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Wilcox crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #111; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Wilcox            

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Wilcox

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Wilcox

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Wilcox            Engine failure jettisoned bombs

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Wilcox Queenie

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox             Some battle damage

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38410 B/H 391BS Wilcox           Aborted. Had changed planes and could not catch the formation.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8629 L/D 18BS Wilcox

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

 

Mission and Crew Details

CREW #111; 391st Squadron (as of March 2, 1945)

Wilcox (P)

Willis (CP)

Galla (N)

Province (Tog)

Safety (R)

Coutros (E)

Archer (BG)

Plane (TG)

Dickinson (NG) ?

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38257 L/T 391BS Wilcox            

From hardstand #19, took off 0640 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1027 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight damage to the bomber.

Credit 1 enemy aircraft damaged to Archer (BT)

Landed 1558 hours.

Wilcox (P)

Willis (CP)

Galla (N)

Province (Tog)

Safety (R)

Coutros (E)

Archer (BG)

Plane (TG)

Dickinson (NG) ?

Brennan (V) (Observer?) (add on)

 

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38972 L/C (scheduled for Wilcox but replaced)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Wilcox

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38343 L/I 391BS Wilcox

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38365 L/S 391BS Wilcox            Engine failure jettisoned bombs

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Wilcox Queenie

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox             Some battle damage

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-6887 L/G (scheduled for Wilcox but replaced)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38410 B/H 391BS Wilcox           Aborted. Had changed planes and could not catch the formation.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8629 L/D 18BS Wilcox

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Took off 1135 hours from hardstand #19.

Flew position 2-4 in C Squadron, but made second run with F Squadron and dropped with them.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1348 hours from 500 feet.

Landed 1546 hours.

Wilcox (P)

Willis (CP)

Galla (N)

Province (Tog)

Safety (R)

Coutros (E)

Dickinson (NG)

Bouty (X)

Blarr (X)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Took off 1336 hours from hardstand #19.

Flew with 391st Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1435 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1550 hours.

Wilcox (P)

Willis (CP)

Galla (N)

Province (Tog)

Safety (R)

Coutros (E)

Cpl. Sheppard (X)

Morris (X)

Love (X)

 

44-8629 Purty Chili

B-17G-75-VE

June 24, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Wilcox crew #50-34.  See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1578.

Wilcox, William H.                               1Lt          O-1016060              Pilot                        1091 B-17 Pilot

Waarvick, Tilven M.                            1Lt          O-2060159              Co-Pilot                  1091 B-17 Pilot

Gerhardstein, Eugene M.                    F/O         T-133949                Nav                         1034 Navigator

Safety, Joseph V.                                 T/Sgt      35750641                Radio Op               757 Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Coutros, Anthony W.                         T/Sgt      42003280                Engr                        748

John, John A.                                       M/Sgt     13025962                Passenger              750

Archer, Vernon L                                 S/Sgt      36873222                Passenger              748

Dickinson, John N.                              S/Sgt      36832510                Passenger              612

Plank, Donald W.                                 S/Sgt      35876990                Passenger              612

Province, Harold E.                              S/Sgt      15127363                Passenger              612

Buchman, Walter                                 Sgt          42046760                Passenger              685

Kieschnick, Clarence R.                      Sgt          38367718                Passenger              573

Silvestro, Carmen                                 Sgt          35310917                Passenger              747

Upton, Wayne E.                                 Sgt          37358399                Passenger              612

Efscaff, Pete E.                                      Sgt          39683864                Passenger              747

Pillo, Domenic                                       Cpl          39190280                Passenger              911

Pillo, Tony                                             Cpl          39207751                Passenger              911

Underwood, Harlan R.                         Cpl          32383747                Passenger              747

Woolford, William J.                            Cpl          19201050                Passenger              405 Clerk-Typist

Ballard, Winston P.                              Pvt          38672700                Passenger              511 Armorer