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Pierre crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38912 B/I 18BS Pierre

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Pierre

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Pierre    Brought back bombs - rack malfunction.

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre    Aborted - #2 engine out. Returned load.

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre    Leaflets only.

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Pierre

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre (incorrectly shown as 939 B/Q)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre    Leaflets only.

 

CREW #73; 18th Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38327 L/R 18BS Pierre

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Pierre

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38415 B/R 18BS Pierre

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Pierre

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-6929 B/Q Pierre

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38912 B/I 18BS Pierre

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Pierre

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Pierre    Brought back bombs - rack malfunction.

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre    Aborted - #2 engine out. Returned load.

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre    Leaflets only.

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Pierre

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre (incorrectly shown as 939 B/Q)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre    Leaflets only.

 

CREW #73; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38327 L/R 18BS Pierre

Took off 0747 hours from hardstand #20.

Flew position 1-2 in D Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 0919 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1100 hours.

Pierre (P)

Perryman (CP)

Edlestein (N)

Jackson (B)

Ziga (R)

Pietsch (E)

Wiggins (TG)

Neimann (BG)

Richardson (WG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Pierre

Took off 1142 hours from hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in E Squadron.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1346 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1532 hours.

Pierre (P)

Perryman (CP)

Edlestein (N)

Jackson (B)

Ziga (R)

Pietsch (E)

Wiggins (TG)

Seaton (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38415 B/R 18BS Pierre

Took off 0852 hours from hardstand #14.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1038 hours from 300 feet after making second run.

Landed 1142 hours.

Pierre (P)

Perryman (CP)

Edlestein (N)

Stone (B)

Ziga (R)

Pietsch (E)

Braun (X)

Fulner (X)

Baskin (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Pierre

Took off 0859 hours from hardstand #14.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1011 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1134 hours.

Pierre (P)

Perryman (CP)

Edlestein (N)

Thompson (B)

Ziga (R)

Pietsch (E)

Lerner (X)

Brog (X)

Breitschwerdt (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Took off 1403 hours from hardstand #15.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Carried K-21 camera #22, photos printed.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1458 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1608 hours.

Pierre (P)

Perryman (CP)

Edlestein (N)

Brawley (Tog)

Ziga (R)

Brown (X)

Breitschwerdt (X)

Culberth (X)

 

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-6929 B/Q Pierre

Took off 0557 hours.

Landed at Horsching AF and picked up 30 French former POWs.

Discharged 30 French former POWs at Chartres (A-40)

Landed 1705 hours.

No crew loading lists.

“Only got one manifest but kept it and brought it back.”

 

44-6929 Evaiden Maiden

B-17G-70-DL

June 24, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Pierre crew #62-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1544

Pierre, Albert A.                                   1Lt          O-782349                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Perryman, Richard R.                           1Lt          O-782344                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Blackwell, Samuel D.                            F/O         T-137956                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Brawley, Jeter P.                                   T/Sgt      14101204                Togg                      612

Ziga, John J.                                          T/Sgt      13068083                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Dietsch, Donald J.                                T/Sgt      16116064                Engr                        748

Wiggins, Robert L.                              S/Sgt      37629009                Gunner                   612

Niemann, August F.                            S/Sgt      37582998                Gunner                   612

Richardson, Donald J.                         S/Sgt      39714172                Gunner                   612

Mooney, Gerald                                   S/Sgt      32144713                Crew Chief             750

Roberts, John W.                                 Cpl          39285085                Passenger              747

Caprietti, Andrew S.                            Sgt          19186498                Passenger              938

Brewer, James F.                                   Sgt          37124793                Passenger              911

Zeman, Robert P.                                  Sgt          36297434                Passenger              911

Nixon, Wendell B.                                Sgt          17023671                Passenger              911

Moore, Buelard M.                              Cpl          39573641                Passenger              911

Pearson, Robert L.                               Cpl    *    39038497 *             Passenger              911 One of these is wrong

Cox, Claude J.                                       Cpl    *    39038497 *             Passenger              911 One of these is wrong

Sobroro, Howard A.                            Sgt          19187818                Passenger              678

Salagaj, Henry T.                                  Pfc          32927486                Passenger              345          Truck Driver, Light