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Crew PILOT: James C.  ADAIR

James C. Adair Crew (left to right)
Ben Goddard (NAV), Conley Culpepper (TTE), Mike Dalgarn (TG), Barney Meley (ROG), Jim Hendrix (BTG), Jim Horny (WG), Elmer Wesala (CP), James Adair (P), Milton Brucker (BOM) Standing in front of Little Sweetheart 48532

Lt James Adair Crew photo (photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Lt James Adair Crew Stateside. Photo Courtesy of Chip Culpepper. 

The Lt. Adair crew pictured in front of B-17G 'The Little Sweetheart' serial 44-48532 of 349th BS - 100th BG, Thorpe Abbots, England. 

The crew (L-R standing)  Mike Dalgarn (TG), Conley Culpepper (TTE), Jim Hendrix (BTG), James Adair (P), Elmer Wesala (CP), and Barney Meley (ROG); (kneeling L-R): Goddard (Nav), Jim Horny, and Milton Brucker (Bom).

Credit: The Culpepper Family Archive - All rights reserved.

Image repair, restoration and colourisation - Nathan Howland  @HowdiColour.

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT James C. ADAIR P CPT
2 LT Elmer G. WESALA CP CPT
3 LT Benjamin J. GODDARD NAV CPT
4 LT Milton J. BRUCKER BOM CPT
5 T/SGT Conley E. CULPEPPER TTE CPT
6 CPL Dewitt P. MELEY ROG CPT
7 S/SGT James E. HENDRIX BTG CPT
8 S/SGT Glenn J. BABCOCK WG NOC
9 S/SGT James H. HORNY WG CPT
10 S/SGT David M. DALGARN TG CPT

PHOTOS:

Little Rock Reunion with Conley Culpepper, James Adair and Milton Brucker. (courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of T/Sgt "Chip" Culpepper TTE on Lt Adair Crew. (photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

[Adair's Crew - Version 7] (identification)
Standing (L-R, as viewed): Sgt David M. Dalgarn (TG), Sgt Conley E. Culpepper (TTE), Sgt James E. Hendrix (BTG), Lt James C. Adair (P), Lt Elmer G. Wesala (CP), Sgt DeWitt P. Meley (ROG). Kneeling (L-R): Lt Benjamin J. Goddard (NAV), Sgt James H. Horny (WG), Lt Milton J. Brucker (BOM) ( photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Lt James Adair Crew: (identification)
Dalgarn, Goddard, Culpepper, Hendrix, Horny, Meley, (Wesala, bending in background), Brucker (photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

10-man2): This is the full crew that came over with Adair shortly after landing in the UK and before reducing to 9 men for combat assignment -- my father was added shortly before they shuttled the new plane over (B-17G 43-38480). 

BACK ROW (L-R): Wesala, Goddard, Brucker, Adair, Horny. 
FRONT ROW: Glenn Babcock (WG), Hendrix, Meley, Dalgarn, Culpepper. (Dad was retained by Adair's crew. Glenn Babcock was put into a replacement pool). (Photo and info courtesy of Chip Culpepper) 

PHOTO IDs:
This is the full crew that came over with Adair shortly after landing in the UK and before reducing to 9 men for combat assignment -- my father was added shortly before they shuttled the new plane over (B-17G 43-38480). 

Seems photo likely taken by Adair, as he's absent.
BACK: Wesala, Goddard, Brucker, Hendrix, Horny, Dalgarn
FRONT: Babcock, Meley, Culpepper

Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Conley "Chip"Culpepper Mission Diary

T/Sgt Conley Culpepper TTE on Adair Crew mission diary (courtesy of Chip Culpepper) 

T/Sgt Conley Culpepper TTE on Adair Crew mission diary (courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

T/Sgt Conley Culpepper TTE on Adair Crew mission diary (courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

T/Sgt Conley Culpepper TTE on Adair Crew mission diary (courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Conley Culpepper TTE and Dewitt Meley ROG on Lt Adair Crew (Courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Ground Crew for Lt James Adair B-17, Little Sweetheard

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #1  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #2  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #3  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #4  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #5  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #6  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #7  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #8  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #9  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #10  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #11  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #12  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #13 ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #14  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #15  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #16  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #17  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #18  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #19  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #20  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #21  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #22  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #23  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #24  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #25  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #26  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #27  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #28  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #29  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #30  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #31  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Mission Diary of S/Sgt James Hendrix, #32  ( Photo courtesy of Chip Culpepper)

Transfer paperwork to be ssnt home from 3rd Air Division