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41-29548

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

Original name unknown. With the 493rd the name was The Flying Devil.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29548 D/V (unused spare) (on Hardstand #12)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Mackey (Airborne spare returned)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Heath

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

May 19, 1944 41-29548 (pilot not given)

Training flight to Gynsbok Range.

Attacked primary, visual bombing, with good results, bombs away at 1340.

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29548 D/V (unused spare) (on Hardstand #12)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Mackey

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, unneeded, so returned early.

No damage reported.

Landed 0835 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Abraham (BG) (from crew #1)

Smith (TG)

Holtzman (NG)

Barclay (G) (from crew #1)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Heath

Took off at 0841 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1358 hours from 21,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1615 hours.

#1 cylinder head temperature inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Heath (P)

Bowen (CP)

Gelatti (N)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R)

Seamans (E)

Sobran (BG) (from crew #9)

Birko (TG)

Bland (NG)

Crews (G)

 

Transferred to the 493BG. Named The Flying Devil while with the 493BG.

 

Crashed August 16, 1944 and salvaged.