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ROLAND C. BEASLEY CREW - 360th BS
(Beasley assigned 360BS: 01 Aug 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Frank Juns, Jr. Crew, to Pilot: 26 November 1944)


(Back L-R) T/Sgt Louis P. Girard (E), 2Lt Edward H. Thomas (B),
Sgt James J. Branin (WG), 2Lt Frank Juns, Jr. (P),
2Lt Warren G. Harding (N), T/Sgt Hiram E. Englis (TG)

(Front L-R) Sgt Eldridge C. Oberly (BT),
2Lt Roland C. Beasley (CP), T/Sgt Maurice H. Wimer (R)

Thirty-Eight Dispatched (34 credited) Combat missions flown by 1Lt Roland C. Beasley:
As CoPilot: 27 credited missions: 1Lt Willard Hobbs (P) - 228 (14 Aug 1944); 2Lt Frank Juns, Jr. (P) - 229, 231, 234, 237, 239, 242(A), 246, 247, 249, 250(A), 251, 255(A), 256, 264, 265, 266; 2Lt Victor L. Howard (P) -236 & 245; 2Lt Richard L. Smith (P) - 252; 2Lt John E. King (P) - 253; 2Lt Marvin P. Fink (P) - 258, 2Lt Joe B. Arwood (P) - 259 (A); Lt Richard D. Duffield (P) - 269, 270, 272, 273, 284; Capt William E. Jones (P) - 298B & 299.
As Pilot: 7 Credited missions with six different CoPilots - 277 (26 Nov 1944), 278, 280, 281, 283, 287, 289.

Crew Note:
1Lt Roland C. Beasley (P) - Flew 27 credited missions as CoPilot (14 Aug thru 26 Nov 1944). Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 5 Dec 1944. Flew first mission as 1st Pilot on 26 Nov 1944. Completed combat tour on 8 Jan 1945.

Crewmen on 1Lt Roland C. Beasley's combat missions as 1st Pilot:
Missions with previous members of the Lt Frank Juns, Jr. Crew in crew photo:

  • 2Lt Warren G. Harding (N) - 280, 283, 284, 298B, 299
  • 2Lt Edward H. Thomas (B) - As (N) 277 & 278, as (B) 280
  • T/Sgt Louis P. Girard (E) - 277, 278, 280, 287, 289, 290
  • T/Sgt Maurice H. Wimer (R) - 277, 278, 280, 283, 284, 287, 289, 290
  • Sgt Eldridge C. Oberly (BTG) - 277, 278, 280, 283, 284, 287, 289, 290
  • Sgt James J. Branin (WG) - 277, 278, 280, 283, 284, 287, 289
  • T/Sgt Hiram E. Englis (TG) - 277, 278, 280, 283, 284, 287, 289, 290
Mission with other crewmen:
  • CoPilots: 1Lt Warren D. Kidd - 277; 2Lt Brook H. Lovell - 278; F/O Donald R. Telford - 280; 2Lt Ernest H. Holtorf - 281; 2Lt Virgil R. Schuchard - 283; F/O Alexander T. Kacus - 287, 289
  • Navigators: 2Lt Roy F. Emery - 287; 2Lt Martin E. Dee - 289, 290
  • Toggliers: S/Sgt Kirkland T. Price - 277; S/Sgt Robert E. Clippinger - 278, 287, 289, 290; S/Sgt James R. Durfee - 283; S/Sgt Duane J. Odegaard - 284
  • Engineer: S/Sgt Robert E. Clippinger - 283, 284
  • Waist Gunner: Sgt John L. Maurer - 290
  • Y-Operator: S/Sgt Joseph Conrad - 290
  • Observer: Sgt Walter H. Taylor - 289

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]