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41-29542 Rough House Kate

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29542 B/H Rough House Kate (unused Lead spare)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

LeBaily (CA)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Slight damage.

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate (deputy lead)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate

Young (CA)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate (lead)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate (lead)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Daniels Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Little Rough House Kate

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29542 B/L 4BS Dees Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Alexander Rough House Kate

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Little Rough House Kate

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29542 B/L Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Hart Rough House Kate          apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hart Rough House Kate

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris, R. N. Rough House Kate

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Paulnock Rough House Kate

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Richart Rough House Kate (Aborted)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29542 D/X 7BS Smith, J. C. Rough House Kate

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Marks Rough House Kate

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Simpson Rough House Kate

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Howard Rough House Kate

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate (Major battle damage)

 

Transferred to the 445 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29542 B/H Rough House Kate (unused Lead spare)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Took off at 0507 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0929 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1100 hours.

Laskin, S. L. (P)

Lain, E. T. (CP)

Orr, C. N. (N)

Mollenberg, E. P. (PN) (from crew #49)

Pearce, R. C. (B)

Oyster, J. B . (R)

Huebler, R. O. (E)

Denter, J. J. (TG)

Puska, C. J. (BG)

Wolf, J. E. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Took off at 0452 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0919 hours from 17,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1056 hours.

Gyro compass out. Inspected and replaced.

Laskin (P)

Lain, E. T. (CP)

Eaton, J. J. (Command Pilot)†††††††††††††† Maj.

Orr, C. N. (N)††††††††

Mollenberg, E. P. (N) (from crew #49)

Pearce, R. C. (B)

Oyster, J. B . (R)

Huebler, R. O. (E)

Wolf, J. E. (G)

Puska, C. J. (BG)

Snyder, A. W. (TG)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate

Took off at 1026 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1811 hours.

Laskin (P)

LeBailly (Command Pilot)

Mollenberg (N2) (from crew #49)

Lain, E. T. (CP)

Orr, C. N. (N)††††††††

Pearce, R. C. (B)

Oyster, J. B . (R)

Huebler, R. O. (E)

Wolf, J. E. (BG)

Puska, C. J. (NG)

Denter (TG)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29542 B/H 18BS Laskin Rough House Kate    

Took off at 0749 hours from Hardstand #14.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 21,500 feet.

Slight damage.  #4 cylinder, #2 engine blown. Inspected and being repaired.

Landed 1626 hours.

Laskin (P)

Lain (CP)

Orr (N)†††

Mollenberg (N2) (from crew #49)

Rankin (B) (from Staff)

Oyster (R)

Huebler (E)

Snyder (TG)

Puska (BG)

Wolf (NG)

Denter (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate (deputy lead)

Took off at 1601 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2212 hours.

#1 Generator out. #2 engine leaks oil. "G" box inoperative. Inspected and repaired

Hartley (P)

Young (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN) (from crew #38)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Bernardo (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate

Took off at 0224 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1053 hours.

Hydraulic pump burned out; pilotís mike button sticks. Inspected and repaired.

Ralls, E. (P)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Lt

Gerhart, J. (Command Pilot)††††††††††††††† Col†††††††††

Westman, Carl (CP)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Juris, A. (N)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Lt

Wanfried (N)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Lt

Parenteau, E. (B)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Gabel, C. (E)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Hughey, D. (R)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Burkot, J. (G)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† T/Sgt

Moran, H. (AE)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Kowalczyk, S. (AG)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Markes, M. (G)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate

Took off at 1655 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time and altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 2339 hours.

Hartley (P) (flying as CP)

Young (Command Pilot) (flying as Pilot)††††††††† Capt.

Patterson (N)

Whiting (B)

McCall (N2) (from crew #38)

Keith (E)

Billik (R)

Jackson (G)

Beckwith (G)

Blackwell (G)

Bernardo (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† June 11. 1944 41-29542 Beyer Rough House Kate

Took off at 1445 hours on a Local flight.

No landing time recorded.

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate (lead)

Took off at 0521 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0907 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1127 hours.

Ralls (P)

Westman (CP)

Young (Command Pilot)

Juris (N)

Wanfried (PN)

Parenteau (B)

Hughey (R)

Gabel (E)

Markes (BG)

Kowalczyk (TG)

Zelenski (NG)

Moran (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 0341 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0946 hours.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightman (N)

Hicks (B) (a write in)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Ralls Rough House Kate (lead)

Took off at 1630 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2257 hours.

Ralls (P)

Boyd (Command Pilot)††††††††††††††††††††††† Major

Westman (CP)

Juris (N)

Wanfried (PN)

Parenteau (B)

Hughey (R)

Gabel (E)

Markes (BG)

Kowalczyk (TG)

Zelenski (NG)

Moran (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 1753 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 22,750 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2224 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 1449 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2155 hours.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R) (a write-in)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Daniels Rough House Kate

Took off at 1622 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission in Low Squadron taking the place of Holmes, who aborted. (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,400 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2230 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Brannan (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Wiley (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS scheduled for Little but flown by Harre Rough House Kate††††

It is not clear if Harre flew his own crew #52 or took over Crew #49. Both crews are crossed out on the Crew Loading List as not available.

Took off at 1640 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Target unidentified.

No damage reported.

Landed 2057 hours.

Harre (P)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 1541 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2235 hours.

Dees (P)

Nash (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29542 B/L 4BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 0415 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare but when Simpson aborted he likely took up position 2-2 in Low Squadron with Timblin shifting to position 2-1.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0826 hours.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 0534 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1209 hours.

Bombsight inoperative. Inspected and repaired. Bomb racks were adjusted improperly. Corrected.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Dees Rough House Kate

Took off at 1010 hours

Flew position 2-1 in A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1344/30 hours from 22,200 feet.

No battle damage.

Landed 1452 hours

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Foundren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Alexander Rough House Kate

Took off at 0544 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911/30 hours from 24,780 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1028 hours.

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Little Rough House Kate

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 41-29542 B/L Dees Rough House Kate

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29542 B/L Dees Rough House Kate

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Hart Rough House Kate          apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hart Rough House Kate

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris, R. N. Rough House Kate

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Paulnock Rough House Kate

Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Richart Rough House Kate (Aborted)

#2 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and new turbo governor installed.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

 

†††††††††††††††† ††††††July 28, 1944 41-29542 D/X no pilot shown

Nose turret dead man's switch sticks. Repaired.

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29542 D/X 7BS Smith, J. C. Rough House Kate

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Marks Rough House Kate

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Simpson Rough House Kate

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Howard Rough House Kate

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate (Major battle damage)

 

Transferred to the 445 BG.