Lilly's Crew


LT Lilly's crew

The crew of the "Worry Bird." Front row (L to R): Ovila Pichette (R/O/G), Eugene Sherseth (TG - fill in), John R. Hoke (FE), Russ Pichette (Armorer), Leonard Najder (BG). Standing (L to R): John E. Johnson (WG), Warren Moline (CP), Robert J. Lilly (P), Frank O'Conner (N fill-in). (reprinted from the O&W N/L Fall '89)

Howard Cook transferred to the weather squadron and died in a crash.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert J. Lilly LT Pilot 01/07/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 35 missions
Warren Moline LT Copilot 01/10/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 34 missions
Leonard E. Najder SGT Radio Gunner 01/10/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 35 missions
John R. Hoke SSGT Flight Engineer/Top 01/10/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 35 missions
Russ Pichette SGT Gunner 01/10/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 35+ missions
Howard Cook   Waist 01/10/45 02/02/45 KIA
John E. Johnson Waist 03/09/45 04/19/45  
Robert A. Laban SGT Gunner 01/10/45 02/01/45 Unknown
Ovila Pichette SGT Ball 01/10/45 04/19/45 Completed tour 35 missions
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
130 01/10/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
130 01/10/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
132 01/14/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
132 01/14/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
134 01/18/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
134 01/18/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
137 01/28/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
137 01/28/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
139 02/01/45 The Worry Bird DM 43-37973 B17G
139 02/01/45 The Worry Bird DM 43-37973 B17G
141 02/06/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
142 02/09/45   DH 43-37958 B17G
143 02/14/45 The Chariot DV 43-38034 B17G
144 02/15/45   DH 43-37958 B17G
148 02/21/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
150 02/23/45 The Chariot DV 43-38034 B17G
151 02/24/45 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
152 02/25/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
154 02/27/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
155 02/28/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
157 03/03/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
158 03/04/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
166 03/16/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
167 03/17/45 The Worry Bird DH 43-37973 B17G
169 03/19/45 Umbriago NM 43-37983 B17G
170 03/21/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
171 03/22/45 Flak Sack DL 44-8528 B17G
172 03/23/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
173 03/24/45 The Chariot DV 43-38034 B17G
175 03/30/45   DJ 43-37963 B17G
176 03/31/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
177 04/03/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
178 04/04/45 Flak Sack DL 44-8528 B17G
179 04/05/45 Vermont Maid (Cupcake) ND 43-38246 B17G
180 04/07/45   TL 43-37840 B17G
181 04/08/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
182 04/09/45   DJ 43-37963 B17G
185 04/14/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
186 04/15/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
187 04/16/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
188 04/17/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
189 04/19/45 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G

 
Created 10/29/99 Modified 12/23/16

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