Heuser's Crew


 

On the mission to Frankfurt the aircraft was severely damaged by flak. Four crew members bailed out but the pilot was able to regain control and it landed at the emergency airfield near Merville. The aircraft was left there and the crew, minus one member, was returned to Sudbury in a C-46.

- Ted Curtis


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert K. Heuser 2nd LT Pilot      
Archie E. Kriutzfield 2nd LT Copilot      
William I. Coons, III F/O Navigator      
Harrison A. King CPL FE/Top      
Theodore A. Curtis, Jr CPL Radio Operator      
James N. Jesberger CPL Gunner      
Donald W. Holderbein CPL Gunner      
Eugene W. Ludwick SGT Gunner      
Donal A. Schaeffer CPL Gunner      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
126 01/03/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
127 01/03/45   TB 43-37835 B17G
128 01/05/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
131 01/13/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
134 01/18/45 Umbriago NM 43-37983 B17G
136 01/21/45   DS 42-98001 B17G
145 02/16/45 California's Golden Bare TD 43-39091 B17G
168 03/18/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
169 03/19/45   PJ 44-8074 B17G
172 03/23/45   PN 44-8132 B17G
173 03/24/45   PA 44-8002 B17G
176 03/31/45   PN 44-8132 B17G
178 04/04/45   PP 44-8035 B17G
183 04/10/45   PK 44-8663 B17G
184 04/11/45   PN 44-8132 B17G
187 04/16/45   PN 44-8132 B17G

 
Created 09/01/99 Modified 12/23/16

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