Berry's Crew


LT Berry at the controls of a B17. Crewman in the foreground is LT Russell Knapp.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Berry, Ernest P.   Pilot 05/08/44 10/22/44 Completed tour.
Hendricks, Garland H.   Pilot 05/08/44    
Knapp, Russel S.   Navigator 05/08/44    
Rivers, John F.   Bombardier 05/08/44    
Ball, Theodore   Flight Engineer 05/08/44    
Stafen, Albert   Radio Operator 05/08/44    
Dickerson, William G.   Gunner 05/08/44    
Wiswell, Warren H.   Gunner 05/08/44    
Bangs, Billy C.   Gunner 05/08/44    
Rohmer, Ray R.   Crew Chief      
 Russell Knapp was known as Russell Knopp during his time with the 486th. Although the family name was changed before the war from Knopp to Knapp, the military used the name of birth, and didn't change the record until 1947.
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
Arr. Sudbury 03/26/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
002 05/08/44 Andy's Angels PM 42-52732 B24H
003 05/09/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
006 05/23/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
007 05/24/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
011 05/29/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
012 05/30/44 Black Panther TG 42-52664 B24H
016 06/06/44 (D-Day) Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
018 06/07/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
020 06/11/44 Superstitious Aloysius PJ 42-52673 B24H
023 06/15/44 Consolidated Mess PB 42-52475 B24H
025 06/17/44 Consolidated Mess PB 42-52475 B24H
029 06/24/44   PA 42-52639 B24H
034 06/29/44     unknown (639 originally assigned, but didn't fly) B24H
041 07/08/44   PA 42-52639 B24H
046 07/18/44 Cancer NS 42-52650 B24H
050 08/01/44 American Beauty DG 42-98008 B17G
053 08/04/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
058 08/09/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
060 08/13/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
063 08/16/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
066 08/25/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
068 08/27/44 Superstitious Aloysius PR 42-97968 B17G
079 09/19/44 Wolful Bear NH 43-37908 B17G
081 09/25/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
085 10/02/44   PA 44-8002 B17G
087 10/05/44   PP 44-8180 B17G
089 10/07/44   PC 43-38023 B17G
093 10/17/44   PC 43-38023 B17G
096 10/22/44   PS 43-39037 B17G

Completed 30 Missions


 
Created 10/03/99 Modified 12/23/16

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