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Graham C. Gould, Pilot
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GRAHAM CHARLES GOULD CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 30 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 1Lt Graham Charles Gould (P), 2Lt Yale Lasker (CP),
1Lt Thomas W. Leigh, Jr. (N), 1Lt Ralph J. Reynolds (B)

(Front L-R) T/Sgt Leonard Mogck (E), S/Sgt Anthony N. "Tony" Gloria (TG),
S/Sgt Peter C. Bandy (WG), S/Sgt Val E. Thompson (BTG), T/Sgt Augustus C. "Gus" Anderson (R)


Thirty-six dispatched (35 credited) missions flown by 1Lt Graham C. Gould:
200 (8 July 1944), 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 212, 214, 216, 217, 218, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 233, 234, 241, 242, 243, 249, 251(A), 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258 (17 Oct 1944)
(A) Non-credited aborted mission -- For Mission dates, targets and Mission Reports, see Combat Missions.

Crew Notes (All crewmen flew on their 35 credited combat missions combat tour):
  • 1Lt Graham Charles Gould (P) - All of his missions flown as First Pilot. Combat tour completed on 17 October 1944
  • 2Lt Yale Lasker (CP) - Mission flown: With 1Lt Gould ( 33 missions - All except 200 & 211); With other Pilots (2 missions -268, 269). Combat tour completed on 6 Nov 1944.
  • 1Lt Charles W. Leigh, Jr. (N) - Missions flown: All with 1Lt Gould. Combat tour completed on 17 Oct 1944.
  • 1Lt Ralph J. Reynolds (B) - Missions flown: With 1Lt Gould (29 credited missions - All except 231, 249, 251(A), 252, 255, 257, 258); With other Pilots (6 missions - 231, 249, 250, 251, 252, 255). Combat tour completed on 17 Oct 1944.
  • T/Sgt Leonard Mogck (E) - Missions flown: With 1Lt Gould (33 credited missions - All except 211, 231); With other Pilots (2 missions - 260, 262). Combat tour completed on 25 Oct 1944.
  • T/Sgt Augustus C. "Gus" Anderson (R) - Missions flown: With 1Lt Gould (34 credited missions - all except 211); With other Pilot (1 mission - 250). Combat tour completed on 17 Oct 1944.
  • S/Sgt Val E. Thompson (BTG) - Missions flown: With 1Lt Gould (34 credited missions - all except 211); With another Pilot (1 mission - 261). Combat tour completed on 22 Oct 1944.
  • S/Sgt Peter C. Bandy (WG) - Missions flown: With 1Lt Gould (34 credited missions - all except 211); With another Pilot (1 mission - 251). Combat tour completed on 17 Oct 1944.
  • S/Sgt Anthony N. "Tony" Gloria (TG) - Missions Flown: With 1Lt Gould (34 credited missions - all except 211); With another Pilot (1 mission - 261). Combat tour completed on 22 Oct 1944)

Aircraft flown by the 1Lt Gould Crew
The 1Lt Gould crew flew their combat missions in 14 different B-17Gs:

  • 42-38050 Thunderbird (359BS) BN-U - 6 missions (216, 218, 222, 223, 225, 226, 251(A) )
  • 42-31183 Bad Penny (359BS) BN-J - 6 missions (202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 212)
  • 43-38604 (No name) (359BS) BN-H - 5 missions (249, 252, 253, 254, 255)
  • 42-107206 Old Black Magic (359BS) BN-R - 4 missions (208, 220, 233, 243)
  • 42-31830 Marie (359BS) BN-N - 3 missions (201, 211, 231)
  • 42-97944 Daddy's Delight (359BS) BN-I - 2 missions (217, 258)
  • 42-31178 Lonesome Polecat (359BS) BN-L - 2 missions (224, 234)
  • 42-31405 Wallaroo MkII (359BS) BN-N - 1 mission (205)
  • 42-37875 Flying Bison (427BS) GN-A - 1 mission (209)
  • 42-31483 Bonnie B (359BS) BN-B - 1 mission (214)
  • 42-102496 Special Delivery (359BS) BN-M - 1 mission (242)
  • 42-102960 (No name) (359BS) BN-H - 1 mission (200)
  • 43-38609 (No name) (359BS) BN-F - 1 mission (257)
  • 44-8326 (No name) (359BS) BN-S - 1 mission (241)

[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by Harry D. Gobrecht, 303rdBGA Historian Emeritus]