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42-94911 Sweet Sioux

B-24H-20-FO

 

A 34th BG Original

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Sioux (scheduled for Dreher but replaced)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 18BS Kiley Sweet Sioux

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux (landed at another field)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Sioux (scheduled for Johanson but replaced.)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Harre Sweet Sioux (unused ground spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux Crashed


MISSION DETAILS

 

42-94911 Sweet Sioux was flown to England by the Dreher crew.

Dreher, Wilmer J.                  2Lt          O-811349                Pilot

Rowley, Francis O.               2Lt          O-817535                Co-Pilot

Grabowski, Antoni H.          2Lt          O-703730                Nav

Humphreys, Kenneth          2Lt          O-698014                Bomb.

Blackham, Jack F.                 S/Sgt      38217676                Engr.

Forister, Carrol E.                 S/Sgt      37601087                Radio Op.

Johnson, Willard                  Sgt          14135548                Gunner

Erisch, Robert D.                  Cpl          16186484                Gunner

Reschke, William A.            Sgt          12031572                Gunner

Fulton, William J.                 M/Sgt     6151858                  Crew Chief

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Sioux  (scheduled for Dreher but replaced)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 18BS Kiley Sweet Sioux

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0930 hours from 22,000 feet. Hanger burning.

No damage reported.

Landed 1047 hours.

All engines pulling 48" M.P.; Interphone set (not) properly operating. Inspected and repaired.
Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (NG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Barry, W. J. (BG)

Stanton, L. (G)

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Took off at 0513 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1048 hours.

Dreher (P)

Rowley (CP)

Grabowski (N)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Johnson (BG)

Erisch (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Sioux (scheduled for Johanson but replaced.)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Took off at 0840 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed at 1615 hours at Boxsted Airfield. Returned to Mendlesham at 1729 hours.

Dreher (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Johnson, W. (BG)

Erisch (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Took off at 1023 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at (time unclear) from 21,900 feet. (Seems to read 1549 hours but probably should read 1459 hours.)

No damage reported.

Landed 1747 hours.

Station 3 right rear rack failed to release. New A-2 release installed.

Dreher (P)

Little (CP) (from crew #49)

Grabowski (N)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Johnson, W. (BG)

Erisch (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Harre Sweet Sioux

Unused ground spare on Hardstand #8)

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux (N) (flew this mission with crew #47 Dees)

Walsh (B)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Kyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Took off at 0620 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1225 hours.

Dreher, W. T. (P)

Rowley, F. A. (CP)

Humphrey, K. (B)

Blackham, T. F. (E/TT)

Frisch, R. D. (TG)

Golden, J. J. (NG)

Forester, C. E. (R/RW)

Reschke, W. A. (LW)

Johnson, W. (BG)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux

Took off at 1713 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No drop report.

Aborted due to weather. Could not find the formation.

No damage report.

Landed 1911 hours at A.B.

Dreher (P)

Rowley (CP)

Grabowski (N)

Blackham (E)

Forrester (R)

Johnson (G)

Erich (G)

Golden (G)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 4BS Dreher Sweet Sioux Crashed

Took off at 1654 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs but no drop report due to being shot down.

Shot down over the base upon return.

Dreher (P)

Rowley (CP)

Grabowski (N)

Humphrey (B)

Forrister (R)

Blackham (E)

Johnson (G)

Erich (G)

Golden (G)

Reschke (G)

 

B-24H 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Sioux crash landed near Wethering StelI. With 4BS Pilot: Dreher. Salvaged with battle damage

RTD DREHER, WILMER J (P)                           2 LT            4          O-811349

RTD ROWLEY FRANCIS (CP)                          2 LT            4          O-817535

KIA GRABOWSKI ANTONI H (N)                  2 LT            4          O-703730        MA

RTD HUMPHREY KEN (B)                                2 LT            4          O-698014

RTD BLACKMAN JACK F (E/TT)                   S/SGT         4          38217676

RTD FORISTER CARROLL E (R)                      S/SGT         4          37601087

KIA JOHNSON WILLARD (BT)                       S/SGT         4          14135578        AL

RTD RESCHKE WILLIAM R (WG)                  SGT            4          12031572

RTD GOLDEN J (NT)                                          SGT            4

KIA ERISH ROBERT D (TG)                              SGT            4          16166484

 

GRABOWSKI ANTONI H is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-3-37.

JOHNSON WILLARD D is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-5-35.