LT. JOSEPH "RUNT" HELBERT
AND B-25 "RUNT'S ROOST"
 #41-29727
90TH BOMB SQUADRON, 3RD BOMB GROUP

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Photo: via Ted Lye

Lt. Joseph Helbert, AKA “Runt” who flew the “Runts Roost” #41-29727 with the 90th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group

 


Photo:- via Tom Lye

Lt. Joe "Runt" Helbert

 


Photo: via Ted Lye

"Runt's Roost", the aircraft of Lt. Joseph Helbert, AKA “Runt”
Can anyone help me with more information on Lt. Helbert or "Runts Roost"?

 

Lt. Joseph Helbert, AKA “Runt”  flew many different numbered aircraft. Later in his time with the 90th Bomb Squadron he continually flew aircraft #727.

 


Photo:- via Tom Lye

"Runt's Roost" and some of her crew
L to R:- Lt. Joseph Helbert, F/O Ladd, unknown, unknown

 


Photo:- via Tom Lye

Crew of "Runt's Roost: - L to R:- Lt. Joseph Helbert, F/O Ladd, unknown, unknown

The crew of "Runt's Roost" #41-29727 consisted of:-

Pilot – Lt. Helbert
Co-pilot - F/O Ladd
Gunner S/Sgt Epperson
Radio Operator Sgt Piper
Engineer T/Sgt Mack H. Nealy (#7002630)
A.E. S/Sgt Rush (What does A.E. stand for?)

 


Photo:- Lloyd Lavery

On 23 January 2015, I received a message from Lloyd Lavery saying
that he had found the above item on his property which appears
to be a dog tag belonging to T/Sgt Mack H. Nealy (#7002630)

 


Photo:- via Tom Lye

Crew Details for "Runt's Roost"

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Lloyd Lavery, Thomas Lye and Ted Lye for their assistance with this web page.

 

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