(N) Lt. John Bevan / (B) Sgt. Marlon K. Smith / (E) T/Sgt. Henry J. Snipers / (G) Sgt. James W. Miller / (G) Sgt. Lionel G. Young
(N) Lt. E. T. Tisonyai / (B) T/Sgt. Luther D. Word / (E) S/Sgt. Kenneth W. Gatewood / (G) Sgt. Jimmy D. Morris / (G) Cpl. Stephen L. Taylor
* It must be noted that M/Sgt. Firman S. Adams is listed as Line Chief & flew to Del Monte on this aircraft. It has been indicated to me by George F. Moon, Crew Chief with the HQ, 89th & 13th Squadrons, that M/Sgt. Adams forced his way onto this flight and that it created a resentment between Gatewood & Adams which was related to Sgt. Moon by S/Sgt. Gatewood.
Started on Philippines Mission from Charters Towers. Upon arrival at RAAF Station Darwin a bad cut cut was discovered on one of the main tires. With no immediate replacement available a decision was made to abort this aircraft from mission. Page 300 Operation Plum
B-17E 41-2447 ( San Antonio Rose II )
Destroyed on ground at Del Monte #1 April 12, 1942
(N) Lt. Harold E. Snider - (B) Lt. Earl Sheggrud - (R) S/Sgt. Kenneth A. Gradle - (AR) PFC Clyde L. Horn - (E) S/Sgt. John C. Haddon
(AE) PFC Herbert M. Wheatley ( Tail Gunner ) - (G) Sgt. Edward Van Every
(P) Capt. David G. Rawls
(N) Lt. Robert T. Jones - (B) Unknown - (R) Unknown - (AR) Unknown - (E) Sgt. Robert J. Dunn, Jr. - (AE) Sgt. Robert K. Palmer - (G) Unknown
Passenger - ( Del Monte to Batchelor Field ) Capt. Frank P. Bostrom
(P) Capt. Edward C. Teats
(CP) Lt. "Ted" Greene
(N) Lt. Walter E. Seamon - (B) Lt. Stone - (R) Unknown - (AR) Unknown - (E) Sgt. Hopkins (?) - (AE) Unknown - (G) Unknown
Passengers - ( Del Monte to Batchelor Field )
Col. Charles A. Backes - Lt. Col. Arthur S. Fischer - Lt. John D. Bulkely - Lt. Harold E. Snider - Lt. Earl Sheggrud - 1st Lt. Howard W. Brown - Lt. P.S. Miller - Pvt. Johnson
Images in this section are from the National Museum of the Air Force unless otherwise noted.
This page is made possible by the efforts of Gus Breymann, Larry Stephenson ( Operation Plum ) & Edward Rogers. Thank you so much. Also, many thanks to Doug Ruegg who scanned numerous photos from the Robert G. Ruegg copy of the 27th Reports. Thanks also to Neal Patnaude for his photos from the Frank Patnaude Collection.