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42-52759 Lucille

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34BG Original

 

See photo in Heltonís Hellcats, p.44.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Tuttle

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Hollowell

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Tuttle        

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Tuttle Lucille

Took off from Hardstand #2.

Was to fly position 2-3 in Lead Squadron but Aborted prior to target at 0815 hours at 22,400 feet due to failure of supercharger, could not keep pace.

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

No damage reported.

No Sortie.

Tuttle, D. E. (P)

Strong, E. (CP)

Rogers, E. (B)

Chation, L. (R)

Henry, G. E. (E)

Marshall, W. L. (NG)

Tauhill, L. J. (TG)

Pell, C. W. (BG)

Havron, W. R. (G)

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 24, 1944 42-52759 E/F Lucille

On 34BG Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #2B at 2140 hours.

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Hollowell

Took off at 1044 hours from Hardstand #2.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs early at 1405 hours. Supercharger #3 was out.

Dropped bombs on target of opportunity so as to keep up with formation with one engine out.

No combat damage reported.

Landed 1738 hours.

#3 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Hollowell (P)

Weddell (CP)

Scherr (N) (from crew #34)

Thomas (R)

Gray (E/LW)

Logan (NG)

Stonefield (BG)

Kittridge (TG)

Snyder (RW) (from crew #43)

Graff (TT) (from crew #27)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-52759 E/F 7BS Tuttle        

Took off at 0736 hours from Hardstand #2.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1641 hours.

Slight flak damage: to #4 cowling, right flap, horizontal stabilizer, air duct #4 engine.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Gullace (N)

Chation (R)

Henry (E)

Marshall (NG)

Touhill (BG)

Pell (TG)

Havron (G)

 

††††††††††††††††††††† May 30, 1944 42-52759 E/F Hanson

Took off at 1800 hours on a flight to Debach.

Plane transferred to Debach.

No landing time given.

 

Transferred to the 493BG as letter T

 

June 22, 1944 42-52759 MIA with 493BG Kaplan crew. 3 EVD, 6 POW.