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42-94908 Tiger Rag

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Marks Tiger Rag

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94908 E/E scheduled for Foster, but replaced.

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Alexander Tiger Rag

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Boshears Tiger Rag

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Halbert Tiger Rag

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Thrun Tiger Rag

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS McDermott Tiger Rag

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Wright Tiger Rag

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Gardner, H. Tiger Rag

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94908 E/E Tiger Rag (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94908 E/I 391BS Marsden Tiger Rag

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Alexander Tiger Rag

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Salveson Tiger Rag

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McDannold Tiger Rag

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Winsor Tiger Rag

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (2nd plane scheduled for Brain, also replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Winsor Tiger Rag

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Whited Tiger Rag

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Swenson Tiger Rag

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94908 E/I Whited, R. H. Tiger Rag (Airborne spare)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag

 

Later served in the MTO

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0536 hours from Hardstand #6.

Was to fly position 3-3 in High Squadron, but moved up to position 1-3 when Brown was late taking off.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought back 9 bombs. No report on the other bombs.

Center and West building direct hits. 2 Wings on W & SW targets hit covered with smoke."

No damage reported.

Landed 1159 hours.

Right front bomb bay door broken. Inspected and repaired.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grezlak (N)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (G)

Peterson (G)

Jenson (G)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0516 hours from Hardstand #6.

Was to fly position 3-2 in Lead Squadron but went over the target in position 2-3.

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

Slight damage reported, perhaps something about the .50 cal in the nose.

Landed 1038 hours.

#1 and #2 superchargers out. Inspected and repaired.

Holmes, G. E. (P)

Granger, D. G. (CP)

Lambert, H. (B)

Gibbs, C. H. (R)

Ivey, K. (E)

Jenson, H. (NG)

Peterson, H. M. (TG)

Berry, E. G. (BG)

Weaver, L. R. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Marks Tiger Rag

Took off at 0517 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1048 hours.

Carburator air temperature gauge out. Inspected and replaced.

Marks (P)

Turko (CP)

Goetsch (N)

Wood (R)

Neel (E)

Cole (BG)

Creedon (TG)

Nolan (NG)

Cresiski (G)

Sabbath (G) (from crew #8)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0850 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1553 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grezlak (N)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Jenson (NG)

Peterson (BG)

Berry (TG)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag   

Took off at 0735 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 21,000 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1642 hours.

#1 Generator out. Inspected and replaced.

Slight flak damage: Pilot’s window blown out, skin above window damaged, right wing tip, left and right tabs, bottom right wing.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grezlak (N)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Jenson (NG)

Peterson (BG)

Berry (TG)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94908 E/E scheduled for Foster, but replaced.

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Alexander Tiger Rag

Took off at 0759 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1212 hours.

Alexander (P)

Carlson (CP)

Gullace (N) (from crew #23)

McKeon (B)

Owens (R)

Howaters (E)

Lucyk (G)

Deatherage (G)

Rutka (G)

Seifert (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Boshears Tiger Rag

Took off at 0231 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 2nd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours.

Tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Boshears, J. T. (P)

Bernard, C. J. (CP)

Smith, E. S. (B)

Holder, J. A. (E)

Flood, J. J. (R)

Geiger, W. E. (G)

Van Solkema, H. (G)

Borowski, C. A. (G)

Portwood, N. E. (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0510 hours.

Was to fly position 3-2 in Lead Squadron but bombed from position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0911 hours. Altitude not shown nor is there any report on the other 2 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1134 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (G)

Peterson (G)

Jenson (G)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0330 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on TO at 0808 hours from 19,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0938 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (G)

Peterson (G)

Jenson (G)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera, taking photos at 0914.30 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 22,350 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1130 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grzelak (N)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (G)

Peterson (G)

Jenson (G)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 1745 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Group A (7th).

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage report.

Landed 2245 hours at Woodchurch.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 1509 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission in position 4-4 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2125 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grzelak (N)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (BG)

Peterson (TG)

Jensen (NG)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 1603 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

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

Aborted with #3 prop governor and tachometer malfunction.

No damage reported.

Landed 2031 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grzelak (N)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (BG)

Peterson (TG)

Jensen (NG)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary in the target area.

No damage reported.

Landed 2102 hours.

Holmes (P)

Granger (CP)

Grzelak (N)

Lambert (B)

Gibbs (R)

Ivey (E)

Berry (BG)

Peterson (TG)

Jensen (NG)

Weaver (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Halbert Tiger Rag

Took off at 0427 hours.

Was to fly with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

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

Aborted mid-channel due to #3 engine cutting out.

No damage reported.

Landed 0800 hours. No sortie.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

                        June 27, 1944 42-94908 E/E Holmes Tiger Rag

Took off at 1146 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1505 hours.

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Thrun Tiger Rag

Took off at 0411 hours.

Flew position 2-3 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 0829 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS McDermott Tiger Rag

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Aborted. Fuel leak.

Landed 0723 hours. No sortie.

McDermott (P)

Durreth (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (BG)

Nesbitt (TG) (from Crew #20)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

 

                       July 8, 1944 42-94908 E/E Young Tiger Rag

Took off at 1447 hours.

No landing time recorded.

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Wright Tiger Rag

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Gardner, H. Tiger Rag

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94908 E/E Tiger Rag (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Slight flak damage.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Holmes Tiger Rag

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (ground spare taken over by Marsden)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94908 E/I 391BS Marsden

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Alexander Tiger Rag

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Salveson Tiger Rag

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McDannold Tiger Rag

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Winsor Tiger Rag

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (2nd plane scheduled for Brain, also replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Winsor Tiger Rag

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Whited Tiger Rag

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Swenson Tiger Rag

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94908 E/I Whited, R. H. Tiger Rag (Airborne spare)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McCage Tiger Rag

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Granger Tiger Rag (Aborted – mechanical, jettisoned bombs)

 

Later served in the MTO