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ROBERT MOREMAN CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 29 May 1944 - photo: 09 June 1944)



ROBERT MOREMAN CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 29 May 1944 - photo: 08 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Richard T. "Dick" Coty (B), Capt Robert "Bob" Moreman (P),
2Lt Robert D. "Quig" Quiggle (CP), 2Lt Carl V. "Vern" Nielsen (N)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Richard L. "Smitty" Smith (TG), T/Sgt Warren E. "Barney" Barnts (R),
T/Sgt Ilic V. "Joey" Genovese (E), S/Sgt Ray Alexander (RWG),
T/Sgt Joseph R. "Cappy" Cappucci (LWG), S/Sgt Joseph F. "Red" Leonard (BT)

Ranks and grades at time of last combat mission.

Thirty dispatched (29 credited) combat missions flown by Robert Moreman:
As CoPilot: (with Combat Orientation Pilots): 174 (6 June 1944) & 176
As Crew Pilot: 177 (A), 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 193, 194, 195, 196, 198.
As Lead Crew CoPilot: 199, 204, 205
As Lead Crew Pilot: 201, 210, 212, 218, 228, 243, 244 (19 Sept 44)
(A) Mission aborted - no credit - For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Crew Notes: - Missions flown with the Moreman crew and with other Pilots

  • 2Lt Robert D. Quiggle (CP): Moreman Crew - 19 Missions (177 thru 196, 201 & 212); Lt William J. Arnold Crew - 7 missions (205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 218); Three other Pilots - 4 missions ( 214, 226, 229, 232); Upgraded from Co Pilot to Pilot on orders dated 16 August 1944. Flew three missions as 1st Pilot (234, 235, 236). Last mission 5 Sept 1944
  • 2Lt Carl V. Nielsen (N)(POW): Moreman Crew - 20 Missions (174 thru 198 & 201); With six other pilots - 8 missions (202, 209, 214, 220, 236, 237, 238, 242). Became a POW on mission 242, 13 Sept 1944, to Eisenbach / Merseburg, Germany in B-17G #44-6076 Liberty Run (359BS) BN-Y, 1Lt Lewis M. Walker (P)
  • 2Lt Richard T. Coty (B): Moreman Crew - 7 missions (174 thru 180 & 186) Flew no other combat missions. Last mission 20 June 1944.
  • T/Sgt Ilic V. Genovese (E), S/Sgt Joseph F. Leonard (BTG), S/Sgt Ray Alexander (WG), S/Sgt Richard L. Smith (TG); Moreman Crew - 28 missions (174 thru 201, 210 thru 244): 1Lt William Eisenhart - 1 mission (226), Other Pilots - Leonard (214), Smith (244). Completed combat tour on 19 September 1944.
  • T/Sgt Warren E. Barnts (R): Moreman Crew - 28 missions (174 thru 198, 201, 204, 210 thru 244); 1Lt William Eisenhart - 1 mission (226). Completed combat tour on 19 September 1944.
  • T/Sgt Joseph P. Cappucci (WG/Tog): Moreman Crew - 11 missions - As Waist Gunner (177 thru 183, As Togglier (193 thru 196); Lt Robert O. Akers Crew - As Togglier - 22 missions (204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 212, 215, 216, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 229, 234, 235, 236, 240(A), 244 & 246; Four other Pilots - As Togglier - 4 missions (243, 251(A), 254 & 255). Combat tour completed on 11 October 1944.

[photo courtesy of Roxana Quiggle, wife of Robert Quiggle]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]