Squadren Pilots

Excerpts from the manuscript  “Wild Bill Crump”, written by S.E Crump and (c) J.W.CRUMP & S.E.CRUMP.

Listed are all Squadron pilots that served between the commencement of Bill’s tour August 1944 and the end of the war (EOW).

KIA Killed in action, KIA-C Killed in aircraft accident, MIA Missing in action, MIA-E Missing in action evaded, POW Prisoner of war.

Lt Richard J.

Andrino. (Andy) August 1944-December 25 1944 K.I.A. Missions 32

Hrs P-47D 42-?????, P-51 44-15307 PI-X.

‘Devil Lady’ (lost in aircraft 25 Dec 44)

Lt Arthur M. Baker

January 1945-EOW

Missions 19

Hrs

P-51D 44-????? PI-I

Capt Robert E. Barnhart (Bob)

August 1944-April 45

Missions 75

Hrs 303.05

P-47D 42-28664 PI-B `Squirt`, P-51D 44-15189 PI-B `Margie Darling`,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Albert E. Charron(Barney), Armourer Sgt Richard L. Wise

Capt Roy B. Bluhm Jr

May 1944-November 44

Missions 49

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-L `Texas Lady`

Former 56th FG,

Lt William C. Boucek (Bill)

March 1945-June 30 1945 KIA-C

Missions 2

Hrs 10.50

Former bomber pilot, flying P-51D 44-15164 PI-? When aircraft lost wing and crashed at Bentwaters

Capt Bernard Borelli

February 1943-February 45

Missions 99

Hrs 335.25

P-47D 42-????? PI-Y `Jersey Panic`, P-47D 44-19894 PI-C, P51-D 44-15341 PI-C

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Maxwell M. Simes, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Frank L. Traino, Armourer Sgt Wilford B. Goodwin.

Capt Orvil L. Burwell (Ray)

August 1944-EOW

Missions 69

Hrs 305

P-47D 42-????? PI-D, P-51D 44-14973 PI-D `Lady Doris`

Capt Donald D. Carlson

August 1944-April 45

Missions 66

Hrs 320

P-47D 42-?????PI-M`Thundering Three`, P-51D 44-????? PI-M `Ginny 11`, P-51K 44-11577 PI-M `Ginny 111 (lost 20 June 45 aircraft flown by Lt Rensch),

Crew Chief Staff Sgt William Oliver, Armourer Cpl Fred E. Mast

Lt Phillip H. Causer

July 1944-August 12 1944 MIA-E

Missions 3

Hrs

Former RCAF pilot, flying P-47D 42-26271 PI-Y when shot down by flak

Lt Nunzio B. Ceraolo

September 1944-EOW

Missions 53

Hrs

P-51D 44-63251 PI-L `Louise`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Warren S. Wicker also Staff Sgt Edward J Lacey?, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Wilfred D. Lahaie

Lt James G. Charlton

January 1945-EOW

Missions 26

Hrs

P-51D 44-15189 PI-B `Virgie Mae`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Albert E. Charron

Maj Bobby Childers

Missions 36

Hrs

To 359th Squadron Feb 45,

Lt Dante G. Ciocchi

August 1944-April 45

Missions 65

Hrs

P-51D 44-15218 PI-? `Miss Mary Nel`,

Lt Thomas A. Cook (T.A.)

October 1944-EOW

Missions 18

Hrs

P-51D 44-????? PI-G `Akron Angel`,

Flying P51-D 44-14766 PI-X when aircraft written off in landing accident 14 Nov 44,

Flying P51-D 44-13946 when injured bailing out to Allied territory 27 Nov 44,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Leslie L. Parker, Armourer Cpl Francis L. Dasenbrook

Lt Ernest W. Corner (Ernie)

November 1944-EOW

Missions 49

Hrs

P-51D 44-63283 PI-X `Paper Doll`

Maj Norman D. Cota Jr

February 1943-October 44

Missions 103

Hrs

P-47D 42-25534 PI-C, P-47D 42-74714 PI-B `Gremlin Express`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Leslie L. Parker, Armourer Cpl Francis L. Dasenbrook

Capt John W. Crump (Bill)

August 1944-May 7 1945

Missions 70

Hrs 311

P-47D 42-26322 PI-W , P51-D 44-15056 PI-W `Jackie`

`Wild Bill`

Crew Chief initially Staff Sgt Donald J. Williams later Staff Sgt Lucien A. Tancredi (Tony) Armourer initially Sgt Walter B. Phillips later Cpl Willie C. McAlpin.

Lt James A. Des-Jardins

October 1944-November 25 1944 KIA

Missions 4

Hrs

Flying P-51D 44-15133 PI-K when shot down by flak near Esiziggen 15 miles east of Fulda,

Lt Norwood C. Douglas

April 1944-November 44

Missions 63

Hrs

P-47D 44-19861 PI-Z `Cheasapeake Beach`

Former 56th FG, Crew Chief Staff Sgt Warren S. Wicker.

Capt William K. Dunn (Judge)

October 1944-EOW

Missions 53

Hrs 242.30

P-51D 44-15289 PI-D `Patty` (L), `Alice May` (R).

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Buren E. King, Asst crew Chief Sgt Wildor LaFond, Armourer Pvt 1st Class Marvin Berger.

Capt Preston W. Easley February 1945-EOW

Flown with squadron remainder flown previously with 359th Squadron

Missions 59 (16

Hrs 256 (76.45 with 360th) P-51D 44-15333 PI-E `The Virginia Squire`

Former 359th Squadron pilot transferred in to take over role of asst Ops Officer

Crew chief Staff Sgt Leslie H. McMullen.

Capt Bertrum E. Ellingson

February 1943-February 45

Missions 108

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-E, P51-D 44-15333 PI-E

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Leslie H. McMullen.

Capt Westwood H. Fletcher Jr

March 1943-September 17 1944 MIA-E

Missions 105

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-D `Podunk `, P-47D 42-????? PI-D `Podunk 11`,P-47D 42-28472 PI-D `Podunk 111`, Aircraft named after nickname for girlfriend.

Flying P-47D 42-28472 PI-D `PODUNK 111` when shot down by flak 5 miles north west of Nijmegen Holland, Crew Chief Staff Sgt Stanton B. Wilcox, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Archie H. Carter

Lt John H. Garlent

June 1944-September 9 1944 KIA

Missions 44

Hrs

flying P-47D 42-22469 PI-? `Old Master` when downed near Langgoens in the district of Giessen

Lt Wayne C. Gatlin

October 1944-EOW

Missions 55

Hrs 264

P-51D 44-14754 PI-L `Sweet’n Low Down`

Crew chief Staff Sgt Robert Wallace, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Frank L.Traino, Armourer Sgt Lester J. Mills, Radio Sgt Steve Zapoticzny

Lt Robert S. Gleason (Stu)

May 1944-February 45

Missions 70

Hrs

P-47D 42-25534 PI-G `Vicious Virgin`, P51-D 44-15114 PI-G `Arasa & Jeff`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Leslie L. Parker, Armourer Francis L. Dasenbrook

Lt Walter O. Hedrick

October 1944-March1 1945 POW

Missions 15

Hrs

Flying P-51D 44-11156 `Brenda-Marge` bailed out due to mechanical failure north of Strasburg Germany 1st March 45

Lt Joseph B. Hepfer

April 1944-November 1944

Missions 4

Hrs

Lt Reginald A. Herin Jr

May 1944-August 44

Missions 49

Hrs

Former 56th FG

Lt Milton H. Huebner

August 1944-December 25 1944 KIA

Missions 37

Hrs

Flying P51-D 44-15364 PI-? when lost near Bonn,

Lt James A. Hickey

January 1945-EOW

Missions 16

Hrs 76.45 P-51D 44-15052 PI-J (aircraft carried no name, but nose art of September 1944 cover girl for Esquire magazine applied, the intention had been to name aircraft `Black Magic`).

Former bomber pilot flew 35 B-17 missions with 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth.

Crew chief Staff Sgt Carlet S. Rogers (Buck), Asst Crew Chief Sgt John Shagat, Armourer Cpl Forrest E. Hart

Capt Vincent Hockmeyer

February 1943-February 45

Missions 99

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-H, P-51D 44-15250 PI-H `Raggedy Ann`, P-51D 44-????? PI-H `Raggedy Ann`,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Joseph O. Padron, Armourer Cpl Thomas E. Reynolds

Lt Donald F. Jones

November 1944-EOW

Missions 51

Hrs

P-51D 44-15300 PI-O `Milly`(L) Margaret (R)

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Robert C. Paxson, Asst Crew Chief Pvt 1st Class Nolan R. Hinson

Armourer Cpl Austin H. Lenhard.

Lt Lester H. Knapp

March 1944-August 12 1944 KIA

Missions 78

Hrs

P-47D 42-26563 PI-W `Knapp Sack`

Flying P-47D 42-26563 PI-V when shot down by flak, Crew Chief Staff Sgt Donald J. Williams, Armourer Sgt Walter B. Phillips

Lt Henry P. Laviolette (Hank)

June 1944-March 1945

Missions 74

Hrs

Lt Wayne E. Leathers

April 1944-November 1944

Missions 80

Hrs

P-47D 42-26271 PI-L

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Robert E. Wallace

Lt Robert M. Leidy

May 1944-September 9 1944 KIA

Missions 67

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-J `Jeanie Janet`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Carleton S. Rogers, Asst Crew Chief Sgt John Shagat, Armourer Cpl Forrest E. Hill

Capt Robert C. L’Heureux

March 1943-August 44

Missions 99

Hrs

P-47D 42-76101 PI-O, P-47D 42-26240 PI-O

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Robert C. Paxson.

Lt Thurman W. Mauldin (Tim)

February 1945-EOW

Missions 16

Hrs 81.30

P-51D 44-15211 PI-K `Sweet Peay`

Flying P-51D 44-11570 PI-Y `Virgie` when aircraft lost right aileron and wing in dive on test hop over base, Lt Mauldin bailed out successfully, former 368th FG 9th AF.

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Stan H. Longbottom

Capt Joseph M. McHale

February 1943-September 1944

Missions 89

Hrs

Lt Billy D. McNary

January 1945-EOW

Missions 28

Hrs

P-51D 44-????? PI-P

Lt Durward B. Mercer

April 1944-October44

Missions 74

Hrs 249.55

P-47D 42-26289 PI-N `Georgia’s Best` (lost 4th Nov 44 aircraft flown by F/O Royer) P-47D 42-26309 PI-N `Georgias Best`

Lt Edward M. Nebinger (Ed)

June1944-January 1945

Missions 69

Hrs 271

P-47 42-25535 PI-A `Miss Ginny` aircraft also carried nose art depicting an Eagle crushing a swastika in its claws, P-51D 44-15194 PI-A

Crew chief Staff Sgt Edward Wooley, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Wildor La Fond, Armourer Cpl Luciene A. Ott.

Lt Howard E. Nelson

January 1945-March45

Missions 9

Hrs

To 1st SF

Lt Wendel J.A.Nelson (Wen)

November 1944-January 13 1945 KIA-C

Missions 10

Hrs 1,902 (150 with the 360th)

P-51D 44-15305 ‘Lord’

Former RCAF pilot (28 Nov 1940), Flying P51-D 44-15305 PI-N at time of accident (two miles south of Debach, cause undetermined)

Lt Albert V. Niemi

February 1943-September 44

Missions 100

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-? `The Cape Codder`

Lt Homer S. Olive

May 1944-November 44

Missions 69

Hrs

Lt Adolph A. Paquet

November 1944-EOW

Missions 45

Hrs

P-51D 44-15149 PI-Y `Virgy 1`? (lost 22nd Feb 45 aircraft flown by Lt Alden Thomas), P-51D 44-15609 PI-Y `Virgie`, P-51K 44-11570 PI-Y `Virgie`(lost 30th May 45 aircraft flown by Lt Mauldin),

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Maxwell M.Simes

Lt Fred W. Peacock

May 1944-December 44

Missions 68

Hrs

Lt John C. Pidwell (Jack/Pid)

October 1944-EOW

Missions 56

Hrs 248.40

P-51D 44-14925 PI- P `Mary Jane`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Paul Peterson, Armourer Cpl William E. Martin

Capt Edward W. Pleasant

May 1944-March 45

Missions 84

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-? `Franny Boy` (named after younger brother) P-47D 42-????? PI-? with nose art depicting a skeleton sitting on a coffin with a scarf around his neck smoking a cigar and manning a machine gun with the words `Mayor of Turner’s falls`.

Lt Clifford S. Poppell (Nick)

October1944-EOW

Missions 47

Hrs

P-51D 44-15590 PI-M `Barbara`

Armourer Cpl Fred W. Rickart

Lt Lawrence B. Proctor (Barney)

October 1944-EOW

Missions 21

Hrs

P-51D 44-????? PI-W

Lt Dale T. Quigley

August 1944-April 45

Missions 71

Hrs

Lt Raleigh S. Ragsdale Jr (Rags)

October 1944-April 6 KIA

Missions 49

Hrs

P-51D 44-15552 PI-Q `Big Lefty-Little Ann` (lost in this aircraft 6 April 44)

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Anthony Librandi, Armourer Cpl David S. Marshall

Lt Joseph Remenicky

January 1945-EOW

Missions 8

Hrs

Lt Richard J. Rensch (Dick)

November 1944-June 20 1945 KIAC

Missions 44

Hrs

P-51D 44-15341 PI-C

Flying P-51K 44-11577 PI-M `Ginny III` when crashed into sea near Valley Wales,

Armourer Sgt Wilford B. Goodwin

Lt Harry F. Rideout

May 1944-September 9 1944 KIA

Missions 51

Hrs

Flying P-47D 42-2586I PI-Q when shot down near Illerich,

Lt Jack T. Romine

May 1944-March 45

Missions 77

Hrs 400

P-47 ??_????? PI-? `Black Jack`

Flying P-51D 44-1536 PI-F ‘Brenda’ landing accident Villacoubly 16th Jan 45.

F/O Willard W. Royer

August 1944-November 4 1944 KIA

Missions 21

Hrs

Flying P-47D 42-26289 PI-N `Georgia Peach` when shot down by ME-262 near Drohne in the district of Luebecke,

Capt Francis M. Russell

April 1944-March 45

Missions 82

Hrs 324

P-47D 42-????? PI-S `Buckeye Bullett` P-51D 44-15601 PI-S `Buckeye Bullett`,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Lucien A. Tancredi (Tony), Armourer Cpl Willie C. McAlpin.

Lt Herbert R. Rutland (Herb)

January 1945-EOW

Missions 20

Hrs 100.30

P51D 44-72931 PI-R

Lt George H. Schalck

January 1945-EOW

Missions 22

Hrs

P-51D 44-63283 PI-X

Lt Robert D. Schmalz (Bob)

January 1945-EOW

Missions 30

Hrs

P-51K 44-11577 PI-M

Crew Chief Staff Sgt William Oliver

Lt Robert P. Schmidt (Bob)

January 1945-EOW

Missions 29

Hrs 136.45

P-51D 44-15056 PI-W `Tar baby` aircraft named after home town state of North Carolina.

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Lucien A.Tancredi (Tony). Armourer Cpl Willie C. McAlpin

Lt Edward W. Schrull (Ed)

January 1945-EOW

Missions 22

Hrs

P-51D 44-72377 PI-V

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Arthur V. Hagan

Lt George W. Seanor (Rube)

January 1945-EOW

Missions 35

Hrs 153.50

P-51D 44-15250 PI-H `Ringy Dingy`,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Joseph O. Pardon, Armourer Cpl Thomas E. Reynolds

Lt Charles J. Servocky

May 1944-November 44

Missions 63

Hrs

P-47D 42-76204 PI-F `Bright Eyes`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Herman A. Volz

Lt Richard J. Shea

January 1945-EOW

Missions 15

Hrs

P-51D 44-15601 PI-S

KIAc 1946 after having left the squadron when piloting back to England a transport aircraft.

Lt John W. Simpson

January 1945-March 45 to 1st S.F.

Missions 8

Hrs

Lt John E. Stanick

April 1945-EOW

Missions 0

Hrs

Former bomber pilot

Lt John F. Stevenson

January 1945-EOW

Missions 22

Hrs

P-51D 44-15361

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Herman A. Volz, Armourer Sgt Louis W. Fragella.

Lt Louis R. Switzer

August 1944-April 45

Missions 69

Hrs

P-51D 44-11156 PI-F `Brenda` – `Marge`, P51-D 44-15361 PI-F `Brenda`

Crew Chief Stafff Sgt Herman A. Volz, Armourer Sgt Louis W. Fragella.

Lt Dominic T. Tauroni

April 1945-July 45

Missions 0

Hrs

Former bomber pilot

Lt Clyde M. Taylor

June 1944-November 44

Missions 62

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-? `Florida Gator`

Lt Thomas D. Teel

May 1944-August 29 1944 KIA

Missions 43

Hrs

Flying P-47D 42-25524 PI-?`Grace` when shot down by flak in the vicinity of Lille France,

Lt Alden S. Thomas

January 1945-February 22 1945 POW

Missions 3

Hrs

Flying P-51D 44-15149 PI-Y `Virgy 1` when shot down by flak near Gilmerdingen NW of Solatu.

Maj William G. Thomas (Tommy)

October 1944-EOW

Missions 38

Hrs 180

P-51D 44-11334 PI-K `Lois`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Donald M. Osgood, Armourer Harold E. Koppe.

Capt Harold F. Traupe

October 1944-December 44 to 359th Sq

Missions 0

Hrs

F/O John P. Tucker

April 1944-September 17 1944 KIA

Missions 31

Hrs

Flying P-47D 42-76353 PI-? `Naughty Patricia` when shot down 20 km north of Amersfoort in the Yessel sea

Col Phillip E. Tukey

Missions

Hrs

P-47D 42-25531 PI-T, P-47D 42-26415 PI-T `Judy`, P-51D 44-72435 PI-T, P-51D 44-72455 PI-T aircraft flown by Col Tukey written off in crash on base due to mechanical failure 19th March 45, P-51K 44-11597 PI-T,

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Mirion B Wells, Ass’t Crew Chief Sgt later Staff Sgt Dawson M Wheeler, Armourer Sgt Harold F Koppe.

Lt Eugene C. Turner

November 1944-EOW

Missions 43

Hrs 197

P-51D 44-15194 PI-A `Dotty`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Edward Woolley, Ass’t Crew Chief John L. Garrison, Armourer Cpl Luciene A. Ott, Radio Sgt Joseph A. Reshefskey.

Lt Donald L. Turnidge

November 1944-December 18 1944 POW

Missions 3

Hrs

Flying P-51D 44-15033 PI-? when lost near Gissen due to oxygen failure

Capt Theodore J. Urban

August 1944-April 45

Missions 63

Hrs

P-47D 42-????? PI-J, P51-D 44-15052 PI-J

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Carleton S. Rogers, Asst Crew Chief Sgt John Shagat, Armourer Cpl Forrest E. Hart.

Maj John W. Vogt Jr

May 1944-October 44

Missions 64

Hrs

P-47D 42-26553 PI-V `Jersey Mosquito` (lost 12 Aug 44 aircraft flown by Lt Knapp)

Former 56th FG pilot, Crew Chief Staff Sgt Arthur V. Hagar

Lt Carlton L. Welch

August 1944-February 20 1945 POW

Missions 33

Hrs

P-51D 44-11220 PI-U `Fourth Apocalypsian`(lost in this aircraft 20 Feb 45)

Former RCAF pilot, Armourer Cpl Allen Farkus

Lt Joel P. Weller

January 1945-EOW

Missions 32

Hrs

P-51D 44-????? PI-N

Lt James H. Williams

May 1944-November 45

Missions 69

Hrs

Capt Raymond R. Withers March 1943-November 44 to 359th SQ

flown with Squadron remainder with 359th SQ)

Missions 105 (82

Hrs 372.10

P-47D 42-22535 PI-N `Kathleen Ann`, P47D 42-28283 PI-Q `Kathleen Ann`, P51-D 44-14936 PI-Q `Kathleen Ann`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Anthony Librandi, Ass’t Crew Chief Sgt Chief George Goldschmidt, Armourer Glendon C. Sawtelle.

Lt Col James N. Wood October 1944-March 45 inc 361st Sq

29 flown with Squadron remainder with 361st SQ)

Missions 112 (29

Hrs

P51D 44-72377 PI-V `Naughty Nordie` aircraft written off 23rd Jan 45, P-51D 44-15115 PI-V `Naughty Nordie`

Crew Chief Staff Sgt Arthur V. Hagar, Asst Crew Chief Sgt Phillip Daston, Armourer Cpl ????? G. Phillips

Lt Robert H. Wood

May 1945-July 45

Missions 0

Hrs

Former bomber pilot

Maj Michael P. Yannell

October 1944-EOW

Missions 48

Hrs

P51D 44-15069 PI-Z `Audrey 3rd / Judy`, P51D 44-73??? PI-Z `Audrey 4th`, P-51D 44-72??? PI-Z `Audrey 5th `.

Former 86th FG (MTO) pilot. Crew Chief Staff Sgt Warren S. Wicker, Asst Crew Chief Wilfred D. Lahaie, Armourer Cpl Norman L. Allard.