Towne's Crew


LT Towne and his crew flew #639 across the pond to Sudbury. However, since they were a lead crew, they flew various aircraft during their tour. The above picture was shot after Fred Towne's and John Rex's two lead crews were reformed into one, with Towne as pilot. Standing (L to R): Phil Shoemaker (extra navigator), Ersell P. "Rob" Robinson (Rex's bombardier), John Albanese (B), Joseph Gallagher (N), Garland "Hank" Hendricks (Rex's copilot), and Fred Towne (P). Front row (L to R): Don Hunt (R/O), Dave King (WG), Charlie Swift (BG), Orvill Riddle (FE), Vern Enger (TG), and Emil Landi (WG). (Reprinted from the O&W N/L Winter '91)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Fred H. Towne, Jr 1st LT Pilot 05/08/44   Completed tour
Bernard Fishel 2nd LT Copilot     Completed tour
Joseph F. Gallagher 2nd LT Navigator     Completed tour
John C. Albanese 2nd LT Bombardier     Completed tour
Orville A. Riddle S/SGT FE/Top     Completed tour
Donald C. Hurt S/SGT Radio     Completed tour
Vernon J. Enger SGT Tail Gunner     Completed tour
Charles T. Swift SGT Ball Gunner     Completed tour
Emil P. Landi SGT Waist Gunner     Completed tour
Dave King   Waist Gunner     Completed tour
Andrew J. Woytas T/SGT Crew Chief     Completed tour
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
002 05/08/44   PA 42-52639 B24H
003 05/09/44   PA 42-52639 B24H
004 05/11/44   PA 42-52639 B24H
006 05/23/44 Lady Lightnin' TO 42-52760 B24H
011 05/29/44   PF 4x-xx752 B24H
017 06/06/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
024 06/16/44 Queenie DS 4x-xx564 B24H
028 06/22/44   PF 4x-xx884 B24H
035 06/30/44   PF 4x-xx884 B24H
037 07/02/44   DN 4x-xx884 B24H
042 07/14/44       B24H
044 07/14/44   DN 4x-xx884 B24H
050 08/01/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
053 08/04/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
059 08/11/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
060 08/13/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
061 08/14/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
064 08/18/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
067 08/26/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
069 08/30/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
074 09/10/44   PF 44-8035 B17G
078 09/17/44 The Old Yard Dog TF 42-98006 B17G
079 09/19/44   PS 43-39037 B17G
081 09/25/44   PA 44-8002 B17G
083 09/27/44   PV 121 B17G
091 10/14/44   PB 43-39037 B17G
092 10/15/44   PP 44-8180 B17G
097 10/25/44   PD 44-8021 B17G
099 10/30/44 Lady V II NK 44-8130 B17G

Completed 30 Missions


 
Created 06/19/99 Modified 12/23/16

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