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Harris, R. N. crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (originally scheduled for Harris but flown by Salveson)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Harris Collapsible Susie

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris, R. N. Rough House Kate

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 18BS Harris, R. Picadilly Tilly

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94787 D/T 18BS Harris, R. N.

 

CREW #49; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Harris, R.

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40420 E/A Harris

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harris The Wrangler

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 7BS Harris Picadilly Tilly

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29559 E/P Harris, R. N. Belchin’ Bessie (Airborne spare)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 7BS Harris, R.  (incorrectly shown as “D/X”)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94889 E/Y (scheduled for Harris, R. but replaced)

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Harris, R. N. Misschief

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Harris, R. N. Smitty

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Harris, R. N. Cokey Flo

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94942 D/O 7BS Harris, R. N.  Me Worry II

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, R. N. unknown name (slight battle damage)

 

CREW #76; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38403 H/U 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Harris

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris              Major damage.

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Harris               Aborted. #4 prop ranaway.

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G 18BS Harris

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Harris

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Harris

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Harris

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Harris

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris          Aborted - mechanical

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38113 E/S 18BS Harris

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Harris

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38433 B/R 18BS Harris

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8283 B/G 391BS Harris

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (originally scheduled for Harris but flown by Salveson)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Harris Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1640 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 21,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2210 hours.

Harris (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock

Bouchan

Klabendorf

Smith

English

Blinkinsop

Moss

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris, R. N. Rough House Kate

Took off at 0657 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1053 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1308 hours.

Harris (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanott (R)

Hudson (E)

Blinkinsop (TG)

Moss (NG)

Smith (G)

Washco (BG)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Harris Rough House Kate (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew as an Airborne Spare.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 17,600 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1035 hours.

Harris (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanott (R)

Hudson (E)

Blinkinson (TG)

Smith, J. (G)

Schulman (BG)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 18BS Harris, R. Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0604 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron, but shifted to position 2-3 due to abortions and loses prior to target.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0931 hours from 22,700 feet.

Landed 1144 hours.

Pilot’s and Navigator’s air speed indicator to be calibrated. #3 & #4 superchargers slow; co-pilot’s mike button out at altitude.

Autopilot interferes with manual operation when master switch is on. Inspected and repaired.

Harris (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Blankinsop (TG)

Moss (G)

Smith, J. (G)

Mixon (G)

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C Harris, R. N.

Took off at 1107 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1238 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C Harris, R. N.

Took off at 1645 on a practice mission.

Landed 1811 hours.

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94787 D/T 18BS Harris, R. N.

Took off at 0509 hours.

Flew position 4-2, 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 0958 hours.

Harris, R. N. (P)

Bower (CP) (a write-in)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Mixon (G)

Moss (G)

Smith, J. (G)

 

CREW #49; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Blinkinson (TG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94771 L/H 7BS Harris, R.

Took off at 0917 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High-High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 24,200 feet.

Landed 1541 hours.

#4 cylinder head temperature out. Inspected and repaired.

Harris, R. N. (P)

Winsor (CP) (a write-in; pilot of crew #47)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40420 E/A Harris

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Harris The Wrangler

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 7BS Harris Picadilly Tilly

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 41-29559 E/P Harris, R. N. Belchin’ Bessie (Airborne spare)

No time recorded on the take off and landing sheet.

Flew as Airborne spare but flew the mission, filling a gap in the Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over the target.

No damage reported.

Credit with a sortie.

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94889 E/Y (scheduled for Harris, R. but replaced)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 7BS Harris, R.  (incorrectly shown as “D/X”)

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Harris, R. N. Misschief

Crew loading list is missing.

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94780 L/M 7BS Harris, R. N. Smitty

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Harris, R. N. Cokey Flo

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94942 D/O 7BS Harris, R. N.  Me Worry II

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Harris, R. N. unknown name (slight battle damage)

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klenanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

Pevoroff (Photographer)

 

CREW #76; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Harris (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Took off from Hardstand #17 at 0609 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in 34 A Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1007 hours from 20,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1123 hours.

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Buchan (B)

Klebanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (BG)

Smith, J. S. (G)

 

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38403 H/U 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Harris

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris

 

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Harris

Major damage.

Harris, R. N. (P)

Black (CP)

Babcock (N)

Bughan (B)

Klebanoff (R)

Hudson (E)

Smith (TG)

Moss (NG)

Mixon (G)

 

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Harris

Aborted. #4 prop ranaway.

 

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G 18BS Harris

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Harris

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Harris

Tail wheel motor inoperative; oxygen leak in tail section. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Harris

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8283 B/G 18BS Harris

 

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris

Aborted - mechanical

 

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38113 E/S 18BS Harris

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Harris

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38433 B/R 18BS Harris

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8283 B/G 391BS Harris