Pierce's Crew


LT Albert Pierce's crew (submitted by Terry Pierce, son of Albert Pierce)

#140 was hit near the target and lost one engine. A second engine was lost near the RP and the aircraft had to leave the formation. The aircraft was last seen 30 miles from the RP. The pilot had issued a call for fighter escort, but it is not known if any arrived to assist (MACR 10167). It has been determined that Albert Stiudeikeis was murdered by his captors.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Albert I. Pierce 2nd LT Pilot   11/02/44 POW
Corbin B. Willis, Jr. 2nd LT Co-pilot   11/02/44 POW
Robert L. Lansche 2nd LT Navigator   11/02/44 RTD
Neil Hampton 2nd LT Bombardier   11/02/44 KIA
Howard G. Butler, Jr. TSGT Engineer/Top   11/02/44 POW
Albert M. Stiudeikeis TSGT Radioman   11/02/44 KIA
Kenneth R. Mullen SSGT Ball Gunner   11/02/44 POW
Stephen J. Nemes, Jr. SGT Tail Gunner   11/02/44 KIA
Charles A. Warren SGT Waist Gunner   11/02/44 KIA
  MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
050 08/01/44 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
051 08/02/44   TB 43-38010 B17G
053 08/04/44 Batchelor's Delight TR 43-38027 B17G
061 08/14/44 Flak Plow DK 43-37959 B17G
065 08/24/44 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
068 08/27/44   TM 43-38005 B17G
070 09/01/44 The Last Roundup TG 43-37927 B17G
072 09/05/44   TM 43-38005 B17G
073 09/09/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
074 09/10/44 Blue Fairy (Flippy?) TJ 43-37942 B17G
075 09/11/44 Blue Fairy (Flippy?) TJ 43-37942 B17G
077 09/13/44 The Prowler DK 43-37937 B17G
078 09/17/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
079 09/19/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
080 09/21/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
083 09/27/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
085 10/02/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
086 10/03/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
087 (abort) 10/05/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
090 10/09/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
096 10/22/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
097 10/25/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
098 10/26/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
100 11/02/44 Smokey Stover TD 43-37916 B17G
Completed 22 Missions

 
Created 01/30/99 Modified 12/23/16

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