Delivered Cheyenne 25/6/43; Gore 29/6/43; Gr Isle 22/6/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 306BG Thurleigh 10/8/43; transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-T] Thorpe Abbotts 20/8/43; Missing in Action St Dizier 4/10/43 with Capt Harry Helstrom, Co-pilot: Hubert Trent, Navigator: Harry Curtice, Bombardier: Hilbert Phillippe {evaded capture for weeks}, Ball turret gunner: Bill Edwards, weg-Chas Crippen (6 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Giles, Radio Operator: Carroll Haarup, Waist gunner: Joe Shandor,Tail gunner: Tom Mezynski (4 evaded capture); flak KO’d #3 and damaged another, crash landed Caen, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 843. Salvaged and survived at Boeing Museum. BADGER’S BEAUTY V.

Crew 42-30604 / Badger’s Beauty V

PositionRang/RankNameStatus
PCPTHarold B. HelstromPOW
CPF/OHubert E. TrentPOW
BOMB1LTHilbert W. PhillippePOW
ENG/TTT/SGTRobert C. GilesEVD
ROT/SGTCarroll F. HaarupEVD
BTS/SGTThomas F. MezynskiEVD
WGS/SGTWilliam D. EdwardsPOW
WGS/SGTJoseph ShandorEVD
TGS/SGTCharles E. CrippenPOW

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