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Gardner, H. T. crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #26; 7th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. T. Sooner

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Gardner, H. T.

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40421 B/F Gardner (ground spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Gardner Cokey Flo

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Gardner

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 7BS Gardner Boots

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Gardner, H. The Dugan Wagon

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Gardner, H. Tiger Rag

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40421 B/F Gardner, H. (Weather ship)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Gardner Betta Duck

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40454 E/F 7BS Gardner, H. Betta Duck

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Gardner

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40421 B/C 7BS Gardner, H.

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Gardner

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40276 E/C Gardner, H. (Weather ship)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50613 L/A 7BS Gardner Holy Joe

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40463 D/A 7BS Gardner, H.

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #26; 7th Squadron

GARDNER HENRY T (P) (1024) (P) (1024)       2 LT        7              O-686458

MAXWELL LINUS H (CP) (1024)                     2 LT        7              O-699839

HOPPELMAN RAYMOND C (N) (1034)          2 LT        7              O-704596

PUGH WILLIAM (B) (1035)                               2 LT        7              O-6997759

GRAY HAROLD F (AEG) (748)                         SGT        7              39280616

TUNNELL FRED L (ROG) (757)                         T/SGT    7              18116581

LOCKLEAR PAUL L (AG) (612)                        SGT        7              39292027

McDONOUGH EDWARD T JR (BG) (611)      SGT        7              13167843

SMART MARCUS R (BG) (748)                        SGT        7              38450829

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0533 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 7 500 lb bombs. Brought 7 bombs back to base (was supposed to have 12 bombs but only 7 were loaded)

No damage reported.

Landed 1157.

#3 and #4 engine RPM fluctuating, Tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (NG)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. T. Sooner

Took off at 0504 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron, but went over the target in position 3-2 after Hayes and Tuttle aborted.

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

Landed 1040 hours.

#4 tachometer out. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Maxwell, L. H. (CP)

Koppelman, R. C. (N)

Pugh, W. (B)

Tunnell, F. J. (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough, E. T. (NG)

Smart, M. R. (TG)

Leach, L. W. (BG)

Locklear, P. L. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Gardner, H. T.

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Crew #26, 7th Squadron

Gardner, H. T. (P)                 2 Lt         OK

Maxwell, L. H. (CP)              2 Lt         OK

Koppelman (N)                     2 Lt         OK

Pugh, W. (B)                         2 Lt         OK

Tunnell, F. J. (R)                   T/Sgt      OK

Gray, H. F. (E)                       S/Sgt      OK

McDonough (NG)                S/Sgt      OK

Smart, M. R. (TG)                 S/Sgt      OK

Leach, L. W. (BG)                 S/Sgt      OK

Locklear, P. L. (G)                 S/Sgt      OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29598 E/C 7BS Gardner, H. T.

Took off at 0849 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 1553 hours.

Gardner (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (BG)

Leach (TG)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 1041 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 21,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1753 hours.

Leak in oxygen regulator. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (BG)

Leach (TG)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0735 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1641 hours.

Gardner (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (BG)

Leach (TG)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0801 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1235 hours.

#1 Cylinder head temperature low. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (BG)

Leach (TG)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Took off at 0621 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1220 hours.

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Maxwell, L. H. (CP)

Pugh, W. (B)

Gray, H. F. (E)

Tunnell, E. J. (R)

Locklear, P. L. (G)

Smart, M. R. (G)

McDonough (G)

Leach, L. W. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0444 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb delayed action bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1037 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (G)

Smart (G)

McDonough (G)

Locklear (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0509 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1101 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (G)

Smart (G)

McDonough (G)

Locklear (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0330 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 100 lb bombs. Dropped on other target at 0808 hours from 19,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0934 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (G)

Smart (G)

McDonough (G)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40421 B/F Gardner (ground spare)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Took off at 0505 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 22,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1121 hours.

Gardner, H. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (G)

Graff (G) (from Crew #27)

Lockleer (G)

McDonough (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 1744 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Group A (7th).

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2054 hours from 22,800 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2208 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Took off at 1455 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 19,800 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 2155 hours.

Gardner, H. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Gardner Cokey Flo

Took off at 1612 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2013 hours from 18,650 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2225 hours.

Gardner, H. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Gardner

Took off at 1635 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary. Results unobserved.

No damage reported.

Landed 2112 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-29599 L/B 7BS Gardner Boots

Took off at 1535 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2236 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Took off at 0519 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Landed 1219 hours.

#4 engine failure. Inspected and changing engine.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Gardner, H. The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 0544 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried a camera, type not recorded.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed fuse bombs, 8-36 hr. and 4-72 hr. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,620 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1024 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner Sooner

Took off at 0418 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0801/30 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 0904 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28877 E/I 7BS Gardner, H. Sooner

Took off at 1013 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1538 hours.

Sufered a landing accident at Mendlesham, damage level 4 out of 5. Plane salvaged.

Accident report gives time of accident as 1330 hours.

Damage included three holes in fuselage right side at stations 7.1 - 9.0 and buckling of the fuselage in the affected area. Belt frames and stringers torn and bent from stations 7.1 - 9.0. Section flooring damaged from station 7.0-7.9. Electric wiring and trim tab cables damaged. Tail turret communication boxes crushed. Right waist gunners  heated clothing rheostat crushed. "During landing run, airplane ran off the right about three-fourths distance down the runway striking cletrac with #4 prop and right rear fuselage and came to a stop about 50 feet from, and in line with the end of the runway."

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS Gardner, H. Tiger Rag

Took off at 1634 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2204 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (NG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40421 B/F Gardner, H. (Weather ship)

Took off at 0547 hours.

Flew as the Weather Ship.

Landed 0810 hours.

Crew loading list not available.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40454 E/G 7BS Gardner Betta Duck

Took off at 0618 hours.

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

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Schwarzenfeld Bridge at 1030 hours from 20,000 feet. Hit over the aiming point.

Landed 1326 hours.

C-1 inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)        

Koppleman (N)

Stampon (PN) (a write-in)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40454 E/F 7BS Gardner, H. Betta Duck

Took off at 0520 hours.

Flew as deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0827 hours from 21,200 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0954 hours.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Koppleman (N)

Stampon (PN) (a write-in)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. (E)

Leach (BG)

Smart (TG)

McDonough (NG)

Lockleer (G)

 

CREW #32; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40276 E/C 7BS Gardner

Took off at 0517 hours.

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

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0924 hours.

C-1 inoperative at high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40421 B/C 7BS Gardner, H.

Took off at 0915 hours.

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

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 24,120 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1539 hours.

GH equipped. A-5 out. Inspected and repaired.

Gardner, H (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Gardner

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

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40276 E/C Gardner, H. (Weather ship)

Flew as the Weather Ship.

Crew loading list not given.

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-50613 L/A 7BS Gardner Holy Joe

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

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Arango (CP) (a write-in)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Lockleer (BG)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40463 D/A 7BS Gardner, H.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Gardner, H. T. (P)

Maxwell (CP)

Stampon (N)

Koppleman (N)

Pugh (B)

Tunnell (R)

Gray, H. F. (E)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

CREW #     (as of September 17, 1944)

Gardner, H. T. (P)

                      (CP)

Koppelman (N)

Pugh (B)

                     (R)

McDonough (NG)

Smart (TG)

Leach (BG)

Lockleer (G)

 

                       September 17, 1944 Gardner, H. T.

Listed as on Pass.