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42-51190 Ann

B-24H-30-DT

 

See color photo on page 140 of Bomber Command, by Jeffery Ethel.

See color photo on page 98 of The Mighty Eighth in Color, by Roger Freeman.

 

This plane had white stars.

Has smaller, enclosed waist windows with sill mounted staggered gun mounts.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Avriett Ann

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-51190 B/H Gipson Ann

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Little Ann

Apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Gardner, M. Ann

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-51190 B/H 391BS Whited Ann

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann (Lost to collision with Damatio at IP)

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Took off at 1011 hours.

Flew position 2-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1345/30 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1453 hours.

Little (P)

Harris, R. N. (CP) (a write in)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Avriett Ann

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-51190 B/H Gipson Ann

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-51190 B/H Gipson Ann

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Little Ann

Apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Gardner, M. Ann

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-51190 B/H 391BS Whited Ann

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann (Lost to collision with Damatio at IP)

 

B-24H 42-51190 B/H Ann Missing in Action mid-air collsion at the IP with 42-94893. With 18BS. Pilot: Little.

                Missing Air Crew Report (number not known. Apparently there were two chutes and therefore 2

                Prisoners of War and 9 Killed in Action.)

KIA LITTLE JOHN W (P)                                   2 LT            18        O-700406        IN

??? HART WILLIAM M. JR. (CP)                    2 LT            18        O-813372

KIA ZEMELMAN NATHANIEL O (N)           2 LT            18        O-699301

KIA CONKLIN CHARLES D (B)                       F/O             18        T-123125

KIA YOUNKER GERALD L (R)                         T/SGT        18        13083616        PA

KIA DOLLEY HERBERT I (BT)                         S/SGT         18        31319732

KIA BUSHEY HOWARD V (E/TT)                   T/SGT        18        36418601        MI

KIA STARK JOHN A (TG)                                S/SGT         18        39277397

KIA ESHMAN PAUL O (NG)                            T/SGT        18        16025723        WI


KIA CLEMENTS EDWARD P (WG)                S/SGT         18        31291089

??? BLEVINS MERRILL M (Intel Off)              1 LT            18        O-569812

(Were Hart & Blevins POWS?)

 

BUSHEY HAROLD V JR is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, A-35-20.

ESHMAN PAUL O is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-28-15.

LITTLE JOHN W is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-17-33.

YOUNKER GERALD L is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-10-31.