Moffett's Crew


LT Moffett's Crew

The crew poses for an official portrait prior to deployment to the ETO. LT Moffett (P) is seated center and LT Moon (CP) is seated far right. LT Caldwell is over LT Moffett's right shoulder and LT Paschke over his left. (courtesy of Nelson Moon, son of Glenn Moon.  LT Caldwell appears to have been transferred to the Heuser crew, 833rd, as a Mickey Operator and flew only 7 missions.  LT Paschke flew with several crews and only completed 9 missions.  CPL Colby flew one mission with another crew.  Status is unknown.  Arthur Greenfeld (Greenfield) flew with several crews and flew only 12 missions.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Rex G. Moffett 2nd LT Pilot 12/24/44 04/21/45 Completed tour.
Glenn N. Moon 2nd LT Copilot 01/10/45 04/21/45 Completed tour.
Robert D. Caldwell 2nd LT Navigator     Unknown
Lester C. Paschke 2nd LT Bombardier 12/23/44 04/20/45 Unknown
Randolph R. Santucci CPL FE/Top 12/23/44 03/24/45 23 missions.
Kenneth A. Colby CPL Gunner 01/01/45   1 mission
Keen Umbehr CPL RO 01/02/45 04/21/45 Completed tour.
Arthur D. Greenfeld CPL Gunner 01/10/45 04/10/45 12 missions.
James S. Jones CPL Gunner 01/10/45 03/31/45 30 missions.
Lyle M. Steven CPL Gunner 01/10/45 03/31/45 29 missions.
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
130 (abort) 01/10/45   TP 43-37992 B17G
132 (spare) 01/14/45   TS 43-37928 B17G
135 01/20/45 Mission Maid TM 4x-xx894 B17G
140 02/03/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
141 02/06/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
142 02/09/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
143 02/14/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
144 02/15/45 Flak Sak/Dream King TP 44-6580 B17G
147 02/19/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
148 02/21/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
149 02/22/45   TS 43-37928 B17G
150 02/23/45   TM 43-38194 B17G
152 02/25/45   TP 43-37970 B17G
154 02/27/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
157 03/03/45 The Blue Fairy TJ 43-37942 B17G
159 03/07/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
161 03/06/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
162 03/10/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
163 03/11/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
167 03/17/45 Mission Maid TM 4x-xx894 B17G
168 03/18/45   TP 43-37970 B17G
169 03/19/45   TP 43-37970 B17G
170 03/21/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
171 03/22/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
172 03/23/45 Chief Oshkosh NR 44-8510 B17G
173 03/24/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
174 03/28/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
176 03/31/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
185 04/14/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
186 04/15/45 The Short Arm PA 44-6616 B17G
187 04/16/45 King Kong TG 44-39178 B17G
189 04/19/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
190 04/20/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G
191 04/21/45 King Kong TC 44-39178 B17G

Completed 35 Missions


 
Created 09/10/99 Modified 12/23/16

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