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Cliff crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #56; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29569 L/C 391BS Cliff Cock of the Sky Aborted – complete electrical system failure.

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Cliff The Dutchess

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Cliff The Uninvited (Airborne spare)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Cliff Chesty one man wounded. Plane Category E

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Cliff Patches (Aborted)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Cliff Picadilly Lucy

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29561 L/C 391BS Cliff

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Cliff; Airborne Spare

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Cliff unknown name

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #56; 391st Squadron

CLIFF JOHN W (P) (1024)                                  2 LT        391          O-808380

ZIMMERMAN ROBERT E (CP) (1024)            2 LT        391          O-817566                ???

TRUTANICH ANTHONY A (N) (1034)           2 LT        391          O-704106

TALLOCHET EDWARD L JR (B) (1035)         2 LT        391          O-698052

BROOKSHIRE LESTER E (AEG) (748)             SGT        391          34685221

HAMMOND JOHN F (ROG) (757)                    S/ SGT    391          33582165

DRAHNAK JOSEPH A (AG) (612)                   SGT        391          33245795

JACKSON MARION L S (BG) (611)                 CPL         391          17098278

MOORE WARREN E (BG) (611)                        S/SGT     391          36179863

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29569 L/C 391BS Cliff Cock of the Sky

Was to fly position 4-3 in Low Squadron, but aborted prior to target at 0812 hours at 18,300 feet over the French coast due to complete electrical system failure.

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

No sortie.

Cliff, J. W. (P)

Zimmerman R. E. (CP)

Tallichet, E. L. (B)

Hammond, J. F. (R)

Brookshire, L. E. (E)

Jackson, M. L. S. (BG)

Moore, W. E. (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak, J. A. (G)

Ingrouille, R. L. (G) (from crew, #57, Bower)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Cliff

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #56, 391st Squadron

Cliff, J. W. (P)                        OK

Zimmerman R. E. (CP)          OK

Stutts, C. B. (N)                    Hosp.

Tallichet, E. L. (B)                 OK

Hammond, J. F. (R)               OK

Brookshire, L. E. (E)             OK

Harris, E. L. (NG)                  OK

Moore, W. E. (TG)               OK

Jackson, M. L. S. (BG)         OK

Brahnak, J. A. (G)                 OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Cliff The Dutchess

Took off at 0506 hours.             

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0920 hours from 18,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1108 hours.

Control cables erratic. Inspected and checked OK.

Cliff, J. W. (P)

Zimmerman, R. F. (CP)

Tallichet, E. L. (B)

Hammond, K. F. (R)

Brookshire, L. E. (E)

Jackson, M. L. S. (BG)

Moore, W. E. (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak, J. A. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94762 B/F 391BS Cliff The Uninvited

Took off at 0856 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare and took up position 2-2 in High Squadron when Runyan and Thrun aborted from that squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1359 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1614 hours.

Navigator's free air temperature inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Noulett (N) (from crew #63)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Cliff Chesty

Took off at 0740 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no drop report.

Major damage reported.

Brookshire was wounded. His helmet was shot off but he only required two stitches in his neck.

Landed 1700 hours.

#4 supercharger out; Elevator & aileron trim tabs out. Inspected and being repaired. 

Extensive flak damage: Right landing gear tire flat; holes in waist, wings, elevator surfaces, horizontal stabilizer, flight deck and #4 engine.

16 holes in #4 engine. 14 holes in the nose of the ship. Right wing had flak holes and blown tire. Fuel cell damaged.

To Sub-Depot for repair. Declared Category E, but was repaired.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N) (apparently the new navigator as he is not shown as an add on)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)                       WIA

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Cliff Patches

Took off at 0750 hours.

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

Aborted because #1 engine cut out.

Landed 0901 hours.

No Sortie.

#1 engine cut out. Inspected and being repaired.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Hammond (R)

Maddox (E) (from crew #64)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29518 L/H 391BS Cliff Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0241 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in 3rd Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Aborted when #4 engine failed. Engine being changed.

Landed 0635 hours.

Cliff, J. W. (P)                        2 Lt

Zimmerman, R. E. (CP)         2 Lt

Tallichet, E. L. (B)                 2 Lt

Given, R. J. (E)                      S/Sgt

Hammond, J. W. (R)             S/Sgt

Drahnak, J. (AG)                   S/Sgt

Harris, E. L. (G)                     S/Sgt

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

Moore, W. E. (G)                  S/Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29561 L/C 391BS Cliff

Took off at 1701 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Aborted due to radio out and weather.

Landed 2004 hours at A.B.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Stutts (N)

Deaver (E) (from crew #45)

Hammond (R)

Harris, E. L. (G)

Drahnak (G)

Jackson (G)

Moore (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Cliff; Airborne Spare

Took off at 1713 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Slight damage reported.

Landed at Little Waldon.

Cliff (P)

Presh (CP) (an add on from crew #63)

Stutts (N)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Given (E) (an add on from crew #63)

Drahnak (G)

Jackson (G)

Moore (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52752 L/E 391BS Cliff unknown name

Took off at 0416 hours.

Flew position 3-3 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 1052 hours.

Cliff (P)

Zimmerman (CP)

Tallichet (B)

Hammond (R)

Brookshire (E)

Jackson (BG)

Moore (TG)

Harris, E. L. (NG)

Drahnak (G)

 

NOTES: By June 22, 1944, Cliff was replaced as pilot of crew #56 by Nigg.

Cliff became the Co-pilot on the Baker crew, #64, swapping places with Nigg who had been the Baker crew co-pilot)

See Nigg to continue this crew’s record.