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42-94770 Salutation Rose

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose  MIA

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0925 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damaged reported.

Smith, O. E. (P)

Vinge, C. L. (CP)

Butler, D. D. (N)

Nelson, K. E. (B)

Benson, C. E. (R)

Goode, A. E. (E)

Martin, J. J. (BG)

Applegate, C. F. (TG)

Carte, C. R. (NG)

Horvath, S. J. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Took off at 0502 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0920 hours from 18,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1100 hours.

Oil leak #4 engine. Inspected and repaired.

Smith, O. E. (P)

Vinge, C. L. (CP)

Butler, D. D. (N)

Nelson, R. E. (B)

Benson, E. E. (R)

Goode, A. E. (E)

Martin, J. J. (BG)

Applegate, C. E. (TG)

Carte, C. R. (NG)

Horvath, S. J. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose

Took off at 0829 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1601 hours.

Supercharger surging. Inspected and repaired.

Ball turret entrance door torn off. Gunner failed to fasten securely after throwing out his flak suit. Door replaced.

Smith (P)

Gray (CP) (from crew #54)

Butler (N)

Nelson (B)

Benson (R)

Goode (E)

Martin (BG)

Applegate (TG)

Carte (NG)

Horvath (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94770 L/I 391BS Smith, O. E. Salutation Rose         MIA

Took off at 0742 hours from Hardstand #21.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report.

Missing in Action. Left formation with #1 engine feathered and #4 smoking at 1400 hours at 5437N-0942E. Aircraft peeled off from formation and ran into more flak. Gas leaking and going down rapidly. No chutes observed. Ship was under control when last heard from. Aircraft was picked up on radio and was identified as giving heading 345 degrees true in an attempt to reach Sweden.

Smith (P)

Gray (CP) (from crew #54)

Butler (N)

Nelson (B)

Benson (R)

Goode (E)

Carte (NG)

Martin (BG)

Applegate (TG)

Horvath (G)

 

B-24H 42-94770 L/I Salutation Rose  Missing in Action believed near Tutow. Crashed at Altenhof,

Germany. With 391BS. Pilot: Smith. Missing Air Crew Report # 5349. 1 Killed in Action, 9 Prisoner of War.

POW SMITH OREN E (P)                                   LT               391      O-747340                        CUTLER IL

POW GRAY WARREN E (CP)                           1 LT            391      O-725287                        HOLLYWOOD CA

POW BUTLER DONALD D (N)                        2 LT            391      O-697819                        BRYON OH

KIA NELSON RICHARD E (B)                          2 LT            391      O-697777                        SNOW HILL MD

POW CARTE CLYDE R (NT)                             SGT            391      32853022                        PERU NY

POW GOODE ALBERT E (TT)                          S/SGT         391      39120580                        SAN FRANCISCO CA

POW BENSON CHARLES (RO)                        SGT            391      34664298                        WILMINGTON NC

POW MARTIN JAMES J (BT)                          SGT            391      11082311                        NEWTON MA

POW HORVATH STEVE J (WG)                      SGT            391      33278844                        IMPERIAL PA

POW APPLEGATE CARLTON F (TG)             SGT            391      32750837                        TOUS RIVER NJ