Vanderhoef's Crew


 

LT Vanderhoef was flying "Lady V" on mission 183 when it was badly damaged. LT Vanderhoef and crew were forced down and made an emergency landing at Venlo Field, the Netherlands. The crew was repatriated shortly thereafter and continued flying for the 832nd.

LT Poland was the original copilot for this crew. Status unknown. R. Demboski may have been a fill-in, but was not part of the original crew.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Peter B. Vanderhoef LT Pilot      
Marion A. Poland   Copilot      
A. L. Dembowski   Copilot      
Raymond O. Godfrey F/O Navigator      
Donald H. Dills   Bombardier      
William H. Reed SGT Flight Engineer      
Frank G. Ferara SGT Radio Operator      
Witte, S. SGT Waist Gunner      
Bernard S. Willadsen SGT Ball Gunner      
Gabriel J. Romanelli SGT Tail Gunner      
R. N. Demboski SGT Nose Gunner      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
168 03/18/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
170 03/21/45 Mission Maid TM 4x-xx894 B17G
172 03/23/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
173 03/24/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
174 03/28/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
176 03/31/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
177 04/03/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
179 04/05/45 Old Yard Dog TE 42-98006 B17G
180 04/07/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
183 04/10/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
185 04/14/45 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
186 04/15/45 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
187 04/16/45 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
189 04/19/45 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
190 04/20/45 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
191 04/21/45 Vermond Maid (Cupcake) ND 43-38246 B17G
Completed 16 Missions

 
Created 09/10/99 Modified 12/23/16

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