Pearson's Crew


LT Pearson's Crew

The Pearson crew is photographed with Pandora's Box in Davis-Monthan AAB, Tucson, AZ, prior to deploying with the 486th to the ETO. Back row (L to R). The chaplain who blessed the plane, before they left for Europe, LT Howard Wilcox (N), LT Thomas Pearson (P), LT Frank Prete (B), LT John Orloski (CP). Second row, SGT Max Neiden (FE/Waist), SGT Arthur Kluge (G), Sgt. Robert McCadden (RO/Top), SGT Roy Jorgenson (BG) and SGT Richard Hartman (TG). Front row are three men that were on the ground crew. (courtesy of his, Dennis McCadden).

Mission Log for Robert McCadden

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Thomas J. Pearson 2nd LT Pilot 05/09/44 07/04/44 WIA. 20 Missions
John D. Orlosky 2nd LT Co-pilot 05/09/44 07/04 /44 WIA. 20 Missions
Howard T. Wilcox 2nd LT Navigator 05/09/44 09/13/44 25 Missions.
Frank A. Prete 2nd LT Bombardier 05/09/44 10/20/44 36 Missions
Max L. Neiden SGT FE/Waist 05/09/44 07/04/44 WIA. 22 Missions
Robert D. McCadden SGT RO/Top 05/09/44 09/01/44 27 Missions
Roy A. Jorgenson SGT Ball 05/09/44 09/27/44 29 Missions
Richard C. Hartman SGT Tail 05/09/44 09/13/44 28 Missions
Arthur B. Kluge SGT Waist 05/09/44 09/13/44 26 Missions
Gatch N. Maxey SGT Gunner 05/20/44 09/17/44 32 Missions
Victor Newman   Gunner 05/09/44 05/11/44 2 Missions.  Status unknown
Charles E. Sokoll   Crew Chief      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
003 05/09/44 Pandora's Box TN 42-52714 B24H
004 05/11/44 Pandora's Box TN 42-52714 B24H
005 05/20/44 Paper Doll TC 42-52688 B24H
008 05/25/44 Pisces DG 41-29517 B24H
010 05/28/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
011 05/29/44 Sagittarias DH 41-29400 B24H
013 05/31/44 Twentieth Century Wolf TN 42-52483 B24H
015 06/06/44   TN 42-52682 B24H
018 06/07/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
019 06/08/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
021 06/12/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
022 06/14/44 Sagittarias DH 41-29400 B24H
023 06/15/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
024 06/16/44 Funny Face PT 42-52673 B24H
025 06/17/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
028 06/22/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
030 06/25/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
036 07/01/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
037 07/02/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
038 07/04/44 Paper Doll TC 42-52688 B24H
Completed 19 Missions

 
Created 04/09/99 Modified 12/23/16

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