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The Franklin Crew


Crew Listing of B-29 Aircraft Tail Number 44-70008
52nd Sqdn., 29th BG., 314th Wing, 20th AF., N. Field, Guam, 1944/1945

Number on Plane: 0-50
Original Name on Plane: Ruthless Ruthie
Any Other Name on Plane: ?
City Name on Plane: "City of Seattle"
Date of Plane Arrival on Guam: Feb 1945
MACR: #14604
Accident Report:
> Air Crew < > Original Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
AC  Cpt  Joseph W Franklin  (KIA) 06/05/45 0-737402   
1Lt  Paul H Stuart  (KIA) 06/05/45 0778606   
RO  FO  Frank A Urso  (KIA) 06/05/45 T-124476   
1Lt  Stephen F Wenczel  (KIA) 06/05/45 02065451   
1Lt  Ralph J Massaro  (KIA) 06/05/45 02060556   
FE  SSgt  Bryan McKown, Jr.  (KIA) 06/05/45 35532388   
FE  SSgt  John R Vincent  (KIA) 06/21/45 38440720   
CFC  Sgt  Robert I Ellis  (KIA) 06/05/45 33703780   
LG  SSgt  Henry F Pleasants, Jr.  (KIA) 06/05/45 34890020   
RG  SSgt  George C Peare  (KIA) 08/15/45 42012343   
TG  Sgt  Lavone L Nix  (KIA) 06/05/45 34892373   
Number of Combat Missions Completed with this crew: 1

> Passengers <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS Missions
No Passengers

> Ground Crew <
POS Rank Name Status Serial # MOS
CC  MSgt  Robert Dressendorfer    16016449   
No Ground Crew Members entered
Status As of Date Shown: (C) Living; (D) Deceased; (U) Unknown; (KIA) Killed in Action; (KIT) Killed in Training


Plane lost on Mission to Kobe, Hit by FLAK - Plane crashed, some parachutes seen.


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