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Hart crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #53; 18th Squadron

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Hart Generator Jennie

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Hart Skotty

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-52707 D/P 18BS Hart Open Season

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Hart Patches

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Hart

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28820 L/L Hart Four-Five Time

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Hart Rough House Kate  apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hart Rough House Kate

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hart Belle of the Brawl

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #53; 18th Squadron

 

                       June 11, 1944 42-94757 Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1405 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1552 hours.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Hart Generator Jennie

Took off at 1444 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 20,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2201 hours.

Hart (P)

Hammill (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Hart Skotty

Took off at 0435 hours.

Was to fly in High Squadron but aborted with #1 and #4 superchargers pulsating.

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

No damage report.

Landed 0910 hours.

Hart (P)

Hammill (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 391BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1631 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2152 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 42-52707 D/P 18BS Hart Open Season

Took off at 1544 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,500 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2228 hours.

Hart (P)

Gallagher (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Hart Patches

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1206 hours.

Bomb Bay doors damaged. Pins in bomb door interlock were pulled out. Inspected and doors replaced.

Hart (P)

Westman (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon (#1)

Took off at 1014 hours.

Flew position 3-3 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/45 hours from 22,100 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1446 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40208 L/C 391BS Hart

Took off at 0550 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911/15 hours from 23,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1021 hours.

Hart (P)

Black (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-52755 D/F Hart

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-28820 L/L Hart Four-Five Time

Took off at 1006 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1501 hours.

Hart (P)

Black (CP) (a write-in)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29542 B/L 7BS Hart Rough House Kate 

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hart Rough House Kate

Took off at 1642 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 20,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2212 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Hart Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0658 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Aborted prior to the target with turbo trouble.

No damage reported.

Landed 1013 at Sudbury.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94757 B/Q 18BS Hart The Dugan Wagon

Took off at 0547 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Composite Squadron, with six 490BG planes.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 16,400 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1002 hours.

Hart (P)

Schipani (CP)

Steiner (N)

Danhaver (B)

Stanbach (R)

Cannock (E)

Rielly (BG)

Mixon (TG)

Hall (NG)

Roe (G)

 

NOTE: Hart was MIA on July 19, 1944 while flying as CP on the Little crew, CREW #49.

 

Last listed as Crew #53 on July 28, 1944. The remaining crewmembers were placed on other crews.