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Couse crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #51; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Couse

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-6465 E/O 7BS Couse Fancy Nancy

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Couse

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L (scheduled for Couse but replaced)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 7BS Couse Queenie

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse Leaflets only.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse Some battle damage

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Couse Sweet Seventeen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Couse Missbehaven Raven

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Couse

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Couse

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Couse

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #51; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Crouse (P)

McLaughlin (CP)

Ingle (N)

Sackrison (Tog)

Ranck (R)

Hansen (E)

Bennett (BG)

Ragan (WG)

Shack (TG)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Couse

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-6465 E/O 7BS Couse Fancy Nancy

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Couse

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L (scheduled for Couse but replaced)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 7BS Couse Queenie

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse Leaflets only.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse Some battle damage

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Couse Sweet Seventeen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Couse Missbehaven Raven

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Couse

Took off 0734 hours from hardstand #7.

Flew position 3-3 in A Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 1004 hours from 600 feet. Made second run.

Landed 1127 hours.

Crouse (P)

McLaughlin (CP)

Ingle (N)

Sackrison (Tog)

Ranck (R)

Hansen (E)

Bennett (BG0

Ragan (WG)

Shack (TG)

Cohen (Photographer)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Couse

Took off 1147 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew position 2-1 in F Squadron.

Carried a K-20 and a K-21 camera to record the drop.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1348 hours from 600 feet.

Landed 1543 hours.

Crouse (P)

McLaughlin (CP)

Ingle (N)

Sackrison (Tog)

Ranck (R)

Hansen (E)

Shack (TG)

Wirthlin J. (X)

Capt Goldsmith (Photographer?) (Not on crew loading list but is on Mission Chart.)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Couse

Took off 1351 hours from hardstand #2.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1447 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1616 hours.

Crouse (P)

McLaughlin (CP)

Ingle (N)

Flood (R)

Hansen (E)

Shack (TG)

Riley (X)

Mixon (X)

Lobley (X)

 

42-31412 Mason and Dixon No missions with 34BG (combat was with the 100th BG)

B-17G-15-BO

June 30, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Couse crew #27-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1528.

Couse, Conway M.                              1Lt          O-833713                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

McLaughlin, Richard M.                     1Lt          O-834555                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Ingle, James W.                                    1Lt          O-1171083              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Ranck, Merton J.                                  T/Sgt      37566245                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Hansen, Milton                                    T/Sgt      16009430                Engr                        748

Sauermilch, Frederick                          M/Sgt     39083995                Crew Chief             750

Bennett, John E.                                   S/Sgt      39121596                Gunner                   612

Ragan, Glen T.                                      S/Sgt      35228596                Gunner                   611

Shack, George                                       S/Sgt      33284064                Gunner                   611

Sackrison, Charles G.                           T/Sgt      17124754                Gunner                   612

Muellenbach, John L.                          M/Sgt     36327717                Passenger              750

Rotelli, Joseph J.                                  M/Sgt     13038167                Passenger              750

Gardner, Jesse L.                                  Sgt          37218478                Passenger              747

Simoneaux, Lloyd J.                             Pfc          38059175                Passenger              747

Martini, Angleo, J.                               Pfc          33622147                Passenger              747

Green, Howard L.                                 S/Sgt      38346155                Passenger              611

Patterson, Raymond W.                      Cpl          13167678                Passenger              911

Satterwhite, Minor S.                           Cpl          6248134                  Passenger              969

Saulnier, Ernest A.                               S/Sgt      11052465                Passenger              678

Slade, Henry F.                                     S/Sgt      34331040                Passenger              911