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42-94824 Umbriago

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

(Also shown sometimes as Sweetheart of Harlech.)

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 391BS Adams Umbriago

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Hayes Umbriago

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Runyan Umbriago

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago (Airborne spare)

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 18BS Dees Umbriago

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Swenson Umbriago

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Tuttle Umbriago

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Thrun Umbriago

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Alexander Umbriago (Airborne spare jettisoned bombs in the channel)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Tuttle Umbriago (jettisoned bombs, #3 out & #2 turbo out)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Howard Umbriago

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94824 E/R 391BS Scharmen Umbriago

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago (Airborne spare)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Simpson Umbriago

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Harmon Umbriago

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94824 E/R 391BS Sheridan

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

 

MISSION DETAILS

Flown over to England by the Avriett crew minus one gunner but with T/SGT Frederick Sauermilch, 39083995 as passenger.

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0517 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron, but went over the target in position 4-1 after Hayes and Tuttle aborted.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 1048 hours.

VHF inoperative. Top turret out; #4 turbosupercharger 3" low at altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Avriett, G. C. (P)

Soler, J. M. (CP)

DeHann, B. F. (B)

Kaiser, R. J. (R)

Campbell, R. O. (E)

Lewis, K. S. (NG)

Longmire, J. D. (TG)

Kittridge, (BG) (from crew #25)

Holmes, L. E. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q Umbriago

On 34BG Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #4B at 2140 hours.

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 391BS Adams Umbriago

Took off at 0518 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0919 hours from 18,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1102 hours.

Adams, J. F. (P)

Barnes, R. R. (CP)

Murou, I. I.(N)

Berns, J. H. (B)

Halzack, N. (R)

Davenport, H. L. (E)

Mackay, W. (BG)

Lamb, D. R. (TG)

Oliver, R. L. (NG)

Hynds, E. F. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0846 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Made at least two runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1555 hours.

Manifold pressure oscillates. Inspected and repaired.

Avriett, G. C. (P)

Soler, J. M. (CP)

Scheer (N)

Kaiser, R. J. (R)

Campbell, R. O. (E)

Lewis, K. S. (NG)

Longmire, J. D. (BG)

Fridel (TG)

Holmes, L. E. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Hayes Umbriago

Took off at 1040 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1752 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Rockey (NG)

Murphy (BG)

Gray (TG)

Duffelmier (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago 

Took off at 0737 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1232 hours from 21,800 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1643 hours.

Turbosupercharger governor variant. Inspected and repaired.

Slight flak damage: Right front fuselage and right wing.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Lewis (NG)

Longmire (BG)

Friedel (TG)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Runyan Umbriago

Took off at 0707 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1110 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1251 hours.

Runyan (P)

Schwartz (CP)

Mankin (B)

Lucas (R)

Mullin (E)

Peacock (NG)

Block (BG)

Guynn (TG)

Byers (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0626 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1218 hours.

Avirett, G. C. (P)

Soler, J. M. (CP)

DeHann, B. F. (B)

Campbell, R. O. (E)

Kaiser, R. J. (R)

Holmes, L. E. (G)

Friedel, J. H. (G)

Lewis, K. S. (G)

Longmire, J. D. (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 18BS Dees Umbriago

Took off at 1706 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron. There is some indication of a possible switch to position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2041 hours from 19,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed at Bassingbourne.

Dees (P)

Dozier (CP)

Wrightsman (N)

McBee (B)

Lattin (R)

Aldrich (E)

Hosack (G)

Walch (G)

Werner (G)

Fondren (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0446 hours.

Flew position 4-2 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 1030 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

DeHann (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (G)

Longmire (G)

Lewis (G)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew as an Airborne spare, but took up position 2-2 in Lead Squadron when J. C. Smith aborted.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0909 hours from 22,000 feet. Jettisoned 2 bombs.

Landed 1147 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

DeHann (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (G)

Longmire (G)

Lewis (G)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0327 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0812 hours from 18,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0938 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

DeHann (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (G)

Longmire (G)

Lewis (G)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 1647 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped 10 bombs on the Primary at 2023 hours from 19,000 feet. No report on the other 2 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2251 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (G)

Longmire (G)

Lewis (G)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0510 hours

Was an Airborne spare, but flew the mission, position unknown.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (G)

Longmire (G)

Lewis (G)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 1747 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group A (7th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2055 hours from 22,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2204 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Swenson Umbriago

Took off at 1507 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission in position 3-2 in Low Squadron replacing Marks, who had to abort.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2146 hours.

Swenson (P)

Arango (CP)

Swanson (N)

Clemens (B)

Baker (R)

Garmon (E)

Rockwell (G)

Gillespie (G)

Moreno (G)

Barron (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Tuttle Umbriago

Took off at 1604 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2012 hours from 19,000 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2225 hours.

Tuttle (P)

Strong (CP)

Gullace (N)

Rogers (B)

Chatoin (R)

Henry (E)

Pell (BG)

Touhill (TG)

Marshall (NG)

Havron (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 1639 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1942 hours from 22,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2103 hours.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

DeHaan (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (BG)

Longmire (TG)

Lewis (NG)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Thrun Umbriago

Took off at 0424 hours.

Flew with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

Carried 20 100 lb LDS bombs. 5 12 hr., 5 24 hr., 5 36 hr., and 5 72 hr delayed fuse bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0826 hours from 19,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1043 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

McCarthy (TG) (from Crew #51)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Landed 1217 hours.

Pilot's mike switch out; interphone system to nose turret inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Avirett (P)

Soler (CP)

Scherr (N)

DeHaan (B)

Kaiser (R)

Campbell (E)

Friedel (BG)

Longmire (TG)

Lewis (NG)

Holmes (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Alexander Umbriago

Took off at 1029 hours.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs in the channel.

No damage reported.

Landed at Dunnsford, time not given.

Alexander (P)

Carlson (CP)

Gross (N)

McKeon (B)

Owens (R)

Howarter (E)

Rutka (BG)

Deatherage (TG)

Lucyk (NG)

Seifert (G)

 

July 20, 1944 42-94824 E/Q Avriett Umbriago

Took off at 1328 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1607 hours

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Tuttle Umbriago (jettisoned bombs, #3 out & #2 turbo out)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Howard Umbriago

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94824 E/R 391BS Scharmen Umbriago

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago (Airborne spare)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Simpson Umbriago

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Harmon Umbriago

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94824 E/R 391BS Sheridan Umbriago

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Avriett Umbriago

 

Transferred to the 406 BS.