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42-50585 Small Change II

B-24J-1-FO

 

42-50554 had white stars.

 

See color photo on page 143 of Bomber Command, by Jeffrey Ethell.

(This photo was obviously taken prior to the name being added and prior to any combat missions.)

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-50585 L/G (unused ground spare) Small Change II

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 4BS Mackey (lead) Small Change II

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair (lead) Small Change II

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Bower (lead) Small Change II

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-50585 L/G (ground spare lead) Small Change II

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair Small Change II

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-50585 L/G Richart (ground spare lead) Small Change II

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray (lead) Small Change II

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-50585 L/D 7BS Brown Small Change II

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray Small Change II

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Erwin (deputy lead) Small Change II

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Foster Small Change II

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson Small Change II

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Blair Small Change II

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50585 L/D 18BS Coupland Small Change II

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson Small Change II

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

 

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

 

Later with the 489 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-50585 L/G (unused ground spare) Small Change II

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-50585 L/G (unused ground spare) Small Change II

 

June 11, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1541 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1730 hours.

 

June 12, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1343 hours on a local flight to the Otmoor range.

Landed 1554 hours.

 

June 17, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1522 hours on a Local flight.

Landed at 1711 hours.

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 4BS Mackey (lead) Small Change II

Took off at 0445 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1134 hours.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot) Major

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair (lead) Small Change II

Took off at 1805 hours.

Flew Lead of Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary of Haute Cote at 2102 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2230 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

Blair (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot)

Wender (PN)

 

June 23, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blackburn Small Change II

Took off at 1540 hours on a test hop.

Landed 1629 hours.

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Bower (lead) Small Change II

Took off at 1624 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2056 hours.

Bower (P)

Crabtree (Command Pilot) Capt

Pratt (CP)

Morrison (N)

Boyle (N2)

Lemen (B)

Barnes (R)

Bell (E)

Maccarini (BG)

Hartman (NG)

Ingrouille (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-50585 L/G (ground spare lead) Small Change II

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1519 hours.

Flew Lead of the only Squadron flying that day (391st) until the 486th BG PFF ship with Command Pilot, Fandel, arrived to take the lead.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1901 hours from 24,600 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2011 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Philips (TG)

Clemins (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-50585 L/G Richart (ground spare lead) Small Change II

 

July 6, 1944 42-50585 L/G or L/D Ray Small Change II

Took off at 1400 hours on a flight to either the Bombing Range or to Sudbury.

Landed 1445 hours.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray (lead) Small Change II

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-50585 L/D 7BS Brown Small Change II

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray Small Change II

Magneto booster coil broken. Inspected and repaired. Slight flak damage.

 

July 20, 1944 42-50585 L/D Bower Small Change II

Took off at 1356 hours on a flight to the bombing range.

Landed 1727 hours.

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Erwin (deputy lead) Small Change II

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Foster Small Change II

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson Small Change II

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Blair Small Change II

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50585 L/D 18BS Coupland Small Change II

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Hanson Small Change II

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Bower Small Change II

 

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

 

Later with the 489 BG.