Sauler's Crew


 

On a mission to Hof, GR, LT Sauler's plane was hit in the cockpit area causing a fire to break out there. The aircraft spun out of formation, but LT Sauler apparently was able to gain enough control of his aircraft for his crew to bail out. He died when the aircraft crashed. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (posthumous) for his actions that day, and awarded the Silver Star in 2003. (MACR 13887)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Arthur J. Sauler 1st LT Pilot 02/03/45 04/08/45 KIA. Silver Star
Dale R. Thompson 2nd LT Co-pilot 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
Howard K. Aden 2nd LT Navigator 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
Charles H. Evans 2nd LT Bombardier 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
Edward Supe SSGT Radio/Waist 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
George Coronis SSGT Engineer/Top 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
Wilbur R. Roden SGT Ball Gunner 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
James E. Gartrell SSGT Tail Gunner 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
David E. Willey SGT Waist Gunner 02/09/45 04/08/45 POW
Daniel F. Hilaeger CPL Gunner      Unknown
 
MISSION INFO
Missions Date Name ID S/N Type
142 02/09/45 Flak Sak DL 44-8528 B17G
144 (abort) 02/15/45 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
145 02/16/45 Lady V DR 43-37856 B17G
146 02/17/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
147 02/19/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
148 02/21/45   DB 43-38010 B17G
152 02/25/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
154 02/27/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
155 02/28/45   DK 43-37945 B17G
157 03/03/45 Old Man's Folly NJ 43-37891 B17G
158 03/04/45 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
159 03/07/45 Coaltown Express DE 44-6311 B17G
160 03/08/45   TE 44-xx009 B17G
161 03/09/45   DB 43-38010 B17G
163 03/11/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
169 03/19/45 Flak Sak DL 44-8528 B17G
170 03/21/45   DS 42-98001 B17G
172 03/23/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
173 03/24/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
174 03/28/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
175 03/30/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
176 03/31/45 Winged Virgin DM 43-38149 B17G
177 04/03/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
178 04/04/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
179 04/05/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G
180 04/07/45 Nobody Getzit PT 43-37949 B17G
181 04/08/45 Miss Anthracite DT 43-38020 B17G

 
Created 06/01/99 Modified 12/23/16

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