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Blair crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #60; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52750 L/G 391BS Blair unknown name

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94883 L/K 391BS Blair unknown name

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Blair Undecided

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40436 L/D 391BS Blair Nancy (deputy lead)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair (lead)         

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair

 

CREW #70; GH crews (as of July 29, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 7BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Blair

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Blair This Above All

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94883 B/N GH Blair The Hit Parade  (shown as 4483)

 

CREW #87; 391st Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Blair

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8356 H/C 391BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Blair (PFF)

 

CREW #2; 4th Squadron

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8356 H/C 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 44-8138 H/T Blair (PFF) flew with 493BG

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

                       November 19, 1944 44-8200 H/H Blair (PFF) was to fly with 490BG but mission scrubbed

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8202 H/W 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8112 H/D 391BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8237 H/I 4BS Blair (PFF)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #60; 391st Squadron

BLAIR JOHN JR (P) (1024)                                 CAPT     391          O-1699319

WRIGHT LEWIS E (CP) (1024)                          2 LT        391          O-818538

STUTTS CHARLES B (N) (1034)                       2 LT        391          O-704092

UNDERWOOD LAWRENCE D (B) (1035)       2 LT        391          O-698056

SCOTT WALTER M (AEG) (748)                     T/SGT    391          19069659

TURPIN RICHARD E (ROG) (757)                    T/SGT    391          34011057

CLEMINS JAMES A (AG) (612)                        SGT        391          36814146

CORBIN BOBBIE J (BG) (611)                            CPL         391          18184759

PHILLIPS MYRON R (BG) 612)                         CPL         391          39555109

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-52750 L/G 391BS Blair unknown name

Took off from Hardstand #22.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0922 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Oil leak #2 engine; clip on oxygen hose in nose turret broken. Inspected and being repaired.

Tail turret hydraulic line from Clarke control leaked in flight causing it to be inoperative. Replaced.

Right gun solenoid on ball turret inoperative in flight. Ckecked OK. Left gun Solenoid on nose turret inoperative in flight. Checked OK.

Blair, J. (P)

Wright, L. E. (CP)

Trutanich, A. A. (N)

Wender, M. S. (N2) (from crew #59)

Underwood, L. D. (E)

Turpin, R. E. (R)

Scott, W. W. (E)

Corbin, B. J. (BG)

Phillips, M. R. (TG)

Clemins, J. A. (G)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Blair

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #60, 391st Squadron

Blair, J. (P)                             OK

Wright, L. E. (CP)                 OK

Trutanich, A. A. (N)            OK

Underwood, L. D. (B)          OK

Turpin, R. E. (R)                    OK

Scott, W. W. (E)                   OK

Jones, G. B. (NG)                  OK

Phillips, M. R. (TG)              OK

Corbin, B. J. (BG)                  OK

Clemins, J. A. (G)                  OK

 

                     May 25, 1944 42-94930 E/S Blair

Took off at 1615 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1715 hours.


Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94849 L/D 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Took off at 0826 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1608 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Phillips (TG)

Jones (TG)

Clemins (G)

 

                     May 28, 1944 41-29569 L/C Blair

Took off at 1556 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1650 hours.

 

                     May 30, 1944 44-40463 Blair

Took off at 1643 hours on a flight to Honington.

Landed 1704 hours. (at Honington?)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Took off at 0747 hours.

Flew Lead of 391st Squadron

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1226 hours.

Blair (P)

LeBailly (Command Pilot)   Lt. Col.

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Jones (NG)

Clemins (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Blair Maid of Fury

Took off at 0609 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Due to 10/10 clouds, brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1232 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Conley (Command Pilot)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Scott (E)

Turpin (R)

Clemins (G)

Phillips (TG)

Corbin (NG)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Blair Undecided

Took off at 1655 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Domfront at 2042 hours from 15,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Eaton (Command Pilot)       Maj.

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2) (from crew #59)

Underwood (B)

Scott (E)

Turpin (R)

Jones (G)

Clemins (G)

Corbin (G)

 

                       June 11, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1541 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1730 hours.

 

                       June 12, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1343 hours on a local flight to the Otmoor range.

Landed 1554 hours.

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40436 L/D 391BS Blair Nancy (deputy lead)

Took off at 0315 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0757 hours from 18,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0934.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Jones (TG)

Clemins (G)

Burkot (G) (from Wing)

 

                       June 17, 1944 42-50585 L/G Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1522 on a Local flight.

Landed at 1711 hours.

 

                       June 20, 1944 44-40328 L/K Blair

Took off at 0925 hours on flight to the Holbrook Range.

Landed 1040 hours.

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair (lead) Small Change II

Took off at 1805 hours.

Flew Lead of Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary of Haute Cote at 2102 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2230 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

Blair (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot)

Wender (PN)

 

                       June 24, 1944 41-29602 L/I Blair

Took off at 1908 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2008 hours.

 

                       June 25, 1944 44-40463 D/A Blair

Took off at 1501 hours on a flight to Duckshall Range.

Landed 1747 hours.

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-50585 L/G 391BS Blair Small Change II

Took off at 1519 hours.

Flew Lead of the only Squadron flying that day (391st) until the 486th BG PFF ship with Command Pilot, Fandel, arrived to take the lead.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1901 hours from 24,600 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2011 hours.

Blair (P)

Wright (CP)

Trutanich (N)

Wender (N2)

Underwood (B)

Turpin (R)

Scott (E)

Corbin (BG)

Philips (TG)

Clemins (G)

 

CREW #70; GH crews (as of July 29, 1944)

Blair, John Jr. (P)                                  Capt        O-1699319

Wright, Lewis E. (CP)                          2 Lt         O-818538

Trutanich, Anthony A. (N)                2 Lt         O-704106

Wender, Morris S. (N2)                       2 Lt         O-703911

Underwood, Lawrence D. (B)             2 Lt         O-698056

Turpin, Richard E. (R)                          T/Sgt      34011057

Scott, Willard W. (E)                           M/Sgt     19060659

Clemins, James A. (G)                          S/Sgt      36814146

Corbin, Bobbie J. (G)                           S/Sgt      18184759

Phillips, Myron R. (G)                          S/Sgt      39555109

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Took off at 0512 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0845 hours from 18,900 feet

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1031 hours.

#1 generator out. Inspected and replaced.

Capt Blair (P)

Capt Richey (Command Pilot)

2 Lt Wright (CP)

2 Lt Trutanich (N)

2 Lt Wender (N2)

2 Lt Underwood (B)

T/Sgt Turpin (R)

M/Sgt Scott (E)

S/Sgt Clemins (G)

S/Sgt Corbin (G)

S/Sgt Phillips (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94883 B/N 7BS Blair The Hit Parade

Took off 0907 hours.

Flew Lead of High-High Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1311 hours from 24,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1539 hours.

Flight indicator inoperative. Check air speed indicator. Inspected and repaired.

Capt Blair (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)

2 Lt Wright (CP)

2 Lt Trutanich (N)

2 Lt Wender (N2)

2 Lt Underwood (B)

T/Sgt Turpin (R)

M/Sgt Scott (E)

S/Sgt Clemins (G)

S/Sgt Corbin (G)

S/Sgt Phillips (G)

 

                       August 2, 1944 42-94883 B/N Blair

Took off at 1659 on a local flight.

Landed 1719 hours.

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Blair

Blair (P)                                  Capt

Wright (CP)                           2 Lt

Trutanich (N)                        2 Lt

Wender (N2)                         2 Lt

Underwood (B)                     2 Lt

Turpin (R)                              T/Sgt

Scott (E)                                 M/Sgt

Clemins (G)                            S/Sgt

Corbin (G)                              S/Sgt

Phillips (G)                             S/Sgt

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Blair This Above All

Crew list not available.

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94883 B/N 391BS Blair The Hit Parade

Blair (P)                                  Capt

Wright (CP)                           2 Lt

Trutanich (N)                        2 Lt

Wender (N2)                         2 Lt

Underwood (B)                     2 Lt

Turpin (R)                              T/Sgt

Scott (E)                                 M/Sgt

Clemins (G)                            S/Sgt

Corbin (G)                              S/Sgt

Phillips (G)                             S/Sgt

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94883 B/N GH Blair The Hit Parade  (shown as 4483)

Took off at 0607 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report as they landed away from base.

Major damage, Wender, Nose Nav WIA will likely lose leg.

Landed 1130 hours at Woodbridge.

Blair (P)                                  Capt

Fandel (Command Pilot)      Maj.

Wright (CP)                           2 Lt

Trutanich (N)                        2 Lt

Wender (N2)                         2 Lt         WIA, will likely lose a leg

Underwood (B)                     2 Lt

Turpin (R)                              T/Sgt

Scott (E)                                 M/Sgt

Clemins (G)                            S/Sgt

Corbin (G)                              S/Sgt

Phillips (G)                             S/Sgt

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Blair

Took off from Hardstand #22 at 0641 hours.

Scheduled to fly Lead of 34 D Group, but did not carry the Command Pilot. Becker did, so they probably swapped places, putting Blair in position 2-1.

Carried 24 100GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1042 hours from 18,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1154 hours.

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Blair

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8356 H/C 391BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Blair (PFF)

 

CREW #2; 4th Squadron

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8356 H/C 7BS Blair (PFF)

Took off at 0800 hours.

Landed 1529 hours.

Mickey set weak. Inspected and repaired.

Blair, J. (P)                                             Capt        O-1699319

Brunk, Allan H (Command Pilot)       Maj         O-404084

Wright , L.E. (CP)                                 1 Lt

Trutanich, A. A. (N)                            1 Lt

Underwood, L. D. (B)                          1 Lt

Ward, R. E. (MO)                                 2 Lt

Scott, W. W. (E)                                   M/Sgt

Turpin, R. E. (R)                                    T/Sgt

Clemins, J. A. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Phillips, M. R. (G)                                 S/Sgt

 

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Blair, J. (P)                                             Capt

Smith, J. L. (Command Pilot)               Maj         O-397054

Wright , L.E. (CP)                                 1 Lt

Trutanich, A. A. (N)                            1 Lt

Underwood, L. D. (B)                          1 Lt

Ward, R. E. (MO)                                 2 Lt

Scott, W. W. (E)                                   M/Sgt

Turpin, R. E. (R)                                    T/Sgt

Clemins, J. A. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Phillips, M. R. (G)                                 S/Sgt

Corbin, B. J.                                           S/Sgt

 

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Blair, J. (P)                                             Capt

Richey (Command Pilot)                     Capt

Wright , L.E. (CP)                                 1 Lt

Trutanich, A. A. (N)                            1 Lt

Underwood, L. D. (B)                          1 Lt

Turpin, R. E. (R)                                    T/Sgt

Scott, W. W. (E)                                   M/Sgt

Ward, R. E. (MO)                                 2 Lt

Phillips, M. R. (G)                                 S/Sgt

Clemins, J. A. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Corbin, B. J.                                           S/Sgt

 

                       November 19, 1944 44-8200 H/H Blair (PFF) was to fly with 490BG but mission scrubbed

Plane was in 493BG markings

Was to fly Lead of Low Squadron of 490BG

Mission scrubbed.

Blair (P)

Capt. Bittman (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Blair (PFF)

Blair, J. (P)                                             Capt

Bower (Command Pilot)                      1 Lt

Wright , L.E. (CP)                                 1 Lt

Trutanich, A. A. (N)                            1 Lt

Underwood, L. D. (B)                          1 Lt

Turpin, R. E. (R)                                    T/Sgt

Scott, W. W. (E)                                   M/Sgt

Phillips, M. R. (G)                                 S/Sgt

Clemins, J. A. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Corbin, B. J. (G)                                    S/Sgt

Ward, R. E. (MO)                                 2 Lt

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8202 H/W 7BS Blair (PFF)

Blair, J. (P)

Smith (Command Pilot)

Wright , L.E. (CP)

Trutanich, A. A. (N)

Underwood, L. D. (B)

Turpin, R. E. (R)

Scott, W. W. (E)

Phillips, M. R. (G)

Clemins, J. A. (G)

Corbin, B. J. (G)

Ward, R. E. (MO)

 

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8112 H/D 391BS Blair (PFF)

Blair, J. (P)

Richey (Command Pilot)

Wright , L.E. (CP)

Trutanich, A. A. (N)

Underwood, L. D. (B)

Ward, R. E. (MO)

Turpin, R. E. (R)

Scott, W. W. (E)

Phillips, M. R. (G)

Clemins, J. A. (G)

Corbin, B. J. (G)

 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8237 H/I 4BS Blair (PFF)