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Hartley crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #36 18th Squadron

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate (deputy lead)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94813 B/A 18BS Hartley unknown name

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40267 B/R 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)        

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40267 B/R 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley (lead)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40267 B/A Hartley

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40463 D/A 7BS Hartley    apparently did not take off.

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40420 E/J 18BS Hartley (lead)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley (lead)

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron (as of July 29, 1944)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley (lead)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40463 D/A 18BS Hartley

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8328 L/C 18BS Hartley (composite Sq. flying with 493BG) 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38410 B/C 18BS Hartley

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38410 B/C 18BS Hartley

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38292 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38410 B/C 7BS Hartley

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Hartley

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38292 B/A 7BS Hartley

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38292 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38402 L/P 7BS Hartley

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38325 E/B 7BS Hartley

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38325 E/B 18BS Hartley

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38991 H/Z 18BS Hartley

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8482 H/A Thaete and Hartley VHF Relay Aircraft

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #36 18th Squadron

HARTLEY JAMES R (P) (1024)                         1 LT        18            O-730480

DUNN JAMES A (CP) (1024)                             2 LT        18            O-816269

PATTERSON ROBERT P (N) (1034)                 2 LT        18            O-670162

WHITING JACK C (B) (1035)                            1 LT        18            O-674820

KEITH MORRIS J (AEG) (748)                          T/SGT    18            16051612

BILLIK JOHN J JR (ROG) (757)                          T/SGT    18            32462854

JACKSON FREDERICK A (AG) (612)              SGT        18            36851941

BECKWITH JOHN R (BG) (748)                        SGT        18            39552853

BERNARDE ALFRED P (BG) (748)                   SGT        18            33501875

 

May 24, 1944 Hartley

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #36, 18th Squadron

Hartley (P)                             Lt            OK

Dunn (CP)                             2 Lt         OK

Patterson (N)                        1 Lt         OK

Whiting (B)                           1 Lt         OK

Billik (R)                                 T/Sgt      OK

Keith (E)                                T/Sgt      OK

Bernardo (NG)                      Sgt          OK

Beckwith (TG)                       Sgt          OK

Jackson (BG)                         Sgt          OK

Blackwell (G)                         Sgt          OK

 

                       May 30, 1944 42-94813 Hartley (was soon to become B/A, if not already)

Took off at 1637 hours on a flight to Honington.

No landing time given.

 

                       May 31, 1944 42-94930 E/S Hartley

Took off at 1131 hours on an XC flight.

Landed 1402 hours.

 


Mission #9 June 4, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate (deputy lead)

Took off at 1601 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2212 hours.

#1 Generator out. #2 engine leaks oil. "G" box inoperative. Inspected and repaired

Hartley (P)

Young (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN) (from crew #38)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Bernardo (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94813 B/A 18BS Hartley Skotty

Took off at 0225 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1054 hours.

Turbosupercharger oscillates excessively at high altitude. Inspected and repaired.

Hartley, J. R. (P)                                    1 Lt

Wackwitz, E. F. (Command Pilot)       Col

Patterson, R. P. (N)                              2 Lt

Whiting, J. C. (B)                                  1 Lt

McCall, R. H. (N)                                  2 Lt         (from crew #38)

Keith, M. J. (E)                                      T/Sgt

Billik, J. J. (R)                                         T/Sgt

Bernardo, A. F. (TG)                            S/Sgt

Beckwith, J. R. (TG)                             (rank not given)

Jackson, F. (BG)                                   (rank not given)

Blackwell, W. E. (G)                             (rank not given)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Hartley Rough House Kate

Took off at 1655 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time and altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 2339 hours.

Hartley (P) (flying as CP)

Young (Command Pilot) (flying as Pilot)          Capt.

Patterson (N)

Whiting (B)

McCall (N2) (from crew #38)

Keith (E)

Billik (R)

Jackson (G)

Beckwith (G)

Blackwell (G)

Bernardo (G)

 

                       June 11, 1944 41-29555 Hartley

Took off at 1107 hours for Debach.

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40267 B/R 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)        

Took off at 0521 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 33 bombs on the Primary. No time or altitude recorded. Jettisoned 19 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1127 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

                       June 14, 1944 44-40267 B/R Hartley

Took off at 1656 hours for a local flight.

Landed 1721 hours.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40267 B/R 18BS Hartley (deputy lead)

Took off at 1631 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 17,850 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2253 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

                       June 20, 1944 44-40267 B/A Hartley

Took off at 0924 for the Holbrook Range.

Landed 1147 hours.

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Took off at 1748 hours.

Flew Lead of Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 23,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2207 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

Hartley (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot)

McColl (PN)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley (lead)

Took off at 1440 hours from Hardstand #16.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 50 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2159 hours.

Hartley (P)

Young (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Took off at 0533 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Landed 1211 hours.

C-1 Auto Pilot out. Inspected and repaired.

Hartley (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot)                  Capt

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullik (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley

Took off at 1008 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead position 1-2 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/35 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1450 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

                       July 6, 1944 42-94780 L/M Hartley

Took off at 1530 on a flight to Greenham Common.

Landed 2037 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 44-40267 B/A Hartley

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40267 B/A Hartley

Took off at 1002 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1536 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40463 D/A scheduled for Hartley but he did not take off.

This plane was however flown by Notman on this mission.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40421 B/F 18BS Hartley

Took off at 0521 hours.

Flew Lead of Composite Squadron, with six 490BG planes.

Carried 6 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 16,660 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1036 hours.

Hartley (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)                     Capt.

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Took off at 0548 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0930 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1142 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

Took off at 0945 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over target area.

Landed 1508 hours.

Hartley (P)

Boyd (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40267 B/A (scheduled for Hartley but replaced)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40420 E/J 18BS Hartley (lead)

Took off at 0743 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 12,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1301 hours.

Hartley (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley (lead)

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew Lead of 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 0918 hours.

#2 carburetor will not idle. Inspected and repaired.

Hartley (P)

Boyd (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McCall (PN)

Whiting (B)

Bullick (R)

Keith (E)

Jackson (BG)

Beckwith (TG)

Bernardo (NG)

Blackwell (G)

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McColl (N)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Bernardo (NG)

Beckwith (TG)

Jackson (BG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley (lead)

Hartley (P)

Simpson (Command Pilot)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McColl (N)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Bernardo (NG)

Beckwith (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Hartley

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40463 D/A 18BS Hartley

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson (N)

McColl (N)

Whiting (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Bernardo (NG)

Beckwith (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

CREW #57; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson, R. T. (N)

Artt (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Bernardo (NG)

Beckwith (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8328 L/C 18BS Hartley  

Took off from Hardstand #22 at 0613 hours.

Flew with Composite Squadron flying with 493BG

Carried 24 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0951 hours from 18,500 feet.

Slight to Major damage reported.

Landed 1045 hours.

Hartley (P)

Dunn (CP)

Patterson, R. T. (N)

Artt (B)

Billik (R)

Keith (E)

Bernardo (NG)

Beckwith (TG)

Blackwell (G)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38410 B/C 18BS Hartley

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38410 B/C 18BS Hartley

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38292 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38410 B/C 7BS Hartley

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Hartley

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38292 B/A 7BS Hartley

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38292 B/A 18BS Hartley

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38402 L/P 7BS Hartley

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38325 E/B 7BS Hartley

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38325 E/B 18BS Hartley

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38991 H/Z 18BS Hartley

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8482 H/A Thaete and Hartley VHF Relay Aircraft