. BENJAMIN S. LINDSAY

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER REPLACEMENT #348A in the 883rd.

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. ROBERT G. LEO


COPILOT 2/LT. WAYNE GALEY
BOMBARDIER 2/ LT. NEAL J. ZIMMERMAN
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. EDWARD S. ABELSON
FLT. ENG. SGT. HARRY M. GALETT? Cannot locate-edl
RADIO SGT. JAMES O'TOOLE
RING GUN. SGT. JOHN W. VINZANT (CFC)
R. GUN. CPL. RICHARD A. MALOTT
L. GUN. SGT. ALLFRED L. DAWSON
RADAR 1/LT. FREDERICK J. PARTEE
TAIL GUN. CPL. LYTLE C. MARTIN
GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 361A Shows in the 883rd also

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. DONALD G. MARTIN


COPILOT 2/LT. LEROY J. TORGERSON
BOMBARDIER F/O. LAWRENCE G. SKELEY
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. CLAES L. HULTGREN, JR
FLT. ENG. 1/LT. WALTER J. PARRISE
RADIO SGT. SEYMOUR SYLVAN
RING RUN. SGT. MERVIN W. ZELLER (CFC)
R. GUN. SGT. CHARLES F. HOFFMASTER
L. GUN. SGT. WILLIAM H. CATE
RADAR 2/LT. JOHN E. WENSTRAND
TAIL GUN. CPL. CLAUDE R. GENTRY

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 363A Assigned to 883rd.

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CAPT. WILLIS J. SCHULTZ


COPILOT 1/LT. CHARLES P. GILSON, JR.
BOMBARDIER
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. PAUL S. RITTMAN
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. HAROLD B. WOLBERS
RADIO SGT. CHARLES R. O'NEAL
RING GUN. SGT. ROY L. LEACH (CFC)
R. GUN. SGT. WALTER W. BLASZAK
L. GUN. CPL. JOHN S. PRESZ
RADAR 1/LT. HARRISON J. WITTERS
TAIL GUN. CPL. RICHARD F. GOODSON

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 223A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC MAJ. GEORGE B. MARSHALL


COPILOT 1/LT. FRANK R. ELDER
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. IRWIN B. JAMESON
BOMBARDIER F/O STEVEN ELEFTHERION
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. STANLEY N. THREFALL
RADIO SGT. ROBERT W. MARCHAND
RING GUN. SGT. PHILLIP D. REIDENBACH
L. GUN. SGT. CHARLES R. TURK
R. GUN. CPL. JOHN L. MCDONAUGH
RADAR 2/LT. JOHN J. KLOTZ
TAIL GUN. CPL. DALLAS W. BARTON

GROUND CREW:

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CREW NUMBER 224A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. NORMAN E. ARMSTRONG


PILOT 2/LT. ARTHUR J. SHAW
WEATHER 2/LT. DAVID R. DOCHEN
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. MORRIS KWELLER
FLT. ENG. SGT. ROBERT C. ELVY
RADIO SGT. GLENN E. CARLSON
RING GUN. SGT. EDWIN M. BILGER, JR.
R. GUN. EDWARD W. CARPENTER
L. GUN. SGT. LEON I. FELDMAN
RADAR 1/LT. EARL G. PERRY
TAIL GUN. FREDERIC W. HOPKINS
NG (Nose Gunr) CPL. KENNETH L. SMITH

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CREW NUMBER 225B

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. THOMAS C. WELSH


COPILOT 2/LT. ROBERT O. MCLUGGAGE
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. ELMER E. STANLEY
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. GILBERT C. ROLLINS
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. ROBERT F. MENNOW
RADIO SGT. JOEL R. GIBBON
RING GUN. SGT. CLARENCE N. HOFMEISTER
L. GUN. CPL. ALEXANDER R. HENDERSON
R. GUN. CPL. HYRUM A. CHRISTENSEN
RADAR F/O. HENRY D. MILLER
TAIL GUN. CPL. PAUL E. VALLIERES

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CREW NUMBER 227A


CREW MISSIONS
AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. GUSTAV A. KANGLES


COPILOT 2/LT. CHARLES E. MANNING
NAVIGATOR F/O. EDWARD J. LEWANDOWSKI
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. NICHOLAS MANOS
FLT. ENG. F/O. GUY W. KUHN
RADIO SGT. ROBERT E. MERRYMAN
RING GUN. SGT. WAYNE E. CLIFFORD
L. GUN. SGT. MONROE M. JACOBS
R. GUN. none listed
RADAR 1/LT. ALVIN F. TREIBER
TAIL GUN. CPL. HAROLD E. STUMP

CREW NUMBER 229A


CREW MISSIONS
AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 2/LT. MANDLE COLLINS


COPILOT 2/LT. JAMES H. HAIN
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. NICHOLAS J. BELL, JR.
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. ROBERT J. MAJESKI
FLT. ENG. CPL. VICTOR D. FRIGERIO
RADIO CPL. ROBERT W. LINN
RING GUN. SGT. KENNETH V. SETTLE
L. GUN. SGT. JOHN H. HOCKADAY
R. GUN. SGT. CARL MCROBERTS
RADAR 2/LT. LEWIS W. ELSTON
TAIL GUN. SGT. KARL CERNIK

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CREW NUMBER 232A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 2/LT. FRANK F. JENKINSON


COPILOT 2/LT. PAUL E. SMITH
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. STANLEY W. KRUSE
BOMBARDIER F/O. ROBERT H. WAHL
FLT. ENG. S/SGT. RILEY J. SCHMIDT
RADIO SGT. LOUIS T. GREGORY
RING GUN. S/SGT. NEIL C. FREDRICKSON
L. GUN. SGT. JACK A. GABRIEL
R. GUN. CPL. JERRY L. MAYFIELD
RADAR 1/LT. BEN D. WALTERS, JR.
TAIL GUN. CPL. RALPH H. HAWKINS
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CREW NUMBER 237A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CHARLES BURNHAM


COPILOT 1/ LT. JAMES A. CUSADOR
BOMBARDIER ROBERT C. HOWARD
NAVIGATOR WILLIAM R. SPENNINGER
FLT. ENG. FRANK J. BRICARELLO
RADIO S/SGT. NORMAN A. PETERS
RING RUN. LENVILLE L. MARTIN
R. GUN. GLENN E. CLEMENS
L. GUN. MAYNARD RAYBOURN
RADAR NORMAN RABINOWITZ
TAIL GUN. MARVIN E. WURTZEL

GROUND CREW

NOTES:
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CREW NUMBER 239A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CAPT. RICHARD A. GERRITY


COPILOT 2/ LT. NORMAN R. KOHN
BOMBARDIER 2/LT. JAMES M. WHITE
NAVIGATOR 2/LT ROBERT J. RAMSEY
FLT. ENG. T/SGT KENNETH BACON
RADIO SGT. HARRY L. PITTSER
RING RUN. SGT. OSCAR L. LEE
R. GUN. CPL. MANUEL R. MERCADO
L. GUN. CPL. MARVIN ROSENBLUM
RADAR 1/LT CHARLES J. SMITH
TAIL GUN. CPL. WILLIAM MIHALKO

GROUND CREW

CREW NUMBER 240A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. CLARKE C. FOSTER


COPILOT 2/ LT. WILLIAM B. EVANS
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. BENJAMIN FELDMAN
NAVIGATOR F/O LAWRENCE F. BROWNING
FLT. ENG. 2/LT. JOHN L. SANDERS
RADIO SGT. JAMES BYINGTON
RING RUN. SGT. ERNEST VIGIL
R. GUN. CPL. IRVIN J. RITTERBUSCH
L. GUN. CPL. FRANK E. WROKA
RADAR 2/LT. CARL C. ROBINETT, JR.
TAIL GUN. NO TAIL GUNNER LISTED

GROUND CREW

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CREW NUMBER 236A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC 1/LT. ROBERT H. STAI


COPILOT 1/LT. CHARLES P. GILSON, JR.
BOMBARDIER
NAVIGATOR 1/LT. PAUL S. RITTMAN
FLT. ENG. T/SGT. HAROLD B. WOLBERS
RADIO SGT. CHARLES R. O'NEAL
RING GUN. SGT. ROY L. LEACH (CFC)
R. GUN. SGT. WALTER W. BLASZAK
L. GUN. CPL. JOHN S. PRESZ
RADAR 1/LT. HARRISON J. WITTERS
TAIL GUN. CPL. RICHARD F. GOODSON

GROUND CREW

NOTES:

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CREW NUMBER 243A

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC CAPT. WILLIAM E. ROBERTSON, JR.


COPILOT F/0 AMEDEUS GIORDANO, JR.
BOMBARDIER 1/LT. GERROLD J. SMITH
NAVIGATOR 2/LT. EUGENE E. RYAN
FLT. ENG. M/SGT. ROBERT A. WEIRICH
RADIO S/SGT. LEWIS F. WAGNER
RING GUN. S/SGT. MARSHALL F. FINE (CFC)
R. GUN. SGT. JOSEPH VASUTA
L. GUN. SGT. CLAYTON J. VAN DE VEN
RADAR 2/LT. ROBERT G. MEISNER
TAIL GUN. SGT. JAMES R. THOMPSON

GROUND CREW

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Crew Lists, 882nd Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, Lawson Revision,
May 18, 2011.

CREW NUMBER

CREW MISSIONS

AIRCRAFT MISSIONS

PILOT AC
COPILOT
NAVIGATOR
BOMBARDIER
FLT. ENG.
RADIO
RING GUN.
L. GUN.
R. GUN.
RADAR
TAIL GUN.

GROUND CREW:

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