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42-94762 The Uninvited

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94762 B/F 18BS Ralls The Uninvited 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94762 B/F 391BS Cliff The Uninvited (Airborne spare)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Harre The Uninvited

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Erwin The Uninvited

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (ground spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K 4BS Heath The Uninvited

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Paulnock The Uninvited

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (ground spare)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94762 B/K 7BS Nigg The Uninvited

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Parrish The Uninvited

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94762 B/K 7BS Avriett The Uninvited

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited scheduled for Kiley but replaced

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Aborted – lost #1 engine)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K Hollowell The Uninvited (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Airborne spare) (listed incorrectly as 0762)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 7BS Winsor The Uninvited

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Beyer The Uninvited

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94762 L/Y The Uninvited (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Whited, R. H. The Uninvited  (incorrectly listed as R. L.)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited (On the chart but apparently did not take off)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Daniels The Uninvited Aborted - #2 prop ranaway

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited (slight battle damage)

 

Transferred to the 492 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94762 B/F 18BS Ralls The Uninvited

Took off at 0540 hours from Hardstand #16.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0858 ½ hours from 15,000 feet.

"Good - hit middle building. 2nd element late and over. Hangers burning, lot of smoke."

No damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Ralls (P)

Boyd (Command Pilot)

Juris (N)

Parenteau (B)

Hughey (R)

Gabel (E)

Wanfried (PN)

Westman (CP)

Markee (BG)

Zelenski (an add on)

Kowalczyk (an add on)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94762 B/F 391BS Cliff The Uninvited

Took off at 0856 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare and took up position 2-2 in High Squadron when Runyan and Thrun aborted from that squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1359 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1614 hours.

Navigator's free air temperature inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Noulett (N) (from crew #63)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

                     May 28, 1944 42-94762 Ralls The Uninvited

Took off at 1528 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1728 hours.

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Harre The Uninvited

Took off at 0652 hours from Hardstand #16.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1109 hours from 22,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1303 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kyser (NG)

Horton (TG)

Kohler (BG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Erwin The Uninvited

Took off at 0748 hours.

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1228 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Pelley (B) (from crew #55)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1601 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 1-3 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2016 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2210 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Berry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (ground spare)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K 4BS Heath The Uninvited

Took off at 0617 hours from Hardstand #13.

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

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1235 hours.

Heath, W. H. (P)

Bowen, L. C. (CP)

Hershenow, W. J. (Command Pilot)

Gelatti, R. R. (N)

Golterman, R. H. (N2) (from crew #2)

Deering, J. P. (B)

Seamons, R. L. (E)

Taylor, H. J. (R)

Crews, B. F. (AG)

Bland, J. W. (G)

Birko, T. (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary at 0915 hours from 21,300 feet. No reported on the other 12 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1104 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

                       June 11, 1944 42-94762 Marsden The Uninvited

Took off at 1507 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1658 hours.

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0340 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0950 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Paulnock The Uninvited

Took off at 1637 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2252 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Woollacott (R)

Filliman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Sumpter (G)

Mongeon (NG) (from Crew #46)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (ground spare)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1749 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2205 hours.

No Crew Loading List Available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1443 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2157 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94762 B/K 7BS Nigg The Uninvited

Took off at 1625 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,500 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2234 hours.

Nigg (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Moore (BG)

Maccarani (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Rivett (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Parrish The Uninvited

Took off at 0436 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,700 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 1015 hours.

Parrish (P)

Wisotsky (CP)

Smith, T. (N)

Young (B)

Rae (R)

Deaver (E)

Dwelley (BG)

Clark (TG)

Lillie (NG)

Hyman (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94762 B/K 7BS Avriett The Uninvited

There is some confusion and conflict between the records of Avriett and M. Gardner on this mission.

Took off at 1536 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2236 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

DeHaan (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (BG)

Longmire (TG)

Lewis (NG)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1529 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2006 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1206 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1012 hours

Flew position 2-3 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/30 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1451 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited (scheduled for Beyer but replaced)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited scheduled for Kiley but replaced

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Aborted – lost #1 engine)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited

 

                       July 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K Murphy

Took off at 1820 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2101 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Azmuth gear stripped in Martin upper turret. Replaced.

Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K Hollowell The Uninvited (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Airborne spare) (listed incorrectly as 0762)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 7BS Winsor The Uninvited

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Beyer The Uninvited

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94762 L/Y The Uninvited (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Whited, R. H. The Uninvited  (incorrectly listed as R. L.)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Scharmen The Uninvited (On the chart but apparently did not take off)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Daniels The Uninvited Aborted - #2 prop ranaway

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Bouldin The Uninvited (slight battle damage)

 

Transferred to the 492 BG.