458th Bombardment Group (H)

  Honoring those who served with the 458th BG during World War II

Sealy Crew (FA3) - Assigned September 21, 1944

2Lt Edwin J. Sealy Crew (L-R)

Standing: Ted Kichenko - N, Ed Sealy - P, Jim Goodgame - CP, Al Wilensky - B
Kneeling: Ken Elliott - TG, Clyde Huth - RO, James Edwards - E, Dave Stansfield - WG, Rich Searer - NTG, Bernard Grant - WG
(Photo: Ed Sealy)

Sealy Crew - Completed combat tour

Name

 Pos

 Status

 Date

Notes

 1Lt Edwin J Sealy

 P

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

 1Lt James E. Goodgame

CP

 CT 

April 1945

 Completed missions

 Lt Theodore Kichenko

 N 

UNK

Summer 1944

 Not assigned with crew

 1Lt Alvin Wilensky

B

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

 Cpl James Edwards

E

UNK

Summer 1944

 Became ill during training

 T/Sgt Clyde A. Huth

RO 

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

 S/Sgt Richard H Searer

NTG

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

 S/Sgt David R. Stanfield

 WG 

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

 S/Sgt Bernard D. Grant

WG

 CT 

April 1945

 Completed missions

 S/Sgt Kenneth I. Elliott

TG

CT

April 1945

 Completed missions

Originally assigned to the 755th Squadron in September, Sealy's crew was transferred to the 753rd Squadron in October when the 755th became a lead crew squadron.

Lt Theodore Kitchenko, navigator, trained with the crew but was removed prior to the crew moving overseas.  It is not known to what unit Lt Kitchenko was assigned.

Cpl James Edwards, flight engineer, became ill during training.  He was replaced once the crew arrived in England by Sgt Collis B. England.  England had been assigned to the 755th Squadron on August 30, 1944 as an individual replacement flight engineer.  It is believed that he flew his entire combat tour with Sealy's crew.


Sealy Crew Missions

Date

 Target

A/C Serial

RCL

SQDN

 A/C Name

458th Sortie #

Pilot Msn #

Notes

6-Oct-44

 WENZENDORF

 42-51179

P

J3

 GIPSY QUEEN

128

1

 

7-Oct-44

 MAGDEBURG

 42-50555

G

J3

 BABY SHOES

129

2

 

12-Oct-44

 OSNABRUCK

 44-40126

L

Z5

 SPITTEN KITTEN / SKY TRAMP

131

3

 

14-Oct-44

 COLOGNE

 42-51206

S

J3

 THE PIED PIPER

132

4

 

19-Oct-44

 MAINZ

 42-110141

U

J4

 BREEZY LADY

135

5

 

26-Oct-44

 MINDEN

 44-40201

N

J4

 SIVER CHIEF

137

6

 

4-Nov-44

 MISBURG

 42-95133

K

J4

 LADY JANE

140

7

 

6-Nov-44

 MINDEN

 42-95177

P

J4

 BO II

142

8

 

16-Nov-44

 ESCHWEILER

 41-28980

V

J4

 UNKNOWN (IF ANY)

146

9

 

25-Nov-44

 BINGEN

 44-40281

Q

J4

 A DOG'S LIFE

148

10

 

6-Dec-44

 BIELEFELD

 42-51200

B+

J4

 STINKY

153

11

 

24-Dec-44

 SCHONECKEN

 42-51200

B

J4

 STINKY

157

12

 

28-Dec-44

 ST. WENDEL

 44-402285

H

J4

 TABLE STUFF

160

13

 

30-Dec-45

 NEUWIED

 42-51200

B

J4

 STINKY

161

14

 

31-Dec-44

 KOBLENZ

 42-51200

B

J4

 STINKY

162

15

 

7-Jan-45

 RASTATT

 41-28697

Z

--

 SPOTTED APE

166

--

ASSEMBLY CREW

8-Jan-45

 STADKYLL

 42-50768

Y

J4

ARISE MY LOVE AND COME  WITH ME

167

16

 

10-Jan-45

 SCHONBERG

 44-40201

N

J4

 SIVER CHIEF

168

17

 

29-Jan-45

 MUNSTER

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

175

18

 

15-Feb-45

 MAGDEBURG

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

182

19

 

16-Feb-45

 OSNABRUCK

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

183

20

 

19-Feb-45

 --

--

--

--

 --

184

--

MARSHALLING CHIEF

21-Feb-45

NUREMBURG

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

185

21

 

22-Feb-45

 PEINE-HILDESHEIM

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

186

22

 

24-Feb-45

 BIELEFELD

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

188

23

 

26-Feb-45

 BERLIN

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

190

24

 

27-Feb-45

 HALLE

 44-40298

E

Z5

 THE SHACK

191

25

 

1-Mar-45

 INGOLSTADT

 44-40273

T

J4

 HOWLING BANSHEE

193

26

 

2-Mar-45

 MAGDEBURG

 44-40285

H

J4

 TABLE STUFF

194

27

 

4-Mar-45

 STUTTGART

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

196

28

 

9-Mar-45

 OSNABRUCK

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

200

29

 

12-Mar-45

 FRIEDBURG

 42-100408

I

J4

 THE BEAST  OR BEASTFACE

202

30

 

18-Mar-45

 BERLIN

 42-50912

D

J4

 THE TRAVLIN BAG

206

31

 

21-Mar-45

 HESEPE

 42-110059

T

Z5

 PAPPY YOKUM

209

32

 

23-Mar-45

 OSNABRUCK

 44-40287

J

J4

 BACHELOR'S BEDLAM

211

33

 

24-Mar-45

 KIRKOFF

 XX-XX539

B

J4

 UNKNOWN (IF ANY)

212

34

 

2-Apr-45

 TIRSTROP

 42-51200

F

J4

 STINKY

--

 

ABANDONED

4-Apr-45

 PERLEBERG

 42-51200

F

J4

 STINKY

217

35

 

5-Apr-45

 PLAUEN

 42-51200

F

J4

 STINKY

218

36

 

7-Apr-45

 KRUMMEL

 42-51200

F

J4

 STINKY

220

37

 

Compiled from 458th BG formation plans on which pilot's name appears (all missions may not be a credited sortie)


B-24J-100-CO 42-100408 I "The Beast" - Just one of the B-24's flown by the Sealy Crew

Photo: Mike Bailey