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Harmon crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94919 E/C Harmon (Airborne spare)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Harmon Shadrach (#2)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS Harmon

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40463 D/A 7BS Harmon

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Harmon but replaced)

 

CREW #38; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Harmon Crow's Nest

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS Harmon Patches

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94879 E/X 18BS Harmon Collapsible Susie

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94880 E/G 7BS Harmon Misschief

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Harmon The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Harmon Umbriago

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Harmon The Paper Doll

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29500 E/J Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (Airborne spare)

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29500 E/J 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck  (shown as E/N)

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29500 E/J 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (slight battle damage)

 

CREW #38; 7th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Harmon

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38351 L/F 7BS Harmon

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38391 E/J (scheduled for Harmon but replaced by a spare)

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38391 E/J 4BS Harmon

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Harmon Flying Dutchmen

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94919 E/C Harmon (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0658 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare but filled in a vacant position in Low Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to bomb rack failure.

No damage reported.

Landed 1255 hours.

Harmon (P)

Brophy (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (NG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Harmon Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0526 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. No drop report.

No damage report.

Landed 1029 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Riley (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Cannon (NG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

Took off at 0600 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0959 hours from 22,000 feet.

Landed 1145 hours.

#3 prop governor inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

Green (G)

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94766 L/F Harmon Crow's Nest

Took off at 1119 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1247 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94919 E/C Harmon

Took off at 1646 hours.

Landed 1747 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-94919 E/C Harmon

Took off at 1823 hours on a flight to the bombing range.

Landed 1847 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS Harmon

Took off at 0620 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Stutgart, 4840N-0910E, at 0958 hours from 26,000 feet.

Landed 1327 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Took off at 0953 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

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

Landed 1515 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baum (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Pignanelli (BG)

Riley (TG)

Cannon (NG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94775 D/L 7BS Harmon unknown name

Took off at 0746 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb fragmentation bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 12,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1244 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Boun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (NG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Harmon

Took off at 0524 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0827 hours from 21,700 feet.

Minor battle damage reported.

Carried a camera.

Landed 0945 hours.

Right waist mike inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (BG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Green (G)

 

CREW #38; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for Harmon but replaced)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40463 D/A 7BS Harmon

Took off at 0602 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0928 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Harmon Crow's Nest

Took off at 0920 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High-High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1535 hours.

#1 carburetor air temperature gauge inoperative; A-5 aileron control out. Inspected and repaired.

Harmon (P)

O’Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 7BS Harmon Patches

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94879 E/X 18BS Harmon Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1553 hours.

Landed 2103 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Flood (R) (a write-in)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

Green (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94880 E/G 7BS Harmon Misschief

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Flood (R) (a write-in)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Harmon The Near Sighted Robin                 Halberstadt

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb general purpose bombs. Dropped the bombs on the primary target at 1247 hours from 23,800 ft. Bombs on the target area, spread a little to the right.

No damage to the plane or crew. 

At 1139 hours, observed 8 to 10 barrage ballons. At 1141 hours, observed smoke screens at Wesermunde and Itgehoe. At 1153 hours, 5 miles Northeast of Wesermunde we encountered meager but accurate flak. The bombardier saw Terry’s ship hit by flak with #4 engine catching fire. Terry pulled out of formation and lost altitude. The fire seemed to go out and he seemed to be under control. Six chutes were seen coming from this plane. While watching Terry’s plane, the bombardier also observed a P-51 crash at 1200 hours. (Note: “The Near Sighted Robin,” plane 851, was flying left wing, position 2-3, in Terry’s element, who was flying position 2-1, or lead of that second element. Plane 209,  a silver ship named “The Wrangler,” was flying on Terry’s right wing in position 2-2. This mission folder contains a photo of Terry’s plane shortly after being hit, with #4 engine on fire. This same photo also shows “The Near Sighted Robin” and “The Wrangler” in their wing positions on either side of Terry’s plane, but higher, since Terry has lost altitude.)

Harmon (P)                    

O’Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

(I do not have full name, rank & serial number as this was a replacement crew, not on the original deployment list.)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harmon The Wrangler

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94824 E/R 7BS Harmon Umbriago

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Harmon The Paper Doll

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29500 E/J Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (Airborne spare)

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

DeHaan (B) (a write-in)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29500 E/J 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (shown as E/N)

Took off at 0636 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0957 hours from 21,300 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1155 hours.

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 41-29500 E/J 7BS Harmon Ramblin’ Reck (slight battle damage)

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

CREW #37; 7th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Harmon

Note: Take off and Landing Sheet gives the plane as 43-38391 E/J which other records say was flown by Iverson)

Took off at 0641 hours.  (0643 hours for 309 E/H Iverson)

43-38391 E/J was on Hardstand #4; 44-8309 E/H was on Hardstand #6.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 19,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1202 hours. (1200 hours for 309 E/H Iverson)

Harmon (P)

O'Brien (CP)

Baun (N)

Lindia (B)

Davy (R)

Stiver (E)

Cannon (NG)

Pignanelli (TG)

Riley (BG)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38351 L/F 7BS Harmon

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38391 E/J (scheduled for Harmon but replaced by a spare)

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38391 E/J 4BS Harmon

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Harmon Flying Dutchmen

 

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38391 E/J 7BS Harmon

One crewmember wounded