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42-52696 no name OR Cookie’s Wailing Wall

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34BG Original

 

Note: Some early lists have the name crossed out with an indication that this plane had no name.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Hollowell 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52696 E/N 18BS Pedigo

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson  

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52696 E/N 391BS Swenson

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52696 E/N 391BS Hanson  Crash-landed at Eye

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Hollowell  Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base after making two runs.

"Two runs on target - leader did not drop. Three large pillars of smoke coming from target area."

No damage reported.

Landed 1158 hours.

Hollowell (P)

Weddell (CP)

Priddy (N)

Parker (B)

Thomas (R)

Gray (E)

Kittridge (BG)

Stonefield (TG)

Logan (NG)

Holmes (G) (from crew #34 Averitt)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0503 hours Hardstand #1.

Was to fly position 3-3 in High Squadron, but went over the target in position 3-1 after Hayes aborted.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1038 hours.

Swenson, E. H. (P)

Arango, C. (CP)

Clemens, J. D. (B)

Baker, G. H. (R)

Garmon, M. E. (E)

Moreno, J. (NG)

Gillespie, R. E. (TG)

Rockwell, W. F. (BG)

Barron, J. D. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 42-52696 E/N Cookie’s Wailing Wall

On 34BG Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #1A at 2140 hours.

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52696 E/N 18BS Pedigo Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0920 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Geoghegon, E. D. (B)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Storer, L. F. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Wade, E. A. (BG)

Thomas, J. M. (G) (from crew #50)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0852 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1555 hours.

Swenson (P)

Arango (CP)

Clemens (B)

Baker (R)

Garmon (E)

Moreno (NG)

Gillespie (BG)

Rockwell (TG)

Barron (G)

Vronz (G) (from crew #21)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 1039 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1802 hours.

Left magneto #2 engine dropped 50 RPM. Inspected and repaired.

Swenson (P)

Arango (CP)

Swanson (N)

Baker (R)

Gaymon (E)

Moreno (NG)

Gillespie (BG)

Rockwell (TG)

Barron (G)

Clemens (from crew #49) (only on crew loading list)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0732 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours. No altitude shown.

No damage reported.

Landed 1644 hours.

#1 Generator out. Inspected and replaced.

Slight flak damage: Left aileron, #4 nacelle, bottom of left aileron.

Swenson (P)

Arango (CP)

Swanson (N)

Baker (R)

Garmon (E)

Moreno (NG)

Gillespie (BG)

Rockwell (TG)

Barron (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-52696 E/N 7BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0801 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1153 hours.

Swenson (P)

Arango (CP)

Swanson (N)

Clemens (B)

Baker (R)

Garmon (E)

Moreno (NG)

Gillespie (BG)

Rockwell (TG)

Barron (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52696 E/N 391BS Swenson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0237 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in 2nd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1035 hours.

Tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Swenson, E. H. (P)               2 Lt

Arango, G. (CP)                    2 Lt

Clemens, J. D. (B)

Garmon, M. E. (E)                 S/Sgt

Baker, R. H. (R)                     S/Sgt

Rockwell, W. (G)                  S/Sgt

Gillespie, R. E. (G)                 Sgt

Barron, J. D. (G)                    Sgt

Moreno, J. (G)                       Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52696 E/N 391BS Hanson Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 1705 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2100 hours from 19,000 feet.

Major damage reported. Plane salvaged.

Crash-landed 0030 hours on June 8th at Eye.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Topping (N)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (G)

Burton (G)

Butterbaugh (G)

Johnston (G)

 

                       June 9, 1944 42-52696 E/N Cookie’s Wailing Wall salvaged with battle damage at Eye.