Friend's Crew


This photo was taken at Davis-Monthan AAB, Tucson, AZ. Front row (L to R): William J. Hanrahan (G), William E. Speed (AG),  Hubert G. Carson (FE), Vernon M. Caron (R/O). Standing (L to R): John "Lee" Mundorff (P), Leon "Doc" Friend (CP), Grant W. Beard (N), John B. Schultz (B). Photo by the tail gunner, Ken Newsome.

"Doc" Friend inherited this crew when Lee Mundorff was promoted to a staff position within the 835th. (Reprinted from the O&W N/L Spring '91)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Friend, Leon E.   Pilot      
Beard, Grant W.   Navigator      
Schultz, John B.   Bombardier      
Glass, Henry F.   Flight Engineer      
Caron, Vernon M.   Radio Operator      
Hanrahan, William J.   Gunner      
Speed, William E.   Armorer/Gunner      
Carson, Hubert C.   Top Gunner      
Newsome, Ken   Tail Gunner      
Rogers, Gordon W.   Crew Chief      
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
023 06/15/44 Rodney th' Rock NA 41-29401 B24H
025 06/17/44 Rodney th' Rock NA 41-29401 B24H
026 06/20/44 Rodney th' Rock NA 41-29401 B24H
027 06/20/44 Rodney th' Rock NA 41-29401 B24H
029 06/24/44   NH 41-29454 B24H
030 06/25/44   NN 41-29454 B24H
032 06/27/44 Lady from Hell PH 42-52681 B24H
034 06/29/44   TR 44-40300 B24H
038 07/04/44 Gunga Din ND 41-29505 B24H
043 07/12/44   TJ 42-52644 B24H
048 07/20/44 Gemini TW 41-29490 B24H
050 08/01/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
055 08/06/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
057 08/08/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
061 08/14/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
069 08/30/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
070 09/01/44 Vermont Maid (Cupcake) ND 43-38246 B17G
071 09/03/44   NF 43-37875 B17G
072 09/05/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
075 09/11/44 Umbriago NM 43-37983 B17G
077 09/13/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
078 09/17/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
081 09/25/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
082 09/26/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney the Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
084 09/28/44 Batchelor's Delight TR 43-38027 B17G

 
Created 03/25/00 Modified 12/23/16

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