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JACK McGUFFIN JR. CREW - 360th BS
(crew assigned 360BS: 01 April 1945 - photo: 05 April 1945)

(Back L-R) Sgt Jack M. Thomas (WG)(4), 2Lt James C. Van Beek (CP)(2),
2Lt Jack M. McGuffin (P)(1), F/O Gomer W. "Bill" Cochran (N)(*),
Sgt Bernard M. Mahan (R)(*)

(Front L-R) Sgt Raymond J. Martens (E)(3), Sgt Oscie O. Lee, Jr. (BTG)(*),
Sgt Floyd H. Sutton (TG)(*), Sgt Thomas D. Edgar (Tog)(*)



JACK McGUFFIN JR. CREW - 360th BS
(Back L-R) Sgt Raymond J. Martens (E)(3), Sgt Floyd H. Sutton (TG)(*),
Sgt Jack M. Thomas (WG)(4), Sgt Thomas D. Edgar (Tog)(*),
Sgt Oscie O. Lee, Jr. (BTG)(*), Sgt Bernard M. Mahan (R)(*)

(Front L-R) 2Lt James C. Van Beek (CP)(2),
2Lt Jack M. McGuffin (P)(1) F/O Gomer W. "Bill" Cochran (N)(*)

Crewmen flew on the following seven combat missions (except as noted):

#357 - 10 April 45 in B-17G 42-97546 Idaliza 360BS (BN-E)
#358 - 11 April 45 in B-17G 42-97860 (No name) 360BS (BN-L)
#359 - 24 April 45 in B-17G 42-38682 (No name) 360BS (BN-K)
#360 - 15 April 45 in B-17G 42-97546 Idaliza 360BS (BN-E)
#361 - 16 April 45 in B-17G 43-38532 Judy Ann 360BS (BN-G)
#363 - 20 April 45 in B-17G 43-38532 Judy Ann 360BS (BN-G)
#364 - 25 April 45 in B-17G 43-38532 Judy Ann 360BS (BN-G)

Crew Notes:

  1. 2Lt Jack McGuffin (P). Flew his first mission (#357) as CoPilot with an Instructor Pilot, 1stLt Arthur E. Johnson who was on his 33rd mission
  2. 2Lt James C. Van Beek (CP). Flew his first mission (#357) as CoPilot with the Charles A. Austin Crew in B-17G #43-38432 Judy Ann
  3. Sgt Raymond J. Martens (E) - Flew four missions. Did not fly on missions #358, 359 & 360. Substitute Engineer was T/Sgt James M. Lemon, Jr. on his 33rd, 34th & 35th missions who was assigned to 360th BS Lt John M. Armfield Crew on 1 December 1944
  4. Cpl Jack M. Thomas (WG) - Deleted from crew (crew size changed from 9 to 8 eliminating Waist Gunner). Flew three missions (#360,361 & 363) as a Radio Counter Measure (RCM) Operator with other crews.
(*) Other crewmen flew all of their seven missions with the Lt Jack McGuffin, Jr. Crew

[photo courtesy of Jack McGuffin, Jr.]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]