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42-94771

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94771 L/N (unused ground spare)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin    

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94771 L/N 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94771 L/N 18BS Harris

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Swenson (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Harris, R.

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Scharmen

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Marsden

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94771 L/H 18BS Meyer

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94771 L/H 18BS Whited, R. H.

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer Aborted - #3 engine feathered

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H Vande Guchte (spare – flew with 18BS. Major battle damage 2 WIA.)

 

Transferred to the RAF.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94771 L/N Scheduled for Erwin, but replaced.

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0504 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target from 18,500 feet. No time report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1106 hours.

Erwin, E. E. (P)

Scholle, J. R. (CP)

Schaber, F. (N) (from crew #66)

Jones, R. D. (B)

O'Leary, J. T. (R)

Lamar, H. B. (E)

Babcock, L. W. (BG)

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)

Warner, L. D. (NG)

Clausen, B. C. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94771 L/N unused ground spare

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin    

Took off at 0740 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

One crewmember, the Bombardier, was wounded.

Landed 1631 hours.

Extensive flak damage: to #2 engine, fuel cell #3, extensive damage to airplane. To Sub-depot for repair.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Wilson (N) (from another crew)

Jones (B)                               WIA

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off 0415 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned 12 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1104 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Pelley (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94771 L/N 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0531 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1132 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuille (CP)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0321 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 100 lb bombs, including 3 6 hr., 2 12 hr., 1 36 hr., & 4 72 hr. delayed action bombs. Dropped 10 bombs on secondary target. Hit runway South.

Jettisoned the 10 delayed action bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0936 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Combert (N)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94771 L/N 18BS Harris

Took off at 1632 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2235 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Holtz (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0454 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0916 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1152 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 1806 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped at 2110 hours from 22,500 feet. Basically jettisoned the load. Did not know where the bombs dropped.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2221 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

                       July 21, 1944 42-94771 Murphy (probably L/H)

Took off at 1615 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1754 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Swenson (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Harris, R.

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Scharmen

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Marsden

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94771 L/H 18BS Meyer

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94771 L/H 18BS Whited, R. H.

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Meyer Aborted - #3 engine feathered

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H Vande Guchte (spare – flew with 18BS. Major battle damage 2 WIA.)

 

Transferred to the RAF.