Hughes' Crew


(486th collection, 8th AF Museum via David Brown)

Hughes and Crew flew Lady V (#856) on mission #91 to Köln, GR. They were shot up by flak and forced down near Amiens (Lille?), FR. On a later mission, #127, the prop on #4 ran away on take-off. LT Hughes and his copilot used the feathering controls to reduce the RPM. Oil pressure dropped dangerously low, but they were able to assemble with the group and comlete the mission. On the return they tried to feather the prop, but couldn't leaving it to windmill. LT Hughes was able to make a safe landing at Sudbury. For their actions, the Hughes crew was nominated as Crew of the Week and entitled to a 96 hour pass the next time they became eligible for a 48 hour pass.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
John K. Hughes 2nd LT Pilot   02/24/45  
Garold C. Martin, Jr. 2nd LT Copilot      
Henry J. Bodzin F/O Navigator      
Daniel P. Duffy 2nd LT Bombardier      
Zane Zaber SGT Flight Engineer      
Eugene L. Knutson SGT Radio Operator      
Henry L. Fuller SGT Gunner      
Paul A. Morgan SGT Gunner      
Leon W. Davis S/SGT Gunner      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
065 08/24/44   NG 43-37966 B17G
091 10/14/44 Lady V DK 43-37856 B17G
096 10/22/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
097 10/25/44   DB 43-38010 B17G
099 10/30/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
100 11/02/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
102 11/05/44 Umbriago NM 43-37983 B17G
103 11/06/44 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
106 11/16/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
107 11/21/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
108 11/25/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
109 11/27/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
111 12/04/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
112 12/06/44   TB 43-37835 B17G
114 12/11/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
115 12/12/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
117 12/23/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
121 12/29/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
122 12/30/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
123 12/31/44 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
125 01/02/45   DJ 43-37963 B17G
126 01/03/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
127 01/05/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
128 01/07/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
129 01/08/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
134 01/18/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
137 01/28/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
139 02/01/45 The Chariot DV 43-38034 B17G
140 02/03/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
144 02/15/45 Miss Irish DF 43-37998 B17G
140 02/03/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
145 02/16/45 Winged Virgin DM 43-38149 B17G
146 02/17/45 Winged Virgin DM 43-38149 B17G
147 02/19/45   DH 43-37958 B17G
148 02/21/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
150 02/23/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G
151 02/24/45 Hock Shop DA 43-37996 B17G

Completed 34 Missions


 
Created 09/26/99 Modified 12/23/16

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