The Uebelhoer Crew

700th (lead) squadron

445th bomb group

Front row, L to R: Bob Sims, radio operator; Joe Skomro, engineer; John Hubicz, tail gunner; Haig Mesrobian, ball gunner; Santos Cabral, waist gunner; John Shinske, waist gunner. Back row, L to R: Web Uebelhoer, pilot; Billy Hart, copilot; Art Kugel, bombardier; Jim Fleur, radar navigator; Mervin Scheu, dead reckoning navigator; Don Whitefield, navigator.

Captain Jim Graham of the 702nd Squadron flew with this crew as Deputy Mission Commander. He would later take Major McCoy's position as 700th Squadron Commander.


plane

B-24J-5 FO  #42-51547  (Hardstand 48)  Call Letter E+ (Easy)


outcome

Returned to Tibenham


formation

Deputy Lead 


crew

RANK    NAME                                POSITION                             OUTCOME

Capt      Graham, James M                  Deputy Group Commander      Returned to Duty

Capt      Uebelhoer, Wilbur "Web" L   Pilot                                             Returned to Duty

1st Lt.     Hart, Billy B                            Co-Pilot                                       Returned to Duty

1st Lt.     Whitefield, Donald D             Navigator (Dead Reckoning)     Returned to Duty

2nd Lt.   Fluer, James P                       Navigator (Radar)                       Returned to Duty

2nd Lt.   Scheu, Mervin V                    Navigator (Pilotage)                   Returned to Duty

1st Lt.     Kugel, Arthur NMN                Bombardier                                Returned to Duty

T/Sgt     Sims, Robert L                        Radio Operator                          Returned to Duty

S/Sgt     Cabral, Santos B                    Waist Gunner                             Returned to Duty

S/Sgt     Mesrobian, Haig NMN           Waist Gunner                             Returned to Duty

S/Sgt     Shinske, John C                     Spare Gunner                            Returned to Duty

T/Sgt     Skomro, Joseph J                  Engineer/Top Turret Gunner    Returned to Duty

S/Sgt     Hubicz, John S                       Tail Gunner                                Returned to Duty


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