Hodges' Crew


CAPT Hodges crew flew the "Lush Thrush," named after Mary Ashworth. Mary was a singer appearing on the Perry Como show.

Standing (L to R): SGT Charles J. Wilson (WG); CAPT Robert H. Hodges (P); LT William Blackburn (DRN); LT Walter C. Gibson (CP); LT R. P. Annex (DRN); CAPT Charles Swift (instructor pilot). Front row (L to R): LT Charles Seibel (B); SGT Jas Ormand (R/O); SGT Gardner Beeman (FE); LT J. P. Grant (PPN).  SGT William Hare and SGT Frank Somsen were reassigned when Hodges became a lead pilot.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert H. Hodges CAPT Pilot      
Walter C Gibson 2nd LT Copilot      
William E. Blackburn 2nd LT Navigator      
R. P. Annex LT Navigator      
J. P. Grant LT Pin Pt Navigator      
Charles Seibel LT Bombardier      
Gardner D. Beeman SGT FE/Top      
James R. Ormand SGT Radio Operator      
William W. Hare CPL Gunner      
Francis W. Kinney CPL Gunner      
Frank M. Somsen, Jr CPL Gunner      
Charles J. Wilson, Jr SGT Waist      
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
125 01/02/45 American Beauty DG 42-98008 B17G
126 01/03/45   PS 43-37970 B17G
127 01/05/45 Sleepy Time Gal PD 42-98007 B17G
128 01/07/45 The Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
134 01/18/45   NG 44-8615 B17G
145 02/16/45   PN 44-8132 B17G
146 02/17/45   PP 44-8035 B17G
150 02/23/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
151 02/24/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
153 02/26/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
154 02/27/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
Air Commander Missions
157 03/03/45   PP 44-8035 B17G
158 03/04/45 Lonesome Polecat PS 44-8712 B17G
159 03/07/45   PJ 44-8074 B17G
160 03/08/45 Lonesome Polecat PS 44-8712 B17G
161 03/09/45 Lonesome Polecat PS 44-8712 B17G
163 03/11/45   PE 44-8453 B17G
165 03/14/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
168 03/18/45 Lush Thrush PT 44-8657 B17G
174 03/28/45   PK 44-8663 B17G
176 03/31/45   PL 4x-xx075 B17G
179 04/05/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
180 04/07/45   PE 44-8453 B17G
184 04/11/45   PN 44-8132 B17G
185 04/14/45   DS 4x-xx920 B17G
191 04/21/45 Lush Thrush NA 44-8657 B17G

 
Created 04/01/00 Modified 12/23/16

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