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42-94794 Bachelorís Baby

B-24H-15-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Kiley 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94794 B/I 391BS Daniels

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94794 B/I 7BS Holmes

 

Transferred to the 490 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby†††††††††††††††††

Took off at 0543 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0857 hours from 14,660 feet.

"Excellent (direct hit on main building) MPI."

No damage reported.

Landed 1148 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovach (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Bower (TG)

Whitaker (BG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0930 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Ball turret mike switch out. Inspected and repaired.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Willoughby, R. E. (R)

Burns, W. K. (E)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Holtz, M. T. (BG)

Whitaker, F. S. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0921 hours from 17,120 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1050 hours.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Kovack, A. (B)

Willoughby, R. E. (R)

Burns, W. K. (E)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Whitaker, F. S. (BG)

Holtz, M. T. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 1033 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,700 feet.

No damage reported. "Shell case broke vertical stop."

Landed 1808 hours.

#1 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Smith (N)

Kovack, A. (B)

Willoughby, R. E. (R/LW)

Burns, W. K. (E/TT)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Whitaker, F. S. (RW)

Holtz, M. T. (BG)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Kiley Bachelorís Baby       

Took off at 0755 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight flak damage: to main wing spar.

Landed 1636 hours.

Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (NG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Berry, W. J. (BG)

Stanton, L. (G)

Crawford (TG) (from crew #48) (two tail gunners?)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94794 B/I 391BS Daniels Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0751 hours.

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1219 hours.

Extractor switch broken on right nose gun. Replaced.

#1 Generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Schaber (N) (from crew #66)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 1608 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-3 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2218 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0227 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed first at Keevic low on fuel, time not given.

Landed 1156 hours back at base.

Harris, C. W. (P)†††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Casey, C. B. (CP)††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Kovach, A. (B)†††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Burns, W. K. (E)†††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Willoughby, R. E. (R)††††††††† S/Sgt

Martinelli, E. J. (AG)††††††††††† Sgt

Lower, L. T. (AE)††††††††††††††††† Sgt

Holtz, M. T. (G)†††††††††††††††††††† Sgt

Whitaker, F. (G)††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94794 B/I 7BS Holmes Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0440 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High 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 1048 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (G)

Peterson (G)

Jenson (G)

Weaver (G)

 

Transferred to the 490 BG.