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41-28820 Four-Five Time

B-24H-15-DT

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28820 L/L 4BS Marks Four-Five Time

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28820 L/L Four-Five Time scheduled for Hanson but not used this mission.

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-28820 L/L 4BS Pavlicek Four-Five Time (Airborne spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-28820 L/L Four-Five Time (scheduled for Hanson but replaced)

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28820 L/L Hart Four-Five Time

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Beyer Four-Five Time

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 18BS Paulnock Four-Five Time

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Scharmen Four-Five Time

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Foster Four-Five Time

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 7BS Dean Four-Five Time

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time (lead Target #2)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Meyer Four-Five Time

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Daniels Four-Five Time

 

Transferred to 491BG where it went MIA December 11, 1944.

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Took off at 0238 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in 3rd Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Landed first at Hanwell, time not given.

Landed 1326 hours back at base.

Stewart, J. A. (P) 1 Lt

Korf, R. G. (CP) 2 Lt

Woodrich, R. O. (B) F/O

Serna, L. G. (E) T/Sgt

Maggiotto, H. R. (R) T/Sgt

Barbera, R. A. (G) S/Sgt

Charbonneau, Y. (TG) S/Sgt

Hernandez, H. (NG) S/Sgt

Adney, D. E. (BG) S/Sgt

 

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

Took off at 0418 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Culver (P)

Kiern (CP) (from crew 65)

Hunter (B)

Hoffman (R)

Daniels (E)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Crawford (NG)

Neverman (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28820 L/L 4BS Marks Four-Five Time

Took off at 0531 hours.

Was to fly position 2-3 in High Squadron, but aborted due to supercharger malfunction.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Landed 0803 hours.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Merwin (B)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Nolan (NG)

Baglio (TG) (from crew #2)

Cole (BG)

Cresiski (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28820 L/L Four-Five Time scheduled for Hanson but not used this mission.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-28820 L/L 4BS Pavlicek Four-Five Time (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1700 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare, but flew the mission, position unknown.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,300 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2317 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 0457 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-20 and a K-24 camera, taking photos at 0915 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Hanson (P)

Kiern (CP)

Topping (N)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (BG)

Burton (TG)

Alsbury (NG) (from Crew #64)

Bloom (G) (from Crew #57)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

Took off at 1808 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage report.

Landed at Framlingham.

No Crew Loading List available.

Culver (P)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-28820 L/L Four-Five Time (scheduled for Hanson but replaced)

 

June 25, 1944 41-28820 L/L Marsden Four-Five Time

Took off at 1238 hours on a local test flight.

Landed 1321 hours.

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 1521 hours.

Was to fly position 2-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Aborted - #3 engine feathered at Beachey Head.

No damage reported.

Landed 1712 hours.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Topping (N)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (BG)

Burton (TG)

Alsbury (NG) (from Crew #64)

Layton (G) (from Crew #54)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 1024 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349 hours from 22,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1511 hours.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Topping (N)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (BG)

Burton (TG)

Alsbury (NG) (from Crew #64)

Layton (G) (from Crew #54)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 0550 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed fuse bombs, 8-36 hr, 4-72 hr. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 1/2 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1005 hours.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 0435 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0815 hours from 23,000 feet.

Minor flak damage reported.

Landed 0910 hours.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28820 L/L Hart Four-Five Time

Took off at 1006 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1501 hours.

Hart (P)

Black (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Took off at 0451 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0932 hours.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Beyer Four-Five Time

Took off at 0648 hours.

Landed 1445 at Wormingford, then 1756 hours at Mendlesham.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Culver Four-Five Time

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

#2 & #3 turbos inoperative. #3 engine oil leak. Inspected and repaired.

#2 engine 12" oscillation in turbo at 16,000 feet on climb for assembly. Continous oscillation. #3 engine oil on fire from 10,000 feet until its oil burned up completely. #3 turbo lags and oscillated 10" at altitude. #3 tachometer out. Nose turret right door windo blew off below. Right waist gun would not go all the way in.

Stewart (P)

Korf (CP)

Berns (B)

Maggietto (R)

Serna (E)

Hernandez (BG)

Charbonneau (TG)

Adney (NG)

Barbera (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time

Check #1 cylinder temperature gauge. A-5 shorted & inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Stewart Four-Five Time

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Hanson Four-Five Time

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 18BS Paulnock Four-Five Time

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Scharmen Four-Five Time

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Foster Four-Five Time

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 7BS Dean Four-Five Time

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time (lead Target #2)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Meyer Four-Five Time

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Daniels Four-Five Time

 

Transferred to 491BG, 854BS 6X

 

December 11, 1944 failed to return, flak, crashed Frankfurt, Germany. 9 KIA, MACR 11335

Meyers, George C. (P) 2 Lt KIA Sewanee, TN

Allen, Edward R. (CP) 2 Lt KIA Goodland, IN

Eshleman, Edgar R., Jr. (N) 2 Lt KIA West Chester, PA

Watters, Sidney A., Jr. (NG) Sgt KIA Norman, OK

Staymates, Arden E. (TT) Sgt KIA Turtle Creek, PA

Toelle, Herman (R) Sgt KIA Chicago, IL

Schweitzer, Albert W. (LW) Sgt KIA Chicago, IL

Tompkins, Raymond L. (RW) Sgt KIA Noble, OK

Lienau, Herbert H. (TG) Sgt KIA Palm Springs, CA (name could also be spelled Laenau)