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Becker crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #66; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Becker Bambi (Airborne spare returned)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty                Dropped only 2 of 12 bombs.

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (incorrectly listed on one form as 4789)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty Slight damage.

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Becker

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94879 B/D 391BS Becker Collapsible Susie

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

 

CREW #97; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time (lead Target #2)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28884 L/J 391BS Becker Problem Child

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8271 L/O 391BS Becker

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Becker

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Becker

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

May 13, 1944, Special Order #99, par. 6

2 Lt Clarence L Vinge, O-854943, is relieved from Crew #69, Stewart, and assigned to Crew #66, Gillis.

 

May 14, 1944, Special Order #100, par. 2 & 3

2 Lt Clarence L Vinge, O-854943, is relieved from Crew #66, Gillis, and assigned to Crew #62, Smith, OE.

2 Lt John A Becker, O-751980, is relieved from Crew #62 and assigned to Crew #66, replacing the pilot, making it now the Becker crew.

 

CREW #66; 391st Squadron

BECKER, JOHN A (P) (1024) 2 LT 391 O-751980

ANDERSON FREDERICK (CP) (1024)              2 LT        391          O-818087

SCHABER FREDERICK (N) (1034)                   F/O         391          T-124001

WILSON JAMES L (B) (1035)                            2 LT        391          O-697792

MORRISROE JAMES J (AEG) (748)                 S/SGT     391          39122275

KEARNBY JOHN X (ROG) (757)                       S/SGT     391          32718508

AVERY CLOVER E (AG) (612)                           SGT        391          39797500

SEELHURST ALEX M (BG) (748)                     SGT        391          38413670

HINCHEE RAYMOND D (BG) (748)                 SGT        391          33530242

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29567 D/B 391BS Becker Bambi (Airborne spare returned)

Took off at 0528 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Returned early, brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0936 hours.

Becker, J. A. (P)

Anderson, F. (CP)

Schaber, F. (N)

Kearney, J. X. (R)

Morrisroe, J. J. (E)

Alsbury, R. S. (BG) (from crew #64)

Avery, C. E. (TG)

Seelhurst, A. M. (NG)

Hinchee, R. D. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 Becker

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #66, 391st Squadron

Becker, J. A. (P) OK

Anderson, F. (CP) OK

Schaber, F. (N) OK

Wilson, J. L. (B) DNIF (not sure what this means)

Kearney, J. X. (R) OK

Morrisroe, J. J. (E) OK

Seelhurst, A. M. (NG) OK

Avery, G. E. (TG) OK

Rivett, R. S. (BG) OK

Hinchee, R. D. (G) OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped 2 bombs on the Secondary Target at 0921 hours from 18,500 feet. Brought 10 bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1101 hours.

#2 Turbosupercharger cuts out at high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Becker, J. A. (P)

Anderson, F. E. (CP)

Wilson, L. L. (B)

Kearney, J. X. (R)

Morrisroe, J. T. (E)

Avery, C. E. (TG)

Crawford, W. F. (NG) (from crew #58)

Hinchee, R. D. (G)

Denny, H. H. (G) (from crew #58)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (incorrectly listed on one form as 4789)

Took off at 0828 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No battle damage reported, BUT there was a problem with the Pilot's emergency release handle used to jettison the bombs.

Doors failed to open first and bombs went out through the doors. Bombbay doors replaced.

Landed 1550 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Maccarini (BG)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0744 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1238 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage.

Landed 1633 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

Corbin (G) (from another crew)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0749 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1229 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrison (E) (spelling ?)

Phillips (BG) (from crew #60)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0240 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 3rd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

Becker, J. A. (P) 2 Lt

Anderson, E. E. (CP) 2 Lt

Wilson, J. (B) 2 Lt

Morrisroe, J. J. (E) T/Sgt

Kearney, J. X. (R) T/Sgt

Avery, G. F. (TG) S/Sgt

Hinchee, R. D. (G) S/Sgt

Seelhurst, A. M. (G) S/Sgt

Williams, L. M. (G) S/Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Take off time not shown.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped bombs 25 miles N of Secondary target.

No damage reported.

Landed at Thurligh.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schraber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Avery (G)

Hinchee (G)

Seelhurst (G)

Williams (G) (from crew 63)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Becker

Took off at 0514 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead 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 1057 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

F/O Schaber (N) (a write in)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Williams (BG) (from crew 63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-29602 L/I scheduled for Becker but not used this mission. Loretta Ann

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

Took off at 0426 hours almost an hour late.

Was to fly position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Aborted. Could not catch the formation.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs and brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0736 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94879 B/D 391BS Becker Collapsible Susie

Took off at 0456 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0918 hours from 24,000 feet.

Slight battle damage from flak.

Landed 1153 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Kearney (R)

Morrisree (E)

Williams (BG)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1807 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2104 hours from 22,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2224 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1451 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 2152 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1520 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,700 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2010 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M Becker Smitty

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1224 hours.

Intercooler toggle switch inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1019 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1350 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1514 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0552 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1019 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (G) (from Crew #63)

Moore (G) (a write-in)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0433 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0815 hours from 23,100 feet.

Minor flak damage reported.

Landed 0919 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (G) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0926 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (G) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0641 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1327 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0548 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Composite Squadron, with six 490BG planes.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 16,700 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1033 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0540 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped 7 bombs in error at the IP. Jettisoned 5 bombs.

Moderate flak damage.

Landed 1153 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time

Took off at 0610 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned the bombs in an open field in Germany as #4 engine was out, at 1021 hours from 25,000 feet.

Landed 1315 hours.

Check #1 cylinder temperature gauge. A-5 shorted & inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1005 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1458 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0756 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 11,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1254 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Williams (BG) (from Crew #63)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0540 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron on 490BG.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 45 bombs on the Primary of Brussels at 0831 hours from 21,500 feet. Jettisoned 7 bombs.

Slight battle damage reported.

Carried a K-22 camera. Broken shaft.

Landed 0938 hours.

Oxygen line in waist out. Inspected & replaced.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Avery (TG)

Seelhurst (NG)

Hinchee (G)

Peueroff (Photographer)

 

CREW #97; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Williams (BG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0843 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1009 hours.

Infusion system, #1 engine out. Inspected and repaired.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Becker Crow's Nest

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 1559 hours.

Landed 2121 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Becker Four-Five Time (lead Target #2)

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28884 L/J 391BS Becker Problem Child

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Hinchee (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Becker Smitty

Took off at 0621 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0956 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1148 hours.

Becker (P)

Anderson (CP)

Schaber (N)

Wilson, J. L. (B)

Kearney (R)

Morrisroe (E)

Seelhurst (NG)

Avery (TG)

Williams (BG)

Hinchee (G)

 

CREW #

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8271 L/O (scheduled for Becker but maybe flown by Meyer)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38327 L/R (scheduled for Meyer but maybe flown by Becker)

Took off from Hardstand #22 at 0654 hours, if 43-38327 L/R. (Hardstand #18 if 44-8271 L/O)

Scheduled to fly position 2-1, but carried the Command Pilot, so probably swapped with Blair and flew Lead of 34 D Group.

Carried 38 100GP bombs. Dropped 21 bombs on the Primary at 1041 hours from 18,500 feet. Jettisoned 17 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Becker

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Becker