SILVER GHOST

B-17G  43-10490

Ground Crew Chief: MSgt. Frank Brown

 

CREW  ROSTER

Medals          
Mission Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
2nd Lt. 2nd Lt. 2nd Lt. 2nd Lt. SSgt. Tech Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt. Sgt.
Miss. Flown 10 (14) 6 (8) 9 (1q) 6 (8) 6 (8) 8 (12) 10 (14) 3 (5) 3 (5) 10 (14)
Hometown Racine, OH Thornton, IL Laurel, IN Philo,, IL Kansas City, MO North Yelm, WA Ruston, LA     Blackwater, AZ
Verona Romero, Mark Wilhite, Sean Smith, James Wofford, Stephen Dawson, Floyd Petrillo, Nelson Gibson, Justin Hayes, John Fowler, Kenneth Boyd, Jerry
Vienna Romero Wilhite Smith Wofford Dawson Petrillo Gibson Hayes Fowler Boyd
Ploesti Romero Wilhite Smith Wofford  LW Dawson Petrillo Gibson Hayes KIA Fowler SW=Home Boyd
Budapest Romero Wilhite Smith Wofford Dawson Petrillo Gibson Matheson, Earl Prescott, Randy Boyd
Ploesti Romero Wilhite Smith Wofford Dawson Petrillo Gibson Matheson Prescott Boyd
Munich Romero Wilhite Smith Wofford Dawson Petrillo Gibson Matheson Prescott Boyd

 

SPECIAL CREW ABILITIES:

2nd Lt. Romero has a +1 DRM  on chart G-10 when making a ditching attempt.

Lucky Charm earned on Munich mission: Romero, Gibson and Boyd

 

CREW HISTORY:

Six crew members flew between 2-to-4 missions on aircraft 43-9002, Lickity Split.

MISSION RECORD

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam

Me-109 Claimed/Dam

Me-110 Claimed/Dam

94

Verona, Italy Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

95

Vienna, Austria Oil Storage

20

0

1

0

1

-

-

96

Ploesti, Romania Oil Refinery

Abort zone-4

0

0

0

1

-

-

98

Budapest, Hungary Oil Refinery

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

99

Ploesti, Romania Oil Refinery

5

0

2

2

2

0

2

100

Munich, Germany Aircraft Industry

10

-

-

4

1

-

-

TOTALS

Avg: 19.0%

0

3

6

5

0

2

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

94

New replacement aircraft for 43-9002, Lickity Split. Temporary replacement: TSgt. Dawson for TSgt. Burns.  Returned without damage or casualties.

95

Returned with minor damage to starboard outboard fuel cell (slight leak), damage to the starboard cheek gun and no casualties.

96

Aborted mission (zone-4) due to oxygen system fire.  Returned alone with fire damage to the cockpit oxygen system, nose compartment heating system and port aileron inoperable, structural damage to the starboard wing root, superficial damage to the nose, pilotsí and waist compartments, and three casualties.  Replacements: Sgts. Matheson & Prescott.

98

Returned without damage or casualties.

99

Returned with the tail turret, radio, starboard aileron inoperable, damage to the control cable linkage, superficial damage to fuselage (2 hits) and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Me-109 by SSgt. Dawson.

100

Returned with intercom inoperable, 6 superficial damage holes in fuselage and wings and no casualties.  Claims: 3 Me-109s by Sgt. Dawson and one Me-109 by Sgt. Gibson.

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