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Crew of Bottled in Bond (#42-102584) 94th Bomb Grp, 332nd Bomb Sqd.
Kneeling, left to right: Tom Williams, pilot, Edwin (Eddie) Waite, co-pilot, Joe Davis, navigator, Lewis Ranck, bombardier
Standing, left to right: Kenneth McLean, engineer, Wayne Waters, waist gunner, Herb Schocket, radio operator, Casimir Skomski waist gunner, JW (Smitty) Smith, tail gunner, Jerry Pasquale, ball turret gunner.
Aircraft lost 05-12-1944 on mission to Brux oil refineries. all members of crew survived and were taken as POWs
Obtained this photo in 2007 after speaking with surviving crew member Edwin Waite, co-pilot on Bottled In Bond on the mission over to Brux, on the day the plane was downed

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Joe Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth McLean

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jerry Pasquale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lewis Ranck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herbert Schoket

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Casimir Skomski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • J Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Waite

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102584 'Bottled In Bond'. Prisoner of War (POW). Lt Waite questionnaire page placed mistakenly in MACR 2242 (381stBG, 534th BS) on page #22. POW

  • Wayne Waters

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42102584 'Bottled In Bond. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-102584 Bottled in Bond

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM- ] Rougham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Tom Williams, Co-pilot: Edwin Waite, Navigator: Joe Davis, Bombardier: Lew Ranck, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 00:29:57 jvbednarski Changes to caption
Sources

received photo from surviving crew member

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 00:16:17 jvbednarski Changes to unit associations
Sources

received photo from surviving crew member in 2007

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2018 23:31:33 jvbednarski Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

I received this photo from the plane's co pilot in 2007 after speaking with him on the telephone

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