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Aircraft: 48849

PARD after Lt Ellis landing accident 

NAMES: PARD



PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 351 EP-J

NOTES

PARD

HISTORY

1945-01-16   Accepted into inventory
1945-01-15  Cheyenne
1945-02-09  Hunter
1945-02-23  Grenier
1945-02-25  Assigned to UK
1945-08-30  Salvaged
1945-10-11   Salvaged
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
1945-10-11  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

    This Pard accident happened after VE Day when Ellis {P} & Kreamer {CP} tried to land the AC on a short fighter strip at Duxford just north of London and overshot the runway and crashed the plane into trees. Kreamer told me that the AF seriously threatened them for a long time about having to pay the damage . Finally the demand just went away, he said. This landing was just a  first stop of a personal trip to pickup up friends later at a second base. No one was hurt in the landing..  Russ Kendig {TG] has many originals of this crash....Joe Urice 	

PHOTOS:

 44-8849 EP-J. (100th Photo Archives) 

PARD after Lt Ellis Landing Accident 

PARD after Landing accident with Lt Ellis. 

PARD after landing accident with Lt Ellis Crew. Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

"Pard" - #48849 (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)

"Pard" after landing accident (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)

 Take Mid-1945 in front of a plane that happened to be available.J. L. Evans Crew (left to right)
Standing: Robert Fenton (NAV), A. J. Eilers (Radar - see notes), J. L. Evans (P),Jack Stoffregen (CP), John Garvan (BOM)
Kneeling: Marion Van Cleve (TTE), Delford Johnson (ROG), John Wasson (TG)
Robert Ross (WG), Francis Rodney Bernard (BTG)

Notes 1-4 courtesy of Joe Urice (4 Apr 2006)
(1) "The PARD aircraft just happened to be conveniently available when they decided to take the picture"
(2) "Eilers - This man was probably a radar operator who flew with the crew on approximately two missions at the end of their missions" (see mission list below)
(3) In an undated letter from Harry Cruver to Joe Urice: "This [unknown] is probably 1st Lt. [M.] Eilers.
(4)"Also see Cruver's blackboard picture of a 351st crew availability list that shows Eilers as BTG. That is the same way Wofford's radar man was shown on the list that day."
(5) Eilers identified as A. J. Eilers by Michael Faley 4 Apr 2006. 

PARD after landing accident with Lt Ellis Crew. Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

PARD after landing accident with Lt Ellis Crew. Photo courtesy of Katy Souther, granddaughter of Keevin Moriarty, ROG on Lt Ellis Crew. 

Chad Chesnut and Frederick Randleman (from the collection of Keevin Moriarty)