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42-94775 unknown name

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Wright unknown name

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94775 D/V 4BS Cook unknown name

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G unknown name  (ground spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Mackey unknown name

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Notman unknown name  (deputy lead)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Armstrong unknown name

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name  (spare)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94775 D/L unknown name  (scheduled for Marks but replaced)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Bice unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Lewis unknown name

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name  (Aborted - #2 engine out)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94775 D/L 391BS Foster unknown name

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Ames unknown name

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94775 D/L Marks unknown name  (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Wright unknown name

Took off at 0538 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped the bombs short at 0851 hours from 15,000 feet.

"In pattern, but short. 18th direct hit."

Slight damage reported.

#3 and #4 carb, air temperature gauges inoperative. Throttles need synchronizing. Inspected and repaired.

Landed 1152 hours.

Wright (P)

Scales (CP)

Gordon (N)

Hildebrand (B)

Hudson (R)

Jones, D. (E)

Devine (NG)

Starks (TG)

Biksey (BG)

Baldwin (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Took off at 0510 hours.

Flew as Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

#1 and #2 oil temperature gauges inoperative. Inspected and to be replaced.

Rack linkage from quadrant to Bombay snapped preventing release of bombs. Linkage installed.

Heath (P)

Richey, R. H. (Command Pilot)

Bower (CP)

Gelatti (N)

Golterman (N2) from Crew #4)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R)

Seamons (E)

Champion (BG) (from crew #11)

Birko (TG)

Bland (NG)

Crews (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94775 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Took off at 1020 hours from Hardstand #9.

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

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1459 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1804 hours.

#1 engine manifold pressure runs away. Inspected and repaired.

Heath (P)

Bowen (CP)

Gelatti (N)

Golterman (N2/NG) (from crew #2)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R/RW)

Seamans (E/LW)

Bland (BG)

Birko (TG)

Crews (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94775 D/V 4BS Cook unknown name

Took off at 0702 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1311 hours.

#1 & #2 oil temperature gauge inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Belt feed lever on left Emerson turret nose gun broken. Replaced.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Brackeen (G)

 

                     May 31, 1944 42-94775 Lewis (code was in flux at the time)

Took off at 1233 hours on an XC flight.

Landed 1407 hours.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G unknown name  (ground spare)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Mackey unknown name

Took off at 0609 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1233 hours.

Mackey, W. K. (P)

Bortz, A. H. (CP)

Galliagher, J. C. (N)

Levi, M. B. (N2) (from another crew)

Matson, G. T. (B)

Longinette, L. V. (E)

Corrales, A. (R)

Smith, C. H. (G)

Sabbath, B. (G)

Spivak, C. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Notman unknown name

Took off at 0425 hours.

Flew position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Returned all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours.

Notman (P)

Uscinowicz (CP)

Walcott (N)

Griffith (N2)

Nelson (B)

Conklin (R)

Boyson (E)

DiMauro (NG)

Escherich (TG)

Crosby (BG)

Cockman (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Armstrong unknown name

Took off at 0520 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage report.

Landed 1110.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name  (spare)

Took off at 0357 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 50 bombs on other target at 0800 hours from 20,700 feet. Brought 2 bombs back to base.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0942 hours.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Geotsch (N)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Nolan (NG)

Baglio (TG) (from crew #1)

Cole (BG)

Cresiski (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Took off at 1654 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 16,700 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2256 hours.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Geotsch (N)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Nolan (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Cole (BG)

Cresiski (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Took off at 0449 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-20 and a K-24 camera, taking photos at 0913.45 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 22,700 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1136 hours.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Goetsch (N)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Nolan (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Cole (BG)

Cresiski (G)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94775 D/L unknown name  (scheduled for Marks but replaced)

 

                       June 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L Halbert unknown name

Took off at 1347 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1627 hours.

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Bice unknown name

Took off at 0406 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0823 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Lewis unknown name

Took off at 0526 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Salvoed bombs on open field to keep up with the formation when #1 engine went out.

Landed 1241 hours. Credited with a sortie.

Lewis (P)

Klier (CP)

Gillespie (N)

Jackovich (B)

Stoltz (R)

McBlaine (E)

Chaple (BG)

Bynum (TG)

Camden (NG)

Picher (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name  (Aborted - #2 engine out)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

 

                       July 19, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Took off at 1117 hours on a flight to Snetterton Heath.

Landed 1243 hours at Snetterton Heath.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

#2 supercharger M.P. (manifold pressure) fluctuates; landing gear selector hard to put in UP position; Metal windows blown out at altitude. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94775 D/L 391BS Foster unknown name

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Marks unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Ames unknown name

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94775 D/L Marks unknown name  (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage