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42-94815 Frivolous Sal

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Wright Frivolous Sal

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Dees Frivolous Sal

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94815 B/B Frivolous Sal (ground spare not used)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Harre Frivolous Sal

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 7BS Alexander Frivolous Sal

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 7BS Gipson Frivolous Sal     apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Parrish Frivolous Sal

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Holmes Frivolous Sal

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Barbier Frivolous Sal (Lost Missing in Action)

 

MISSION DETAILS

May 18, 1944 42-94815 Meyer Frivolous Sal

Training flight

Took off twenty minutes late due to having to change APU.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0544 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0858 hours from 14,500 feet.

"1st stick hit 1st building. 2nd stick hit 2nd building. Lead ship hit 1st building. Some bombs over target and to left."

No damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan  (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenzweig (BG)

Walls (G)

Levi (N) (an add on) Lt.

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0929 hours from 21,000 feet.

Landed 1048 hours.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

McNeill, R. B. (B)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0919 hours from 17,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Wright Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1026 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1457 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1802 hours.

#2 cylinder head temperature out. Inspected and repaired.

Wright (P)

Scales (CP)

Gordon (N)

Hudson (R)

Jones, D. (E)

Biksey (BG)

Starks (TG)

Devine (NG)

Baldwin (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0749 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1639 hours.

#2 cylinder head temperature inoperative; #2 generator inoperative; #3 tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0656 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1108 hours from 22,900 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1257 hours.

#3 tachometer inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1602 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-1 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 2222 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zopach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Dees Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0225 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Aborted with #4 supercharger inoperative. Ground and flight checks found the aircraft to be satisfactory. This abortion was deemed unnecessary.

Landed 0826 hours.

Dees, R. W. (P) 1 Lt

Dozier, J. F. (CP) 2 Lt

McBee, I. C. (B) F/O

Aldrich, R. G. (E) T/Sgt

Lattin, C. M. (R) S/Sgt

Hosack, V. J. (TG) S/Sgt

Walch, S. F. (BG) Sgt

Werner, B. (G) Sgt

Fondren, H. M. (NG) Sgt

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94815 B/B Frivolous Sal (ground spare not used)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary. No time or altitude recorded. Jettisoned 7 bombs. Brought back 2 bombs. No report on the others.

No damage reported.

Landed 1130 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Harre Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0343 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0941 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1633 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 17,800 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2256 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Steiner (N) (from Crew #53)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 7BS Alexander Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 21,800 feet.

No battle damage.

Landed 1143 hours.

Alexander (P)

Carlson (CP)

Gross (N)

Owens (R)

Howarter (E)

Rutka (G)

Deatherage (G)

Lucyek (G)

Seifert (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1752 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage report.

Landed at Raydon.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1442 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2147 hours.

Coupland (P)

Westman (CP) (a write-in)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1545 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 19,600 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2231 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Maddux (N) (from crew #52)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

June 27, 1944 42-94815 B/B Young Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1445 on a flight to Tibinham.

Landed 1608 hours.

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0542 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1205 hours.

Interphone system out. Inspected and repaired.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Colley (N) (from crew #50)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1013 hours.

Flew position 3-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote. (possibly moved to position 3-1 when Gardner aborted)

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1446 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Edwards (N) (a write in)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zarach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 7BS Gipson Frivolous Sal     apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Parrish Frivolous Sal 

#3 generator out. Inspected and repaired. Slight flak damage.

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Holmes Frivolous Sal

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Barbier Frivolous Sal (Lost Missing in Action)

 

B-24H 42-94815 B/B Frivolous Sal Missing in Action believed from Prop wash due to a near collision with another plane. Exact circumstances of the loss are unknown. Crashed near Ehingen. With 4BS. Pilot: Barbier. Missing Air Crew Report # 7421. 10 Killed in Action.

KIA BARBIER MATTHEW V (P)                     2 LT            4          O-701057        NEW ORLEANS LA

KIA MILLER KENNETH E (CP)                        2 LT            4          O-764386        TRANQUILLITY CA

KIA McCOY ARTHUR R (N)                            2 LT            4          O-712865        FOUNTAIN CITY TN

KIA KIRKLAND GEORGE (B)                           2 LT            4          O-685485        ODESSA TX

KIA HERCHENRODER WM C (TT)                 S/SGT         4          36729706        CHICAGO IL

KIA PRUSSEL MORTON (R)                            S/SGT         4          13114919        PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA KEYES EARL J (BT)                                   SGT            4          36855171        WHITMORE LAKE MI

KIA GROSKOPF MERLYN L (WG)                  SGT            4          19201443        CLATSKANIE OR

KIA ZAHN FRANKLIN W (TG)                       SGT            4          32938692        ROCHESTER NY

KIA BICKERTON DAVID W (NG)                   SGT            4          33289163        PITTSBURG PA

 

ZAHN FRANKLIN W is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-34-26.