Sill's Crew


Top (L to R): Fred T. Grady (CP), Robert B. Sill (p), James R. Montero (N). Front: (L to R): Wendell L. Brown (FE), Chin T. Yee (BG), John J. Tobin (RO/W), Clyde A. Bowie (TG) and Robert L. Artz (WG). James R. Montero's last name may be spelled "Monterio" or "Montoro". (Courtesy of Jodie Jordan, granddaughter of Milo Bowman).

SHIRLEY B. is the namesake of the crew chief's daughter, Shirley Bowman.

Appartently "Pop" Tobin was not the original RO/Waist. He had already done a tour of duty and was an instructor. But he did not like it and wanted to get back into the action. So the original RO, Bernie Lipstein (spelling?) was replaced with "Pop".


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Robert B. Sill CAPT Pilot 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
Fred T. Grady 1st LT Copilot 16FEB45 17APR45 Completed 21 missions.
James R. "Monte" Montero CAPT Navigator 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
Wendell L. "Junior" Brown T/SGT FE/Top 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
John J. "Pop" Tobin T/SGT RO/Waist 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
William G. Straughn S/SGT Armorer 14FEB45 20APR45 Completed 20 missions.
Robert L. Artz SGT Waist 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
Chin T. "Dick" Yee Sgt Ball     Unknown.
Clyde A. Bowie SGT Tail Gunner 14FEB45 17APR45 Completed 23 missions.
Milo R. "Buzz" Bowman M/SGT Crew Chief Completed his tour.
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
143 02/14/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
145 02/16/45 NH 43-38648 B17G
146 02/17/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
150 02/23/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
152 02/25/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
153 02/26/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
155 02/28/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
156 03/02/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
160 03/08/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
161 03/09/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
162 03/10/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
164 03/12/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
165 03/14/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
167 03/17/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
168 03/18/45 Chief Oshkosh NR 44-8510 B17G
174 03/28/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
175 03/30/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
177 04/03/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
179 04/05/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
181 04/08/45 Winged Virgin DM 43-38149 B17G
184 04/11/45 TG 4x-xx059 B17G
185 04/14/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
186 04/15/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G
188 04/17/45 Shirley B. NE 44-6846 B17G

 
Created 10/29/99 Modified 12/23/16

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