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42-94811 Tommy Thumper II

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

This plane had white stars.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Erwin Tommy Thumper II

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Wright Tommy Thumper II

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Abort)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS McDermott (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94811D/K 18BS Pedigo Tommy Thumper II

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Bice Tommy Thumper II

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Foster Tommy Thumper II

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Armstrong but replaced did not take off)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (ground spare)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Swenson Tommy Thumper II

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Vande Guchte Tommy Thumper II

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Alexander Tommy Thumper II

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 18BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Thrun but replaced)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Howard Tommy Thumper II

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Airborne Spare - flew the mission)

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Aborted mechanical)

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94811   D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II  (incorrectly shown as 2811 on one form)

Took off at 0521 hours from Hardstand #12.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0856 hours from 15,200 feet.

"Poor bombing short of target. No hits. Smoke from target area."

Slight damage.

Landed 1150 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Erwin Tommy Thumper II

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0923 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

#1 Prop control switch sticks; #4 turbo-supercharger 5" M.P. less than others at altitude. Top turret lens vibrate loose causing improper sighting. Inspected and repaired.

Erwin, E. E. (P)

Scholle, J. R. (CP)

Noullet, W. L. (N) (from crew #63)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary, J. T. (R)

Lamar, H. B. (E)

Babcock, L. W. (BG)

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)

Warner, L. D. (NG)

Clausen, A. G. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Wright Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0518 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1043 hours.

Large Oxygen bottle leaks. Inspected and replaced. Upper turret oxygen regulator completely inoperative at altitude. Inspected and replaced. Station #4 oxygen hose removed. Inspected and replaced. Gyro compass has too much lag. Inspected and replaced.

Wright (P)

Scales (CP)

Gordon (N)

Hildebrand (B)

Hudson (R)

Jones (E)

Biksey (BG)

Starks (TG)

Devine (NG)

Baldwin (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Abort)

Took off at 0837 hours.

Was to fly position 2-1 in High Squadron, but aborted.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Aborted and returned early because of intake duct coupling out on #4 engine and couplings leaking on all engines.

Landed 1209 hours.

No Sortie.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1021 hours from Hardstand #12.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1803 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0706 hours from Hardstand #12.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1109 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1307 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS McDermott Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0803 hours.

Airborne spare returned early

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

Landed 1057 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Fergurson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E/LW)

Brauks (G)

Hudson (G)

Palmer (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0233 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 4th Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed 1050 hours.

Thrun, W. (P) 2 Lt

McCauley, R. H. (CP) 2 Lt

Sheridan, P. F. (B) 2 Lt

Ezell, B. D. (E) S/Sgt

Toth, E. J. (R) Sgt

Norton, G. F. (G) Sgt

Garcia, G. (NG) Sgt

Migliorelli, A. J. (TG) Sgt

Champion, F. L. (BG) Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1710 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2025 hours from 15,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Ezell (E)

Toth (R)

Champion (BG)

Migorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Hall (G) (from crew #30)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0450 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb delayed action bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1035 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0519 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 250 lb delayed action bombs, 3 12 hr., 1 24 hr., and 2 36 hr. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,400 hours.

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94811D/K 18BS Pedigo Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0351 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0949 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1654 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 16,700 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2300 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera taking photos at 0915 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,200 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1127 hours.

Thrun (P)

Rowley (CP) (from Crew #17)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Neverman (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Bice Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1802 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2101 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2235 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1500 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2208 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0446 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1008 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Crosby (G) (from Crew #7)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Foster Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1630 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No damage reported, but lost #1 engine.

Landed 2106 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

June 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K Lundeen Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1315 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1342 hours.

 

June 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K McDannold Tommy Thumper II

Took off at (shown as 1315 hours but that was from a previous flight the same day) on a test hop.

Landed 1705 hours.

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Armstrong but replaced did not take off)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (ground spare)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Swenson Tommy Thumper II

Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

#3 & #4 M.P. (manifold pressure) fluctuates at altitude; A-5 rudder controls irratic. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Vande Guchte Tommy Thumper II

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Alexander Tommy Thumper II

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 18BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Thrun but replaced)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Palmer Tommy Thumper II

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Howard Tommy Thumper II

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Aborted mechanical)

 

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