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42-94745 The Bold Sea Rover

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

This plane may have originally been Pedigo's and named Cokey Flo. The story has it that after Pedigo damaged the original Tommy Thumper in a landing accident (May 12, 1944) his plane was taken away from him and he flew various planes until eventually getting a B-24J, 44-40486, which was then also named Cokey Flo.

This plane would then have been renamed after the transfer to the 486th BG.

 

GH equipped

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Johanson The Bold Sea Rover

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Isrealsen The Bold Sea Rover

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94745 D/A Foster The Bold Sea Rover (unused ground spare - Lead)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94745 D/? 4BS Notman The Bold Sea Rover

 

Transferred to 486BG

486BG Mission #16 June 6, 1944 42-94745 NS Stuart

486BG Mission #20 June 11, 1944 42-94745 NS Smith, G. D.

486BG Mission #24 June 16, 1944 42-94745 NS Hastings

486BG Mission #25 June 17, 1944 42-94745 NS Treece

486BG Mission #32 June 27, 1944 42-94745 NS unused spare

486BG Mission #36 July 1, 1944 42-94745 NS Hall (Flew with the 487BG)

486BG Mission #37 July 2, 1944 42-94745 DC Moore

486BG Mission #38 July 4, 1944 42-94745 DC Hall (Flew with the 93rdCBW)

486BG Mission #44 July 14, 1944 42-94745 DC Pendleton (Flew with 487BG)

486BG Mission #46 July 18, 1944 42-94745 DC Abell

486BG Mission #47 July 19, 1944 42-94745 DC unused spare

 

Transferred back to the 34BG

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94745 B/X The Bold Sea Rover (ground spare)

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94745 B/X GH Glaze The Bold Sea Rover (Flew Lead of 493BGs B group) MIA. See below.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Johanson The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 0513 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1041 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and replaced.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andrianola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Nichols (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Israelsen The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 0835 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1357 hours from 21,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1611 hours.

#1 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Isrealsen, O. (P)

Bice (CP)

Reed (N) (Squadron Navigator)

Kleinfall (N2)

Campbell (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Baglio (TG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94745 D/A Foster The Bold Sea Rover

Unused ground spare - Lead, located on Hardstand #10.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Williams (BG)

Sweeney (TG)

La Buda (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94745 D/G 4BS Notman The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 0659 hours from Hardstand #10.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1311 hours.

G box inoperative; #2 engine throws excessive oil. Inspected & repaired.

Notman (P)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)

Walcott (N)

Griffith (N2) (from crew #11)

Nelson (B)

Conklin (R)

Boyson (E)

DiMauro (NG)

Crosby (BG)

Uscinowicz (CP in TG position)

Cockman (G)

 

May 31, 1944 42-94745 D/? Gardner The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 1515 hours.

The flight was to Debach to pick up the Paulnock & Pedigo crews that had ferried aircraft being transferred to Debach.

Landed 1712 hours.

 

Transferred to 486BG

486BG Mission #16 June 6, 1944 42-94745 NS Stuart

486BG Mission #20 June 11, 1944 42-94745 NS Smith, G. D.

486BG Mission #24 June 16, 1944 42-94745 NS Hastings

486BG Mission #25 June 17, 1944 42-94745 NS Treece

486BG Mission #32 June 27, 1944 42-94745 NS unused spare

486BG Mission #36 July 1, 1944 42-94745 NS Hall (Flew with the 487BG)

486BG Mission #37 July 2, 1944 42-94745 DC Moore

486BG Mission #38 July 4, 1944 42-94745 DC Hall (Flew with the 93rdCBW)

486BG Mission #44 July 14, 1944 42-94745 DC Pendleton (Flew with 487BG)

486BG Mission #46 July 18, 1944 42-94745 DC Abell

486BG Mission #47 July 19, 1944 42-94745 DC unused spare

 

Transferred back to the 34BG

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94745 B/X The Bold Sea Rover (ground spare)

GH equipment out. Inspected and being repaired.

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94745 B/X GH Glaze The Bold Sea Rover (Flew Lead of 493BGs B group) MIA. See below.