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Samuel L. Tyler, Pilot
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SAMUEL L. TYLER CREW - 360th BS
(Assigned 360BS: 04 February 1945)

2Lt Samuel L. Tyler (P)(1), 2Lt Burwell J. Hamm (CP)(2),
F/O James M. Rinish (N)(3), 2Lt Raymond A. Bachhuber (B)(4)

S/Sgt Richard S. Reed (E)(5), S/Sgt John K. Snell (R)(6),
Sgt Dean D. Gilmore (BTG)(7), Sgt Leroy Faulkner (WG/TOG)(8),
Sgt Robert D. Edwards (TG)(9)

Twenty-One Mission flown by Lt Tyler:
317 (15 Feb 1945), 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 326, 327, 329, 330, 332, 337, 338, 341, 344, 345, 346, 348(AS), 352, 356, (15 Apr 1945)

Crew Notes:

  1. 2Lt Samuel L. Tyler (P) - First two missions flew as CoPilot with his crew and an experienced Pilot (317 & 318). Two missions (flew as a PFF Lead Crew CoPilot with other crews (346 & 348). Seventeen other missions as Crew Pilot including two as a PFF Lead Crew Pilot (352 & 356).
  2. 2Lt Burwell J. Hamm (CP) - Did not fly on mission 317 & 322. Thirteen missions flown as CoPilot with Lt Tyler's crew (319, 320, 321, 326, 327, 329, 330, 332, 337, 338, 341, 345, 356). Three missions as CoPilot with Lt Emerson H. Shields (318, 328, 340). Three Missions with other Pilots (342, 344, 352). Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 12 April 1945. Two missions flown as 1st Pilot with other crews (360, 361).
  3. F/O James M. Rinish (N) - Fifteen missions (317 through 341 & 345) flown with the Tyler Crew. Five missions with other Pilots (349, 351, 353, 359, 363).
  4. 2Lt Raymond M. Bachhuber (B) - Twelve missions with the Tyler Crew (317 through 330 & 345). Three missions with other Pilots (330A, 341, 349)
  5. S/Sgt Richard S. Reed (E) - Nineteen missions with the Tyler Crew (317 through 341, 345, 346, 356, 360)
  6. S/Sgt John K. Snell (R) - Sixteen missions with the Tyler crew (317 through 332, 338, 345, 352, 356, 360). One mission (361) with a Lead Crew.
  7. Sgt Dean D. Gilmore (BTG) - Fifteen missions with the Tyler crew (317 through 341, & 345). One mission (352) with another Pilot.
  8. Sgt Leroy Faulkner (WG/TOG) - Ten missions with the Tyler crew: Nine as Waist Gunner (317 through 320, 322, 345, 346, 352, 356); Two as Togglier (332, 341). Two missions with other Pilots (342, 364)
  9. Sgt Robert D. Edwards (TG) - Sixteen missions with the Tyler Crew (317 through 341, 345 & 360). One mission with another Pilot (356)

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]