Heard Crew – Assigned 752nd Squadron – April 18, 1945
Crew Photo Needed
Arrived too late for combat – No Combat Missions
|2Lt||Robert J Heard, Jr||0833115||Pilot||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|2Lt||Dennis F Haley||02071159||Co-pilot||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|2Lt||Harry I Sedwick, Jr||02074822||Navigator||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|2Lt||James C Perrin, Jr||0788078||Bombardier||17-May-45||NCM||Transferred to 753rd Sqdn|
|Cpl||Merle M Collins||39186775||Radio Operator||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|Cpl||Frank E Wise||37055327||Flight Engineer||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|Cpl||Albert M Atkinson||36468023||Aerial Gunner||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|Cpl||Richard G Butler||35216477||Armorer-Gunner||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|Cpl||Dominick J Curro||12032747||Aerial Gunner||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned from 70th RD|
|Cpl||William L Eckert, Jr||33479518||Aerial Gunner||18-Apr-45||NCM||Assigned 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.