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Kennedy crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kennedy         Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Kennedy Flying Dutchmen

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38391 E/J  18BS Kennedy

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38372 L/A 18BS Kennedy

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Kennedy      Landed on continent at B-58. Internal failures on 2 engines.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8309 E/H 18BS Kennedy

 

CREW #80; 18th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Kennedy

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Carried leaflets only.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Kennedy

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy            Leaflets only.

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Kennedy

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kennedy         Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Kennedy Flying Dutchmen

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38391 E/J  18BS Kennedy

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38372 L/A 18BS Kennedy

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38326 B/U 18BS Kennedy      Landed on continent at B-58. Internal failures on 2 engines.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-6840 B/E 18BS Kennedy

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8309 E/H 18BS Kennedy

 

CREW #80; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Kennedy

From hardstand #13, took off 0634 hours.

Flew position 2-4 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1025 hours from 24,000 feet.

Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 damaged to Lombard (E/TT)

Landed 1550 hours.

Kennedy (P)

O’Brien (CP)

Reid (N)

Thomas (Tog)

Erickson (R)

Lombard (E)

Ballard (TG)

Corkern (BG)

Baughman (G)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Leaflets only.

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy         Carried leaflets only.

 

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Kennedy

According to Cleo Baughman, it was hit by ME-262 and lost right elevator and tail all shot up, requiring tail replacement.

 

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy            Leaflets only.

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-37960 B/L (Scheduled for Kennedy but replaced)

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-6938 B/C 18BS Kennedy

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy