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44-40476 unknown name

B-24J-165-CO

 

44-40480 had a white star.

 

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

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

Transferred to the 34BG between June 8th and June 20th 1944, assigned to the 18th Squadron as B/I.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 4BS Wright unknown name

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Hanson unknown name

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40476 B/I Whited unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Brain unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Meyer unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Salveson unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Kiley unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 7BS Kiley unknown name          apparently did not take off.

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Stewart unknown name

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Avriett unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Winsor unknown name

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Tuttle unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40476 E/Z McCage unknown name (Airborne spare bombed Target #5)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. unknown name

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, R. N. unknown name

 

Transferred to 398BG.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Formerly with 493BG

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 4BS Wright unknown name

Took off at 0446 hours.

Landed at 0515 hours due to gas leak due to missing gas cap.

Took off again at 0540 hours.

Was to fly position 2-1 of Lead Squadron, but never reached the formation.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base.

Aborted - #4 turbocharger out

Landed 1016 hours.

Wright (P)

Scales (CP)

Gordon (N)

Hudson (R)

Jones (E)

Devine (NG)

Starks (TG)

Biksey (BG)

Baldwin (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1752 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2203 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Hanson unknown name

Took off at 1516 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2154 hours.

Hanson (P)

Keirn (CP)

Topping (N)

Lipscomb (B)

Simpson (R)

Shull (E)

Brown (BG)

Burton (TG)

Butterbaugh (NG)

Johnston (G)

Alsbury (NG) (from Crew #64)

Layton (G) (from Crew #54)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Whited unknown name (ground spare)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Brain unknown name

Took off at 1642 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission with High Squadron, position 4-4 or 4-5.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Target unidentified.

No damage reported.

Landed 2151 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

(R) (left blank on the form)

(E) (left blank on the form)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1544 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,700 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2231 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N) (Not lined out, but also shown as a write-in on Crew 48, Linstrom. His replacement here, if any, is not named.)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Meyer unknown name

Took off at 1526 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-24 camera.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2004 hours.

Meyer (P)

Haggins (CP)

Sawtell (B)

Jerome (R)

Spencer (E) (from Crew #68)

Proctor (BG)

Harris (TG)

Harju (NG)

Reisson (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 0535 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Aborted. Supercharger trouble.

Landed 0724 hours. No sortie.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Syring (E) (from Crew #50)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1016 hours.

Flew position 4-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped 16 bombs on the Primary at 1346/40 hours. Altitude not shown.

Brought 2 bombs back to base due to a malfunction.

No damage reported.

Landed 1522 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Salveson unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Kiley unknown name

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 7BS Kiley unknown name          apparently did not take off.

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Stewart unknown name

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Coupling induction system broken. Repaired.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40476 B/I 391BS Culver unknown name

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40476 E/Z scheduled for Scharmen but replaced.

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Avriett unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Winsor unknown name

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Tuttle unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted mechanical)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40476 E/Z McCage unknown name (Airborne spare bombed Target #5)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. unknown name

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. unknown name

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, R. N. unknown name (slight battle damage)

 

Transferred to 398BG.