Dickerson's Crew


Standing (L to R): WO Dominic R. Valletta, LT ?, LT Arthur W. Ruff, LT Walter R. Dickerson, LT Emil Turnaski. Kneeling (L to R): S/SGT Walter G. Stuart, S/SGT Robert E. Slifer, S/SGT James X. Dorbarakis, T/SGT Gerald Brown, T/SGT James W. Moss. Sitting: S/SGT Glen R. Royster.

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Anyone knowing the identity of the Lieutenant standing second from left is asked to contact James Moss at: James W. Moss, 2268 E. 3380 South, Salt Lake City UT 84109.

We were not scheduled to fly (833rd) on that day [D-Day] so we where staying up late to play Blackjack when about 10:00 the Sargent came in and said to report for briefing A.S.A.P. We found out at briefing tomorrow was D-Day and we were to fly 3 missions that day. We took off early on first mission and the weather was bad .We flew at 12 thousand feet, and finally was able to hit our target and got home O.K. Little while later we took off on our second and as we were forming up the formation at alltitude we were informed that the mission was cancelled and we returned to base with our bombs and was later told that the third mission was cancelled. I checked my flight log and on June 6 we flew a mission that was 7:45 minutes long. Remember this 833 sq. Then it shows on June 7th we flew a mission that was 3:20 long and on June 8 we flew a mission that was 6: 35 long and then we did not fly the next day.

- Walt Dickerson


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Walter R. Dickerson LT Pilot 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Emil Turanski LT Copilot 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Dominic R. Valletta WO Bombardier 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Arthur W. Ruff LT Navigator 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
James W. Moss T/SGT Flight Engineer 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Gerald Brown T/SGT Radio Operator 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Walter G. Stuart S/SGT Gunner 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Robert E. Slifer S/SGT Tail Gunner 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
James X. Dorbarakis S/SGT Ball gunner 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
Glen R. Royster S/SGT Nose gunner 05/08/44 09/20/44 Finished tour.
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
Arr Sudbury 03/26/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
002 05/08/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
003 05/09/44   PK 4x-xx755 B24H
004 05/11/44   PM 4x-xx506 B24H
006 05/23/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
007 05/24/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
009 05/27/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
011 05/29/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
012 05/30/44 Virgo DK 42-52532 B24H
014 06/04/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
015 06/06/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
018 06/07/44 Virgo DK 42-52532 B24H
019 06/08/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
020 06/11/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
021 06/12/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
023 06/15/44 Lucky Lady PD 4x-xx523 B24H
029 06/24/44   PF 4x-xx223 B24H
033 06/28/44 Little LuLu PT 4x-xx223 B24H
034 06/29/44   DC 808 B24H
035 06/30/44 Little LuLu PT 4x-xx223 B24H
037 07/02/44   PF 4x-xx223 B24H
040 07/06/44 Little LuLu PT 4x-xx223 B24H
041 07/08/44   PF 4x-xx223 B17G
044 07/14/44   PF 4x-xx223 B17G
046 07/18/44 Little LuLu PT 4x-xx223 B24H
050 08/01/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
058 08/09/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
061 08/14/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
065 08/24/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
067 08/26/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
069 08/30/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
071 09/03/44 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
072 09/05/44 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
079 09/19/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
081 09/20/44       B17G
Completed 32 Missions

 
Created 10/03/99 Modified 12/23/16

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