Heard Crew – Assigned 752nd Squadron – April 18, 1945

Crew Photo Needed

Arrived too late for combat – No Combat Missions

RankNameSerial #Crew PositionDateStatusComments
2LtRobert J Heard, Jr0833115Pilot18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
2LtDennis F Haley02071159Co-pilot18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
2LtHarry I Sedwick, Jr02074822Navigator18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
2LtJames C Perrin, Jr0788078Bombardier17-May-45NCMTransferred to 753rd Sqdn
CplMerle M Collins39186775Radio Operator18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
CplFrank E Wise37055327Flight Engineer18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
CplAlbert M Atkinson36468023Aerial Gunner18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
CplRichard G Butler35216477Armorer-Gunner18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
CplDominick J Curro12032747Aerial Gunner18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD
CplWilliam L Eckert, Jr33479518Aerial Gunner18-Apr-45NCMAssigned from 70th RD

Assigned to the 752nd Squadron at the end of the air war in Europe, there is virtually no information on the Heard crew in the 458th records.  Having arrived in the ETO only seven days prior to the Eighth Air Force’s cessation of bombing operations, they are not listed as flying any missions as a crew.  There were a number of men in this same circumstance, ten full crews having arrived at the 458th on April 18th and 20th.  It is not known if the Heard crew or any of the other late arrivals flew over the Continent at all during their brief tour of duty with the 458th.  On May 17, 1945, bombardier Harry I. Sedwick was transferred to the 753rd Squadron.

It is very possible that this crew was assigned to ferry a Liberator back to the United States.  See Ferry Crews.