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Frederick W. Sawyer, Pilot
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FREDERICK W. SAWYER - 427th BS
(Assigned 427BS: 16 November 1943)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Frederick W. Sawyer (P), 2Lt George L. Arvanites (N),
2Lt F.E. Umpress, Jr. (B), 2Lt Darwin D. Sayers (CP)

(Front) S/Sgt Lowrey A. Weed (E), S/Sgt Leo Cohen (R),
Sgt Aldo Notarmuzi (BTG), Sgt Edgar A. Wright (LWG),
Sgt Tofil P. Kotel (RWG), S/Sgt James E. LaFrenier (TG)

(crewmen are not in order)



FREDERICK W. SAWYER - 427th BS
(Assigned 427BS: 16 November 1943)

(Back) S/Sgt Lowrey A. Weed (E), S/Sgt Leo Cohen (R),
Sgt Aldo Notarmuzi (BTG), Sgt Edgar A. Wright (LWG),
Sgt Tofil P. Kotel (RWG), S/Sgt James E. LaFrenier (TG)

(Front L-R) 2Lt Frederick W. Sawyer (P), 2Lt George L. Arvanites (N),
2Lt F.E. Umpress, Jr. (B), 2Lt Darwin D. Sayers (CP)


Sgt James E. LaFrenier
Missions flown by 2Lt Frederick W. Sawyer crew:
87 (11 Dec 43), 88, 89 (Spare), 93, 97 (A), 100 (21 Jan 44)
(A) Aborted mission - no credit -- (Spare) Spare B-17 -Return to Molesworth - No credit
For mission dates and targets see the missions list.

Crew Notes:

  • 2Lt Frederick W. Sawyer (P) - Removed from combat status following mission 100 on 21 January 1944.
  • Sgt Aldo Notarmuzi (BTG) - Flew no 303rd BG(H) missions. Replaced on crew with Sgt James R. Teno (BTG).
Missions flown by crewmen:
Crewmen dispatched on all of the 2Lt Sawyer missions with the following exceptions:
CoPilot - Substitute on mission 87
Bombardier - Substitutes on missions 87, 93 & 97(A)
Radio Operator - Substitute on mission 97(A)

New Crew following mission #100 on 21 January 1944:
The Lt Sawyer crew became the Lt Grover C. Henderson crew.

[photos courtesy of Gary LaFrenier]