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Crew PILOT: William D.  DeSANDERS

Lt William DeSanders Crew (courtesy of Rudden Family)

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT William D. DeSANDERS P CPT
2 LT William J. STYLES CP POW
3 LT Calvin H. DEFEVRE NAV KIA
4 LT William E. GRIFFITH BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Lester I. BERG TTE KIA
6 T/SGT George L. RUDDEN ROG CPT
7 S/SGT Norman C. EDDY BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Charles J. MAYVILLE WG KIA
9 S/SGT Maynard T. PARSONS WG POW
10 S/SGT Robert D. LEPPER TG POW

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT William D. DeSANDERS P CPT
2 CAPT Richard A. CAREY P/COM POW

PHOTOS:

Part of DeSanders Crew at Wendover

(Note:  this log is not edited in any way and reflects the observations and feeling of Capt. Bill DeSanders.  You would find it matter of fact, critical and scary all at the same time.  An early glimpse into the original crews of the 350th BS.  Part I deals with arriving in England and first missions.  Great story for mission on June, 28, 1943.   Want to thank Linda Styles Berkery for sharing this.  Capt. William DeSanders mission diary.  

(Note:  this log is not edited in any way and reflects the observations and feeling of Capt. Bill DeSanders.  You would find it matter of fact, critical and scary all at the same time.  An early glimpse into the original crews of the 350th BS.  in this part, Capt DeSanders original crew is shot down.    Want to thank Linda Styles Berkery for sharing this.  Capt. William DeSanders mission diary.

L-R: Maynard Parsons, Charles Mayville, George Rudden and Carrol Haarup (ROG-Helstrom Crew);  (original photos courtesy of Mr. Parsons' daughter Judy Moore).

Believe this is Charles Mayville, George Rudden and Carol Haarup . Photo from collection of Maynard Parsons courtesy of Mr. Parsons' daughter, Judy Moore).

Photo of Practice flight in States.  From S/Sgt Maynard Parsons (Original photos courtesy of Mr. Parsons' daughter, Judy Moore).