Chase's Crew


The Shuttle/Chase crew in Ardmore, OK, summer 44 prior to deployment to the ETO. Standing (L to R): Anthony Shuttle (original pilot), Obie White (CP), William Oerther (N), Richard Lincoln (B). Front (L to R): Lawrence Ridley (FE), Joe Heaps (RO), Warren Chowning (WG), Robert Mottrum (WG), Russell Gable (BG) and Carl Schoonover.

Anthony Shuttle was the original pilot for this crew, but was injured while on leave prior to deployment. His injuries caused his discharge from active service. His crew proceeded to Sudbury and flew with LT Craftsman until he completed his tour a few missions later. LT Chase then became their pilot. (submitted Lawrence D. Ridley)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Milton L. Chase LT Pilot   03/10/45  
Obie White LT Copilot 12/04/44 03/10/45  
William Oerther LT Navigator 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Richard Lincoln LT Bombardier 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Lawrence D. Ridley T/SGT Flight Engineer/Top 12/04/44 03/07/45 Completed 27 missions.
Joe Heaps T/SGT Radio Operator 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Warren L. Chowning T/SGT Gunner 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Robert Mottrum S/SGT Gunner 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Russell Gable S/SGT Ball 12/04/44 03/10/45  
Carl Schoonover S/SGT Tail 12/04/44 03/10/45  
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
114 12/11/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
115 (abort) 12/12/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
116 12/16/44 Blue Grass Girl TV 43-38031 B17G
118 12/24/44   TP 43-37970 B17G
120 12/28/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
121 12/29/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
123 12/31/44   TP 43-37992 B17G
124 (spare) 01/01/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
127 01/05/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
128 01/07/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
129 01/08/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
130 (abort) 01/10/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
131 01/13/45   TP 43-37992 B17G
134 01/18/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
136 01/21/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
137 01/28/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
138 01/29/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
139 02/01/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
141 02/06/45 California's Golden Bare TD 43-39091 B17G
149 [abort] 02/22/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
150 02/23/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
151 02/24/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
152 02/25/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
153 02/26/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
154 02/27/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
155 02/28/45   TE 4x-xx009 B17G
156 03/02/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
157 03/03/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
159 03/07/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
162 03/10/45   DS 42-98001 B17G

Completed 27 Missions


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

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