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Weldon O. Harrison, Pilot
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WELDON O. HARRISON CREW - 359th BS
(Harrison assigned 359BS; 04 Feb 1944 - Photo: March 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Arthur J. Hybert Crew, to Pilot: 26 March 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Weldon O. Harrison (P), 2Lt William G. Moyer (CP),
2Lt Robert L. Bates (N), 2Lt Loren F. Rawlings (B)

(Front L-R) Sgt Robert W. Hanson (R), Sgt Earl D. Salmon (BT).
Sgt Lyman E. Ela, Jr. (E), Sgt John L. Arendt (WG),
Sgt Theodore G. "Ted" Miller (TG), Sgt Calvin G. Turkington (WG)

Twenty Eight dispatched (27 credited) missions of 1Lt Weldon O. Harrison:
As CoPilot: 22 Dispatched (21 Credited) missions: 2Lt Arthur J. Hybert (P) - 16 credited missions - 87 (11 Dec 1943), 88, 93, 95, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 107(A), 108(AS), 111, 112, 113, 114 (2 March 1943); 2Lt Leroy E. Daub (P) - 4 credited missions (92, 97, 124, 131; 1Lt Elmer W. Young (P) - 1 credited mission (121; 1Lt Billy M. Goolsby (P) - 1 mission
As Pilot: 6 credited missions: 2Lt William G. Moyer (CP) - 144 (29 April 1944), 146, 148, 149, 150, 151 (11 May 1944).
For mission dates and targets see the missions list. (A) Aborted Non-credited mission -- (AS) Credited abortive sortie - Turned back over Belgium - bombs not dropped.

Crew Note:
1Lt Weldon O. Harrison (P) - Co Pilot with four different Pilots. Flew as a Lead Crew CoPilot on the 11 February 1944 Schweinfurt, Germany mission. Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 26 March 1944. First mission as 1st Pilot on 29 April 1944, flew with the 336th BS - couldn't find the 303rd BG(H) formation. Combat tour completed on 11 May 1944.

See the Frederick L. Rowan Crew for more information

[photo courtesy of Robert W. Hanson]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]