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Dwyer crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer                Aborted jettisoned bombs.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Dwyer

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Dwyer

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Dwyer

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Dwyer

 

CREW #86; 391st Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38343 L/I Dwyer (scheduled but scratched)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Dwyer

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Dwyer

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Dwyer

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer                Aborted jettisoned bombs.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Dwyer

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Dwyer

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Dwyer

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Dwyer

 

CREW #86; 391st Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38343 L/I Dwyer (scheduled but scratched)

Aircraft was stationed at hardstand #19.

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Dwyer

Took off 1132 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew position 1-3 in C Squadron.

Carried a camera to record the drop.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1342 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1517 hours.

Dwyer (P)

Thorpe (CP)

Menefee (N)

Ryan (B)

Noe (R)

Brown (E)

Duval (TG)

Bradford (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer

Took off 0925 hours from hardstand #19.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1042 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1138 hours.

Dwyer (P)

Thorpe (CP)

Menefee (N)

Ryan (B)

Noe (R)

Frence (E)

Gilchrist (G)

Lagurga (X)

Haskiewkz (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

Took off 0922 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Carried K-24 camera. No photos due to broken power cable.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1040 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1253 hours.

Dwyer (P)

Thorpe (CP)

Menefee (N)

Ryan (B)

Noe (R)

Brown (E)

Nash (X)

Long (X)

Mullins (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Dwyer

Took off 1334 hours from hardstand #20.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1429 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1539 hours.

Dwyer (P)

Thorpe (CP)

Menefee (N)

Ryan (B)

Noe (R)

Bell (E)

Morgan (X)

Reynolds (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Dwyer

Took off 1318 hours from hardstand #19.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1425 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1525 hours.

Dwyer (P)

Thorpe (CP)

Menefee (N)

Ryan (B)

Noe (R)

Gilchrist (E)

Metzler (X)

McLoughlin (X)

Cummings (X)

 

43-38343 The Big Gear

B-17G-85-BO

June 20, 945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Dwyer crew #65-34. See Microfilm reel BO115, p.1594.

Dwyer, Harold E.                                  1Lt          O-784131                Pilot                        1091 B-17 Pilot

Thorpe, William H.                               2Lt          O-784247                Co-Pilot                  1091 B-17 Pilot

Menefee, Robert H.                             F/O         T-135796                Nav                         1034 Navigator

Noe, John L.                                          T/Sgt      36879859                Radio Op               757 Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Brown, George W.                               T/Sgt      17061667                Engr                        748

Janusz, Theodore                                 T/Sgt      31175150                Crew Chief             750

Bell, Robert E. Jr.                                  S/Sgt      19186892                Gunner                   612

Duval, Emile A. Jr.                                S/Sgt      19205075                Gunner                   612

Gilchrist, Herman T.                             S/Sgt      13133811                Gunner                   612

Hardy, George A. Jr.                            S/Sgt      18134515                Gunner                   938

Ryan, Richard E.                                   1Lt          O-738791                Passenger              1035

Lee, Wallace B.                                     S/Sgt      19148037                Passenger              685

Frazier, Duly J.                                      Sgt          32934982                Passenger              809

Michalowski, Frank T.                         Sgt          39276834                Passenger              901 ORD

Snowden, Charles L.                            Sgt          34624017                Passenger              555

Coupe, Walter R.                                  Sgt          12137837                Passenger              747

Hartline, Earl A.                                    Cpl          39705415                Passenger              345 Truck Driver, Light

Roark, Glen M.                                      Cpl          39205013                Passenger              555

Brothers, William J.                              Pfc          39021467                Passenger              493 (or 403)

Martin, Robert E.                                  Pfc          35769532                Passenger              982 (or 932)