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Howard crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #?, 4th Squadron

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Howard Bambi

 

CREW #7, 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94879 E/X Howard Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Howard

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Howard The Heavenly Body

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Howard Umbriago

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Howard Male Call

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 4BS Howard Skotty

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Howard Rough House Kate

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-52755 D/F Howard (Airborne spare) Percolatin’ Pete

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Howard Tommy Thumper II

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M Howard Smitty (Airborne spare – flew with 7BS. Lost MIA.)

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

                       July 17, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Howard

Took off at 1832 hours.

Landed 2102 hours.

 

                       July 19, 1944 44-40461 D/G Howard

Took off at 1637 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1834 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40461 D/G Howard

Took off at 1115 hours for a practice mission.

Landed 1324 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 42-51209 E/R Howard The Wrangler

Took off at 1654 hours on a flight to East Fortune.

No landing time recorded on this date.

 

CREW #?, 4th Squadron

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Howard Bambi

Took off at 0528 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0901 hours from 21,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Carried a camera.

Landed 1020 hours.

Oil leak in #3 engine. Inspected & repaired.

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Murten (BG)

Iannane (TG)

Altmoie (NG)

Leahy (G)

 

CREW #7, 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

                 (B)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

Merten (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Took off at 0505 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0934 hours.

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

Merten (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94879 E/X Howard Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0542 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0846 hours from 20,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1030 hours.

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Howard

Took off at 1614 hours.

Landed at Eye.

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Howard The Heavenly Body

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94824 E/R 4BS Howard Umbriago

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Bess (N) (from crew #18)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Howard Weary Willie

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94869 D/J 18BS Howard Male Call

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 4BS Howard Skotty

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-29542 D/X 4BS Howard Rough House Kate

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-52755 D/F Howard (Airborne spare) Percolatin’ Pete

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Howard Tommy Thumper II

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94780 L/M Howard Smitty (Airborne spare – flew with 7BS. Lost MIA.)

Howard (P)

Baker (CP)

Flores (N)

Richardson (R)

Griffen (E)

Altamore (NG)

Leahy (TG)

Lannone (BG)

 

B-24H 42-94780 L/M Smitty Missing in Action Flak believed near Misburg. The plane received a direct flak hit in #1 engine. The engine burst into flames which seemed to spread over the entire aircraft. The left wing disintegrated as the plane went down. One crew reported that this plane exploded near the ground. No chutes were seen. Crashed at Kraienwisch. With 4BS. Pilot: Howard. Missing Air Crew Report # 8463. 7 Killed in Action, 1 Prisoner of War.

POW HOWARD GERALD R (P)                       2 LT            4          O-814903        13            ORANGE TX (or KIA)

KIA BAKER ERNEST C (CP)                             2 LT            4          O-821141        14            UPPER DERBY PA

KIA FLORES JOSEPH (N)                                  2 LT            4          O-707254        13            FALL RIVER MA        

KIA GRIFFIN JAMES E (TT)                             S/SGT         4          18191983        13            SHATTUCK OK         

KIA RICHARDSON JOHN P (R)                       S/SGT         4          35700043        13            LOUISVILLE KY

KIA IANNONE JOSEPH (BT)                            S/SGT         4          31169129        13            WATERBURY CT

KIA LEAHY DAVID F (TG)                               SGT            4          12216555        13            PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA ALTAMORE JOSEPH L (NG)                   SGT            4          32992566        13            BRONX NY

 

ALTAMORE JOSEPH is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-14-49.

BAKER ERNEST C is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-36-13.

FLORES JOSEPH is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-24-2.

LEAHY DAVID F is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-10-23.

RICHARDSON JOHN P is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, D-9-27.