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42-94782 Off Limits

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

This plane had white stars.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits (Airborne spare – returned)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Harris Off Limits

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Stewart Off Limits

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Hollowell Off Limits (spare)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Foster Off Limits

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits Crash-landed (see below)

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0544 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron on assembly but position 3-2 on the bomb run.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0850 hours from 13,500 feet and at 0915 hours from 14,000 feet. Results Good.

"Middle work shop seen by ball gunner to be hit and blow up. Work shop row hit. Compass swing base and 4 main hangers completely in smoke and debris. Radio operator saw direct hit on end shop of main workshops (water tower area). Hanger area in flames, oil fires."

No damage reported.

Landed 1141 hours.

#2 and #4 carb air temperature erratic; landing gear solenoid inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Pariseau (N)

Lichtenstein (B)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Lisowski (NG)

Stevens (TG

Pandowski (BG)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Returned early, brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0940 hours.

Gipson, G. M. (P)

Draper, F. O. (CP)

Pariseau, R. (N)

Lichtenstein, A. D. (B)

Peters, R. J. (R)

Mann, D. G. (E)

Lisowski, J. W. (NG)

Stevens, W. R. (TG)

Pandowski, E. S. (BG)

Swick, G. W. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0453 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0919 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1058 hours.

Gipson, G. M. (P)

Draper, F. O. (CP)

Pariseau, R. (N)

Lichtenstein, A. D. (B)

Peters, R. J. (R)

Mann, D. G. (E)

Lisowski, J. W. (NG)

Stevens, W. R. (TG)

Pandowski, E. S. (BG)

Swick, G. W. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1031 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1813 hours.

#2 Turbosupercharger surgesat high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Ball turret stuck at 90 degree angle. Gunner, in operating, did not disengage elevation handcrank. New gears installed.

Gipson, G. M. (P)

Draper, F. O. (CP)

Pariseau, R. (N)

Lichtenstein, A. D. (B)

Peters, R. J. (R)

Mann, D. G. (E)

Lisowski, J. W. (BG)

Stevens, W. R. (TG)

Pandowski, E. S. (NG)

Swick, G. W. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0752 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours but no altitude given.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1635 hours.

Gipson, G. M. (P)

Draper, F. O. (CP)

Pariseau, R. (N)

Peters, R. J. (R)

Mann, D. G. (E)

Lisowski, J. W. (BG)

Stevens, W. R. (TG)

Pandowski, E. S. (NG)

Swick, G. W. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Harris Off Limits

Took off at 0652 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 22,900 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1305 hours.

#2 supercharger surges at altitude. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. Hole at station 3.0.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (BG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Stewart Off Limits

Took off at 0748 hours.

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1159 hours.

Range pedal inoperative in Ball Turret. Range cable loose. Repaired.

#1 & #2 Supercharger oscillates. Inspected and being repaired.

Stewart (P)

Korf (CP)

Woodrich (B)

Maggiotto (R)

Serna (E)

Adney (BG)

Charbonneau (TG)

Hernandez (NG)

Barbera (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1607 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-1 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2017 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2221 hours.

#2 engine throws oil. Inspected and repaired

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Lichtenstein (B)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Pendowski (BG)

Stevens (TG)

Lisowski (NG)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0612 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1212 hours.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Lichtenstein (B)

Mann (E)

Peters (R)

Pendowski (BG)

Stevens (TG)

Lisowski (NG)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1657 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped 13 miles North of target on a cross road at 2025 hours from 14,700 feet.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Pariseau (N)

Mann (E)

Peters (R)

Pendowski (G)

Stevens (G)

Lisowski (G)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Hollowell Off Limits

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1028 hours.

Hollowell (P)

Weddell (CP)

Parker (B)

Thomas (R)

Gray (E)

Kittridge (G)

Stonefield (G)

Logan (G)

Davis (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0523 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 50 bombs on the Primary at 0913 hours from 21,600 feet. No reported on the other 2 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1102 hours.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Lichtenstein (B)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Pendowski (BG)

Stevens (TG)

Lisowski (NG)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 0341 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 100 lb bombs including 3 6 hr., 4 12 hr., & 3 72 hr. delayed action bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1022 hours.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Pariseau (N)

Lichtenstein (B)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Pendowski (BG)

Stevens (TG)

Lisowski (NG)

Swick (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1634 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 18,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2234 hours.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Pariseau (N)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Pendowski (BG)

Lisowski (TG)

Swick (NG)

Stevens (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Foster Off Limits

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera, taking photos at 0914 hours.

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

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Phillips (BG) (from Crew #60)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1750 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2056 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2206 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Gipson Off Limits

Took off at 1446 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-20 and a K-24 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary, but no time or altitude report due to the crash.

Major damage reported. Plane salvaged.

Ran out of fuel and Crash-landed at Dungeness at 2100 hours.

Gipson (P)

Draper (CP)

Pariseau (N)

Lichtenstein (B)

Peters (R)

Mann (E)

Pendowski (BG)

Stevens (TG)

Lisowski (NG)

Swick (G)

 

B-24H 42-94782 B/G Off Limits crash-landed at Dungeness. With 18BS. Pilot: Guy Gipson. See 34th Bombardment Group (H) 1941-1945, p.54 for the story “The Story of the B-24 Liberator Off Limits and Its Flight Crew” by Alvin D. Lichtenstein and “Flight and Ground Crew of the B-24 Off Limits” on the same page. The crew chief of Off Limits was Ray Summa, assisted by Junius Cobb. Photo in Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary, p.276.

RTD GIPSON GUY MAURICE (P)                    1 LT            18        O-523179                uninjured

RTD DRAPER FRANKLIN A (CP)                   2 LT            18        O-687684                uninjured

RTD PARISEAU RAYMOPND F (N)               1 LT            18        O-814394                Mental shock

RTD LICHTENSTEIN ALVIN D (B)                  2 LT            18        O-698156               uninjured

RTD LISOWSKI JOSEPH W (NT)                    SGT            18        32257                       uninjured

RTD STEVENS WILLIAM P (TT)                     SGT            18        17161686                Lacerated scalp

RTD PETERS RICHARD J (R)                           T/SGT        18        12035627                 Strained left knee, contusions, slightly injured

RTD PENDOWSKI EDWARD S (BT)              S/SGT         18        20646023                Abrasion right knee

RTD MANN DONALD E (WG)                         S/SGT         18        39612122               uninjured

RTD SWICK GIDEON W JR (TG)                     S/SGT          18        16152009               uninjured

The injured were taken to S.S. QS Lympne. The remainder were at RAF Lympne until returned to base.

The aircraft was Category E: Salvaged by 86 MU Sundridge.