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42-94904 Belle of the Brawl

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94904 B/P Belle of the Brawl (scheduled for Brown, but replaced)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hansen Belle of the Brawl

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Salveson Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P (scheduled for Tuttle but replaced)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94904 B/P 391BS Brown Belle of the Brawl (spare)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94904 B/P Boshears Belle of the Brawl (ground spare)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare – flew with 4BS)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 4BS Lewis Belle of the Brawl

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Kiley Belle of the Brawl

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 7BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl  apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hart Belle of the Brawl

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94904 B/P Alexander Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94904 B/P 391BS Whited Belle of the Brawl (Apparently did not take off)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Foster Belle of the Brawl

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. Belle of the Brawl

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Scharmen Belle of the Brawl

 

Transferred to the 389 BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0514 hours.

Was to fly position 3-3 in High Squadron but shifted to position 3-1 when Brain aborted.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0932 hours from 22,500 feet.

Landed 1053 hours.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Storer, L. F. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Wade, F. A. (BG)

Brave, V. L. (G) (from crew #50)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0454 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0921 hours from 18,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1059 hours.

Oxygen regulator out. Inspected and repaired. #3 engine runs rough. Inspected and being replaced.

Paulnock, R. S. (P)

Baskin, W. M. (CP)

Barseth, E. A. (N)

Woollacott, A. (R)

Fillman, D. K. (E)

Melcher, R. A. (NG)

Johnson, C. N. (TG)

McCarthy, J. J. (BG)

Edwards, J. L. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94904 B/P Belle of the Brawl (scheduled for Brown, but replaced)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hansen Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0751 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no drop report.

Slight flak damage: to leading edge of wing, right side.

Landed 1634 hours.

Hansen, A. M. (P)          

Boyle, G. F. (CP)

Zemelman, N. O. (N)

Koch (B)

Sims, P. N. (R)

Elmo, S. S. (E)

Layman, W. E. (NG)

Antanovitch, A. (BG)

Thomas, J. M. (G)

Sweeney, T. H. (TG) (from another crew)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0655 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a camera, type not shown.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1304 hours.

#3 fuel cell punctured by flak. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. #3 fuel cell, right wing.

Bomb-bay door linkage broken from bombardier’s compartment. Repaired.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Johnson (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1608 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 4-2 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2220 hours.

Right waist ammunition chute broken. Repaired.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Wolacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Johnson (TG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0624 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1225 hours.

#2 Oil pressure and manifold pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitis (B)

Demko (E)

Lehman (R)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

DuBuque (NG)

Crooch (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Belle of the Brawl (scheduled for Tuttle but replaced)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1658 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Landed 2325 at Rattlesden.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Fillman (E)

Johnson, C. A. (R) (from crew #54)

McCarthy (G)

Melcher (G)

Edwards (G)

Johnson, C. H. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94904 B/P 391BS Brown Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0452 hours.

Flew position 4-2 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 1039 hours.

Brown (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garmen (G)

Higgason (G)

Mathieu (G)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0529 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 44 bombs on the Primary at 0917 hours from 20,000 feet. No report on the other bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1123 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0338 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

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

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0948 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Woollacott (R)

Filliman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Birko (G) (from Crew #13)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0434 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0816:30 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 0959 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Crawford (G) (from crew #48)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94904 B/P Boshears (ground spare)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0538 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1204 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Brave (TG) (a write-in)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1028 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Took up position in the 3rd element in Group B when Runyan aborted, with target of Haute Cote, position 3-1 or 3-2.

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. (This info possibly incorrect.)

No damage reported.

Landed 1509 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Blinkinson (TG) (a write-in)

Moss (NG) (a write-in)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 4BS Lewis Belle of the Brawl

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Kiley Belle of the Brawl

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 7BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl  apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hart Belle of the Brawl

 

                       July 19, 1944 42-94904 B/P no pilot listed Belle of the Brawl

Landed 1845 hours from Sudbury.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94904 B/P Alexander Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare)

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94904 B/P Winsor Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1649 hours on a practice mission.

Landed 1757 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94904 B/P 391BS Whited Belle of the Brawl (Apparently did not take off)

#3 M.P. (manifold pressure) gage fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Foster Belle of the Brawl

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. Belle of the Brawl

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Scharmen Belle of the Brawl

 

Transferred to the 389 BG.