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Bennett crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bennett

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bennett

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Bennett

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Bennett

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Bennett

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Bennett

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bennett

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Bennett

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Bennett

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #151a March 25, 1945 B-17G 44-8605 B/H Bennett Happy Warrior (Crashed shortly after take-off for the cancelled mission.)

               

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bennett

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bennett

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Bennett

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Bennett

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Bennett

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Bennett

From hardstand #16, took off 0643 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1028 hours from 24,000 feet.

Landed 1547 hours.

Bennett (P)

Karger (CP)

Bertino (N)

Lewman (Tog)

Dilley (R)

Pickett (E)

Kordas (TG)

Veerman (BG)

Johnson (G)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bennett

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Bennett

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8605 B/H Happy Warrior (scheduled for Bennett but replaced)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Bennett

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bennett Happy Warrior

 

Mission #151a March 25, 1945 B-17G 44-8605 B/H Happy Warrior crashed shortly after take-off for the cancelled mission. (5 photos in the 26 March 1945 file.)

KIA BENNETT LESTER S JR                            1 LT        18            O-767466

KIA BERTINO LOUIS J                                      2 LT        18            O-1312870

KIA DILLEY ROGER R                                       T/SGT    18            32924461

KIA PICKETT OCKO P                                      T/SGT    18            36876916

KIA JOHNSON WILLIAM T                             S/SGT     18            15140404

KIA LEWMAN KENNETH W                          SGT        18            39341658

KIA KORDAS CHESTER J                                SGT        18            20630647

KIA VERMAN RALPH C                                   SGT        18            16275224

 

BENNETT LESTER S JR is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-1-26.

JOHNSON WILLIAM T is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-6-16.