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Armstrong crew

 

Crew Notes:

Flew 41-29555, Powerful Katrinka, to England with Richard E. Whiteman as the extra man on board.

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #9 4th Squadron Powerful Katrinka

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka               Slight damage

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29598 E/C 4BS Armstrong Chesty

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka (Airborne spare – returned early)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Armstrong Jerk’s Berserk

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Armstrong unknown name

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94930 E/O 4BS Armstrong

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Armstrong but replaced – did not take off)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40049 D/I Armstrong

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Armstrong Floogie Boo

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Airborne spare)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94942 D/O 4BS Armstrong Me Worry II

 

CREW #9 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Armstrong

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40049 D/I Armstrong (Airborne spare)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40049 D/I 18BS Armstrong

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Major battle damage)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #9 4th Squadron Powerful Katrinka

ARMSTRONG RICHARD W (P) (1024)           2 LT        4              O-690902

BURTON EUGENE G (CP) (1024)                      2 LT        4              O-806785

COYLE FRANK J (N) (1034)                               2 LT        4              O-700704

ANDORN WILLIAM W (B) (1035)                   2 LT        4              O-696190

RADOMSKI FRANK B (AEG) (748)                 S/SGT     4              16134242

COOK GEORGE M (ROG) (757)                         S/SGT     4              39273127

TITONY RUDOLPH (AG) (612)                         SGT        4              38411831

BARR GLEN D (BG) (611)                                   SGT        4              37147172

SOBRAN JOHN (BG) (611)                                 SGT        4              16019718

               

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Took off at 0523 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.               

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs at 0858 hours. No altitude recorded.

"Just opposite compass swing, a little short."

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Fuel sight inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souden (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

                      May 24, 1944 Armstrong

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Armstrong, R. (P)                 OK

Burton, E. (CP)                      OK

Coyle, F. (N)                          OK

Andorn, W. (B)                    OK

Cook, G. (R)                           OK

Radomski, F. (E)                   OK

Titony, R. (NG)                     OK

Souder, W. (TG)                   OK

Sobran, J. (BG)                      OK

Barr, G. (G)                             OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29598 E/C 4BS Armstrong Chesty

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1045 hours.

Turn and bank indicator inoperative. Inspected and checked OK.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E/WG)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (TT)

 

                     May 27, 1944 Armstrong

Crew Status Report 1400 hours.

Armstrong, R. (P) Sick Quarters

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Took off at 1046 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew as Airborne spare. Returned early when unneeded.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1356 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E/WG)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Took off at 0701 hours from Hardstand #11.

Was to fly position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Aborted – place taken by Foster

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. All bombs brought back to base.

Landed 0926 hours.

No sortie.

Oil leak in #3 engine. A-5 turn control inoperative.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook, G. (R)

Radomski (E/WG)

Titony (NG)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Barr (G)

 

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

Took off at 1659 hours.

No landing time given. (To the Left on the chart is the name Honington for this and three other similar aircraft.)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Took off at 0243 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in 4th Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1048 hours.

Flight indicator out. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong, R. W. (P)           2 Lt

Burton, E. G. (CP)                 2 Lt

Andorn, W. W. (B)              2 Lt

Radomski, F. E. (E)               T/Sgt

Cook, G. M. (R)                     T/Sgt

Titony, R. (NG)                     S/Sgt

Sobran, V. (BG)                     S/Sgt

Barr, G. D. (G)                        Sgt

Souder, W. P. (TG)               Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Armstrong Powerful Katrinka

Took off at 1709 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Landed 2330 at Lavenham.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Radomski (E)

Cook (R)

Sobran (G)

Titony (G)

Barr (G)

Souder (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Armstrong Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 0426 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

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 1037 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Boyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souders (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Armstrong unknown name

Took off at 0520 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage report.

Landed 1110.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 1658 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2025 hours from 17,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2252 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1133 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Alder (N) (from crew #46)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 1758 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2058 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2232 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 1503 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 43 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 19,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2209 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0444 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried a camera.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817:22 hours from 21,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1003 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0421 hours.

Flew with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0826 hours from 19,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1043 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0419 hours.

Flew position 4-1 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 0822 hours. Suffered a taxiing accident at Mendlesham damage level 2 out of 5.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0532 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1213 hours.

Warning bell in tail turret inoperative; plexiglass in tail turret cracked. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Armstrong but replaced – did not take off)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94930 E/O 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 1001 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1518 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barre (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0534 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 23,800 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1008 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40049 D/I Armstrong

Took off at 1018 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1541 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

                       July 12, 1944 42-94755 D/D Armstrong

Took off at 1033 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1415 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0535 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0846 hours from 17,000 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong              

Took off at 0728 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1113 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1313 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Armstrong Floogie Boo

Took off at 0604 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped at Kaiserstagten marshalling yards at 1055 hours from 26,000 feet and reported hits.

Landed 1304 hours.

#2 inverter out; “G” box inoperative; #4 throttle sticks; cylinder head temperature high. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1013 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over target area.

Landed 1454 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Sobran (BG)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94942 D/O 4BS Armstrong Me Worry II

Took off at 0521 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0900 hours from 21,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1014 hours.

Free air temperature guage inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton (CP)

Coyle (N)

Luhrsen (B) (a write-in)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Souder (TG)

Titony (NG)

Barr (G)

 

CREW #9; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0459 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0941 hours.

#2 manifold pressure lags; heaters will not turn off completely. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0501 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0847 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1017 hours.

#1 engine cut out at 16,000 feet, feathered and restarted at _000 feet; check radio compass for loose connection. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 0933 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1309 hours from 22,700 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1554 hours.

Intervolometer out. #1 oil pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Chrisman (R) (from Crew #22)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Took off at 1608 hours.

Landed 2100 hours.

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40049 D/I Armstrong (Airborne spare)

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40049 D/I 18BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Cook (R)

Radomski (E)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)

Barr (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Armstrong (Major battle damage)

Armstrong (P)

Burton, E. G. (CP)

Coyle (N)

Andorn (B)

Radomski (E)

Titony (NG)

Souder (TG)

Sobran (BG)