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Kermode crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #76; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29500 B/T Kermode Ramblin’ Reck

 

AS A 490BG CREW

                       September 30, 1944 4x-xx063 B/E Kermode flew with 490BG

                       October 14, 1944 44-8150 H/R Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       October 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B Kermode flew with 490BG

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8212 H/B Kermode (PPF) flew with 490BG

                       October 25, 1944 44-8202 H/N Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       October 28, 1944 44-8150 H/R Kermode (PFF) flew with 490 BG

                       October 30, 1944 44-8252 H/J Kermode (PFF) flew with 490 BG

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 44-8252 H/J Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       November 16, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       November 21, 1944 44-8235 H/X Kermode flew with 490BG

                       November 25, 1944 44-8140 H/K Kermode flew with 490BG

                       November 29, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       November 30, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       December 4, 1944 44-8170 H/M Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       December 5, 1944 44-8140 H/K Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG MIA (see below)

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #76; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Kermode, Donald J. (P)                       1 Lt         O-808428

Meadows, Martin F. (CP)                   2 Lt         O-816537

Wood, William F. (N)                          2 Lt         O-700093

Bogan, William F. (N)                          2 Lt         O-703597

Hillweg, Charles U. (B)                        2 Lt         O-690568

Bruce, James L. (R)                              T/Sgt      38366314

Mayer, Clement T. (E)                         T/Sgt      16131401

Meyer, Walter A. (G)                           S/Sgt      17097867

Dorr, Earle L. Jr. (G)                              S/Sgt      31293194

Caldwell, John T. (G)                           S/Sgt      33570000

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 41-29500 B/T Kermode Ramblin’ Reck

Took off at 0440 hours.

Flew Lead of a 490BG Squadron attacking Laon.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0842 hours from 22,100 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1023 hours.

“G” box inoperative. A-5 inoperative. Oxygen regulator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

1 Lt Kermode (P)

2 Lt Meadows (CP)

2 Lt Wood (N)

2 Lt Bogan (N2)

2 Lt Hillweg (B)

T/Sgt Bruce (R)

T/Sgt Mayer (E)

S/Sgt Meyer (G)

S/Sgt Dorr (G)

S/Sgt Caldwell (G)

Allan (Command Pilot)

 

AS A 490BG CREW

 

                       September 30, 1944 4x-xx063 B/E Kermode flew with 490BG (a 490BG plane, not 18th Squadron)

Flew Lead of Low Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Maj. Peterson (Command Pilot)

 

                       October 14, 1944 44-8150 H/R Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Low Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Capt. Cosby (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B (ground spare – lead, taken by Kermode to 490BG)

                       October 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B Kermode flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Low Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Capt. Pittman (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8212 H/B Kermode (PPF) lying with 490BG

Kermode (P)

Col Will (Command Pilot)

 

                       October 25, 1944 44-8202 H/N Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

 

                       October 28, 1944 44-8150 H/R Kermode (PFF) flew with 490 BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG.

Kermode (P)

Capt. Gregory (Command Pilot)

 

                       October 30, 1944 44-8252 H/J Kermode (PFF) flew with 490 BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG.

Kermode (P)

Maj. Blum

 

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 44-8252 H/J Kermode flew with 490BG

Took off 0654 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Landed 1357 hours.

Kermode (P)

Capt. Wesson (Command Pilot)

 

                       November 16, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Capt. Barraclough

 

                       November 21, 1944 44-8235 H/X Kermode flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Capt. Martin (Command Pilot)

 

                       November 25, 1944 44-8140 H/K Kermode flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Chaff Section of 490BG

Kermode (P)

 

                       November 29, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Kermode (P)

 

                       November 30, 1944 44-8158 H/F Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Kermode (P)

 

                       December 4, 1944 44-8170 H/M Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

 

                       December 5, 1944 44-8140 H/K Kermode (PFF) flew with 490BG MIA (see below)

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Kermode (P)

Capt. Gregory (Command Pilot)

 

December 5, 1944 B-17G 44-8140 H/K Missing in Action Berlin flak. Crashed Gross Zerlang, Germany. With 4BS. Pilot: Kermode. Missing Air Crew Report # 11046. 10 Killed in Action, 1 Prisoner of War. Was flying Lead of High Squadron in the 490BG formation.

POW KERMODE DONALD J (P)                      CAPT     4              O-808428                ALHAMBRA CA

KIA GREGORY RALPH E JR (ComP)               CAPT     490BG     O-382940                WINNETHKA IL

KIA MEADOWS MARTIN F (CP)                   1 LT        4              O-816537                MACON GA

KIA WOOD WILLIAM F (N)                            1 LT        4              O-700093                WHEATON IL

KIA HILLWEG CHARLES U (B)                       1 LT        4              O-690568                ROCKFORD IL

KIA UPSHAW CHARLES C (MO)                   2 LT        4              O-762839                HIGH POINT NC

KIA MAYER CLEMENTS T (E/TT)                 T/SGT    4              16131401                GREEN BAY WI

KIA BRUCE JAMES L  (R)                                 T/SGT    4              38366314                CORPUS CHRISTI TX

KIA CALDWELL JOHN T (WG)                       S/SGT     4              33570000                DUBOIS PA

KIA DORR EARL L  JR (TG)                              S/SGT     4              31293194                PROVIDENCE RI

KIA MEYER WALTER A JR (Gunner)            S/SGT     4              17097867                OMAHA NE

 

The above named officers and enlisted men on Temporary Duty from the 490th Bomb Group.