CREW LIST FOR THE RESCUE
OF THE REMAINDER OF
GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR'S STAFF
FROM THE PHILIPPINES IN MARCH 1942

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On 18 March 1942, another B-17 Flying Fortress, #41-2408, piloted by 1st Lt. Harold N. Chaffin took off from Batchelor airfield loaded with more emergency supplies. They landed at Del Monte and took on board the remainder of General MacArthur's staff along with a number of valuable records.

B-17 Flying Fortress #41-2408

1st Lt.  Harold N. Chaffin 0-22467 Pilot
Capt. Jack Adams 0-22338 Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Hubert S. Mobley 0-441131 Navigator
T/Sgt. Russell E. Mackey 6529581 Engineer
Sgt. Elwyn O. Ranier 6566980 Asst. Engineer
Sgt.  Irving W. McMichael 6570398 Radio Operator
Pvt. 1cl. Edwin Rhodes 6576525 Asst. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Nicholas V. Stasnuk 6557652 Gunner

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

General Orders No. 37, Melbourne, Vic, April 5, 1942
Announcement of Awards of Distinguished Flying Cross

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