Dobbins' Crew


During a wing practice mission, the aircraft LT Dobbins and crew were flying, #859 ran into the aircraft flown by LT C. Simmons. LT Dobbins was able to return to Station 174 safely with no injury to those aboard. The aircraft flown by LT Simmons crashed and burned, with casualties.

Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
 William D. Dobbins 2nd LT Pilot      
James J. Gearhardt 2nd LT Copilot      
Harold C. Burgan 2nd LT Navigator      
Thomas B. Hartman SGT FE/Top      
Gerald T. Viola SGT RO/Waist      
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
190 04/20/45   PH 43-37800 B17G

Created: 02/22/01 Modified: 12/23/16

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