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Kiley crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #46; 18th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Kiley Picadilly Lucy

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 18BS Kiley Sweet Souix

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52637 B/K 18BS Kiley Slammin’ Spammy (Airborne spare)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52637 B/K 18BS Kiley Slammin’ Spammy

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Kiley Bachelor’s Baby       

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-28880 L/E Kiley Winnie the Pooh  (unused ground spare on stand by)

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40468 B/H 18BS Kiley Mean Kid

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Kiley Betty Jane

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Aborted – lost #1 engine)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Kiley unknown name        Did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited  (Airborne spare) (listed incorrectly as 0762)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Kiley Bambi

 

CREW #67; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29602 L/I 18BS Kiley Loretta Ann

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Kiley Bambi

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

 

CREW #67; 18th Squadron (as of the Transition to B-17s)

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8303 B/K 18BS Kiley

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Kiley

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kiley

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8303 B/K 18BS Kiley

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Kiley Mail Call

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Kiley Mail Call

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8328 L/C 18BS Kiley    Shot down.

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #46; 18th Squadron

KILEY WARREN J (P) (1024)                             2 LT        18            O-807458

BAILEY DAVE H JR (CP) (1024)                       2 LT        18            O-817373

ALDER HERBERT G (N) (1034)                         2 LT        18            O-703918

COVINGTON KENNETH I (B) (1035)               2 LT        18            O-697723

FRICK WILLIAM R (AEG) (748)                       S/SGT     18            34645251

CURTIN LEO A JR (ROG) (757)                         SGT        18            34706383

MONGEON OMER G (BG) 748)                         SGT        18            31258541

BARRY WILLIAM J (BG) (611)                         SGT        18            20223488

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29518 L/H 18BS Kiley Picadilly Lucy

Took off at 0548 hours from Hardstand #20.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0859 hours from 14,000 feet.

"Excellent. Target area appeared to be wiped out."

No damage reported.

Landed 1140 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongrin (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (TT)

Brave (G) (from crew #50 Salveson)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94911 D/Q 18BS Kiley Sweet Souix

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0930 hours from 22,000 feet. Hanger burning.

No damage reported.

Landed 1047 hours.

All engines pulling 48" M.P.; Interphone set (not) properly operating. Inspected and repaired.
Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (NG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Barry, W. J. (BG)

Stanton, L. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 Kiley

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #46, 18th Squadron

Kiley (P)                                 2 Lt         OK

Bailey (CP)                            2 Lt         OK

Alder (N)                               2 Lt         OK

Covington (B)                       2 Lt         OK

Curtin (R)                               S/Sgt      OK

Frick (E)                                 S/Sgt      OK

Mongeon (NG)                     Sgt          OK

Dyer (TG)                              Sgt          OK

Barry (BG)                             Sgt          OK

Stanton (TT)                         Sgt          OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52637 B/K 18BS Kiley Slammin’ Spammy

Took off at 0459 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, unneeded so returned early.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0919 hours.

Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (NG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Barry, W. J. (BG)

Stanton, L. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-52637 B/K 18BS Kiley Slammin’ Spammy

Took off at 1032 hours from Hardstand # (not shown)

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

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

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1808 hours.

Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (BG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Barry, W. J. (NG)

Stanton, L. (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94794 B/I 18BS Kiley Bachelor’s Baby       

Took off at 0755 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1235 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight flak damage: to main wing spar.

Landed 1636 hours.

Kiley, W. J. (P)

Bailey, D. H. (CP)

Alder, H. G. (N)

Curtin, L. A. (R)

Frick, W. R. (E)

Mongeon, O. G. (NG)

Dyer, F. R. (TG)

Berry, W. J. (BG)

Stanton, L. (G)

Crawford (TG) (from crew #48) (two tail gunners?)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-28880 L/E Kiley Winnie the Pooh (unused ground spare on stand by)

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1601 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 1-3 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2016 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2210 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Berry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 44-40468 B/H 18BS Kiley Mean Kid

Took off at 0613 hours from Hardstand #15.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1214 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Frick (E)

Curtin (R)

Stanton (BG)

Mongeon (TG)

Barry (NG)

Dyer (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94768 B/N 18BS Kiley Betty Jane

Took off at 1705 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2041 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1218 hours at Little Soughton.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Aldrich (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Stanton (G)

Barry (G)

Mongeon (G)

Dyer (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 40 bombs on the Primary at 0915 hours from 21,300 feet. No reported on the other 12 bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1104 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0340 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0950 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1749 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary but no time or altitude report.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2205 hours.

No Crew Loading List Available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1443 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1916 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2157 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1529 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2006 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1206 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1012 hours

Flew position 2-3 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/30 hours from 22,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1451 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94762 B/K The Uninvited scheduled for Kiley but replaced

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Kiley Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1718 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2028 hours from 24,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2134 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Aborted – lost #1 engine)

Took off at 1003 hours.

Was to fly position 2-2 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Aborted due to loss of #1 engine with #8 piston ring blown at 1100 hours over Buncher #19 at 16,000 feet.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. Jettisoned bombs 30 miles east of Southwold at 52.20N 02.20E

Landed 1206 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Kiley unknown name       

Scheduled but did not take off for the mission.

Loaded with long delay fuse bombs.

Took off at 0527 hours to jettison the bombs.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. 1 6 hour, 11 144 hours delayed fuse. Jettisoned all bombs 30 miles east of Southwold.

No damage reported.

Landed 0632 hours.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 1638 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-22 camera and a K-20 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018/30 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2217 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Took off at 0551 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0931 hours from 22,200 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1145 hours.

Azmuth gear stripped in Martin upper turret. Replaced.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94762 B/K Kiley The Uninvited (Airborne spare) (listed incorrectly as 0762)

Took off at 0714 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs at 4825N-1155E.

Landed 1329 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Took off at 1002 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over target area.

Landed 1504 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Took off at 0754 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1039 hours from 11,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1246 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Alder (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 41-29542 D/X 18BS Kiley Rough House Kate

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 2-2, in C Group, flying as Low Squadron in 93 B Wing with 493rd C Group

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Returned all bombs to base as Mission was Recalled.

Carried a K-20 camera.

No battle damage.

Landed 1007 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29567 D/S 4BS Kiley Bambi

Took off at 0514 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 16 250 lb bombs and 4 M-17 bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0930 hours.

Trailing antenna will not extend; liason set will not tune up on low frequency. Inspected and repaired.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Barry (BG)

Dyer (TG)

Mongeon (NG)

Stanton (G)

 

CREW #67; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

                 (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29602 L/I 18BS Kiley

Took off at 0932 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 22,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1450 hours.

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-29567 D/S 18BS Kiley Bambi

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (G)

Stallcup (Observer)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 18BS Kiley The Uninvited

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Stanton (G)

 

CREW #67; 18th Squadron (as of the Transition to B-17s)

Kiley (P)

Bailey (CP)

Steiner (N)

Covington (B)

Curtin (R)

Frick (E)

Mongeon (NG)

Dyer (TG)

Barry (BG)

Stanton (G)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8303 B/K 18BS Kiley

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Kiley

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kiley

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8303 B/K 18BS Kiley

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Kiley

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38300 B/P 18BS Kiley

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38138 B/I (scheduled for Kiley but replaced.)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8328 L/C 18BS Kiley    Shot down.

 

B-17G 44-8328 L/C Missing in Action Merseburg flak. This aircraft received a direct flak hit in the tail just after bombs away which sheared the tail section from the plane. The tail gunner was thrown free but his chute was not seen to open. The aircraft went into a dive straight down and was seen to crash. Crews reported at least two chutes that could have come from this plane. Crashed Merseburg. With 18BS. Pilot: Kiley. Missing Air Crew Report 9341. 3 Killed in Action, 6 Prisoner of War.

POW KILEY WARREN J (P)                              1 LT        18            O-807458                CHICAGO IL                         33

KIA BAILEY DAVE H JR (CP)                          1 LT        18            O-817373                LAFAYETTE LA                 34

POW STEINER HAROLD A JR (N)                  1 LT        18            O-712690                BEAL NJ                                24

POW COVINGTON KENNETH I (B)                1 LT        18            O-697723                PENOLA VA                         31

KIA FRICK WILLIAM R (E/TT)                       T/SGT    18            34645251                BLYTHEWOOD SC             33

POW CURTIN LEO A JR (R)                             T/SGT    18            34706383                EAST OCEAN VIEW VA   34

POW BARRY WILLIAM J (BT)                        S/SGT     18            20223438                NORTH BERGEN NJ           31

KIA DYER FREDERICK R (TG)                         S/SGT     18            32488801                RIVERTON NJ                      33

POW MONGEON OMER G (WG)                     S/SGT     18            31258541                MONEBURG MA                34

 

NOTE: CURTIN died November 29, 1944 as a POW.  CURTIN was awarded the DFC, AM/3OLC, & PH.

 

CURTIN LEO A JR is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-26-36. (Date of death listed: 7 Oct 44.)