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Hitler's Gremlin (42-3043) Lockhart Crew, 401st BS, 91st BG. 18 August 1943
BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
S/Sgt. George Serafin, Ball Turret Gunner; T/Sgt. William C. Darden, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Chester W. Raphoon, Waist Gunner; S/Sgt. Arthur W. Burns, Tail Gunner; S/Sgt. John Husick, Waist Gunner.
FRONT ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
2nd Lt. Granville E. Williams, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Clive M. Woodbury, Co-pilot; 1st Lt. Eugene Lockhart, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Robert P. Sherwin, Bombardier; T/Sgt. Ted R. Cetnarowski, Engineer.

This photo was taken only hours after the crew was rescued from the North Sea following the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Raid in August 1943. If you look closely in the photo, the five men in the back row appear to be holding an inflatable raft which may have aided in their successful rescue.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Burns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #423043 'Hitler's Gremlin. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Earlier on April 7, 1943, ferrying B17 42-29651 'Stella Maris' from Marrakech to Cornwall, encountered enemy fire. Landed near Dorset. Crew...

  • William Darden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3043 'Hitler's Gremlin'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Eugene Lockhart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3043 'Hitler's Gremlin'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • George Serafin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #423043 'Hitler's Gremlin. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Clive Woodbury

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #423043 'Hitler's Gremlin. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

Aircraft

  • 42-3043 Hitler's Gremlin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bassingbourn 22/4/43; Missing in Action 16m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Gene Lockhart, Co-pilot: Clive Woodbury, Navigator: Granville Williams, Bombardier: Bob Sherwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Locations

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2021 00:30:12 acbernstein1 Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/hitlersgremlin2.html

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2021 23:55:24 acbernstein1 Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/hitlersgremlin.html

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2021 23:50:55 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo Source: www.fold3.com

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