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42-52752 unknown name

B-24H-15-FO

 

MISSION LIST

 

Missions with the 486BG. Name unknown.

 

486BG Mission #3 May 9, 1944 42-52572 P/F Rex, J. (Group Lead)

486BG Mission #4 May 11, 1944 42-52752 P/F Roper

486BG Mission #6 May 23, 1944 42-52752 P/F (unused lead spare)

486BG Mission #7 May 24, 1944 42-52752 P/F Rex Roper (Group Lead)

486BG Mission #9 May 27, 1944 42-52752 P/F Roper (Squadron Lead)

486BG Mission #11 May 29, 1944 42-52752 P/F Towns Overing (Group Lead)

486BG Mission #12 May 30, 1944 42-52752 P/F Roper

 

Transferred to 34BG. Name unknown.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E Harre unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Harre unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Cliff unknown name

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name scheduled for Culver but not used this mission.

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Blackburn unknown name

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-52752 L/E Culver unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Culver but replaced)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Gardner unknown name

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name scheduled for Culver but replaced

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-52752 L/E 7BS Brown unknown name

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name (Aborted mechanical trouble)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Culver unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Meyer unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-52752 L/E Culver unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Pedigo unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Harmon but replaced)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS 2nd plane assigned to Marsden, but changed. unknown name

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Brain unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Murphy unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Ames unknown name

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Friedel unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (ground spare)

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E Harre unknown name

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Harre unknown name

Took off at 0627 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Due to 10/10 clouds, brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1224 hours.

Interphones out. Inspected and repaired.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Cessna (E)

Stuart (R)

Keyser (TG)

Cernak (BG)

Kohler (NG)

Horton (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Took off at 1715 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary but no time and altitude report.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Culver (P)

Dunn (CP) (from crew #36)

Hunter (B)

Daniels (E)

Hoffman (R)

Morellino (G)

Neverman (G)

Crawford (G)

Denny (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Cliff unknown name

Took off at 0416 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name scheduled for Culver but not used this mission.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Blackburn unknown name

Took off at 1638 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 17,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2251 hours.

Blackburn (P)

Little (CP)

Zemmelman (N)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Stark (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clements (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-52752 L/E Culver unknown name (ground spare)

Culver (P)

Zimmerman (CP) (from Crew #56)

Hunter (B)

Hoffman (R)

Daniels (E)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Crawford (NG)

Neverman (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Culver but replaced)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Gardner unknown name

Took off at 0433 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0818 hours from 22,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 1030 hours.

Gardner (P)

Flack (CP)

Bujalski (N)

Artt (B)

Bailey (R)

Kolenda (E)

Ford (BG)

Paldino (TG)

Long (NG)

Clune (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name scheduled for Culver but replaced

 

June 27, 1944 42-52752 L/E Marsden unknown name

Took off at 1447 on a local flight.

Landed 1549 hours.

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-52752 L/E 7BS Brown unknown name

Took off at 0516 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Landed 1221 hours.

Brown (P) (a write-in) (took over mostly Crew #18)

McDonnold (CP) (a write-in)

Metz (N)

Priddy (N2)

Parker (B) (a write-in)

Price (R)

Johnson (E)

Hayes (BG)

Furr (TG)

Tolbert (NG)

Groom, H. L. (G) (a write-in) (might be Gray, H. L. as handwriting in not real clear)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Took off at 1027 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1513 hours.

Culver (P)

Garneau (CP) (from Crew #55)

Hunter (B)

Gervias (R) (from Crew #68)

Daniels (E)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Crawford (NG)

Neverman (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name (Aborted mechanical trouble)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Culver unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Meyer unknown name

 

July 20, 1944 42-52752 L/E Culver

Took off at 1608 hours.

Landed 1746 hours.

 

July 21, 1944 42-52752 L/E Vande Guchte

Took off at 1620 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1854 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-52572 L/E Culver (warm-up spare - not used)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-52752 L/E Culver unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Pedigo unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Harmon but replaced)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS 2nd plane assigned to Marsden, but changed. unknown name

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Brain unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Murphy unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Ames unknown name

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Friedel unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (ground spare)