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Harre crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #52; 18th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94890 L/J 18BS Harre Chesty

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Harre Sweet Souix (unused ground spare)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Harre The Uninvited

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (Airborne spare - returned early)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E Harre unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Harre unknown name (Airborne spare)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Harre Frivolous Sal

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Harre Skotty

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94930 E/O 18BS Harre

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS scheduled for Little but flown by Harre Rough House Kate

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (incorrectly listed as 753)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 4BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40284 L/J Harre Tondelayo

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Harre The Dugan Wagon apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon Lost MIA. See below

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #52; 18th Squadron

HARRE EUGENE H (P) (1024)                            2 LT        18            O-686468

DUNKLE LLOYD (CP) (1022)                             2 LT        18            O-818084

MADDUX ROBERT D (N) (1034)                     2 LT        18            O-703901

WALSH CHRISTOPHER A (B) (1035)             2 LT        18            O-698058

CESSNA CLYDE A (AEG) (748)                        S/SGT     18            35597924

STUART ROBERT D (ROG) (757)                     S/SGT     18            31015243

CERNAK MELAN G (AG) (612)                        SGT        18            36813708

KOHLER ROY C (BG) (611)                                CPL         18            39182224

KEYSER WILLIAM E (BG) (748)                       SGT        18            33477908

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94890 L/J 18BS Harre Chesty

Took off at 0546 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0859 hours from 14,500 feet.

"Completely blacked out main target."

No damage reported.

Landed 1140 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddux (N) (not on one list)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kayser (NG)

Horton (TG)

Kohler (BG)

Carnak (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 0517 hours.

Was to fly position 4-3 in High Squadron but shifted to position 3-3 after Brain aborted.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary Target at 0931 hours from 22,300 feet.

Landed 1048 hours.

Vacuum low on #2 engine. Inspected and repaired.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux, R. D. (N)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Harre

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #52, 18th Squadron

Harre (P)                                2 Lt         OK

Dunkle (CP)                           2 Lt         OK

Maddux (N)                           2 Lt         OK

Walsh (B)                              2 Lt         OK

Stuart (R)                               S/Sgt      OK

Cessna (E)                             S/Sgt      OK

Kayser (NG)                          Sgt          OK

Horton (TG)                          Sgt          OK

Kohler (BG)                           Sgt          OK

Cernak (G)                             Sgt          OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0920 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1057 hours.

#2 and #1 Generators out; #3 prop gov inoperative. Inspected and to be replaced.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Walch, C. A. (B)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-29464 B/Q 18BS Harre The Un-Limited

Took off at 1034 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1503 hours from 22,000 feet. (corrected as per crew debriefing)

No damage reported.

Landed 1809 hours.

Oil leak on #1 Prop. Inspected and repaired.

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux (N)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Keyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Harre Sweet Souix

Unused ground spare on Hardstand #8)

Harre, E. N. (P)

Dunkle, L. (CP)

Maddux (N) (flew this mission with crew #47 Dees)

Walsh (B)

Stuart, R. D. (R)

Cessna, C. A. (E)

Kyser, W. E. (NG)

Horton, G. G. (TG)

Kohler, R. C. (BG)

Cernak, M. G. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Harre The Uninvited

Took off at 0652 hours from Hardstand #16.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1109 hours from 22,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1303 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kyser (NG)

Horton (TG)

Kohler (BG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1609 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew as Airborne Spare for the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission. Not needed, therefore returned early.

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

Landed 2000 hours.

Tail turret sight out. Replaced.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E Harre unknown name

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Harre unknown name

Took off at 0627 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1224 hours.

Interphones out. Inspected and repaired.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Cessna (E)

Stuart (R)

Keyser (TG)

Cernak (BG)

Kohler (NG)

Horton (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0524 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 46 bombs on the Primary at 0914 hours from 17,400 feet. No report on the other 12 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1151 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94815 B/B 18BS Harre Frivolous Sal

Took off at 0343 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0941 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1631 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2303 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Harre Skotty

Took off at 1754 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 22,900 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2204 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1448 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,600 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2157 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddox (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94930 E/O 18BS Harre

Took off at 0434 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 21,300 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 1017 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS scheduled for Little but flown by Harre Rough House Kate    

It is not clear if Harre flew his own crew #52 or took over Crew #49. Both crews are crossed out on the Crew Loading List as not available.

Took off at 1640 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2057 hours.

Harre (P)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1) (incorrectly listed as 753)

Took off at 1540 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2021 hours from 19,750 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2232 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 4BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0433 hours.

Flew position 4-3 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 0821 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 0540 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1204 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Cessna (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Rickette (NG) (a write-in)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 1705 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2138 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94893 D/E Harre Hell's Belle

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40284 L/J Harre Tondelayo

Took off at 1005 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1557 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 7BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

                       July 13, 1944 42-94757 B/Q Harre The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 1603 hours to jettison bombs.

Landed 1657 hours.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 1644 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2017 hours from 20,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2212 hours.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Kolenda (E) (a write-in)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Keyser (NG)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 0656 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried a camera.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1052 hours from 19,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1340 hours.

Harre (P)

Dunkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Keyser (E)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Cernak (G)

Crooch (NG)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 0548 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0930 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1138 hours.

#3 & #4 engine failures. #1 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and engines being replaced.

Harre (P)

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Keyser (E) (a write-in)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Puska (G)

Cernak (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Harre The Dugan Wagon Lost MIA. (See below)

Took off at 0955 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud over target area and being shot down.

Missing in Action.

Harre (P)               

Donkle (CP)

Maddux (N)

Walsh (B)

Stuart (R)

Keyser (E) (a write-in)

Kohler (BG)

Horton (TG)

Cernak (G)

 

B-24H 42-94757 B/Q The Dugan Wagon Missing in Action in St. Lo area. Flak tore #4 engine off and #3 caught fire. Plane spun in and exploded on impact with the ground at St Lo. With 18BS. Pilot: Harre. Missing Air Crew Report # 7835.  9 Killed in Action.

KIA HARRE EUGENE (P)                                   1 LT            18        O-686468        WANSEN WI                               21

KIA DUNKLE LLOYD (CP)                                2 LT            18        O-818084        WESTBURY NY                           21

KIA MADDUX ROBERT D (N)                        2 LT            18        O-703901        MACON GA                                 16

KIA WALSH CHRISTOPHER A (B)                2 LT            18        O-698058        ELMHURST NY                           18

KIA STUART ROBERT B (R)                            T/SGT        18        31015243        WASHINGTON DC                     21

KIA KOHLER ROY C (BT)                                 S/SGT         18        39182224        PORTLAND OR                           21

KIA KEYSER WILLIAM E (NG)                       S/SGT         18        33577908        PHILADELPHIA PA                   20

KIA HORTON GEORGE C (TG)                         SGT            18        15108231        INDIANAPOLIS IN                     22

KIA CERNAK MELAN G (WG)                        SGT            18        36813708        KONCTHA WI                             21

NOTE: One source shows Harre as a POW.

 

CERNAK MELAN G is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-17-15.

DUNKLE LLOYD is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, F-18-14.

KEYSER WILLIAM E is buried at Brittany American Cemetery, J-1-21.

KOHLER ROY C is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, B-12-9.