Standing (L. to R.) - Bob Bradley (B), Jim Howell (N), Darrell D. "Hoppy" Hopkins (CP), Joe Fadden (P). Front row - Merlyn "Shorty" Hall (BG), Enrique M. "Hank" Huerta (FE), Ralph "Bud" Hillman (RO), Tom Fehr (WG), Alex Campbell (TG). This photo was taken at Ardmore, OK, Jan. '45, at the completion of Combat Crew Training. Next stop - Station 174. (submitted by Bud Hillman).
Joe Fadden and crew were aboard "Homesick Angel" on the mission to Furth, GR on 5 APR 1945. This was their fourth mission. Over their target the #3 engine was hit and badly damaged. LT Fadden was able to put the aircraft down at a recently captured airstrip in Germany. The crew returned to Sudbury 2 days later and flew two more missions by war's end. The crew finished its tour flying #311, "Coaltown Express," and would fly this aircraft home.
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|Joe Fadden||LT||Pilot||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Darrell 'Hoppy' Hopkins||LT||Copilot||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|James Howell||LT||Navigator||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Robert P. Bradley||LT||Bombardier||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Enrique M. "Hank" Huerta||S/SGT||FE/Top||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Ralph "Bud" Hillman||S/SGT||Radio Operator||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Merlyn "Shorty" Hall||SGT||Ball||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Alex Campbell||SGT||Tail||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Tom Fehr||S/SGT||Armorer/Waist||03/22/45||04/20/45||returned ZOI.|
|Completed 6 mission|
|Created 05/15/99||Modified 12/23/16|
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