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Williams crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Williams

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

 

CREW #71; 18th Squadron

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38263 E/N 18BS Williams

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D Williams

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Williams

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

 

CREW #71; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Took off 0748 hours from hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in D Squadron

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 at 0920 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1102 hours.

Williams (P)

Curtis (CP)

Moore (N)

Wraga (B)

Sprinkle (R)

Selby (E)

Waring (TG)

Laub (BG)

Cumberworth (WG)

 

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Took off 1141 hours from hardstand #17.

Flew position 1-2 in E Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Dropped 90 cases of 10 in 1 rations at 1346 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1536 hours.

Williams (P)

Curtis (CP)

Moore (N)

Wraga (B)

Sprinkle (R)

Selby (E)

Waring (TG)

Sugarman (X)

Pederofsky (X)

 

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Took off 0849 hours from hardstand #17.

Dropped 3 sets of Br. rations at 0959 hours from 400 feet.

Landed 1111 hours.

Williams (P)

Curtis (CP)

Moore (N)

Wraga (B)

Stoutenberger (R)

Selby (E)

Waring (TG)

Farley (X)

 

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

Took off 0859 hours from hardstand #17.

Flew with 18th Squadron.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1011 hours from 300 feet.

Landed 1112 hours.

Williams (P)

Curtis (CP)

Moore (N)

Wraga (B)

Hurlman (R)

Selby (E)

Walters (X)

Snyder (X) (on one of two lists)

Mitchell (X) (on one of two lists)

 

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38263 E/N 18BS Williams

Took off 1410 hours from hardstand #1.

Flew with 18th Squadron second group to Drop Zone #2

Carried K-21 camera #16. Photos not printed.

Dropped 3 sets of rations at 1507 hours from 380 feet.

Landed 1619 hours.

Williams (P)

Curtis (CP)

Moore (N)

Wraga (B)

Donalson (R) (from crew #60, Feidler)

Selby (E)

Waring (TG)

Trulin (X)

Bowers (X)

 

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38953 B/D Williams

Took off 0602 hours.

Landed at Horsching AF and picked up 30 French former POWs.

Discharged 30 French former POWs at Chartres (A-40)

Landed 1724 hours.

No crew loading lists.

“All okay.”

 

43-38953 Unknown name

B-17G-100-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Williams crew #59-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1550.

Williams, Pat                                         1Lt          O-785036                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Curtis, Don W.                                     2Lt          O-930574                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Moore, Russell R.                                F/O         T-136821                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Wraga, Walter W.                                1Lt          O-1309139              Bomb                      1035

Sprinkle, Maurice D.                            Sgt          35893702                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Selby, Russell E.                                   S/Sgt      16168052                Engr                        748

Waring, William S.                               Sgt          34988097                Gunner                   612

Laub, Joseph P.                                    Sgt          35792923                Gunner                   612

Cumberworth, Donald C.                    Sgt          16114418                Gunner                   612

Sugerman, Robert                                T/Sgt      32472407                Crew Chief             750

Okrasinski, Stanley J.                          Cpl          33349670                Passenger              747

Perkins, Alan K.                                   T/Sgt      13122970                Passenger              747

O’Hara, Charles B.                               S/Sgt      31147202                Passenger              687

Campbell, John G.                                S/Sgt      39037586                Passenger              853

Wilson, Arthur C.                                S/Sgt      32410351                Passenger              853

Hallman, Hugh J.                                  Sgt          14109142                Passenger              754

Chartier, Edward C.                              Sgt          36184231                Passenger              824

Culla, Thomas F.                                  Sgt          32565534                Passenger              060

Naprestek, Laddie J.                            Sgt          35503535                Passenger              060

Smith, Aubrey M.                                Sgt          18165448                Passenger              060