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Alexander

Crew #78

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #78; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-28884 B/V Alexander Problem Child

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29598 B/U GH Alexander (Flew Lead of 493BGs A group)

(A different crew?????)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8200 H/H Alexander (Flying with 493BG)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

July 25, 1944 41-28884 Alexander Problem Child

Took a 2 hour test flight to 10,000 feet.

Everything seemed to check out OK.

Alexander, V. G. (P) Capt

First, D. F. (N) 1 Lt.

 

CREW #78; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Alexander, Vernon G. (P) Capt O-792667

Graves, Harry J. (CP) 2 Lt O-819083

First, David F. (N) 2 Lt O-708432

Jensen, Robert J. (N2) 2 Lt O-703849

Saleski, Joseph C. (B) 2 Lt O-698923

Mills, Charles R. (R) T/Sgt 37414262

Claydon, Howard W. (E) T/Sgt 16084338

Sciame, Salvatore P. (G) S/Sgt 32808380

Froese, Harry I. (G) S/Sgt 39568680

Nimphie, Laverne C. (G) S/Sgt 36421851

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-28884 B/V Alexander Problem Child

Took off at 0433 hours.

Flew Lead of a 493BG Squadron attacking Juvencourt.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought back all bombs due to inoperative GH equipment.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours.

Right gun solenoid cable broken. Replaced.

Capt Alexander (P)

Buckingham (Command Pilot)

2 Lt Graves (CP)

2 Lt First (N)

2 Lt Jensen (N2)

2 Lt Saleski (B)

T/Sgt Mills (R)

T/Sgt Claydon (E)

S/Sgt Sciame (G)

S/Sgt Freese (G)

S/Sgt Nimphie (G)

 

August 2, 1944 41-28884 B/V Alexander

Took off at 1734 hours.

Landed 1754 hours.

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29598 B/U GH Alexander (Flew Lead of 493BGs A group)

Took off at 0609 hours.

Flew Lead of a 493BG Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0951 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1142 hours.

Alexander (P) Capt.

Whitlocke (Command Pilot) Maj. (from 493rd BG)

British (position not given) Capt. (from 493rd BG)

Graves (CP) 2 Lt

First (N) 2 Lt

Jensen (N) 2 Lt

Saleski (B) 2 Lt

Mills (R) T/Sgt

Claydon (E) T/Sgt

Sciame (G) S/Sgt

Froese (G) S/Sgt

Nimphie (G) S/Sgt

 

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8200 H/H Alexander (Flying with 493BG)