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Kelly crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #43; 7th Squadron

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Kelly Missbehaven Raven

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Kelly

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-6822 E/E 18BS Kelly

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Kelly Sweet Seventeen

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #43; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Kelly Missbehaven Raven

Took off 1147 hours from hardstand #2.

Flew position 3-1 in F Squadron.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1349 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1540 hours.

Kelly (P)

Nelson (CP)

Gronkowski (N)

Forbes (Tog)

Burns (R)

Brown, R. (E)

Crossman (TG)

Schonthaler (X)

Soduerth (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Kelly

Took off 0910 hours from hardstand #7.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Carried K-20 camera.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1024 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1155 hours.

Kelly (P)

Avriett (CP)

Gronkowski (N)

Forbes (Tog)

Burns (R)

Brown, R. (E)

Wolanski (X)

Geng (X)

Armstrong (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-6822 E/E 18BS Kelly

Took off 1350 hours from hardstand #7.

Flew with 18th Squadron second group to Drop Zone #2

Camera ship. Photos printed. Did not carry any rations.

Landed 1627 hours.

Kelly (P)

Nelson (CP)

Gronkowski (N)

Forbes (Tog)

Burns (R)

Brown, R. (E)

Cpl. Watson (X)

Cpl. Leonforte (X)

M/Sgt. Curd (X)

Phdaman (X) (spelling iffy)

Nelson (Photographer)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Kelly Sweet Seventeen

Took off 1309 hours from hardstand #4.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1416 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1519 hours.

Kelly (P)

Nelson (CP)

Gronkowski (N)

Forbes (Tog)

Burns (R)

Brown, R. (E)

Yothment (X)

Wood (X)

Hurst (X)

 

43-39179 Asphodel, also at some point called Shaky

B-17G-105-BO

July 1, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to US by the Kelly crew #21-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1504.

Kelly, William L.                                   1Lt          O-1045135              Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Smethhilla, John J.                               F/O         T-8671                    Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Gronkowski, Edward J.                        F/O         T-136397                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Watts, Winfred W.                              Sgt          37537900                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Graden, Lyle A.                                    S/Sgt      39916864                Engr                        748

Rice, Martin H.                                     Sgt          35706055                Gunner                   612

Rice, Richard                                         Sgt          33683627                Gunner                   611

Cook, Cecil R.                                       Sgt          39588824                Gunner                   611

Wagner, Clarence K.                           Sgt          19195187                Gunner                   611

Lapinsky, Leonard                               M/Sgt     36239841                Crew Chief             750

Mortensen, Frank                                1Lt          O-1641602              Passenger              9301          Intelligence Staff Officer

Kintcel, Guy R.                                     S/Sgt      33187118                Passenger              824

Akers, Kenas                                        Sgt          19116122                Passenger              080

Surek, Casimer P.                                  S/Sgt      16144777                Passenger              862

Demin, Joseph                                      Sgt          32565583                Passenger              060

Lapp, Jack W.                                       Sgt          19070745                Passenger              060

Susal, Robert J.                                     S/Sgt      36613706                Passenger              862

Rapisards, Joseph P.                           S/Sgt      33521279                Passenger              853

Bleecker, Bruce G.                                S/Sgt      12203127                Passenger              853

Benson, Carl A.                                    Pfc          31342457                Passenger              901  ORD