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Eugene Haynes, Pilot
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EUGENE HAYNES CREW - 359th BS
(Lt Haynes assigned 359th BS - 14 November 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Alfred M. Holmes crew, to Pilot: 3 March 1945)


2Lt Eugene Haynes (P), 2Lt James M. Barnett (C),
2Lt Herbert G. Johnson (N)

Sgt William A. Weise, Jr. (TOG), Sgt Joseph T. Ogurchak (E),
Sgt William A. Brookstra (R), Sgt Frederick Kohan (BTG),
Sgt Clarence A. Pesta (TG)

Twelve missions flow by 2Lt Eugene Haynes as Pilot:
As Pilot - 329 (3 March 1945), 330, 331, 332, 341, 342, 343, 346, 348 (30 March 1945)
As Lead Crew CoPilot - 349 (31 March 1945), 350, 353 (6 April 1945)

Crew Notes:

  • 2Lt Eugene Haynes (P) - Was the original CoPilot with the 1Lt Alfred M. Holmes Crew. Flew as CoPilot on 28 missions with Lt Holmes and two as CoPilot with other Pilots. Was upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 3 March 1945. Flew twelve missions as Pilot as listed above. The last three missions (349, 350, 353) were flown as a Lead Crew CoPilot.
  • Other crewmen - Crewmen listed above flew with 2Lt Haynes on his first two missions as 1st Pilot (329, 330). They were all members of the 359th BS Lt Thomas L. Moore crew. The other ten missions were flown with ten different pick-up crews.

[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]