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41-29598

B-24H-15-CF

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29598 E/C Doell (Airborne Spare)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29598 E/C Doell

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29598 E/C Armstrong

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29598 E/C Gardner, HT

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29598 E/C Doell

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29598 E/C Hollowell

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29598 E/C Brain

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29598 E/C Dean

Transferred to the 486BG.

 

486BG Mission #16 June 6, 1944 41-29598 P/P Carroll (Airborne Spare)

486BG Mission #18 June 7, 1944 41-29598 P/F Moseley (should be P/P)

486BG Mission #19 June 8, 1944 41-29598 P/P Springer

486BG Mission #20 June 11, 1944 41-29598 P/P Carroll

486BG Mission #21 June 12, 1944 41-29598 P/P Carroll

486BG Mission #28 June 22, 1944 41-29598 P/F (unused spare) (should be P/P as there is another P/F on this mission)

486BG Mission #35 June 30, 1944 41-29598 P/P (unused spare)

486BG Mission #44 July 14, 1944 41-29598 D/P Moore (Squadron Lead)

486BG Mission #46 July 18, 1944 41-29598 D/P Huff

 

Transferred to the 34BG.

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29598 B/U Kirklin

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29598 B/U Blackburn

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29598 B/U GH Alexander (Flew Lead of 493BGs A group)

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

compiled by Gary L. Ferrell, Feb. 1999

 

Flown to England by the Doell crew minus Helget but with S/SGT William L Cloud, 35362934 as passenger.

 

41-29598 was originally with the 7th Squadron. Its R/T call sign was E/C the E signifying the 7th Squadron and the C being the individual letter carried on the tail. It was apparently the regular plane of the Doell crew.

 

34BG Mission #1 May 23, 1944 to Etampes Mondesir

TO 0554 Landed 0943

CHESTY was an airborne spare for this mission and returned early. The crew loading lists for spares is not available for this mission but would likely be the same as for the next mission. Pilot: Doell.

 

Mission #1

34BG Mission #2 May 24, 1944 to Poix

This plane, along with most of the 7th Squadron, failed to bomb due to weather.

Pilot:                       2 Lt Herman M Doell                           O-687561

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Lewis A Duncan                           O-700422

Bombardier:           2 Lt Robert K Swarthout                     O-697786

Radio Op & RW:  S/Sgt Alvin I Rainey                            18137983

Engineer:               S/Sgt William D. Curtin                       39038488

Nose Gunner:        S/Sgt Vincent Drozdek                        36648028

Tail Gunner:          Sgt Arthur Stancati                              15342096

Ball Turret:            S/Sgt William E. Price                          18109226

Waist Gunner:      S/Sgt Jerome M. Helget                      37542521

 

May 24, 1944 41-29598 E/C

On 34BG Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #4A at 2140 hours.

 

Mission #2

34BG Mission #3 May 25, 1944 to Montignies sur Sambre

Flying with a 4th Squadron crew, it failed to bomb, as did all of the 4th Squadron.

Pilot:                       2 Lt Richard W Armstrong

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Eugene G Burton                          O-806785

Navigator:             2 Lt Frank J Coyle                                O-700704

Radio Op & WG:  S/Sgt George M Cook                         39273127

Engineer & WG:   S/Sgt Frank B Radomiski                    16134242 (or Radomski)

Ball Turret:            Sgt John Sobron                                  16019718 (or Sobran)

Tail Gunner:          Souder

Nose Gunner:        Sgt Rudolph Titony                             38411831

Top Turrett:          Sgt Glen D Barr                                     37147172

 

Mission #3

34BG Mission #4 May 27, 1944 to Metz

Pilot:                       2 Lt Henry T Gardner                           O-686458

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Linus H Maxwell                           O-699839

Navigator:             2 Lt Raymond C Koppelman              O-704596 (or Hoppleman)

Bombardier:           2 Lt William Pugh                                 O-6997759

Radio Op:              T/Sgt Fred L Tunnell                           18116581

Engineer:               Sgt Harold F Gray                                39280616

Nose Gunner:        Sgt Edward T McDonough, Jr.          13167843

Tail Gunner:          Sgt Marcus R Smart                             38450829

Ball Turret:            Leach

Waist Gunner:      Sgt Paul L Locklear                              39292027

 

Mission #4

34BG Mission #5 May 28, 1944 to Lutzkendorf

Dropped 10 500lb bombs on the primary target.

Pilot:                       2 Lt Herman M Doell                           O-687561

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Lewis A Duncan                           O-700422

Navigator:             Gross

Radio Op & RW:  S/Sgt Alvin I Rainey                            18137983

Engineer:               S/Sgt William D. Curtin                       39038488

Nose Gunner:        S/Sgt Vincent Drozdek                        36648028

Tail Gunner:          Sgt Arthur Stancati                              15342096

Ball Turret:            S/Sgt William E. Price                          18109226

Waist Gunner:      S/Sgt Jerome M. Helget                      37542521

 

 

Mission #5

34BG Mission #6 May 29, 1944 to Politz

This plane was an Airborne spare for this mission and returned early with its bombs.

Pilot:                       2 Lt James S Hollowell                         O-807441

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt George C Weddell                        O-700583

Navigator:             2 Lt Robert T Priddy                            O-390297

Radio Op:              Sgt Harold E Thomas                          18202616

Engineer:               Sgt Robert L Gray                                34720282

Nose Gunner:        Sgt Harold F Logan                             13063099

Ball Turret:            Sgt Richard Stonefield                        17154710

Tail Gunner:          Cpl Richard B Kittridge                       33195332

Waist Gunner:      S/Sgt Jerome M. Helget                      37542521

 

Mission #6

34BG Mission #7 May 30, 1944 to Diepholz

Dropped 6 1000lb bombs on the primary target, flying with the 18BS.

Pilot:                       2 Lt Stanley M Brain                            O-808941

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Robert L Buenger                         O-816784

Navigator:             2 Lt Richard H Stevens                       O-702977

Bombardier:           2 Lt Donald J McCarthy                      O-691906

Radio Op:              S/Sgt Stuart A Stygall                         32830463

Engineer:               S/Sgt Junior Craft                                 17120772

Nose Gunner:        Cpl Albert J Davids                             15127022

Tail Gunner:          -----kowski                                                                             (not readable)

Ball Turret:            Sgt Ernest A Tipton                            39555066

Waist Gunner:      Sgt Paul R Schopf                                33501053

 

Mission #7

34BG Mission #8 May 31, 1944 (recalled)

Pilot:                       2 Lt David R Dean                                O-742071

Co-Pilot:                 2 Lt Harry C Ferris, Jr.                          O-687021

Navigator:             2 Lt Kenneth W Palmer                       O-814392

Bombardier:           2 Lt Stephen D Leckenby                   O-755027

Radio Op:              S/Sgt Raymond G Maurer                   36283677

Engineer:               S/Sgt Leslie C Holt                               14162069

Gunner:                  Sgt William G Gibson                          32711948

Gunner:                  Sgt Elwyn W Miller                             16134723

Gunner:                  Kirdes

Gunner:                  Sgt Clifford T Hayes                            19102963

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29598 B/U Kirklin

Took off at 0900 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of a 493BG Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought back all bombs because Lead failed to drop.

Landed 1551 hours.

#2 carburetor temperature gauge out. Inspected and repaired.

1 Lt Kirklin, (P)

2 Lt Russell (CP)

1 Lt Kurtz (N)

2 Lt Keyt (N2)

2 Lt Crofts (B)

T/Sgt Ripple (R)

T/Sgt Simpson (E)

Sgt Mitchem (G)

S/Sgt Shiffer (G)

S/Sgt Hudson (G)

 

 

Mission #8

34BG Mission #61 August 16, 1944 to Halberstadt

Dropped 12 500lb general purpose bombs on the primary target.

Pilot:                       Blackburn

Co-Pilot:                 Lian

Navigator:             Orr

Navigator #2:        Mollenberg

Bombardier:           Pearce

Radio Op:              Oyster

Engineer:               Huebler

Gunner:                  Snyder

Gunner:                  Denter

Gunner:                  Wolf

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29598 B/U GH Alexander (Flew Lead of 493BGs A group)

 

This ends the 34BG combat mission record of 41-29598 CHESTY.