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34th Bomb Group Mission Diary for AUGUST 1944: Missions #48-#63

Compiled by Gary L. Ferrell

 

Missions as a B-24 Group in August 1944

 

Date & Mission Number                                     Target

 

August 1, 1944                                                   

Mission #48                                                         Foret de St. Saens, Val des Joucs, Betreville, St. Oun

Command Pilot: TAVASTI. Buzz bomb targets. 39 planes were dispatched. 24 planes dropped 54 tons on the primary target and 15 failed to bomb. 24 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

42-50613 L/A 7BS Brown Holy Joe 

44-40276 E/C 7BS McAllister

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

42-94813 D/Z 7BS Alexander Skotty

41-29542 D/X 7BS Smith, J. C. Rough House Kate

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDermott

44-40486 E/W 7BS Dean Cokey Flo

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

42-94889 E/Y 7BS Harmon Patches

44-40476 E/Z 7BS Avriett unknown name

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach

42-94762 L/Y 7BS Winsor The Uninvited

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

42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

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

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

44-40208 L/U 391BS Foster

44-40323 L/C 391BS Richart Sunshine Rose

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40421 B/C 391BS Marsden

42-94771 L/H 391BS Scharmen

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

44-40443 D/D 4BS Notman

44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

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

44-40463 D/A 4BS Simpson

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Palmer

44-40482 B/B 4BS Anderson

44-40420 E/A Harris Fast Company

42-94869 D/J Halbert Male Call

44-40267 B/A Terry

44-40421 B/C (ground spare)

 

August 2, 1944                                                   

Mission #49                                                         Foret de St. Saens, Betreville, St. Jean du Cordonnay

Command Pilot: FANDEL. Buzz bomb targets. 39 planes were dispatched. 11 planes dropped 30 tons on the primary target and 28 failed to bomb. 34 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

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

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

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

42-94771 L/H 391BS Marsden

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

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

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

42-50585 L/D 391BS Foster

44-40454 E/B 18BS Dees Betta Duck (lead)

44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom (deputy lead)

44-40320 B/D 18BS Coupland Generator Jennie

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

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

42-52755 D/F 18BS Wright

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

41-28820 L/L 18BS Paulnock Four-Five Time

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

44-40276 E/C 18BS Alexander

42-94879 E/X 18BS Harmon Collapsible Susie

41-29557 E/L 18BS Whited Shadrach

44-40438 D/C 4BS Notman unknown name (lead)

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

44-40461 D/B 4BS Howard

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94942 D/O 4BS Simpson

42-94811 D/K 4BS Vande Guchte Tommy Thumper II

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94919 E/H 4BS Anderson

42-94799 E/E 4BS Palmer

42-94845 E/N Swenson Miz-Pah (Airborne spare)

44-40458 D/Q Bice (Airborne spare)

41-28851 E/M McDermott The Near Sighted Robin (Airborne spare) (Aborted – gas leak)

44-40267 B/A (ground spare –lead)

42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

 

August 3, 1944                                                   

Mission #50                                                         Brussels

 

Command Pilot: LeBAILLY. Target was the railroad marshalling yards. 36 planes were dispatched and bombed the primary target, dropping 87 tons. 36 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40443 D/D 18BS Lindstrom (lead)

44-40421 B/C 18BS Ralls

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

42-52755 D/F 18BS Simpson

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

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

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94942 D/O 18BS Palmer

44-40458 D/Q 18BS Bice

41-29567 D/S 18BS Lundeen Bambi

44-40441 D/P 18BS Lewis Floogie Boo

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

44-40438 D/C 391BS Erwin unknown name (lead)

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

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

42-94869 D/J 391BS Scharmen Male Call

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Beyer The Uninvited

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Whited

42-94775 D/L 391BS Foster unknown name

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40420 E/A 7BS McAllister Fast Company (lead)

44-40454 E/B 7BS Bush Betta Duck

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

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

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

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

44-40049 D/I 7BS Terry

42-94879 E/X 7BS Dean Collapsible Susie

42-94880 E/G 7BS Harmon Misschief

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach

44-40441 D/P Floogie Boo  (scheduled for Lewis but replaced)

41-29599 L/T Boots (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

42-94780 L/M Smitty (scheduled for Scharmen but replaced)

44-40276 E/C (ground spare)

 

August 4, 1944                                                   

Mission #51                                                         Hulsum

Command Pilot: COOK. Target was the airfield. 26 planes were dispatched and all 26 bombed the secondary target, dropping 75 tons. 26 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

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

44-40438 D/C 4BS Mackey unknown name (deputy lead)

44-40049 D/I 4BS Simpson

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

42-94799 E/E 4BS Wright

42-51209 E/Q 4BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

42-94824 E/R 4BS Howard Umbriago

41-28851 E/M 4BS Marks The Near Sighted Robin

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

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

41-29602 L/I 4BS Bouldin

41-29557 E/L 4BS Palmer Shadrach

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

44-40461 D/B 18BS Blackburn

42-94780 L/M 18BS Brain Smitty

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

42-94766 L/F 18BS Daniels Crow's Nest

42-94880 E/G 18BS Pedigo Misschief

42-94908 E/I 18BS Salveson Tiger Rag

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

42-94748 L/P 18BS Foster Undecided

42-94771 L/H 18BS Meyer

44-40436 L/O 18BS Gallagher Nancy

41-29599 L/T 18BS Scharmen Boots

42-94878 L/Q 18BS Richart

44-40482 B/B (scheduled for Blackburn but replaced)

42-94762 L/Y The Uninvited (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

44-40328 L/B This Above All (ground spare)

42-94845 E/N Miz-Pah (ground spare)

 

August 5, 1944                                                   

Mission #52                                                         Halberstadt

Command Pilot: WACKWITZ. Target was again an airfield. 36 planes were dispatched. 35 bombed the primary target, dropping 100 tons, and one plane failed to bomb. 35 Credit Sorties. Score: Very good. One plane was lost to Flak on this mission.

Planes and crew:

44-40267 B/A 391BS Ray (lead)

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

42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

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

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

42-94904 L/Z 391BS Foster Belle of the Brawl

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

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

44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

44-40420 E/A 7BS Gardner Fast Company

42-94908 E/I 7BS McDannold Tiger Rag

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

41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry  Shadrach (Lost MIA) (see below)

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

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

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harris The Wrangler

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

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

44-40476 E/Z 7BS Winsor unknown name

44-40482 B/B 4BS Mackey

44-40443 D/D 4BS Heath

44-40486 E/W 4BS Wright Cokey Flo

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

42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson Male Call

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

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

42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

41-29542 D/X 4BS Marks Rough House Kate

41-28878 D/Y 4BS Palmer The Heavenly Body

44-40049 D/I 4BS Bouldin

42-50613 L/A Holy Joe   (scheduled for Ray but replaced)

44-40461 D/B (scheduled for Mackey but replaced)

42-94813 D/Z Skotty (ground spare)

42-94889 E/Y Patches (ground spare)

 

B-24H 41-29557 E/L Shadrach Missing in Action Flak believed near Vagdeburg. Crashed at Wesermunde.

With 7BS. Pilot: Terry. Missing Air Crew Report # 7697. 1 Killed in Action, 8 or 9 Prisoner of War.

POW TERRY JOHN P (P)                                   1 LT            7          O-792177        TRENTON NJ                               20

POW HALGREN KENNETH W (CP)                2 LT            7          O-816298        PERTER IN                                    21

POW ADAMS BLUFORD L (N)                       2 LT            7          O-702879        NEW YORK NY                           21

POW GREOGHEGAN EDGAR D (B)                F/O             7          T-001539        SEATTLE WA                             19

POW SCHILDMAN WILLIAM W (E/TT)      T/SGT        7          16076366        JACKSONVILLE IL                     21

KIA ZAKAIB LOUIS A (R)                               T/SGT        7          35648360        CHARLESTON WV                     21

POW JENKINS RICHARD F (BT)                     S/SGT         7          34648448        CHARLESTON SC                       19

POW HESS JULIAN F (WG)                              S/SGT         7          15320781        ST MARYS WV                           11

POW TYMCZYSZYN EDWARD J (NG)          S/SGT         7          12207455        BUFFALO NY                              19

 

NOTE: No tail gunner is listed on the loading list. Walter Sturdivan’s book, The Red Tailed Devils From Mendlesham, appears to indicate that Henry Lambert, a bombardier, was on this plane and taken Prisoner of War, but he does not appear on the Missing Air Crew Report nor on the crew loading list.

 

???? POW LAMBERT HENRY K (B)

 

ZAKAIB LOUIS A is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery, P-5-8.

 

August 6, 1944                                                   

Mission #53                                                         Foret de Saens, Val des Joucs, La Briqueterie

Command Pilot: TAVASTI. Buzz bomb targets. 39 planes were dispatched but all failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

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

44-40458 D/Q 7BS Harris

44-40461 D/B 7BS McAllister

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

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

42-52755 D/F 7BS Hollowell

42-94908 E/I 7BS Winsor Tiger Rag

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

42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

44-40323 L/C 391BS Ray Sunshine Rose

42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower

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

44-40443 D/D 391BS Stewart

44-40482 B/B 391BS Richart

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

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

44-40436 L/O 391BS Gallagher Nancy

44-40463 D/A 18BS Ralls

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

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

42-94755 D/U 18BS Bouldin Weary Willie

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

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

42-94869 D/J 18BS Howard Male Call

42-94811 D/K 18BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

42-94942 D/O 18BS Vande Guche

42-94787 D/T Pavlicek Set 'em Up  (Airborne spare)

44-40049 D/I Armstrong (Airborne spare)

42-94879 E/X Lundeen Collapsible Susie  (Airborne spare)

42-94878 L/Q (scheduled for Richart but replaced)

44-40328 L/B This Above All (ground spare)

44-40276 E/C (ground spare)

 

August 7, 1944                                                   

Mission #54                                                         Remilly

Command Pilot: EATON. 26 planes were dispatched. 9 bombed the primary target, dropping 22.5 tons, and 17 planes failed to bomb. 9 Credit Sorties. Two planes are listed as lost on this mission with 11 crewmembers listed as Missing in Action. On of these was 44-40323 Sunshine Rose which was carrying the Group Command Pilot, LT COL Joseph Eaton and Group Navigator MAJ Harry Ackerman. The other plane has not been identified and no other crew losses are recorded on this date.

Planes and crew:

44-40323 L/C391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson

42-94878 L/Q 391BS Nigg

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

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

42-94780 L/M 391BS Bagus Smitty

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

42-94824 E/R 391BS Scharmen Umbriago

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Richart The Uninvited

44-40328 L/B 18BS Dees This Above All

44-40421 B/C 18BS Ralls

42-94880 E/G 18BS Brain Misschief

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

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

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

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

42-94919 E/H 18BS McDannold

42-94879 E/X 18BS Tuttle Collapsible Susie

42-94889 E/Y 18BS McCage Patches

42-94845 E/N 18BS Swenson Miz-Pah

41-29559 E/P Harris, R. N. Belchin’ Bessie (Airborne spare)

41-28851 E/M Winsor The Near Sighted Robin (Airborne spare)

42-50613 L/A Ray Holy Joe   (Weather ship)

44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (scheduled for Dees but replaced)

42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (2nd plane scheduled for Brain, also replaced)

 

B-24J 44-40323 L/C Sunshine Rose Missing in Action Flak believed near Nanteuill. Received direct flak hit in the

bomb bay. Plane pulled out of formation in a 45 degree glide. It leveled off at about 10,000 feet, made a 180 degree turn to the right and started to climb. Plane appeared to stall and entered another downward glide, seemingly still under control. One chute was positively seen and possibly another. Crashed at Malmmedy. Group Operations Officer, Col Eaton was lost in this plane flying as mission's Command Pilot. With 391BS. Pilot: Erwin. Missing Air Crew Report # 7877.

KIA ERWIN ELDON E (P)                                  CAPT         391      O-664385        FORT WORTH TX                      22

??? SCHOLLE JOHN R (CP)                               2 LT            391      O-817541                                                                23

KIA ALDER HERBERT P (N)                            2 LT            391      O-703918        CA                                                  18

POW JONES ROY O JR (B)                                2 LT            391      O-697775        AL                                                  14

POW LAMAR HORACE B (TT)                       T/SGT        391      34720250        PONTOTAC MS                          23

KIA O'LEARY JAMES A (R)                             T/SGT        391      11081665        MN                                                 21

POW BLAGRAVE HUBERT L (WG)                S/SGT         391      37199499        KANSAS CITY MO                    23

EVD BABCOCK LAWRENCE W (TG)             S/SGT         391      37507630        KANSAS CITY MO                    22

KIA WARNER LLOYD D (NG)                         S/SGT         391      36594122        DETROIT MI                                23

KIA EATON JOSEPH J L (Com P)                    LT COL      HQ      O-023265        AL                                                  8

POW ACKERMAN HARRY (GpN)                  MAJ           HQ      O-434658                                                                1

 

ALDER HERBERT G is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

EATON JOSEPH J JR is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

ERWIN ELDON E is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, B-13-31.

O’LEARY JAMES is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

 

August 8, 1944                                                   

Mission #55                                                         Monte Gournay, La Briqueterie

Command Pilot: GARRETT. 26 planes were dispatched. 17 planes dropped 36.2 tons on the primary target and 9 failed to bomb. 26 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94780 L/M 4BS Thrun Smitty

41-29542 D/X 4BS Simpson Rough House Kate

44-40461 D/B 4BS Israelson

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

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-94755 D/U 4BS Bouldin Weary Willie

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice

44-40276 E/C 7BS McAllister

42-94904 L/Z 7BS Whited, R. L.  Belle of the Brawl

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

41-29599 L/T 7BS Avriett Boots

41-28820 L/L 7BS Dean Four-Five Time

44-40436 L/O 7BS McCage Nancy

44-40482 B/B 7BS Brown

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

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

44-40476 E/Z 7BS Tuttle unknown name

44-40486 E/W 7BS Winsor Cokey Flo

41-28878 D/Y 7BS Harris, R. The Heavenly Body (incorrectly shown as D/X)

42-94813 D/Z 4BS Howard Skotty

42-94845 E/N 7BS Vande Guche Miz-Pah

42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Thrun but replaced)

42-94889 E/Y Patches (scheduled for Harris, R. but replaced)

44-40421 B/C (ground spare – lead)

44-40267 B/A Dees (ground spare)

 

August 10, 1944                                                 

Mission #56                                                         Sens

Command Pilot: CRABTREE. This mission was to the Sens oil depot, railway bridge and other targets. 26 planes were dispatched and all 26 bombed the primary target, dropping 75 tons. 26 Credit Sorties. Score: good.

Planes and crew:

44-40438 D/C 18BS Dees unknown name (lead)

44-40267 B/A 18BS Gipson

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

44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

42-94880 E/G 18BS Harris, R. N. Misschief

42-94799 E/E 18BS Tuttle

42-94845 E/N 18BS McCage Miz-Pah

42-94908 E/I 18BS Winsor Tiger Rag

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

42-50585 L/D 391BS Blair

41-29602 L/I 391BS Nigg

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

42-94780 L/M 391BS Daniels Smitty

44-40436 L/O 391BS Bagus Nancy

42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Whited, R. H. The Uninvited (incorrectly listed as R. L.)

42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

44-40049 D/I 391BS Scharmen

42-52755 D/F 391BS Foster

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

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago (Airborne spare)

44-40276 E/C Gradner, H. (Weather ship)

44-40463 D/A (ground spare)

42-94942 D/O (ground spare)

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

 

August 11, 1944                                                 

Mission #57                                                         Tousus Lenobles, Orleans

Command Pilot: BOYD. 39 planes were dispatched. 23 planes dropped 55.2 tons on the primary target, while 9 planes dropped 22.3 tons on the secondary target and 7 failed to bomb. 32 Credit Sorties. One plane crashed on takeoff.

Planes and crew:

44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

42-50613 L/A 7BS Gardner Holy Joe 

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

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

41-29559 E/P 7BS Alexander Belching Bessie (Crashed on take off) (see below)

42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler  

42-94845 E/N 7BS Winsor Miz-Pah (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

44-40454 E/B 7BS Dean Betta Duck

42-94780 L/M 7BS Harris, R. N. Smitty

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

44-40461 D/B 4BS Notman

44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo  (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Ames

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

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

42-94824 E/R 4BS Simpson Umbriago

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

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

44-40463 D/A 18BS Hartley

44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom

42-50585 L/D 18BS Coupland

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

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

41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

41-28878 D/Y 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body (Bombed with another formation)

44-40486 E/W 18BS Richart Cokey Flo

42-94748 L/P 18BS Scharmen Undecided

42-52752 L/E 18BS Murphy unknown name (Aborted – mechanical)

42-94771 L/H 18BS Whited, R. H.

42-94879 E/X Whited, R. L. Collapsible Susie  (Airborne spare)               

42-94942 D/O Runyan (Airborne spare) (Aborted – mechanical)

44-40436 L/O Foster Nancy (Airborne spare)

44-40443 D/D Mackey (Weather ship)

44-40267 B/A (ground spare – lead)

41-29602 L/I (ground spare)

44-40328 L/B This Above All  (ground spare)

 

B-24H 41-29559 E/P Belchin’ Bessie Failed to lift off the runway. Fortunately what fire there was extinguished

quickly and all of the bombs were safely removed. With 7BS. Pilot: Alexander. Crew OK. Salvaged with non-battle damage.

RTD ALEXANDER SHELBY T (P)                   1 LT            7          O-726544

RTD RAVER JACOB T (CP)                              2 LT            7          O-767647

RTD GROSS ROBERT H (N)                              2 LT            7          O-703628        Minor injuries

RTD McKEON PATRICK J (B)                         2 LT            7          O-698025

RTD HOWARTERS WAYNE E (E)                  T/SGT        7          39279107

RTD OWENS HAROLD G (R)                           T/SGT        7          34686585

RTD LUCYK PETER (G)                                     S/SGT         7          33674674        Minor injuries

RTD SEIFERT WILLIAM W (G)                       S/SGT         7          32850670

RTD RUTKA HAROLD C (G)                            S/SGT         7          17050426

 

August 13, 1944                                                 

Mission #58                                                         Buzz Bombs sites (Ronen)

Command Pilot: FANDEL. 39 planes were dispatched to six different targets in 6 plane groups. 31 planes dropped 76.8 tons on the primary targets, while 7 planes dropped 18.2 tons on targets of opportunity and one plane failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-40328 L/B 391BS Ray This Above All  (lead – Target #1)

42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

44-40436 L/O 391BS Bagus Nancy

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

41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time (lead – Target #2)

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

41-29564 B/R 391BS Meyer

41-28884 B/V 391BS Murphy Problem Child

41-29500 B/T 391BS Scharmen Ramblin’ Reck

44-40421 B/C 18BS Ralls (lead – Target #3)

44-40267 B/A 18BS Parrish

42-94879 E/X 18BS Gardner, M. Collapsible Susie (Aborted - #1 engine out. Jettisoned bombs)       

42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

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

41-28878 D/Y 18BS Brain The Heavenly Body (lead – Target #4)

41-29567 D/S 18BS Kiley Bambi

44-40049 D/I 18BS Armstrong

42-52755 D/F 18BS Thrun

44-40461 D/B 18BS Runyan

42-94869 D/J 18BS Lewis Male Call

44-40454 E/B 7BS McAllister Betta Duck (lead – Target #5)

44-40276 E/C 7BS Avriett

42-94908 E/I 7BS Whited Tiger Rag

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

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

44-40482 B/B 7BS Alexander (lead – Target #6)

42-94824 E/R 7BS Harmon Umbriago

44-40320 B/D 7BS Dean Generator Jennie

42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle

44-40486 E/W 7BS Harris, R. N.  Cokey Flo

42-94755 D/U 7BS Swenson Weary Willie

42-52621 B/Y Sheridan (Airborne spare – bombed Target #2)

44-40476 E/Z McCage unknown name (Airborne spare – bombed Target #5)

44-40458 D/Q Vande Guche (Airborne spare – bombed Target #1)

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

44-40443 D/D (ground spare)

 

August 14, 1944                                                 

Mission #59                                                         Saintes

Command Pilot: BURTON. 38 planes were dispatched. 37 planes dropped 111 tons on the primary target and one failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties. No plane or crewmembers are reported lost on this mission.

Planes and crew:

44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey

42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson Male Call

44-40438 D/C 4BS Israelson unknown name

44-40461 D/B 4BS Johanson

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

42-52755 D/F 4BS Wright

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

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Palmer

41-29542 D/X 4BS Howard Rough House Kate

41-28884 B/Y 4BS Pavlicek Problem Child    

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94813 D/Z 4BS Ames Skotty

44-40454 E/B 7BS Brown Betta Duck

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

44-40267 B/A 7BS Whitlock

44-40463 D/A 7BS Gardner, H.

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

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94908 E/I 7BS Swenson Tiger Rag

42-94799 E/E 7BS Harmon

42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches

41-29564 B/R 7BS Dean

44-40476 E/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. unknown name

42-94942 D/O 7BS Harris, R. N.

42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower

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

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

44-40320 B/D 391BS Hanson Generator Jennie

42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

41-29500 B/T 391BS Murphy Ramblin’ Reck

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

44-40436 L/O 391BS Bagus Nancy

44-40208 L/U 391BS Sheridan

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited (On the formation chart but apparently did not take off)

41-28878 D/Y Runyan The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

42-51209 E/Q Foster  The Wrangler  (Airborne spare)

42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

44-40421 B/C (ground spare – lead)

 

August 15, 1944

Mission #60                                                         FlorennesJuzaine

 

Command Pilot: LeBAILLY. Target was an airfield. 39 planes were dispatched. 36 aircraft dropped 85.5 tons on the primary target and 3 failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

42-50613 L/A 18BS Lindstrom Holy Joe 

44-40463 D/A 18BS Ralls

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. unknown name

44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock (Aborted mechanical, #1 oil out & couldn’t feather prop. Brought back bombs)

42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

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

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

42-94880 E/G 18BS Hollowell Misschief

41-29500 E/J 18BS Salveson Ramblin’ Reck

42-94799 E/E 18BS Alexander

42-94919 E/H 18BS Winsor

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

42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair

41-28884 L/J 391BS Becker Problem Child

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided

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

41-29599 L/T 391BS Scharmen Boots

42-94845 E/N 391BS Murphy Miz-Pah

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

41-29564 E/O 391BS Meyer

42-94824 E/R 391BS Sheridan Umbriago

42-51209 E/Q 391BS Bagus The Wrangler

44-40461 D/B 4BS Notman

44-40443 D/D 4BS Runyan

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

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

44-40421 B/C 4BS Simpson

42-94755 D/U 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

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

42-94775 D/L 4BS Ames unknown name

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

42-94942 D/O 4BS Bowen

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

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

42-94908 E/I Whited, R. H. Tiger Rag (Airborne spare)

42-52755 D/F Howard (Airborne spare)

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

44-40454 E/B Betta Duck (ground spare)

44-40438 D/C unknown name (ground spare)

 

B-24J 44-40267 Bad Penny salvaged the next day.

 

The Mission Report does not mention any plane having to ditch on this date, or any men killed on this date. 44-40267 did abort this mission when unable to feather #1 prop, but the mission report states that the 52 100lb bombs were returned to base. No battle damaged was reported on this plane but it did ground loop upon landing, severely damaging the plane. Paulnock and crew were not injured as they fly again the very next mission, in a different plane of course.

 

August 16, 1944

Mission #61                                                         Halberstadt

Command Pilot: TAVASTI. Target was Halberstadt airfield. 39 planes were dispatched and dropped 87 tons on the primary target. 39 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

42-50613 L/A 7BS Bush Holy Joe 

41-29599 L/T 7BS Smith, J. C. Boots

44-40328 L/B 7BS Brown This Above All

44-40208 L/U 7BS Alexander

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

41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Whited, R. L.  The Wrangler

41-28871 B/P 7BS Winsor The Leading Lady

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief

44-40461 D/B 4BS Heath

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

41-28880 B/S 4BS Johanson

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan

42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert Male Call

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

44-40420 E/A 4BS Vande Guche Fast Company

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

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Simpson

44-40486 B/L 4BS Palmer Cokey Flo

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo

41-29598 B/U 18BS Blackburn Chesty

42-94879 B/M 18BS Gardner Collapsible Susie

44-40443 D/D 18BS Dees

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

44-40320 B/D 18BS Salveson Generator Jennie

42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

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

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

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

42-94755 D/U 18BS Timblin Weary Willie

42-94883 B/N 18BS Richart

42-52752 L/E 18BS Ames unknown name

41-29500 E/J Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (Airborne spare)

41-29602 L/I Whited, R. H. (Airborne spare)

42-94748 L/P Bowen Undecided (Airborne spare)

44-40454 E/B Betta Duck (ground spare – lead)

41-28884 L/J Problem Child (ground spare) 

41-29486 B/Z Old 486 (ground spare)

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

B-24J 44-40267 B/A Bad Penny declared salvage with battle damage from the previous day’s mission.

 

August 18, 1944                                                 

Mission #62                                                         Roye Amy

Command Pilot: FANDEL. Target was a Luftwaffe airfield north of Paris. 29 planes were dispatched. 25 planes dropped 59.5 tons on the primary target and 4 failed to bomb. 25 Credit Sorties. One plane was lost and 10 crewmembers were listed Missing in Action and 2 other crewmembers as Wounded in Action.

Planes and crew:

42-94883 B/N GH Blair (shown as 4483)           Major damage, Wender, Nose Nav WIA will likely lose leg, landed at Woodbridge

41-29605 B/Q 391BS Gipson Leo                              Major damage

42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker

42-94762 L/Y 391BS Daniels The Uninvited   Aborted - #2 prop ranaway

42-94748 L/P 391BS Stewart Undecided                               Major damage, 2 men WIA (S/SGT M.H Hernandez & 2LT W.C Noullet)

41-29599 L/T 391BS Richart Boots

41-29602 L/I 391BS Marsden

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

44-40208 L/U 391BS Murphy

42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer                                Aborted - #3 engine feathered

42-94904 L/Z 391BS Scharmen Belle of the Brawl

42-52752 L/E 391BS Friedel unknown name

41-29486 B/Z GH Blackburn Old 486           Major damage

41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J.C.

44-40420 E/A 7BS Alexander Fast Company

42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

42-94845 E/N 7BS Swenson Miz-Pah (could actually be 42-94854) Did not drop – rack malfunction

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

42-94799 E/E 7BS Whited, R.L.                          Major damage

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Winsor The Wrangler

41-29500 E/ 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (shown as E/N)

42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag

42-94880 E/G 7BS Finch

41-29598 B/U GH Alexander (Flew Lead of 493BG’s A group)

41-28880 B/S GH Johanson (Flew deputy lead of 493BG’s A group)

42-94745 B/X GH Glaze The Bold Sea Rover (Flew Lead of 493BG’s B group) MIA. See below.

42-94775 D/L Marks unknown name  (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage

42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage

42-94873 B/O (Scheduled for Gipson but replaced)

 

B-24H 42-94745 B/X The Bold Sea Rover Missing in Action – flak. Aircraft received a direct flak hit between the waist and the tail. The tail was blown off the plane. The aircraft fell out of formation and was seen to explode on impact with the ground. No chutes were observed. With 18BS. Pilot: Glaze. 12 Missing in Action.

KIA GLAZE JAMES (P)                                     1LT             18        O-810133

KIA BROWNE RICHARD C (CP)                     2LT             18        O-814443        KS

KIA CLARK HARRY L (N)                                1LT             18        O-699984

KIA FLADOS MORRIS H (B)                            1LT             18        O-686425

KIA GROSS EUGENE G (R)                                T/SGT        18        35402187

KIA SIERKS R. J. (Com-P)                                  CAPT         493rd 

KIA WALKER ORVILLE N (BT)                       S/SGT         18        20725380

??? MOTT DONAVON V (E)                             T/SGT        18        39278931

KIA WALLS DONALD J (TG)                          S/SGT         18        15133858

??? KREIPE WALTER E (WG)                          S/SGT         18        20725380

KIA VanHAUSEN JOHN R (Lead-N)               1LT             18        O-699279

OK? ALEXANDER TOMMIE H (NG)              S/SGT         18        39124757

 

BROWNE RICHARD C is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, A-12-32.

 

August 21, 1944

B-24J 42-99946 salvaged.

 

August 24, 1944                                                 

Mission #63                                                         Kiel, Hemmingstadt

Command Pilot: GARRETT. Last 34BG mission flying B-24s. 39 planes were dispatched. 32 planes dropped 91.5 tons on the primary target, 3 planes dropped 9 tons on the secondary target, 1 bombed a target of opportunity, dropping 3 tons, and 3 failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties. Three planes were listed as Missing in Action along with 27 crewmembers and 1 crewmember was Wounded in Action. This was perhaps the toughest mission flown by the 34BG. Nearly every plane in the formation reported some kind of battle damage, 15 of them characterized as Major damage, this in addition to the three planes that were lost. Returning planes brought home 5 wounded crewmen as well.

Planes and crew:

44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey (Lost – crashed in England) (see below)

44-40461 D/B 4BS Notman (slight battle damage – one crewman wounded)

44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Major battle damage)

42-94755 D/U 4BS Marks Weary Willie (Major battle damage)

42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson Male Call (slight battle damage)

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

44-40441 D/P 4BS Lewis Floogie Boo  (incorrectly listed as D/F)

42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II  (Aborted – mechanical)

44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice (Major battle damage)

42-94942 D/O 4BS Runyan (Major battle damage)

41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi (Major battle damage)

42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek Set 'em Up (slight battle damage)

44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom (Major battle damage)

44-40463 D/A 18BS Harris, C. W. (Major battle damage)

42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty (slight battle damage)

44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, R. N. unknown name (slight battle damage)

41-28878 D/Y 18BS Parrish The Heavenly Body (slight battle damage)

41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate (Major battle damage)

42-94879 B/M 18BS Gardner, M.  Collapsible Susie (Major battle damage – one crewman wounded)

42-94762 L/Y 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited (slight battle damage)

44-40486 B/L 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo  (Major battle damage)

41-29602 L/I 18BS Marsden (Major battle damage)

41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots (slight battle damage)

42-94748 L/P 18BS Richart Undecided (slight battle damage)

44-40454 E/B 7BS Brown Betta Duck

44-40420 E/A 7BS Whited Fast Company

42-94880 E/G 7BS Hollowell Misschief (slight battle damage)

41-28851 E/M 7BS Avriett The Near Sighted Robin  (Interned in Sweden) (see below)

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

41-29564 E/O 7BS Winsor (Major battle damage – one crewman wounded)

42-51209 E/Q 7BS Finch The Wrangler  (slight battle damage)

41-29500 E/J 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (slight battle damage)

44-40208 L/U 7BS Zarfoss (slight battle damage)

42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold (slight battle damage)

42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag (Aborted – mechanical, jettisoned bombs)

42-94878 L/Q 7BS McCage (Major battle damage)

44-40436 L/O Ames Nancy (Airborne spare – flew with 4BS. Major battle damage)

42-94780 L/M Howard Smitty (Airborne spare – flew with 7BS. Lost MIA.) (see below)

42-94771 L/H Vande Guchte (Airborne spare – flew with 18BS. Major battle damage and 2 wounded.)

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

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

42-52621 L/F (ground spare)

 

B-24J 44-40443 D/D With the 4BS. Pilot: Mackey. Unnumbered Missing Air Crew Report. 9 Killed in

Action, 1 Returned to Duty. This plane was hit by flak in #1 engine causing considerable loss of fuel. Engineer reported only three minutes fuel remaining so the crew was ordered to bail out. Nine men did bail out but Major Garrett was unable to leave when the plane went into a spin. He was able to right the plane and decided to fly until the fuel ran out. The plane did reach England and Major Garrett bailed out and the plane crashed into a house at Holt, Suffolk. Fortunately there were no injuries to anyone on the ground. Salvaged with battle damage

KIA MACKEY WILLIAM K (P)                       1 LT            4          O-807481        18            NJ

RTD GARRETT JOSEPH O (Com P)                 MAJ           HQ      O-396430        10

KIA GALLAGHER JOHN C (N)                         1 LT            4          O-702996        18            VT

KIA HOGAN THOMAS J (N2)                          1 LT            4          O-702431        14            NY

KIA MATSON GORDON T (B)                         1 LT            4          O-695371        18            NY

KIA CORRALES SERRAFINE (R)                    T/SGT        4          39119903        18            CA

KIA SABBATH BERNARD (BT)                      S/SGT         4          16129636        19

KIA SMITH CLIFFORD H (WG)                       S/SGT         4          33718333        18            MD

KIA SPIVAK SAUL (TG)                                   S/SGT         4          13107885        18            PA

KIA HOLTZMAN BURTON C (NG)                S/SGT         4          16056961        17            WI

 

CORRALES SERRAFINE is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

GALLAGHER JOHN C is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

HOGAN THOMAS J is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

 

HOLTZMAN BURTON C is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

MACKEY WILLIAM K is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

MATSON GORDON T is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

SMITH CLIFFORD H is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

SPIVAK SAUL is listed on the Wall of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

 

B-24H 42-94780 L/M Smitty Missing in Action Flak believed near Misburg. The plane received a direct flak hit in

#1 engine. The engine burst into flames which seemed to spread over the entire aircraft. The left wing disintegrated as the plane went down. One crew reported that this plane exploded near the ground. No chutes were seen. Crashed at Kraienwisch. With 4BS. Pilot: Howard. Missing Air Crew Report # 8463. 7 Killed in Action, 1 Prisoner of War.

POW HOWARD GERALD R (P)                       2 LT            4          O-814903        13            ORANGE TX (or KIA)

KIA BAKER ERNEST C (CP)                             2 LT            4          O-821141        14            UPPER DERBY PA

KIA FLORES JOSEPH (N)                                  2 LT            4          O-707254        13            FALL RIVER MA        

KIA GRIFFIN JAMES E (TT)                             S/SGT         4          18191983        13            SHATTUCK OK         

KIA RICHARDSON JOHN P (R)                       S/SGT         4          35700043        13            LOUISVILLE KY

KIA IANNONE JOSEPH (BT)                            S/SGT         4          31169129        13            WATERBURY CT

KIA LEAHY DAVID F (TG)                               SGT            4          12216555        13            PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA ALTAMORE JOSEPH L (NG)                   SGT            4          32992566        13            BRONX NY

 

ALTAMORE JOSEPH is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-14-49.

BAKER ERNEST C is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-36-13.

FLORES JOSEPH is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-24-2.

LEAHY DAVID F is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-10-23.

RICHARDSON JOHN P is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-9-27.

 

B-24H 41-28851 E/M The Near Sighted Robin With 7BS. The plane left formation with #4 engine feathered and

smoking. Last seen head for Sweden. Interned after landing at the airfield at Sovde, Sweden. Pilot 1 LT Giles C. Avriett. Missing Air Crew Report # 8461. 10 crewmembers Interned in Sweden. (See 2nd 34th BG History p.29).

INT AVRIETT GILES C (P)                                 1 LT            7          O-559006        34

INT SOLER JOHN V (CP)                                   2 LT            7          O-816609        31

INT SCHEER FREDERICK J (N)                        2 LT            7          O-808152        31

INT DeHAAN BENJAMIN F (B)                      2 LT            7          O-696223        29

INT KIASER RAWOND J (R)                            T/SGT        7          36599289        34

INT FRIEDEL JAMES H (BT)                            S/SGT         7          34120292        33

INT CAMPBELL ROBERT 0 (E)                        T/SGT        7          34538625        34

INT LONGMIRE JACK D (TG)                          S/SGT         7          39036216        32

INT HOLMES LILBURNE (WG)                        S/SGT         7          38235411        35

INT JACKSON FREDERICK A (F)                   S/SGT         18        36851941        16

Note: Jackson was on board as a photographer.

 

August 27, 1944

B-24H 42-94774 salvaged