Goodman's Crew


 
Following a mid-air collision on his third mission as a 1st pilot on 27SEP44, LT Goodman was reassigned as a 2nd pilot and flew with others as the 1st pilot.  It's conjectured that LT Goodman requested this action.  He did complete his final three missions as a 1st pilot.  LT Stehle flew with other crews and was reunited with Goodman on his last mission.

CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
George L. Goodman 2LT Pilot 21/09/44 17/02/45 Completed tour.
Fred T. Stehle 2LT Pilot 21/09/44 14/02/45 Completed tour.
William T. Winship 2LT Navigator 21/09/44 04/03/45 Completed tour with other crews.
Edward M. Borger LT Bombardier 21/09/44 06/02/45 Completed tour with other crews.
Columbus E. Ford SGT Flight Engineer 21/09/44 06/02/45 Completed tour with the Frese crew.
Robert M. Rock SGT Radio Operator 21/09/44 06/02/45 Completed tour with the Frese crew.
James E. McDonald SGT Waist 21/09/44 01/02/45 Completed tour with the Frese crew.
V. E. Ratermann SGT Ball 21/09/44 06/02/45 Completed tour with the Frese crew.
D. L. Rantschler SGT Tail 21/09/44 02/10/44 Completed only four missions.  Status unknown.
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
080 09/21/44   TN 43-38194 B17G
081 09/25/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
083 09/27/44 The Blue Fairy (Flippy?) TJ 43-37942 B17G
143 02/14/45   TL 43-38040 B17G
144 02/15/45 The Blue Fairy (Flippy?) TJ 43-37942 B17G
146 02/17/45   TL 43-38040 B17G
 
 
Created 09/10/99 Modified 12/23/16

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