GINGER SNAP

B-17G  43-8912

CREW  ROSTER

Medals      
Confirmed Claims     x2          
Mission Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
Capt. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. SSgt. Tech Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt.
Miss Flown 35 (43) 35 (43) 35 (43) 35 (43) 35 (43) 28 (35) 29 (35) 23 (27) 35 (43) 19 (24)
  Edmond, OK Albany, NY Findley, OH Missoula, MT Toledo, OH Port Arthur, TX Claremont, NH Gobles, MI Grand Forks, ND Omaha, NE
Piombino Snakenburg, Harold Icovelli, Ralph McClain, David Eastburn, Charles Sikorsky, Ivan Hayden, Paul Hamilton, Ira Anderson, Carl Zanders, Paul Arledge, Phillip
Cesena Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Hayden Hamilton Anderson Zanders Arledge
Rimini Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Hayden Hamilton Anderson Zanders Arledge
Avezzano Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Hayden Hamilton Anderson Zanders Arledge
Wiener-Neustadt Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Hayden Hamilton Anderson KIA Zanders Arledge LW=3 days
Avignon Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan, Alex Hamilton Westcott, Ed Zanders Hodge, Elmer
Wollersdorf Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Arledge
Zagreb Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Arledge LW=4 days
Ploesti Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge LW
Antheor Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Arledge
Vado Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Arledge
Belgrade Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott LW=1 day Zanders Arledge
Pola Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn LW Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton O'Dell, Francis SW=Home Zanders Arledge DOW
Munich Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Fornova di Taro Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Ploesti Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Sete Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Vienna Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Budapest Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Gyor Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Bucharest Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Brasov Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Montpellier Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Vienna Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Ploesti Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Mestre Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Ploesti Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Budapest Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Ploesti Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge
Muncih Snakenburg Icovelli McClain Eastburn Sikorsky Clellan LW Hamilton Westcott Zanders Hodge

 

SPECIAL CREW ABILITIES:

Capt. Snakenburg has a +1 DRM to Landing Charts G-9 & G-10.

Lt. Icovelli has a +1 DRM to Landing Charts G-9 & G-10.

Lt. McClain has the pilot school wash out skill. He may make an emergency landing with a landing modifier of -6.

Lt. McClain has a +1 DRM to Bomb Run Chart O-6.

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

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

 

Lucky Charm earned after Avezzano mission: Snakenburg, Icovelli (used mission 73), McClain (used mission 91), Eastburn, Sikorsky, Zanders & Arledge (used mission 73).

Lucky Charm earned after Vado mission: Clellan (Used mission 91)

Lucky Charm earned after Munich mission: Snakenburg (#2), Icovelli (#2), McClain (#2), Eastburn (#2), Sikorsky (#2) & Zanders (#2).

Lucky Charm earned after Ploesti mission: Westcott (used mission 91)

Lucky Charm earned after Gyor mission: Hamilton (#2) & Hodge.

Lucky Charm earned after Bucharest mission: Clellan (#2).

Lucky Charm earned after Vienna mission: Snakenburg (#3), Icovelli (#3), McClain (#3), Eastburn (#3), Sikorsky (#3) & Zanders (#3).

 

CREW HISTORY:

Nine members of the crew flew between 4-to-6 missions on A/C Sn#42-13611, Snake Eyes.

Sgt. O'Dell flew on Ploesti mission w/Behrens; on Wiener-Neustadt mission w/Snakenburg on Snake Eyes; on Avignon mission with Armstrong; on Belgrade mission with Tanner on Old Yard Dog.

MISSION RECORD

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam

Me-109 Claimed/Dam

Me-110 Claimed/Dam

64

Piombino, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

65

Cesena, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

67

Rimini, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

68

Avezzano, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

69

Wiener-Neustadt, Austria

Aircraft Factory

30

2

5

1

4

0

0

71

Avignon, France

Marshalling Yards

60

-

-

-

-

-

-

72

Wollersdorf, Austria

Airfield

30

1

0

-

-

-

-

73

Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

0

2

1

0

4

-

-

74

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

40

0

1

3

1

-

-

75

Antheor, France

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

76

Vado, Italy

Rail Bridge

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

77

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

0

2

4

1

1

-

-

79

Pola, Italy

Sub Pens

30

0

1

-

-

-

-

80

Munich, Germany

Air Depot

30

-

-

1

2

-

-

85

Fornova di Taro, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

86

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

Abort zone-4

1

2

1

2

-

-

87

Sete, France

Port Facilities

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

88

Vienna, Austria

Oil Refinery

Abort zone-3

1

1

0

0

-

-

89

Budapest, Hungary

Marshalling Yards

0

2

0

4

5

-

-

90

Gyor, Hungary

Aircraft Factory

5

-

-

2

1

1

0

91

Bucharest, Romania

Marshalling Yards

Abort zone-3

1

1

-

-

-

-

92

Brasov, Romania

Oil Refinery

94

0

0

0

0

-

-

93

Montpellier, France

Marshalling Yards

60

-

-

-

-

-

-

95

Vienna, Austria

Oil Storage

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

96

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

20

0

0

0

0

-

-

97

Mestre, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

98

Budapest, Hungary

Oil Refinery

0

0

0

1

2

-

-

99

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

Abort zone-3

-

-

3

0

-

-

100

Munich, Germany

Air Industry

0

1

0

1

1

1

0

TOTALS

Avg: 25.6%

14

15

17

23

2

0

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

64

New aircraft replacements for Snake EyesGROUP LEADER  Returned without damage or casualties.

65

Returned without damage or casualties.

67

Returned without damage or casualties.

68

GROUP LEADER.  Returned without damage or casualties.

69

Returned with #3 engine shot out, port aileron and the starboard elevator inoperable, intercom system shot out, damage to the starboard wing root & rudder, holes in pilots compartment windows, superficial damage to the #4 engine, to both wings, to the nose, waist, bomb bay, tail, radio and pilots compartments (280 + damage points), and 2 casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-109 apiece by Sgts. Anderson & Arledge, 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Sikorsky; Sgt. Sikorsky's claim was later confirmed by S-2. Replacement: Sgt. Westcott.  Temporary replacement: Sgt. Hodge.

71

TSGT. Clellan rejoins crew. Returned without damage or casualties.

72

Returned with damage to the control cables and to the starboard wing root and no casualties. Claims: 1 Fw-190 by Lt. McClain.

73

Sgt. Arledge rejoins crew. Left formation homebound (zone-3) and returned with rafts destroyed, intercom system, bomb release controls and waist compartment heating system inoperable, damaged to the control cables, tail plane root, and superficial damage to bomb bay, nose, pilot, radio, waist and tail compartments, and starboard wing and 1 light casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 each by SSgt. Sikorsky and Sgt. Arledge.  Temporary replacement: Sgt. Hodge.

74

Returned with structural damage to the starboard wing root hit, lift rafts destroyed, 15 other battle damage holes scattered about aircraft and 1 casualty.  Claims: 2 Me-109s by 1st Lt. McClain (one of Lt. McClain's was later confirmed by S-2) & 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Hodge.

75

Sgt. Arledge rejoins crew. Returned without damage or casualties.

76

GROUP LEADER.  Returned without damage or casualties.

77

Returned with #4 engine feathered and 1 casualty.  Claims: 2 Fw-190s by 1st Lt. McClain (1 Fw-190 was later confirmed by S-2) and 1 Me-109 shared by 1st Eastburn & Sgt. Arledge.

79

Returned with bomb controls inoperable, holes in pilots compartment windows, damage to pilot compartment oxygen system, minor battle damage to all compartments of plane plus to both wings and 3 casualties. Replacement: Sgt. Hodge

80

GROUP LEADER.  Sgt. Westcott rejoins crew. Returned with minimal 13mm damage to the starboard wing, to the pilots' compartment and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Hodge.

85

Returned with the starboard wing inboard fuel tank holed and leaking, with superficial damage to the waist compartment and no casualties.

86

Aborted zone-4.  Returned with the Norden bombsight destroyed, the intercom system inoperable and superficial damage to both wings, to the nose, cockpit, bomb bay, waist and tail compartment and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Sikorsky and 1 Me-109 by TSgt. Clellan.

87

Returned without damage or casualties.

88

Aborted zone-3.  Returned alone with #2 engine operable and superficial damage to the bomb bay and waist compartment and no casualties.   Claims: 1 Fw-190 by 1st Lt. McClain.

89

Returned with minor superficial damage to the port wing, to the nose and radio compartments and no casualties.   Claims: 2 Me-190s by 1st Lt. McClain, 1 Me-109 and 1 Fw-190 by Sgt. Hodge, 1 Me-109 by 1st Lt. Eastburn and 1 Fw-190 shared by TSgt. Clellan & SSgt. Sikorsky.

90

Left formation (zone-3) on return leg and returned alone with nose compartment heating system inoperable and no casualties.   Claims: 1 Me-109 apiece by 1st Lt. McClain and Sgt. Hamilton, 1 Me-110 shared by SSgt. Sikorsky & Sgt. Hodge.

91

Left formation (zone-3) and returned alone with nose bomb bay doors inoperable, navigation equipment destroyed, damage to the control cables and no casualties.   Claims: 1 Fw-190 SSgt. Sikorsky.

92

Returned with minor superficial damage and no casualties.

93

Returned without damage or no casualties.

95

Returned with structural damage to port wing root, port aileron inoperable, starboard wing outboard fuel tank holed, superficial damage to the starboard aileron and waist compartment - all damage caused by flak, and no casualties.

96

Returned without damage or no casualties.

97

Returned without damage or no casualties.

98

Returned with damage to the rudder and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by 1st Lt. McClain.

99

Aborted zone-3 and returned alone to base with the port Inboard fuel tank holed and leaking, radio destroyed and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Me-109s by 1st Lt. McClain, 1 Me-109 shared by Sgts. Sikorsky and Hamilton.

100

GROUP LEADER Returned with flak damage to tail wheel, life raft destroyed by flak, superficial damage to port wing and tail and 1 light casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by 1st Lt. McClain, 1 Me-110 by Sgt. Westcott, and 1 Me-109 shared by 1st Lt. McClain and SSgt. Sikorsky.

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