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Tavasti crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 ……144 I/Q 7BS Tavasti (PPF)

 

CREW #31; 7th Squadron (a pick-up crew, not a regular crew)

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Tavasti

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

                         May 25, 1944  serial number ending 795 Tavasti

Took off at 1352 hours on local flight

Landed 1519 hours.

 

                       May 29, 1944 44-40458 Tavasti

Took off at 1145 hours.

Landed 1215 hours.

Landing accident, damage level 3 out of 5.

Tavasti, Roy E. (P)

 

                          June 25, 1944 P-47 serial ..270 Tavasti

Took off at 1435 hours.

Landed 1455 hours.

 

                          July 6, 1944 P-47 (No serial # given) Tavasti

Took off at 1320 hours.

Landed 1520 hours.

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 ……144 I/Q 7BS Tavasti (PPF)

 

CREW #31; 7th Squadron (a pick-up crew, not a regular crew)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS Tavasti

Took off 0900 hours from hardstand #7.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 1011 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1124 hours.

Tavasti (P)

Smith (CP) (could this be J. C. Smith?)

Metz (N)

Crook (B)

Steiner (R)

Dwyer (E)

Knudson

Bacus

McKeon

Shanley

 

43-38113 Wee Willie’s Wolves (according to Roger Freeman in The B-17 Flying Fortress Story.)

B-17G-80-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown back to US by Tavasti with crew #1-34. (Shown in error as 44-38113. No such B-17 number.)

(Microfilm reel BO115, p.1460)

Tavasti, Roy E.                                     Lt Col     O-401550                Pilot                        2161

Smith, James C.                                    Capt        O-728755                Co-Pilot                  2161

Levi, Myron B.                                     1 Lt         O-703102                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Gorski, Clarence J.                                M/Sgt     16022711                AE                          750

Holt, Duncan M.                                  T/Sgt      14077322                Radio Op.              757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Hogeman, Richard                               Capt        O-1548221              Passenger              ORD 4532             

Zimmerman, Robert E.                         Capt        O-817566                Passenger              4821

Foley, Donald T.                                  1 Lt         O-753137                Passenger              1035

Smith, Edwin S. Jr.                                1 Lt         O-697783                Passenger              5401

Hoag, David C.                                     M/Sgt     19033957                Passenger              631

Shanley, Henry W.                              T/Sgt      31137252                Passenger              502          Administrative Noncommissioned Officer

Bartholomew, Gordon L.                     S/Sgt      12137765                Passenger              805

Galloway, Robert H.                             S/Sgt      37200205                Passenger              405          Clerk-Typist

Wilson, Leonard E.                              S/Sgt      34186866                Passenger              750

Cohen, Louis L.                                    Cpl          31251973                Passenger              070

Janson, Wendell S.                              Cpl          35026538                Passenger              805

Martin, Howard C. Jr.                          Cpl          19084496                Passenger              070

Owens, John M.                                   Cpl          32580004                Passenger              057

Bannon, George                                   Pfc          13176944                Passenger              055          Clerk, General