LUCKY PENNY

B-17F  42-11804

                                                                                             

                                                                         

CREW  ROSTER

Medals    
  Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
Captain 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Captain MSgt. Tech Sgt. (3rd) SSgt. Sgt. Sgt. SSgt.
  Goshen, CT Rochester, NY Tulsa, OK Altoona, PA Rockymont, NC Council Bluff, IA Graniteville, VT New Rochelle, NY Eugene, OR Hatfield, MA
Miss Flown 27 24 17 25 22 26 25 20 19 27
R. Emilia Griffin, Paul Adams, Dan Michaels, John        FB-->Home   Hamilton, Eddie Gant, Charlie Dewes, Mike Jenkins, Skip Jones, Hap Haper, Tim Edmond, Bobby
Sofia Griffin Adams Hodges, Ryan Hamilton  Gant Dewes Jenkins Jones Haper Edmond
Athens Griffin Adams Sw=Home     Hodges Hamilton Gane Dewes Jenkins Jones Haper Edmond
Rimini Griffin Johnson, Felix Hodges Hamilton Gant Dewes Jenkins Jones Haper Edmond
Pola Griffin Johnson Hodges Hamilton Gant  Sw=home  Dewes Jenkins Jones Haper Edmond  LW
Ferrara Griffin  LW    Johnson Hodges Hamilton Allison, Rob Dewes Jenkins Jones Haper    KIA    Edmond
Padua Griffin Johnson Hodges Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Jones Spangler, Alex Edmond
Turin Griffin Johnson Hodges KIA Hamilton  LW Allison  Dewes  LW Jenkins Jones SW=Home Spangler     DOW             Edmond
Piraeus Griffin Johnson Collins, Dave Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie, Sam Watkins, Glenn Edmond
Brod Griffin Johnson Collins   Hamilton Allison  Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Sofia Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins  Petrie Watkins Edmond
Fiume Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins   LW=3 days Petrie Watkins Edmond
Guidonia Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Fidone, Luke Petrie Watkins Edmond
Florence Griffin Johnson Collins LW Hamilton LW=2 days Allison  Dewes Fidone Petrie Watkins Edmond LW
Prato Griffin Johnson Collins Hoffman, Vic Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Klagenfurt Griffin Johnson Collins Hoffman Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins LW Edmond
Florence Griffin Johnson Collins LW= 3 days Hamilton Allison  Dewes Jenkins  Petrie Watkins Edmond
Ciampino Griffin Johnson Johnston, Mike Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Parma Griffin Johnson Johnston Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Frascati Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Vrattsa Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Aviano Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes FB=recovers Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Verona Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison  Dykstra, Jack Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond
Pisa Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins   Edmond
Villaorba Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins   Edmond
Klagenfurt Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond LW
Milan Griffin Johnson Collins Hamilton Allison Dewes Jenkins Petrie Watkins Edmond

 

Special Crew Abilities:

Flight Engineer Allison: His landing modifier (LD) is -9.

Radioman Dewes: applies a +1 modifier to a ditching attempt provided the radio is operational.

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Brod Mission: Griffin, Hamilton (used mission 17), Dewes (used mission 24), Jenkins & Edmond

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Guidonia Mission: Johnson

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Klagenfurt Mission: Allison (used on mission 29)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Florence Mission: Petrie (used on mission 24)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Ciampino Mission: Watkins

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Frascati Mission: Griffin (#2), Dewes (#2 - used mission 24), Collins & Edmond (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Frascati Mission: Hamilton (#2) & Jenkins (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Verona Mission: Johnson (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Villaorba Mission: Allison (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Milan Mission: Petrie (#2)

 

Crew history:

Sgt. Petrie flew on 1 previous mission with Kuehn crew (Heart of Texas - 399th) to Padua.

TSgt. Dykstra flew on Fiume mission with Harmon crew on Sentimental Journey; on Ciampino mission with Wilcox crew on Darla's Bite II.

Sgt. Thomas flew 1 previous mission w/15th. Flew on Athens, Rimini, Pola, Padua, Piraeus & Brod missions with 316th.

Promotion Points: Capt. Griffin (25), 1st Lt. Johnson (20), Capt. Hamilton (11), 1st Lt. Collins (13)

MISSION RECORD

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam Me-109 Claimed/Dam Me-110 Claimed/Dam

1

Reggio Emilia, Italy Marshalling Yards 30 0 0 1 1 - -

2

Sofia, Bulgaria Marshalling Yards 30 3 2 3 5 - -

3

Athens, Greece Airfield 60 3 7 1 0 - -

4

Rimini, Italy Marshalling Yards 40 0 0 0 0 - -

5

Pola, Italy Dock Yards 40 0 2 0 3 - -

6

Ferrara, Italy Marshalling Yards 30 0 1 1 1 - -

7

Padua, Italy Marshalling Yards 30 1 0 2 0 - -

8

Turin, Italy Ball Bearings 0 0 4 1 1 - -

9

Piraeus, Greece Dock Yards 40 1 3 1 0 - -

10

Brod, Yugoslavia Marshalling Yards 20 1 2 1 0 - -

11

Sofia, Bulgaria Marshalling Yards 95 2 1 2 1 - -

12

Fiume, Italy Oil Refinery 50 1 0 2 2 - -

13

Guidonia, Italy Airfield 75 - - - - - -

14

Florence, Italy Marshalling Yards 20 0 0 2 1 - -

15

Prato, Italy Marshalling Yards 40 0 0 1 0 - -

16

Klagenfurt, Austria Aircraft Factory 97 0 0 0 1 0 0

17

Florence, Italy Marshalling Yards 40 3 1 1 0 - -
19 Ciampino, Italy Airfield 40 - - - - - -
20 Parma, Italy Marshalling Yards 60 1 0 0 1 - -
21 Frascati, Italy Marshalling Yards 60 - - - - - -
23 Vrattsa, Bulgaria Marshalling Yards 0 2 0 1 1 - -
24 Aviano, Italy Airfield 30 - - 1 0 - -
25 Verona, Italy Marshalling Yards 20 3 5 3 1 - -
26 Pisa, Italy Marshalling Yards 60 1 4 - - - -
27 Villaorba, Italy Airfield 30 1 2 1 0 - -
28 Klagenfurt, Austria Airfield 5 1 2 1 1 - -
29 Milan, Italy Marshalling Yards 30 5 2 3 2 - -

TOTALS

Avg: 40% 29 38 29 22 0 0

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

1

Lost bombardier's heater zone 3 outbound and other superficial damage.  Only casualty: 2nd Lt. Michaels, severe frostbite to both hands and right foot.  Replaced by 2nd Lt. Ryan Hodges.  1 Me-109 claimed shot down by Sgt. Edmonds.

2

Returned with top turret guns inoperable, #3 engine shut down, various holes in all areas of plane, especially pilot compartment & radio room.  No casualties.  Claims: One Me-109 by 2nd Lt. Hamilton, 2 Fw-190s by Sgt. Edmond, 1 each, Me-109 and Fw-190 by SSgt. Gant.  Me-109 claimed by 2nd Lt. Hamilton later confirmed by S-2.

3

Returned with ball turret guns inoperable, radio out, port wing damage & various holes in all areas of plane but especially pilot compartment; 1 casualty.  Claims: Two Fw-190s by SSgt. Gant, 1 Fw-190 by 2nd Lt. Hamilton & 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Edmond (Me-109 claimed by Sgt. Edmond later confirmed by S-2).  Replacement: 2nd Lt. Felix Johnson. 

4

Returned without damage or casualties.

5

Returned with rafts destroyed, intercom out, prop. feathering instruments shot up, rudder hit, control cables hit and 2 casualties.  Replacement: SSgt. Robert Allison.

6

Returned with starboard & port tail plane root damaged, rudder damaged, wing root (1 hit), starboard wing flap inoperable, starboard waist gun & gun area destroyed.  2 casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Allison.  Replacement: Sgt. Spangler.

7

Returned without damage or casualties.

8

Returned with tail plane root damage, superficial damage to the tail and bomb bay sections and 5 casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Allison (later officially confirmed by S-2).  Replacements: 2nd Lt. Collins, Sgts. Petrie & Watkins.

9

Returned with minor wing damage but suffered a blown starboard tire and a bent #4 engine propeller on landing.  No casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 and 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Allison.

10

Returned with engine fire extinguisher controls out, radio out, starboard wing root damaged (2 hits) and the bombardier's oxygen system damaged (1 hit).  No casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-190 by SSgt. Allison and 1 ME-109 by 2nd Lt. Collins (Both claims are later confirmed by S-2).

11

Returned with damage to the starboard wing root & the outboard fuel tank (sealed). No casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 & 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Jenkins, 1 Fw-190 by 1st Lt. Hamilton & 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Allison (Sgt. Jenkins' claim for 1 ME-109 is later confirmed by S-2).

12

Returned with tail & nose guns out, radio out, tail wheel damaged, port wing flap damaged & starboard aileron holed.  1 Casualty.  Claims: 1 FW-190 & 1 ME-109 by SSgt. Allison (ME-109 later confirmed by S-2) and 1 ME-109 by 2nd Lt. Collins.  Temporary replacement: Sgt. Fidone.

13

Returned without damage or casualties.

14

Returned with starboard wing flap inoperable and 3 casualties.  Claims: 1 ME-109 apiece by SSgt.Allison & Sgt. Fidone. Temporary replacement: 2nd Lt. Hoffman.

15

Sgt. Jenkins rejoins crew. Returned with port cheek gun & starboard elevator inoperable, and structural damage to the port wing root . No casualties.  Claims: 1 ME-109 by SSgt. Allison.
16 Returned with Engineer's oxygen supply and starboard tail plane wing root damaged.  1 casualty.
17 Lt. Hamilton rejoins crew.  Returned with rafts destroyed, port waist gun inoperable, superficial damage the port wing fuel tank, #1 engine, radio room & bomb bay areas.  1 casualty.  Claims: 3 FW-190 by SSgt. Allison and 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Jenkins (Sgt. Jenkins & 1 of SSgt. Allison's claims were later confirmed by S-2). Temporary replacement: Lt. Johnston.
19 Returned without damage or casualties.
20 Returned without damage or casualties. Claims: 1 FW-190 by Sgt .Edmond.
21 Lt. Collins rejoins crew. Returned without damage or casualties.
23 Returned without damage or casualties. Claims: 1 FW-190 each by Capt. Hamilton & Sgt. Jenkins and 1 ME-109 by 1st Lt. Collins.
24 Returned with damage to the starboard elevator, rudder, the port wing root, and with the radio room heating system inoperable.  1 case of frostbite.  Claims: 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Watkins.  Temporary replacement: TSgt. Dykstra.
25 Returned with the port aileron inoperable and no casualties.  Claims: 2 ME-109s & 1 FW-190 by SSgt. Allison, 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Edmond, and 1 FW-190 apiece by Sgts. Jenkins and Petrie (1 Italian ME-109 apiece by SSgt. Allison & Sgt. Edmond were later confirmed by S-2).
26 TSgt. Dewes rejoins crew. Returned with minor damage to the starboard wing flap & aileron.  No casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-190 by Sgt. Watkins (later confirmed by S-2).
27 Returned with rafts destroyed and small holes in cockpit and center areas of the plane.  No casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-190 by Sgt. Edmonds and 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Watkins (Sgt. Watkins' ME-109 was later confirmed by S-2).
28

Returned with port wing flap inoperable, superficial damage to the waist section and 1 casualty.  Claims: 1 FW-190 by Sgt. Watkins and 1 ME-109 by Capt. Hamilton.

29 Returned with rafts & radio destroyed, port waist gun & port wing root damaged, superficial damage to the fuselage & tail. No casualties.   Claims: 2 ME-109s & 1 FW-190 by MSgt. Allison, 2 FW-190s & 1 ME-109 by Sgt. Edmond (Edmond's ME-109 claim was later confirmed by S-2), 1 FW-190 apiece Capt. Hamilton & TSgt. Dewes. Temporary replacements: 2nd Lt. Hoffman & Sgt. Thomas
30 Crew transfers to B-17G #42-14205.

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