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James crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38263 E/N 7BS James

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-6465 E/O 7BS James Fancy Nancy

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS James

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS James

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS James

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS James

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38419 E/E 7BS James

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38327 L/R 7BS James

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38374 B/X 7BS James              Engineer injured his hand in the turret.

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38380 L/B 7BS James               Battle damage

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS James

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-6465 E/O 7BS James Fancy Nancy

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS James

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38433 B/R 7BS James

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS James Missbehaven Raven

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38325 E/B 7BS James

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS James         Chaff

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-39179 E/A James          Chaff

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38263 E/N 7BS James

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-6465 E/O 7BS James Fancy Nancy

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS James

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS James

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38987 E/F 7BS James

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38386 E/K 7BS James

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38419 E/E 7BS James

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38327 L/R 7BS James

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38374 B/X 7BS James              Engineer injured his hand in the turret.

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38380 L/B 7BS James               Battle damage

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38263 E/N 7BS James

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-6465 E/O 7BS James Fancy Nancy

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38391 E/J  7BS James

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38433 B/R 7BS James

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38280 E/M 7BS James Missbehaven Raven

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38325 E/B 7BS James

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS James         Chaff

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

From hardstand #7, took off 0651 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1027 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage to the bomber.

Landed 1606 hours.

James (P)

Schoch (CP)

Wright (B) (should be Nav.?)

Ashburn (Tog)

Crook (R)

Spilker (E)

Burnell (BG)

Prillman (WG)

Funk (TG) (add on)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-39179 E/A James          Chaff

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-39179 E/A 7BS James

 

 

Prillman's personal notes on the missions flown over Germany while he was a waist gunner with the 34th Bomb Group, 7th Squadron:

  1. December 6th,    Merseburg    - Roughest in EYO, OIL
  2. December 11th,  Geisen  -  Rail yards
  3. December 15th, Hanover - Rail yards
  4. December 28th, Frankfurt - Bridges , Moderate Flak
  5. December 30th, Misburg - Oil Refineries  - Roughest mission flown so far. Lots of flak, Saw B-17 Spin down  & explode, two planes lost.
  6. January 2nd, Bad Kreuznach - Easy mission, pasted small town, very little flak
  7. January 3rd, Pforshiem - Rail yards, easy mission, no flak
  8. January 8th, Bielefeld - Rail yards, no flak, PFF    ( no more dates after this in his notebook)
  9. BischofshiempMainz, Alt. 26,900 ft, -50C,  10 -250 el, flak holes, really close flak, couldn't release bombs
  10. Augsburg, Rail yards, Alt 23,000ft. Moderate flak, saw Alps,  8 hour mission
  11. Bitterfeld  near Leipzig, Alt. 26,000, 12-500 GP, Landed at Eng. Field, 9 hr mission, Flak at battle lines
  12. Duisberg, Rail yards, 12-500 GP,  Heavy and accurate flak, holes in nose just missed John Ashburn
  13. Berlin, Engine went out over channel, carried on and dropped on target of opportunity
  14. Chemitz, Close to Russian lines, PFF Bad Weather, 10 - 500 GP, Inaccurate flak, 9.5 hour mission
  15. Chemitz, Long mission, Accurate flak at battle lines
  16. Cottous, PFF, Long mission, 30 miles from russian lines, little flak, 10-500 GP
  17. Bremen, Alt. 25,000, Rail Bridge, Visual, 6-1000 GP, Heavy flak
  18. Munich, Alt. 25000, Visual, Rail yards, heavy  Accurate flak, Weaver finished, Rough mission
  19. Berlin, Carried Chaff, PFF, little flak, went over at 210 I.A.S
  20. Dresden, 20-250 GP, hit by 30 ME 109s and 190s, lots of shooting, Frey killed, rough mission, no planes lost
  21. Bielefeld, 14-500, pff, easy mission, Luftwaffe up again, easy mission
  22. Nurenburg, recalled just over lines, accurate flak at lines
  23. Near Dortmund, Flew Chaff ship, Flak heavy behind us
  24. Hamburg, Alt. 25,000, 6-1000 GP, heavy flak, Bombed PFF
  25. Sweinmunde, 5-1000 GP,  PFF,  bombed docks and ships, alt. 23,000, moderate flak, saw Baltic sea, 9 hours
  26. Misburg, Visual, Flak darn accurate, alt. 26,000, 14-500 GP, bil plant
  27. Bitterfeld, 6-500 GP, alt 28,000, -50c, no flak
  28. Berlin, 5/10 clouds, alt 28,000, Accurate flak, saw city, 18-100 GP, 8-500 INC
  29. Sena-Near Merseburg, Hazy weather, Bombed machine shops, Frags, 22-250 GP, alt 25,000
  30. Hamburg, last mission, "rough", accurate Flak, Jet fighters, alt 26,000, 12-500 GP, happy warrior.

Supplied by his son, Harry A. Prillaman, Jr.