Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Martin R crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #50; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.            Major damage.

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Martin, R. Sweet Seventeen

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.                Aborted - #3 engine.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R. Missbehaven Raven             Aborted. Returned load. Bartczak (B) KIA.

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Martin, R. Flying Dutchmen

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #50; 7th Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Martin, R. (P)

Ferlich (CP)

Webster (N)

Gibbs (B)

Desuardinis (R)

Fleming (E)

Jalving (BG)

Schmitt (WG)

Graham (TG)

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

From hardstand #6, took off 0646 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1026/53 hours from 22,700 feet.

Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 damaged to Graham (TG)

Landed 1613 hours.

Martin, R. (P)

Ferlich (CP)

Webster (N)

Gibbs (B)

Desuardinis (R)

Fleming (E)

Jalving (BG)

Schmitt (WG)

Graham (TG)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.            Major damage.

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38991 E/Z 7BS Martin, R. Sweet Seventeen

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.                Aborted - #3 engine.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R. Missbehaven Raven             Aborted. Returned load. Bartczak (B) KIA.

 

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 B-17G 43-38280 E/M Missbehaven Raven  with 7BS. Pilot: R. Martin. During assembly encountered violent propwash which threw crewmembers from their stations. Fleming (E) bailed out at about 20,000 feet. Webster (N), Jalvingm (BT), and Schmitt (WG) also bailed out. It is believed that Bartczak (B) also bailed out.

??? MARTIN R (P)                                              7             

??? FERLICH (CP)                                                7

RTD WEBSTER GEORGE C (N)        2 LT        7

KIA BARTCZAK LEO T    (B)           2 LT        7              O-722681                MA

RTD FLEMING R S (E)                        T/SGT    7                                                              (broken bones in foot)

??? DESJARDINS (R)                                          7

RTD JALVINGM MARVIN J (BT)    S/SGT     7

RTD SCHMITT GEORGE (WG)         S/SGT     7

??? GRAHAM (TG)                                             7

??? CLARK (V)    

 

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Martin, R.

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Martin, R.

Took off 0907 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1021 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1146 hours.

Martin, R. (P)

Ferlich (CP)

Webster (N)

Gibbs (B)

Davy (R)

Quinnell (E)

Grabin (X)

Wolstencroft (X)

Englehart (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Martin, R. Flying Dutchmen

Took off 1344 hours from hardstand #2.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1456 hours from 450 feet.

Landed 1622 hours.

Martin, R. (P)

Ferlich (CP)

Webster (N)

Gibbs (B)

Kuptz (R) (from crew #48, Schell)

Gray (E)

VanNatter (X)

Clark, C. M. (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

Took off 1304 hours from hardstand #1. (or perhaps #2) (Two different records give two different numbers.)

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1411 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1514 hours.

Martin, R. (P)

Ferlich (CP)

Webster (N)

Gibbs (B)

Shilling (R) (from crew #45)

Quinnell (E)

Gray (X)

Smith, C. E. (X)

Vannatter (X)