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Gast crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #105; 391st Squadron

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Gast

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38327 L/R 391BS Gast

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Gast

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #105; 391st Squadron

Gast (P)

Effinger (CP)

McNulty (N)

Talbott (Tog)

Willey (R)

Pries (E)

Butler (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Chase (G)

 

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Gast

Gast (P)

Effinger (CP)

McNulty (N)

Talbott (Tog)

Willey (R)

Pries (E)

Butler (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Chase (G)

 

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38327 L/R 391BS Gast

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Gast

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Took off 0752 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew position 2-1 in E Squadron

Dropped 60 cases of 10 in 1 at 0919 hours from 400 feet. The other 30 cases kicked out within 1 minutes.

Landed 1044 hours.

Gast (P)

Effinger (CP)

McNulty (N)

Talbott (Tog)

Willey (R)

Pries (E)

Butler (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Chase (G)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Took off 0923 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Carried K-21 camera #22. Photos not printed due to late operation of the camera.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1044 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1212 hours.

Gast (P)

Effinger (CP)

McNulty (N)

Talbott (Tog)

Willey (R)

Pries (E)

Melcher (X)

Woodsie (X)

Jakowatz (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Took off 1316 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1427 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1532 hours.

Gast (P)

Effinger (CP)

McNulty (N)

Talbott (Tog)

Willey (R)

Pries (E)

Roth (X)

Dilworth (X)

Schmidt (X)

Cohen (X)

 

May 21, 1945 43-38789 L/F Gast

Involved in a taxiing accident.

Gast, Floyd B. (P)

 

43-38138 Ole-Timer

B-17G-80-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown back to US by Gast crew #42-34. See Microfim reel B0115, p.1490.

Gast, Floyd B.                                       1Lt          O-836757                Pilot                        1091 B-17 Pilot

Effinger, Robert J.                                2Lt          O-930384                Co-Pilot                  1091 B-17 Pilot

McNulty, Lloyd G.                               2Lt          O-2075266              Nav                         1034 Navigator

Willey, Verne K.                                   T/Sgt      35233354                Radio Op               757 Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Pries, Norman F.                                   T/Sgt      32279559                Engr                        748

Talbott, Robert W.                               S/Sgt      37438113                Passenger              612

Palmer, John A.                                    S/Sgt      39301527                Passenger              612

Butler, John A.                                     S/Sgt      31386384                Passenger              612

Chase, Robert E.                                   S/Sgt      42029557                Passenger              612

Wallace, Karl S.                                    S/Sgt      12201932                Passenger              747

Ramshak, Frank                                    Sgt          20646027                Passenger              824

Skinner, Lawrence R.                           Cpl          16087498                Passenger              060

Fisher, Leroy B.                                    S/Sgt      33113779                Passenger              552

DeMolli, Louis D.                                 Cpl          32388746                Passenger              932

Langley, James T.                                Cpl          33124229                Passenger              511 Armorer

Lynn, James C.                                     S/Sgt      36306284                Passenger              754

Shelley, Donald C.                               Pfc          13049060                Passenger              901

Getz, Theodore A.                                S/Sgt      35360501                Passenger              853

Crangle, James C.                                 S/Sgt      36308065                Passenger              683

Loecher, James G.                                Cpl          12131056                Passenger              911