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Washburn crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Washburn

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Washburn

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Washburn

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Washburn

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-37864 L/E (scheduled for Washburn but replaced)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Washburn

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

 

CREW #90; 391st Squadron

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Washburn

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Washburn

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Washburn

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Washburn

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-37864 L/E (scheduled for Washburn but replaced)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38380 L/B 391BS Washburn

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

 

CREW #90; 391st Squadron

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

 

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Flew position 2-4 in High Squadron but had engine icing problems and dropped back through the formation.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary, with Low Squadron, at 1324/30 hours from 23,880 feet.

At the time of the ME-262 attacks, they were stragglers near the Low Squadron.

Major damage to left wing and Radio Compartment. (See photo of severely damaged wing.)

Credit 1 damaged shared by Kling (WG) and Needham (BT).

(See story in MM, Sept. 2003, p. 8.)

Washburn (P)

Swartz (CP)

Perez (N)

Knightlinger (Tog)

Moew (R)

Hardy (E)

Needham (BG)

Polly (TG)

Kling (G)

Wilson (V)

 

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Took off 0933 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron, 2nd Drop Zone.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1049 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1210 hours.

Washburn (P)

Bond (CP)

Perez (N)

Knightlinger (Tog)

Moew (R)

Hardy (E)

Hackney (X)

Spitzer (X)

Capt. Ingram (X)

Sgt. Metzler (X) (only on one of two lists)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Took off 1342 hours from hardstand #18.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1433 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1609 hours.

Washburn (P)

Bond (CP)

Perez (N)

Knightlinger (Tog)

Moew (R)

Hardy (E)

Knott (X)

Edmunds (X)

 

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

Took off 1324 hours from hardstand #20.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Carried a camera. Photos printed.

Dropped 3 sets of rations (213 sacks) at 1431 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1540 hours.

Washburn (P)

Bond (CP)

Perez (N)

Knightlinger (Tog)

Moew (R)

Hardy (E)

Camphane (X)

Smith (X)

(Also an unnamed Photographer.)

 

43-37864 Penny Jive

B-17G-70-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Washburn crew #16-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1566.

Washburn, Carl L.                                1Lt          O-780097                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Bond, Thomas D. Jr.                            1Lt          O-833007                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Perez, Juan M.                                      1Lt          O-2068458              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Moon, Erwin T.                                    T/Sgt      36860285                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Hardy, Crawford J.                               T/Sgt      19079651                Engr                        748

Hackeny, Clarence D.                          T/Sgt      31150976                Crew Chief             750

Cvitkovich, Charles E.                         S/Sgt      36313673                Gunner                   678

Kling, John G.                                       S/Sgt      35922385                Gunner                   612

Lala, William L.                                     S/Sgt      37317883                Gunner                   685

Polly, John M.                                      S/Sgt      33423333                Gunner                   612

May, Otto                                              S/Sgt      32356162                Passenger              911

Blarr, Arthur I.                                      Sgt          35357597                Passenger              911

Brandes, Richard O.                             Sgt          19169598                Passenger              853

Humphrey, Clyde B.                            Sgt          34711247                Passenger              511          Armorer ORD

Nash, Emil B.                                         Sgt          36449738                Passenger              901 ORD

Needham, Thomas M.                         Sgt          19128869                Passenger              612

Reifsnyder, Vernon M.                        Sgt          33564238                Passenger              901 ORD

Hardee, Daniel W.                                Sgt          34630370                Passenger              014 ORD

Steele, Glenn M.                                   Cpl          33439885                Passenger              555

Bethardy, Frank A.                              Pfc          35518640                Passenger              144