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Kirklin crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #77; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94873 B/D Kirklin

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29598 B/U Kirklin

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #77; GH crews (as of July 28, 1944)

Kirklin, John M. (P)                              1 Lt         O-666307

Russell, Robert E. (CP)                        2 Lt         O-704995

Kurtz, George J. III (N)                        1 Lt         O-805173

Keyt, Harold R. (N2)                            2 Lt         O-703637

Crofts, Charles D. (B)                          2 Lt         O-542109

Ripple, Joe W. (R)                                T/Sgt      18048310

Simpson, Oran E. (E)                            T/Sgt      35118181

Mitchem, Dewey A. (G)                      Sgt          15337647

Shiffer, William J. (G)                           S/Sgt      33498522

Hudson, Lloyd M. (G)                         S/Sgt      37537656

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94873 B/D Kirklin

Took off at 0437 hours.

Flew Lead of a 490BG Squadron attacking Laon.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0842 hours from 22,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1026 hours.

1 Lt Kirklin, (P)

Gell (Command Pilot)

2 Lt Russell (CP)

1 Lt Kurtz (N)

2 Lt Keyt (N2)

2 Lt Crofts (B)

T/Sgt Ripple (R)

T/Sgt Simpson (E)

Sgt Mitchem (G)

S/Sgt Shiffer (G)

S/Sgt Hudson (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29598 B/U Kirklin

Took off at 0900 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of a 493BG Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought back all bombs because Lead failed to drop.

No damage reported.

Landed 1551 hours.

#2 carburetor temperature gauge out. Inspected and repaired.

1 Lt Kirklin, (P)

2 Lt Russell (CP)

1 Lt Kurtz (N)

2 Lt Keyt (N2)

2 Lt Crofts (B)

T/Sgt Ripple (R)

T/Sgt Simpson (E)

Sgt Mitchem (G)

S/Sgt Shiffer (G)

S/Sgt Hudson (G)

 

                       August 2, 1944 41-29598 B/U Kirklin

Took off at 1712 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1751 hours.