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42-94755 Weary Willie

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

This plane had white stars.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94755 D/D 7BS Brown Weary Willie

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94755 D/D 7BS Boshears Weary Willie

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin  (Airborne spare) Weary Willie

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Meyer Weary Willie

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Hanson Weary Willie

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94755 D/D 7BS Alexander Weary Willie

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D Whited  (Airborne spare returned early) Weary Willie

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barrier Weary Willie

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Richart Weary Willie

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Wright Weary Willie

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Gouchte Weary Willie

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Simpson Weary Willie

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Bouldin Weary Willie

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Bouldin Weary Willie

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94755 D/U 7BS Swenson Weary Willie

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Guche Weary Willie

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Marks Weary Willie

 

Transferred to the 492 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0556 hours from Hardstand #8.

Was an Airborne spare. Returned at mid channel when not needed.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0820 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Golterman (N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Crosby (BG) (from crew #7)

Curry, N. D. (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 7BS 42-94755 D/D 7BS Brown, R. S. Weary Willie

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron, but went over the target in position 3-3 after Hayes and Tuttle aborted.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1040 hours.

#1 & #3 supercharger controls inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Brown, R. S. (P)

Garrettson, W. H. (CP)

Ingram, W. G. (B)

Tanking, E. J. (R)

Revander, K. H. (E)

Mathieu, J. C. (NG)

Higgason, J. W. (TG)

Garmen, W. (BG)

Moyer, E. N. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0514 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours.

Windshield on Co-Pilot's side broken. Inspected and to be replaced. Excessive tension on control cables. Inspected and repaired.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Graham (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Garcia (G) (from crew #11)

NOTE: The Navigator, Golterman, flew this mission with Crew #7, Notman)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0843 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1345 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1554 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Barr (G) (from crew #9)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1022 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1459 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1805 hours.

Prop governors #2 and #4 inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Graham (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Pilcher (G) (from crew #16)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0708 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped bombs prematurely because of personnel error at 1108 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1307 hours.

Sortie

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Baglio (G) (from crew #1)

Berry (no position given, but look for N or B) (from another crew)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94755 D/D 7BS Boshears Weary Willie

Took off at 0757 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1214 hours.

Boshears (P)

Bernard (CP)

Grounoski (N)

Smith (B)

Holder (E)

Flood (R)

Van Solkema (BG)

Portwood (G)

Borowski (TG)

Geiger (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D unused ground spare Weary Willie

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie (incorrectly shown on Take-off chart as D/F)

Took off at 1712 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No drop report.

Aborted due to weather. Could not find the formation.

No damage report.

Landed 2045 hours at A.B.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Rogers (E)

Madden (R)

Curry (G)

Rath (G)

Totkoski (G)

Abraham (G) (from crew #1)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1656 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 0101 hours on June 8th.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Griffith (N) (from crew #11)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (G)

Totkoski (G)

Rath (G)

Byers (G) (from crew #15)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0428 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low 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 1004 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry, N. D. (BG)

Brackeen (G)

Capt Orchard (Observer)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Meyer Weary Willie

Took off at 0316 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0757 hours from 19,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0927 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Hammond (R) (from Crew #56)

Krull (E)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reisson (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1652 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 16,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2308 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry (BG)

DiMauro (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0448 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,850 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1138 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Zimmelman (N) (a write-in)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Wolf (NG) (a write-in)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry (BG)

DiMauro (G)

Hartman (Photographer)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1506 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2205 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0409 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG) May have shifted with the abort of Simpson in position 2-1.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0826 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Braeger (N) (a write-in)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Hanson Weary Willie

Took off at 0543 hours.

Landed 1207 hours.

Not included on the Crew Loading List.

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1003 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Group B with target of Haute Cote. May have shifted to position 3-1 when Runyan aborted.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

1508 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Braeger (N) (From Crew #2)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0537 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1010 hours.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94755 D/D 7BS Alexander Weary Willie

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie (Airborne spare)

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D Whited Weary Willie (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barrier Weary Willie

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Richart Weary Willie

Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Wright Weary Willie

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Gouchte Weary Willie

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Simpson Weary Willie

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Bouldin Weary Willie

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Bouldin Weary Willie

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94755 D/U 7BS Swenson Weary Willie

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Guche Weary Willie

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Marks Weary Willie 

Major battle damage

 

Transferred to the 492 BG.