FOUR OF A KIND

B-17G  43-45555

Crew Chief: Msgt. Rod Rupert

CREW  ROSTER

Medals      
Mission Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
Major Lt. Col. 2nd Lt. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. SSgt. Tech Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt.
Miss. Flown 37 15 17 (23) 19 (26) 19 (26) 16 (21) 21 (28) 21 (28) 21 (28) 16 (21) 6 (7)
  Norwich, VT   Cabot Cove, ME Rochester, NY Lexington, MA Wichita, NB Oakland, CA Houston, TX Dayton, OH Edison, NJ Madison, WI
  Tanner, Daniel Lamb, M Fletcher, Jesse Gilbert, Rob Sullivan, Harry Sherwin, Paul Williams, Herbert Smith, Dave Proctor, Keith Perrins, John Glock, Fred
Ploesti Tanner Lamb Gilbert  LW Sullivan   LW Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Cohen, Stephen D. Glock
Wiener-Neustadt Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Glock
Cesena McPherson Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Glock
Rimini McPherson Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Glock
Avezzano McPherson Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Glock
Wollersdorf Tanner Lamb Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Glock LW
Ploesti Fletcher Butler, Harold Gilbert Sullivan Sherwin SW=30 days Williams Smith Proctor LW Perrins Glock FB=Home
Pola Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sauer, Pete Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Lea, Carl
Mestre Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Lea
Budapest Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams FB=Recovers Smith Proctor Perrins Lea
Vienna Tanner Lamb Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Fletcher
Vienna Tanner Lamb Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Fletcher
Vienna Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Lea
Ploesti Tanner Fletcher Gilbert Sullivan LW Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Fletcher
Budapest Fletcher Butler Gilbert Sullivan Sauer Williams Smith Proctor Perrins Lea LW

 

SPECIAL CREW ABILITIES:

Tanner has +1 landing modifier for land (G-9) and +2 modifier for water (G-10).

Lamb has +1 landing modifier for land (G-9).

SSgt. Sherwin may make an emergency landing with a a landing modifier of -9 on Landing Charts G-9 & -9 on G-10.

TSgt. Williams applies a +1 DRM modifier to a ditching attempt (G-10) provided the radio is operational.

Lucky Charm Available: Tanner

Lucky Charm earned after first Ploesti mission: Tanner (#2) & Lamb

Lucky Charm earned after Rimini mission: Sherwin (used on mission 74), Williams, Smith & Proctor

Lucky Charm earned after Wollersdorf mission: Gilbert (used mission 96) & Sullivan

Lucky Charm earned after Pola mission: Fletcher

Lucky Charm earned after Mestre mission: Perrins (used mission #95)

Lucky Charm earned after Ploesti mission: Williams (#2), Smith (#2) & Proctor (#2)

 

CREW HISTORY:

Lt. Col. Lamb flew 2 missions on Full House, 6 on Full House II & 1 on The Brazen Hussy.

Major Tanner flew 7 missions on Full House and 18 on Full House II & 2 on The Brazen Hussy.

Sgt. Cohen flew on 8 missions on Caballero.

MISSION RECORD

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam

Me-109 Claimed/Dam

Me-110 Claimed/Dam

60

Ploesti, Romania

Marshalling Yards

0

0

0

7

2

1

1

63

Wiener-Neustadt

Aircraft Factory

0

-

-

1

0

0

0

65

Cesena, Italy

Marshalling Yards

40

-

-

-

-

-

-

67

Rimini, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

68

Avezzano, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

72

Wollersdorf, Austria

Airfield

30

0

1

1

0

0

0

74

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

20

1

1

0

1

1

1

79

Pola, Italy

Sub Pens

0

1

0

1

1

-

-

81

Mestre, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

0

0

-

-

83

Budapest, Hungary Oil Refinery 10 0

0

3

0

1

0

84

Vienna, Austria Oil Refinery 0

0

1

1

1

-

-

88

Vienna, Austria Oil Refinery 20

0

0

4

5

-

-

95

Vienna, Austria Oil Storage 0

1

0

1

1

0

2

96

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

98

Budapest, Hungary Oil Refinery 0

1

1

0

1

-

-

TOTALS

Avg: 12.7%

5

4

20

12

3

4

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

60

New aircraft replacements for Straight Flush. Returned with 60% damage to the starboard wing root, damage to the port tail plane root, radio room and port waist MGs jammed, starboard inner fuel tank holed (self-sealed), superficial damage to the port wing flaps, fuselage (3), to the nose, pilots', bomb bay (2), waist (2) and tail compartments, with 2 lightly wounded crew members.  Claims: 5 Me-109s by SSgt. Sherwin, 2 Me-109s by 2nd Lt. Gilbert, 1 Me-110 by Sgt. Smith.

63

Returned with superficial damage to the port wing, tail planes, fuselage and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Smith.

65

Returned without damage or casualties.

66

Returned without damage or casualties.

67

Returned without damage or casualties.

72

Lead Aircraft.  Returned with cockpit windows shattered, damage to the port wing root, superficial damage to the fuselage (2) and 1 lightly wounded crewman.  Claims: 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Glock.

74

Group Spare. Took place of Low Squadron Tail-End Charlie position. Returned with tail compartment heating system inoperable, cockpit windows shattered, damage to the control cables, rudder, numerous superficial damage to the #4 engine, fuselage, both wings, nose, pilot's compartment, radio, waist and tail compartments, 2 casualties and 1 case of frostbite.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Sherwin and 1 Me-110 by Sgt. Glock (Sgt. Glock's claim was later confirmed by S-2). Replacement: SSgt. Sauer and Sgt. Lea.

79

Returned with bomb controls and starboard elevator inoperable, shot up rudder (2 hits), superficial damage both wings, to the fuselage and nose compartment and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Smith and 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Sauer. 

81

Returned with structural damage to the starboard wing root (1 hit), damage to the rudder (1 hit), superficial damage to the bomb bay compartment (2 hits).

83

Returned with radio destroyed, radio room heating system inoperable, superficial damage to the starboard aileron, to the fuselage, nose, radio and tail compartments, and 1 case of frostbite.  Claims: 2 Me-109s by Lt. Gilbert, 1 Me-109 & 1 Me-110 by Sgt. Smith.

84

Lead Aircraft.  Lt. Fletcher replaces Sgt. Lea as tail gunner.  Returned with #1 engine and elevator controls inoperable, starboard elevator damaged, superficial damage to the port wing, to the nose and pilot's compartments, and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Smith.

88

Lead Aircraft.  Lt. Fletcher replaces Sgt. Lea as tail gunner. Returned with #1 engine and port elevator inoperable, starboard wing inboard tank holed (self-sealed), damaged to the rudder and control cables, superficial damage to the port wing, starboard flaps, to the fuselage, nose and radio compartments, and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Me-109s by Sgt. Perrins, 1 Me-109 apiece by 2nd Lts. Fletcher and Gilbert.

95

Returned with top and tail turrets inoperable, radio destroyed., damaged to the tail wheel, superficial damage to the starboard wing, starboard ailerons, to the fuselage, nose, bomb bay, radio, waist, tail and pilots compartments, and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by 1st Lt. Gilbert and 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Smith.

96

Returned with structural damage to the starboard wing root, superficial damage to the port wing, fuselage, nose, waist and tail compartment and 1 light casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Sauer and 1 Me-109 shared by SSgt. Sauer and Sgt. Smith.

98

Returned with structural damage to the starboard tailplane, superficial damage to the tail compartment (2 hits) and 1 light casualty.  Claims:  1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Sauer.

100

SSgt. Sherwin rejoins crew.

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