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41-29518 Picadilly Lucy

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Kiley Picadilly Lucy

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29518 L/H Picadilly Lucy (scheduled for Meyer but replaced)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Dees Picadilly Lucy

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29518 L/H Picadilly Lucy (unused ground spare)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy (incorectly listed as 4518)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Cliff Picadilly Lucy

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Hanson Picadilly Lucy

 

Transferred to the 492BG.

 

Transferred to the 93BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Kiley Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0548 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0859 hours from 14,000 feet.

"Excellent. Target area appeared to be wiped out."

No damage reported.

Landed 1140 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongrin (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (TT)

Brave (G) (from crew #50 Salveson)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped 11 bombs on the secondary target at 0930 hours from 21,000 feet. Brought one bomb back to base.

No damage reported.

Meyer, C. R. (P)

Haggins, E. C. (CP)

Sawtell, R. R. (B)

Jerome, L. W. (R)

Krull, P. J. (E)

Proctor, I. M. (BG)

Harris, A. (TG)

Harju, A. (NG)

Reissen, M. T. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29518 L/H Picadilly Lucy  (scheduled for Meyer but replaced)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Took off at0831 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1603 hours.

#2 and #4 generators inoperative; Flight indicator inoperative, manifold pressure and oil temperature gauge inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Sawtell (B)

Jerome (R)

Krull (E)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reissen (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Dees Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 1030 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1502 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1812 hours.

Oxygen leak; #2 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Dees, R. M. (P)

Dozier, J. F. (CP)

Bujaiski (N) (from crew #34)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich, R. C. (E)

Walch, S. F. (NG)

Fondren, H. M. (BG)

Hosack, V. J. (TG)

Werner, B. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0742 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1708 hours.

#4 oil temperature fluctuates; check hydraulic system. Inspected and repaired.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Jerome (R)

Krull (E)

Harju (NG)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Reissen (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29518 L/H Picadilly Lucy (unused ground spare on Hardstand #15)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy (incorrectly listed as 4518)

Took off at 0751 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1158 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Jerome (R)

Krull (E)

Proctor (BG)

Harris, A. C. (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reissen (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Cliff Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0241 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in 3rd Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Aborted when #4 engine failed. Engine being changed.

Landed 0635 hours.

Cliff, J. W. (P)                        2 Lt

Zimmerman, R. E. (CP)         2 Lt

Tallichet, E. L. (B)                 2 Lt

Given, R. J. (E)                      S/Sgt

Hammond, J. W. (R)             S/Sgt

Drahnak, J. (AG)                   S/Sgt

Harris, E. L. (G)                     S/Sgt

Jackson, M. L. (G)                S/Sgt

Moore, W. E. (G)                  S/Sgt

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Meyer Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0420 hours.

Flew position 3-1 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 1046 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Sawtell (B)

Simpson (R) (from crew #65)

Krull (E)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reisson (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Hanson Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0343 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0756 hours from 18,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0921 hours.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Alsbury (BG)

Burton (TG)

Brown (NG)

Rivett (G)

 

Transferred to the 492BG.

 

Transferred to the 93BG.