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44-40438 unknown name

B-24J-160-CO

 

44-40357 had grayed out stars, so this plane may have as well.

 

A 493BG Original, squadron and letter unknown

No combat missions with the 493BG.

Transferred to the 34BG between May 29th and June 6th 1944, assigned to the 4th Squadron as D/M.

Already at Mendlesham on May 29, 1944.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name (unused ground spare)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Cook unknown name (lead)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Johanson unknown name

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Wright unknown name

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name (One crewmember Wounded. Major damage to the plane)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Israelsen unknown name (lead) (seemingly incorrectly listed as 938)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name scheduled for Baker, but replaced, becoming the lead ground spare

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name (ground spare lead)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name (lead) (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Simpson unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Notman unknown name (lead)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40438 D/C 391BS Erwin unknown name (lead)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Mackey unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40438 D/C 18BS Dees unknown name (lead)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40438 D/C unknown name (ground spare lead)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Israelsen unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40438 D/C unknown name (ground spare)

 

Transferred to the MTO.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Formerly with 493BG

 

Transferred to 34BG.

 

May 29, 1944 44-40438 Heath unknown name

Took off at 1516 on a Local flight.

No landing time recorded that day.

 

May 30, 1944 44-40438 Daniels

Took off at 1721 hours on a flight to Honington.

No landing time given. (unless a note of May 31, 1939 hours is the landing time but that would have to be with a different pilot.)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M (ground spare)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name (unused ground spare)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Cook unknown name (lead) (taking over the Heath crew #13)

Took off at 0425 hours

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Returned all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1031 hours.

Cook (P) (taking over as pilot of the Heath crew #13, 4th Squadron)

Crabtree (command Pilot)

Bowen (CP)

Gellatti (N)

Gotterman (N2)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R)

Seamons (E)

Bland (NG)

Birko (TG)

Abraham (BG) (from crew #1)

Crews (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Johanson unknown name

Took off at 0516 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 22,600 feet.

Carried a K-20 camera.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowski (BG)

Snyder (G) (an add on not assigned to a crew)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name (deputy lead)

Took off at 1650 hours.

Flew as Deputy Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 17,200 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2306 hours.

Heath (P)

Bowen (CP)

Gellatti (N)

Golterman (N2)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R)

Seamons (E)

Bland (NG)

Birko (TG)

Crews (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Wright unknown name

Took off at 1803 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2059 hours from 22,800 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2226 hours.

No Crew Loading list available.

 

June 25, 1944 44-40438 D/M Cook unknown name

Took off at 1500 hours on a flight to Loympwo. (could be spelled wrong)

Landed 2039 hours.

 

June 27, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

Took off at 1655 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1746 hours.

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name

Took off at 0406 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 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 0824 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name (One crewmember Wounded. Major damage to the plane)

Took off at 0524 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Landed 1214 hours.

#1 engine inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot) Major

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Israelsen unknown name (lead) (seemingly incorrectly listed as 938)

 

July 8, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

Took off at 1340 hours.

Landed 1437 hours.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name scheduled for Baker, but replaced, becoming the lead ground spare

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40438 D/M unknown name (ground spare lead)

 

July 19, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath unknown name

Took off at 1623 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1836 hours.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Heath unknown name (lead) (Aborted mechanical)

 

July 21, 1944 44-40438 D/M Heath

Took off at 1407 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1500 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40438 D/M 7BS Brown unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Simpson unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Notman unknown name (lead)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40438 D/C 391BS Erwin unknown name (lead)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Mackey unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40438 D/C 18BS Dees unknown name (lead)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Heath unknown name

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40438 D/C unknown name (ground spare lead)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Israelsen unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40438 D/C unknown name (ground spare)

 

December 9, 1944 Transferred to the MTO.