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Crew PILOT: Merlin N.  LARSEN

The Merlin N. Larsen Crew
with B-17G 46505 LN-V
"Hard Luck"
Standing L to R: Arthur V. Williams, Archie A. Brock, Merlin N. Larsen, Trent J. Parker, Edmund C. Settle,
three unknown ground crew, including Crew Chief Zip Meyers.
Kneeling L to R: Robert L. Tyler, Allison M. Balfour, John P. O'Connor, Jack Torogian

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Merlin N. LARSEN P FEH
2 LT Arthur V. WILLIAMS CP FEH
3 LT Archie A. BROCK NAV FEH
4 LT Edmund C. SETTLE BOM FEH
5 T/SGT John P. O'CONNOR TTE FEH
6 T/SGT Jack TOROGIAN ROG FEH
7 S/SGT Allison M. BELFOUR BTG FEH
8 S/SGT Robert L. TYER WG FEH
9 S/SGT Trent J. PARKER TG FEH

PHOTOS:

 Merlin N. Larsen Crew. Standing L to R: Waist Gunner Robert L. Tyler, Co-Pilot Arthur V. Williams, Navigator Archie A. Brock, Pilot Merlin N. Larsen, Tail Gunner Trent J. Parker, Bombardier Edmund C. Settle, and three men of the ground crew, including Crew Chief Zip Meyers. Kneeling L to R: Ball Turret Gunner Allison M. Balfour, Top Turret Engineer John P. O'Connor, and Radio Operator Gunner Jack Torogian. Larsen Crew Information 

 Stationery page from the collection of Merlin N. Larsen. 

 Poignant Mission Log Introduction by John P. O'Connor. 

 Page one of the mission list of the Merlin N. Larsen crew. 

 Page two of the mission list of the Merlin N. Larsen crew. 

 Mission 01, March 3, 1945 BRUNSWICK

 Mission 02, March 4, 1945 ULM 

 Mission 03, March 9, 1945. FRANKFURT on the MAIN 

 Mission 04, March 10, 1944. DORTMUND

 Mission 05, March 11, 1945, HAMBURG

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 05. 

 Mission 06, March 14, 1945 HANOVER

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 06. 

 Mission 07, March 17, 1945, PLAUEN and newspaper clipping. 

 Mission 08, March 22, 1945. ALHORN

 Newspaper headline for Mission 08. 

 Newspaper write-up of Mission 08. 

 Mission 09, March 23, 1945. UNNA

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 09 

 Mission 10, March 24, 1945. STEENWIJK

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 10. 

 Mission 11, March 24, 1945. ZIEGENHAIN, AIRFIELD

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 11. 

 Mission 12, March 28, 1945. HANOVER

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 12. 

 Mission 13, March 31, 1945. BAD BERKA

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 13. 

 Mission 14, April 4, 1945. KIEL

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 14. 

 Mission 15, April 5, 1945. NURNBURG

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 15. 

 Mission 16, April 9, 1945. MUNICH

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 16. MUNICH

 Mission 17, April 10, 1945. BURG-bei-MAGDEBURG, AF

 Newspaper photo for Mission 17. The aircraft is from the 91st Bomb Group. 

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 17. 

 Mission 18, April 11, 1945. LANDSHUT

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 18. LANDSHUT 

 Mission 19, April 14, 1945, ROYAN and newspaper write-up. 

 Mission 20, April 16, 1945. ROYAN 

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 20. Note the momentous headline! 

 Mission 21, April 18, 1945. STRAUBING

 Newspaper write-up for Mission 21. STRAUBING

 Mission totals for Merlin Larsen crew. Merlin N. Larsen crew information.