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Foster crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #63; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94745 D/A Foster The Bold Sea Rover (unused ground spare - Lead)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94908 E/E scheduled for Foster, but replaced.

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-28880 L/E Foster (Airborne Spare)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94787 D/C 391BS Foster

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N 391BS Foster

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (ground spare taken over by Foster)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Foster (ground spare - not used)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40323 L/A (scheduled for Foster but replaced)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Foster Off Limits

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Foster - Richie Patches

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40461 D/G Foster (ground spare)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Foster Tommy Thumper II

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Foster Boots

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Foster Crow's Nest

 

CREW #94; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Foster

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Foster

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94775 D/L 391BS Foster unknown name

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Foster Undecided

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Foster Belle of the Brawl

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Foster Four-Five Time

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-52755 D/F 391BS Foster

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40436 L/O Foster Nancy (Airborne spare)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-51209 E/Q Foster The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38059 L/M 391BS Foster

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38059 L/M 391BS Foster

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #63; 391st Squadron

FOSTER THOMAS F (P) (1024)                        2 LT        391          O-805428

BRESH PAUL E (CP) (1024)                               2 LT        391          O-806397

NOULLET WILLIAM C (N) (1034)                   2 LT        391          O-814335

CROWLEY EDWARD J (B) (1035)                    2 LT        391          O-746699

GIVEN RICHARD J (AEG) (748)                        SGT        391          39615613

MOLLICA JOHN V (ROG) (757)                        S/SGT     391          31075824

LABUDA STEVE J (AG) (612)                           SGT        391          33292773

HARRISON KENNETH R (BG) (748)                SGT        391          14187556

TRAMA JOHN L (BG) (748)                              SGT        391          16146500

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary at 0920 hours from 21,200 feet.

No damage reported.

#1 aileron tension not great enough for altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Foster, T. F. (P)

Bresh, P. E. (CP)

Crowley, E. J. (B)

Mollica, J. V. (R)

Given, R. J. (E)

Maccarani, I. (BG) (from crew 57)

Sweeney, T. H. (TG)

Harrison, K. R. (NG)

La Buda, S. J. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 Foster

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #63, 391st Squadron

Foster, T. F. (P) OK

Bresh, P. E. (CP) OK

Noullett, W. C. (N) OK

Crowley, E. J. (B) OK

Mollica, J. V. (R) OK

Given, R. J. (E) OK

Harrison, K. R. (NG) OK

Sweeney, T. H. (TG) OK

Williams, L. M. (BG) QRS (could this mean "Confined to Quarters"?)

La Buda, S. J. (G) OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Took off at 0507 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0920 hours from 18,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1103 hours.

Interphone out. Inspected and repaired.

Foster, T. F. (P)

Bresh, P. E. (CP)

Noulett, J. V. (N)

Crowley, E. J. (B)

Mollica, J. V. (R)

Given, R. J. (E)

Corbin, B. J. (BG) (from crew #60)

Sweeney, T. H. (TG)

Harrison, K. R. (NG)

La Buda, S. J. (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94890 L/J 391BS Foster Chesty

Took off at 0830 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1606 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Alsbury (BG) (from crew #64)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

La Buda (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94745 D/A Foster The Bold Sea Rover

Unused ground spare - Lead, located on Hardstand #10.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Williams (BG)

Sweeney (TG)

La Buda (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94908 E/E scheduled for Foster on Hardstand #6, but replaced.

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-28880 L/E Foster (Airborne Spare)

Took off at 0747 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew as Airborne Spare, but flew the mission when Armstrong aborted from position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary from 24,000 feet. No time given.

No damage reported.

Landed 1253 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Alsbury (BG) (from crew #64)

Sweeney (TG)

La Buda (G)

Harper (G2) From crew #64

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94787 D/C 391BS Foster

Took off at 0754 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1210 hours.

#2 & #4 Generators out; #1 Tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Alsbury (BG) (from crew #64)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

La Buda (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M 391BS Foster

Took off at (time not given)

Aircraft caught fire and returned to base.

Landed 1721 hours, then took off again in 42-94768.

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N (ground spare taken over by Foster)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94768 B/N 391BS Foster

Took off in this aircraft at 1827 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No drop report.

Aborted due to weather. Could not find the formation.

No damage report.

Landed 2006 hours at A.B.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Given (E)

Mollica (R)

Labuda (G)

Harrison (G)

Sweeney (G)

Hyman (G) (from crew #45)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Took off at 0417 hours.

Flew position 3-2 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 1049 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Brown (BG)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Foster (ground spare - not used)

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Crowley (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Alsbury (BG) (from Crew #64)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94849 L/J 391BS Foster Maid of Fury

Took off at 0323 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0758 hours from 19,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0937 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Phillips (BG) (from Crew #60)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94782 B/G 391BS Foster Off Limits

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera, taking photos at 0914 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 22,700 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Phillips (BG) (from Crew #60)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 391BS Foster - Richie Patches

Took off at 1814 hours. (The take-off and landing sheet shows the pilot as Richey with Foster written second but lined out.)

Flew position 1-3 in Group D (391st)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2103 hours from 23,000 feet.

Major battle damage reported.

Landed 2213 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40461 D/G Foster (ground spare)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 391BS Foster Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1630 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No damage reported, but lost #1 engine.

Landed 2106 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Lobuda (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Took off at 1021 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349/17 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1527 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Took off at 0551 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 23,160 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 1017 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson, E. D. (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Took off at 0429 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0916 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Took off at 0451 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0923 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Banik (R) (from Crew #64)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40284 L/J 391BS Foster Tondelayo

Took off at 0647 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a camera.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1050 hours from 19,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1308 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29599 L/B 391BS Foster Boots

Took off at 0615 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped at Riedern, 4940N-0923E, at 1052 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight damage from friendly aircraft to leading edge of left wing.

Landed 1320 hours.

#3 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noulett (N)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Took off at 1007 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1455 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson (N) (a write-in)

Woodrich (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Took off at 0802 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1253 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson (B) (a write-in)

Woodrich (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Bloom (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Foster Crow's Nest

Took off at 0544 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron on 490BG.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs at 5123N-0355E.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1012 hours.

Check rudder control cables; Pilot's mike button cut out. Inspected & repaired.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson (N) (a write-in)

Woodridge (B) (a write-in)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Blum (BG) (from Crew #57)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

CREW #94; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

(N)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Bloom (BG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40463 D/A Foster (ground spare - taken over by Harmon)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Foster

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera, sortie.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0844 hours from 19,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed at 1038 hours.

#1 & #4 generators out; #1 manifold pressure out; Interphone out. Inspected and repaired.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Bloom (BG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Foster

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Woodrich (N) (a write-in)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Bloom (BG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Foster

Took off at 1555 hours.

Landed 2134 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Woodrich (N) (a write-in)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94775 D/L 391BS Foster unknown name

Foster (P)

Sheridan (CP) (pilot of Crew #98)

Braveman (N) (from Crew #98)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Foster Undecided

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 391BS Foster Belle of the Brawl

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Woodrich (B) (a write-in)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 41-28820 L/L 391BS Foster Four-Five Time

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-52755 D/F 391BS Foster

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Woodrich (N) (a write-in)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40436 L/O Foster Nancy (Airborne spare)

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Harrison (NG)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-51209 E/Q Foster The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Clausen (NG) (a write-in)

Sweeney (TG)

Labuda (G)

 

CREW #94; 391st Squadron (as of September17, 1944)

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Noullet (N)

Wilson (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38059 L/M 391BS Foster

Took off from Hardstand #18 at 0655 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in 34 D Group.

Carried 38 100GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1040 hours from 18,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1150 hours.

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Wilson (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38059 L/M 391BS Foster

Foster (P)

Bresh (CP)

Minge (N) (a write-in)

Wilson, E. D. (B)

Mollica (R)

Given (E)

Sweeney (TG)

Harrison (NG)

Labuda (G)