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Gustofson crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #69, 18th Squadron

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 18BS Gustofson Queenie (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Gustofson  Major damage

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38953 B/D 18BS Gustofson                Leaflets only.

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38953 B/D 18BS Gustofson

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Gustofson

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Gustofson

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gustofson

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gustofson

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Gustofson

 

CREW #2; 4th Squadron (first listed on January 28, 1945)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8112 H/D Gustofson & Hershenow Wing Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8731 H/H 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8356 H/N 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8356 H/N 18BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8670 H/K 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8829 H/B 391BS Gustofson

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #69, 18th Squadron

Gustofson (P)

Konsbruck (CP)

Gambrill (N)

Tobias (B)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Armstrong (G)

Reeves (G)

Jackson (G)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 18BS Gustofson Queenie (slight battle damage)

Gustofson (P)

Konsbruck (CP)

Gambrill (N)

Tobias (B)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Armstrong (G)

Reeves (G)

Jackson (G)

 

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Gustofson  Major damage

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38953 B/D 18BS Gustofson                Leaflets only.

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38953 B/D 18BS Gustofson

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Gustofson

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Gustofson

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gustofson

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gustofson

 

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Gustofson

Took off at 0747 hours.

Landed 1550 hours.

Gustofson (P)

Konsbruck (CP)

Gambrill (N)

Tobias (B)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Armstrong (G)

Reeves (G)

Jackson (G)

 

January 23, 1945 Last time listed as Crew #69; 18th Squadron

 

CREW #2; 4th Squadron (first listed on January 28, 1945)

Gustofson (P)

Konsbruck (CP)

Gambrill (N)

Tobias (B)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Armstrong (G)

Reeves (G)

Jackson (G)

 

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8112 H/D Gustofson & Hershenow Wing Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8921 H/E (scheduled for Gustafson but replaced)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8731 H/H 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8356 H/N 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8356 H/N 18BS Gustafson (PFF)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8670 H/K 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Took off 1131 hours from hardstand #8.

Flew position 1-1, Lead of C Squadron.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1342 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1517 hours.

Gustofson (P)

Konsbruck (CP)

Gambrill (N)

Ryan (MO)

McKeon (B)

Tobias (BO)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Armstrong (G)

Meredith (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8829 H/B 391BS Gustofson

Took off 0929 hours from hardstand #9.

Flew Lead of 391st Squadron, 2nd Drop Zone.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1047 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1144 hours.

Gustofson (P)

Brown (Command Pilot)

Gambrill (N)

Ryan (MO)

Tobias (B)

Foust (R)

Seckler (E)

Reeves (G)

Ingle (PN)

Erbat (X)

Tobias, R. (X)

 

43-38326 Bottoms Up

B-17G-85-BO

June 23, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Gustafson crew #12-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1534.

Gustafson, John R.                              1Lt          O-772354                Pilot                        1091 B-17 Pilot

Konsbruck, Howard P.                        1Lt          O-925914                Co-Pilot                  1091 B-17 Pilot

Gambrill, Stewart W.                            1Lt          O-2062652              Nav                         1034 Navigator

Foust, Ronald O.                                  T/Sgt      56591013                Radio Op               757 Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Seckler, Jack H.                                     T/Sgt      34509381                Engr                        748

Tobias, David L.                                   1Lt          O-780276                Bomb                      1035

Armstrong, Denton R.                         S/Sgt      39146470                Gunner                   612

Reeves, Robert R.                                S/Sgt      19142737                Gunner                   612

Jackson, Walter G.                               S/Sgt      36677599                Gunner                   612

Harrison, Leo F.                                    Cpl          11040122                Passenger              747

Reynolds, William G.                           Sgt          33332640                Passenger              747

Simons, Vincent H.                              Capt        O-433595                Passenger              2161

Luhrsen, August H.                             Capt        O-440537                Passenger              1035

Wilson, Petter J.                                   S/Sgt      16159485                Passenger              502 Administrative Noncommissioned Officer

Ruprecht, Willis R.                               S/Sgt      36291658                Passenger              853

Swann, Alfred A.                                 S/Sgt      14157828                Passenger              862

Valkosky, George G.                            Sgt          15330211                Passenger              650

Flannagan, William G.                         Cpl          16080299                Passenger              852

Guzenski, Frank A.                               Cpl          42091642                Passenger              862

Gay, Robert L.                                       Cpl          36296407                Passenger              754