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42-94869 Male Call

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Dreher 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 7BS Brown       

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Airborne spare)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94869 D/J 391BS Culver

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Aborted - #2 engine out)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J Swenson (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94869 D/J (ground spare)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94869 D/J 7BS Tuttle

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Halbert

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (scheduled for Halbert, who did not fly)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (then scheduled as Air spare with Bice, but did not take off.)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94869 D/J Halbert

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94869 D/J 391BS Scharmen

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Howard

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Lewis

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Dreher

Took off at 0522 hours from hardstand #8.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped at least some bombs at 0856 hours from 15,075 feet.

"Slightly East of compass swinging base. Just over road South of compass base. Entire compass base - buildings of workshops hit - 2nd Squadron hit MPI (workshops) - area in line with workshops hit."

Major damage reported.

Landed 1149 hours.

Dreher (P)

Rowley (CP)

Grabowski (N)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Erisch (TG)

Johnson (BG)

Roschke (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 7BS Brown 

Took off at 0737 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1236 hours from 20,500 feet.

Landed 1642 hours.

Slight flak damage: to left flap, left elevator control damaged, holes in rear of fuselage.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Gross (N) (from crew #20)

Tanking (R/RW)

Revander (E/LW)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (BG)

Garmen (TG)

Moyer (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0705 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1309 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Lynch (BG)

Minnick (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0623 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1227 hours.

Halbert, C. J. (P)

Ragland, J. W. (CP)

Goetschuis, J. D. (B)

Drost, A. G. (E)

Fredrickson, L. A. (R)

Minnick, J. (G)

Fix, L. E. (G)

Flaharty, J. L. (G)

Lynch, J. W. (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1710 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2030 hours from 15,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetscheis (B)

Drost (E)

Frederickson (R)

Minnick (G)

Fix (G)

Flattery (G)

Lynch (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,900 feet. Jettisoned 12 bombs.

Landed 1131 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbock (N)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94869 D/J 391BS Culver

Took off at 0451 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0759 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0935 hours.

Culver (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Hunter (B)

Hoffman (R)

Daniels (E)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Bloom (NG) (from Crew #57)

Neverman (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1651 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 17,200 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2259 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbock (N)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0450 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,800 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1124 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0418 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0830 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0529 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1213 hours.

Rack would not work in train. Intervalometer out. Replaced.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1002 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1518 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Aborted - #2 engine out)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J Swenson (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94869 D/J (ground spare)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94869 D/J 7BS Tuttle

#1 turbo fluctuates at high altitude. Check #4 prop governor switch.  Gas leak at 3-way heater valve. Inspected and repaired.

Moderate flak damage.

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Halbert

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (scheduled for Halbert, who did not fly)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (then scheduled as Air spare with Bice, but did not take off.)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94869 D/J Halbert

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94869 D/J 391BS Scharmen

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Howard

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Lewis

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Simpson (slight battle damage)