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Hicks crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8356 H/N 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 18BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8921 H/E 7BS Hicks (PFF)

 

CREW #15; 4th Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-6822 E/E 391BS Hicks

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Hicks

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8731 H/H 18BS Hicks

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Hicks

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

From hardstand #1, took off 0649 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1027 hours from 22,600 feet.

Slight damage to the bomber. Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 probably destroyed to McArdle (TG)

Landed 1611 hours.

Hicks (P)

Moats (CP) (add on)

Cocherell (N)

Vanderkley (B)

Springman (R)

Lotspeich (E)

Conklin (BG)

Dunn (WG)

McArdle (TG)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8356 H/N 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 18BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8921 H/E 7BS Hicks (PFF)

 

CREW #15; 4th Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-6822 E/E 391BS Hicks

Took off 0754 hours from hardstand #7.

Flew position 1-1, Lead of F Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 0922 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1048 hours.

Hicks (P)

Johnson (CP)

Cocherell (N)

Vanderkley (B)

Springman (R)

Lotspaich (E)

Conklin (BG)

McArdle (TG)

Bryant (PN)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Hicks

Took off 0911 hours from hardstand #22.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1022 hours from 350 feet.

Carried K-20 camera.

Landed 1134 hours.

Hicks (P)

Johnson (CP)

Simons (Command Pilot)

VanLien (PN)

Cocherell (N)

Vanderkley (B)

Springman (R)

Lotspaich (E)

Hartung (X)

Anderson (X)

Koepke (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8731 H/H 18BS Hicks

Took off 0854 hours from hardstand #9.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1007 hours from 250 feet.

Landed 1121 hours.

Hicks (P)

Bellamy (CP)

Cocherell (N)

Vanderkley (B)

Springman (R)

Lotspaich (E)

Dunn (G)

Williams (X)

Wiggins(X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Hicks

Took off 1304 hours from hardstand #2.

Flew Lead of 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1411 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1512 hours.

Hicks (P)

Johnson (CP)

Cocherell (N)

Vanderkley (B)

Springman (R)

Lotspaich (E)

(Passengers, if any, are not listed)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† May 21, 1945 44-8921 H/E Hicks

Involved in a mid-air collision 3 miles South of Steeple Morden.

Hicks, Stanley R. (P)

 

44-8309 Olí Buddy

B-17G-60-VE

June 7, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to US by Hicks crew #6-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1502.

Hicks, Stanley R.                                  1Lt          O-2062195              Pilot                        1091††††††††† B-17 Pilot

Johnson, Willie T.                                1Lt          O-2063535              Co-Pilot                  1091††††††††† B-17 Pilot

Cocherell, Robert Jr.                            1Lt          O-2068611              Nav                         1034††††††††† Navigator

Springman, Gerald J.                            T/Sgt      16122532                Radio Op               757†††††††† Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Lotspeich, William L. Jr.                      T/Sgt      18226706                Engr                        748

Vanderkley, Michael P.                       1Lt          O-785224                Bomb                      1035

Cocklin, Claude R.                                S/Sgt      37678438                Gunner                   612

Dunn, Harold                                        S/Sgt      32987577                Gunner                   612

McArdle, Edward J.                             S/Sgt      36876814                Gunner                   612

Dibler, Claude J.                                   Sgt          32935382                Gunner                   612

Smith, Charles E.                                  Sgt          36479991                Passenger              747

Schmitt, George J.                                Cpl          36292867                Passenger              747

Philips, Sidney H.                                 Sgt          18198402                Passenger              911

Piascik, Joseph M.                               Sgt          31034409                Passenger              060

Kovac, Arthur J.                                   S/Sgt      34260642                Passenger              673††††††††† Medical NCO

Alston, William C.                                Capt        O-485807                Passenger              3160  MC

Avriett, Giles C.                                    1Lt          O-559006                Passenger              2110

Watkins, Paul A.                                  T/Sgt      15171103                Passenger              514

Williams, Howard A. Jr.                      Cpl          19165053                Passenger              687

Flood, John J.                                       T/Sgt      32602645                Passenger              757†††††††† Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner