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44-40208 The Dutchess (#2)

B-24J-150-CO

 

44-40207 had white stars, so this plane probably did too.

 

A 493BG Original, assigned to the 860th Squadron as letter G.

Any combat missions with the 493BG are not known to me.

Transferred to the 34BG between June 11th and June 20th 1944, assigned to the 391st Squadron as L/C.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Missions with 493BG.

 

Transferred to the 34 BG.

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C (ground spare)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40208 L/C 4BS Simpson

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Hart

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 18BS Marks (Airborne spare)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Meyer

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40208 L/C (ground spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40208 L/U 18BS Scharmen

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Foster

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Sheridan

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40208 L/U 7BS Alexander

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Murphy

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40208 L/U 7BS Zarfoss (slight battle damage)

 

Transferred to 466BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C (ground spare)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Took off at 1813 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2104 hours from 22,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2220 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Took off at 1454 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,000 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 2148 hours.

Nigg (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Took off at 1523 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Did not drop - malfunction. Brought all bombs back to base.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2013 hours.

Nigg (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40208 L/C 4BS Simpson

Took off at 0528 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1220 hours.

Air Speed indicator inoperative. Inspected and replaced.

Simpson (P)

Byrd (CP)

Campell (B)

Van Kirk (R)

Collier (E)

Hensler (BG) (a write-in)

Starzec (TG)

Tobiason (NG)

Baker (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg 

Took off at 1020 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1521 hours.

Nigg (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Hart

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 18BS Marks (Airborne spare)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Meyer

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40208 L/C (ground spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Slight flak damage.

Supercharger setting needs adjustment. Inspected and repaired.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C Bouldin

Took off at 1115 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1325 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40208 L/C Stewart

Took off at 1651 hours on a practice mission.

Landed 1811 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Check radio system. #3 & #4 generators out. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Nigg

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40208 L/U 18BS Scharmen

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Foster

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Sheridan

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40208 L/U 7BS Alexander

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Murphy

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40208 L/U 7BS Zarfoss (slight battle damage)

 

Transferred to 466BG.