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41-29557 Shadrach (#2)

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

Crew Chief: Chester Antkowiak, at least after being renamed Shadrach, maybe before as well.

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS name unknown at this point scheduled for Brown but replaced

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown name unknown at this point

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown name unknown at this point

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L McDermott Shadrach (#2) (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS McDermott Shadrach (#2) (Airborne spare)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29557 E/L Shadrach (#2) (ground spare not used)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2) (spare)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29557 E/L Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Johanson Shadrach (#2)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Harmon Shadrach (#2)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry Shadrach (#2) (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29557 E/L 391BS Nigg Shadrach (#2)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. L. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 18BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Palmer Shadrach (#2)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry Shadrach (#2) (Lost MIA)

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Scheduled for Brown but that crew changed to another plane. name unknown at this point

From Hardstand #1 but failed to take off when a broken oil line was discovered at the take-off point.

Also reported landing gear light out, #3 and #4 generators out and the interphone for top turret out. Inspected and repaired.

 

May 25, 1944 41-29557 E/L Brown name unknown at this point

Took off at 1716 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1839 hours.

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown name unknown at this point

Took off at 0851 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1552 hours.

Nose gear actuating cylinder out. Inspected and replaced.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (BG)

Garmen (TG)

Meyer (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown name unknown at this point

Took off at 1040 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 21,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1757 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Bouliane (N)

Tanking (R/RW)

Revander (E/LW)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garmen (BG)

Moyer (TT)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0802 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on a Secondary target, the airfield at Coxyde.

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1252 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Boullane (N)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R/RW)

Revander (E/LW)

Mathieu (G)

Higgason (G)

Garmen (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L McDermott Shadrach (#2)

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS McDermott Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0625 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Due to 10/10 clouds, brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1226 hours.

#3 engine rough. Inspected and spark plugs replaced.

McDermott, M. D. (P)

Durratt, S. E. (CP)

Booth, R. T. (N)

Ferguson, K. R. (B)

Welch, D. S. (E)

Roberts, C. (R)

Palmer, J. (G)

Hudson, W. O. (G)

Wingfield, P. L. (G)

Brauks, W. G. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29557 E/L Shadrach (#2) (ground spare not used)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 21,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1105 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garmen (G)

Higgason (G)

Mathieu (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2) (spare)

Took off at 0355 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on TO at 0809 hours from 18,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0939 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garmen (G)

Higgason (G)

Mathieu (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1644 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped 10 bombs on the Primary. No time or altitude recorded. No report on the other 2 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2303 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garmen (G)

Higgason (G)

Mathieu (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0507 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera, taking photos at 0914.10 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1148 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garmen (G)

Higgason (G)

Mathieu (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1743 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group A (7th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2054 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2219 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1453 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera. No pictures as camera malfunctioned.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2120 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1606 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,000 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2215 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

Papaleo (Photographer)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1637 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary. Hits Left of MPI.

No damage reported.

Landed 2036 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1537 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 20,250 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2237 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1006 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1507 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Palmer (N)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Meyer (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Brown Shadrach (#2)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29557 E/L Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Johanson Shadrach (#2)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Harmon Shadrach (#2)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry Shadrach (#2) (Aborted mechanical)

Moderate flak damage.

#3 and #4 engines failed in flight. Landed at Woodridge. Inspected and engines being replaced.

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29557 E/L 391BS Nigg Shadrach (#2)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. L. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 18BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Palmer Shadrach (#2)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Terry Shadrach (#2) (Lost MIA)