farson Crew

Photos courtesy of Mr. Ken Ocker, 
Additional information from Mr. Myles Farson, Mrs. Clarence Shelton
and Jean Pendexter.

 
   
N/A training
N/A Transit station
N/A In Transit
03/44 - 09/44 709th Squadron, Rattlesden, UK
Missions flown: 35 in 99 days
Assigned Aircraft: 42-97624 "Devil's Mate II" (11 missions)
   

Left to right, Standing:
Sgt Dale J Kelly, LWG 
Lt. Gumpert, B (repl) 
Lt. John R. O'Green, N
Lt. Myles W. Farson, P
Lt. Loyal A. Willis, CP
Sgt David O. Monroe Sr, RWG

Kneeling:
Sgt Charles F. Smith, ENG
Sgt Wesley R McDaniel, TG
William L. Sturgeon, Ground crew
Arthur Kuhnz, Ground Crew
Clarence E. Shelton, Ground Crew
Sgt Isaac H. Tarver, BTG
Sgt Doyle F. Scott, ROG

Photo date unknown
(44 missions completed for 42-97624)

Original flight jacket of
Sgt. David Monroe Sr.

Mr. Farson reports he and Scott flew 35, Willis flew 34, O'Green 33, and the rest of the crew completed 31-32 each. 

 

No. Date Target Aircraft Comments
68 05/23/44 TROYES 42-39886  
69 05/24/44 BERLIN N/A Abort due to engine failure, returned to base; 
credited with mission
70 05/25/44 BRUSSELS 44-6003  
72 05/28/44 KONISBURG 42-97801  
73 05/29/44 LEIPZIG 42-31225 (Scheherazade)  
74 05/30/44 ST. POL SIRACOURT 42-97801  
75 05/31/44 HAMM M/Y 42-31154  
79 06/02/44 CONCHES A/F 42-31128  
81 06/04/44 LE TOUQUET xx-xx615  
82 06/06/44 D-DAY TARGETS NORTH FRANCE 44-6003  
90 06/15/44 MISBURG 42-97624 (Devil's Mate II)  
91 06/18/44 MISBURG 42-97624 *  
93 06/20/44 FALLERSLABEN KONINGSBORN 42-97624 *  
94 06/21/44 BERLIN 42-97624 *  
95 06/22/44 NUCOURT 42-97624 *  
96 06/23/44 ST. QUENTIN 44-6027  
99 06/25/44 AREA #1 "ZEBRA" 42-97624 *  
100 06/28/44 DENIAN-PROUVY 42-97836 (Bugs Bunny Jr)  
104 07/07/44 MERSEBURG 42-97624 * Carried leaflets
105 07/08/44 ST. ANDRE DE L'EURE / NOGENT M/Y 42-97976 (Louie the Creep)  
106 07/11/44 MUNICH 42-97976 (Louie the Creep)  
107 07/12/44 MUNICH 42-97624 *  
109 07/14/44 AREA 10, CADILLAC 44-6003  
110 07/16/44 STUTTGART 42-97624 *  
112 07/19/44 EBELSBACH 42-97624 *  
113 07/20/44 MERSEBURG 42-31185  
115 07/24/44 ST. LO AREA 43-37667  
116 07/25/44 ST. LO AREA 43-37667  
125 08/11/44 BELFORT M/V 42-107220  
127 08/14/44 MANNHEIM 42-97624 *  
128 08/15/44 HANDORF A/F 42-97538 (Dallas Dottie)