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Stemen crew

 

Notes from 2001 Reunion conversation with Carl Stemen: The crew's plane was Mizpah, with Ulm as Crew Chief. Because of the plane's name, the Chaplain chose this plane to stow away on a couple of missions, figuring it was safe. On one mission to Bremen, this crew took out three different planes and aborted three times on the same mission, surely some kind of record. Steman was WIA in the shoulder on one mission.

 

Mission List

 

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Stemen

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Stemen

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Stemen

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38138 B/I 7BS Stemen

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Stemen

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen             Aborted and jettisoned bomb load, returned and took off again in aircraft 309.

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Stemen            Aborted and jettisoned this second bomb load also.

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

 

CREW #35; 7th Squadron

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Stemen

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Stemen Missbehaven Raven

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38257 L/T 7BS Stemen   Bombed with 34 "B"

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-6939 E/P  7BS Stemen

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Stemen

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Stemen

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS Stemen

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38280 E/M Missbehaven Raven  (scheduled for Stemen but replaced)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38138 B/I 7BS Stemen

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38334 E/D (scheduled for Stemen but replaced)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Stemen

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen             Aborted and jettisoned bomb load, returned and took off again in aircraft 309.

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Stemen            Aborted and jettisoned this second bomb load also.

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

 

CREW #35; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Stemen

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS Stemen Missbehaven Raven

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-6939 E/P (scheduled for Stemen but replaced)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38257 L/T 7BS Stemen   Bombed with 34 "B"

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-6939 E/P  7BS Stemen

Took off 0734 hours from hardstand #3.

Flew position 2-2 in A Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 1004 hours from 500 feet. Made second run.

Landed1129 hours.

Stemen (P)

Davis (CP)

Friedman (N)

Kerger (Tog)

Greiman (R)

Kopacz (E)

Carothers (G)

Hopkins (G)

Oliver (TG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Took off 1129 hours from hardstand #3.

Flew position 2-3 in B Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1340 hours from 700 feet.

Landed 1523 hours.

Stemen (P)

Davis (CP)

Friedman (N)

Kerger (Tog)

Greiman (R)

Kopacz (E)

Oliver (TG)

Capt. Eller (X)

Maj. Brown (X)

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

Took off 0908 hours from hardstand #3.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1025 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1137 hours.

Stemen (P)

Davis (CP)

Friedman (N)

Kerger (Tog)

Greiman (R)

Kopacz (E)

Martin, J. F. (X)

Wright, W. F. (X)

Uham (X)