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41-29464 The Un-Limited

B-24H-15-CF

 

MISSION LIST

Missions with the 486 BG

 

486BG Mission #1 May 7, 1944 41-29464 D/M Fairhead

486BG Mission #3 May 9, 1944 41-29464 ?/M Fairhead (could be D/M but if so there were 2 D/Ms on this mission)

 

Transferred to the 34 BG, 18th Squadron

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Brain The Un-Limited

 

Transferred to the 491 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 0517 hours.

Was to fly position 4-3 in High Squadron but shifted to position 3-3 after Brain aborted.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0931 hours from 22,300 feet.

Landed 1048 hours.

Vacuum low on #2 engine. Inspected and repaired.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux, R. D. (N)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0920 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1057 hours.

#2 and #1 Generators out; #3 prop gov inoperative. Inspected and to be replaced.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Walch, C. A. (B)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 1034 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1503 hours from 22,000 feet. (corrected as per crew debriefing)

No damage reported.

Landed 1809 hours.

Oil leak on #1 Prop. Inspected and repaired.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux (N)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Brain The Un-Limited

Took off at 0754 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1232 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight to Major damage reported.

Landed 1637 hours.

Elevator stiff. #4 & #3 booster pump low; gyro & flight indicator inoperative; prop governor inoperative; #3 turbosupercharger inoperative; #4 generator inoperative. Inspected and being repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davids, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

Johnson (TG) (from crew #51) (two tail gunners?)

 

                     May 31, 1944 41-29464 B/Q Paulnock The Un-Limited

Took off at 1426 hours on a flight to Debach.

Aircraft transferred to Debach.

Landing accident at Debach, Station 152.

Paulnock, Russell S. (P)

 

Transferred to the 491 BG.

 

November 26, 1944 failed to return, fighters, crashed Pattensen, Germany, 4 KIA, 5 POW, MACR 10763

Stevens, Charles W. Jr. (P)                 Lt            POW      Charlotte, NC

Thornburg, Brice E. (CP)                     Lt            POW      Davidson, NC

McCarty, David W. (N)                       Lt            POW      New York, NY

Ryan, Troy L. (NG)                              S/Sgt      KIA        Baldwyn, MS

Boyer, Joseph L. (TT)                         T/Sgt      KIA        Mullen, NE

Dechaine, Joseph P. (R)                      T/Sgt      POW      Waterville, ME

McJimsey, John D. Jr. (LW)               S/Sgt      POW      Bethany, LA

Shepherd, Elmore W. (RW)                S/Sgt      KIA        Virgilina, VA

Steinman, Elmer (TG)                           S/Sgt      KIA        Bayonne, NJ