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Brain crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #40; 18th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain  Scotty

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Aborted – landed at another field)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-28880 L/E 18BS Brain Winnie the Pooh (Airborne spare – returned)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Brain

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Brain The Un-Limited    Slight to Major damage.

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29598 E/C 18BS Brain Chesty

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Brain Crow's Nest

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Crashed near Ipswich, see below)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M Brain Smitty (ground spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Brain unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Brain The Near Sighted Robin apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94813 B/E 4BS Brain Skotty

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

 

CREW #61; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Brain unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Brain The Heavenly Body

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Brain Smitty

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Brain Misschief

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (2nd plane scheduled for Brain, also replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Brain The Heavenly Body (lead – Target #4)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty (slight battle damage)

 

CREW #61; 18th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Brain

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Brain (leaflets)

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Brain

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #40; 18th Squadron

BRAIN STANLEY M (P) (1024)                         2 LT        18            O-808941

BUENGER ROBERT L (CP) (1024)                     2 LT        18            O-816784

STEVENS RICHARD H (N) (1034)                    2 LT        18            O-702977

McCARTHY DONALD J (B) (1035)                  2 LT        18            O-691906

CRAFT JUNIOR (AEG) (748)                             S/SGT     18            17120772

STYGALL STUART A (ROG) (757)                  S/SGT     18            32830463

TIPTON ERNEST A (AG) (612)                         SGT        18            39555066

SCHOPF PAUL R (BG) (611)                              SGT        18            33501053

DAVIDS ALBERT J (BG) (611)                          CPL         18            15127022

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0541 hours from Hardstand #14.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0902 hours from 14,500 feet. Results Good.

"24 right on MPI. 12 just slightly past MPI. Other Wings MPI covered with smoke."

No damage reported.

Landed 1146 hours.

#2 and #3 generators inoperative; hydraulic leak in tail turret. Inspected and repaired.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Davids (NG)

Nowakowski (TG)

Tipton (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0509 hours.

Was to fly position 3-1 in High Squadron, but Aborted after going over the Primary without dropping bombs.

Carried 12 500 GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs in the Channel.

Left formation prior to Secondary Target because of engine failure of #3 engine due to oil leak.

Landed at another airfield.

Credit Sortie.

#3 engine change. Being changed.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

McCarthy, D. J. (B)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davide, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Brain

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #40, 18th Squadron

Brain (P)                                 2 Lt         OK

Buenger (CP)                        2 Lt         OK

Stevens (N)                           2 Lt         OK

McCarthy (B)                        2 Lt         OK

Stygall (R)                             Sgt          OK

Craft (E)                                 S/Sgt      OK

Davids (NG)                          Sgt          OK

Nowakowski (TG)                Sgt          OK

Tipton (BG)                           Sgt          OK

Schopf (G)                             Sgt          OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-28880 L/E 18BS Brain Winnie the Pooh

Took off at 0520 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, unneeded so returned early.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0916 hours.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

McCarthy, D. J. (B)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

David, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Brain

Took off at 1029 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1456 hours from 22,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1812 hours.

#4 generator inoperative; #3 turbosupercharger inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

McCarthy, D. J. (B)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davids, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Brain The Un-Limited

Took off at 0754 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1232 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight to Major damage reported.

Landed 1637 hours.

Elevator stiff. #4 & #3 booster pump low; gyro & flight indicator inoperative; prop governor inoperative; #3 turbosupercharger inoperative; #4 generator inoperative. Inspected and being repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)

Buenger, R. L. (CP)

Stevens, R. N. (N)

Stygall, S. A. (R)

Craft, J. (E)

Davids, A. J. (NG)

Nowakowski, C. F. (TG)

Tipton, E. A. (BG)

Schopf, P. R. (G)

Johnson (TG) (from crew #51) (two tail gunners?)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29598 E/C 18BS Brain

Took off at 0654 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1108 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1305 hours.

Flight indicator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Davids (NG)

Nowakowski (TG)

Tipton (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Brain Crow's Nest

Took off at 1605 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 3-1 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2219 hours.

Gyro instruments not getting enough vacuum. Inspected and repaired

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Tipton (BG)

Nowakowski (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty

Took off at 0226 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed 1149 hours.

#4 generator oscillates. Inspected and repaired.

Brain, S. M. (P)                     2 Lt

Buenger, R. L. (CP)              2 Lt

McCarthy, J. (B)                   2 Lt

Craft, J. (E)                             S/Sgt

Stygall, S. A. (R)                   S/Sgt

Tipton, E. A. (G)                   S/Sgt

Schopf, P. R. (G)                   Sgt

Nowakowski, C. F. (G)         Sgt

Davids, A. J. (G)                   Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29572 B/E 18BS Brain Scotty (Lost)

Took off at 1703 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2000 hours from 20,000 feet

Major damage reported. Plane salvaged.

Two crew members are WIA.

Shot down, crashed near Ipswich.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stygall (R)

Craft (E)

Tipton (G)

Nowakowski (G)

Schopf (G)

Davids (G)

 

B-24H 41-29572 B/E Scotty Crash near Ipswich. With 18BS. Pilot: Brain. Salvaged June 10, 1944. See 34th Bombardment Group (H) 1941-1945 p.42 for this crew’s story as told by Don McCarthy titled Black Tuesday.

RTD BRAIN STANLEY M (P)                           2 LT            18        O-808941

RTD BUENGER ROBERT L (CP)                       2 LT            18        O-816784

RTD STEVENS RICHARD H (N)                       2 LT            18        O-702977

RTD McCARTHY DON (B)                               LT               18       

WIA CRAFT JUNIOR (E)                                   S/SGT         18        17120772

KIA STYGALL STUART A (R)                         S/SGT         18        32834063        NY

KIA TIPTON ERNEST A (BG)                           S/SGT         18        39555066

RTD SCHOPF PAUL (TT)                                  SGT            18        33501053

RTD DAVIDS ALBERT J (NG)                          CPL             18        15127022

KIA NOWAKOWSKI CHESTER F (TG)         SGT            18        36852722        MI

 

NOWAKOWSKI CHESTER F is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-4-1.

STYGALL STUART A is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-7-25.

NOTE: Tipton's body was not found until August 2, 1944 in a farmer's field.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94780 L/M Brain Smitty (ground spare)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1135 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stonbach (R) (from Crew #53)

Cannock (E) (from Crew #53)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 1441 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 20,700 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2200 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Hughey (R) (from Crew #41)

Grabbel (from Crew #41)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Brain unknown name

Took off at 1642 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission with High Squadron, position 4-4 or 4-5.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base. Target unidentified.

No damage reported.

Landed 2151 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

(R)  (left blank on the form)

(E) (left blank on the form)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 1602 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,800 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2230 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

(R)  (left blank on the form)

(E) (left blank on the form)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0539 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1204 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Rea (R) (from Crew #45)

Deaver (E) (from Crew #45)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Brain The Near Sighted Robin

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 1639 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2214 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Chrisman (R) (a write-in)

Davids (E)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Long (NG) (a write-in)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0652 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 19,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1333 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Asti (R) (a write-in)

Davids (E) (a write-in)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Puska (NG) (a write-in)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0555 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0931 hours from 22,700 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1139 hours.

Gee box inoperative. Salvo lever. Flight deck oxygen malfunction.

Electrical trouble. Inspected and repaired.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Huhtd (R) (a write-in) (from 4th Squadron)

Davids (E) (a write-in)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Dachter (NG) (a write-in)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94813 B/E 4BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0616 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Munich unobserved at 1025 hours from 26,000 feet.

Landed 1324 hours.

Leak in oxygen system. #4 generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Huhtd (R) (a write-in) (from 4th Squadron)

Davids (E) (a write-in)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Puska (NG) (a write-in)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 1002 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1506 hours.

"G" box out.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Beasley (R) (a write-in)

Davids (E) (a write-in)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Puska (NG) (a write-in)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Brain Skotty

Took off at 0753 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped 50 bombs on the Primary at 1035 hours from 11,900 feet. Jettisoned 2 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1245 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R) (a write-in)

Cannock (E) (a write-in)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

Davids (NG)

Schopf (G)

 

CREW #61; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Brain unknown name

Took off at 0944 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed fuse bombs (5 – 12 hr., 5 – 24 hr., 1 – 72 hr., 1 – 144 hr. delay). Dropped on Primary at 1310 hours from 23,400 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1547 hours.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthey (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Towson (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Brain The Heavenly Body

Took off at 1630 hours.

Aborted with #4 engine out.

Landed 1920 hours.

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Towson (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Towson (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94780 L/M 18BS Brain Smitty

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

Schopf (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94813 D/Z Skotty (scheduled for Brain but replaced)

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94908 E/I Tiger Rag (2nd plane scheduled for Brain, also replaced)

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Brain Misschief

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

Stevens (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Brain The Heavenly Body (lead – Target #4)

Brain (P)
Dukes (Command Pilot)                      Lt.

Buenger (CP)

Gillespie (N) (a write-in)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Towson (BG)

Frye (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Towson (BG)

Frye (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 18BS Brain Skotty (slight battle damage)

Brain (P)
Buenger (CP)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davids (NG)

Mullner (TG)

Towson (BG)

 

CREW #61; 18th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Levi (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davide (NG)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Brain

Took off from Hardstand #14 at 0559 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in 34 A Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1007 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1104 hours.

Brain (P)

Buenger (CP)

Levi (N)

McCarthy (B)

Stanback (R)

Cannock (E)

Davide (NG)

Tawson (BG)

Mullner (TG)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Brain (leaflets)

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Brain