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Erwin crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #67; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Erwin Tommy Thumper II

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94879 B/D 391BS Erwin Collapsible Susie

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin     Slight damage, one crewmember wounded.

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Erwin The Uninvited

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Erwin Boots

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Irwin (or Erwin) Boots

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 391BS Erwin Cokey Flo

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40267 B/A 391BS Irwin (or Erwin)

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Erwin Crow's Nest

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose (deputy lead)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Erwin Holy Joe

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-50585 L/D Erwin (Weather ship)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Erwin (deputy lead)

 

CREW #87; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose (deputy lead)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40438 D/C 391BS Erwin unknown name (lead)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Erwin This Above All

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #67; 391st Squadron

ERWIN ELDON E (P) (1024)                               1 LT        391          O-664385

SOROLLE JOHN R (CP) (1024)                          2 LT        391          O-817541

GOMBERT DIRK (N) (1034)                               2 LT        391          O-703727

JONES ROY O JR (B) (1035)                               2 LT        391          O-697775

LAMAR HORACE B (AEG) (748)                     S/SGT     391          34720250

O’LEARY JAMES T (ROG) (757)                      S/SGT     391          11081665

WARNER LLOYD D (AG) (612)                        SGT        391          36594122

BABCOCK LAWRENCE W (BG) (748)            SGT        391          37507630

BLAGRAVE HUBERT L (BG) (611)                   SGT        391          37199499

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94771 L/N scheduled for Erwin, but replaced.

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Erwin Tommy Thumper II

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0923 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

#1 Prop control switch sticks; #4 turbo-supercharger 5" M.P. less than others at altitude. Top turret lens vibrate loose causing improper sighting. Inspected and repaired.

Erwin, E. E. (P)

Scholle, J. R. (CP)

Noullet, W. L. (N) (from crew #63)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary, J. T. (R)

Lamar, H. B. (E)

Babcock, L. W. (BG)

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)

Warner, L. D. (NG)

Clausen, A. G. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Erwin

Crew Status Report 1700 hours

Crew #67, 391st Squadron

Erwin, E. E. (P)                      OK

Scholle, J. R. (CP)                 OK

Gombert, D. (N)                    OK

Jones, R. O. (B)                     OK

O'Leary, J. T. (R)                   OK

Lamar, H. B. (E)                     OK

Warner, L. D. (NG)               OK

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)             OK

Babcock, L. W. (BG)            OK

Clausen, A. C. (G)                OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0504 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target from 18,500 feet. No time report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1106 hours.

Erwin, E. E. (P)

Scholle, J. R. (CP)

Schaber, F. (N) (from crew #66)

Jones, R. D. (B)

O'Leary, J. T. (R)

Lamar, H. B. (E)

Babcock, L. W. (BG)

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)

Warner, L. D. (NG)

Clausen, B. C. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94879 B/D 391BS Erwin Collapsible Susie

Took off at 0827 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1609 hours.

#3 Tachometer out; Prop and cowl flap control switch stuck. Inspected and repaired.

Erwin (P)

Scholle (CP)

Schaber (N) (from crew #66)

Jones (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin    

Took off at 0740 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

One crewmember, the Bombardier, was wounded.

Landed 1631 hours.

Extensive flak damage: to #2 engine, fuel cell #3, extensive damage to airplane. To Sub-depot for repair.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Wilson (N) (from another crew)

Jones (B)                               WIA

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Clausen (G)

 

                     May 30, 1944 42-94883 B/N Erwin The Hit Parade

Took off at 1606 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1726 hours.

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Erwin The Uninvited

Took off at 0748 hours.

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1228 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Pelley (B) (from crew #55)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Erwin Boots

Took off at 0239 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in 3rd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1047 hours.

Erwin, E. E. (P)                      1 Lt
Scholle, J. R. (CP)                 2 Lt

Gombert, D. (N)                    2 Lt

O’Leary, J. J. (R)                   T/Sgt

Lamar, H. B. (E)                     T/Sgt

Babcock, L. W. (BG)            S/Sgt

Blagrave, H. L. (TG)             S/Sgt

Warner, L. D. (NG)               S/Sgt

Clausen, A. C. (G)                S/Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Irwin (or Erwin) Boots

Took off at 1700 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2036 hours from 14,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Lamar (E)

O’Leary (R)

Warner (G)

Clausen (G)

Babcock (G)

Blagrave (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off 0415 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned 12 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1104 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Pelley (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0321 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 100 lb bombs, including 3 6 hr., 2 12 hr., 1 36 hr., & 4 72 hr. delayed action bombs. Dropped 10 bombs on secondary target. Hit runway South.

Jettisoned the 10 delayed action bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0936 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Combert (N)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

                       June 17, 1944 44-40420 Erwin (spelled Irwin)

Took off at 1517 hours for local flight to Wharton.

No landing time shown.

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 0454 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0916 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1152 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94771 L/N 391BS Erwin

Took off at 1806 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped at 2110 hours from 22,500 feet. Basically jettisoned the load. Did not know where the bombs dropped.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2221 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94818 E/B scheduled for Erwin but replaced

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 391BS Erwin Cokey Flo

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Flew the mission, probably in High Squadron, which had three aborts.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,000 feet

No damage reported.

Landed 1014 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Jones, R. (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40267 B/A 391BS Erwin

Took off at 1625 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2058 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Jones, R. (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

                       June 25, 1944 44-40458 Erwin Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 1815 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1830 hours.

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Erwin Crow's Nest

Took off at 1522 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2012 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Gombert (N)

Jones, R. (B)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose (deputy lead)

Took off at 0542 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911/30 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1027 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Topping (N) (from crew #65)

Alder (N) (a write-in)

O’Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

Sooves (position not given)              Lt.

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

Took off at 0425 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped 12 bombs on the Primary at 0815 hours from 23,000 feet. Jettisoned 8 bombs that had hung up.

Minor flak damage reported.

Landed 0920 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Topping (N2) (from crew #65)

Alder (N) (a write-in)

Jones, R. (B)

Browne (R) (a write-in)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

                       July 14, 1944 44-40323 L/N Erwin Sunshine Rose

Took off at 1259 hours for a local flight (practice bombing)

Landed 1426 hours.

 

                       July 17, 1944 44-40323 L/N Erwin

Took off at 1809 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2102 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Erwin Holy Joe

Took off at 0517 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on Primary at 0839 hours from 16,000 feet.

Jettisoned 12 bombs in the channel that had hung up.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Topping (N2) (from crew #65)

Alder (N) (a write-in)

Jones, R. (B)

Browne (R) (a write-in)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

                       July 19, 1944 42-50613 L/A Erwin Holy Joe

Took off at 1627 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1832 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40323 L/N Erwin Sunshine Rose

Took off at 0956 hours on a flight to Lympie.

Landed 1514 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-50585 L/D Erwin (Weather ship)

Took off at 0420 hours.

Weather mission.

Landed 0701 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40323 L/N 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

Took off at 1004 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1459 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Noulette (N) (a write-in)

Alder (N) (a write-in)

Jones, R. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Erwin (deputy lead)

Took off at 0756 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 11,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1255 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Noullet (N2) (a write-in)

Alder (N) (a write-in)

Jones, R. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Bell (E) (a write-in)

Babcock (BG)

Blagrave (TG)

Warner (NG)

Clausen (G)

 

CREW #87; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Alder (N)

Noullet (N)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Blagrave (TG)

Babcock (BG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose (deputy lead)

Took off at 1555 hours.

Landed 2131 hours.

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Alder (N)

Noullet (N)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Blagrave (TG)

Babcock (BG)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40438 D/C 391BS Erwin unknown name (lead)

Erwin (P)
Crabtree (Command Pilot)

Scholle (CP)

Alder (N)

Noullet (N)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Babcock (TG)

Clausen (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Erwin This Above All

Erwin (P)
Scholle (CP)

Alder (N)

Noullet (N)

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Blagrave (TG)

Babcock (BG)

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Erwin Sunshine Rose

Erwin (P)

Eaton (Command Pilot)       Col.
Scholle (CP)

Alder (N)

Ackerman (N)                       Capt.

Jones, R. O. (B)

O'Leary (R)

Lamar (E)

Warner (NG)

Blagrave (TG)

Babcock (BG)

 

B-24J 44-40323 L/C Sunshine Rose Missing in Action Flak believed near Nanteuill. Received direct flak hit in the bomb bay. Plane pulled out of formation in a 45 degree glide. It leveled off at about 10,000 feet, made a 180 degree turn to the right and started to climb. Plane appeared to stall and entered another downward glide, seemingly still under control. One chute was positively seen and possibly another. Crashed at Malmmedy. Group Operations Officer, Col Eaton was lost in this plane flying as mission's Command Pilot. With 391BS. Pilot: Erwin. Missing Air Crew Report # 7877.

KIA ERWIN ELDON E (P)                                  CAPT         391      O-664385        FORT WORTH TX                      22

??? SCHOLLE JOHN R (CP)                               2 LT            391      O-817541                                                                23

KIA ALDER HERBERT P (N)                            2 LT            391      O-703918        CA                                                  18

POW JONES ROY O JR (B)                                2 LT            391      O-697775        AL                                                  14

POW LAMAR HORACE B (TT)                       T/SGT        391      34720250        PONTOTAC MS                          23

KIA O'LEARY JAMES A (R)                             T/SGT        391      11081665        MN                                                 21

POW BLAGRAVE HUBERT L (WG)                S/SGT         391      37199499        KANSAS CITY MO                    23

EVD BABCOCK LAWRENCE W (TG)             S/SGT         391      37507630        KANSAS CITY MO                    22

KIA WARNER LLOYD D (NG)                         S/SGT         391      36594122        DETROIT MI                                23

KIA EATON JOSEPH J L (Com P)                    LT COL      HQ      O-023265        AL                                                  8

POW ACKERMAN HARRY (GpN)                  MAJ           HQ      O-434658                                                                1

 

ALDER HERBERT G is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

EATON JOSEPH J JR is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.

ERWIN ELDON E is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, B-13-31.

O’LEARY JAMES is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery.