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Mitchell T. Arcy, Pilot
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(Assigned 427BS: 04 April 1945)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Mitchell T. Arcy (P), 2Lt Peter Schaafsma (CP),
2Lt William A. Wyatt (N), 2Lt Robert D. Harman (B)

(Front L-R) S/Sgt Theodore E. Knutson (R), T/Sgt Robert H. Alasky (TG),
S/Sgt Edward G. Berzanski (E), Sgt Harvey K. Swires (BTG), S/Sgt Emil E. Detlefsen (Tog)

Six missions flown by the Arcy Crew:
358 (11 Apr 1945), 359, 360, 361, 362 & 363 (20 April 1945)

Crew Notes:

  • 2Lt Mitchell T. Arcy (P) - Flew two missions as Pilot with crew orientation CoPilots (358 & 359). Other four missions as Crew Pilot
  • 2Lt Peter Schaafsma (CP) - Flew as CoPilot with other pilots on two missions (358 & 359). Other four missions as CoPilot with the Lt Arcy crew.
  • 2Lt Robert D. Harman (B) - Flew two missions as the Lt Arcy crew Bombardier (358 & 359) and no other 303rd BG(H) missions. Togglier's used on four missions (360, 361, 362 & 363)
  • Sgt Emil E. Detlefsen (TOG) - Flew on three missions (361, 362, 363) as the Lt Arcy Crew Togglier. Sgt Dale A. Anderson was Togglier on one mission (360).
  • 2Lt William A. Wyatt (N), Cpl Edward G. Berzanski (E), Cpl Theodore E. Knutson (R), Cpl Harvey K. Swires (BTG) and T/Sgt Robert H. Alasky (TG) - Flew on all six of the Lt Arcy Crew missions.
  • Crew did not have a Waist Gunner on any of their combat missions.

[Photo courtesy of Emil E. Detlefsen - Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]