Melton, Lavata T. - 1st Lt[Wiki]


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1st Lt Lavata T. Melton flew 31 missions, from 05/09/1944, mission #66, to 10/06/1944, mission #153. He served as a Copilot, Pilot, Tail Gunner and TG Observer.

1st Lt Melton served with the following crewman: 1st Lt Richard J. Andrews, S/Sgt John S. Bailey, S/Sgt Donald E. Bergstrom, Major Allison (HQ) C. Brooks, S/Sgt David H. Campbell, S/Sgt George C. Capps, 2nd Lt Charles G. Chaffey, 2nd Lt Herbert W. Claxton, 2nd Lt Lawrence H. Crickenberger Jr., 1st Lt John C. Crozier, Sgt Malcolm J. Culver, S/Sgt George V. Dias, T/Sgt Glenn Dotson, T/Sgt Matthew R. Findlay, T/Sgt Jarvis H. Friduss, Capt William C. Garland, T/Sgt Donald A. Gravel, 1st Lt Jacques Griset, Capt James A. Gruman, 2nd Lt James J. Hagerty, S/Sgt Clayton Hapner, 1st Lt Alexander Harasym, 2nd Lt James B. Harding, S/Sgt Wilton W. Harwell, 1st Lt Cecil A. Haskins, T/Sgt Kenneth M. Jacobson, S/Sgt Harlod L. James Jr., S/Sgt Keith D. Kitts, 2nd Lt William C. Koran, S/Sgt Frank T. Kosiba, S/Sgt Carl M. Landwehr, T/Sgt Delmore H. Le Fleur, 1st Lt Howard P. Lerwick, S/Sgt James E. Ligon, 1st Lt John J. Marshall, S/Sgt Richard E. Merrill, 2nd Lt William Norton, S/Sgt Joseph L. Page Jr., 1st Lt Elbert J. Parker, 1st Lt Erving Polster, S/Sgt William H. Reynolds, 2nd Lt Edward F. Robinson, S/Sgt Richard H. Ruhmann, S/Sgt Emanuel T. Saylor, S/Sgt Edward J. Schmidt, 2nd Lt James M. Schneider, Sgt John J. Schwiederek, S/Sgt Herbert H. Shanks, 1st Lt Harry F. Silverstein, Capt Charles M. Smith, S/Sgt Edwin M. Snyder, T/Sgt Glen L. Topic, S/Sgt David M. Tutwiler, S/Sgt Bernard Volz Jr., 1st Lt Erving Whiting and 1st Lt Alfred A. Winograd

Recorded Missions

#DateMissionAircraftCrew
105/09/1944 Luxembourg (#66) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
205/11/1944 Kons Karthaus (#67) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
305/13/1944 Stettin (#69) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
405/19/1944 Kiel (#70) 42-31863 Miss 'B' Haven James A. Gruman Crew #1
505/20/1944 Villacoublay (#71) 42-97780 Blue Bomb Express James A. Gruman Crew #1
605/22/1944 Kiel (#72) 42-31369 Round Tripper James A. Gruman Crew #1
705/25/1944 Fecamp/Metz (#75) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
805/27/1944 Ludwigshaven (#76) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
905/30/1944 Oschersleben (#79) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1006/04/1944 Massey/Palaiseau (#83) 42-102659 Hard Seventeen James A. Gruman Crew #1
1106/14/1944 Le Bourget (#90) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1206/21/1944 Berlin (#96) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1306/22/1944 Frevent (#97) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1407/06/1944 Rely (#103) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1507/18/1944 Peenemunde (#111) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1607/19/1944 Augsburg (#112) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1707/29/1944 Merseburg (#118) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1807/31/1944 Munich (#119) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
1908/01/1944 Chartres (#120) 44-6132 Snicklefritz James A. Gruman Crew #1
2008/06/1944 Genshagen (#124) 42-97636 (PFF Ship) James A. Gruman Crew #1
2108/14/1944 Haggenau (#129) 42-32012 Shark Tooth James A. Gruman Crew #1
2208/18/1944 Yvoir (#131) 42-39780 Little Twinkle James A. Gruman Crew #1
2308/25/1944 Peenemunde (#133) 42-32012 Shark Tooth James A. Gruman Crew #1
2408/26/1944 Terte/La Louvierre (#135) 43-38125 Mary Makers James A. Gruman Crew #1
2508/30/1944 Coubronne (#137) (Unknown) James A. Gruman Crew #1
2609/17/1944 Groesbeck (#144) 42-32012 Shark Tooth James A. Gruman Crew #1
2709/26/1944 Osnabruck (#148) 42-97780 Blue Bomb Express James A. Gruman Crew #1
2809/27/1944 Cologne (#149) 42-97780 Blue Bomb Express James A. Gruman Crew #1
2909/28/1944 Magdeburg (#150) 42-32012 Shark Tooth James A. Gruman Crew #1
3010/03/1944 Nurnburg (#152) 42-97478 Shade Ruff II Lavata T. Melton Crew #1
3110/06/1944 Stargard (#153) 42-97478 Shade Ruff II Lavata T. Melton Crew #1