Coy's Crew


LT Coy's crew

The crew of the "Last Roundup." Standing (L to R): Merril MacDonald; Adam Klosowski; H. Lyle Grant, Dean F. Coy. Sitting (L to R): Alvin Birkelback; Burton Collan; Robert J. Coyle; Bob Hall; Howard R. Brown; Rusty (not a crewman).

Ula Lume was flown by the Coy crew on 10/05/44, and was last seen with #2 prop feathered and the engine smoking. #4 was also smoking. The pilot had turned to Belgium with 2 P51s escorting. LT Robert Hall was the normal copilot, however, on this particular flight LT Haemmerle was taking his check out flight. (MACR 9529)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Dean F. Coy 2nd LT Pilot 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Robert Hall 2nd LT Co-pilot 08/11/44   Finished tour.
Martin A. Haemmerle 2nd LT Co-pilot 10/05/44 10/05/44 POW
Burton Colan 2nd LT Navigator 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Robert J. Coyle 2nd LT Bombardier 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Howard R. Brown S/SGT Engineer/Top 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Merrill R. MacDonald S/SGT Radioman 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Howard L Grant S/SGT Ball Gunner 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Alvin T. Birkelbach S/SGT Tail Gunner 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
Adam T. Klosowski S/SGT Waist Gunner 08/11/44 10/05/44 POW
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
059 08/11/44 Rack and Ruin PD 43-37899 B17G
060 08/13/44 Baby Shoe II PS 44-6292 B17G
064 08/18/44 Easy Movement PL 43-38041 B17G
067 08/26/44   TT 43-37820 B17G
069 08/30/44   TM 43-38005 B17G
070 09/01/44 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
071 09/03/44   TN 43-38194 B17G
072 09/05/44   DB 43-38010 B17G
075 09/11/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
076 09/12/44   TN 43-38194 B17G
078 09/17/44   NN 43-38137 B17G
079 09/19/44   NN 43-38137 B17G
082 09/26/44   TM 43-38194 B17G
085 10/02/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
086 10/03/44 Homesick Angel DG 44-6312 B17G
087 10/05/44   NL 43-37972 B17G
Completed 18 Missions

 
Created 08/03/99 Modified 12/23/16

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