Newsom's Crew


LT Newsom's Crew

Front (L to R): LT James Newsom (P), LT Gordon Trask (CP), LT John Sullivan (B) and LT Robert Ramsey (N).  Standing (L to R): CPL William Sharp (FE/Top), CPL Robert Moore (ROG), PVT Leon Kennedy (WG), PVT John Claypool (WG), CPL Charles Marshall (BG), and PVT Frank Igo (TG).  The crew is photographed at the Alexandria AAB, Louisiana.  LT Ramsey did not deploy with the Newsom crew, nor did PVT Kennedy.  PVT Igo was promoted to Corporal, and was killed in action on his second mission on 14JAN45.  (Photo courtesy of Brad Moore, Bob's son.)

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CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
James E. Newsom 2nd LT Pilot 11/10/44 03/23/45  
Gordon W. Trask 2nd LT Copilot 11/25/44 03/23/45  
Robert K. Ramsey 2nd LT Navigator     Xfered.
John J. Sullivan 2nd LT Bombardier 11/25/44 03/23/45  
William B. Sharp CPL FE/Top 11/25/44 03/23/45  
Robert S. Moore CPL R/O 11/25/44 03/23/45  
Leon K. Kennedy CPL Waist     Unknown
Bruck K. Logan SGT Gunner 12/30/44 04/14/45  
Robert F. Simpson SSGT Gunner 11/25/44 03/23/45  
John A. Claypool CPL Waist 11/25/44 03/23/45  
Charles Marshall CPL Ball 11/25/44 03/22/45  
Frank J. Igo CPL Tail 11/25/44 01/14/45 KIA
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
108 11/25/44 The Worry Bird DN 43-37973 B17G
109 11/27/44 The Chariot DV 43-38034 B17G
110 11/30/44 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
112 12/06/44 Flak Sack DP 44-6580 B17G
125 01/02/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
127 01/05/45   DB 43-38010 B17G
128 01/07/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
130 01/10/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
131 01/13/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
132 01/14/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
134 01/18/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
137 01/28/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
140 02/03/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
141 02/06/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
142 02/09/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
144 02/15/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
145 02/16/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
146 02/17/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
147 02/19/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
155 02/28/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
156 03/02/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
157 03/03/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
158 03/04/45 Homesick Angel DC 44-6312 B17G
159 03/07/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
160 03/08/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
161 03/09/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
163 03/11/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
164 03/12/45 Ruthie Bee DD 44-6314 B17G
169 03/19/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
170 03/21/45 Dream King/Flak Sak DP 44-6580 B17G
172 03/23/45 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G

Completed 35 missions


 
Created 09/26/99 Modified 12/23/16

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