WILLIAM J. CLINE CREW - 359th BS
(Cline assigned 359th BS: 15 Sep 1942 - Photo date: 29 May 1943)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Jack Roller Crew, to Pilot: 22 March 1943)
S/Sgt Paul C. Lemann (BT),
Sgt Joseph Kerr (WG),
S/Sgt Paul P. McGee (R),
T/Sgt Arnold S. Doran (E),
S/Sgt Mike C. Milliff (TG),
S/Sgt Lloyd L. Jordan (WG)
2Lt Thomas E. Mulligan (CP),
1Lt Benjamin B. Street (N),
1Lt LeRoy V. Gordon (B),
1Lt William J. Cline (P),
Lt Lehman H. Hahn (Gunnery Officer)
Thirty-two dispatched (25 credited) missions of 1Lt William J. Cline:
As CoPilot: 1Lt Jack Roller (P) - 17 missions (12 credited) - 2 (18 Nov 1942), 3, 5, 7(A), 8(A), 10, 12 (A), 13 (A), 15 (AS), 16 (A), 18 (A), 20, 22, 23, 24, 28 (AS), 31 (17 April 1943); 1Lt Sanford T. Smith (P) - 1 credited mission (17)
As Pilot: 2Lt Thomas E. Mulligan (CP) - 13 missions (13 credited) - 33 (4 May 1943),
34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 43A, 44, 45 (26 June 1943); 2Lt Richard L. Kruse (P) - 1 non-credited mission - 38 (A).
For mission dates and targets see the missions list.
(A) Mission aborted (no credit) -- (AS) Abortive Sortie - No bombs dropped (credited)
1Lt William J. Cline (P) - CoPilot on the 1Lt Jack Roller Crew. Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 22 March 1943. First mission as a
1st Pilot on 4 May 1943. Twenty-five mission combat tour completed on 22 June 1943.
[photo courtesy of the Arnold S. Doran family.]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]