Ground Crew:

QT-2PC (Alphabetically):                 

Cross, USN BM2 (E5) J. E.                          Maintenance Helper

Dorsey, USAF TSGT (E6) R. P.                   Tech Inspector             

Dwyer, USA PFC (E3) P. E.                         Avionics Maintenance

Fink, USA PFC (E3) D. R,                            Clerk Typist  

Howie, USA Spec 4 Chris                             Avionics ( RAC Volunteer)

Jackson, USA PFCE3) .R. L                        POL    

James, Capt Henry (Hank)                            Observer & Supply OIC                                                   

Kanellos, USA SP4 (E4) C.                           Supply NCOIC                                  

Lewis,  USA SP5 (E5) W. E.                         Crew Chief               

Mitchell, Chief Machinist Mate Don                             

Morris, USN MMC (E7) J. V.                         NCOIC/Maintenance Team Leader

Oiler, USA SSGT (E6) D. E.                          Avionics Maintenance NCO  

Robles, USN YN3 (E4)                                   Operations NCO, Admin Clerk 

Smith, USA Jim   Cmd Sgt Maj (ret)             Maintenance Sgt, MX Shop (X-35)

Smith, USA SP5 (E5) J. L. (Smitty)              Fixed Wing Maintenance 

Stuart, USA PFC (E3) O.F.                            Avionics Maintenance 

Wettach, USA PFC (E3) Richard (Dick) J.   POL (1)

Zoegner, USA LT Heinz Herman                   Maintenance Officer.


Notes:

1. Pathfinder, Purple Heart during 68 TET    

QT-2PCII (Alphabetically):

Angelvich, Jack R. USA Sp4

Belgum, James R. USA Sp4

Bouslay, USA Sgt. Floyd R.                                Crew Chief

Bringuel, Capt, Andrew                                       Pilot

Durkin, USA Sgt Terrence (Terry)

Kiefer, USA LT Karl F.                                        Observer

Mulusiane, USA Spec4

Munson, USA Capt Merton                                 Pilot

Nelson, USA Sgt Daniel L.

Ogletree,  USA LT William Clay                           Pilot

Schmidt, USA Sgt. William J.                              Avionics

Schneeman, Major Douglas                               Pilot, Commanding Officer

Tielkemeijer, USA Spec. Lodewijk (Tiny)  

Wilson,  USA PFC Thomas E.

Yates, USA Capt Walter H. Jr.                                          Pilot



Aircrew:

QT-2PC (Alphabetically):

QT-2PC Aircrew Military Personnel (Alphabetically)

Bell, USAF MAJ Charles A.                             USAF Liaison Officer, Pilot(1)

Bowers, USN LTJG R. K.                                   NILO Intelligence Officer, Observer

Evans, USN LTJG W. R. (Dick/Rich)               Asst. Operations Officer, Observer         

Horn, USN Capt. (Ret) Leslie J.                        Project Officer, Pilot   

Hurst, USA PFC (E3) Wilson  Randolph        Airborne Observer (AO) (2)       

James,  USA CPT Henry (Hank) L.                  Supply Officer, Observer           

Lakeway, USN Cdr (ret) Fred J.                        Asst. operations Officer

McCarty (E4)                                                       Airborne Observer (AO)  

Munson, USA Capt. Merton E.                                            

Nordwall, USN Capt. (ret) Bruce D.                  Project Officer, Pilot    

Tobey, USAF Dave W.                                      USAF 7th AF Liaison, Pilot                

Walts, USA Col (ret) Charles C.                        Sr. Project Officer, Pilot 

Wanner, USMC (then MAJ)  B. W.(Sandy)    USMC Liaison,  FAC/FO 

Zoegner, USA LT Heinz Herman                      Maintenance Officer.

 

Notes:

1. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross.

2. AO on Bell's DFC Mission

 

 

QT-2PCII (Alphabetically): 

Bringuel, USA Maj. (ret) Andrew (Andy) J.
     

Kiefer, Karl F.                                                                         USA Lt./Observer                                         


Munson, USA Capt. Merton E.                             

Schneeman, USA (then Maj.) Col (ret) Douglas              Commanding Officer       

Yates, USA (then Capt) MG (Ret) H. Walter, Jr.

Notes:

1. It has been reported that the VC new of the Prize Crew Project and placed a "priced on the head" of any Prize Crew member.

2.  Pictures were generally dissallowed on Prize CrewII by military leaders, so only "unauthorized" images (if they exist) may be available. Some "bootleg" images may become available in the future.


Bell and Bowers
Bell & Tobey
Bowers & Horn
Bowers & Bell
James & Bell
Prize Crew Aircrew Huddle in Soc Trang Hanger
USA PFC Observer W. R. Hurst
Bell & Tobey
Bowers Prefilghts
Bowers post mission
Evans, Bowers, Horn & Nordwall (Pre TET)
Bowers, Tobey, Evans, Wanner & Munson
USN LtJG R. K. Bowers
VIPs
USA General ? (help) and LMSC Curtis
Les Horn and Bill Nance
USA Gen ?(help), Walts, Curtis & Stith
Stith, General ?(help) Curtis & Gen Staff
Walts, Nordwall (briefing) Gen ? (help)
Walts General ?(help) & Staff
Walts, Sullivan, Stith, Scott & Curtis
Hall, Walts, Horn & Roberts
 
USA Spec Patrick Dwyer
SGT, Big Jane, and Stith

CHARLES A. BELL For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight; Major Bell distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement on 18 February 1968 while operating a lone, unarmed, extremely vulnerable experimental aircraft over Can Tho, Republic of Vietnam where sections of that city and an airfield had come under heavy hostile mortar and recoilless rifle fire. Enemy 50 caliber air defense weapons were also strategically placed around the city. Totally disregarding the hazard of enemy fire from the air defense weapons and incoming friendly artillery rounds, Major Bell repeatedly circled over and around Can Tho while directing and controlling a withering fire from four United States Army helicopter gunships, one Air Force fixed wing gunship and two Navy river patrol hosts. He remained on station approximately two hours and departed only when the enemy was compelled to break off the attack and withdraw. He was then informed by radio that his home base was under heavy mortar and ground attack. Assessing his available fuel and closest suitable alternate airfield, he elected to fly to Vung Tau. About 30 minutes from this alternate he was advised that the wind at Vung Tau had increased to above the safety limits for his aircraft. Unable to obtain contact with search radar and with no reliable navigational aids, he proceeded under marginal weather conditions to a safe landing at Bien Hoa with a minimum quantity of fuel remaining. Major Bell's extraordinary achievement reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.