Crew PILOT: Everett E.  BLAKELY

The Everett E. Blakely crew. Standing from left, William McClelland, Harry H. Crosby, Charles A. Via, Jr., Everett E. Blakely, James R. Douglas, Kneeling, Lester W. Saunders, Monroe R. Thornton, Edward S. Yevich, Lyle E. Nord, and Edmund G. Forkner. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

CR: 99904

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 MAJ Everett E. BLAKELY P CPT
2 LT Charles A. VIA CP SWA
3 CAPT Joseph H. PAYNE NAV KIA
4 CAPT James R. DOUGLASS BOM CPT
5 T/SGT Monroe B. THORNTON TTE CPT
6 T/SGT Edmund G. FORKNER ROG CPT
7 S/SGT William MCCLELLAND BTG WIA
8 T/SGT Howard J. BROCK WG POW
9 S/SGT Lester W. SAUNDERS WG KIA
10 S/SGT Edward S. YEVICH WG WIA
11 S/SGT Lyle E. NORD TG KIA
12 S/SGT John L. OLSON TG XFR

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 MAJ Everett E. BLAKELY P CPT
2 MAJ Harry H. CROSBY NAV CPT

PHOTOS:

Ev Blakley's "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" at Ludham after the 8 Oct 43 Bremen Mission. "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" is one of the better known planes in 100TH lore, she is remembered for bringing this crew back from Bremen on 8 OCT 43. With the A/C basle damaged, Ev Blakely and John Kidd, Group Ops Officer, who led the mission from the Co-Pilots seat, landed "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" in a field at Ludham. Damage to the hydraulic system rendered the brakes inoperative and "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" collided with a large tree. Impact was between the #1 and #2 engine.    (100th Photo Archives)

Everett E. Blakely crew. Standing from left; Lyle Nord, Charles Via, Everett Blakely, Joseph " Bubbles" Payne,Howard Broch Kneeling; Lester Saunders, Edward Yevich and Edmund Forkner. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)

The Everett E. Blakely crew. Standing from left, William McClelland, Harry H. Crosby, Charles A. Via, Jr., Everett E. Blakely, James R. Douglas, Kneeling, Lester W. Saunders, Monroe R. Thornton, Edward S. Yevich, Lyle E. Nord, and Edmund G. Forkner. Detailed Information (from the collection of Edmund Forkner)

Ev Blakely Crew in North Africa after Aug 17, 1943 Regensburg Mission with Just-a-Snappin. 
Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe .

Some of Ev Blakely Crew in North Africa Aug 17, 1943.  Sitting in front of Lt Robert Wolff’s aircraft "Wolff Pack" which was previously Capt Blakely's A/C  
Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe .

Back Row: Payne, Via, Douglass, Blakely; Front Row: Saunders, Niedermeyer, Nord, Forkner (from the collection of Edmund Forkner)