Gibbs's Crew


LT Gibbs' crew

Front (L to R): William J. Baltes (BG); Ed Estep (R/O); Phil Torrez (FE). Second row (L to R): Ralph Hatfield (CP); Bob Gibbs (P); Chuck Lyons (N). Standing (L to R): Dale North (WG); Dan Hughes (BG). Vern Hodges (TG) took the picture.

William Baltes later joined the US Marine Corps Reserve, and served proudly for more than 20 years.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert S. Gibbs LT Pilot      
Ralph W. Hatfield LT Copilot      
Chuck R. Lyons LT Navigator      
Phil Torrez SGT FE/Top      
Edgar F. Estep SGT Radio Operator/Waist      
Dale E. North SGT Waist      
William J. "Whitey" Baltes CPL Ball      
Herman "Dan" Hughes SGT ball      
Vernon L. Hodges SGT Tail      
 
MISSION  INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
141 02/06/45 Red Raider NK 43-38737 B17G
147 02/19/45   NH 43-38648 B17G
148 02/21/45   NF 43-37952 B17G
149 02/22/45 The Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
150 02/23/45 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
152 02/25/45 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
153 02/26/45 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
156 03/02/45   DA 43-37996 B17G
157 03/03/45 Oh! Miss Agnes NB 43-38001 B17G
158 03/04/45 The Blue Fairy TJ 43-37942 B17G
164 03/12/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
165 03/14/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
167 03/17/45   PM 44-8595 B17G
168 03/18/45 The Short Arm NA 44-6616 B17G
169 03/19/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
170 03/21/45 Sleepy Time Gal PD 42-98007 B17G
174 03/28/45   DA 43-37996 B17G
175 03/30/45   PH 43-38163 B17G
176 03/31/45   DA 43-37996 B17G
177 04/03/45   NG 44-8615 B17G
178 04/04/45 Shirly B. NE 44-6846 B17G
183 04/10/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
185 04/14/45   PB 43-37835 B17G
186 04/15/45   PN 43-37983 B17G
187 04/16/45   PN 43-37983 B17G
188 04/17/45   PN 43-37983 B17G
191 04/21/45 The Short Arm PA 44-6616 B17G

Completed 27 Missions


 
Created 10/29/99 Modified 12/23/16

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