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42-94766 Crow's Nest

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Paulnock Crow's Nest

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F Pavlicek Crow's Nest (unused ground spare)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Brain Crow's Nest

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Meyer Crow's Nest

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94766 L/F 4BS Timblin Crow's Nest

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hayes Crow's Nest

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F  Crow's Nest scheduled for Daniels but replaced

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Salveson Crow's Nest  (Airborne spare - flew the mission)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hollowell Crow's Nest

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Erwin Crow's Nest

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Boshears Crow's Nest

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Richart Crow's Nest

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Foster Crow's Nest

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Dean Crow's Nest

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Hanson Crow's Nest

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Harmon Crow's Nest

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Scharmen Crow's Nest

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Paulnock Crow's Nest

Took off at 0545 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0855 hours from 14,400 feet.

"6 bombs hit left building. 8 bombs hit middle building. 1 bomb hit close to right building. Good coverage of area. Other target areas covered and smoke billowing out of them. 5 190s reported near Anthon (?) above formation 1000 yards at 12 o'clock at 0910 hours and 14,400 feet."

Slight damage reported.

Flak damage to #3 cylinder, #3 engine, push rod housing. Being repaired.

Landed 1141 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Johnson (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0503 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0919 hours from 18,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1108 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and to be replaced.

Daniels, C. S. (P)

Bagus, W. S. (CP)

Terry, W. S. (B)

Coletta, L. L. (R)

McLennon, K. M. (E)

Wiley, E. A. (BG)

Iverson, E. J. (TG)

Bennett, H. H. (NG)

Brannan, C. F. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0828 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1609 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F Pavlicek Crow's Nest (unused ground spare)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0743 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 22,300 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1715 hours.

#2 generator out; #3 turbosupercharger out; #2 engine tach. Out; #4 booster pump out. Inspected and being repaired.

Slight damage: to nose wheel.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Wender (N)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Delinett (NG)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Brain Crow's Nest

Took off at 1605 hours from Hardstand #18.

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

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2219 hours.

Gyro instruments not getting enough vacuum. Inspected and repaired

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Tipton (BG)

Nowakowski (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0616 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1234 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

McLennon (E)

Coletta (R)

Iverson (BG)

Brannon (NG)

Bennett (TG)

Wiley (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Meyer Crow's Nest

Took off at 1702 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Landed 2344 hours at Bury St. Edmonds.

Meyer (P)

Higgins (CP)

Curusis (N)

Krull (E)

Van Buskirk (R) (from crew #1)

Harju (G)

Reisson (G)

Harris (G)

Proctor (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off 0416 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead 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 at 1045 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coiletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannon (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94766 L/F 4BS Timblin Crow's Nest

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,500 feet. No record of the other 2 bombs.

No damage report.

Landed 1122 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry, N. D. (BG)

Smith C. (G) (from crew #8)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Took off at 0426 hours almost an hour late.

Was to fly position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Aborted. Could not catch the formation.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs and brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0736 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hayes Crow's Nest

Took off at 1644 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2306 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Murphy (G)

Rockey (G)

Dufflemeier (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0456 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1153 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Culetta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannon (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1808 hours.

Was to fly position 3-3 in Group D (391st)

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

No battle damage report.

Aborted - mechanical.

Landed 2107 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

                       June 23, 1944 42-94766 L/F Bower Crow's Nest

Took off at 2001 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2032 hours.

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F Crow's Nest scheduled for Daniels but replaced

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Salveson Crow's Nest

Took off at 0440 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission.

Flew with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0825 hours from 19,350 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1040 hours.

Salveson (P)

Schipani (CP) (from Crew #53)

Colley (N)

Kukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hollowell Crow's Nest

Took off at 1534 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2240 hours.

Hollowell (P)

Weddell (CP)

Parker (B)

Thomas (R)

Gray, R. (E)

Kittridge (BG)

Stonefield (TG)

Logan (NG)

Davis (G)

Stanberry (from Crew #20) (An Engineer, so did he take Gray's place? Gray is not lined out.)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Erwin Crow's Nest

Took off at 1522 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2012 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Jones, R. (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Boshears Crow's Nest

Took off at 0518 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0938/20 hours from 23,825 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1217 hours.

Liason receiver inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Boshears (P)

Harmon (CP)

Gronouski (N)

Smith, E. (B)

Flood (R)

Holder (E)

Borowski (G)

Portwood (G)

VanSolkema (G)

Geiger (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1025 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349/30 hours from 21,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1514 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

West (R) (from Crew #55)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

                       July 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F Bower Crow's Nest

Took off at 1127 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1326 hours.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Richart Crow's Nest

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

#1 & #4 generators inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Slight flak damage.

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F Harmon Crow's Nest

Took off at 1119 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1247 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F Sheridan Crow's Nest

Took off at 1646 hours on a practice mission.

Landed 1800 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest 

Tail turret mike switch out. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Foster Crow's Nest

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Dean Crow's Nest

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Hanson Crow's Nest

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Harmon Crow's Nest

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Scharmen Crow's Nest

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest