Ogle's Crew


Ogle's Crew

In the photo abov, CAPT Bob Whitney stands at the center of the back row; LT Ogle stands at his left. LT Radtke stands at far left. Front row, far right is Abraham "Abby" Hornstein (aka Abbott Harle), and to his left is George Yep.

LT Ogle and crew flew the mission to Berlin on 03 Feb 1945 with MAJ John L. Rex, Jr as the squadron air commander in the right seat. They were flying in "Lady V II" (#130) when their engines were hit by FLAK over the target and were forced to leave the formation just short of the Rally Point. Fifteen miles south of Lake Möritz, MAJ Rex decided to make a run for "Joe's Place" (Russia). They made a wheels up landing in Poland after crossing the front lines and the 17 suffered only minor damage. They were met by Polish Partisans who then turned them over to the Russian Army. Russian General Ceckmosof entertained his American guests at dinner. The crew was returned to England by the way of Kiev, Tehran, Cairo, Naples, Marseilles and Paris.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Arthur H. Ogle 2nd LT Pilot --/--/44 --/--/45  
Albert H. Holman 2nd LT Co-Pilot --/--/44 --/--/45  
Richard M. Hugins 2nd LT Navigator --/--/44 --/--/45  
James D. Ellison 2nd LT Bombardier --/--/44 --/--/45  
Wayne G. Lewis SSGT Radioman --/--/44 --/--/45  
Jermiah R. Trythall CPL FE/Top --/--/44 --/--/45  
Arva D. Chittum CPL Gunner --/--/44 --/--/45  
Ben B. Kaley CPL Gunner --/--/44 --/--/45  
Robert T. Luker CPL Gunner --/--/44 --/--/45  
George F. Taylor CPL Gunner --/--/44 --/--/45  
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
081 09/25/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
082 09/26/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
084 09/28/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
086 10/03/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
087 10/05/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
098 10/26/44   NF 43-37952 B17G
100 11/02/44   NM 44-6302 B17G
106 11/16/44 American Beauty DG 42-98008 B17G
107 11/21/44 American Beauty DG 42-98008 B17G
109 11/27/44   NP 44-8035 B17G
111 12/04/44   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
113 12/10/44   PP 44-8035 B17G
115 12/12/44 Lady V II PK 44-8130 B17G
116 12/16/44 Lady V II PK 44-8130 B17G
118 12/24/44 Lady V II PK 44-8130 B17G
120 12/28/44   xx 44-8035 B17G
121 12/29/44   PE 44-8453 B17G
123 12/31/44   PE 44-8453 B17G
124 01/01/45 Baby Shoe III/Downbeat PV 44-8218 B17G
129 01/08/45   PE 44-8453 B17G
132 01/14/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
140 02/03/45 Lady V II PB 44-8130 B17G
161 03/09/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
163 03/11/45   PJ 44-8074 B17G
164 03/12/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
167 03/17/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
170 03/21/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
177 04/03/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
179 04/05/45   PB 44-8025 B17G
184 04/11/45   PF 4x-xx073 B17G
187 04/17/45   NB 44-8025 B17G
188 04/17/45   DP 44-8025 B17G
191 04/21/45   DJ 4x-xx073 B17G

Completed 33 Missions


 
Created 06/27/99 Modified 12/23/16

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