LT Lowther's Crew
Front (L - R): Larry Bonn (ROG), Chester Haggard (FE/Top), Paul Gray (BG). Back row (L - R): Walker "Sonny" Jones(WG), Bobby Lowther (P), Robert Maakestad (WG), Mack Page (AG), Aubrey Carpenter (CP).
Bobby Lowther's crew was assigned to the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group in early March, 1945. LT Lowther flew his first mission on April 17th as second pilot with LT Schraeder. On April 19, 1945 the crew flew their first creditable combat mission. The target was some factories just southeast of Dresden on a river bend near the Czechoslovakia border where they encountered the last of the German Air resistance. Their second mission was aborted over the Channel because of mechanical problems.
Bobby Lowther left the service and became an All American in two sports (basketball and track) at LSU.
|Name||Rank||Position||First Mission||Last Mission||Status|
|Robert C. Lowther||Pilot||17APR45||19APR45||1st was check ride with Schraeder|
|Aubrey L. Carpenter||Copilot||19APR45||19APR45|
|Edwin R. Jones||Navigator||19APR45||19APR45|
|Lawrence A. Bonn||RO/Waist||19APR45||19APR45|
|Mack S. Page||Gunner||19APR45||19APR45|
|Paul C. Gray||Gunner||19APR45||19APR45|
|Walker W. Jones, Jr.||Gunner||19APR45||19APR45|
|Robert A. Maakestad||Gunner||19APR45||19APR45|
|189||19APR45||C for Charlie (?)||DK||43-37945||B17G|
|190 (abort)||20APR45||Miss Irish||DF||43-37998||B17G|
|Created 12/18/01||Modified 05/29/16|
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