Burkhardt's Crew


LT Burkhardt (left) and Connie Tarinteno (right). LT Burkhardt and crew were the first 486ers to complete their combat tour. They began with a B24 and finished with a B17. In celebration of their final mission, the name "Downbeat" was painted on the co-pilots side of the nose. The co-pilot was a musician and held a jam session later that day.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
L. H. Burkhardt   Pilot 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Connie Tarinteno   Co-pilot 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
A. "Mert" Minier   Navigator 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
I. P. Jones   Bombardier 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Jim Stewart   FE/Top 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
John Stevens   Radio 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Bob Sims   Gunner 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Cliff Miller   Gunner 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Jim Fisher   Tail 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
Jerry Stack   Ball 05/07/44 08/14/45 Completed tour
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
003 05/09/44   PC 42-52663 B24H
004 05/11/44   PM   B24H
006 05/23/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
007 05/24/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
009 05/27/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
011 05/29/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
012 05/30/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
014 (abort) 06/04/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
016 06/06/44   PO 4x-xx981 B24H
018 06/07/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
019 06/08/44   PS 4x-xx880 B24H
020 06/11/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
021 06/12/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
022 06/14/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
023 06/15/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
024 06/16/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
025 06/17/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
026 06/14/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
027 06/20/44 Lucky Lady xx 4x-xx523 B24H
028 06/22/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
029 06/24/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
031 06/25/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
034 06/29/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
035 06/30/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
037 07/02/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
038 07/04/44 Classy Chassis TP 4x-xx291 B24H
042 07/14/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
044 07/14/44 Baby Shoe PR 4x-xx991 B24H
045 07/17/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
046 07/18/44   PO 4x-xx981 B24H
047 07/19/44   DM 021 B24H
048 07/20/44   PK 4x-xx561 B24H
049 07/20/44 Lady Lightnin' TO 42-52760 B24H
050 08/01/44   PH 43-37952 B17G
051 08/02/45   NH 4x-xx029 B17G
052 08/03/44 Baby Shoe II PS 44-6292 B17G
055 08/06/44 Baby Shoe II PS 44-6292 B17G
058 08/09/44 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
059 08/11/44 Baby Shoe III/Downbeat PS 44-6292 B17G
Completed 30 Mission

 
Created 05/16/99 Modified 12/23/16

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