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Israelsen crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #1; 4th Squadron  Picadilly Tilly

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52750 L/G 4BS Israelsen unknown name

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Israelsen The Bold Sea Rover

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94930 E/S 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94930 E/S 4BS Israelsen

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Israelsen War Eagle

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (deputy lead)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen (ground spare- lead)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (deputy lead)

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Israelsen unknown name (lead) (incorrectly listed in one place as 938)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Israelsen Jerk’s Berserk

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Israelsen

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Israelsen unknown name

 

CREW #1; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38342 H/B 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8160 H/L 7BS Israelsen

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8160 H/L 391BS PFF Israelsen

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M 4BS Israelsen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8140 H/I 18BS Israelsen (PFF)

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8147 H/S 7BS Israelsen             Major damage. BARCLAY (WG), severely  WIA.

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Israelsen (PFF)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8237 H/I 7BS Israelson (PFF) Major damage.

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8356 H/C 7BS Israelsen (PFF)

                       November 19, 1944 44-8356 H/C Isrealsen (PFF) was to fly with 490BG. Mission scrubbed

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Israelsen (PFF)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #1; 4th Squadron  Picadilly Tilly

ISRAELSEN ORSON A (P) (1024)                     CAPT     4              O-390227

BICE ROBERT G JR (CP) (1024)                         2 LT        4              O-816214

KLEINFALL CHARLES W (N) (1034)              2 LT        4              O-797330

CAMPBELL THOMAS J (B) (1035)                  2 LT        4              O-733529

MARKHAM CLARENCE J (AEG) (748)          SGT        4              6659639

VAN BUSKIRK WILLIAM V (ROG) (757)       T/SGT    4              15103112

BAGLIO SAMUEL (AG) (612)                            CPL         4              12121541

ABRAHAM WILLIAM (BG) (748)                   PVT        4              34625115

BARCLAY CHARLES E (BG) (748)                 SGT        4              36585691

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52750 L/G 4BS Israelsen unknown name

Took off at 0515 hours from Hardstand #22.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped short of the Primary at 0856 hours from 15,000 feet.

Bombs fell "just short of target. Low Squadron  made direct hits, when they left 2 of the buildings were on fire."

Slight damage.

Top turret hydraulic leak causing inoperation. Replaced.

Left solenoid in nose turret inoperative, ckecked and found OK.

Right solenoid in ball turret inoperative, checked and found OK.

Landed 1153 hours.

Isrealsen (P)

Gerhardt (Command Pilot)

Kleinfall (N)

Campbell (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

Reed (N2)

Burkot, J. S. (position not shown)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Israelsen

Crew Status Report at 1700 hours.

Crew #1; 4th Squadron

Isrealsen, O. (P)                    OK

Bice, R. (CP)                          OK

Kleinfall, C. (N)                     OK

Campbell, T. (B)                    OK

Van Buskirk, W. (R)             OK

Markham, C. (E)                    OK

Ashley, D. (NG)                    OK

Baglio, S. (TG)                      OK

Abraham, W. (BG)               OK

Barclay, C. (G)                       OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Israelsen The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 0835 hours.

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

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1357 hours from 21,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1611 hours.

#1 generator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Isrealsen, O. (P)

Bice (CP)

Reed (N) (Squadron Navigator)

Kleinfall (N2)

Campbell (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Baglio (TG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94930 E/S 4BS Israelsen

Took off at 1020 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1803 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Col. Bostrom (Command Pilot)           93rd Wing Staff

Lt. Reed (N)                                           4th Squadron Staff

Kleinfall (N2/NG)

Campbell (B)

Younker (R)

Markham (E/LW)

Abraham (BG)

Bice (TG)                               Lt.

Barclay (TT)

Bercut (RW)                          T/Sgt      93rd Wing Staff

 

                     May 31, 1944 44-40482 Israelsen (was soon to be B/M if not already)

Took off at 1146 hours on a bomb. flight.

Landed 1422 hours.

 

                       June 1, 1944, Special Order #118, par. 11 & 12

2 Lt Thomas J Campbell, O-733529, is relieved from Crew #1, Israelsen, and assigned to Crew #5, Simpson.

2 Lt Seamons J Jones, O-695369, is relieved from Crew #5, Simpson, and assigned to Crew #1, Israelsen.

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94930 E/S 4BS Israelsen

Took off at 0242 hours.

Flew Lead of 4th Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1049 hours.

Israelsen, O. A. (P)                               Capt.

Burton, H. C. (Command Pilot)           Col.

Bice, R. G., Jr. (CP)                               2nd Lt.

Kleinfall, C. W. (N)                               1st Lt.

Reed, J. R. (N)                                       1st Lt.

Jones, S. J. (B)                                      2nd Lt.

Markham, C. J.  (E)                               S/Sgt

Van Buskirk, W. F. (R)                         T/Sgt

Barclay, C. E. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Abraham, W. (G)                                  Sgt

Baglio, S. (G)                                         (no rank given)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Israelsen War Eagle

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew as Lead on Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2350 hours. (One of only two planes to land at Mendlesham)

Israelsen (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)

Bice (CP)

Kleinfall (N)

Reed (N2) (from Staff)        

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (G)

Ashley (G)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (deputy lead)

Took off at 0514 hours.

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

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0910 hours from 23,000 feet. Jettisoned 2 bombs.

No battle damage.

Landed 1110 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Bice (CP)

Kleinfall (N)

Reed (N2)

Jones (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen (ground spare- lead)

Took off at 1703 hours on Local flight.

Landed 1836 hours.

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (deputy lead)

Took off at 0445 hours.

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

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1137 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

Rickette (TG) (no assigned crew)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Took off at 1458 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 46 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2207 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Ricketts (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       June 23, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1633 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1818 hours.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Took off at 0438 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 21,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1011 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Eaton (Command Pilot)                       Major

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Ricketts (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Took off at 0400 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0824 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)         

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Ricketts (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       July 2, 1944 44-40320 B/N Israelsen

Took off at 1150 hours for a local flight.

Landed 1255 hours.

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Israelsen unknown name (lead) (incorrectly listed in one place as 938)

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1012 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Wolfe (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       July 8, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1341 hours on a flight to the practice range.

Landed 1736 hours. (Second digit not real clear, over written)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1017 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1559 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Buckner (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Ricketts (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       July 12, 1944 42-52755 D/F Israelsen

Took off at 1313 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1517 hours.

 

                       July 13, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1404 hours.

Landed 1519 hours.

 

                       July 14, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1506 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1537 hours.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Took off at 0629 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1303 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Cook (Command Pilot)                        Capt

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Baglio (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       July 19, 1944 44-40463 D/A Israelsen

Took off at 1620 hours.

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

Landed 1833 hours.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen

Took off at 0725 hours.

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

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1113 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1311 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Baglio (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Took off at 0516 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0900 hours from 21,600 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1017 hours.

C-1 needs flight check; "G" box should be replaced; replace dome on top turret. Inspected & repaired.

Israelsen (P)

Cook (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Abraham (BG)

Sayle (TG) (a write-in)

Ashley (NG)

Barclay (G)

 

CREW #1; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Israelsen Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 0455 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0939 hours.

Gas leak in auxiliary tank; waist section heated suit rheostat inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Israelsen (P)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Israelsen (P)

Cook (Command Pilot)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Israelsen

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Baglio (TG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Israelsen unknown name

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed (N)

Kleinfall (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

                       August 20, 1944 L-4 serial 630 Israelsen

Took off at 1235 hours from Station 126

Landed at 1245 hours at Mendlesham.

Flight was a direct flight at 084 degrees, 11 miles.

Weather: Clouds 10/10 with base at 400 to 600 feet with tops at 30,000 feet with rain and drizzle.

Wind at 500 feet was from 010 degrees at 8-10 MPH.

Isrealsen (P)                          Capt

Litsey (passenger)               T/Sgt

 

CREW #1; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed, J. R. (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38342 H/B 4BS Israelsen (lead)

Took off from Hardstand #9 at 0600 hours.

Flew Lead of 34 B Group.

Carried 24 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1000 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1102 hours.

Israelsen (P)

Dreher (CP)

Reed, J. R. (N)

Jones, S. J. (B)

Van Buskirk (R)

Markham (E)

Ashley (NG)

Abraham (BG)

Barclay (G)

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8160 H/L 7BS Israelsen

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8160 H/L 391BS PFF Israelsen

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M 4BS Israelsen

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8140 H/I 18BS Israelsen (PFF)

Took off at 0705 hours from Hardstand #9.

Landed 1513 hours.

 

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8147 H/S 7BS Israelsen             Major damage. BARCLAY (WG), severely  WIA.

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Israelsen (PFF)

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Israelsen but replaced)

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8237 H/I 7BS Israelson (PFF) Major damage.

T/Sgt Clarence J. Markham 6659639 (Radio Op) was lightly WIA and admitted Nov. 5, 1944 to the 65th General Hospital.

Israelsen, O. A.  (P)                              Capt

Fandel, W. H. (Command Pilot)         Major

Dreher, W. J.  (CP)                               2 Lt

Reed, J. R. (N)                                       Capt

Stampon, P. J.                                       Capt

Jones, S. J. (B)                                      1 Lt

Neal, C. V.                                              2 Lt

Markham, Clarence J.                          T/Sgt      6659639  WIA & admitted to 65th General Hospital

Van Buskirk, W. F.                               T/Sgt

Ashley, D. L. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Abraham, W. (G)                                  S/Sgt

 

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8356 H/C 7BS Israelsen (PFF)

Israelsen, O. A.  (P)                              Capt

Tavasti, R. O. (Command Pilot)          Major

Dreher, W. J.  (CP)                               2 Lt

Reed, J. R. (N)                                       Capt

Stampon, P. J.                                       Capt

Jones, S. J. (B)                                      1 Lt

Neal, C. V.                                              2 Lt

Barclay, C. E.                                         S/Sgt

Van Buskirk, W. F.                               T/Sgt

Ashley, D. L. (G)                                  S/Sgt

Abraham, W. (G)                                  S/Sgt

 

                       November 19, 1944 44-8356 H/C Isrealsen (PFF) was to fly with 490BG. Mission scrubbed

Plane was in 34th BG markings.

Was to fly Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Mission was scrubbed.

Isrealsen (P)

Maj. Blum (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8237 H/I 391BS Israelsen (PFF)

Israelsen, O. A. (P)                               Capt

Tavasti , Roy (Command Pilot)          Major

Dreher, W. J. (CP)                                1 Lt        

Reed, J. R. (N)                                       Capt

Neal, C. V. (Mickey Op.)                     2 Lt

Jones, S. J. (B)                                      1 Lt

Nelson, Robert C.                                 T/Sgt      17120314

Barclay, C. E.                                         T/Sgt

Ashley, D. L.                                         S/Sgt

Abraham, W. C.                                    S/Sgt