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42-94883 The Hit Parade

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

GH equipped.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94883 L/K 391BS Baker The Hit Parade

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94883 L/K 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

 

Transferred to the 486BG. Name was The Hit Parade.

 

486BG Mission #16 June 6, 1944 42-94883 T/B Cole The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #18 June 7, 1944 42-94883 T/B Abell The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #19 June 8, 1944 42-94883 T/B Abell The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #21 June 12, 1944 42-94883 T/B Abell The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #28 June 22, 1944 42-94883 T/B Moore The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #35 June 30, 1944 42-94883 T/B Pendleton The Hit Parade (Flew Lead for a 493BG Squadron)

486BG Mission #44 July 14, 1944 42-94883 D/B Blair The Hit Parade (Flew Lead for the 34BG)

486BG Mission #46 July 18, 1944 42-94883 D/B Sowers The Hit Parade

486BG Mission #47 July 19, 1944 42-94883 D/B Parker The Hit Parade

 

Transferred to the 34BG. Name was The Hit Parade.

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94883 B/N 18BS Richart The Hit Parade

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94883 B/N GH Blair The Hit Parade  (shown as 4483)

 

Transferred to 489BG.

 

Returned to US, Bradley 6-6-45. Altus 9-24-45.

 

34BG MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94883 L/K 391BS Baker The Hit Parade

Took off at 0500 hours.

Flew lead of High Squadron (391st)

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1105 hours.

Bombsight inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Sperry M-2 sight. Bombs released but alternating current was erratic. Checked OK by bomb vault.

Baker, William V. (P)

Crabtree, F. R. (Command Pilot)

Nigg, Stanley A (CP)

Helland, Phillip C.  (N)

Minge, R. S. (N2) (from crew #68)

Bussell, R. W. (B)

Baniak, Leo (Radio Op)

Maddox, Wilfield L. (E)

Alsbury, R. S.  (BG)

Donnelly, P. S. (TG)

Harper, Theodore M. (G)

 

                     May 28, 1944 42-94883 B/N Baker The Hit Parade

Took off at 1309 hours on a local flight.

No landing time shown.

 

                     May 28, 1944 42-94883 B/N Hansen The Hit Parade

Took of at 2048 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2153 hours.

 

                     May 30, 1944 42-94883 B/N Erwin The Hit Parade

Took off at 1606 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1726 hours.

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Took off at 0747 hours.

Flew Lead of 391st Squadron

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1226 hours.

Blair (P)

LeBailly (Command Pilot)   Lt. Col.

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Jones (NG)

Clemins (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Took off at 0512 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0845 hours from 18,900 feet

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1031 hours.

#1 generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Capt Blair (P)

2 Lt Wright (CP)

2 Lt Trutanich (N)

2 Lt Wender (N2)

2 Lt Underwood (B)

T/Sgt Turpin (R)

M/Sgt Scott (E)

S/Sgt Clemins (G)

S/Sgt Corbin (G)

S/Sgt Phillips (G)

Capt Richey (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94883 B/N 18BS Richart The Hit Parade

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94883 B/N GH Blair The Hit Parade  (shown as 4483)

Major damage, Wender, Nose Nav WIA will like lose leg, landed at Woodbridge