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42-94780 Smitty

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

Crew Chief: Ambrose J. Majchrzak

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Stewart Smitty

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty       

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty     (incorrectly listed on one form as 4789)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M Brain Smitty (ground spare)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Nigg Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Culver Smitty

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Brain Smitty

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Bagus Smitty

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 4BS Thrun Smitty

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Daniels Smitty

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Harris, R. N. Smitty

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M Howard Smitty (Airborne spare – flew with 7BS. Lost MIA.)

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Stewart Smitty

Took off from Hardstand #19.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0929 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Stewart, J. A. (P)

Korf, R. S. (CP)

Woodrich, R. E. (B)

Maggiotto, H. R. (R)

Serna, L. G. (E)

Adney, O. E. (BG)

Charbonneau, Y. A. (TG)

Hernandez, M. H. (NG)

Barbera, R. A. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped 2 bombs on the Secondary Target at 0921 hours from 18,500 feet. Brought 10 bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1101 hours.

#2 Turbosupercharger cuts out at high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Becker, J. A. (P)

Anderson, F. E. (CP)

Wilson, L. L. (B)

Kearney, J. X. (R)

Morrisroe, J. T. (E)

Avery, C. E. (TG)

Crawford, W. F. (NG) (from crew #58)

Hinchee, R. D. (G)

Denny, H. H. (G) (from crew #58)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty     (incorrectly listed on one form as 4789)

Took off at 0828 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No battle damage reported, BUT there was a problem with the Pilot's emergency release handle used to jettison the bombs.

Doors failed to open first and bombs went out through the doors. Bombbay doors replaced.

Landed 1550 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Maccarini (BG)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0744 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1238 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage.

Landed 1633 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

Corbin (G) (from another crew)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94780 L/M Wright Smitty

Unused ground spare on stand by on Hardstand #20

Wright (P)

Scales (CP)

Hildebrand (B)

Hudson (R)

Jones, D. (E)

Devine (NG)

Biksey (BG)

Baldwin (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0749 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1229 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrison (E) (spelling ?)

Phillips (BG) (from crew #60)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0240 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 3rd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

Becker, J. A. (P)                    2 Lt

Anderson, E. E. (CP)            2 Lt

Wilson, J. (B)                        2 Lt

Morrisroe, J. J. (E)                T/Sgt

Kearney, J. X. (R)                 T/Sgt

Avery, G. F. (TG)                  S/Sgt

Hinchee, R. D. (G)                S/Sgt

Seelhurst, A. M. (G)             S/Sgt

Williams, L. M. (G)               S/Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Foster

Took off at (time not given)

Aircraft caught fire and returned to base.

Landed 1721 hours, then took off again in 42-94768.

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 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Take off time not shown.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped bombs 25 miles N of Secondary target.

No damage reported.

Landed at Thurligh.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schraber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Avery (G)

Hinchee (G)

Seelhurst (G)

Williams (G) (from crew 63)

 

                       June 14, 1944 42-94780 L/M (pilot’s name not listed)

Landed at 2121 hours, returning from somewhere else, I think Thurlingen.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M Brain Smitty (ground spare)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1807 hours.

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

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2104 hours from 22,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2224 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1451 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 2152 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)        

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Nigg Smitty

Took off at 1546 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1920 hours. No sortie.

Nigg (P)

White (CP) (a write-in)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Drahnak (BG)

Harris (TG)

Jackson (NG)

Moore (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1520 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,700 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2010 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)        

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M Becker Smitty

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1224 hours.

Intercooler toggle switch inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)        

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1019 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1350 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1514 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)        

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0552 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1019 hours.

 

                       July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M Hartley

Took off at 1530 on a flight to Greenham Common.

Landed 2037 hours.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

 

                       July 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M Winsor

Took off at 1821 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2052 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

                           Moderate flak damage.

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Culver Smitty

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94780 L/M Smitty (scheduled for Scharmen but replaced)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Brain Smitty

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Nigg Smitty

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Bagus Smitty

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 4BS Thrun Smitty

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Daniels Smitty

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Harris, R. N. Smitty

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M Howard Smitty (Airborne spare – flew with 7BS. Lost MIA.)