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Austin crew

                    

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #12; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-6465 E/O 4BS Austin Fancy Nancy

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Austin Missbehaven Raven

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8271 L/O 7BS Austin

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin            Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38386 E/K (scheduled for Austin but replaced.)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Austin Missbehaven Raven

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin             One man WIA. T/Sgt Peter Garcia 37521421 (G) lightly WIA and admitted to 65th General Hospital.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin             Major damage.

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin                             Aborted - #2 turbo out)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Austin                             #1 engine out. 5 Crewmembers bailed out. See below.

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #12; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Austin (P)

Sorrell (CP) (crossed out)

Sommer (N)

Ramsey (B) (crossed out)

Davis, K. J. (R)

Garcia, P. (E)

Griffith, J. G. (TG)

Cobb (BG)

Rhodes (WG) (crossed out)

Yates (WG) (written in)

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-6465 E/O 4BS Austin Fancy Nancy

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Austin Missbehaven Raven

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8271 L/O 7BS Austin

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin            Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38386 E/K (scheduled for Austin but replaced.)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Austin Missbehaven Raven

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin             One man WIA. T/Sgt Peter Garcia 37521421 (G) lightly WIA and admitted to 65th General Hospital.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin             Major damage.

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS Austin                             Aborted - #2 turbo out)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS Austin                             #1 engine out. 5 Crewmembers bailed out. See below.

 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 B-17G 43-38263 E/N This plane caught fire in #1 engine during assembly over Buncher #19 at about 20,000 feet. As the flames began to flow over the wing, the pilot had the crew stand by for bail out. As the flames continued to increase in intensity and the aircraft started to go out of control into in diving spiral, the pilot ordered the bail out as it seemed the plane could blow up at any moment. 5 crewmembers bailed out at this time, over the English Channel. Air-Sea Rescue was advised immediately. When the increased airspeed seemed to extinguish the flames, the remaining crew was ordered to stand by and await developments. Returning to the field the plane caught fire once again then went out as it came in for a landing. Caught fire again when it landed but went out as the prop stopped turning. As the crew left the plane, it caught fire once again and had to be put out by the fire crews. With 7BS. Pilot: Austin. Unnumbered Missing Air Crew Report showing 5 MIA, later changed to KIA. The plane was eventually repaired and put back into service.

RTD AUSTIN RAYMOND E (P)                       1 LT        7              O-759100

RTD SORRELL, RAYMOND G JR (CP)            2 LT        7              O-768280

KIA SOMMER PETER W (N)                            1 LT        7              O-723197                IL

RTD DAVIS KENNETH J (R)                             T/SGT    7              19095572

RTD WILLIAMS FELIX M JR (E)                     SGT        7              34702621               

RTD COBB CECIL G (BT)                                   S/SGT     7              34632370

KIA FISHER JAMES W (WG)                           S/SGT     7              38532803                Brownwood TX

KIA HICKERSON THOMAS W (TG)              S/SGT     7              38563457                OK

KIA YATES ROBERT J (Tog)                           T/SGT    7              39551990                CA

KIA RIVETT RICHARD S (Photographer)      S/SGT     391          16076381                IL