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42-94757 The Dugan Wagon (#1)

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Laskin The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94757 B/M 391BS Eastman The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Terry The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Terry The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Meyer The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) (incorrectly listed as 753)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 4BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Gardner, H. The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) Lost MIA. See below

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0540 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Deputy Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0858 hours from 14,100 feet. Results fair.

"1 hit middle building. Several hit around the buildings. Two buildings hit direct."

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Lindstrom (P)

Young (Command Pilot)

Robert (N)

Morris (B)

Strurdivan (R)

Witham (E)

Wrightsman (N)

Hamill (CP)

Furlo (BG)

Wingo (G)

Breeding (NG)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0506 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed at 1052 hours.

#2 generator out; #3 generator checked; VHF inoperative. Inspected and being repaired.

Lindstrom, R. T. (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot) Capt.

Hamill, W. W. (CP)

Robert, P. H. (N)

Wrightsman, C. M. (PN) (from crew #47)

Morris, G. R. (B)

Strurdivan, W. W. (R)

Witham, H. G. (E)

Crawford, B. H. (TG)

Furlo, V. B. (BG)

Wingo, T. E. (G)

 

May 25, 1944 42-94757 B/M Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1606 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1658 hours.

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1027 hours from Hardstand #13.

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

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1811 hours.

Excessive tension on control cables. Inspected and repaired.

Bombsight malfunction. Directional gyro differential binding. Inspected and repaired.

Lindstrom (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot) (not on the crew Debriefing report)

Hamill (CP) or Young (CP) (see note below)

Wrightsham (N2) (from crew #47)

Robert (N)

Morris (B)

Strurdivan (R)

Witham (E)

Breeding (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Furlo (BG)

Wingo (G)

NOTE: The crew loading list has Hamill replaced by Young as CP, and no Command Pilot is listed)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0752 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours. No attitude report. (Time incorrectly reported as 1335 hours)

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1638 hours.

#3 manifold pressure surges. #3 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Lindstrom (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot)

Wrightsham (N2) (from crew #47)

Robert (N)

Morris (B)

Strurdivan (R)

Witham (E)

Wingo (NG)

Furlo (BG)

Hamill (CP in TG position)

Breeding (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94757 B/M 18BS Laskin The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0652 hours from Hardstand #13.

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

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,000 feet. (actually gives time as 1207 but surely incorrect.)

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1300 hours.

#2 supercharger fluctuates. Inspected & repaired.

Laskin (P)

Lain (CP)

Orr (N)

Mollenberg (N2) (from crew #49)

Pearce (B)

Oyster (R)

Huebler (E)

Denter (NG)

Snyder (TG)

Puska (BG)

Wolf (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Hanson The Dugan Wagon

Ground spare taken over by the Eastman crew. (See Eastman)

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Topping (N)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (BG)

Burton (TG)

Butterbaugh (NG)

Johnston (G)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94757 B/M 391BS Eastman The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0811 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1227 hours.

#4 Generator out; #1 & #4 manifold pressure oscillates at high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Eastman (P)

Arthaud (CP)

Burns (B) (from another crew)

Kruse (R)

Mucha (E)

Baird (BG)

McClosky (TG)

Rivett (NG)

Irwin (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1609 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew as Airborne Spare for the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission. Not needed, therefore returned early.

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

Landed 2000 hours.

Tail turret sight out. Replaced.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Terry The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0229 hours.

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

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1039 hours.

Terry, J. P. (P) 1 Lt

Halgren, K. W. (CP) 2 Lt

Adams, B. L. (N) 2 Lt

Stampon (N) 1 Lt

Ritchie, G. J. (B) 2 Lt

Schildman, W. W. (E) T/Sgt

Zakaib, L. A. (R) S/Sgt

Tymczyszyn, E. J. (G) Sgt

Frischmuth, O. A. (G) S/Sgt

Walker, J. J. (G) Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Terry The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1705 hours.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report. Hit short of MPI. 2 maybe hit Railroad Yard.

No damage report.

Landed 2335 hours.

Terry (P)

Halgren (CP)

Richey (Command Pilot)

Adams (N)

Stampon (N2) (from Staff)

Ritchie (B)

Schlidman (E)

Zaikab (R)

Tymczyszyn (G)

Frishmuth (G)

Walker (G)

 

June 11, 1944 42-94757 Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1405 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1552 hours.

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0524 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 46 bombs on the Primary at 0914 hours from 17,400 feet. No report on the other 12 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1631 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2303 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Meyer The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0455 hours.

Was to fly position 1-3 in High Squadron, but aborted due to #1 and #2 supercharger failure.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0904 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Sawtell (B)

Jerome (R)

Krull (E)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reisson (G)

 

June 20, 1944 42-94757 B/Q Meyer The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1217 hours for a test hop.

Landed 1337 hours.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1448 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,600 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2157 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1631 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Target unidentified.

No damage reported.

Landed 2152 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) (incorrectly listed as 753)

Took off at 1540 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 19,750 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2232 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 4BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0433 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

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 0821 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0540 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1204 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Rickette (NG) (a write-in)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1014 hours.

Flew position 3-3 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/45 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1446 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Gardner, H. The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Apparently did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

#3 & #4 engine failures. #1 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and engines being replaced. Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) Lost MIA. See below

 

B-24H 42-94757 B/Q The Dugan Wagon Missing in Action in St. Lo area. Flak tore #4 engine off and #3 caught fire. Plane spun in and exploded on impact with the ground at St Lo. With 18BS. Pilot: Harre. Missing Air Crew Report # 7835.  9 Killed in Action.

KIA HARRE EUGENE (P)                                   1 LT            18        O-686468        21            WANSEN WI

KIA DUNKLE LLOYD (CP)                                2 LT            18        O-818084        21            WESTBURY NY

KIA MADDUX ROBERT D (N)                        2 LT            18        O-703901        16            MACON GA

KIA WALSH CHRISTOPHER A (B)                2 LT            18        O-698058        18            ELMHURST NY

KIA STUART ROBERT B (R)                            T/SGT        18        31015243        21            WASHINGTON DC

KIA KOHLER ROY C (BT)                                 S/SGT         18        39182224        21            PORTLAND OR

KIA KEYSER WILLIAM E (NG)                       S/SGT         18        33577908        20            PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA HORTON GEORGE C (TG)                         SGT            18        15108231        22            INDIANAPOLIS IN

KIA CERNAK MELAN G (WG)                        SGT            18        36813708        21            KONCTHA WI

NOTE: One source shows Harre as a POW.

 

CERNAK MELAN G is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-17-15.

DUNKLE LLOYD is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, F-18-14.

KEYSER WILLIAM E is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, J-1-21.

KOHLER ROY C is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-12-9.