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 Round-Trip Topsy

401st Squadron

Lt. Smith's Crew

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Serial # 42-107069

Back Row - Left to Right

Unknown; Unknown; 2nd Lt. Earl W. Scofield, Co-pilot (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); 1st Lt. Warren T. Smith, Pilot (Rapid City, South Dakota); T/Sgt. Paul J. Allison, Radio-Top Turret Gunner

Front Row - Left to Right

TSgt. Carl F. Bivins, Engineer; Unknown; S/Sgt. Martin A. Carter, Tail Gunner; Unknown; Unknown

Photo contributed by Earl Scofield

Round-Trip Topsy Factoid - Round-Trip Topsy was named by Lt. Pressey after the nickname of his wife. Round-Trip Topsy was destroyed by fire on 26 Nov 1944 after crash landing due to severe flak damage over Altenbecken, Germany. 2nd Lt. Earl Scofield flew his first mission on Round-Trip Topsy. 1st Lt. Warren Smith was flying as co-pilot on an unnamed ship (44-8501) borrowed from the 379th BG when he was KIA on a mission to Cologne, Germany on 6 Jan 1945.

 

More information here abut Lt. Smith (Investigation of Jeanie)

 Mission List of 2nd Lt. Earl W. Scofield (18 missions on "Nine O Nine")

Date Location of Mission Pilot / Co-pilot serial number Aircraft Name
44/11/26 Altenbeken W. T. Smith / E.W. Scofield 42-107069 Round-Trip Topsy (crashed at Halesworth)
44/11/27 Offenburg E.W. Scofield / F/O R.R. Grimaldi 42-10740 Shirley Jean
44/11/30 Zeitz E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 44-6618 no name
44/12/04 Kassel E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
44/12/05 Berlin E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
44/12/11 Frankfurt E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 43-38379 Margie
44/12/12 Merseburg E.W. Scofield / R.D. Williams 43-38841 Judy's Little Ass
44/12/24 Merzhausen E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-32116 Hi-Ho Silver
44/12/28 Ludendorf E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 43-38379 Margie
44/12/29 Wittlich E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/01/02 Prum E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/01/06 Cologne E.W. Scofield / W. E. Meyer 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/01/10 Ostheim E.W. Scofield / L.P. Otting 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/01/17 Paderborn E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/01/20 Ludwigshaven E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31363 Outhouse Mouse
45/01/21 Aschaffenburg E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 43-38083 ?
45/02/06 Gotha E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 43-38841 Judy's Little Ass
45/02/09 Altenbeken E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/02/14 Prague E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/02/16 Gelsenkirchen E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/02/19 Dortmund E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-102490 Wicked Witch
45/02/20 Nurnberg E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine (aircraft's 110th mission)
45/02/22 Stendal Maj. W. J. Taylor / E W Scofield 44-8651 no name (group lead)
45/02/23 Mennen E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/02/27 Leipzig Maj. W.J. Taylor / E W. Scofield 42-97630 Peg O My Heart (group lead)
45/02/28 Schwartz E.W. Scofield / unknown 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/03/03 Chemists E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 43-38939 Peace or Bust
45/03/10 Sense E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/03/12 Dillenburg E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/03/22 Dorsten E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/03/23 Coesfeld E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-31909 Nine O Nine
45/03/28 Berlin E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 42-97630 Peg O My Heart (Deputy Division Lead)
45/03/31 Halle E.W. Scofield / R.R. Grimaldi 44-6615 ?
45/04/05 Grafenwohr E.W. Scofield / unknown 42-97630 Peg O My Heart (Deputy Group Lead)
45/04/08 Stendal E.W. Scofield / unknown 42-31909 Nine O Nine

 

 

 

 

 

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