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42-94768 Betty Jayne

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Brain

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (ground spare)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N 391BS Foster

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (ground spare – taken over by Foster)

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Kiley “Betty Jane”

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94768 B/N (scheduled for Alexander, but replaced by 42-94879 B/D)

 

Transferred to 493BG.

 

Transferred to 801BG (P)

 

1945 Transferred to MTO

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Took off at 0547 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0858 hours from 14,000 feet.

"Direct hit on East building."

No damage reported.

Landed 1142 hours.

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

Blackburn (P)

Little (CP)

Mollenberg (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Eshman (NG)

Stark (TG)

Dolley (BG)

Clements (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Took of at 0512 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

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

Landed 1045 hours.

#3 prop governor out; #2 generator out. Inspected and being repaired.

Blackburn, J. R. (P)

Little, J. W. (CP)

Conklin, C. D. (B)

Younker, G. L. (R)

Bushey, H. V. (E)

Eshman, P. O. (NG)

Stark, J. A. (TG)

Dolley, H. L. (BG)

Clements, E. P. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Brain

Took off at 1029 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1456 hours from 22,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1812 hours.

#4 generator inoperative; #3 turbosupercharger inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

McCarthy, D. J. (B)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davids, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Took off at 0750 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1639 hours.

#4 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Blackburn, J. R. (P)

Little, J. W. (CP)

Dorseth (N) (from crew #51)

Younker, G. L. (R)

Bushey, H. V. (E)

Eshman, P. O. (NG)

Stark, J. A. (TG)

Dolley, H. L. (BG)

Clements, E. P. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Took off at 0655 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1105 hours from 22,100 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1249 hours.

#3 & #4 voltage regulators inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. Nose turret; leading edge between #3 & #4 engines.

Blackburn (P)

Little (CP)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Eshman (NG)

Stark (TG)

Dolley (BG)

Clements (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Blackburn

Took off at 1606 hours from Hardstand #17.

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

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2016 hours from 22,850 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2224 hours.

#2 Generator out. Inspected and repaired

Blackburn (P)

Little (CP)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Stark (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clements (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (unused ground spare)

On Hardstand #17.

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (ground spare – taken over by Foster)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N 391BS Foster

Took off in this aircraft at 1827 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No drop report.

Aborted due to weather. Could not find the formation.

No damage report.

Landed 2006 hours at A.B.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Given (E)

Mollica (R)

Labuda (G)

Harrison (G)

Sweeney (G)

Hyman (G) (from crew #45)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Kiley Betty Jane

Took off at 1705 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2041 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1218 hours at Little Soughton.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Aldrich (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Stanton (G)

Barry (G)

Mongeon (G)

Dyer (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94768 B/N(scheduled for Alexander, but replaced by 42-94879 B/D.

 

Transferred to 493BG.

 

Transferred to 801BG (P)

 

1945 Transferred to MTO