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41-29572 Scotty

B-24H-15-CF

 

A 34th BG Original.

 

Could well have been named Glamour Girl instead of Scotty.

 

MISSION LIST
Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Aborted – landed at another field)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E Scotty (ground spare)

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Lost )

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0541 hours from Hardstand #14.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0902 hours from 14,500 feet. Results Good.

"24 right on MPI. 12 just slightly past MPI. Other Wings MPI covered with smoke."

No damage reported.

Landed 1146 hours.

#2 and #3 generators inoperative; hydraulic leak in tail turret. Inspected and repaired.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Davids (NG)

Nowakowski (TG)

Tipton (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0509 hours.

Was to fly position 3-1 in High Squadron, but Aborted after going over the Primary without dropping bombs.

Carried 12 500 GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs in the Channel.

Left formation prior to Secondary Target because of engine failure of #3 engine due to oil leak.

Landed at another airfield.

Credit Sortie.

#3 engine change. Being changed.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

McCarthy, D. J. (B)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davide, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

 

                     May 29, 1944 41-29572 B/E (pilot not readable) Scotty (local flight)

No take off time recorded on this date.

Landed 2045 hours.

 

                      May 31, 1944 41-29572 B/E Simpson Scotty

Took off at 1909 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2156 hours.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0226 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed 1149 hours.

#4 generator oscillates. Inspected and repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)                     2 Lt

Buenger, R. L. (CP)              2 Lt

McCarthy, J. (B)                   2 Lt

Craft, J. (E)                             S/Sgt

Stygall, S. A. (R)                   S/Sgt

Tipton, E. A. (G)                   S/Sgt

Schopf, P. R. (G)                   Sgt

Nowakowski, C. F. (G)         Sgt

Davids, A. J. (G)                   Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E Scotty (ground spare)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Lost)

Took off at 1703 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2000 hours from 20,000 feet

Major damage reported. Plane salvaged.

Two crew members are WIA.

Shot down, crashed near Ipswich.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Tipton (G)

Nowakowski (G)

Schopf (G)

Davids (G)

 

B-24H 41-29572 B/E Scotty Crash near Ipswich. With 18BS. Pilot: Brian. Salvaged June 10, 1944.

See 34th Bombardment Group (H) 1941-1945 p.42 for this crew’s story as told by Don McCarthy titled “Black Tuesday.”

RTD BRIAN STANLEY M (P)                           2 LT            18        O-808941

RTD BUENGER ROBERT L (CP)                       2 LT            18        O-816784

RTD STEVENS RICHARD H (N)                       2 LT            18        O-702977

RTD McCARTHY DON (B)                               LT               18       

WIA CRAFT JUNIOR (E)                                   S/SGT         18        17120772

KIA STYGALL STUART A (R)                         S/SGT         18        32834063        NY

KIA TIPTON ERNEST A (BG)                           SGT            18        39555066

RTD SCHOPF PAUL (TT)                                  SGT            18        33501053

RTD DAVIDS ALBERT J (NG)                          CPL             18        15127022

KIA NOWAKOWSKI CHESTER F (TG)         SGT            18        36852722        MI

 

NOWAKOWSKI CHESTER F is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-4-1.

STYGALL STUART A is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-7-25.

 

June 10, 1944 41-29572 B/E Scotty salvaged after June 7th crash-landing.