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41-29567 Bambi

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Becker Bambi (Airborne spare – returned)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B Doell Bambi (ground spare) (Did it fly this mission? YES it did, taken over by the Culver crew.)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Culver Bambi

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29567 D/B Bambi (scheduled for Cook but replaced)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi (Aborted - #3 engine)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B Lundeen Bambi (ground spare taken over by Lewis)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B Lewis Bambi (took off but quickly aborted)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Bice Bambi

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29567 D/B Marks Bambi

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Whited Bambi

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 18BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Howard Bambi

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Kiley Bambi

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Kiley Bambi

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi (Major battle damage)

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0539 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0857 hours from 15,000 feet.

"Bombs hit in compass area W of workshops." Cloud of smoke after leaving target."

Weather: "Hazy, 3/10 target area - visibility about 5 miles - low scattered."

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Meyer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Becker Bambi (Airborne spare – returned)

Took off at 0528 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Returned early, brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0936 hours.

Becker, J. A. (P)

Anderson, F. (CP)

Schaber, F. (N)

Kearney, J. X. (R)

Morrisroe, J. J. (E)

Alsbury, R. S. (BG) (from crew #64)

Avery, C. E. (TG)

Seelhurst, A. M. (NG)

Hinchee, R. D. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0512 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1049 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0842 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1354 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1612 hours.

#3 cylinder temperature gauge out; #4 manifold pressure leak; #2 generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 1022 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1503 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1804 hours.

#2 cylinder head temperature gauge out. Inspected and repaired.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Breager (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B Doell Bambi (ground spare) (Did it fly this mission? YES it did, taken over by the Culver crew.)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Culver Bambi

Took off at 0831 hours from Hardstand #9.

Was to fly position 2-3 in High Squadron but taking off late, it may have assumed a different position upon joining the formation.

Carried 10 500lb bombs. Dropped on the primary at 1231 hours from 22,300 feet.

Received Moderate flak damage. Left tire blown, co-pilot’s window broken, bomb bay doors, hole at station 0.2.

One crewman, the Co-Pilot, was wounded.

Landed 1648 hours.

Culver (P)

Ettelbrick (CP) (WIA)

Hunter (B)

Hoffman  (R)

Daniels (E)

Crawford (NG)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Neverman (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0232 hours.

Flew 2-1 in 4th Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1056 hours.

Flight indicator lags; #1, 2, 3 &4 generators out; #4 prop governor inoperative. Inspected and being repaired.

Cook, C. (P)                           Capt.

Lundeen, R. S. (CP)              1 Lt

Hartman, M. R. (B)               2 Lt

Mayer, N. L. (E)                    S/Sgt

Peterman, C. T. (R)               S/Sgt

Atwater, V. E. (AG)              S/Sgt

Brackeen, E. J. (G)                Sgt

Marsters, F. W. (G)              Sgt

Brady, S. W. (G)                   Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 1650 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report due to landing away from base.

Landed 0030 hours June 8th, at Tuddenham.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (G)

Brackeen (G)

Marsters (G)

Atwater (G)

 

                       June 12, 1944 41-29567 D/B Bambi (pilot may be Cook)

Landed at 1733 hours, returning from somewhere, could not make out the name.

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29567 D/B Bambi (scheduled for Cook but replaced)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi  (taking over as pilot of Crew #2, Cook, for which Lundeen was the regular CP)

Took off at 0441 hours.

Was to fly in Lead Squadron but aborted with #3 engine out.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0710 hours.

Lundeen (P)

Runyon (CP) (a write-in; Pilot of Crew #15)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

                       June 27, 1944 41-29567 D/B Lundeen Bambi

Took off at 1515 hours.

Landed 1538 hours.

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B Lundeen Bambi (ground spare taken over by Lewis)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B Lewis Bambi (took off but quickly aborted)

Took off at 0436 hours.

Was to fly position 4-2 in Low Squadron but aborted with one engine feathered.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0454 hours. Crew then took off again in 44-40461.

Lewis (P)

Klier (CP)

Gillespie (N)

Jackovich (B)

Stoltz (R)

McBlaine (E)

Chaple (BG)

Bynum (TG)

Camden (NG)

Picher (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Took off at 0531 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1207 hours.

Lundeen (P)

Runyon (CP) (a write-in; Pilot of Crew #15)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Bice Bambi

 

                       July 8, 1944 41-29567 D/B Young  (and another name beginning with Ba.. not a 34BG pilot) Bambi

Took off at 1422 hours.

Landed 1649 hours.

This other pilot most like took out this flight, not Young.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29567 D/B Marks Bambi

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Whited Bambi

#4 engine had runaway prop. #1 turbo trouble. Used spare amplifier and corrected trouble. #2 engine has hole in the collector ring.

#4 prop governor inoperative. Nose turret interphone inoperative. Oxygen regulator  inoperative on left waist position. Inspected and repaired.

Moderate flak damage.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Lundeen Bambi

#4 prop governor inoperative at altitude. #3 supercharger inoperative at altitude. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B (ground spare)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 18BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Howard Bambi

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Kiley Bambi

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Kiley Bambi

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Lundeen Bambi (Major battle damage)

 

October 1944 Work in progress at Hanger 4, B.A.D. 2, Warton.

 

Transferred to the 458 BG.