461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

764th Crews 765th Crews 766th Crews 767th Crews

 Aldredge - #67 Alkire  Arents - #64-1  Austin - 4/16-4  Ballinger - #4/16-7  Bogner - #9648  Bowyer - #79-0  Boyer - #77-1  Bush - #61  Cameron - #79-2  Capalbo  Card - #70-3  Clarke - #73R  Connor - #2/11  Crinkley - #6233  Crume - #62-1  Delana - #72-2  Diggs - #71  Fisher - #78  Frazier - #8/31  Galvan - #78-2  George - #61-2  Hailey - #79  Hamer - #5/7-4  Hansen - #12/12  Harrison - #81R  Heald - #71  Herbert - #70-2  Hettinger - #1/19  Horn - #66-1  Huchzermeier - #7831  Huggard - #75  Hutton - #4/16-5  Jones - #68R  Kane - #63-1  Krahn - #77  Kuestersteffen - #83-?  Lang - #12/2  Langley - #82-  Luebke - #7/27  Maroney - #73  McGinnis - #109  Mertz - #65R  Miller - #74R  Millikin - #72-1  Moore - #4276  Morgan - #78  Muller - #77-0  Nelson - #76  Newton - #7/23  Olson - #7/27-2  Phillips - #76R  Podwolsky - #63-2  Rawchuck - #69-1  Riley - #68  Rosecrans - #7/271  Roswurm - #70-1  Rush - #75-1  Ryan - #71R  Schultz - #73  Silvis - #4/8  Steinberg - #2/7  Stockton - #71-1  Strong - #64  Swinehart - #61-1  Torres - #65  Trohman - #74  Trommershausser  Vogel - #12/2-1  Walsh - #76-1  Walters - #63  Warren - #69  Wiley - #12/17  Willing - #61-  Woodard - #60  Wright - #72  Yauger - #78-3  Zumsteg - #62

Rosencrans - #7/271

MACR #8766

Rosencrans, Gordon W., Jr., Pilot

Windham, Samuel H., Co-Pilot

Jaros, Arthur C. Jr., Navigator

Besser, Victor H., Bombardier

Anthony, John D., Gunner

Haynes, Harry L., Gunner

Houck, Roy V., Engineer/Gunner

Martin, Winfield D., Gunner

McCullough, Howard E., Gunner

Whisenant, Jesse M., Radio Operator/Gunner

I received the following Individual Flight Record for Victor H. Besser from his daughter, Jo Ann Pfaff.  Although not all of the crew necessarily flew the same missions, this should be pretty close.

Date Destination Flight Time
7-16-44 Wiener Neudorf Aircraft Engine Factory, Austria 7:35
7-18-44 Manzell Dornierwerke Aircraft Components Factory near Friedrichshafen, Germany 5:10
7-21-44 Brux Synthetic Oil Refinery, Czechoslovakia 7:10
7-22-44 Romana Americana Oil Refinery, Ploesti, Roumania 6:55
7-23-44 Troop Concentrations at Pljevlja, Prejepolje, Sjenica, and Andrijevica, Yugoslavia 5:40
7-24-44   3:10
7-29-44   3:10
7-31-44 Bucharest, Prahova Oil Refinery, Roumania 7:20
8-2-44 Avignon Railroad Bridge, France 7:50
8-6-44   3:15
8-7-44 Blechhammer South Oil Refinery, Germany 7:50
8-9-44 Almasfuzito Oil Refinery, Hungary 7:05
8-10-44

 

2:10
8-12-44   1:10
8-13-44 Genoa Gun Positions, Italy 6:30
8-14-44 Genoa Gun Positions near Frejus, France 5:50
8-16-44   1:40
8-17-44 Ploesti Romana Americana Oil Refinery, Roumania 8:15
8-18-44 Alibunar Airdrome, Yugoslavia 5:30
8-19-44   2:30
8-21-44   3:00
8-23-44 Markersdorf Airdrome, St. Polten, Austria 7:00