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Bush crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #21; 7th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush         Slight damage.

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Bush The Paper Doll

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94845 E/G 7BS Bush Miz-Pah

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (lead)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (lead)

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (deputy lead)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40443 D/H Bush Jerk's Berserk Weather ship

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck  (lead)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40461 D/B 7BS Bush (lead)

 

CREW #31; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40454 E/B 7BS Bush Betta Duck

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-50613 L/A 7BS Bush Holy Joe

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38292 B/A 7BS Bush

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38188 H/C 7BS Bush

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush    Major damage.

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38325 E/B Bush & Brophy       WING Weather & Monitor aircraft

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

November 30, 1944 44-8140 H/K Bush flew with 490BG

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

CREW #21; 7th Squadron

BUSH RALPH (P) (1024) (P) (1024)                   1 LT        7              O-428653

DUNCAN GARLAND W (CP) (1024)               2 LT        7              O-700603

JACKSON KENNETH G (N) (1034)                   2 LT        7              O-703261

COOK CHARLES A (B) (1035)                          2 LT        7              O-696217

DESANTIS LOUIS J (AEG) (748)                      S/SGT     7              32580704

RICKER CONRAD L (ROG) (757)                      S/SGT     7              36636916

BONSHOFF JOHN C (AG) (612)                        SGT        7              33595320

BROWN ROBERT A (BG) (748)                        SGT        7              33580934

VRONZ JOHN M (BG) (611)                               SGT        7              37496902

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 0525 hours from Hardstand #3.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Bomb runs at 0857 hours and 0903 hours. Brought all bombs back to base.

"2 runs but did not drop either time."

No damage reported.

Landed 1200 hours.

Lower ball turret oxygen system out. Inspected and repaired.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Bouliane (N2)

Cook (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley

Vronz

Bonshoff

 

May 24, 1944 Bush

Crew Status Report 1800 hours

Crew #21; 7th Squadron

Bush, R. A. (P) 1 Lt OK

Duncan, G. W. (CP) 2 Lt OK

Jackson, K (N) 2 Lt OK

Cook, C. A. (B) 2 Lt OK

Ricker, C. L. (R) S/Sgt OK

Desantis (E) S/Sgt OK

Brown, R. A. (NG) Sgt OK

Vronz, J. M. (TG) Sgt OK

Buckley, B. O. (BG) Sgt OK

Bonshoff, J. C. (G) Sgt OK

 

May 25, 1944 42-94919 E/D Bush

Took off at 1429 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1504 hours.

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 0844 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1556 hours.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Bouliane (N2) (from crew #29)

Cook (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Buckley (BG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

May 28, 1944 42-94919 E/D Bush

Took off at 1431 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1511 hours.

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94919 E/D 7BS Bush 

Took off at 0739 hours from Hardstand #3.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1706 hours.

Slight flak damage: to skin surfaces, vertical stabilizer, fuselage at right waist window, left rear bomb-bay door.

Bush (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot) Maj.

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Bouliane (PN) (from crew #28)

Cook (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vrons (TG)

Brown (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94799 E/F 7BS Bush The Paper Doll

Took off at 0617 hours from Hardstand #1.

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

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1221 hours.

Bush, R. A. (P)

LeBailly, E. B. (Command Pilot)

Duncan, C. W. (CP)

Jackson, E. G. (N)

Bouliane (PN) (from crew #28)

Cook, C. A. (B)

DeSantis, E. J. (E)

Ricker, C. L. (R)

Bonshoff, J. C. (G)

Vronz, J. M. (G)

Buckley, B. O. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94845 E/G 7BS Bush Miz-Pah

Took off at 0450 hours.

Flew Lead of the High 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 at 1040 hours.

Bush (P)

Tavasti (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Cook (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Vronz (G)

Brown (G)

Buckley (G)

 

June 12, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Took off at 1320 hours on local flight to the Otmoor range.

Landed 1522 hours.

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (lead)

Took off at 0324 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on TO at 0808 hours from 19,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0941 hours.

Bush (P)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Cook (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Vronz (G)

Brown (G)

Buckley (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (lead)

Took off at 0501 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0914 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported. 2 Lt. Charles A. Cook SWA, taken to 65th General Hospital.

Landed 1128 hours.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Cook (B) SWA, taken to 65th General Hospital.

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Vronz (G)

Brown (G)

Bonshoff (G)

Carroll (G) (from crew #27)

 

June 22, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Took off at 1433 hours on a Photo Mission.

Landed 1701 hours.

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 1602 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 2011 hours from 19,700 feet. Made three runs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2231 hours.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Ritchie, G. J. (B) (from crew #27)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Coon (TG) (from crew #27)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 1632 hours.

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

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped 6 bombs on the Primary. Jettisoned 18 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2108 hours.

Bush (P)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B) (from crew #23)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Nesbitt (TG) (from crew #20)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush (deputy lead)

Took off at 1531 hours.

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

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1943 hours from 20,600 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2239 hours.

Bush (P)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B) (from crew #23)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Stahl (TG) (from another crew)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Ground spare lead. Not needed.

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0938 hours from 23,700 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1222 hours.

#4 booster pump inoperative. #3 generator inoperative. #2 engine cuts out at low throttle settings. Inspected and repaired.

Tail turret left charging cable is frayed. Repaired.

Bush (P)

Richey (command Pilot) Capt (written on mission chart & loading list but scratched off the loading list.)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B) (from crew #23)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Took off at 1010 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1337 hours.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Winsor (CP) (a write-in)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B) (a write-in)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

July 12, 1944 44-40276 E/D Bush

Took off at 0956 hours for a local flight.

Landed 1048 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40276 E/D 7BS Bush

Took off at 0510 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0836 hours from 17,500 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1023 hours.

Bush (P)

Tavasti (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B) (a write-in)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40443 D/H Bush Jerk's Berserk Weather ship

Took off at 0420 hours on a weather mission.

Landed 0731 hours.

 

July 19, 1944 44-40323 L/N Bush Sunshine Rose

Took off at 1516 hours on a local flight.

No landing time shown.

 

July 20, 1944 44-40454 E/G Bush Betta Duck

Took off at 1530 hours on bombing practice.

Landed 1729 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck

Took off at 0945 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over target area.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1516 hours.

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Bush Betta Duck  (lead)

Took off at 0735 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1038 hours from 12,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1248 hours.

Bush (P)

Burton (Command Pilot) Capt

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40461 D/B 7BS Bush (lead)

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0827 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0942 hours.

Radio compass inoperative. #4 meshing solenoid inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Bush (P)

Eaton (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Jackson (N)

Boulaine (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Johnson (E)

Buckley (BG)

Vronz (TG)

Brown (NG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

CREW #31; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Bush (P)

Duncan (CP)

Boulaine (N)

Jackson (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Vronz (TG)

Buckley (BG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40454 E/B 7BS Bush Betta Duck

Bush (P)

Duncan (CP)

Boulaine (N)

Jackson (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Vronz (TG)

Buckley (BG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

Bush (P)

Brophy (Command Pilot)

Duncan (CP)

Boulaine (N)

Jackson (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Vronz (TG)

Buckley (BG)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Bush

Bush (P)

Boyd (Command Pilot) Col.

Duncan (CP)

Boulaine (N)

Jackson (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Vronz (TG)

Buckley (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-50613 L/A 7BS Bush Holy Joe

Bush (P)

Tavasti (Command Pilot) Maj.

Duncan (CP)

Boulaine (N)

Jackson (N2)

Rogers (B)

Ricker (R)

Desantis (E)

Brown (NG)

Vronz (TG)

Buckley (BG)

 

CREW # (as of September 17, 1944)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38292 B/A 7BS Bush

Took off from Hardstand #14 at 0645 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in 34 C Group.

Carried 24 100GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1039 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1207 hours.

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38188 H/C 7BS Bush

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush    Major damage.

Took off at 0707 hours from Hardstand #3.

Landed 1520 hours.

 

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38325 E/B Bush & Brophy       WING Weather & Monitor aircraft

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

 

November 30, 1944 44-8140 H/K Bush flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Chaff Section of 490BG

Bush (P)

Maj. Halloran (Command Pilot)