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Harris C. W. crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #44; 18th Squadron Bachelorís Baby

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. Bachelorís Baby

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94748 L/A 18BS Harris Undecided (Airborne spare)

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Harris Off Limits

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29559 E/P 18BS Harris Belchiní Bessie

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94813 B/A 18BS Harris unknown name (listed incorrectly as 4819)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94771 L/N 18BS Harris

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29602 L/I 18BS Harris (Aborted)††

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Harris Cokey Flo (Airborne spare)

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted Ė mechanical)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94879 E/X 18BS Harris, C. Collapsible Susie

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Harris, C. unknown name

 

CREW #65; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted Ė mechanical)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. unknown name

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40463 D/A 18BS Harris, C. W. (Major battle damage)

 

CREW #65; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #44; 18th Squadron Bachelorís Baby

HARRIS CLAYTON W (P) (1024)                     2 LT        18            O-690218

CASEY CLAYTON W (CP) (1024)                    2 LT        18            O-816234

SMITH RAY C (N) (1034)                                   2 LT        18            O-698370

KOVACK ALEXANDER (B) (1035)                  2 LT        18            O-695354

BURNS WELDON K (AEG) (748)                      SGT        18            18213984††††††††††††††† Name corrected by family.

WILLOUGHBY ROBERT E (ROG) (757)           SGT        18            34507363

MARTINELLI EDWARD J (AG) (612)             SGT        18            31291245

HOLTZ MONROE T (BG) (611)                         CPL         18            16113214

WHITAKER FREDERICK S JR (BG) (611)       CPL         18            18161972

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby†††††††††††††††††

Took off at 0543 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0857 hours from 14,660 feet.

"Excellent (direct hit on main building) MPI."

No damage reported.

Landed 1148 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovach (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Bower (TG)

Whitaker (BG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0930 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Ball turret mike switch out. Inspected and repaired.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Willoughby, R. E. (R)

Burns, W. K. (E)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Holtz, M. T. (BG)

Whitaker, F. S. (G)

 

†††††††††††††††††††† May 24, 1944 Harris

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #44, 18th Squadron

Harris (P)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Casey (CP)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Smith, R. C. (N)†††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Kovach (B)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt†††††††† OK

Willoughby (R)††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

Burns (E)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt††††† OK

Martinelli (NG)††††††††††††††††††††† Sgt††††††††† OK

Lower (TG)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sgt††††††††† OK

Whitaker (BG)†††††††††††††††††††††† Sgt††††††††† OK

Holtz (G)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sgt††††††††† OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0921 hours from 17,120 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1050 hours.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Kovack, A. (B)

Willoughby, R. E. (R)

Burns, W. K. (E)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Whitaker, F. S. (BG)

Holtz, M. T. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 1033 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,700 feet.

No damage reported. "Shell case broke vertical stop."

Landed 1808 hours.

#1 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Smith (N)

Kovack, A. (B)

Willoughby, R. E. (R/LW)

Burns, W. K. (E/TT)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Whitaker, F. S. (RW)

Holtz, M. T. (BG)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94748 L/A 18BS Harris Undecided (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0755 hours from Hardstand #19.

Flew as Airborne spare. Not needed and so returned early.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1130 hours.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey, C. R. (CP)

Smith (N)

Kovach (B)

Willoughby, R. E. (R/LW)

Burns, W. K. (E/TT)

Martinelli, E. J. (NG)

Lower, L. T. (TG)

Whitaker, F. S. (RW)

Holtz, M. T. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94782 B/G 18BS Harris Off Limits

Took off at 0652 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 22,900 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1305 hours.

#2 supercharger surges at altitude. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. Hole at station 3.0.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (BG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 1608 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-3 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2218 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Harris Bachelorís Baby

Took off at 0227 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed first at Keevic low on fuel, time not given.

Landed 1156 hours back at base.

Harris, C. W. (P)†††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Casey, C. B. (CP)††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Kovach, A. (B)†††††††††††††††††††† 2 Lt

Burns, W. K. (E)†††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

Willoughby, R. E. (R)††††††††† S/Sgt

Martinelli, E. J. (AG)††††††††††† Sgt

Lower, L. T. (AE)††††††††††††††††† Sgt

Holtz, M. T. (G)†††††††††††††††††††† Sgt

Whitaker, F. (G)††††††††††††††††††† S/Sgt

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29559 E/P 18BS Harris Belchiní Bessie

Took off at 1709 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. No drop report due to landing away from the base.

Landed at Chilbilton.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovach (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (G)

Lower (G)

Holt (G)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94813 B/A 18BS Harris Skotty (listed incorrectly as 4819)

Took off at 0342 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

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

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0947 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Holtz (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94771 L/N 18BS Harris

Took off at 1632 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2235 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Holtz (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1752 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 23,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2203 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29602 L/I 18BS Harris Loretta Ann

Took off at 0433 hours.

Was to fly in High Squadron but aborted due to malfunction of #1 and #2 superchargers.

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

No damage report.

Landed 0842 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Harris Cokey Flo (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1641 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission with High Squadron, position 4-4 or 4-5.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2153 hours.

Crew crossed out on Crew Loading List but likely the same as last mission.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1544 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,700 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2231 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Not lined out, but also shown as a write-in on Crew 48, Linstrom. His replacement here, if any, is not named.)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 0535 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Aborted. Supercharger trouble.

Landed 0724 hours. No sortie.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Syring (E) (from Crew #50)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1016 hours.

Flew position 4-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped 16 bombs on the Primary at 1346/40 hours. Altitude not shown.

Brought 2 bombs back to base due to a malfunction.

No damage reported.

Landed 1522 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† July 8, 1944 42-94889 B/O Harris Patches

Took off at 1540 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1905 hours.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 0653 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1053 hours from 18,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1249 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Moorehouse (N) (a write-in)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Took off at 0550 hours.

Was to fly position 2-3 in Lead Squadron, but aborted.

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

Aborted - Coupling induction system broken. Repaired.

Landed 0901 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1001 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1503 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 0750 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1038 hours from 11,920 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1257 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94879 E/X 18BS Harris, C. Collapsible Susie

Took off at 0503 hours.

Flew position 2-1, in C Group, flying as Low Squadron in 93 B Wing with 493rd C Group

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base as Mission was Recalled.

No battle damage.

Landed 0953 hours.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. (N)

Kovack (B)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Harris, C. unknown name

Took off at 0509 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 16 250 lb bombs and 4 M-17 bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0916 hours.

Charging cable broken on right nose gun. Replaced.

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Whitaker (BG)

Lower (TG)

Martinelli (NG)

Holtz (G)

 

CREW #65; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Holtz (BG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Took off at 1547 hours.

Landed 2108 hours.

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris unknown name

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 18BS Harris, C. unknown name (Aborted Ė mechanical)

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W. unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, C. unknown name

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40463 D/A 18BS Harris, C. W. (Major battle damage)

Harris, C. W. (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

Steiner (no position given)

 

CREW #65; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Harris (P)

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Took off from Hardstand #15 at 0607 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in 34 A Group.

Carried 24 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1007 hours from 20,880 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1124 hours.

Harris (P)\

Casey (CP)

Smith, R. C. (N)

Kovack (B)

Willoughby (R)

Burns (E)

Martinelli (NG)

Lower (TG)

Whitaker (G)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.