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Clarke crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #54; 7th Squadron (as of May 2, 1945)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Clarke

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #54; 7th Squadron (as of May 2, 1945)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

Took off 1130 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew position 2-4 in B Squadron.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1340 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1525 hours.

Clarke (P)

Culbertson (CP)

Lehman (N)

Kelley (B)

Knudson (R)

Hensler (E)

Poulos (BG)

Mason (TG)

Goldsmith, S. (X)

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Clarke

Took off 1345 hours from hardstand #7.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1441 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1601 hours.

Clarke (P)

Culbertson (CP)

Lehman (N)

Kelley (B)

Knudson (R)

Hensler (E)

Steelman (X)

Dickman (X)

Mintzer (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

Took off 1307 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1412 hours from 200 feet.

Landed 1517 hours.

Clarke (P)

Culbertson (CP)

Lehman (N)

Kelley (B)

Knudson (R)

Hensler (E)

Bleecker (X)

Rapisarda (X)

Rathbun (X)

 

43-38263 Dies Irae

B-17G-80-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Clarke, crew #5-34.  (Microfilm reel BO115, p.1462)

Clarke, William W.                               2 Lt         O-833497                Pilot                        1091 B-17 Pilot

Culbertson, Charles E.                         2 Lt         O-2063987              Co-Pilot                  1091 B-17 Pilot

Lehman, Ralph M.                                2 Lt         O-2074007              Nav                         1034 Navigator

Hensler, Robert A.                               Sgt          12161301                Engr                        748

Knudson, Sterling B.                           Sgt          32896916                Radio Op               757 Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Wadsworth, Herbert S.                       Sgt          33246371                Crew Chief             750

Faber, Stephen A.                                Sgt          33117914                Gunner                   747

Smith, Ralph K.                                     Sgt          33736775 ?             Gunner                   612 (could be 33756775)

Mason, Jack A.                                    Sgt          13134730                Gunner                   611

Poulos, Arthur                                      Sgt          11141110                Gunner                   611

Krell, Arden                                          Capt        O-868206                Passenger              4822

Barnett, Louis M.                                 M/Sgt     33193120                Passenger              678

Grimes, Robert M.                                T/Sgt      15103718                Passenger              911

Blair, Andrew                                        S/Sgt      34268284                Passenger              911

Kelley, James F.                                    1 Lt         02068099                Passenger              1035

Rouse, Ebern D.                                   Sgt          34464204                Passenger              911

Barbee, William J.                                 Cpl          35174972                Passenger              911

Noble, Leonard W.                              Sgt          34770249                Passenger              678

Tatich, George C.                                 Sgt          33420134                Passenger              678

Vanasdale, Burton C.                           Cpl          35622421                Passenger              911