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McWilliams crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron (as of May 5, 1945)

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS McWilliams

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS McWilliams

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38987 E/F 391BS McWilliams

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron (as of May 5, 1945)

McWilliams (P)

Wahlgren (CP)

Hayden (N)

Courtney (B)

Gumm (R)

Carlson (E)

Graziano (BG)

Zahler (WG)

Bischop (TG)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS McWilliams

Took off 0915 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1033 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1211 hours.

McWilliams (P)

Wahlgren (CP)

Hayden (N)

Courtney (B)

Gumm (R)

Carlson (E)

Orton (X)

McFadden (X)

Buckley (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS McWilliams

Took off 1349 hours from hardstand #3.

Flew with 7th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1446 hours from 700 feet.

Landed 1613 hours.

McWilliams (P)

Wahlgren (CP)

Hayden (N)

Courtney (B)

Gumm (R)

Carlson (E)

Betts (X)

Iverson (X)

Gardner, M. M. (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38987 E/F 391BS McWilliams

Took off 1330 hours from hardstand #6.

Was to fly with 391st Squadron but Aborted due to runaway prop.

Carried a camera to record the drop. Not printed. (This may be confused with Washburn)

Carried 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) and returned all rations to base.

Landed 1345 hours.

McWilliams (P)

Wahlgren (CP)

Hayden (N)

Courtney (B)

Gumm (R)

Carlson (E)

(Passengers are not listed, but carried at least one Photographer.)

 

43-38325 Unknown name

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the McWilliams crew #30-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1518.

McWilliams, Oscar W.                        1Lt          O-666321                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Walhgren, Oscar R.                             2Lt          O-786393                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Hayden, Benjamin W.                         2Lt          O-931199                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Gumm, Wilbert P. Jr.                            S/Sgt      16005884                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Carlson, Paul E.                                    S/Sgt      37579528                Engr                        748

Courtney, Darrell D.                             2Lt          O-931094                Passenger              1035

Graziano, Frank S.                                Sgt          33617741                Passenger              611

Zahler, Ernest A.                                  Sgt          39217596                Passenger              612

Bischef, Harry P.                                  Sgt          38516399                Passenger              611

Fehrenbach, William A.                      M/Sgt     16011460                Passenger              750

Fink, Edward A.                                    T/Sgt      36178925                Passenger              685

Revetti, Joseph D.                                Cpl          35399562                Passenger              901 ORD

Rylander, Paul J.                                   Sgt          31148805                Passenger              852

Deterding, Leo J.                                  Cpl          36432352                Passenger              911

Dziubczynski, John W.                       Cpl          13125904                Passenger              911

Wargo, Paul                                          Sgt          13094724                Passenger              405          Clerk-Typist

Morris, Albert L.                                  T/Sgt      6580871                  Passenger              911

Peterson, Robert W.                            Cpl          19183001                Passenger              911

Browne, Floyd E.                                  Pfc          6578077                  Passenger              757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Meeder, Paul R.                                    Cpl          33694525                Passenger              747