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Dean Crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28884 E/D 7BS Dean Shadrach (#1)

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C Dean(Airborne spare) (incorrectly shown on one document as 767)
Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94796 L/Q 7BS Dean Me Worry?

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94818 E/B 7BS Dean Captain John Silver         Major damage.

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Dean Chesty

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS Dean

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94893 D/E 7BS Dean Hellís Belle (Aborted - Engine problems)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40482 B/M Dean unknown name (ground spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94849 L/J 7BS Dean  Ditched in the Channel (see below)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean (Airborne spare)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean (Airborne spare) (Bombs released prematurely)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94930 E/O Dean

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 18BS Dean The Wrangler

 

CREW #43; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Dean Crow's Nest

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Dean The Paper Doll

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Dean Cokey Flo

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94879 E/X 7BS Dean Collapsible Susie

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 7BS Dean Four-Five Time

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40454 E/B 7BS Dean Betta Duck

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40320 B/D 7BS Dean Generator Jennie

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29564 B/R 7BS Dean

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron

DEAN DAVID R (P) (1024)                                 2 LT        7              O-742071

FERRIS HARRY C JR (CP) (1024)                      2 LT        7              O-687021

PALMER KENNETH W (N) (1034)                   2 LT        7              O-814392

LECKENBY STEPHEN D (B) (1035)                  2 LT        7              O-755027

HOLT LESLIE C (AEG) (748)                              S/SGT     7              14162069

MAURER RAYMOND G (ROG) (757)              S/SGT     7              36283677

MILLER ELWYN W (AG) (612)                         SGT        7              16134723

GIBSON WILLIAM G (BG) (748)                       SGT        7              32711948

HAYES CLIFFORD T (BG) (748)                       SGT        7              19102963

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 13 1944 Special Order #99, par. 8

2 Lt Richard E Nelson, O-697777 is relieved from Crew #64 and is assigned to 7th Sq., Crew #32.

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 14, 1944 Special Order #100, par. 4 & 5

Special Order #99, par. 8 is revoked.

2 Lt Richard E Nelson, O-697777 is relieved from Crew #64. (and from Crew32.)

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28884 E/D 7BS Dean Shadrach (#1)

Took off at 0532 hours from Hardstand #3.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron. Probably actually flew position 3-2.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Made runs at 0857 hours and 0913 hours but did not drop bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

"Middle building hit next to road. 3rd building."

No damage reported.

Landed 1201 hours.

Navigatorís light out. Inspected and repaired.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes

Miller

Gibson

Hayes

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94787 D/C Dean(incorrectly shown on one document as 767)
Took off at 0527 hours.

Few as Airborne spare.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Returned early and brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 0940 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Gibson (NG)

Miller (TG)

Kordes (BG)

Hayes (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 24, 1944 Dean

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Crew #32, 7th Squadron

Dean, D. R. (P)††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Lt†††††††† OK

Ferris, H. C. (CP)†††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Palmer, K. W. (N)†††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Leckenby, S. D. (B)††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Maurer, R. G. (R)††††††††††††††††† T/Sgt††††† OK

Holt L. C. (E)†††††††††††††††††††††††† T/Sgt††††† OK

Gibson, W. G. (NG)††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

Miller, E. W. (TG)†††††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

Kordes, L. P. (BG)††††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

Hayes, C. T. (G)††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94796 L/Q 7BS Dean Me Worry?

Took off at 1043 hours from Hardstand #21.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 20,050 feet.

Reported slight damage. Flak severed 2 wires.

Landed 1753 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Lackinby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Gibson (NG)

Miller (BG)

Kordes (TG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94818 E/B 7BS Dean Captain John Silver

Took off at 0736 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 21,750 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1643 hours.

Extensive flak damage: to entire fuselage, right wing, right rudder, bulkhead, station 6.0,  rear bomb control cables. To Sub-depot for repairs.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Gibson (NG)

Miller (BG)

Kordes (TG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Dean Chesty

Took off at 0756 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1240 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Gibson (NG)

Miller (BG)

Kordes (TG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0622 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1219 hours.

Oxygen leak. Inspected and repaired.

Dean, D. R. (P)

Ferris, H. C. (CP)

Leckenby, S. D. (B)

Holt, Leslie C. (E)

Maurer, R. C. (R)

Miller, F. W. (G)

Gibson, W. C. (G)

Hayes, C. T. (G)

Kordes, L. P. (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 1707 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage report.

Landed 2352 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Holt (E)

Maurer (R)

Miller (G)

Hayes (G)

Gibson (G)

Kordes (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52751 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0446 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in 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 1036 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Leckenby (B)

Mayer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (G)

Miller (G)

Gibson (G)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS Dean Loretta Ann

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 21,750 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1102 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Leckenby (B)

Mayer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (G)

Gibson (G)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94893 D/E 7BS Dean Hellís Belle

Took off at 0329 hours.

Was to fly position 2-3 in High Squadron, but Aborted due to engine problems.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0631 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (G)

Miller (G)

Gibson (G)

Hayes (G)

Baker (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40482 B/M Dean unknown name (ground spare)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1138 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (G)

Gibson (G)

Hayes (G)

Furr (G) (from Crew #18)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 22,750 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2104 hours.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (BG)

Miller (TG)

Gibson (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94849 L/J 7BS Dean LOST (see below)

Took off at 1537 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1943 hours from 20,500 feet.

Ditched in the English Channel.

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Maurer (R)

Holt (E)

Kordes (BG)

Miller (TG)†††††††††††† (Apparently wasn't on this mission after all.)

Gibson (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

B-24H 42-94849 L/J  Maid Of Fury Missing in Action in English Channel. With 7BS. Pilot: Dean.  Missing Air Crew Report # 7372. 5 Killed in Action, 4 Returned to Duty.

RTD DEAN DAVID R (P)                                   1 LT            7          O-742071        PASADENA CA

KIA FARRIS HARRY C JR (CP)                        2 LT            7          O-683021        EL PASO TX

RTD PALMER KENNETH W (N)                     2 LT            7          O-755027

KIA LECKENBY STEPHEN D (B)                     2 LT            7          O-755027        TACOMA WA

RTD HOLT LESLIE C (TT)                                 S/SGT         7          14162069

KIA MAURER RAYMOND G (R)                     T/SGT        7          36283677        MILWAUKEE WI

RTD HAYES CLIFFORD T (WG)                      SGT            7          19102963

KIA KORDES LAWRENCE P (TG)                   S/SGT         7          15076714        WARREN OH

KIA GIBSON WILLIAM G (NG)                       S/SGT         7          32711948        BROOKLYN NY

 

GIBSON WILLIAM G is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, A-5-1. (6-25-44)

KORDES LAWRENCE P is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, F-7-81 (6-25-44)

LECKENBURY STEPHEN D is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-7-15. (6-25-44)

FERRIS HARRY C JR is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. (6-26-44)

MAURER RAYMOND G is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. (6-26-44)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0547 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,500 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 1031 hours.

Dean (P)

Harman (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Holt (E)

Riley (BG)

Stiver (TG)

Cannon (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0438 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Probably took position 2-2 in Lead Squadron when Smith aborted.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped prematurely at 0757 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 0907 hours.

Dean (P)

Harman (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Holt (E)

Riley (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Cannon (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94930 E/O Dean

Took off at 1015 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1616 hours.

Dean (P)

Harmon (CP)

Palmer (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Holt (E)

Riley (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Cannon (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2215 hours.

Dean (P)

Harmon (CP)

Palmer (N)

Mindie (B)

Davy (R)

Holt (E)

Cannon (BG)

Stiver (TG)

Pignanelli (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 17,250 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1026 hours.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP)

Palmer (N)

Nash (B)

Buckley (R)

Holt (E)

Moreny (BG)

Fisher (TG)

Peters (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0605 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0958 hours from 21,500 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1151 hours.

Dean (P)

Windsor (CP)

Palmer (N)

Nash (B)

Buckley (R)

Holt (E)

Fisher (BG)

Peters (TG)

Longhran (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94930 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0623 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped somewhere in Germany at 0948 hours from 20,500 feet.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Landed 1303 hours.

Internal failure #2 engine. Inspected and changing engine.

Dean (P)

Windsor (CP)

Palmer (N)

Nash (B)

Buckley (R)

Holt (E)

Moroney (G)

Fitzgerald (G)

Fisher (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0953 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

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

Landed 1514 hours.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP)

Palmer (N)

McClousky (B)

Bower (R)

Holt (E)

Rockey (BG)

Murray (TG)

Gray (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS Dean Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0746 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb fragmentation bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 12,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1244 hours.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP)

Palmer (N)

McClousky (B)

Bower (R)

Holt (E)

Rockey (BG)

Murray (TG)

Gray (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 18BS Dean The Wrangler

Took off at 0510 hours.

Flew position 4-3, 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.

No battle damage.

Landed 0943 hours.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP)

Palmer (N)

McClousky (B)

Bower (R)

Holt (E)

Rockey (BG)

Murphy (TG)

Gray (NG)

Hayes (G)

 

CREW #43; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Dean (P)

Ferris (CP)

Palmer (N)

Leckenby (B)

Bowers (R)

††††††††††† (E)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

††††††††††† (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Dean Crow's Nest

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0927 hours.

Gyro horizon indicator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

McCloskey (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Dean The Paper Doll

Took off at 0921 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High-High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1535 hours.

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

McCloskey (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Dean Cokey Flo

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† August 2, 1944 42-94880 E/G Dean

Took off at 1713 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2106 hours.

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94879 E/X 7BS Dean Collapsible Susie

Dean (P)

McChoe (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

McCloskey (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28820 L/L 7BS Dean Four-Five Time

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40454 E/B 7BS Dean Betta Duck

Dean (P)

Finch (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

Zumpano (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40320 B/D 7BS Dean Generator Jennie

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

Lambert (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29564 B/R 7BS Dean

Dean (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

McCloskey (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

Dean (P)

Schampaini (CP) (awrite-in)

Palmer (N)

Bowers (R)

Holt (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29564 E/O 7BS Dean

Took off at 0633 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0957 hours from 21,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1154 hours.

Dean (P)

Schipani (CP) (a write-in)

Palmer (N)

Ferguson (B) (a write-in)

Bowers (R)

Welch (E) (a write-in)

Rockey (NG)

Murray (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Hayes (G) (a write-in)

 

CREW #43; 7th Squadron (as of Sept 17, 1944)

Dean (P)

Schipani (CP)

Palmer (N)

†††††††††††† (B)

Bowers (R)

Brown (E)

Rockey (NG)

Murphy (TG)

Hayes (WG)