Fellmeth's Crew


LT Fellmeth's crew: Back Row (L to R): Ground crewman, Curtis Viertel (WG), Frank McCreary (CP), Corneilous Felton (C/C), Henry Wolff (B), Adolph Fellmeth, Jr., (P) Front Row (L to R): William Mendelson (N), John Krischak (WG), George Soto (BG), Dale Deffendall (TG), Glenn Walfoort (FE/Top), Robert Schmidt (R/O)

(courtesy of Adolph Fellmeth, III, son of Adolph Fellmeth, Jr.)

On 17 May 44, 42-52634, piloted by LT Adolph F. Fellmeth, was up on a local cross country flight. Coming in for landing, the wind was blowing in such a direction as to necessitate using a shorter runway than the pilot had been accustomed to. He used runway 01, which was 4,200 ft long. The visibility at the time was 1.5 to 2 miles with wet runway and slight precipitation. The wind was 030ö at 5 MPH. The plane (flown by the copilot, 2nd LT Frank McCreary) landed about 500 to 600 ft from the touchdown end of the runway. The aircraft went off the end of the runway, severely damaging the landing geargave way as they struck a ditch and a row of small tree stumps located some 100 ft from the end of the runway. There were no inuries to the six crewmen.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Adolph F. Fellmeth, Jr 2nd LT Pilot 05/08/44 / /44
Frank A. McCreary 2nd LT Copilot 05/ /44 / /44
William Mendelson Navigator 05/ /44 / /44
Henry J. Wolff Bombardier 05/ /44 / /44
Glenn D. Walfoort Flight Engineer 05/ /44 / /44
Robert H. Schmidt Radio Operator 05/ /44 / /44
John P. Krischak Waist 05/ /44 / /44
Curtis C. Viertel Waist 05/ /44 / /44
George Soto Ball 05/ /44 / /44
Dale Deffendall Tail
Cornelius C. Felton, Jr. Crew Chief
 
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
Arrived Funny Face PT 42-52673 B24H
002 05/07/44 PK 42-52634 B24H
003 05/09/44 NO 42-52749 B24H
004 05/11/44 PK 42-52634 B24H
006 05/23/44 PK 42-xx117 B24H
007 05/24/44 Jane's Wittle Wabbit PE 42-52751 B24H
009 05/27/44 PK 42-xx117 B24H
012 05/30/44 PK 42-xx117 B24H
014 06/04/44 PA 42-52639 B24H
016 06/06/44 Consolidated Mess PB 42-52475 B24H
019 06/08/44 Funny Face PJ 42-52673 B24H
023 06/15/44 PA 42-52639 B24H
025 06/17/44 TR 44-40300 B24D
026 06/20/44 Funny Face PJ 42-52673 B24H
031 06/25/44 PK 4x-xx561 B24H
043 07/12/44 PK 4x-xx561 B24H
050 08/01/44 Marge NL 43-38110 B17G
053 08/04/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
057 08/08/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
060 08/13/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
061 08/14/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
063 08/16/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
070 09/01/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
071 09/03/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
072 09/05/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
073 09/09/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
074 09/10/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
076 09/12/44 The Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
078 09/17/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
079 09/19/44 Old Man's Folly PJ 43-37891 B17G
Completed 30 Missions

 
Created 09/09/99 Modified 12/23/16

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