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42-94849 Maid of Fury

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

There is a problem with this identification. The photo I have of Maid of Fury shows 20 mission markers but this plane was lost on its 9th mission.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Bower

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Blair

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Bower 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J Paulnock (ground spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Blair

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94849 L/J (ground spare)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94849 L/J 4BS Cook

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94849 L/J 7BS Dean         LOST

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Bower Maid of Fury

Took off at 0501 hours.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0920 hours from 18,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1105 hours.

Oxygen leak. Inspected and repaired.

Bower (P)

Pratt, R. E. (CP)

Morrison, R.D. (N)

Boyle, R. J. (N2) (from crew #58)

Lemen, J. L. (B)

Barnes, J. D. (R)

Bell, D. N. (E)

Maccinini, I. (BG)

Bloom, J. (TG)

Hartman, R. E. (NG)

Ingrouille, R. L. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Took off at 0826 hours.

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

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1608 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Phillips (TG)

Jones (TG)

Clemins (G)

 

                     May 28, 1944 42-94849 L/D Bower

Took off at 1421 hours on a local flight.

No landing time shown.

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Bower Maid of Fury

Took off at 0739 hours from Hardstand #22.

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

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 22,600 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1656 hours.

#3 oil line to prop governor leaks. Inspected and being repaired.

Slight flak damage: station #7, bulkhead.

Bower (P)

Pratt, R. E. (CP)

Morrison, R.D. (N)

Boyle, R. J. (N2) (from crew #58)

Lemen, J. L. (B)

Barnes, J. D. (R)

Bell, D. N. (E)

Maccinini, I. (BG)

Bloom, J. (TG)

Ingrouille, R. L. (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J Paulnock (ground spare)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Took off at 0609 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1232 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Conley (Command Pilot)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Scott (E)

Turpin (R)

Clemins (G)

Phillips (TG)

Corbin (NG)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Took off at 0417 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead 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 1049 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Brown (BG)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94849 L/J (ground spare)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Took off at 0323 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0758 hours from 19,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0937 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Phillips (BG) (from Crew #60)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94849 L/J 4BS Cook Maid of Fury

Took off at 1653 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 17,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2249 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

                       June 24, 1944 42-94849 L/J Ray

Took off at 1922 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2016 hours.

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94849 L/J 7BS Dean LOST (see below)

Took off at 1537 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 20,500 feet.

Ditched in the English Channel.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (BG)

Miller (TG)             (Apparently wasn't on this mission after all.)

Gibson (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

B-24H 42-94849 L/J  Maid Of Fury Missing in Action in English Channel. With 7BS. Pilot: Dean.  Missing Air Crew Report # 7372. 5 Killed in Action, 4 Returned to Duty.

RTD DEAN DAVID R (P)                                   1 LT            7          O-742071        PASADENA CA

KIA FARRIS HARRY C JR (CP)                        2 LT            7          O-683021        EL PASO TX

RTD PALMER KENNETH W (N)                     2 LT            7          O-755027

KIA LECKENBY STEPHEN D (B)                     2 LT            7          O-755027        TACOMA WA

RTD HOLT LESLIE C (TT)                                 S/SGT         7          14162069

KIA MAURER RAYMOND G (R)                     T/SGT        7          36283677        MILWAUKEE WI

RTD HAYES CLIFFORD T (WG)                      SGT            7          19102963

KIA KORDES LAWRENCE P (TG)                   S/SGT         7          15076714        WARREN OH

KIA GIBSON WILLIAM G (NG)                       S/SGT         7          32711948        BROOKLYN NY

 

GIBSON WILLIAM G is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-5-1. (6-25-44)

KORDES LAWRENCE P is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, F-7-81 (6-25-44)

LECKENBURY STEPHEN D is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-7-15. (6-25-44)

FERRIS HARRY C JR is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. (6-26-44)

MAURER RAYMOND G is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. (6-26-44)