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Sykes crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #97; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Sykes

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Sykes Queenie

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Sykes

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Sykes Queenie

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-37960 B/L 391BS Sykes

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes             Serious Battle damage

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes Aborted - mechanical. Jettisoned load in channel.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38959 L/H 7BS Sykes

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38327 L/R 391BS Sykes

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6887 L/G 391BS Sykes

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

 

CREW #88; 391st Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38378 L/K Sykes (scheduled but scratched)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #97; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Sykes (P)

Schrupp (CP)

Rooney (N)

Dempsey (B)

Kiec (R)

Young (E)

Stonehan (BG)

Snarr (TG)

Lind (G)

 

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Sykes

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Sykes Queenie

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Sykes

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Sykes Queenie

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-37960 B/L 391BS Sykes

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38378 L/K (scheduled for Sykes but replaced)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes             Serious Battle damage

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes Aborted - mechanical. Jettisoned load in channel.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38959 L/H 7BS Sykes

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38327 L/R 391BS Sykes

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-6887 L/G 391BS Sykes

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

 

CREW #88; 391st Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38378 L/K Sykes (scheduled but scratched)

Aircraft was stationed at hardstand #20.

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Took off 1133 hours from hardstand #20.

Flew position 2-1 in C Squadron.

Carried a camera to record the drop.

Dropped 89 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1343 hours from 500 feet. Returned one case of rations.

Landed 1521 hours.

Sykes (P)

Schrupp (CP)

Lobdell (N)

Dempsey (B)

Lind (Tog)

Kiec (R)

Young (E)

Hayla (X)

Pedaschio (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Took off 0913 hours from hardstand #20.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1022 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1137 hours.

Sykes (P)

Schrupp (CP)

Lobdell (N)

Dempsey (B)

Lind (Tog)

Kiec (R)

Young (E)

Robinson (X)

Grip (X)

 

43-38378 Little King

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Sykes crew #66-34. See Microfilm reel, B0115, p. 1592.

Sykes, James Jr.                                    1Lt          O-781705                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Schrupp, Dana O.                                 1Lt          O-2071053              Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Lobdell, Curtis E.                                  1Lt          O-2069058              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Smith, Lloyd D.                                     Sgt          15315006                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Young, Wooten L.                               T/Sgt      18201768                Engr                        748

Bryant, Lester W.                                 M/Sgt     19066676                Crew Chief             750

Lind, Albin M.                                      S/Sgt      39217403                Gunner                   612

Robinson, John T.                               S/Sgt      34832022                Gunner                   612

Grip, Gernard H.                                    Sgt          37310720                Gunner                   612

Knight, James L.                                   Cpl          35401221                Gunner                   901 ORD

Dempsey, William F.                            2Lt          O-2072062              Passenger              1035

Seidel, Robert E.                                   M/Sgt     32290421                Passenger              911

Siegfried, Ralph D.                               M/Sgt     37316608                Passenger              750

Tepper, Henry                                      M/Sgt     32412260                Passenger              750

LaScala, Vincent J.                               T/Sgt      32496717                Passenger              750

Aikey, Edward                                      S/Sgt      35024836                Passenger              405          Clerk-Typist

Morgan, Charles D.                             S/Sgt      12062185                Passenger              911

Towers, David Q.                                 S/Sgt      12131326                Passenger              747

Pedacchio, Peter W.                            Sgt          32380319                Passenger              747

Kertzinger, Earl                                     Cpl          15105089                Passenger              511          Armorer ORD