Bidell's Crew


Enlisted men of the Bidell Crew

May 6, 1945:  Taken in Southport, England while we were at the Flak Home there for a rest. Left to right: CPL Marvin A. Haggard (WG), Joseph Hradsky (BG), Gerald G. Leavitt (RO/G), SGT F.G. Richards (TG), SSGT Fred Brink (FE) [Stamped on back: W. Rigby PHOTOGRAPHER 91 Cemetery Road, SOUTHPORT, Phone 107] (courtesy of Mary Richards-Kallman, daughter of F. Richards).

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Richard C. Bidell FO Pilot 02/19/45 04/20/45 Completed tour. Flew check ride with LT Frese.
Neil E. Danielson FO Copilot 02/21/45 04/16/45 Completed tour.
Albert V. Pope 2LT Navigator 02/21/45 04/19/45 Unknown - flew 5 missions (?)
Edward E. Craft 2LT Bombardier 02/21/45 04/20/45 Completed tour.
Frederick Brink, Jr. SSGT FE/Top 02/21/45 04/20/45 Completed tour.
Gerald G. Leavitt SGT RO/Waist 02/21/45 04/20/45 Completed tour.
Marvin A. Haggard SGT Waist 02/21/45 04/20/45 Completed tour.
Joseph W. Hradsky SGT Ball 02/21/45 04/17/45 Unknown - flew 4 missions (?)
Frederick G. Richards SGT Tail 02/19/45 04/19/45 Completed tour.
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
148 02/21/45 Flak Sak DL 44-8528 B17G
150 02/23/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
151 02/24/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
152 02/25/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
153 02/26/45   PC 43-37867 B17G
154 02/27/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
156 03/02/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
159 03/07/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
161 03/09/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
162 03/10/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
163 03/11/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
165 03/14/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
166 03/16/45 Mission Maid TM 44-6894 B17G
167 (abort) 03/17/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
170 03/21/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
171 03/22/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
172 03/23/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
173 03/24/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
174 03/28/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
175 (abort) 03/30/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
177 04/03/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
178 04/04/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
180 04/07/45 Dirty Duece (?) DJ 43-37963 B17G
181 04/08/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
183 04/10/45 Dirty Duece (?) DJ 43-37963 B17G
185 04/14/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
186 04/15/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
187 04/16/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
189 04/19/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G
190 04/20/45 Blue Grass Girl II TV 44-6477 B17G

Completed 30 Missions


 
Created: 09/19/99 Modified: 12/23/16

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