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Hayes crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #28; 7th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name           Aborted – complete electrical system failure.

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Hayes Umbriago

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name  (Airborne spare)

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Hayes The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52768 E/K (scheduled for Hayes but replaced)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS Hayes

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29602 L/I (ground spare – taken over by Hayes)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52768 E/K (scheduled for Hayes but replaced)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52768 E/K 7BS Hayes

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40421 B/F 7BS Hayes (ground spare - not used)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Hayes The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hayes Crow's Nest

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe (crash landed, plane salvaged)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #28; 7th Squadron

HAYES MARVIN G (P) (1024)                           F/O         7              T-122252

ANDERSON LLOYD (CP) (1024)                       2 LT        7              O-817368

MAW STANLEY A (N) (1034)                          2 LT        7              O-704608

McPHERSON HENRY S (B) (1035)                   2 LT        7              O-698028

GIBBONS ALVIN J (AEG) (748)                        SGT        7              39908817

BOWERS CECIL C JR (ROG) (757)                    SGT        7              37505759

ROCKEY ROBERT R (AG) (612)                        PVT        7              39131123

DUFELMEIER ARTHUR J (BG) (611)               CPL         7              36445679

GRAY RICHARD L (BG) (611)                           CPL         7              33408719

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Took off at 0535 hours from Hardstand #2.

Was to fly position 3-2 in High Squadron, but flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1157 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (BG)

Murphy (TG)

Rockey (NG)

Duffelmier (G)

Flood (R) (an add on)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Took off at 0502 hours from Hardstand #2.

Was to fly position 3-1 in Lead Squadron but aborted.

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

Aborted at 0802 hours at 19,000 feet due to complete electrical system failure.

No combat damage reported.

No sortie.

Landed 0910 hours.

Hayes, M. (P)

Anderson, L. (CP)

Maw, S. A. (N)

McPherson, H. S. (B)

Roberts, C. (R) (from crew #35)

Gibbons, A. J. (E)

Rockey, R. K. (NG)

Murphy, R. P. (TG)

Gray, R. L. (BG)

Duffelmier, A. (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Hayes

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Crew #28, 7th Squadron

Hayes, M. G. (P)                   F/O         OK

Anderson, L. (CP)                2 Lt         OK

Maw, S. A. (N)                      2 Lt         OK

McPherson (B)                     2 Lt         OK

Bowers, C. G. (R)                  T/Sgt      DNIF (not sure what this means)

Gibbons, A. J. (E)                 T/Sgt      OK

Rockey, R. K. (NG)               S/Sgt      OK

Murphy, R. P. (TG)              S/Sgt      OK

Gray, R. L. (BG)                     S/Sgt      OK

Duffelmier (G)                       S/Sgt      OK

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 7BS Hayes Umbriago

Took off at 1040 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1752 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Rockey (NG)

Murphy (BG)

Gray (TG)

Duffelmier (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Took off at 0756 hours from Hardstand #3.

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 1134 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Bower (R)

Gibbons (E)

Rockey (TG)

Murphy (BG)

Gray (NG)

Duffelmier (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-29605 E/K 7BS Hayes unknown name

Took off at 0758 hours.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1230 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Rockey (G)

Murphy (G)

Gray (G)

Duffelmier (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-52768 E/K (scheduled for Hayes but replaced)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Hayes The Near Sighted Robin                         Caen       (First of three D-Day missions)

Apparently was a ground spare with the Avriett crew ready, but was taken over and flown by the Hayes crew which was originally scheduled to fly “2768.”

Took off at 0321 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in 2nd Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

#2 Generator out. Inspected and being repaired.

Hayes, Marvin G. (P)           F/O         T-122252

Anderson, Lloyd (CP)         2 Lt.        O-817368

McPherson, Henry S. (B)    2 Lt.        O-698028

Gibbons, Alvin J. (E)           T/Sgt      39908817

Bowers, Cecil G. (R)             T/Sgt      37505759

Rockey, Robert R. (G)          S/Sgt      39131123

Murphy, R. P. (G)                 S/Sgt

Dufelmeier, Arthur J. (G)     S/Sgt

Gray, Richard L. (G)             S/Sgt      33408719

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-52768 E/K (scheduled for Hayes but replaced)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29602 L/I (ground spare – taken over by Hayes) Loretta Ann

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS Hayes Loretta Ann

Took off at 1743 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

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

No damage report.

Landed 2357 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

Gibbons (E)

Bowers (R)

Murphy (G)

Rockey (G)

Duffelmeir (G)

Gray (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-52768 E/K 7BS Hayes

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1032 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

McPherson (B)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Rockey (G)

Duffelmier (G)

Bonshoff (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40421 B/F 7BS Hayes (ground spare - not used)

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

McPherson (B)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Murphy (G)

Rockey (G)

Duffelmier (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Hayes "The Near Sighted Robin"                  Cambrai Epinoy

Took off at 0326 hours.

Flew in position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb. Bombs. Dropped bombs on TO at 0807 hours from 19,000 ft.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 0944 hours.

Hayes, M. G. (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Gillespie (G)

Rockey (G)

Dufelmeier (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 7BS Hayes Crow's Nest

Took off at 1644 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2306 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Murphy (G)

Rockey (G)

Dufflemeier (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe

Took off at 0507 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 21,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1129 hours.

Hayes (P)

Anderson (CP)

Maw (N)

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Murphy (G)

Rockey (G)

Dufflemeier (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe

Took off at 1745 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Group A (7th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2052 hours from 22,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2214 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40303 E/K 7BS Hayes Turgo Joe

Took off at 1455 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time and altitude report due to the crash.

Major damage to the front of the plane. One crewman KIA, one wounded, three MIA

Crashed at 2120 hours near Station 467. Plane salvaged.

Hayes (P)                               WIA

Anderson (CP)                     MIA

Maw (N)                                MIA

McPherson (B)                     KIA

Bowers (R)

Gibbons (E)

Gray (G)

Murphy (TG)

Rockey (NG)

Dufflemeier (G)                     MIA

 

B-24J 44-40303 E/K Turgo Joe salvaged with battle damage. F/O Hayes pilot, was flying 4-2 position in the lead squadron at 20,000 feet when hit by flak over Le Harve, France. It is reported that the whole nose blew off and two engines were hit and the whole forward part of the ship was peppered with flak. Practically all the front portion of the plane was blown out except the nose turret and the back of the pilot’s seat. The pilot was injured in the leg. The top turret gunner, S/Sgt. Arthur J. Duffelmeier, the Navigator, 2 Lt. Stanley A. Maw, and the Co-pilot, 2 Lt. Lloyd Anderson either bailed out or were blown from the plane. The Bombardier, 2 Lt. Henry S. McPherson was killed by flak but his body remained in the plane. The other three landed in France. All the controls were gone except the aileron. The engineer locked the rudder. The hydraulic system was out as was the oxygen system, the autopilot compass, and the autogyro and the plane was also running out of fuel. The injured pilot decided to crash land on English soil and the Engineer, T/SGT Alvin Gibbons, assisted in flying the plane back to England. After the remainder of the crew had bailed out over the English coast, the Engineer assisted the pilot in jumping, then trimmed the plane for the crash landing and was then the last to leave the plane. Six crewmen were hospitalized, which includes everyone that made it back to England. At the time it was know that McPherson had been killed but the fate of the other three was still unknown.

WIA HAYES MARVIN G (P)                             F/O             7          T-122252        13

MIA ANDERSON LLOYD (CP)                         2 LT            7          O-817368        13

MIA MAW STANLEY A (N)                            2 LT            7          O-704648        13

KIA McPHERSON HENEY S (B)                       2 LT            7          O-698028        13            SHARON OK

RTD BOWERS CECIL G (R)                               T/SGT        7                                  13           

RTD GIBBONS ALVIN J (Eng.)                         T/SGT        7          39908817        13

RTD GRAY ROBERT (BT)                                 S/SGT         7                                  13

RTD MURPHY RALPH E (TG)                          S/SGT         7                                  13

RTD ROCKEY ROBERT R (NG)                        S/SGT         7                                  13

MIA DUFFELMEIER (TT)                                 S/SGT         7          36445679        13

 

Haynes was admitted to 98th General Hospital.

Gibbons was admitted to the base hospital at Aldeymaster.

One man was at Reddington Farms near Chedfield and three men were at Longwood House.

 

The Missing Aircrew Report indicates 3 prior missions for this crew but the actual number was 13.