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Bice crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Crew #17; 4th Squadron

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40470 E/A Bice Worry Bird (ground spare-lead)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Bice Tommy Thumper II

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Bice unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Bice Floogie Boo

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Bice Bambi

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40420 D/Q Bice

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 391BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (then scheduled as Air spare with Bice, but did not take off.)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

 

Crew #17; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Bice Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 18BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly (Major battle damage)

 

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

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38331 B/Y 4BS Bice

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38265 E/I 4BS Bice

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 4BS Bice

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Bice

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38331 B/Y 4BS Bice

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38392 B/E 4BS Bice

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38342 H/B 4BS Bice

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

NOTE: Bice was originally the co-pilot on the Israelsen crew.

 

Crew #17; 4th Squadron

 

                       June 17, 1944 44-40443 D/H Bice Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 1917 hours on local flight

Landed at 2023 hours.

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40470 E/A Bice Worry Bird (ground spare-lead)

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP) (flew this mission with Crew #11, Thrun)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Weelfel (TG)

Snyder (BG)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94811D/K 4BS Bice Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1802 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2101 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2235 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Took off at 1501 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1919 hours from 19,600 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2210 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Weelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Bice unknown name

Took off at 0406 hours.

Flew position 1-3 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 0823 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Bice Floogie Boo

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1215 hours.

#1 generator inoperative; #2 supercharger inoperative; tail turret inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Lynn (N) (a write-in)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Took off at 1004 hours.

Flew position 3-3 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 1507 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Hartman (N) (from Crew #2)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Bice Bambi

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1013 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 44-40420 B/Q Bice Fast Company

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40420 D/Q Bice

Took off at 1022 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1609 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Lawler (G) (a write-in)

Sumpter (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Bice

Took off at 0459 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0947 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

Bielus (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0637 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1053 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1310 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

McCoy (N) (a write-in)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Snyder (BG)  ???

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

Bielus (BG) (a write-in) (Two BGs?)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0540 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 46 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0848 hours from 16,700 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1047 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Bielas (BG) (a write-in)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

                       July 19, 1944 42-94748 L/P Bice Undecided

Took off at 1640 hours on a local test flight.

Landed 1807 hours.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0726 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron. Relay to Leader.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1114 hours from 22,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1310 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Bielas (BG) (a write-in)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0608 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned 6 bombs at 0755E-4919N. Dropped 4 bombs in Germany at 1053 hours. No altitude report.

Landed 1257 hours.

Bank & turn indicator erratic. Inspected and repaired.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Gribbrock (N) (a write-in)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Bielas (BG) (a write-in)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 391BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0959 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1500 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Bielas (BG) (a write-in)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J Bice (Airborne Spare)

Airborne Spare

Carried 52 100 lb bombs.

Did not take off.

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0523 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0902 hours from 21,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 1013 hours.

Bank & Turn Indicator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphreys (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Bielas (BG) (a write-in)

Waelfel (TG)

Golden (NG)

Reschke (G)

 

CREW #17; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

                 (N)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Bielas (BG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0504 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0935 hours.

C-1 automatic pilot needs checking; #3 turbo fluctuates; nose wheel lock will not break automatically. Inspected and repaired.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Woelfel (TG)

Bielas (BG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0451 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0849 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1034 hours.

Charging cable left nose gun frayed. Repaired.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Woelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Bice Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1613 hours.

Landed 2105 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 18BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Gribbrock (N) (a write-in)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Waelfel (TG)

Bielas (BG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Bice Picadilly Tilly (Major battle damage)

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Waelfel (TG)

Bielas (BG)

Reschke (G)

 

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

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Kleinfall (N)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38331 B/Y 4BS Bice

Took off from Hardstand #16 at 0606 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in 34 B Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0945 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported. Slight wounds to some crew?

Landed 1104 hours.

Bice (P)

Rowley (CP)

Kleinfall (N)

Humphrey (B)

Forister (R)

Blackham (E)

Golden (NG)

Waelfel (TG)

Reschke (G)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38265 E/I 4BS Bice

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 4BS Bice

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Bice

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38331 B/Y 4BS Bice

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38392 B/E 4BS Bice

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38342 H/B 4BS Bice