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42-94889 Patches

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Dees Patches

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare returned)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Pedigo Patches

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Cliff Patches (Aborted)

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94889 B/O 4BS Pavlicek Patches (a ground spare used by Pavlicek)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Foster - Richie Patches

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Hart Patches

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O 7BS Salveson Patches apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94889 B/O Dematio Patches

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Richart Patches

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 391BS Scharmen Patches

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS Harmon Patches

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94889 E/Y Patches (ground spare)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS McCage Patches

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94889 E/Y Patches (scheduled for Harris, R. but replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Dees Patches

Took off at 0516 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0930 hours from 22,000 feet.

Landed 1038 hours.

Dees, R. M. (P)

Dozier, J. F. (CP)

McBee, I. C. (B)

Latain, C. M. (R)

Aldrich, R. C. (E)

Fondren, H. M. (NG)

Hosack, V. J. (TG)

Walch, S. F. (BG)

Werner, B. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0457 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0912 hours from 17,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Salveson, L. E. (P)

Simpson, R. M. (CP) (a write-in)

Colley, W. M. (N)

Lehman, A. R. (R)

Demko, J. W. (E)

DuBuque, N. O. (NG)

Quinter, P. M. (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare returned)

Took off at 0856 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Returned early when not needed.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 1226 hours.

Salveson (P)

Brower (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Crooch (BG)

Quinter (TG)

DuBuque (NG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Pedigo Patches

Took off at 1030 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1813 hours.

#1 prop governor inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Wade, E. A. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Eshman (NG) (from crew #49)

Clune (G) (from crew #39)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0753 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 21,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1634 hours.

Bank & turn indicator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Salveson (P)

Brower (CP)

Colley (N)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

DuBuque (NG)

Quinter (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0658 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 22,800 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1258 hours.

#3 supercharger oscillates at altitude; bank and turn indicator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. Leading edge of left wing.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Jones, D. (E) (from another crew)

DuBuque (NG)

Quinter (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Cliff Patches

Took off at 0750 hours.

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

Aborted because #1 engine cut out.

Landed 0901 hours.

No Sortie.

#1 engine cut out. Inspected and being repaired.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Hammond (R)

Maddox (E) (from crew #64)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1603 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 2-2 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2016 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2226 hours.

Upper turret left solenoid cannon plug broken. Replaced.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Pell (BG) (from crew #23)

Quinter (TG)

DuBuque (NG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1703 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2024 hours from 14,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Demko (E)

Lehman (R)

Brave (G)

Quinter (G)

Dubuque (G)

Crooch (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94889 B/O 4BS Pavlicek Patches (a ground spare used by Pavlicek)

Took off at 0547 hours

Not on the formation chart so position is not known

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 1026 hours

Pavlicek (P)

Verneuille (CP)

Glover (B)

Crouch (R)

Griffis  (E)

Oneschak (NG)

Crawford (TG)

Chapman (BG)

Hendricks (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0339 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0945 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Breeding (G) (from Crew #48)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1635 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 18,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2257 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Crouch (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew as an Airborne spare. Returned early when not needed.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0849 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (G)

Biane (G)

Dubuque (G)

Hyman (from Crew #45)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Foster - Richie Patches

Took off at 1814 hours. (The take-off and landing sheet shows the pilot as Richey with Foster written second but lined out.)

Flew position 1-3 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2103 hours from 23,000 feet.

Major battle damage reported.

Landed 2213 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

June 27, 1944 42-94889 B/O Capt. Simpson Patches

Took off at 1557 hours.

Landed 1725 hours.

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Hart Patches

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1206 hours.

Bomb Bay doors damaged. Pins in bomb door interlock were pulled out. Inspected and doors replaced.

Hart (P)

Westman (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1015 hours.

Flew position 4-1 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/37 hours from 21,990 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1448 hours.

Salveson (P)

Black (CP) (a write-in)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G)

 

July 8, 1944 42-94889 B/O Harris Patches

Took off at 1540 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1905 hours.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O 7BS Salveson Patches apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94889 B/O Dematio Patches

 

July 19, 1944 42-94889 B/O Zarfoss

Took off at 1625 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Aborted.

Landed 1652 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Aborted: Gas leak #3 tank. New gas cap installed.

No sortie.

July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson

Took off at 0918 hours on a test hop.

Landed 0930 hours.

 

July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson

Took off at 0955 hours on a test hop.

Landed 1021 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Richart Patches

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 391BS Scharmen Patches

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS Harmon Patches

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94889 E/Y Patches (ground spare)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS McCage Patches

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94889 E/Y Patches (scheduled for Harris, R. but replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS McCage Patches