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Amon E. Earhart, Pilot
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AMON E. "BUTCH" EARHART - 360th BS
(Lt Earhart Assigned 360th BS: 27 October 1943 - photo: 8 April 1944)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Lt John A. Long Crew: 06 March 1944)


1Lt Amon E. Earhart (P)(1), 2Lt Ernest N. Evans (CP)(2),
2Lt Lawrence D. Ross (N)(3), 1Lt John W. Cottrell (B)(4)

T/Sgt William J. Huston (E)(5), S/Sgt Leo Lanier, Jr (BTG)(6),
S/Sgt Anthony Laurinitis (TG)(7)

Note: Crew had no assigned Radio Operator (8) or Waist Gunners (9)(10) with whom the crew flew on more than a few missions.

Nine mission flown by the 1Lt Amon E. Earhart Crew:
130 (28 March 1944), 136, 137A, 139, 140, 141, 146, 150, 151 (11 May 1944)

Crew Notes:

  1. 1Lt Amon E. Earhart (P) - Original CoPilot with the Capt John A. Long Crew assigned to 360th BS on 27 October 1943. Flew 15 missions as CoPilot with Captain Long (82, 83, 86, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94(AS), 95, 97, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107). Flew as a Lead Crew Tail Gunner/Observer on two missions (120, 124) and as a CoPilot with 2Lt Charles D. Crook (110) and 2Lt Joseph E. Stevens (125, 126, 127). Was upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 6 March 1944. Flew as a 1st Pilot on nine missions (130, 136, 137A, 139, 140, 141, 146, 150, 151). Completed his combat tour on 11 May 1944.

    Missions flown with Lt Earhart:

  2. 2Lt Ernest N. Evans (CP) - Five missions (136, 137A, 139, 140, 141) Three other CoPilots used on 4 missions (130, 146, 150, 151)
  3. 2Lt Lawrence D. Ross (N) - Six missions (136, 137A, 139, 140, 141, 151) Two other navigators used on 3 missions (130, 146, 150)
  4. 1Lt John W. Cottrell (B) - Five missions (136, 137A, 139, 140, 150) Three other Bombardiers used on 4 missions (130, 141, 146, 151)
  5. T/Sgt William J. Huston (E) - Four missions (136, 137A, 139, 140) Three other Engineers used on five missions (130, 141, 146, 150, 151)
  6. S/Sgt Leo Lanier, Jr. (BTG) - Five missions (136, 137A, 139, 140, 141) Two other BTGs used on 4 missions (130, 146, 150, 151)
  7. S/Sgt Anthony Laurinitis (TG) - Five missions (136, 137A, 139, 140, 141) Four other TGs used on 4 missions (130, 146, 150, 151)
  8. Radio Operators - S/Sgt Oscar Villasenor - Three missions (139, 140, 141), T/Sgt Eddie Deerfield - Three missions (146, 150, 151), Three others Radio Operators (130, 136, 137A)
  9. Left Waist Gunners - Six different used (One waist gunner mission 137A)
  10. Right Waist Gunners - Eight different used
Additional Crew Information:
See the Captain John A. Long, 1Lt Joseph E. Stevens and 1Lt Charles D. Crook crew pages.

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]