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34th Bomb Group Mission Diary for JULY 1944: Missions #29-#47

Compiled by Gary L. Ferrell

 

Missions as a B-24 Group in July 1944

 

Date & Mission Number                                     Target

 

July 2, 1944                                                        

Mission #29                                                         Haute de Cote, Monte Luis Ferme

Command Pilot: YOUNG. 36 planes were dispatched and 2 of these aborted. 23 aircraft dropped 51.5 tons on the primary target while 11 failed to bomb. Bombed by Gee H methods through 10/10 cloud. Results unobserved. 34 Credit Sorties. The three unidentified lead planes were GH equipped planes from the 486th Bomb Group, 92nd Wing.

Planes and crew:

???           ?/?   18BS Boyd – Young (lead)  (Flew a 486BG GH equipped plane)

44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)

42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-94813 B/E 18BS Gardner Skotty (Aborted)

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

41-28878 B/J 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

???           ?/?  391BS Crabtree (lead) (Flew a 486BG GH equipped plane)

44-40328 L/K 391BS Ray This Above All  (deputy lead)

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

41-29599 L/B 391BS Meyer Boots

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg 

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

???           ?/?   4BS Hershenow (Flew a 486BG GH equipped plane)

44-40463 D/A 4BS Notman

42-94930 E/O 4BS Armstrong

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice Fast Company

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

42-52755 D/F 4BS Marks

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach

44-40049 D/I 4BS Lewis

42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare – flew with 4BS)

42-94824 E/Q 7BS Alexander Umbriago (Airborne spare – jettisoned bombs in the channel)

42-94818 E/B 7BS McDermott Captain John Silver  (Airborne spare – flew with 4BS)

42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II  (scheduled for Armstrong but replaced – did not take off)

44-40482 B/M Barbier unknown name (ground spare – did not take off)

42-94845 E/N Richart Miz-Pah (ground spare – did not take off)

 

July 4, 1944

Died STUCZKO BENNY J                                  PFC             18        39200296        WA

 

STUCZKO BENNY J is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, F-4-24.

 

July 6, 1944                                                        

Mission #30                                                         Fressin, Crepieul, Crepy

Command Pilot: GARRETT. This was a “milk run” mission to three "No-Ball" targets; that is to buzz bomb launch sites. 39 planes were dispatched and 3 aborted. 34 planes dropped 81.8 tons on the primary target and 2 failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40438 D/M 4BS Israelson unknown name (lead) (seemingly incorrectly listed as 938)

44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey (deputy lead)

42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

42-94893 D/E 4BS Simpson Hell's Belle

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call  (Aborted - #2 engine out)

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name  (Aborted - #2 engine out)

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright (incorrectly shown as D/L)

42-94942 D/O 4BS Johanson

42-94904 B/P 4BS Lewis Belle of the Brawl   

41-29567 D/B 4BS Bice Bambi

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up (Airborne spare – flew the mission)

44-40328 L/K 391BS Baker This Above All  (lead)

41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name (Aborted – mechanical trouble)

42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

44-40458 L/O 391BS Meyer

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose (deputy lead)

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

44-40208 L/C 391BS Hart

42-94879 B/D 18BS Gardner, M. Collapsible Susie  (Airborne spare – flew the mission)

44-40276 E/D 7BS McAllister (lead)

44-40454 E/G 7BS Terry Betta Duck (deputy lead)

41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach

42-94818 E/B 7BS Boshears Captain John Silver 

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94757 B/Q 7BS Gardner, H. The Dugan Wagon

42-94845 E/N 7BS Swenson Miz-Pah

41-29542 B/L 7BS Alexander Rough House Kate

42-51190 B/H 7BS Avriett Ann

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean (Airborne spare)

44-40421 B/F (scheduled for Baker but replaced)

42-94762 B/K The Uninvited  (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

44-40482 B/M unknown name (ground spare)

44-40476 B/I unknown name (ground spare)

42-94813 B/E Skotty (ground spare)

41-28878 B/J The Heavenly Body (ground spare)

 

Mission #31                                                         L'Isle Adam, Bois de Cassan

Command Pilot: BOYD. The second mission of the day targeted two additional buzz bomb launch sites. 13 planes were dispatched and one aborted. 12 planes dropped 33.3 tons on the primary target. 12 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40267 B/A 18BS Ralls (lead)

44-40320 B/N 18BS Dees Generator Jennie (Deputy lead)

41-28878 B/J 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-94879 B/D 18BS Halbert Collapsible Susie (Aborted - #3 engine out)

42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

44-40476 B/I 18BS Salveson unknown name

42-94813 B/E 18BS Paulnock Skotty

42-52752 L/E 18BS Culver unknown name

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

41-29542 B/L 18BS Little Rough House Kate

44-40208 L/C 18BS Marks (Airborne spare)

44-40482 B/M unknown name (ground spare)

42-94904 B/P Belle of the Brawl (ground spare)

 

July 8, 1944                                                        

Mission #32                                                         St Sylvestre, Bois de Grande Marche

Command Pilot: HERSHENOW. The targets this day were again the buzz bomb launch sites. 26 planes were dispatched and one aborted. 23 planes dropped 53.8 tons on the primary target and 2 failed to bomb. 25 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40276 E/D 7BS McAllister

44-40454 E/G 7BS Terry Betta Duck (incorrectly listed as E/C)

42-94845 E/N 7BS Brown Miz-Pah

42-52755 D/F 7BS Boshears (Bombs hung up – later jettisoned)

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

42-94893 D/E 7BS Avriett Hell's Belle

41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. Shadrach

44-40458 E/J 7BS Smith, J. C.  (Aborted at coast – Navigator’s oxygen out)

42-94755 D/D 7BS Alexander Weary Willie

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott  The Wrangler

42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower

44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

44-40208 L/C 391BS Meyer

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean (Airborne spare) (Bombs released prematurely)

42-94748 L/P 391BS Richart Undecided (Airborne spare)

42-94818 E/B Captain John Silver (scheduled for Boshears but replaced)              

44-40461 D/G Zorfoss (ground spare – lead)

42-52755 D/F Winsor (ground spare)

44-40049 D/I (ground spare)

42-94942 D/O (ground spare)

42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II  (ground spare)

 

Mission #32a 

This second mission of the day was scrubbed before take-off.

44-40482 B/M Lindstrom unknown name

44-40267 B/A Hartley

41-29542 B/L Dees Rough House Kate

42-51190 B/H Gipson Ann

42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited

42-94893 D/E Harre Hell's Belle

44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

44-40420 D/Q Bice Fast Company

42-94787 D/C Salveson Set 'em Up

42-52755 D/F Hart

42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie (airborne spare)

 

July 9, 1944                                                        

Mission #33                                                         Foret de St. Saens, La Grande Vallee, St. Sylvestre

Command Pilot: BURTON. 39 planes were dispatched and 2 aborted. 13 aircraft dropped 30.8 tons on the primary target, 1 plane dropped 2.5 tons on the secondary target and 23 failed to bomb. 37 Credit Sorties. On this mission, one aircraft was lost with 9 crewmen listed Missing in Action. Also one man was wounded and another was listed as Killed in Action. Freeman in Mighty Eighth War Diary states that the B-24 ditched 45 miles South of Selsey Bill and four crew members were saved.

Planes and crew:

44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

44-40463 D/A Israelson

44-40049 D/I Armstrong

42-94893 D/E Simpson Hell's Belle

44-40436 L/O Timblin Nancy

42-94942 D/O Halbert

42-94787 D/C Johanson Set 'em Up

44-40420 D/Q Bice Fast Company

41-29567 D/B Marks Bambi

42-52755 D/F Wright

42-94811 D/K Thrun  Tommy Thumper II

42-94748 L/P Lewis Undecided         

44-40482 B/M Lindstrom unknown name

44-40267 B/A Hartley

41-29542 B/L Dees Rough House Kate

42-51190 B/H Gipson Ann

42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Aborted – lost #1 engine)

44-40284 L/J Harre Tondelayo

44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

41-28878 B/J Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches

41-28820 L/L Hart Four-Five Time

42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

44-40276 E/D Bush

44-40454 E/G Terry Betta Duck

44-40458 E/J Brown

41-29559 E/P Smith, J. C. Belchin' Bessie 

42-94818 E/B Boshears Captain John Silver (Lost due to flak, ditched in channel during return.) (See below)

42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler

41-28877 E/I Gardner, H. Sooner

41-29557 E/L Whited Shadrach

42-94799 E/F Tuttle

42-94880 E/H Hollowell Misschief

42-94845 E/N Swenson Miz-Pah

42-94930 E/O Dean

42-94919 E/C Holmes (Airborne spare - #1 supercharger out, could not gain altitude)

42-94878 L/Q Lundeen (Airborne spare)

44-40323 L/N Richart Sunshine Rose (Airborne spare)

44-40421 B/F scheduled for Smith, J. C. but replaced

 

B-24H 42-94818 E/B  Captain John Silver  Missing in Action mechanical failure. Ditched in the English Channel. With 7BS. Pilot: Boshears. Missing Air Crew Report # 7802. 7 Killed in Action, 3 Returned to Duty.

KIA BOSHEARS JEROME T (P)                       1 LT            7          O-752651        MEDFORD OR

KIA BERNARD GEORGE J (CP)                        2 LT            7          O-817569        FREEPORT ME

RTD GRONOUSKI JOHN A (N)                        2 LT            7          O-703735

RTD SMITH EDWIN S JR (B)                           2 LT            7          O-697733

KIA HOLDER JOE A (TT)                                  T/SGT        7          38450093        ARKADELPHIA AR

RTD FLOOD JOHN J (R)                                    T/SGT        7          32602045

KIA BOROWSKI CLAYTON A (BT)               S/SGT         7          11054832        DUDLEY MA

KIA GEIGER WARREN E (WG)                        S/SGT         7          32831220        ERIE NY

KIA PORTWOOD NORMAN E (TG)               S/SGT         7          16017024        McCOOK NE

KIA VAN SOLKEMA HOWARD (NG)           S/SGT         7                                  BYRON CENTER MI

 

BERNARD GEORGE J is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

BOROWSKI CLAYTON A is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

BOSHEARS JEROME T is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

GEIGER WARREN E is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery.

HOLDER JOE A is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

PORTWOOD NORMAN E is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

 

July 10, 1944

B-24H 41-28877 E/I Sooner salvaged with battle damaged

 

July 12, 1944                                                      

Mission #34                                                         Bois de Grande Marche, Berireville, St. Oun

Command Pilot: FANDEL. 26 planes were dispatched and one aborted. Adverse weather forced the bombers to return to base with their bombs. 25 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew: (FORMATION CHART SHOWS A THIRD GROUP FROM 7BS.)

42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray (lead)

44-40328 L/K 391BS Bower This Above All  (deputy lead)

42-51209 E/R 391BS Beyer The Wrangler

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

44-40436 L/O 391BS Meyer Nancy

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

42-94930 E/O 391BS Richart

44-40463 D/A 4BS Notman (lead)

44-40443 D/H 4BS Heath (deputy lead)

41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

44-40049 D/I 4BS Timblin

42-94893 D/E 4BS Simpson Hell's Belle

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call  (Airborne spare)

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94908 E/E 4BS Wright Tiger Rag

41-29557 E/L 4BS Johanson Shadrach

42-94942 D/O 4BS Lewis

44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice Fast Company

44-40476 B/I 18BS Kiley unknown name

42-94799 E/F 7BS Avriett (Airborne spare)

44-40328 L/K This Above All  (scheduled for Ray but used by Bower)

44-40461 D/G (scheduled for Notman but replaced)

 

7BS Formation that apparently did not take off.

44-40463 D/A 7BS Hartley

44-40421 B/F 7BS Dees

42-94815 B/B 7BS Gipson Frivolous Sal

42-94889 B/O 7BS Salveson Patches

42-94904 B/P 7BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

42-94879 B/D 7BS Parrish Collapsible Susie

41-29542 B/L 7BS Hart Rough House Kate

44-40486 B/C 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

41-28851 E/M 7BS Brain The Near Sighted Robin

42-94757 B/Q 7BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

42-51190 B/H 7BS Little Ann

 

July 14, 1944                                                      

Mission #35                                                         Montdidiers

Command Pilot: BURTON. 24 planes were dispatched and 3 aborted. 21 planes dropped 50.5 tons on the primary target. 21 Credit Sorties. The target was an airfield. The lead planes are GH equipped planes from the 486th Bomb Group.

Planes and crew:

???           ?/?   7BS Burton (Flew a 486 BG plane taking off from their station) SEE BELOW

44-40454 E/G 7BS Brown Betta Duck (deputy lead)

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Near Sighted Robin

42-94908 E/E 7BS Gardner, H. Tiger Rag

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94942 D/O 7BS Avriett

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

44-40420 D/Q 7BS Terry Fast Company

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

???           ?/?   18BS Young (Flew a 486 BG plane taking off from their station) SEE BELOW

44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

42-94879 B/D 18BS Harris Collapsible Susie

42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

41-29542 B/L 18BS Hart Rough House Kate

42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

42-94878 L/Q Beyer (Airborne spare)

41-29602 L/I Richart (Airborne spare)

44-40421 B/F (ground spare – lead)

44-40328 L/K This Above All (ground spare – lead)

44-40208 L/C (ground spare)

42-94748 L/P Undecided (ground spare)

42-94919 E/C (ground spare)

 

486BG Lead Planes flown on this mission were as follows but I do not know which pilot Burton or Young flew with on this date.

41-29500 D/D Robinson Ramblin’ Reck

42-94883 D/B Blair

 

July 17, 1944                                                      

Mission #36                                                         Neuvy sur Loire

Command Pilot: FANDEL. 37 planes were dispatched and 2 aborted. 33 planes dropped 82.5 tons on the primary target and 2 failed to bomb. 35 Credit Sorties. Target was a bridge.

Planes and crew:

42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe  (lead)

42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower

42-52752 L/E 391BS Meyer unknown name

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

42-94766 L/F 391BS Richart Crow's Nest

41-28820 L/L 391BS Beyer Four-Five Time

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelson (lead)

41-29559 E/P 4BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

44-40049 D/I 4BS Lundeen

44-40441 D/N 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

42-94799 E/F 4BS Little

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

44-40421 B/F 18BS Ralls (lead)

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

44-40443 D/H 18BS Dees

41-28878 B/J 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-51190 B/H 18BS Gardner, M. Ann

42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

42-94762 B/K 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited

42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

42-94904 B/P 18BS Hart Belle of the Brawl

41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris, R. N. Rough House Kate

42-94919 E/C Harrmon (Airborne spare)

42-94755 D/D Whited Weary Willie (Airborne spare – returned early)

42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (airborne spare – returned early)

42-94869 D/J Swenson Male Call (Airborne spare – returned early)

41-28851 E/M Smith, J. C.  The Near Sighted Robin (Airborne spare – returned early)

44-40328 L/K Murphy This Above All (ground spare – lead)

42-94930 E/O Sheridan (ground spare)

42-94908 E/E Tiger Rag (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

44-40276 E/D (scheduled for Dees but replaced)

 

July 18, 1944                                                      

Mission #37                                                         Prenouville

Command Pilot: TAVASTI. 43 planes were dispatched. 31 planes dropped 88.5 tons on the primary target and 12 planes dropped 33.6 tons on targets of opportunity. 43 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

42-50585 L/D 7BS Brown

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

44-40454 E/G 7BS Terry Betta Duck

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

41-29557 E/L 7BS Harmon Shadrach

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

42-94813 B/E 7BS Swenson Skotty  

44-40486 B/C 7BS Avriett Cokey Flo

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-94919 E/C 7BS McDonald

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

44-40328 L/K 391BS Baker This Above All

42-50613 L/A 391BS Erwin Holy Joe 

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

44-40476 B/I 391BS Stewart unknown name

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

42-51190 B/H 391BS Whited Ann

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40284 L/J 391BS Meyer, M. Tondelayo

42-94762 B/K 391BS Richart The Uninvited

41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

41-28878 B/J 391BS Beyer The Heavenly Body

44-40461 D/G 4BS Notman

44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

42-94755 D/D 4BS Barrier Weary Willie

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

44-40441 D/N 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley

44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94889 B/O Dematio Patches

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris Rough House Kate (Airborne spare) 

44-40438 D/M unknown name scheduled for Baker, but replaced, becoming the lead ground spare

42-94869 D/J Male Call (ground spare)

 

July 19, 1944                                                      

Mission #38                                                         Saarbrucken, Konz Karthaus

Command Pilot: LeBAILLY. 38 planes were dispatched and 4 aborted. 20 planes dropped 55.8 tons on the primary target, 11 planes dropped 31.5 tons on the secondary target and 3 failed to bomb. 34 Credit Sorties. Two aircraft were lost in a mid-air collision. 21 crewmembers listed as Missing in Action. Another B-24 was abandoned by its crew near Lympne Airfield after heading the bomber back out to sea.

Planes and crew:

44-40482 B/M 18BS Ralls unknown name

44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

42-94815 B/B 18BS Parrish Frivolous Sal

42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted – mechanical)

42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann (Lost to collision with Damatio at IP) (See below)

41-29542 B/L 18BS Paulnock Rough House Kate

42-94879 B/D 18BS Gardner, M. Collapsible Susie (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94893 D/E 18BS Damatio Hell's Belle (Lost to collision with Little at IP) (See below)

44-40458 D/Q 18BS Harris, R.

44-40454 E/G 7BS McAllister Betta Duck

44-40276 E/D 7BS Brown

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry Shadrach (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

42-94869 D/J 7BS Tuttle Male Call

42-94919 E/C 7BS McDonald

44-40441 D/N 7BS Avriett Floogie Boo

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

42-94811 D/K 7BS Swenson Tommy Thumper II

42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray

44-40328 L/K 391BS Baker This Above All

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

44-40284 L/J 391BS Meyer Tondelayo (plane lost – most of crew accounted for)

41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

41-29567 D/B 391BS Whited Bambi

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40049 D/I 391BS Beyer

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94755 D/D 391BS Richart Weary Willie

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo (spare – did not take off)

42-94942 D/O 391BS Culver (Airborne spare)

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

44-40463 D/A Murphy (ground spare – lead)

44-40438 D/M unknown name (ground spare – lead)

41-29599 L/B Boots (ground spare)

42-94787 D/C Set 'em Up (ground spare)

42-94799 E/F (ground spare)

 

B-24H 42-94893 D/E Hell's Belle  Missing in Action mid-air collision with 42-51190. With 18BS. Pilot: Damatio. Missing Air Crew Report # 7419. 10 Killed in Action.

KIA DAMATIO DONALD H (P)                      2 LT            18        O-700439        WEST BRANCH MI

KIA RAY LEONARD S (CP)                              2 LT            18        O-763316        CO

KIA MOREHOUSE GARFIELD R (N)              2 LT            18        O-712883        SAVANNAH GA

KIA VACHON WALTER A (B)                        2 LT            18        O-716999        STRATFORD CT

KIA TANKERSLEY CECIL A (E/TT)               S/SGT         18        35654687        CHARLESTON WV

KIA ASTI CARL O (R)                                       S/SGT         18        31291508        WOONSOCKET RI

KIA SCHULMAN JESSE J (BT)                        SGT            18        32219436        STATEN ISLAND NY

KIA WILLIAMS HAROLD G (WG)                 SGT            18        38507579        GREENBRIAR AR

KIA McCARTHY JOHN J JR (TG)                    SGT            18        33683319        MEADVILLE PA

KIA MOOREHEAD HARVEY N (NG)              SGT            18        39708928        LOS ANGLES CA

 

DeMATIO DONALD H is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, A-20-28.

MOREHOUSE GARFIELD R is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-8-6.

RAY (May?) LEONARD S is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-34-20.

 

B-24H 42-51190 B/H Ann Missing in Action mid-air collsion at the IP with 42-94893 Hell's Belle. With 18BS. Pilot: Little.

                Missing Air Crew Report (number not known. Apparently there were two chutes and therefore 2

                Prisoners of War and 9 Killed in Action.)

KIA LITTLE JOHN W (P)                                   2 LT            18        O-700406        IN

??? HART WILLIAM M. JR. (CP)                    2 LT            18        O-813372

KIA ZEMELMAN NATHANIEL O (N)           2 LT            18        O-699301

KIA CONKLIN CHARLES D (B)                       F/O             18        T-123125

KIA YOUNKER GERALD L (R)                         T/SGT        18        13083616        PA

KIA DOLLEY HERBERT I (BT)                         S/SGT         18        31319732

KIA BUSHEY HOWARD V (E/TT)                   T/SGT        18        36418601        MI

KIA STARK JOHN A (TG)                                S/SGT         18        39277397

KIA ESHMAN PAUL O (NG)                            T/SGT        18        16025723        WI

KIA CLEMENTS EDWARD P (WG)                S/SGT         18        31291089

??? BLEVINS MERRILL M (Intel Off)              1 LT            18        O-569812

(Were Hart & Blevins POWS?)

 

BUSHEY HAROLD V JR is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, A-35-20.

ESHMAN PAUL O is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-28-15.

LITTLE JOHN W is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-17-33.

YOUNKER GERALD L is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-10-31.

 

B-24J 44-40284 L/J  Tondelayo Missing in Action Flak. Hit by flak about one minute after bombs away. All controls were shot away but the pilot managed to Maintain some control. The plane wandered over Dieppe and encountered more flak. Jerome, Proctor and Harris bailed out over Dieppe from 16,000 feet and their chutes were seen to open. Plane managed to get back to the English coast and four crewmen bailed out 15 miles inland. The Pilot then headed the plane back out toward the channel and the pilot and co-pilot bailed out. Crashed near Wynghene. With 391BS. Pilot: Meyer. Missing Air Crew Report # 7422. 3 Killed in Action, 6 Returned to Duty.

RTD MEYER CHARLES R (P)                           1 LT            391      O-807757

RTD HAGGINS ELMER C (CP)                         2 LT            391      O-701921

RTD SAWTELL RALPH R (B)                          2 LT            391      O-698047

RTD LAMAR HORACE B (TT)                        T/SGT        391      34720250

KIA JEROME LEONARD W JR (R)                  T/SGT        391      32671684        BUFFALO NY

KIA PROCTOR IRWIN M (BT)                         S/SGT         391      33557718        MT JACKSON VA

RTD RIESSEN MAX T (WG)                             S/SGT         391      19103460

KIA HARRIS ALFRED C (TG)                          T/SGT        391      38369770        ROSCOE TX

RTD RIVETT RICHARD S (NG)                        SGT            391      16076381

 

JEROME LEONARD W JR is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

PROCTOR IRVIN M is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

 

B-24H 41-28849 Fightin’ Rebel Salvaged. Plane was with 7BS and had crash-landed June 20, 1944.

 

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE LISTED AS KIA THIS DATE?

KIA GRIBBROCK LEONARD W                      T/SGT        391      32671684

KIA GREW RONALD                                         None Shown

 

July 20, 1944                                                      

Mission #39                                                         Russelheim

Command Pilot: COOK. 12 planes were dispatched and 2 aborted. 10 planes dropped 24.8 tons on the primary target. 10 Credit Sorties. Oil and German industrial targets.

Planes and crew:

44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelson

44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name (lead) (Aborted – mechanical)

44-40441 D/N 4BS Lundeen Floogie Boo

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

42-94815 B/B 4BS Holmes Frivolous Sal

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

44-40421 B/F Gardner869 D/, H. (Weather ship)

42-94799 E/F Tuttle (Airborne spare)

41-29559 E/P Swenson Belchin’ Bessie (Airborne spare)

42-94813 B/E Avriett Skotty (Airborne spare)

41-28878 B/J Smith, J. C. The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler  (Airborne spare)

42-94904 B/P Alexander Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare)

42-94762 B/K Hollowell The Uninvited (Airborne spare)

 

July 21, 1944                                                      

Mission #40                                                         Targets of Opportunity

Command Pilot: WACKWITZ. 38 planes were dispatched and 2 aborted. 25 planes dropped 59.5 tons on targets of opportunity and 11 failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties. One aircraft lost, the 10 crewmembers listed Missing in Action.

Planes and crew:

44-40328 L/K 391BS Baker This Above All (lead)

42-50613 L/A 391BS Bower Holy Joe 

41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

44-40476 B/I 391BS Culver unknown name

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

41-29599 L/B 391BS Foster Boots

42-94904 B/P 391BS Whited Belle of the Brawl (Apparently did not take off)

41-29542 B/L 391BS Richart Rough House Kate (Aborted)

44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey (lead)

44-40267 B/A 4BS Notman

42-94755 D/D 4BS Wright Weary Willie

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

44-40441 D/N 4BS Armstrong Floogie Boo

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-94815 B/B 4BS Barbier Frivolous Sal (Lost Missing in Action) (See below)

42-94813 B/E 4BS Brain Skotty

44-40323 L/N 7BS McAllister Sunshine Rose

44-40454 E/G 7BS Gardner Betta Duck

44-40320 B/N 7BS Swenson Generator Jennie

41-98851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Near Sighted Robin

42-94919 E/C 7BS Harmon

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-94879 B/D  7BS Terry Collapsible Susie

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

44-40486 B/C 7BS Hollowell Cokey Flo

42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Airborne spare) (listed incorrectly as 0762)     

41-28878 B/J Whited The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

44-40420 E/J Fast Company (scheduled for McAllister but replaced)

42-94845 E/N Miz-Pah (scheduled for Swenson but replaced)

44-40276 E/D Halbert (ground spare – lead)

 

B-24H 42-94815 B/B Frivolous Sal Missing in Action believed from Prop wash due to a near collision with another plane. Exact circumstances of the loss are unknown. Crashed near Ehingen. With 4BS. Pilot: Barbier. Missing Air Crew Report # 7421. 10 Killed in Action.

KIA BARBIER MATTHEW V (P)                     2 LT            4          O-701057        NEW ORLEANS LA

KIA MILLER KENNETH E (CP)                        2 LT            4          O-764386        TRANQUILLITY CA

KIA McCOY ARTHUR R (N)                            2 LT            4          O-712865        FOUNTAIN CITY TN

KIA KIRKLAND GEORGE (B)                           2 LT            4          O-685485        ODESSA TX

KIA HERCHENRODER WM C (TT)                 S/SGT         4          36729706        CHICAGO IL

KIA PRUSSEL MORTON (R)                            S/SGT         4          13114919        PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA KEYES EARL J (BT)                                   SGT            4          36855171        WHITMORE LAKE MI

KIA GROSKOPF MERLYN L (WG)                  SGT            4          19201443        CLATSKANIE OR

KIA ZAHN FRANKLIN W (TG)                       SGT            4          32938692        ROCHESTER NY

KIA BICKERTON DAVID W (NG)                   SGT            4          33289163        PITTSBURG PA

 

ZAHN FRANKLIN W is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-34-26.

 

July 24, 1944                                                      

Mission #41                                                         St. Lo area

Command Pilot: BOYD. 38 planes were dispatched and all 38 failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties. One aircraft lost, 9 crewmembers listed Missing in Action.

Planes and crew:

44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

44-40421 B/F 18BS Ralls

42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon Lost MIA. See below

42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

44-40441 D/N 18BS Gardner Floogie Boo

42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

41-28878 B/J 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

42-94869 D/J 18BS Halbert Male Call

41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck

44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Near Sighted Robin

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah

42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe 

44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

44-40458 D/Q 391BS Bice

41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Airborne spare)

42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler  (Airborne spare)

B-24H 42-94757 B/Q The Dugan Wagon Missing in Action in St. Lo area. Flak tore #4 engine off and #3 caught

fire. Plane spun in and exploded on impact with the ground at St Lo. With 18BS. Pilot: Harre. Missing Air Crew Report # 7835.  9 Killed in Action.

KIA HARRE EUGENE (P)                                   1 LT            18        O-686468        WANSEN WI                               21

KIA DUNKLE LLOYD (CP)                                2 LT            18        O-818084        WESTBURY NY                           21

KIA MADDUX ROBERT D (N)                        2 LT            18        O-703901        MACON GA                                 16

KIA WALSH CHRISTOPHER A (B)                2 LT            18        O-698058        ELMHURST NY                           18

KIA STUART ROBERT B (R)                            T/SGT        18        31015243        WASHINGTON DC                     21

KIA KOHLER ROY C (BT)                                 S/SGT         18        39182224        PORTLAND OR                           21

KIA KEYSER WILLIAM E (NG)                       S/SGT         18        33577908        PHILADELPHIA PA                   20

KIA HORTON GEORGE C (TG)                         SGT            18        15108231        INDIANAPOLIS IN                     22

KIA CERNAK MELAN G (WG)                        SGT            18        36813708        KONCTHA WI                             21

NOTE: One source shows Harre as a POW.

 

CERNAK MELAN G is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-17-15.

DUNKLE LLOYD is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, F-18-14.

KEYSER WILLIAM E is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, J-1-21.

KOHLER ROY C is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-12-9.

 

July 25, 1944                                                      

Mission #42                                                         St. Lo area

Command Pilot: SIMPSON. 36 planes were dispatched and all 36 bombed the primary target, dropping 95.9 tons. 36 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40420 E/J 18BS Hartley Fast Company (lead)

44-40421 B/F 18BS Ralls (deputy lead)

41-29567 D/B 18BS Lundeen Bambi

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

41-28878 B/J 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body

42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

44-40049 D/I 18BS Lewis (taking Halbert’s place)

42-94942 D/O 18BS Runyan

44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck  (lead)

44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name (deputy lead)

42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle

42-52755 D/F 7BS Smith, J. C.

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belchin’ Bessie

44-40276 E/D 7BS Holmes

42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah (listed incorrectly in one place as 854)

42-94880 E/H 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94919 E/C 7BS McDonnold

42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe   (lead)

42-50585 L/D 391BS Erwin (deputy lead)

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

44-40458 D/Q 391BS Marsden

44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (spare but did not take off)

42-94869 D/J Male Call (scheduled for Halbert, who did not fly, his place in formation taken by Lewis in a spare)

42-94869 D/J Male Call (then scheduled as Air spare with Bice, but did not take off.)

42-52752 L/E Culver unknown name (ground spare)

42-94787 D/C Set 'em Up (ground spare)

44-40441 D/N Floogie Boo  (ground spare)

44-40267 B/A (scheduled for Hartley but replaced)

41-28851 E/M The Near Sighted Robin (scheduled for Smith, J. C.  but changed)

 

July 27, 1944                                                      

Mission #43                                                         Wissant

Command Pilot: YOUNG. 12 planes were dispatched and 2 aborted. The remaining 10 planes failed to bomb. 10 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40323 L/C 18BS Lindstrom Sunshine Rose (lead)

44-40267 B/A 18BS Dees

42-52752 L/E 18BS Pedigo unknown name

42-94879 E/X 18BS Harris, C. Collapsible Susie

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

41-29542 D/X 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Runyan Skotty (Aborted – mechanical)

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Aborted – mechanical)

44-40049 D/I 18BS McDermott

42-51209 E/Q 18BS Dean The Wrangler

42-94787 D/T 18BS Harris, R. N.  Set 'em Up

 

Mission #44                                                         Brussels, Ghent

Command Pilot: EATON. Second mission of the day. 36 planes were dispatched. 21 planes dropped 58 tons on the primary target, 12 planes dropped 36 tons on the secondary target, and 3 failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties. Upon return one B-24 exploded and crashed at Hadlow. On this mission, 5 crewmembers were listed as wounded in action.

Planes and crew:

44-40461 D/B 7BS Bush (lead)

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

44-40454 E/F 7BS Gardner, H. Betta Duck

44-40421 B/C 7BS Terry

41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Near Sighted Robin

42-94930 E/O 7BS Holmes, T.  (Plane exploded) (see below)

41-29559 E/P 7BS Whited Belchin’ Bessie

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94845 E/N 7BS Swenson Miz-Pah

42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelson (lead)

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey

42-94942 D/O 4BS Armstrong

44-40276 E/C 4BS Wright

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

44-40438 D/C 4BS Simpson unknown name

41-29567 D/S 4BS Howard Bambi

42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Gouchte Weary Willie

44-40328 L/B 391BS Baker This Above All (lead)

44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

42-50613 L/A 391BS Bower Holy Joe 

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

41-29599 L/T 391BS Culver Boots

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

42-94766 L/F 391BS Foster Crow's Nest

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare – lead)

44-40420 E/A Fast Company (ground spare)

44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (ground spare)

 

B-24H 42-94930 E/O Kisco Kid was hit by flak on the bomb run causing considerable damage to the fuselage and wings. Right after bombs away, another flak burst cut the rudder control cables and damaged #1 engine. The pilot headed directly for England but kept bearing left due to #1 engine being out. As the ship came over the Southern tip of England, still bearing left toward the open sea, the crew was ordered to bail out, the pilot and navigator being the last ones out. The plane exploded just before hitting the ground at West Malling. With 7BS. Pilot: Holmes. Unnumbered Missing Air Crew Report. All but two crewmembers were wounded or injured and four were seriously wounded but the four are not identified.

WIA HOLMES GERALD E (P)                          2 LT            7          O-686475                                                23

OK GRANGER DALE G (CP)                             2 LT            7          O-700446                                                23

WIA GRZELAK CHARLES (N)                         2 LT            7          O-703736                                                18

WIA LAMBERT HENRY K (B)                         2 LT            7          O-695504                                                17

WIA KIVETT IVEY (E/TT)                                 S/SGT         7          34665578                                                23

OK GIBBS CLAUDE H (R)                                 T/SGT        7          37399246                                                23

WIA BERRY EDWARD G (BT)                         SGT            7          38450659                                                23

WIA PETERSEN HARRY M (TG)                     SGT            7          39129436                                                23

WIA WEAVER LEE R (WG)                              SGT            7          38341486                                                23

WIA JENSEN HENRY (NG)                               SGT            7          39119209                                                23

 

July 28, 1944                                                      

Mission #45                                                         Vilvorde

Command Pilot: BOYD. 36 planes were dispatched. One aborted and the other 35 failed to bomb. 35 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley (lead)

44-40323 L/C 391BS Salveson Sunshine Rose

44-40328 L/B 391BS Lindstrom This Above All

41-29567 D/S 4BS Kiley Bambi

44-40476 E/Z 7BS Harris, C. unknown name

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Paulnock

42-94919 E/H 7BS Beyer

44-40486 E/W 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

44-40436 L/O 18BS Coupland Nancy

42-94780 L/M 18BS Culver Smitty

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Richart Patches

41-28878 D/Y 18BS Marsden The Heavenly Body

44-40443 D/D 4BS Israelson 

44-40420 E/A 4BS Heath Fast Company

42-94787 D/T 4BS Simpson Set 'em Up

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-52755 D/F 4BS Vande Gouche

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

42-50613 L/A 7BS Brown Holy Joe 

44-40276 E/C 7BS Gardner

42-94824 E/R 7BS Tuttle Umbriago (jettisoned bombs, #3 out & #2 turbo out)

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Wrangler

41-29599 L/T 7BS Alexander Boots

41-29602 L/I 7BS McDannold

44-40463 D/A 7BS Harmon

42-94748 L/P 7BS Whited Undecided

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

44-40454 E/F 7BS Terry Betta Duck

42-94766 L/F 7BS Dean Crow's Nest

42-94771 L/H 7BS Swenson (Aborted – mechanical)

42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Harmon but replaced)

42-94879 E/X Collapsible Susie  (scheduled for Richart but replaced)

44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare – lead)

44-40420 E/A Fast Company Wright (ground spare – taken over and flown by Heath)

44-40463 D/A Foster (ground spare – taken over and flown by Harmon)

 

July 29, 1944                                                      

Mission #46                                                         Juvincourt

Command Pilot: GARRETT. 23 planes were dispatched and bombed the primary target, dropping 64 tons. 23 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

44-40443 D/D 4BS Notman

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

44-40486 E/W 4BS Simpson Cokey Flo

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert Set 'em Up

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair

44-40328 L/B 391BS Bower This Above All

41-29557 E/L 391BS Nigg Shadrach

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited, R.

42-94908 E/I 391BS Marsden Tiger Rag (originally a ground spare)

42-94889 E/Y 391BS Scharmen Patches

42-94766 L/F 391BS Hanson Crow's Nest

42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

44-40436 L/O 391BS Richart Nancy

42-94873 B/D Kirklin (GH equipped aircraft)

41-28880 B/S Waldorf (GH equipped aircraft)

41-29500 B/T Kermode Ramblin’ Reck (GH equipped aircraft)

42-52621 B/Y Bruck (GH equipped aircraft)

41-28884 B/V Alexander Problem Child (GH equipped aircraft)

41-29522 B/W Whitlock (GH equipped aircraft)

42-94879 E/X Howard Collapsible Susie  (Airborne spare – flew the mission)

42-52752 L/E 391BS unknown name (2nd plane scheduled for Marsden but replaced)

42-50613 L/A Holy Joe   (ground spare)

42-94745 B/X The Bold Sea Rover (ground spare)

 

July 31, 1944                                                      

Mission #47                                                         Laon Athies

Command Pilot: BOYD. 35 planes were dispatched and 3 aborted. 32 planes bombed the primary target, dropping 76.6 tons. 32 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

41-28880 B/S 4BS Waldorf

44-40461 D/B 4BS Armstrong

42-94755 D/U 4BS Simpson Weary Willie

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94811 D/K 4BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

44-40049 D/I 4BS Anderson

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-94748 L/P 4BS Halbert Undecided

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

41-29846 B/Z 18BS Blackburn Old 486

44-40320 B/D 18BS Dees Generator Jennie

41-29602 L/I 18BS Kiley

44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94879 E/X 18BS Gardner Collapsible Susie

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

42-94878 L/Q 18BS Whited

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-52752 L/E 18BS Brain unknown name

41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

44-40208 L/U 18BS Scharmen

42-94883 B/N 7BS Blair

44-40421 B/C 7BS Gardner, H.

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. L. Shadrach

44-40420 E/A 7BS Smith, J. C.  Fast Company

42-94908 E/I 7BS Alexander Tiger Rag

42-94771 L/H 7BS Harris, R.

42-94766 L/F 7BS Harmon Crow's Nest

42-51209 E/Q 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

42-94799 E/E 7BS Dean

42-94845 E/N 7BS Terry Miz-Pah

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

44-40458 D/Q Vande Guchte (Airborne spare)

42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

44-40436 L/O Gallagher Nancy (Airborne spare – Flew the mission)

44-40443 D/D Mackey (ground spare – lead)

41-29564 B/R Manlove (flying with 490BG)

41-28871 B/P Gipson The Leading Lady (flying with 490BG)

41-29522 B/W Whitlock (flying with 493BG)

42-94873 B/O Glaze (flying with 493BG)

41-28884 B/V Bruck Problem Child (flying with 493BG)             

41-29598 B/U Kirklin (flying with 493BG)