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Johanson crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #14; 4th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Johanson The Bold Sea Rover

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Johanson

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52707 D/P 4BS Johanson Open Season

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40267 B/R 4BS Johanson

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Johanson unknown name

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo (Airborne spare - returned early)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94942 D/O 4BS Johanson Me Worry II

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94787 D/C Johanson

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Johanson Shadrach (#2)

 

CREW #73; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Johanson

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-28880 B/S 4BS Johanson

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-28880 B/S GH Johanson (Flew deputy lead of 493BGs A group)

 

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

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 4BS Johanson

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38188 H/C 4BS Johanson

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Johanson

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38380 L/B 391BS Johanson

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B 391BS Johansen

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38380 L/B 391BS Johansen

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38406 L/W 391BS Johanson

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38410 B/C 391BS Johanson

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #14; 4th Squadron

JOHANSON ALF H (P) (1024)                           2 LT        4              O-666187

GRIFFIS ROBERT R (CP) (1024)                        2 LT        4              O-816297

McWAY ROBERT (N) (1034)                            2 LT        4              O-702466

LOMBARDO VINCENT (B) (1035)                   2 LT        4              O-694917

COPELAND BERNIE L (AEG) (748)                  S/SGT     4              18091860

TROTTER RAYMOND (ROG) (757)                 S/SGT     4              19193322

ANDRIGNOLA LEONARD J (AG) (612)          SGT        4              36655159

SADOWSKY ALVIN G (BG) (611)                    CPL         4              32697885

HUNTER JAMES A (BG) (611)                          PFC         4              18215088

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Took off at 0517 hours from Hardstand #21.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

"Short of target. 18th Squadron direct hit."

Landed 1155 hours.

Nose turret Oxygen hose broken. Inspected and repaired.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowsky (BG)

Nichols (G) (from crew #13 Heath)

 

May 24, 1944 Johanson

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #14; 4th Squadron

Johanson, A. (P) OK

Griffis, R. (CP) OK

McWay, R. (N) OK

Lombardo, V. (B) OK

Trotter, R. (R) OK

Copeland, B. (E) OK

Hunter, J. (NG) OK

Andrianola, L. (TG) OK

Sadowsky, A. (BG) OK

(G) none listed

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94745 D/A 4BS Johanson The Bold Sea Rover

Took off at 0513 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1041 hours.

#4 Generator out. Inspected and replaced.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andrianola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Nichols (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94911 D/Q Sweet Souix (scheduled for Johanson but replaced.)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29555 D/I 4BS Johanson

Took off at 0840 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1550 hours.

#1 Turbosupercharger oscillates. Inspected and repaired.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andrianola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Nichols (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52707 D/P 4BS Johanson Open Season

Took off at 1025 hours from Hardstand #10.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1801 hours.

#2 and #4 generators inoperative. #3 Turbosupercharger will not get over 35". Inspected and repaired.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R/LW)

Copeland (E/RW)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andrianola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Sabbath (TT)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Took off at 0704 hours. from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1108 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1306 hours.

Flight indicator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

Covington (B) (from another crew)

Trotter (R/LW)

Copeland (E/RW)

Hunter (NG)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andrianola (TG)

Baldwin (G) (from another crew)

 

May 31, 1944, Special Order #117, par. 4 & 5

Sgt (748) Herman Nickols, 38430368, is relieved from Crew #14, Johanson.

The authority placing Sgt Herman Nickols, 38430368, on regular and frequent aerial flights is terminated.

 

May 31, 1944 44-40443 Johanson (was soon to be D/H if it wasn't already)

Took off at 1651 hours.

No landing time given. (To the Left on the chart is the name Honington for this and three other similar aircraft.)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Took off at 0619 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Due to 10/10 clouds, brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1223 hours.

Johanson, A. H. (P)

Griffis, R. R. (CP)

McWay, R. B. (N)

Lombardo, V. M. (B)

Copeland, B. L. (E)

Trotter, R. E. (R)

Adrignola, L. J. (AG)

Hunter, J. A. (G)

Sadowsky, A. G. (G)

Holtzman, B. C. (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-52770 D/N 4BS Johanson

Took off at 1657 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed at 0342 hours on June 8th .

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowski (G)

Andrianola (G)

Hunter (G)

Mullin (G) (from crew #15)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40463 D/A (scheduled for Johansen but replaced)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94880 E/H Misschief (scheduled for Johanson but replaced)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40267 B/R 4BS Johanson

Took off 0456 hours

Airborne Spare.

Flew the mission with the Low Squadron probably taking position 3-3 where Paulnock would have been.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. One bomb dropped, result unobserved. Brought back 11 bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowski (BG)

Nichols (G) (from crew #13 Heath)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Johanson unknown name

Took off at 0516 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0912 hours from 22,600 feet.

Carried a K-20 camera.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowski (BG)

Snyder (G) (an add on not assigned to a crew)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo (Airborne spare - returned early)

Took off at 0509 hours.

Was scheduled to fly in the Lead Squadron, but swapped with Cook prior to take-off and became an Airborne spare, returning early when not needed.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0921 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowski (BG)

Smith (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Took off at 0440 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1014 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Smith, C. (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Took off at 0423 hours.

Flew with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0826 hours from 19,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1039 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Smith, C. (G)

Orchard (Observer)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40441 D/N 4BS Johanson Floogie Boo

Took off at 1000 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

Landed 1518 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Smith, C. (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94942 D/O 4BS Johanson Me Worry II

Took off at 0535 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1010 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Smith, C. (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94787 D/C Johanson

Took off at 1012 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1534 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Smith, C. (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 41-29557 E/L 4BS Johanson Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0500 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0946 hours.

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Sadowsky (BG)

Andragnola (TG)

Hunter (NG)

Sumpter (G) (a write-in)

 

July 27, 1944 (Last listed as crew #14. Shown as transferred to the 18th Squadron.)

 

CREW #73; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Johanson, Alfred H. (P) 1 Lt O-666187

Griffis, Robert R. (CP) 2 Lt O-8016297

McWay, Robert B. (N) 2 LT O-702466

Lombardo, Vincent M. (N2) 2 Lt O-694917

Graham, Herbert W. (B) 2 Lt O-685933

Trotter, Raymond E. (R) T/Sgt 19193322

Copeland, Bennie L. (E) T/Sgt 18091860

Hunter, James A. (G) S/Sgt 18215088

Adrignola, Leonard J. (G) S/Sgt 36655159

Sadowsky, Alvin G. (G) S/Sgt 32697885

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

Took off at 0448 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary. Time and altitude on shown but approx 0848 hours from 20,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1034 hours.

Rate of Climb inaccurate. Inspected and being replaced.

Johanson (P) 1 Lt

Garrett (Command Pilot) Major

Griffis (CP) 2 Lt

McWay (N) 2 LT

Lombardo (N2) 2 Lt

Graham (B) 2 Lt

Trotter (R) T/Sgt

Copeland (E) T/Sgt

Hunter (G) S/Sgt

Andignola (G) S/Sgt

Sadowsky (G) S/Sgt

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29605 B/Q 4BS Johanson Leo

Took off 0902 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1308 hours from 22,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1555 hours.

Johanson (P) 1 Lt

Boyd (Command Pilot) Lt Col

Griffis (CP) 2 Lt

McWay (N) 2 LT

Lombardo (N2) 2 Lt

Graham (B) 2 Lt

Trotter (R) T/Sgt

Copeland (E) T/Sgt

Hunter (G) S/Sgt

Andignola (G) S/Sgt

Sadowski (G) S/Sgt

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40461 D/B 4BS Johanson

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-28880 B/S Johanson Halberstadt

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the secondary target, although the group reported no visible hits in the target area.

Johanson, Alf H. (P) 1 Lt  O-666187

Griffis, Robert R. (CP) 2 Lt  O-816297

McWay, Robert (N) 2 Lt  O-702466

Lombardo, Vincent (N2) 2 Lt O-694917

Graham (B) 2Lt

Trotter, Raymond (R) T/Sgt  19193322

Copeland, Bernie L. (E) T/Sgt  18091860

Hunter (G) S/Sgt                  

Adrignola, Leonard J. (G) S/Sgt  36655159 (also spelled Andrignola)

Sadowsky, Alvin G. (G) S/Sgt  32697885

Sumpter (an add on, could also be a photographer)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-28880 B/S Johanson (B/Q on the take-off sheet)

Took off at 0617 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of 493BGs A group.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1145 hours.

Johanson (P) 1 Lt

Sumpter (Command Pilot) (from 493rd BG)

Griffis (CP) 2 Lt

McWay (N) 2 LT

Lombardo (N2) 2 Lt

Graham (B) 2 Lt

Trotter (R) T/Sgt

Copeland (E) T/Sgt

Hunter (G) S/Sgt

Andignola (G) S/Sgt

Sadowsky (G) S/Sgt

 

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

Johanson (P)

Griffis (CP)

McWay (N)

Lombardo (B)

Trotter (R)

Copeland (E)

Hunter (NG)

Andrianola (TG)

Sadowski (G)

 

September 17, 1944 Johanson

Johanson crew On Pass.

 

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 4BS Johanson

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38188 H/C 4BS Johanson

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8328 L/C 391BS Johanson

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38380 L/B 391BS Johanson

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38372 L/A (scheduled for Johansen but replaced)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B 391BS Johansen

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38380 L/B 391BS Johansen

Took off at 0802 hours.

Landed 1547 hours.

 

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38406 L/W 391BS Johanson

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38410 B/C 391BS Johanson

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson