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Cook crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #2, 4th Squadron (as of May 13, 1944)

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94775 D/V 4BS Cook unknown name

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Cook unknown name (lead) (taking over the Heath crew #13)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94849 L/J 4BS Cook Maid of Fury

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Cook War Eagle

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29567 D/B Bambi (scheduled for Cook but replaced)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40454 E/G 4BS Cook Betta Duck

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38325 E/B Iverson & Cook     Weather and Monitor aircraft

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

May 13, 1944 Special Order #99, par. 3 & 4

Capt Charles Cook, O-696217, 4th Sq., is assigned to Crew #2, Gray, as new Pilot making Crew #2 the Cook crew.

1 Lt Warren E Gray, O-725287, is relieved from Crew #2 and assigned to 391st Sq, Crew #54, Ray, as CP.

 

CREW #2, 4th Squadron (as of May 13, 1944)

COOK, CHARLES (P) (1024)                              CAPT     4              O-415441                (corrected, see below)

LUNDEEN RALPH J (CP) (1024)                       1 LT        4              O-1101933

BRAEGER ROBERT W (N) (1034)                     2 LT        4              O-703087

HARTMAN MERLEAR (B) (1035                     2 LT        4              O-688186

MAYER NORMAN L (AEG) (748)                    SGT        4              39556641

PETERMAN CLARENCE T (ROG) (757)          S/SGT     4              36292956

ATWATER VERNON E (AG) (612)                  S/SGT     4              11998301

HARSTERS FREDERICK W (BG) (611)           CPL         4              20234730

BRADY JOHN W (BG) (612)                              CPL         4              33303802

 

May 18, 1944, Special Order #104, par. 3

Par. 3, SO #99 is amended to read, Capt Charles Cook, O-415441.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0539 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0857 hours from 15,000 feet.

"Bombs hit in compass area W of workshops." Cloud of smoke after leaving target."

Weather: "Hazy, 3/10 target area - visibility about 5 miles - low scattered."

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Meyer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Cook

Crew Status Report at 1700 hours.

Crew #2; 4th Squadron

Cook, C. (P)                           OK

Lundeen, R. (CP)                  OK

Braeger, R. (N)                      OK

Hartman, M. (B)                    OK

Peterman, C. (R)                    OK

Meyer, N. (E)                        OK

Marsters, F. (NG)                 OK

Atwater, V. (TG)                   OK

Brady, J. (BG)                        OK

Bracken, E. (G)                      OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0512 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1049 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0842 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1354 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1612 hours.

#3 cylinder temperature gauge out; #4 manifold pressure leak; #2 generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 1022 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1503 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1804 hours.

#2 cylinder head temperature gauge out. Inspected and repaired.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Breager (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Marsters (NG)

Brackeen (G)

 

                     May 29, 1944 41-29566 D/? Cook War Eagle

Took off at 1512 hours on a local flight.

No landing time recorded that day.

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94775 D/V 4BS Cook unknown name

Took off at 0702 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1109 hours from 22,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1311 hours.

#1 & #2 oil temperature gauge inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Belt feed lever on left Emerson turret nose gun broken. Replaced.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Brady (BG)

Atwater (TG)

Brackeen (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 0232 hours.

Flew 2-1 in 4th Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1056 hours.

Flight indicator lags; #1, 2, 3 &4 generators out; #4 prop governor inoperative. Inspected and being repaired.

Cook, C. (P)                           Capt.

Lundeen, R. S. (CP)              1 Lt

Hartman, M. R. (B)               2 Lt

Mayer, N. L. (E)                    S/Sgt

Peterman, C. T. (R)               S/Sgt

Atwater, V. E. (AG)              S/Sgt

Brackeen, E. J. (G)                Sgt

Marsters, F. W. (G)              Sgt

Brady, S. W. (G)                   Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29567 D/B 4BS Cook Bambi

Took off at 1650 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report due to landing away from base.

Landed 0030 hours June 8th, at Tuddenham.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Hartman (B)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Brady (G)

Brackeen (G)

Marsters (G)

Atwater (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Cook unknown name (lead) (taking over the Heath crew #13)

Took off at 0425 hours

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Returned all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1031 hours.

Cook (P) (taking over as pilot of the Heath crew #13, 4th Squadron)

Crabtree (command Pilot)

Bowen (CP)

Gellatti (N)

Gotterman (N2)

Deering (B)

Taylor (R)

Seamons (E)

Bland (NG)

Birko (TG)

Abraham (BG) (from crew #1)

Crews (G)

 

                       June 12, 1944 42-94849 L/J Cook

Took off at 1612 hours on local flight to pick up a ship somewhere but could not make out the name.

Landed 1733 hours, but the returning plane could be 42-29567.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94849 L/J 4BS Cook Maid of Fury

Took off at 1653 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 17,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2249 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Mayer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Cook War Eagle

Took off at 0448 hours.

Originally scheduled to be an Airborne spare, but took Johanson's place prior to take-off.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1135 hours.

Cook (P)

Lundeen (CP)

Braeger (N)

Peterman (R)

Meyer (E)

Marsters (NG)

Atwater (TG)

Brady (BG)

Bracken (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-29567 D/B Bambi (scheduled for Cook but replaced)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40454 E/G 4BS Cook Betta Duck

Took off at 1842 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned the bombs in error at 2058 hours from 22,560 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2212 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

                       June 25, 1944 44-40438 D/M Cook unknown name

Took off at 1500 hours on a flight to Loympwo. (could be spelled wrong)

Landed 2039 hours.

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38325 E/B Iverson & Cook     Weather and Monitor aircraft

 

43-392___8  No missions with 34BG  (complete serial number not readable)

B17G-105-BO ?

Flown back to the US by the Cook crew #26-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1530.

Cook, Charles                                       Major     O-415441                Pilot                        2161

Bailey, Ernest A. Jr.                             2Lt          O-823239                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Dornblaser, Fred D.                             2Lt          O-2077552              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Friendlander, Henry                             2Lt          O-2000244              Bomb                      1035

Masson, Alexander F.                         Sgt          42017581                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Beamer, Richard P.                               Sgt          32928645                Engr                        748

Farmer, Frank L.                                    Sgt          39282170                Gunner                   611

Bacon, Garland L.                                 Sgt          39476281                Gunner                   611

Fogarty, Leo W.                                   Sgt          39141698                Gunner                   611

Goldberger, Sidney                              Pfc          32883126                Gunner                   683

Boardman, Robert                                F/O         T-6683                    Passenger              1091          B-17 Pilot

Applegate, Ralph M.                           Sgt          35553394                Passenger              657

Danks, Robert L.                                  S/Sgt      37309828                Passenger              826

Lebrun, Reno A.                                   Pfc          31016699                Passenger              941

Tilgner, David H.                                  Sgt          17030624                Passenger              911

Golden, Robert J.                                  S/Sgt      16047946                Passenger              747

Thomas, Millard F.                               Sgt          35427744                Passenger              901 ORD

Cadau, Frank J.                                     Cpl          33485879                Passenger              901 ORD

Cassell, Albert J.                                  Cpl          35629430                Passenger              901 ORD

Fox, James E.                                         Sgt          36634930                Passenger              511          Armorer ORD