Chilton's Crew


LT Chilton's crew at Hunter Field, Savannah, GA.

Standing (L to R): Robert "Red" Chilton (P), Gerald Fitzgerald (N), Tom Mayfield (CP), John Stanilonis (B). Front (L to R): Malcolm Falterman (FE), Tom Schuster, (RO), Bert Clinkston (WG), Kenneth Dockery (TG). Not photographed: Harold Hawkins (BG).

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After completing training at Hunter Field, in Savannah Georgia, the Chilton crew was transferred by troop train to Camp Kilmer, NJ to prepare for embarkation on the Queen Elizabeth. While at Kilmer, Fitzgerald was hospitalized with mononucleosis. The crew sailed to England without him. Bombardiers were normally removed from the crews and put into pools to await lead bombardier training. However, the loss of Fitzgerald left LT Chilton without a Navigator. The bombardier, LT Stanilonis had had navigator training in bombardier school, so he was made the crew navigator with the approval of the squadron commander. Kenneth Dockery became the togglier, and Harold Hawkins replaced him in the tail. Pete Pascarzi was transferred to the crew to fill the ball gunners position.

When LT Fitzgerald finally arrived in England, LT Chilton recommended him to "Mickey" school, for training in the operation of long-range radar navigation.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert Chilton LT Pilot 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
W. Thomas Mayfield, Jr. LT Copilot 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Gerald Fitzgerald LT Navigator     Transferred. Completed tour.
John Stanilonis LT Navigator/Bombardier 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Malcom Falterman T/SGT FE/Top 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Tom Schuster T/SGT Radio Operator 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Bert Clinkston S/SGT Waist 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Harold Hawkins SGT Tail 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
Kenneth Dockery SGT Nose 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
George P. Pascarzi, Jr. S/SGT Ball 02/09/45 04/07/45 Completed tour.
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
142 02/09/45 Easy Movement NL 43-37041 B17G
145 02/16/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
146 02/17/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
148 02/21/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
149 02/22/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
151 02/24/45 Goin' Jesse NC 43-37954 B17G
152 02/25/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
153 02/26/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
156 03/02/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
160 03/08/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
161 03/09/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
162 03/10/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
164 03/12/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
165 03/14/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
168 03/18/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
170 03/21/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
171 03/22/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
173 03/24/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
174 03/28/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
175 03/30/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
176 03/31/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
178 04/04/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
179 04/05/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G
180 04/07/45 Red Raider NK 43-38787 B17G

Completed 24 Missions


 
Created 06/01/99 Modified 12/23/16

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