Bonagura's Crew


LT Bonagura's Crew

LT Bonagura and crew arrived at Sudbury on March 10, 1945 and would fly 5 missions before wars end, but were credited with six due to LT Bonagura's check ride on the 21st. Their return trip was aboard #42-97791 in July of the same year. (submitted by Tom Mogren)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Michael J. Bonagura LT Pilot 03/21/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Thomas L. Mogren LT Copilot 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
James D. Flecker FO Navigator 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
John W. McCauley III LT Bombardier 03/30/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Emery D. Rush SSGT Flight Engineer 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Jack D. Howard SSGT Radio Operator 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Alexander P. Keckeley SSGT Gunner 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Frank C. Fowler SSGT Gunner 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
Jesse D. Stubblefield SSGT Gunner 03/22/45 04/14/45 Six Missions.
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
171 03/22/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
172 03/23/45   DS 42-98001 B17G
173 03/24/45   DS 42-98001 B17G
175 03/30/45   DS 42-98001 B17G
185 04/14/45   DM 43-38149 B17G
Return ZOI 07/45 42-97791 B17G
Completed 6 missions

 
Created 08/18/99 Modified 12/23/16

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