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42-94799 The Paper Doll

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

See photos in Harry Holmes, The US 8th Air Force at Warton 1942-1945. p.54 & 82.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS McAlister The Paper Doll

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS Terry The Paper Doll

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS McAllister, Tavasti (CA) The Paper Doll (lead)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS McAlister The Paper Doll

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94799 E/F 18BS Ralls The Paper Doll (lead)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F The Paper Doll (ground spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Bush The Paper Doll

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Mackey The Paper Doll

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94799 E/F Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Avriett The Paper Doll (Airborne spare)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Little The Paper Doll

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94799 E/F The Paper Doll (ground spare)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F Tuttle The Paper Doll (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Dean The Paper Doll

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94799 E/E 4BS Palmer The Paper Doll

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94799 E/E 4BS Wright The Paper Doll

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94799 E/E 18BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Harmon The Paper Doll

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94799 E/E 18BS Alexander The Paper Doll

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Whited, R.L. The Paper Doll      Major damage

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

                     May 19, 1944 42-94799 (pilot not given) The Paper Doll        

Training flight to Gynsbok Range.

Attacked primary target, visual bombing, with fair results, bombs away at 1306.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS McAllister The Paper Doll 

Took off at 0524 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew Lead of High Squadron

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Made two runs at 0858 hours and 0912 hours but did not drop bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

"Lead Squadron short. 3rd Squadron direct hit on E. building."

No damage reported.

Landed 1200 hours.

McAllister (Pilot)

Wackwitz (Command Pilot) (34th BG Commander)

Conley (CP) (from another crew or from Group Staff)

Jorgenson  (in the CP spot but he was a Navigator)

Baldea (N)

Kinney (B)

Sears (R)

Smith, R. (E)

Carroll (BG)

Graff (TG)

Domino (NG)

Coon (WG)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS Terry The Paper Doll

Took off at 0456 hours from Hardstand #1.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1043 hours.

Terry, J. P. (P)

Tavasti, R. A. (Command Pilot)

Halgren,, K. W.  (CP)

Adams, B. L. (N)

Stampon, P. J. (N)                                 Lt.           (7th Squadron Navigation Officer)

Ritchie, G. J. (B)

Zakaib, L. A. (R)

Schildman, W. V. (E)

Walker, J. J. (TG)

Jenkins, R. F. (BG)

Tymczyszyn, E. J. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 42-94799 E/J The Paper Doll

On 34BG Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #1B at 2140 hours.

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94799 E/J 7BS McAllister The Paper Doll

Took off at 1036 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 20,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1755 hours.

McAllister (P)

Tavasti (Command Pilot)

Whited (normally Co-pilot, flew as Tail gunner)

Jorganson (N2/NG) (from crew #33)

Baldea (Navigator)

Kinney (Bombardier)

Sears (Radio Operator/RW)

Smith (Engineer/LW)

Domino (Top Turret gunner)

Coon  (Right Waist gunner)

Carroll (Ball Gunner)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS McAllister The Paper Doll

Took off at 0755 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of 7th Squadron.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1241 hours.

"G" box in need of checking. Inspected and repaired.

McAllister (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Whited (CP)

Baldea (N)

Jergenson (PN)

Kinney (B)

Sears (R)

Smith (E)

Domino (G)

Graff (G)

Carroll (G)

Coon (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94799 E/F 18BS Ralls The Paper Doll (lead)

Took off at 1600 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew Lead of the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2225 hours.

#3 Turbosupercharger had loose connection; radio trouble; "G" box inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Ralls (P)

Wackwitz (Command Pilot)               

Westman (CP)

Juris (N)

Wanfried (PN in NG position)

Parenteau (B)

Hughey (R)

Gabel (E)

Markes (BG)

Kowalczyk (TG)

Zelenski (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F The Paper Doll (ground spare)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Bush The Paper Doll

Took off at 0617 hours from Hardstand #1.

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

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1221 hours.

Bush, R. A. (P)

LeBailly, E. B. (Command Pilot)        

Duncan, C. W. (CP)

Jackson, E. G. (N)

Bouliane (PN) (from crew #28)

Cook, C. A. (B)

DeSantis, E. J. (E)

Ricker, C. L. (R)

Bonshoff, J. C. (G)

Vronz, J. M. (G)

Buckley, B. O. (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Mackey The Paper Doll

Took off at 1638 hours.

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

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

No damage reported.

Landed 0417 on June 8, 1944

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Smith, C. (G)

Spivak (G)

Holtzman (G)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 0443 hours.

Flew position 2-3 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 1044 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Rogers (B)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (G)

Touhill (G)

Marshall (G)

Havron (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 21,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1100 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Rogers (B)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (G)

Touhill (G)

Marshall (G)

Havron (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 0332 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 28 bombs on other target at 0759 hours from 20,000 feet. Jettisoned 24 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0953 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Rogers (B)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (G)

Touhill (G)

Marshall (G)

Harron (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 0505 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1143 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Gullace (N)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (G)

Touhill (G)

Marshall (G)

Havron (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 1741 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group A (7th).

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2055 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2209 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Took off at 1508 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission in position 4-4 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1912 hours from 19,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2122 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Gullace (N)

Rogers (B)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (BG)

Touhill (TG)

Marshall (NG)

Havron (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

 

                       July 8, 1944 42-94799 E/F Wright The Paper Doll

Took off at 1719 hours.

No landing time recorded.

Did Wright take off, land somewhere else and Tuttle flew the plane back to Mendlesham?

 

                       July 8, 1944 42-94799 E/F Tuttle The Paper Doll

No take off time

Landed 1943 hours.

Did Wright take off, land somewhere else and Tuttle flew the plane back to Mendlesham?

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94799 E/F Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Avriett The Paper Doll (Airborne spare)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Little The Paper Doll

 

                       July 17, 1944 42-94799 E/F (pilot unreadable)

Took off at 1830 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2050 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94799 E/F The Paper Doll (ground spare)

 

                       July 19, 1944 42-94799 E/F Barbier The Paper Doll

Took off at 1621 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1831 hours.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94799 E/F Tuttle The Paper Doll (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Dean The Paper Doll

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94799 E/E 4BS Palmer The Paper Doll

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94799 E/E 4BS Wright The Paper Doll

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94799 E/E 18BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Tuttle The Paper Doll

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Harmon The Paper Doll

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94799 E/E 18BS Alexander The Paper Doll

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Whited, R.L. The Paper Doll      Major damage

 

Transferred to 93rd Bomb Group, Hardwick.

 

October 1944 Work in progress at Hanger 4, B.A.D. 2, Warton.

 

Later with the 466 BG.