Whitney's Crew


LT Whitney's crew, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1944.

Standing (L to R): Richard H. Warlick (BG), Raymond L. Weeks (WG), Douglas J. Putnam (TG), Robert F. Fennel (FE), James M. Groat (RO), Erwin F. Tomaszewski (WG). Seated (L to R): George L. Nason, II, (N), Roy C. Vehlow (CP), Robert J. Whitney (P), Richard H. Douglas (B).

The crew arrived in England flying the B17 they named "Pogo Stick". It is not clear what became of this aircraft, since its tail number has not yet been identified.

Read George Nason's account of the crew's flight to England.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert J. Whitney CAPT Pilot      
Roy C. Vehlow   Copilot      
George L. Nason, II 2nd LT Navigator      
W. J. Douglas   Pin Pt Navigator      
Richard H. Douglas   Bombardier      
Robert F. Fennell SGT Flight Engineer      
James M. Groat   Radio Operator      
Richard H. Warlick   Ball Gunner      
Erwin F. Tomaszewski SGT Waist Gunner      
Douglas J. Putnam   Tail Gunner      
Raymond L. Weeks CPL Assts. Armorer/Gunner      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
055 08/06/44 Flak Plow DK 43-37959 B17G
061 08/14/44   TP 43-37992 B17G
063 08/16/44   PB 43-37835 B17G
066 08/25/44   TC 43-37910 B17G
068 08/27/44   TC 43-37910 B17G
072 09/05/44   TC 43-37910 B17G
077 09/13/44   TC 43-37910 B17G
087 10/05/44   TC 43-37910 B17G
089 10/07/44   TT 43-37820 B17G
091 10/14/44 Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
097 10/25/44   NS 43-37800 B17G
102 11/05/44   PJ 44-8074 B17G
106 11/16/44   PD 44-8025 B17G
109 11/27/44   PJ 44-8074 B17G
112 12/06/44   PE 44-8453 B17G
114 12/11/44   PN 44-8132 B17G
116 12/16/44   PB 44-8025 B17G
124 01/01/45   PP 44-8035 B17G
129 01/08/45   PE 44-8453 B17G
145 02/16/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
156 03/02/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
161 03/09/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
164 03/12/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
167 03/17/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
175 03/30/45   PE 44-8453 B17G
182 04/09/45   PA 44-8002 B17G

 
Created 10/02/99 Modified 12/23/16

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