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42-94787 Set ‘em Up

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C Dean (Airborne spare) (incorrectly shown on one document as 767)
Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C unused spare

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Marks

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94787 D/C 18BS Parrish 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94787 D/C 391BS Foster

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Halbert

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C (scheduled for Holmes but replaced.)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek (Airborne spare – flew the mission)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94787 D/C Johanson

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94787 D/C (ground spare)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C (ground spare)

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94787 D/T 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Simpson

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Vande Guche

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94787 D/T Pavlicek (Airborne spare)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek (slight battle damage)


MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek  

Took off at 0534 hours from Hardstand #8. Late taking off but still took up proper position.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped bombs on the Primary at 0857 hours from 15,000 feet.

"Short and Right of target. 10/10 - hole at target."

Slight damage.

Landed 1156 hours.

Bombardier’s and Navigator’s heaters out; #1 and #2 engine has excessive magneto drop. Inspected and repaired.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuille (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C Dean  (incorrectly shown on one document as 767)
Took off at 0527 hours.

Few as Airborne spare.

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

Landed 0940 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Gibson (NG)

Miller (TG)

Kordes (BG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C unused spare

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Marks

Took off at 1024 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1759 hours.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Goetsch (N)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Cole (BG)

Bynum (TG) (from crew #16)

Nolan (NG)

Cresiski (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94787 D/C 18BS Parrish

Took off at 0757 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1640 hours.

#2 & #4 Generators inoperative. A.P.U. inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Parrish, H. R. (P)

Wisotsky, G. H. (CP)

Smith, T. H. (N)

Young, T. (B)

Rae, H. W. (R/RW)

Deaver, C. E. (E/LW)

Lillie, H. R. (NG)

Clark, E. F. (TG)

Dwelley, D. F. (BG)

Hyman, N. H. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0703 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1110 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1252 hours.

#2 generator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuille (CP)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94787 D/C 391BS Foster

Took off at 0754 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1210 hours.

#2 & #4 Generators out; #1 Tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Alsbury (BG) (from crew #64)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

La Buda (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94787 D/C

Crew loading list shows Pavlicek flying as CP on the Hollowell crew for this mission.

See Hollowell for mission details.

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek Set ‘em Up

Took off at 1653 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

Slight to Major damage reported.

Landed 2253 hours at Greenham Common.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuille (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Chapman (G)

Crawford (G)

Oneschak (G)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0446 hours.

Was to fly position 2-2 in Lead Squadron, but probably shifted after Wright aborted from position 2-1.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 23,600 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1159 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1506 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2203 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0439 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1010 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Block (BG) (from Crew #15)

Crawford (TG)

Oneschak (NG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C (scheduled for Holmes but replaced.)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0410 hours.

Flew position 3-3 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 0832 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Chapman (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Oneschak (NG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 0523 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1212 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Chapman (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Oneschak (NG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Took off at 1001 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1525 hours.

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuillie (CP)

Graham (N)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Chapman (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Oneschak (NG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek (Airborne spare – flew the mission)

Took off at 0548 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1009 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94787 D/C Salveson Set 'em Up

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94787 D/C Johanson

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94787 D/C (ground spare)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Pavlicek

#2 & #4 M.P. (maifold pressure) fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94787 D/C (ground spare)

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94787 D/T 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Simpson

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Vande Guche

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94787 D/T Pavlicek (Airborne spare)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Pavlicek (slight battle damage)