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44-40486 Cokey Flo

B-24J-165-CO

 

A 493BG Original, squadron and letter unknown

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

Transferred to the 34BG before June 20th 1944, assigned to the 18th Squadron as B/C.

 

MISSSION LIST

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Gardner Cokey Flo

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 391BS Erwin Cokey Flo

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Harris Cokey Flo (Airborne spare)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Paulnock Cokey Flo

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo            apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Avriett Cokey Flo

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo (spare – did not take off)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Hollowell Cokey Flo

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40486 E/W 4BS Simpson Cokey Flo

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Dean Cokey Flo

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40486 E/W 4BS Wright Cokey Flo

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Winsor Cokey Flo

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Richart Cokey Flo

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Harris, R. N.  Cokey Flo

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40486 B/L 4BS Palmer Cokey Flo

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40486 B/L 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo  (Major battle damage)

 

Transferred to 492BG

 

Transferred to 491BG

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0500 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera, taking photos at 0914.30 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 23,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Hart (CP)

Steiner (N)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Stoner (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1751 hours.

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

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 23,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2214 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1501 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2156 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Gardner Cokey Flo

Took off at 1612 hours.

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

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2013 hours from 18,650 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2225 hours.

Gardner, H. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 391BS Erwin Cokey Flo

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission, probably in High Squadron, which had three aborts.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,000 feet

No damage reported.

Landed 1014 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Jones, R. (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Harris Cokey Flo (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1641 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 2153 hours.

Crew crossed out on Crew Loading List but likely the same as last mission.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Paulnock Cokey Flo

Took off at 1542 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2234 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Richart (CP) (a write-in)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Fleming (G) ( a write-in)

Burnett (G) (from crew #37)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1527 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2006 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Maddox, R. D. (N) (a write-in)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0537 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1210 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Smith, T. H. (N) (from Crew #45)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Kolenda (E) (from Crew #39)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo            apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Avriett Cokey Flo

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo (spare – did not take off)

 

                       July 19, 1944 44-40486 B/C Mouldin Cokey Flo (should probably be Bouldin)

Took off at 1625 hours.

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

Landed 1837 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C Harris, R. N.

Took off at 1107 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1238 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C Harris, R. N.

Took off at 1645 on a practice mission.

Landed 1811 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Hollowell Cokey Flo

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40486 E/W 4BS Simpson Cokey Flo

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Dean Cokey Flo

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40486 E/W 4BS Wright Cokey Flo

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Winsor Cokey Flo

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Richart Cokey Flo

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Harris, R. N.  Cokey Flo

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40486 B/L 4BS Palmer Cokey Flo

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40486 B/L 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo  (Major battle damage)

 

Transferred to 492BG

 

Transferred to 491BG