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In Amerika werd de crew piloot Leonard J Gaik samengesteld. Op dat tijdstip in WO2 bestand een B-17-crew nog uit 10 personen, te weten een piloot, co-piloot, navigator, bombardier, engineer, radio operator, ball turret, tail gunner EN 2 waist gunners. Dus ook de crew van piloot Gaik bestond uit 10 personen.

Na de trainingsvluchten vanaf Framlingham/Parham Airbase besloot de Army om de 2e waist gunner te schrappen.

In het volgende schema is als een samenvatting te zien wie welke positie innam gedurende welke missie.

crewpictures 8 1st crew without Glaman

Eerste crew Gaik (in Amerika)

achterste rij v.l.n.r.: Eckerle, Degnan, Sewell, Prangl, Hoffstetter                               voorste rij v.l.n.r.: Gaik, Carroll, Flanigan, Cohen

Ontbreekt op deze foto Robert Glaman (misschien de fotograaf van deze foto??)

USA #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Degnan Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen
Radio Operator Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner

 

Prangl

Eckerle

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

 

#7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen
Radio Operator Klutts Gutov Murphy Von Bergen Crisp Magriso Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl

 

#14 #15 #16 #17 #18A #18 #19
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Hamlin Freund ??? Cahill Weldon
Radio Operator Evanovich Evanovich Evanovich Evanovich ??? Evanovich Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl

 

#20 #21
Pilot Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Weldon Weldon
Radio Operator Evanovich Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl

us

In the US a crew was formed around pilot Leonard J Gaik. At that time of the WWII a B-17-crew consisted of 10 persons, pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier, engineer, radio operator, ball turreet, tail gunner AND 2 waist gunners. So did the Gaik crew consisted of 10 men.

After the training flights of crew # 30 Gaik from Framlingham/Parham Airbase the Army decided to reduce the crew to 9 members and cancel the position of the 2nd waist gunner.

In the following overview you can find who was in which position during what flight.

crewpictures 8 1st crew without Glaman First Crew Gaik (in the USA)

Back row, from left to right: Eckerle, Degnan, Sewell, Prangl, Hoffstetter                       First row, from left to right: Gaik, Carroll, Flanigan, Cohen

Missing on this picture: Robert Glaman (maybe the photographer of this picture??)

USA #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Degnan Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen
Radio Operator Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner

 

Prangl

Eckerle

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

Prangl

 

 

#7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen Cohen
Radio Operator Klutts Gutov Murphy Von Bergen Crisp Magriso Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl

 

#14 #15 #16 #17 #18A #18 #19
Pilot Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Cohen Cohen Hamlin Freund ??? Cahill Weldon
Radio Operator Evanovich Evanovich Evanovich Evanovich ??? Evanovich Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hoffstetter Hofstetter Hofstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl Prangl

 

#20 #21
Pilot Gaik Gaik
Co-pilot Carroll Carroll
Engineer Eckerle Eckerle
Navigator Flanigan Flanigan
Bombardier Weldon Weldon
Radio Operator Evanovich Evanovich
Ball Turret Hoffstetter Hoffstetter
Tail Gunner Glaman Glaman
Waist Gunner Prangl Prangl

 

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