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HARRY J. CROZIER CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 30 May 1944 - photo: 09 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Charles W. McCoy (B), 2Lt Clyde R. Kennedy (N),
2Lt Paul M. Mowrey (CP), 2Lt Harry J. Crozier (P)

(Front L-R) Sgt George W. Stumpff (TG), Sgt Charles R. Payne (LWG),
Sgt Robert C. Butcher (RWG), S/Sgt Robert J. Passenant (E), S/Sgt Felix M. Jara (BT)

(Ranks and grades at time photo was taken)


HARRY J. CROZIER CREW - 359th BS
B-17G Daddy's Delight #42-97944 359BS (BN-I)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Clyde R. Kennedy (N), 1Lt Charles W. McCoy (B), 1Lt Harry J. Crozier (P),
2Lt Paul M. Mowrey (CP), T/Sgt Robert J. Passenant (E)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt George W. Stumpff (TG), S/Sgt Robert C. Butcher (RWG),
S/Sgt Felix M. Jara (BT), Sgt Charles R. Payne (LWG)

Not in photo: T/Sgt Robert B. Hoyt (R)

(Ranks and Grades at time of last combat mission)


Thirty-Six Dispatched (33 credited) combat missions flown by 1Lt Harry J. Crozier:
174 (6 June 1944), 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182 (A), 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 180, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 201, 202(A), 203, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214 (A), 217, 218, 220 (5 August 1944). For Mission dates, targets and Mission Reports, see Combat Missions. (A)Three non-credited aborted combat missions
  #182, 16 June 44 - (4:39 flight hours) Radio & Flux Gate compass out - Did not join formation
  #202, 12 July 44 - (5:11 flight hours) Internal failure #2 engine
  #214, 29 July 44 - (3:14 flight hours) Inverters burned out while in flight

Eleven B-17s flown by 1Lt Harry J. Crozier on his 36 dispatched combat missions

  • 42-97944 (P) Daddy's Delight (359BS) BN-I - 17 missions (177, 178, 180, 181,182(A), 183, 184, 185, 186, 198, 199, 201, 205, 209, 210, 213, 218.
  • 43-37537 (P) Queen of Hearts (359BS) BN-0 - 4 missions (212, 214(A), 217, 220)
  • 44-6076 (P) Liberty Run (359BS) BN-I - 3 missions (174, 187, 211)
  • 42-31495 Walaroo Mk II (359BS) BN-X - 2 missions (179, 193)
  • 42-102496 (P) Special Delivery aka Big A. Bird (359BS) BN-M - 2 missions (189, 190)
  • 42-97284 (P) Ain't Misbehavin (359BS) BN-S - 2 missions (194, 196)
  • 42-31830 (P) Marie (359BS) BN-N - 2 missions (197, 203)
  • 42-107960 (No name) (359BS) BN-H - 1 mission (195)
  • 42-31483 (P) Bonnie B (359BS) BN-P - 1 mission (202 (A) )
  • 42-31177 Lonesome Polecat (359BS) BN-L - 1 mission (207)
  • 42-102484 (P) Heller's Angel (359BS) BN-K - 1 mission (208)
    (P) - See the Nose Art photos
Crew Notes:
  • 1Lt Harry J. Crozier (P) - Flew on two missions as with other Pilots and crews: As Copilot -2Lt Robert L. Cunningham (174) and 2Lt Charles O. Mainwaring (214). Flew on one missions as CoPilot with combat orientation Pilot, 2Lt Maurice C. Daum, with the Crozier crew. All other missions flown as First Pilot. Completed his combat tour (33 credited missions) on 5 August 1944 (Mission 220).

  • 2Lt Paul M. Mowrey (CP) - Flew on 30 credited missions with 1Lt Crozier (All Crozier missions except 174, 177, 213). Flew on mission 176 with 2Lt Arthur G. Carpenter, Jr. (P). Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 10 August 1944 and flew on two missions as First Pilot (226, 229). Completed his combat tour on 15 August 1944 (Mission 229).

  • 1Lt Clyde R. Kennedy (N) - Flew on 29 credited missions with 1Lt Crozier (All Crozier missions except 174, 194, 213, 220) and five missions with other Pilots: 1Lt Paul M. Mowrey (229), Others (194, 222, 225, 226). Completed his combat tour on 15 August 1944 (Mission 229).

  • 1Lt Charles W. McCoy (B) - Flew on 30 credited missions with 1Lt Crozier (All Crozier missions except 174, 213, 220) and Three missions with other Pilots: 1Lt Paul M. Mowrey (229); 1Lt Lewis M. Walker (225, 226). Completed his combat tour on 15 August 1944 (Mission 229).

  • T/Sgt Robert L. Passenant (E), T/Sgt Robert B. Hoyt (R), S/Sgt Felix M. Jara (BTG), S/Sgt Robert C. Butcher (WG) and S/Sgt George W. Stumpff (TG) - Flew on 31 credited missions with 1Lt Crozier (all Crozier missions except 174, 213) and two missions with previous CoPilot, 1Lt Paul M. Mowrey, who had been upgraded to First Pilot, (226, 229). Completed their combat tours on 15 August 1944 (Mission 229).

  • Sgt Charles M. Payne (WG) - Flew on 6 credited missions with 1Lt Crozier crew (177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182(A), 183). Deleted from crew when second waist gunner crew position was deleted from most 359th BS crews. Flew on one additional mission as Togglier with 1Lt Robert A. Akers (P) (228). Completed seven credited combat missions on 14 August 1944 (Mission 228).
[photos courtesy of the Irue Ferguson Family]
[Researched by Harry D. Gobrecht, 303rdBGA Historian Emeritus]