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Frederick L. Breyer, Pilot
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2Lt Frederick L. Breyer (P)         Sgt William J. Jarmolinski (R)

FREDERICK L. BREYER CREW - 427th BS
(Assigned 427BS: 01 April 1945)

Original Frederick L. Breyer Crew:
2Lt Frederick L. Breyer (P), 2Lt Melvin Schwartz (CP), 2Lt Jack C. Baldwin (N),

Sgt Seymour B. Knauer (TOG), Sgt Lester C. Holt (E), Sgt William J. Jarmolinski (R),
Cpl John V. Bohac (BTG), Cpl George Jessop, Jr. (WG), Cpl Glenn E. Harris (TG)

Seven missions flown by the Breyer Crew:
357 (01 Apr 1945), 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363 (20 April 1945)
For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Three B-17Gs flown by the 2Lt Frederick L. Breyer Crew on their seven combat missions:

  • 44-8692 Sweet Tillie aka Little Tillie (427BS) GN-A - Missions 357, 358, 359, 361, 362
    see the Nose Art here
  • 44-6824 (No name) (427BS) GN-G - Mission 360
  • 43-38682 (No name) (359BS) BN-K - Mission 363

Crew Notes:

  • 2Lt Frederick L. Breyer (P) - Flew his first two missions with a combat orientation CoPilot, F/O John E. Roche. Other missions as crew Pilot.
  • 2Lt Melvin Schwartz (CP) - Did not fly on two Lt Breyer Crew missions (357 & 358). Flew on one mission (358) as coPilot with the 2Lt William A. Denison Crew. Other four Lt Breyer crew missions flown as the crew CoPilot.
  • Cpl George Jessop (WG) - Flew no missions with the 427th BS or 303rd BG(H). Waist Gunners were not used on any of the Lt Breyer crew missions
  • Other crewmen - Flew on all seven of the Lt Breyer crew missions.

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]