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41-29599 Boots

B-24H-15-CF

 

Formerly with 490BG as Boots, sent to Depot with battle damage 5-9-44.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Erwin Boots

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Irwin (or Erwin) Boots

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Stewart Boots

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Dees Boots

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Meyer Boots

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29599 L/B Beyer Boots (ground spare)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Coupland Boots

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Nigg Boots

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 7BS Gardner Boots

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Stewart Boots

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29599 L/B 4BS Thrun Boots

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Meyer Boots

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29599 L/B Boots (ground spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Foster Boots

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Culver Boots

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Alexander Boots

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29599 L/T Boots (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Scharmen Boots

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Avriett Boots

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Scharmen Boots

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Smith, J. C. Boots

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Richart Boots

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

                       May 29, 1944 41-29599

Arrived at 2340 hours from Eye.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Erwin Boots

Took off at 0239 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in 3rd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1047 hours.

Erwin, E. E. (P)                      1 Lt
Scholle, J. R. (CP)                 2 Lt

Gombert, D. (N)                    2 Lt

O’Leary, J. J. (R)                   T/Sgt

Lamar, H. B. (E)                     T/Sgt

Babcock, L. W. (BG)            S/Sgt

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)             S/Sgt

Warner, L. D. (NG)               S/Sgt

Clausen, A. C. (G)                S/Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Irwin (or Erwin) Boots

Took off at 1700 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2036 hours from 14,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Lamar (E)

O’Leary (R)

Warner (G)

Clausen (G)

Babcock (G)

Blagrave (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Stewart Boots

Took off at 0325 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0755 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0930 hours.

Stewart (P)

Korf (CP)

Berns (B)

Maggietto (R)

Serna (E)

Hernandez (BG)

Charbonneau (TG)

Adney (NG)

Barbera (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Dees Boots

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2253 hours.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightman (N)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Walch (BG)

Hosack (TG)

Fondren (NG)

Werner (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Meyer Boots

Took off at 1809 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to Eye.

Aborted - mechanical failure.

No battle damage report.

Landed 1820 hours at Eye.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-29599 L/B Beyer Boots (ground spare)

Took off at 1509 hours for Formation Practice.

Landed 1816 hours.

 

                       June 23, 1944 41-29599 L/B Beyer Boots

Took off at 1642 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1736 hours.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Coupland Boots

Took off at 0431 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0818 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1008 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Sturdivan (R) (a write-in)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Nigg Boots

Took off at 1626 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Target unidentified.

No damage reported.

Landed 2059 hours.

Nigg (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 7BS Gardner Boots

Took off at 1535 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2236 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Stewart Boots

Took off at 1525 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2004 hours.

Stewart (P)

Korf (CP)

Berns (B)

Maggietto (R)

Serna (E)

Hernandez (BG)

Charbonneau (TG)

Adney (NG)

Barbera (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29599 L/B 4BS Thrun Boots

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Jettisoned bombs – bomb bay doors wouldn’t open.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 1216 hours. Credited with a sortie.

#3 manifold pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Meyer Boots

Took off at 1022 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1350 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1512 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Sawtell (B)

Jerome (R)

Medant (E) (from Crew #55)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Rivatt (NG) (a write-in)

Reisson (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29599 L/B Boots (ground spare)

 

                       July 19, 1944 41-29599 L/B Sheridan Boots

Took off at 1131 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1304 hours.

 

                       July 19, 1944 41-29599 L/B Murphy Boots

Took off at 1635 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1833 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 41-29599 L/B Beyer Boots

Took off at 1116 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1321 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 41-29599 L/B Beyer Boots

Took off at 1648 hours on a practice mission.

Landed 1756 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Foster Boots

#3 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Slight damage from friendly aircraft to leading edge of left wing.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Culver Boots

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Alexander Boots

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29599 L/T Boots (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Scharmen Boots

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Avriett Boots

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Beyer Boots

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Scharmen Boots

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Smith, J. C. Boots

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Richart Boots

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29599 L/T 18BS Beyer Boots (slight battle damage)