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42-94861 The Dutchess (#1)

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Daniels The Dutchess

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Cliff The Dutchess

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Stewart The Dutchess

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Isley The Dutchess  MIA

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Daniels The Dutchess

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the airfield at Gourney at 0927 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Aileron control is sluggish. Inspected and repaired.

Daniels, C. S. (P)

Bagus, W. J. (CP)

Terry, W. S. (B)

Coletta, L. L. (R)

McLennan, K. M. (E)

Wiley, E. A. (BG)

Iverson, E. J. (TG)

Bennett, H. H. (NG)

Brannan, C. F. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Cliff The Dutchess

Took off at 0506 hours.             

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1108 hours.

Control cables erratic. Inspected and checked OK.

Cliff, J. W. (P)

Zimmerman, R. F. (CP)

Tallichet, E. L. (B)

Hammond, K. F. (R)

Brookshire, L. E. (E)

Jackson, M. L. S. (BG)

Moore, W. E. (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak, J. A. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Stewart The Dutchess

Took off at 0827 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1606 hours.

Stewart (P)

Korf (CP)

Stellmach (N)

Maggiotto (R)

Serna (E)

Charbonneau (TG)

Hernandez (BG)

Barbera (G)

Camden (NG) (from crew #16)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Isley The Dutchess MIA

Took off at 0741 hours from Hardstand #19.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report.

Missing in Action. Report on 42-94796 appears to be incorrect as it seems to fit the circumstances of 42-94861 instead. The report on 42-94861 seems to fit the circumstances of 42-94796.

Report quoted here is listed as for 42-94796. "Left formation with #4 engine feathered making a 180 degree turn. Time was 1330 hours, place close to Isle of England at the West Coast of Denmark. Threw out all heavy material and equipment.  No chutes seen. Was last observed at 1430 hours going down to make a crash landing on a sandbar at 5430N-0800E."

Isley (P)

Weiler (CP)

Delduca (N)

May (R)

Craft (E)

Jansen (NG)

D'Amario (BG)

Sabo (TG)

Korenek (G)

 

B-24H 42-94861 L/B The Duchess  Missing in Action believed near Tutow Crashed on Island Hallig Hooge? With 391BS. Pilot: Isley. Missing Air Crew Report # 5351. 9 Prisoner of War.

POW ISLEY RAYMOND A (P)                         1 LT        391          O-667717                SAN ANTONIO TX

POW WEILER EDWIN R (CP)                           2 LT        391          O-570702                BAYSIDE NY

POW DELDUCA MICHAEL A (N)                   F/O         391          T-61360                  WEST NEWTON PA

POW JANSEN ALFRED M (NT)                      SGT        391          16141296                CHICAGO IL

POW CRAFT CARL E (TT)                               S/SGT     391          14084894                BLAKELY GA

POW MAY GERAL A (RO)                               S/SGT     391          36445824                STONINGTON IL

POW D’AMARIO PAUL F (BT)                       SGT        391          32515068                PORT CHESTER NY

POW KORENEK ROBERT (WG)                      SGT        391          18155580                ROWENA TX

POW SABO LOUIS (TG)                                    SGT        391          36178454                DETROIT MI