The Merlin N. Larsen Crew
with B-17G 46505 LN-V
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
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.
Map of Thorpe Abbotts from the Merlin N. Larsen collection.