ARTHUR C. WAY CREW - 360th BS
B-17F #42-5483 Red Ass 360BS (PU-F)
(crew assigned 360BS: 22 July 1942 - photo: 17 July 1943)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Jacob B. Fredericks Crew, to Pilot: 4 July 1943)
1Lt Robert C. Ward (CP)(POW)(#),
1Lt George Molnar (N)(3),
1Lt Arthur C. Way (P)(1)(3),
2Lt Steve Gibson (B)(3),
1Lt Carl J. Fyler (CP)(POW)(2)(#)
T/Sgt Bill J. Addison (E)(POW)(#),
S/Sgt Gayther B. Crowder (R)(3),
S/Sgt John S. Jillson (RWG)(4),
S/Sgt Thomas F. Kelly (TG)(3),
S/Sgt Martin G. Stachowiak (LWG)(POW)(#),
S/Sgt Ray D. Ford (BT)(KIA)(#)
(#) Aircraft shot down on 29 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany. 1Lt Carl J. Fyler Pilot
Combat missions flown by Lt Arthur C. Way:
- 1Lt Arthur C. Way (P) - One of the original 360th BS crewmen. Assigned 24 July 1942 at Alamogordo, NM. Flew overseas as CoPilot on the 360th BS Fredericks Crew arriving at Molesworth on 24 October 1942. Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on 28 April 1943. Flew six missions as Instructor Pilot of the 1Lt Carl J. Fyler Crew on their missions #48, 49, 51, 52, 53 & 54 July 4-29, 1943.
- 1Lt Carl J. Fyler (P)(POW) - CoPilot 1Lt Arthur C. Way crew first six missions. CoPilot 1Lt Joseph E. Bradbury Crew 12 August 1943 for next nine missions. Flew as 1st Pilot for his final ten missions.
- Completed their 25 combat mission tour
- Flew 22 Combat missions. Last mission 27 September 1943, 1Lt C.J. Fyler Crew
- As CoPilot: - 19 dispatched (17 credited) missions: Capt Jacob W. Fredericks (P) - 2 (18 Nov 42),10, 11, 15(AS), 16, 18, 20, 21(AS), 22, 25, 26, 28, 37, 38 & 40 (29 May 43); Lt David W. Mack (P) - 30(A) & 31; Lt Joseph E. Trojan (P) - 33 (A); Lt Joseph F. Palmer (P) -39.
- As Pilot: - 7 credited missions: Lt Carl J. Fyler (CP) - 48 (4 July
43), 49, 51, 52, 53, 55; Lt Robert C. Ward (CP) - 56 (30 July 1943). CoPilot to Pilot upgrade orders dated 28 April 1943. Twenty-five mission combat tour completed on 15 August 1943.
For mission dates and targets see the missions list
(A) Non-Credit aborted mission -- (AS) Credited Abortive Sortie - no bombs dropped
[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]