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Garland M. Whitlock, Pilot
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GARLAND M. WHITLOCK CREW - 359th BS
(Assigned 359BS: 15 July 1944 - Photo: 17 August 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Garland M. Whitlock (P), 1Lt Duane G. Ward (CP),
1Lt Herman L. Scheibman (B), 1Lt Thomas N. Kelly (N)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Stanley Pomicter. Jr. (R), S/Sgt Raymond L. Gremillion (TG),
S/Sgt Frank L. Boyle, Jr. (BTG), S/Sgt Edward D. Harwat (WG),
T/Sgt William G. Popovich (E)

(Ranks and Grades at time of last combat mission)

Thirty missions flown by Garland M. Whitlock:
212 (25 July 1944), 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 226, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 240, 244, 247, 249, 258, 260, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270 (9 November 1944).
For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Crew Notes:

  • 1Lt Garland M. Whitlock (P) - 1st mission (212) flown as CoPilot with a combat orientation Pilot and crew. Two missions (226, 258) flown as a Lead Crew CoPilot. Other missions flown as a 1st Pilot.

  • 1Lt Duane G. Ward (CP) - Thirteen with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 258). Four as CoPilot with other Pilots (234, 238, 241, 243, 266). Thirteen as a Lead Crew Tail Gunner/Observer. Combat tour completed on 01 November 1944.

  • 1Lt Thomas N. Kelly (N) - Thirteen with Lt. Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234). Sixteen with other Pilots most as a PFF Lead Crew Navigator. Combat tour completed on 28 January 1945.

  • 1Lt Herman L. Scheibman (B) - Fourteen with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 236, 258). Three as a Lead Crew Tail Gunner/Observer (234, 238, 240). Thirteen with nine other Pilots. Combat tour completed on 29 November 1944.

  • T/Sgt William G. Popovich (E) - Twenty-four with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 244, 247, 249, 260, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270). Six with five other Pilots. Combat tour completed on 27 November 1944.

  • T/Sgt Stanley Pomicter, Jr. (R) - Twenty-five with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 240, 244, 247, 249, 260, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270). Five with four other Pilots. Combat tour completed on 16 November 1944.

  • S/Sgt Frank L. Boyle, Jr. (BTG) - Twenty-three with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 240(WG), 244, 247, 249(WG), 260, 265, 266, 270). Twelve with two other Pilots (Eleven with the Lt Henry C. Embrey Crew). Thrity-five mission combat tour completed on 23 December 1944.

  • S/Sgt Edward D. Harwat (WG) - Twenty-one with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 240(E), 249(TG), 260, 266, 268, 270). Fourteen with other Pilots. Combat tour completed on 16 November 1944.

  • S/Sgt Raymond L. Gremillion (TG) - Sixteen with Lt Whitlock (213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 225, 227, 230, 234, 236, 238, 240). Total 16 missions.

  • T/Sgt Seymour T. Cohen (WG) - Flew no missions with the Lt Whitlock crew. Crew flew with a single Waist Gunner. Transferred to the Lt Patrick H. Brabant crew with whom 16 missions were flown. Flew on 14 missions with other Pilots. Combat tour completed on 5 April 1945.

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]