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Ferard crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #53; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Ferard    Landed at A-74. #1 & #3 out. Crew OK. Engine changes required.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferand

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard                Aborted 35 miles off coast on course with #3 turbo out

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-37864 L/E 7BS Ferand

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine. Returned load.

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ferand

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard     Jettisoned bombs - mechanical.

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard    Leaflets only.

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard  Long delay fuses.

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferand

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferard     Aborted - mechanical

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #53; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Ferard (P)

Dieterle (CP)

Feda (N)

Goldberg (Tog)

Navarre (R)

Ham (E)

Dueitt (BG)

Adams (WG)

Kleinertz (TG)

 

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Ferard    Landed at A-74. #1 & #3 out. Crew OK. Engine changes required.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferand

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard                Aborted 35 miles off coast on course with #3 turbo out

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-37864 L/E 7BS Ferand

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine. Returned load.

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ferand

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard     Jettisoned bombs - mechanical.

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard    Leaflets only.

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard  Long delay fuses.

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferand

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferard     Aborted - mechanical

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Took off 0733 hours from hardstand #2.

Flew position 3-1 in A Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 1003 ½ hours from 500 feet. Made second run.

Landed 1128 hours.

Ferard (P)

Dieterle (CP)

Feda (N)

Goldberg (Tog)

Navarre (R)

Ham (E)

Dueitt (BG)

Adams (WG)

Kleinertz (TG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Took off 1128 hours from hardstand #3.

Flew position 2-1 in B Squadron.

Carried a camera to record the drop.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1339 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1524 hours.

Ferard (P)

Dieterle (CP)

Feda (N)

Goldberg (Tog)

Navarre (R)

Ham (E)

Kleinertz (TG)

Davis, J. M. (X)

Deal, M. L. (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Took off 0903 hours from hardstand #3.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1013 ½ hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1129 hours.

Ferard (P)

Dieterle (CP)

Feda (N)

Navarre (R)

Ham (E)

Kleinertz (TG)

Saulnier (X)

Hume (X)

Sinnot (X)

Cumett (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Took off 0911 hours from hardstand #3.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1025 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1131 hours.

Ferard (P)

Dieterle (CP)

Feda (N)

Goldberg (Tog)

Navarre (R)

Ham (E)

Rife (X)

Crump (X)

Kraher (X)

 

43-38280 Missbehaven Raven

B-17G-85-BO

June 24, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Ferard crew #9-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1496.

Ferard, John A.                                     1Lt          O-780560                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Dieterle, Marcus W.                            1Lt          O-929857                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Feda, John J.                                         1Lt          O-2074369              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Navarro, Donald G.                              T/Sgt      36863265                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Ham, Robert E.                                      T/Sgt      14149949                Eng                         747

Goldbert, Benjamin M.                        S/Sgt      13106701                Gunner                   612

Dueitt, William E.                                 S/Sgt      34811004                Gunner                   612

Adams, James M.                                 S/Sgt      37706798                Gunner                   612

Kleinertz, Wayne F.                             S/Sgt      16192274                Gunner                   612

Antkowiak, Chester J.                         T/Sgt      35318841                Crew Chief             750

Wirthlin, Jay L.                                     Pfc          39906175                Passenger              590

Schonthaler, Kalman N.                      Cpl          33432705                Passenger              747

Moore, Billie J.                                      Sgt          38441469                Passenger              611

O’Connor, Kenneth W.                       Sgt          16162828                Passenger              611

Rathbun, Edgar H.                               Sgt          32851696                Passenger              683

Williamson, Billy B.                             Sgt          38569758                Passenger              611

Ziegler, Donald M.                               Cpl          13022109                Passenger              754

Bono, Joseph C.                                   Sgt          33186283                Passenger              756

Potak, Israel W.                                    S/Sgt      12127447                Passenger              852

Howell, Joseph A.                                S/Sgt      11090339                Passenger              114