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44-40320 Generator Jennie

B-24J-155-CO

 

A 493BG Original, assigned to the 862nd Squadron as letter G, with the name Generator Jennie.

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 18th Squadron as B/N.

This plane was already at Mendlesham on June 17, 1944.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Blackburn Generator Jennie

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Hart Generator Jennie

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40320 B/N 7BS Culver Generator Jennie

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie (Aborted Generator out)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Dees Generator Jennie (Deputy lead)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40320 B/N 7BS Swenson Generator Jennie

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Dees Generator Jennie

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Coupland Generator Jennie

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (scheduled for Dees but replaced)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40320 B/D 7BS Dean Generator Jennie

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40320 B/D 391BS Hanson Generator Jennie

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Salveson Generator Jennie

 

Transferred to 466BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

June 17, 1944 44-40320 Young Generator Jennie

Took off at 1516 hours for local flight to Wharton.

Landed at 2057 hours back at Mendlesham.

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Blackburn Generator Jennie

Took off at 1755 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2058 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2149 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Hart Generator Jennie

Took off at 1444 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 20,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2201 hours.

Hart (P)

Hammill (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40320 B/N 7BS Culver Generator Jennie

Took off at 1620 hours.

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

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2012 hours from 18,000 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2227 hours.

Culver (P)

Cliff (CP) (from Crew #64)

Hunter (B)

Hoffman (R)

Daniels (E)

Denny (BG)

Morellino (TG)

Neverman (NG)

Crawford (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Took off at 0437 hours.

Was to fly in High Squadron but aborted with #3 generator out.

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

No damage report.

Landed 0532 hours.

Little (P) (taking over Crew #49, of which he was the regular CP)

Buenger (CP) (from Crew #40, Brain)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Took off at 1534 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,300 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2229 hours.

Little (P)

Lian (CP) (a write-in)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

June 27, 1944 44-40320 B/N Lundeen Generator Jennie

Took off at 1621 on a flight to Honington.

No landing time recorded on this date.

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Dees Generator Jennie (Deputy lead)

 

July 17, 1944 44-40320 B/N Avriett

Took off at 1826 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2051 hours.

 

July 20, 1944 44-40320 B/N no pilot listed

Took off at 1823 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2201 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40320 B/N 7BS Swenson Generator Jennie

Right rear bomb-bay door and track damaged. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Dees Generator Jennie

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Coupland Generator Jennie

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (scheduled for Dees but replaced)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40320 B/D 7BS Dean Generator Jennie

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40320 B/D 391BS Hanson Generator Jennie

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40320 B/D Generator Jennie (ground spare lead)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Salveson Generator Jennie

 

Transferred to 466BG.