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Daniels crew

 

Bill Fandel flew as the extra man with this crew on the flight to England.

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #59; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Daniels The Dutchess

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels  Slight damage.

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94794 B/I 391BS Daniels Bachelorís Baby

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52768 E/K 391BS Daniels

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Daniels

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94818 E/B 391BS Daniels Captain John Silver

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Daniels Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

 

CREW #90; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Daniels Smitty

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Daniels Four-Five Time

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Daniels The Uninvited          Aborted - #2 prop ranaway

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #59; 391st Squadron

DANIELS CHARLES S (P) (1024)                      2 LT        391          O-808387

BAGUS WILLIAM J (CP) (1024)                       2 LT        391          O-701853

WENDER MORRIS S (N) (1034)                        2 LT        391          O-703911

TERRY WILBERT S JR (B) (1035)                     F/O         391          T-123254

McLENNON KENNETH M JR (AEG) (748)     S/SGT     391          34261874

COLETTA LEONARD L (ROG) (757)               SGT        391          6787652

BRANNAN CHARLES F (AG) (612)                 SGT        391          13076275

BENNETT HENRY H (BG) (748)                        SGT        391          34625614

IVERSON EDWARD J JR (BG) (748)                SGT        391          31259905

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94861 L/B 391BS Daniels The Dutchess

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the airfield at Gourney at 0927 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Aileron control is sluggish. Inspected and repaired.

Daniels, C. S. (P)

Bagus, W. J. (CP)

Terry, W. S. (B)

Coletta, L. L. (R)

McLennan, K. M. (E)

Wiley, E. A. (BG)

Iverson, E. J. (TG)

Bennett, H. H. (NG)

Brannan, C. F. (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 24, 1944 Daniels

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #59, 391st Squadron

Daniels, C. S. (P)†††††††††††††††††† OK

Bagus, W. J. (CP)†††††††††††††††† OK

Wender, M. S. (N)††††††††††††††† OK

Terry, W. S. (B)††††††††††††††††††† OK

Coletta, L. L. (R)†††††††††††††††††† OK

McLennan, K. M. (E)†††††††††† OK

Bennett, H. H. (NG)††††††††††††† OK

Iverson, E. J. (TG)††††††††††††††† OK

Wiley, E. A. (BG)††††††††††††††††† OK

Brannan, C. F. (G)†††††††††††††††† OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0503 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0919 hours from 18,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1108 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and to be replaced.

Daniels, C. S. (P)

Bagus, W. S. (CP)

Terry, W. S. (B)

Coletta, L. L. (R)

McLennon, K. M. (E)

Wiley, E. A. (BG)

Iverson, E. J. (TG)

Bennett, H. H. (NG)

Brannan, C. F. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0828 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1609 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0743 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 22,300 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1715 hours.

#2 generator out; #3 turbosupercharger out; #2 engine tach. Out; #4 booster pump out. Inspected and being repaired.

Slight damage: to nose wheel.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Wender (N)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Delinett (NG)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† May 30, 1944 44-40438 Daniels

Took off at 1721 hours on a flight to Honington.

No landing time given. (unless a note of May 31, 1939 hours is the landing time, but that would have to be with a different pilot.)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94794 B/I 391BS Daniels Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0751 hours.

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1219 hours.

Extractor switch broken on right nose gun. Replaced.

#1 Generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Schaber (N) (from crew #66)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40443 D/H scheduled for Daniels but replaced

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0616 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1234 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

McLennon (E)

Coletta (R)

Iverson (BG)

Brannon (NG)

Bennett (TG)

Wiley (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52768 E/K 391BS Daniels

Took off at 1711 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2040 hours from 19,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 0613 hours on June 8th. Must have landed somewhere else first.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Sawtell (N) (from crew #61)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (G)

Iverson (G)

Brannon (G)

Bennett (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off 0416 hours.

Flew position 2-2 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 at 1045 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coiletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannon (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Daniels

Took off at 0320 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0755 hours from 20,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0929 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannon (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0456 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1153 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Culetta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannon (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1808 hours.

Was to fly position 3-3 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No battle damage report.

Aborted - mechanical.

Landed 2107 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94818 E/B 391BS Daniels Captain John Silver

Took off at 1453 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-20 and a K-24 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1914 hours from 20,000 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2148 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Daniels Rough House Kate

Took off at 1622 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission in Low Squadron taking the place of Holmes, who aborted. (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,400 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2230 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Brannan (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Wiley (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Crow's Nest scheduled for Daniels, but replaced

Mission #23 June 23, 1944 44-40443 D/H 391BS Daniels Jerk's Berserk

Took off at 1628 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2117 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1025 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349/30 hours from 21,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1514 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

West (R) (from Crew #55)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Took off at 0555 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911/45 hours from 23,450 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1016 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0436 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0815/15 hours from 22,800 feet.

Minor flak damage reported.

Landed 0911 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Gombert (N) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Took off at 0452 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. 1 6 hour, 11 144 hour delayed fuse. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Jettisoned all bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 0934 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† July 13, 1944 42-94766 L/F Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1424 hours.

Landed 1538 hours.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† July 14, 1944 42-94766 L/F Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1023 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1313 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 16,200 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1040 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0545 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0920 hours from 23,490 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1147 hours.

One oxygen mask went bad. Had another.

#1 & #4 generators inoperative. Inspected and replaced.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0612 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on an unidentified marshalling yard at 1052 hours from 22,900 feet. Reported hits.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Landed 1314 hours.

Tail turret mike switch out. Inspected and repaired.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 1009 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1456 hours.

Nose free air temperature gauge.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Gombert (N)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Took off at 0800 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1039 hours from 11,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1252 hours.

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Curusis (N)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Wiley (BG)

Iverson (TG)

Bennett (NG)

Brannan (G)

 

CREW #90; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

†††††††††† †††(N)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Wiley (BG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Braveman (N) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Daniels (P)

Bagus (CP)

Doppelt (N) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Daniels Crow's Nest

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Daniels Smitty

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Beall (N)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Daniels Undecided

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

Papaleo (Photographer)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Daniels Four-Five Time

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Daniels The Uninvited 

Took off at 0625 hours.

Was to fly position 3-1 in Lead Squadron, but aborted.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Aborted - #2 prop ran away.

Landed 1042 hours.

Daniels (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Terry (B)

Coletta (R)

McLennon (E)

Bennett (NG)

Iverson (TG)

Brannan (G)