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Balzer crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38391 E/J 7BS Balzer

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Balzer Missbehaven Raven

 

CREW #30; 7th Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Balzer Sweet Seventeen

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38391 E/J BS Balzer

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Balzer Missbehaven Raven

 

CREW #30; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Took off 0740 hours from hardstand #4.

Flew position 3-2 in B Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 0914 ˝ hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1043 hours.

Balzer (P)
Westcott (CP)

Fournier (N)

D’Imperio (Tog)

Brousseau (R)

Beasley (E)

Buchner (G)

Gardner (G)

Gossler (TG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Balzer Sweet Seventeen

Took off 1148 hours from hardstand #4.

Flew position 2-3 in F Squadron.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1348 hours from 800 feet.

Landed 1543 hours.

Balzer (P)
Westcott (CP)

Fournier (N)

D’Imperio (Tog)

Brousseau (R)

Beasley (E)

Gossler (TG)

Nauman, C. J. (X)

Williams, H. A. (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Took off 0910 hours from hardstand #1.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1026 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1146 hours.

Balzer (P)
Westcott (CP)

Fournier (N)

Torre (Tog)

Brousseau (R)

Beasley (E)

Gossler (TG)

Wagner (X)

Duckett (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Took off 0916 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1029 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1151 hours.

Landed 1043 hours.

Balzer (P)
Westcott (CP)

Fournier (N)

D’Imperio (Tog)

Watts (R)

Beasley (E)

Rose (X)

Savarese (X)

Anderson (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Balzer

Took off 1313 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1419 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1515 hours.

Balzer (P)
Westcott (CP)

Fournier (N)

D’Imperio (Tog)

Brousseau (R)

Beasley (E)

Dickens (X)

Jones (X)

Shove (X)

 

43-38590 Heavenly Comrade No 34BG missions (combat was with the 94th BG)

B-17G-90-BO

June 22, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to US by the Balzer crew #19-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1508

Balzer, Frank                                         2Lt          O-836556                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Westcott, Raymond B.                        F/O         T-128900                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Anthony, Thomas P.                           1Lt          O-2008923              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Brousseau, Bradley C.                         S/Sgt      31365971                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Beasley, Ernest L.                                S/Sgt      19191231                Engr                        748

D’Imperio, Frederick                            S/Sgt      33811336                Passenger              612

Buchner, Robert                                   Sgt          13190352                Passenger              611

Gardner, D. F. Jr.                                   Sgt          33543876                Passenger              611

Gossler, James L.                                  Sgt          39344447                Passenger              611

Jordan, Dexter B.                                  T/Sgt      31165922                Passenger              750

Wagner, Herman J.                              Cpl          39129498                Passenger              555

Black, Robert W.                                  Cpl          34730769                Passenger              901 ORD

Carlson, Glenn A.                                 Cpl          16056785                Passenger              901 ORD

Vandergriff, Cecil E.                             T/Sgt      18121194                Passenger              754

Hurley, Floyd L.                                   S/Sgt      37351921                Passenger              754

Anderson, Paul D. Jr.                          Sgt          17112044                Passenger              754

Buckley, J. R.                                        Cpl          17152895                Passenger              754

Bailey, James A. Jr.                              T/Sgt      13128399                Passenger              757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Davy, Arthur J.                                     T/Sgt      16089223                Passenger              757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Natale, Gilbert J.                                   T/Sgt      33806187                Passenger              514