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BROOK H. "HAP" LOVELL CREW - 360th BS
(Lovell assigned 360th BS: 07 Aug 1944)
(Upgraded from Co Pilot, 1Lt Milton C. Butler Crew to Pilot: 23 Nov 1944)


1Lt Brook H. Howell had no regularly assigned crew

Thirty Credited combat missions flown by 1Lt Brook H. "Hap" Lovell:
As Milton C. Butler Crew CoPilot -- 23 missions: 231, 232(AS), 235, 236, 237, 238, 243, 244, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 269, 262, 263, 272(DLC), 274(DLC), 288, 289(DLC), 290.
As CoPilot with other Pilots -- 5 Missions: 249, 258, 261, 266, 278
As Lead Crew Tail Gunner/Observer -- 1 mission: 298A
As First Pilot -- 6 missions: 276, 277, 285, 294, 295, 297

First Pilot Missions:
  Mission 276 - 23 Nov 1944 - Gelsenkirchen, Germ
  Mission 277 - 26 Nov 1944 - Altenbecken, Germ
  Mission 285 - 11 Dec 1944 - Mannheim, Germ
  Mission 294 - 31 Dec 1944 - Neuss, Germ
  Mission 296 - 03 Jan 1945 - St Vith, Belgium
  Mission 297 - 05 Jan 1945 - Neider-Bresig, Germ

Crewmen on First Pilot Missions:
Five Previous members of the 1Lt Milton C. Butler Crew:

  • Engineer - T/Sgt Harry E. Bird - 277, 294, 296, 297
  • Radio Operator - T/Sgt Donald R. Christ - 277, 294, 296
  • Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt Donald E. Miller - 277, 294, 296, 297
  • Waist Gunner - Sgt Robert E. Peterson - 277, 294
  • Tail Gunner - S/Sgt David T. Johnson - 277, 294, 296, 297
Twenty-Eight other Crewmen:
  • CoPilots: 1Lt James E. Geiger (276), 2Lt Virgil R. Schuchard (277), F/O James H. Hardy (285)
  • Navigators: 2Lt Fred H. Divine (276), 2Lt Warren G. Harding (277), 2Lt Martin R. Dee (194, 196), F/O Fred Holcomb, Jr (285), 1Lt Henry Friedlander (297)
  • Bombardier: 2Lt Roy F. Emery (276)
  • Toggliers: S/Sgt James R. Durfee (277), Sgt Frank R. Turner (285), S/Sgt Martin M. Durbin (294), S/Sgt Duane J. Odegaard (296), T/Sgt Robert E. Clippinger (297)
  • Engineers: Sgt Leonard G. Stockman (276), Sgt Ernest G. Schieferstein (285)
  • Radio Operators: Sgt Wilfred L. Licht (276), Sgt George P. Smith (285)
  • Ball Turret Gunners: Sgt Roland L. Wentz (276), Sgt George P. Smith (285)
  • Waist Gunners: Sgt Gordon C. Doctor (276), Sgt William R. Kaufmann (285), S/Sgt Thomas L. Weems (296), S/Sgt Paul A. Buchanan (297)
  • Tail Gunners: Sgt Joseph R. Germanine (276), Sgt Howard F. Delaney (285)
1Lt Brook H. "Hap" Lovell Mission as Tail Gunner/Observer:
[Lead Crew Mission 298A - 6 January 1945 - Cologne, Germany]
Capt Bernard C. Fontana, Lead Crew Pilot, 1Lt Richard D. Duffield, CoPilot in PFF B-17G 44-8125 Sparky (360BS) PU-Y

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht, 303rdBGA Historian Emeritus]