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44-40482 unknown name, later The Dugan Wagon (#2)

B-24J-165 CO

 

44-40480 had a white star.

 

A 493BG Original, squadron and letter unknown.

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

Transferred to the 34BG between May 30th and June 6th 1944, assigned to the 18th Squadron as B/M.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS Holmes unknown name

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS McDermott unknown name (spare)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Blackburn unknown name

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name (lead)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40482 B/M Dean unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40482 B/M 391BS Baker unknown name (lead)

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Blackburn unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40482 B/M Ray unknown name (ground spare lead)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40482 B/M Barbier unknown name (ground spare did not take off)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40482 B/M Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Ralls unknown name

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (ground spare)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Anderson The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2) (deputy lead)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (scheduled for Blackburn but replaced)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Mackey The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40482 B/B 391BS Richart The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40482 B/B 7BS Brown The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40482 B/B 7BS Alexander The Dugan Wagon (#2) (lead Target #6)

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2) (Major battle damage)

 

Transferred to the MTO.

 

MISSION DETAILS

Formerly with 493BG

 

Transferred to 34BG.

 

Unknown name

 

May 31, 1944 44-40482 Israelsen (was soon to be B/M if not already)

Took off at 1146 hours on a bomb. flight.

Landed 1422 hours.

 

May 31, 1944 44-40482 Armstrong (was soon to be B/M if not already)

Took off at 1659 hours.

No landing time given.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS Holmes unknown name

Took off at 0623 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1224 hours.

Aircraft very tail heavy during mission. Trim Tab adjusted.

Holmes, G. E. (P)

Granger, Dale G. (CP)

Grezlak, G. (N)

Lamber, H. (B) (Lambert?)

Ivey, K. (E)

Gibbs, C. H. (R)

Peterson, H. M. (G)

Jensen, H. (G)

Weaver, L. R. (G)

Berry, E. G. (TG)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS McDermott unknown name

Took off at 0453 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1011 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (G)

Hudson (G)

Brauks (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Blackburn unknown name

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0907 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1126 hours.

Blackburn (P)

Little (CP)

Zemelman (N)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Stark (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clements (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name (lead)

Took off at 0337 hours.

Flew as Lead of Low Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

One crewman wounded.

Landed 0949 hours.

Lindstrom (P)

Hammill (CP)

Ritchy (Command Pilot) Capt

Robert, Paul H. (N) 2 Lt O-702490 LWA and at 65th General Hospital.

Levi (PN)

Morris (B)

Sturdivan (R)

Witham (E)

Furlo (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Wingo (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40482 B/M Dean unknown name (ground spare)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40482 B/M 391BS Baker unknown name (lead)

Took off at 0453 hours.

Flew lead of High Squadron (391st)

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary, Misburg, at 0914 hours from 24,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1150 hours.

Baker, William V. (P)

Crabtree (Command Pilot) Capt

Nigg, Stanley A (CP)

Helland, Phillip C.  (N)

Minge (N2)

Bussell (B)

Baniak, Leo (Radio Op)

Maddox, Wilfield L. (E)

Donnelly, Paul C (Ball Gunner)

DiNenno, A. (Tail Gunner)

Harper, Thoedore M. (G)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Blackburn unknown name (deputy lead)

Took off at 1426 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1920 hours from 20,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2200 hours.

Blackburn (P) (a write-in, taking over Crew #43)

Lain (CP)

Orr (N)

Zick (N2) (a write-in)

Mollenburg ( ) (a Write-in third Navigator?)

Rankin (B) (a write-in)

Oyster (R)

Hubler (E)

Puska (BG)

Snyder (TG)

Denter (NG)

Wolf (G)

 

June 23, 1944 44-40482 B/M Lindstrom unknown name

Took off at 1629 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1710 hours.

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40482 B/M Ray unknown name (ground spare lead)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name (deputy lead)

Took off at 1539 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2233 hours.

Lindstrom (P)

Hamill (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N) (from crew #44)

Levi (N2)

Morris (B)

Strudivan (R)

Witham (E)

Furlo (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Breeding (NG)

Wingo (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1210 hours.

Lindstrom (P)

Hamill (CP)

Alder (N) (from crew #46)

Levi (N2)

Morris (B)

Strudivan (R)

Witham (E)

Furlo (BG)

Crawford (TG)

Rogers (NG) (a write-in)

Wingo (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40482 B/M Barbier unknown name (ground spare did not take off)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M Nigg's crew unknown name (ground spare)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris (NG)

Drahnak (G) (flew with crew #61, Meyer)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40482 B/M unknown name (ground spare)

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 44-40482 B/M Linstrom unknown name

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40482 B/M Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

 

July 17, 1944 44-40482 B/M Terry

Took off at 1920 hours on a test hop.

Landed 1953 hours.

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Lindstrom unknown name

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40482 B/M 18BS Ralls unknown name

Slight flak damage.

 

July 20, 1944 44-40482 B/M Lindstrom

Took off at 1450 hours on a flight to the bombing range.

Landed 1640 hours.

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (ground spare)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (ground spare)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Anderson The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2) (deputy lead)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40482 B/B The Dugan Wagon (#2) (scheduled for Blackburn but replaced)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Mackey The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40482 B/B 391BS Richart The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40482 B/B 7BS Brown The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40482 B/B 7BS Alexander The Dugan Wagon (#2) (lead Target #6)

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40482 B/B 18BS Lindstrom The Dugan Wagon (#2) (Major battle damage)

 

October 1944 Work in progress at Hanger 4, B.A.D. 2, Warton.

 

Transferred to the MTO.