Hilfinger's Crew


LT Hilfinger's Crew

Standing (L to R): Pascual S. Robles (bg), William T. Hilfinger (P), Lester S. Towle (CP), Ulysses S. Miller (N), Hector J. Rosseau (B), George S. Keenan (NG). Kneeling (L to R): Thomas J. Browne (RO/WG), Mart T. McEndree (TG), Irving Sarrina (FE/WG), James J. Martelle (TG).  (courtesy of Rebecca Robles, daughter of Pascual).

 

There were two LEOs among the zodiacs; the A/C with the girl in the nose art was A/C #605, while the one with only the lion was #42-52768. The 834th didn't lose any zodiacs in combat, so its not clear why two different aircraft were used.

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
William T. Hilfinger 2nd LT Pilot 05/07/44    
Lester S. Towle, JR 2nd LT Co-pilot 05/07/44    
Ulysses W. Miller 2nd LT Navigator 05/07/44    
Hector J. Rousseau 2nd LT Bombardier 05/07/44    
Irving Saarima S/SGT FE/Top 05/07/44    
Thomas J. Browne S/SGT Radio 05/07/44    
Mart T. McEndree SGT Tail 05/07/44    
George S. Keenan S/SGT Nose 05/07/44    
James J. Martell SGT Waist 05/07/44    
Pascual S. Robles SGT Ball 05/07/44    
Marshall J. Schell   Crew chief      
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
001 05/07/44 Leo DE 42-52768 B24H
003 05/09/44 Pisces DG 41-29517 B24H
005 05/20/44 Leo DE 42-52768 B24H
007 05/24/44   NK 4x-xx755 B24H
009 05/27/44 Leo DE 42-52768 B24H
010 05/28/44 Leo DE 42-52768 B24H
013 05/31/44 Scorpio DE 42-52762 B24H
015 06/06/44 Leo (II) DE 41-29605 B24H
019 06/08/44 Leo (II) DE 41-29605 B24H
022 06/14/44   S 4x-xx880 B24H
024 06/16/44   DR 4x-xx107 B24H
025 06/17/44 Leo (II) DE 41-29605 B24H
026 06/20/44 Leo (II) DE 41-29605 B24H
027 06/20/44 Funny Face PJ 42-52673 B24H
028 06/22/44   DR 4x-xx107 B24H
032 06/27/44 Aries DO 42-52693 B24H
035 06/30/44   DR 4x-xx107 B24H
036 07/01/44 Classy Chassis TP 4x-xx291 B24H
037 07/02/44   TE 4x-xx107 B24H
041 07/08/44   TE 4x-xx107 B24H
044 07/14/44   TE 4x-xx107 B24H
046 07/18/44   TE 4x-xx107 B24H
051 08/02/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
052 08/03/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
053 08/04/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
057 08/08/44 Blue Grass Girl DE 43-38031 B17G
058 08/09/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
060 08/13/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
069 08/30/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
071 09/03/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
073 09/09/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
074 09/10/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
077 09/13/44   DJ 43-37963 B17G
079 09/19/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G

 
Created 04/11/99 Modified 12/23/16

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