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Bolser crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #74; 18th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bolser

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Bolser

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Bolser

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bolser Happy Warrior

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolser

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bolser Happy Warrior

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Bolser

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolser

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Bolser             MIA. See below.

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #74; 18th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Bolser (P)

Maillard (CP)

Lancaster (N)

Eshleman (Tog)

Heckman (R)

Jerris (E)

Frost (TG)

Stamos (BG)

Pegg (G)

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Bolser

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Bolser

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Bolser

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bolser Happy Warrior

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolser

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Bolser Happy Warrior

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Bolser

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolser

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Bolser             MIA. See below.

 

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 B-17G 43-38971 B/A Missing in Action Holswickede, Germany, flak and mid-air collision. This plane was hit by flak just after bombs away and three to four feet of the left wing tip was torn away. The plane peeled away from the formation to the left and collided with a B-17 from the 447BG.  That 447BG plane was in a three plane element flying with the 487BG that had been on a collision course with the 34BG on the bomb run. These three planes had also just released bombs and were peeling away when the collision occurred. Both planes crashed. Two chutes were seen but it uncertain from which plane they came. Crashed Hamm. With 18BS. Pilot: Bolser. Missing Air Crew Report # 13598. 9 Killed in Action.

KIA BOLSER MYRON A (P)                             2 LT        18            O-777096                10            AVON KS

KIA MAILLARD ROGER E (CP)                       F/O         18            T-5011                    10

KIA LANCASTER HOMER B (N)                    F/O         18            T-134826                11            ECKHART MINES MD

KIA ESHLEMAN JAY D (Tog)                         SGT        18            33501052                10            QUARRYVILLE PA

KIA JERRIS THOMAS W (TT)                         S/SGT     18            32674898                  9            ROCHESTER NY

KIA HECKMAN JOHN M (R)                           S/SGT     18            15359109                10

KIA STAMOS DONALD S (BT)                       SGT        18            39419699                10            ACAMPO CA

KIA FROST RUSSELL D (TG)                           SGT        18            36752634                  9            DEERFIELD IL

KIA PEGG ALBERT O (WG)                              SGT        18            39726438                  9            SAN PEDRO CA