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Halbert crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW  #10 4th Squadron Male Call

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29602 L/I 4BS Halbert

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Airborne spare)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Halbert Jerk’s Berserk

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Halbert

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Halbert

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Halbert Tiger Rag (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Aborted - #2 engine out)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Halbert Collapsible Susie (Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94942 D/O Halbert Me Worry II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40276 E/D Halbert (ground spare – lead)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Halbert

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (scheduled for Halbert, who did not fly)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

 

CREW  #10 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94748 L/P 4BS Halbert Undecided

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94869 D/J Halbert

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

 

CREW # 10; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38265 E/I 4BS Halbert (deputy lead)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8328 L/C 4BS Halbert

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38402 L/P 4BS Halbert

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Halbert

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38343 L/I 391BS Halbert

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38422 L/J 391BS Halbert

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Halbert

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Halbert Queenie

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B (scheduled for Halbert but replaced)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38300 B/P 391BS Halbert MIA See below.

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW  #10; 4th Squadron Male Call

RAGLAND JACK  (CP) (1024)                           2 LT        4              O-817522

GRIBBROCK THOMAS H (N) (1034)               2 LT        4              O-703733

GOETSCHIUS JOHN D (B) (1035)                     2 LT        4              O-698005

DROST ALVIN G (AEG) (748)                           S/SGT     4              38267367

FREDERICKSON LAWRENCE (ROG) (757)    S/SGT     4              36210788

MINNICK JOHN                                                  SGT        4              33354315

FLAHARTY JACK L                                           S/SGT     4              32830737

(Only 7 men are listed on the overseas orders and no pilot is shown so Halbert may have taken over this crew after it arrived in England.)

 

CREW #10; 4th Squadron (as of May 23, 1944)

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Frederickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaherty (NG)

Minick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 Halbert

Initially listed as an Airborne Spare but was scratched.

 

                     May 24, 1944 Halbert

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #10; 4th Squadron

Halbert, C. (P)                       OK

Ragland, J. (CP)                    OK         

Gribbrock, T. (N)                  OK

Goetschius, J. (B)                 OK

Frederickson, L. (R)             OK

Drost, A. (E)                          OK

Flaherty, J. (NG)                   OK

Minick, J. (TG)                      OK

Lynch, J. (BG)                       OK

Fix, L. (G)                               OK

 

                     May 29, 1944 41-28880 L/E Halbert Winnie the Pooh

Took off at 1514 hours on a local flight.

Landing time not recorded on this date.

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0705 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1309 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Lynch (BG)

Minnick (TG)

Fix (G)

 

                     May 31, 1944 44-40468 Halbert (was soon to be B/H if not already)

Took off at 1707 hours.

No landing time given. (To the Left on the chart is the name Honington for this and three other similar aircraft.)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0623 hours from Hardstand #11.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1227 hours.

Halbert, C. J. (P)

Ragland, J. W. (CP)

Goetschuis, J. D. (B)

Drost, A. G. (E)

Fredrickson, L. A. (R)

Minnick, J. (G)

Fix, L. E. (G)

Flaharty, J. L. (G)

Lynch, J. W. (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1710 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2030 hours from 15,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetscheis (B)

Drost (E)

Frederickson (R)

Minnick (G)

Fix (G)

Flattery (G)

Lynch (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29602 L/I 4BS Halbert Loretta Ann

Took off at 0510 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1030 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,900 feet. Jettisoned 12 bombs.

Landed 1131 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbock (N)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1651 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 17,200 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2259 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbock (N)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0450 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,800 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1124 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Halbert Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 1801 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Group C (4th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to Debach due to Weather.

No battle damage report.

Landed at Debach.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94787 D/C 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1506 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2203 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40420 D/Q 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0445 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried a camera.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0816 hours from 21,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1000 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Halbert Tiger Rag

Took off at 0427 hours.

Was to fly with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

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

Aborted mid-channel due to #3 engine cutting out.

No damage reported.

Landed 0800 hours. No sortie.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

                       June 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L Halbert unknown name

Took off at 1347 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1627 hours.

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0418 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0830 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0529 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Landed 1213 hours.

Rack would not work in train. Intervalometer out. Replaced.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1002 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1518 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0536 hours.

Was to fly position 4-2 in Lead Squadron, but Aborted with #2 engine feathered.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported

Landed 0820 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Halbert Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1702 hours.

Was to fly position 3-1 in Lead Squadron but Aborted with #3 engine out.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2014 hours.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94942 D/O Halbert Me Worry II

Took off at 1019 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1612 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0510 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0938 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40276 E/D Halbert (ground spare – lead)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Halbert

Took off at 1003 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1505 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Lynch (BG)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94869 D/J (scheduled for Halbert, who did not fly)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0900 hours from 21,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 1019 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Mannick (TG)

Flaharty (NG)

Fix (G)

 

CREW #10; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0936 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Took off at 0457 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0847 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1036 hours.

#2 turbocharger surges; #1 & #2 oil pressure oscillates. Inspected and repaired.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Minnisk (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94748 L/P 4BS Halbert Undecided

Took off at 0937 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed fuse bombs (5 –12 hr., 6 – 24 hr., 1 – 72 hr. delay). Dropped on Primary at 1308 hours from 23,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1543 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94869 D/J Halbert

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Took off at 1612 hours.

Landed 2104 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Halbert

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnisk (TG)

Lynch (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94869 D/J 4BS Halbert

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschius (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Minnisk (TG)

Lynch (BG)

Fix (G)

 

CREW # 10; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38265 E/I 4BS Halbert

Took off from Hardstand #5 at 0610 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in 34 B Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1000 hours from 21,400 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1103 hours.

Halbert (P)

Ragland (CP)

Gribbrock (N)

Goetschuis (B)

Fredrickson (R)

Drost (E)

Flaharty (NG)

Minnick (TG)

Fix (G)

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8328 L/C 4BS Halbert

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38402 L/P 4BS Halbert

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Halbert

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38343 L/I 391BS Halbert

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38422 L/J 391BS Halbert

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38327 L/R 391BS Halbert

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 391BS Halbert Queenie

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B (scheduled for Halbert but replaced)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38300 B/P 391BS Halbert MIA See below.

 

B-17G 43-38300 B/P “Mail Call” Missing in Action flak, Mannheim. Received a direct flak hit in #2 engine and wing tank, starting a fire. Cowling a prop may have fallen off. Plane peeled out of formation to the left under the formation and appeared still under control as it entered the clouds 2000 feet below the formation. One man was seen to bail out, but chute was not seen to open before he entered the clouds. Crashed Ludwigshaven. With 391BS. Pilot: Halbert. Missing Air Crew Report # 9467. 9 Killed in Action, 1 Prisoner of War.

KIA HALBERT CHARLES J (P)                        1 LT        391          O-810142                33            SAN BEMTO TX

KIA RAGLAND JACK W (CP)                         1 LT        391          O-817522                33            ROSELLE PARK NJ

KIA GRIBBROCK THOMAS H (N)                  1 LT        391          O-703733                30            ROCHESTER NY

KIA GOETSCHIUS JOHN D (B)                        2 LT        391          O-698005                29            BERGANFWLD NJ

KIA DROST ALVIN G D (TT)                           T/SGT    391          38267367                33            SULPHUR LA

KIA FREDRICKSON LAWRENCE A (R)        T/SGT    391          36210788                33            MADISON WI

KIA FLAHARTY JACK L (BT)                         S/SGT     391          32830737                27            BUFFALO NY

KIA MARKES MANUEL J JR (Photog)          S/SGT     18            39692531                18            BAKERSFWLD CA

KIA MINICK JOHN (TG)                                   S/SGT     391          33354315                32            MARION TERR PA

POW FIX LEONARD E. (WG)                           SGT        391          35097231                32            INDIANAPOLIS IN

 

NOTE: Fix has stated that there were eleven people on board that day. Fix states that Markes was a cameraman on this mission.

 

FLAHARTY JACK L is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-28-13.

GRIBBROCK THOMAS H is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, C-8-20. (Awarded DFC AM/3OLC)

MARKES MANUEL J JR is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-31-14.