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Rawson crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Rawson

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Rawson

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Rawson

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Rawson

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Rawson

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson Aborted - turbo out. Jettisoned load in channel.

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Rawson

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

 

CREW #75; 18th Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38410 B/H 18BS Rawson

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Rawson

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Rawson

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Rawson

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-39183 B/K 18BS Rawson

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Rawson

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson Aborted - turbo out. Jettisoned load in channel.

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38326 B/U (scheduled for Rawson but replaced)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38373 B/J (scheduled for Rawson but replaced)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Rawson

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

 

CREW #75; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Took off 0750 hours from hardstand #14.

Flew position 3-2 in D Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 0921 hours from 650 feet.

Landed 1103 hours.

Rawson (P)

Schaefer (CP)

Rosenbloom (N)

Brawley (Tog)

Belmore (R)

Arey (E)

Sullivan (TG)

Stout (BG)

Guisewite (WG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Took off 1143 hours from hardstand #14.

Flew position 2-2 in E Squadron.

Carried a camera to record the drop.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1347 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1533 hours.

Rawson (P)

Schaefer (CP)

Rorke (N)

Brawley (Tog)

Belmore (R)

Arey (E)

Sullivan (TG)

Billik, J. J. (X)

Adkins (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Took off 0851 hours from hardstand #14.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1038 hours from 400 feet after second run.

Landed 1144 hours.

Rawson (P)

Schaefer (CP)

Rorke (N)

Belmore (R)

Arey (E)

Sullivan (TG)

Pratino (X)

Santabseiro (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38410 B/H 18BS Rawson

Took off 0855 hours from hardstand #17.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Carried 3 sets of rations, but returned all 3 sets due to safety cables still being on the racks.

Landed 1134 hours.

Rawson (P)

Schaefer (CP)

Rorke (N)

Jackson (B)

Belmore (R)

Arey (E)

Faber (X)

Gawrich (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

Took off 1407 hours from hardstand #14.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1458 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1611 hours.

Rawson (P)

Schaefer (CP)

Rorke (N)

Jackson (B)

Belmore (R)

Arey (E)

Cheshire (X)

Wilson (X)

 

43-38416 No Gum Chum

B-17G-85-BO

June 28, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Rawson crew #45-34. (Microfilm reel BO115, p.1484)

Rawson, Elmer R.                                 1Lt          O-830933                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

O’Brien, Edward J.                               1Lt          O-929017                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Rorke, James I. Jr.                                 2Lt          O-2026702              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Jackson, Pat H.                                     2Lt          O-2071987              Bomb                      1035       

Belmore, Donald A.                             T/Sgt      38350312                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Arey, Stanley H.                                   T/Sgt      11097396                Engr                        748

Sullivan, Howard C.                             S/Sgt      34894087                Gunner                   612

Stout, Kenneth                                     S/Sgt      39922414                Gunner                   612         

Soderlund, Willard S.                          Sgt          36194857                Crew Chief             747

Sasnauskas, Albert J.                          Sgt          11087565                Gunner                   747

Adams, Sherid S.                                  Cpl          42000625                Passenger              555

Warren, Marion H.                               S/Sgt      18151459                Passenger              747

Westenberger, Kurt E.                        S/Sgt      36266575                Passenger              687

Gyverson, Marvin A.                          Cpl          17114355                Passenger              686

Wright, Henry C.                                  Cpl          33654703                Passenger              932

Wagner, Lelie                                       Cpl          34651568                Passenger              911

Gigliotti, Sam                                         Pfc          33670136                Passenger              055          Clerk, General

Stovall, Earl S.                                       Sgt          35498010                Passenger              747

Tomlison, Owen A.                              Sgt          39204380                Passenger              685

Womack, Fred H.                                 Cpl          14181878                Passenger              747