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41-29566 War Eagle

B-24H-15-CF

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29566 D/O Runyan War Eagle (Airborne Spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle (unused ground spare)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle (ground spare lead)

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Israelsen War Eagle

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29566 D/O Pavlicek War Eagle

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Cook War Eagle

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Pavlicek War Eagle

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 18BS Salveson War Eagle

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 391BS Runyan War Eagle

 

June 27, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle salvaged

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0516 hours from Hardstand #8.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No hits. Dropped short of Primary at 0856 hours at 15,000 feet.

"Bombs fell short about 500 yards. Other Wings hit East part of area. Their MPI covered with smoke. 1 line bursts South of dispersal area."

Landed 1154 hours.

No damage reported.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot) Maj.

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Hogan (PN) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith (TG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 0514 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1041 hours.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Lynn (N)

Lucas (R)

Mullin (E)

Black (BG)

Guynn (TG)

Peacock (NG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0834 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1352 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1611 hours.

Automatic pilot inoperative; "G" box inoperative in low flight. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Burton (Command Pilot) Capt

Bortz (CP in TG position) Lt.

Gallagher (N)

Hogan (N2) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

May 28, 1944 41-29566 D/? Mackey

Took off at 1427 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1558 hours.

 

May 29, 1944 41-29566 D/? Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 1043 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1150 hours.

 

May 29, 1944 41-29566 D/? Cook War Eagle

Took off at 1512 hours on a local flight.

No landing time recorded that day.

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0700 hours from Hardstand #10.

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

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1255 hours.

Oil leak #4 engine; #4 manifold pressure gauge lags. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Hogan (N2) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Spivak (BG)

Smith, C. (TG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29566 4BS Runyan War Eagle (Airborne Spare)

Took off at 0804 hours.

Airborne spare - flew the mission

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1155 hours.

Bank & Turn indicator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Lynn (N)

Mankin (B)

Lucas (R)

Mullin (E)

Peacock (NG)

Guynn (TG)

Block (BG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29566 D/O (ground spare - Lead)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle (unused ground spare)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle (ground spare lead)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Israelsen War Eagle

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew as Lead on Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2350 hours. (One of only two planes to land at Mendlesham)

Israelsen (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)

Bice (CP)

Kleinfall (N)

Reed (N2) (from Staff)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (G)

Ashley (G)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 0445 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low 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 1028 hours.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Lynn (N)

Mankin (B)

Lucas (R)

Muller (E)

Peacock (NG)

Guynn (TG)

Block (BG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 0517 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 20 bombs on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,800 feet. 2 bombs brought back. 2 unknown I suppose.

No damage reported.

Landed 1112 hours.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Mankin (B)

Lucas (R)

Mullin (E)

Peacock (NG)

Guynn (TG)

Block (BG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Pavlicek War Eagle

Took off at 0322 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target from 23,000 feet, no time recorded.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0928 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Bice (CP)

Graham (N)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 1656 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 16,800 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2250 hours.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Lynn (N)

Lucas (R)

Mullin (E)

Peacock (NG)

Guynn (TG)

Block (BG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Cook War Eagle

Took off at 0448 hours.

Originally scheduled to be an Airborne spare, but took Johanson's place prior to take-off.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1135 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Meyer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Pavlicek War Eagle

Took off at 1800 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2058 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2159 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 1503 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 19,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2205 hours.

Runyan (P)

Whited (CP) (a write-in)

Lynn (N)

Mankin (B)

Lucas (R)

Mullen (E)

Block (BG)

Guynn (TG)

Peacock (NG)

Beyers (G)

 

June 23, 1944 41-29566 D/O Simpson War Eagle

Took off at 1655 hours on a flight to Lympe.

Landed 1955 hours.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 18BS Salveson War Eagle

Took off at 0439 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1002 hours.

Salveson (P)

Schipani (CP) (from Crew #53)

Colley (N)

Kukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Crooch (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 391BS Runyan War Eagle

Took off at 1639 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs when the plane encountered engine trouble.

Lost all four engines on the way back. The entire crew bailed out over the English coast.

The plane crashed at East Lydd, England.

No crew loading list available for this crew.

Runyan (P)

Beyer (CP) (pilot of crew #55)

 

June 27, 1944 41-29566 D/O War Eagle salvaged