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Coupland crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #37; 18th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94890 L/J 18BS Coupland Chesty (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Coupland

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29561 L/C 18BS Coupland

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Coupland Boots

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40436 L/O 18BS Coupland Nancy

 

CREW #64; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Coupland Generator Jennie

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50585 L/D 18BS Coupland

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

 

CREW #64; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38419 E/E 18BS Coupland

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8283 B/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced, or WAS it. Two crews cannot fly 43-38419)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland (Photographer T/Sgt Shepherd G. Litsey 18180011 Lightly Wounded in Action and sent to 65th General Hospital.)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Coupland

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced.)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland         

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Coupland

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #37; 18th Squadron

COUPLAND THOMAS D (P) (1024)                1 LT        18            O-726577

ROBINSON LEROY S JR (CP) (1024)                2 LT        18            O-818753

LEVI MYRON B (N) (1034)                                 2 LT        18            O-703102

McNEILL HOBARD R (B) (1035)                      F/O         18            T-123253

JARDEN JAMES W (AEG) (748)                      S/SGT     18            38412904

HICKS CARL K (ROG) (757)                              S/SGT     18            34509352

ROSENZWEIG MORRIS (AG) (612)                 SGT        18            12126978

ZAPACH MICHAEL (BG) (748)                        SGT        18            32764756

BURNETT ROBERT C (BG) (611)                      SGT        18            34012755

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0544 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0858 hours from 14,500 feet.

"1st stick hit 1st building. 2nd stick hit 2nd building. Lead ship hit 1st building. Some bombs over target and to left."

No damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan  (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenzweig (BG)

Walls (G)

Levi (N) (an add on) Lt.

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0929 hours from 21,000 feet.

Landed 1048 hours.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

McNeill, R. B. (B)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 Coupland

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #37, 18th Squadron

Coupland (P) 1 Lt OK

Robinson (CP) 2 Lt OK

Levi (N) 2 Lt OK

McNeill (B) F/O OK

Hicks (R) S/Sgt OK

Jordan (E) S/Sgt OK

Zapach (NG) Sgt OK

Burnett (TG) Sgt OK

Rosenzweig (BG) Sgt OK

Wells (G) Sgt OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0919 hours from 17,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94890 L/J 18BS Coupland Chesty (Airborne spare returned early)

Took off at 1045 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew as Airborne spare. Returned early when unneeded.

Turned back at 1302 hours at 17,000 feet at position 5237-0309.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1345 hours.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (TT)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0749 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 21,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1639 hours.

#2 cylinder head temperature inoperative; #2 generator inoperative; #3 tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Coupland, T. D. (P)

Robinson, L. S. (CP)

Levi, M. B. (N)

Hicks, C. K. (R)

Jordan, J. W. (E)

Zapach, M. (NG)

Burnett, R. C. (TG)

Rosenzweig, M. (BG)

Wells, D. S. (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0656 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1108 hours from 22,900 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1257 hours.

#3 tachometer inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1602 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-1 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 2222 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zopach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Coupland

Took off at 0615 hours from Hardstand #16.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1217 hours.

#1 Generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Jordan (E)

Hicks (R)

Rosenweig (BG)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29561 L/C 18BS Coupland

Took off at 1708 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2142 hours from 20,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed at Nilcen Hall.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (G)

Wells (G)

Zapach (G)

Burnett (G)

 

June 11, 1944 42-52770 Coupland

Took off at 1105 hours for Debach.

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary. No time or altitude recorded. Jettisoned 7 bombs. Brought back 2 bombs. No report on the others.

No damage reported.

Landed 1130 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 (no plane) Coupland

Ground spare crew.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1633 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 17,800 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2256 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Steiner (N) (from Crew #53)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1752 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage report.

Landed at Raydon.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1442 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2147 hours.

Coupland (P)

Westman (CP) (a write-in)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

NOTE: Radio Operator Hicks was KIA on 20 June 1944.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29599 L/B 18BS Coupland Boots

Took off at 0431 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0818 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1008 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Sturdivan (R) (a write-in)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1545 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 19,600 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2231 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Maddux (N) (from crew #52)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0542 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1205 hours.

Interphone system out. Inspected and repaired.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Colley (N) (from crew #50)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1013 hours.

Flew position 3-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote. (possibly moved to position 3-1 when Gardner aborted)

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1446 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Edwards (N) (a write in)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zarach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1701 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 23,400 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 2138 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94815 B/B Coupland Frivolous Sal

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1004 hours.

Was to fly position 3-2 in Low Squadron, B Group but could not reach the formation.

Joined the 490BG formation and bombed with them.

Landed 1504 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

Babcock (N) (a write in)

McNeill (B)

Hicks (R)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Coupland Frivolous Sal

Took off at 1646 hours.

Was to fly position 4-3 in High Squadron, but Aborted due to #1 engine out.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1845 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

Bailey (R) (a write-in)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Took off at 0504 hours.

Flew position 2-3, in C Group, flying as Low Squadron in 93 B Wing with 493rd C Group

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base as Mission was Recalled.

Carried a camera.

No battle damage.

Landed 0955 hours.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R) (a write-in)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40436 L/O 18BS Coupland Nancy

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 16 250 lb bombs and 4 M-17 bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0916 hours.

Oxygen regulator out in top turret. Inspected and replaced.

Right booster motor out on tail turret. Replaced.

Coupland (P)

Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R) (a write-in)

Jordan (E)

Rosenweig (BG)

Burnett (TG)

Zapach (NG)

Wells (G)

 

CREW #64; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

(N)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Coupland unknown name

Took off at 0930 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 23,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1546 hours.

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

Woodrich (N)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Coupland Generator Jennie

Took off at 1547 hours.

Aborted with #2 engine out.

Landed 1705 hours.

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

Woodrich (N) (a write-in)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50585 L/D 18BS Coupland

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

Wells (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Coupland Rough House Kate (Major battle damage)

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

CREW #64; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Coupland (P)
Robinson (CP)

Priddy (N)

McNeill (B)

English (R)

Jordan (E)

Zapach (NG)

Burnett (TG)

Rosenweig (BG)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38419 E/E 18BS Coupland

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8283 B/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced, or WAS it. Two crews cannot fly 43-38419)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland (Photographer T/Sgt Shepherd G. Litsey 18180011 Lightly Wounded in Action and sent to 65th General Hospital.)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Coupland

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced.)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Coupland           Major damage.

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38392 B/E 18BS Coupland