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Clinton A. Moser, Pilot
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CLINTON A. MOSER CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 15 March 1944 - photo: 30 March 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Clinton A. Moser (P), 2Lt Andrew L. Lux (CP)(KIA),
1Lt Rolf W. Andreason (N), 2Lt Frank P. Campbell (B)

(Front L-R) Sgt Joseph J. Seelock (TG), T/Sgt Pearl E "Ed" Mays (WG),
Sgt Vernon Parrish (BTG), T/Sgt John T. Zionoski (R),
Sgt Donald E. Raines (LWG), S/Sgt Willis A. Duffey (E)

(Ranks and grades at time of last combat mission)

Thirty five dispatched missions of the 1Lt Moser Crew:
129 (27 March 1944), 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 141, 142, 143, 144,146(A), 148, 149, 151, 155, 159(A), 164, 165, 169, 170, 174, 176, 178, 179, 211 (24 July 1944) -- Eleven Lead crew missions 179(G) (13 June 1944), 180, 182, 185, 186(G), 187, 190, 194(A), 195, 197, 207 (19 July 1944)
(A) Aborted non-credit mission - (G) Two As Group Lead - Nine others as Squadron lead

Crew Notes:

  • 1Lt Clinton A. Moser (P) - First mission (129) as CoPilot with an experienced combat crew. Other missions (129 to 178 and 211) as a Crew Pilot. Two missions (179, 186) as a Group Lead CoPilot, Lt Richard H. Cole, Pilot. Nine Missions as a Lead Crew Pilot flying leading the low or high squadron formations (180, 182, 185, 187, 190, 194(A), 195, 197, 201)
  • 2Lt Andrew L. Lux (CP) - Flew with the 1Lt Moser Crew on five missions (132, 133, 134, 137, 138). Was killed in action by flak fragments on the bomb run on mission #138, 20 April 1944. He is buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery in England . Fourteen different CoPilots were used after Lt Lux's death.
  • 1Lt Rolf W. Andreason (N) - Dispatched with the 1Lt Moser crew on fifteen missions (132 through 159). Substitute Navigators used on the remaining nineteen 1Lt Moser missions (164 through 211). 1Lt Andreason flew on twenty-one additional missions with six different Pilots - ten with the Lt David E. Fackler Crew.
  • 2Lt Frank P. Campbell (B) - Dispatched with the 1Lt Moser Crew on fifteen missions (132 through 159). Substitute Bombardiers used on the remaining nineteen 1Lt Moser missions (164 through 211). 2Lt Campbell flew on twenty-one additional missions with eight different Pilots - nine with the Lt David E. Fackler Crew.
  • T/Sgt John T. Zionoski (R) - Did not fly with the 1Lt Moser crew on two missions (194, 195). Substitute Radio Operators used.
  • Sgt Donald E. Raines (WG) - Dispatched on fifteen missions with the 1Lt Moser crew (132 through 159). The second waist Gunner position was deleted after mission #159. Sgt Raines flew no other 303rd BG(H) missions. A second substitute Waist Gunner was used on lead crew mission #182.
  • Other crewmen S/Sgt Willis A. Duffey (E), T/Sgt John T. Zionoski (R), Sgt Vernon Parrish (BTG), T/Sgt Pearl E. "Ed" Mays (WG - was a rated Flight Engineer), and Sgt Joseph A. Seelock (TG) - Dispatched on all of the thirty-five 1Lt Moser missions.

[photo courtesy of Willis A. Duffey]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]