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Kramschuster crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #103; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Kramschuster Queenie

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Returned with bombs - rack malfunction.

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Aborted - #4 engine feathered. Returned load.

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Kramschuster (Camera ship)

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #103; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Kramschuster (P)

May (CP)

Tew (N)

Bowker (Tog)

Nelson (R)

Clarkson (E)

Neel (TG)

Blake (BG)

McLean (G)

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Kramschuster

From hardstand #19, took off 0642 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1029/30 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight damage to the bomber.

Landed 1600 hours.

Kramschuster (P)

May (CP)

Tew (N)

Bowker (Tog)

Nelson (R)

Clarkson (E)

Neel (TG)

Blake (BG)

McLean (G)

 

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Kramschuster Queenie

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8629 L/D (scheduled for Kramschuster but replaced)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Returned with bombs - rack malfunction.

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Aborted - #4 engine feathered. Returned load.

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8271 L/O 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Kramschuster (Camera ship)

Took off 1149 hours from hardstand #4.

Flew position 2-4 in F Squadron as a Camera ship to record the drop.

Did not carry any rations.

Landed 1542 hours.

Kramschuster (P)

May (CP)

Tew (N)

Bowker (Tog)

Nelson (R)

Clarkson (E)

Blake (BG)

McLean (G)

McLaughlin (X)

Gorski (X)

Rutkowski (X)

 

May 5, 1945 Kramschuster (Training flight: serial number of the plane not given)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Took off 1337 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1432 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1546 hours.

Kramschuster (P)

May (CP)

Tew (N)

Nelson (R)

Clarkson (E)

Lt. Levine (X)

Mills (X)

Laundry (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Took off 1317 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Carried a camera. Photos printed.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1429 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1531 hours.

Kramschuster (P)

Churchia (CP)

Tew (N)

Nelson (R)

Clarkson (E)

Weiner (X)

Latham (X)

 

43-38972 Duke the Spook (also named Lucie perhaps earlier)

B-17G-100-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Kramschuster crew #68-34. See Microfilm reel, B0115, p. 1588.

Kramschuster, Eugene G.                   1Lt          O-822747                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

May, Allen L.                                        2Lt          O-781623                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Tew, Howard I.                                     1Lt          O-2071846              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Nelson, John W. Jr.                             T/Sgt      37539297                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Clarkson, John G. Jr.                            T/Sgt      13038713                Engr                        748

Sagany, Thomas J.                               M/Sgt     32415208                Crew Chief             750

Blake, Ernest T.                                    S/Sgt      34851063                Gunner                   612

Bowker, Beryl E.                                   S/Sgt      37483172                Gunner                   612

McLean, Lewis T.                                S/Sgt      38725922                Gunner                   612

Neel, Benton L.                                     S/Sgt      39702682                Gunner                   612

Eide, George R.                                     S/Sgt      37293966                Passenger              747

Poliquin, Joseph N.                              S/Sgt      31176891                Passenger              747

Bourgault, Robert T.                            Sgt          31110721                Passenger              747

Bouty, Edmond A.                               Sgt          36419214                Passenger              747

McKenzie, Halden E.                           Sgt          19124334                Passenger              911

Moga, Marino A.                                 Sgt          32913056                Passenger              678

Edmonds, Russell K.                           Cpl          33765128                Passenger              611

Mullins, Robert L.                                Cpl          33647013                Passenger              060

Robinson, Raymond B.                       Cpl          39180584                Passenger              901 ORD

Mahoney, Joseph W.                          Pfc          36734003                Passenger              901 ORD