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Little crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie (Aborted Generator out)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Rough House Kate scheduled for Little but flown by Harre

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Little Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28878 B/J 18BS Little The Heavenly Body

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Little Rough House Kate

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Little Ann           apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Little The Paper Doll

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann (Lost to collision with Damatio at IP)

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Took off at 0437 hours.

Was to fly in High Squadron but aborted with #3 generator out.

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

No damage report.

Landed 0532 hours.

Little (P) (taking over Crew #49, of which he was the regular CP)

Buenger (CP) (from Crew #40, Brain)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Rough House Kate scheduled for Little but flown by Harre

It is not clear if Harre flew his own crew #52 or took over Crew #49. Both crews are crossed out on the Crew Loading List as not available.

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40320 B/N 18BS Little Generator Jennie

Took off at 1534 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,300 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2229 hours.

Little (P)

Lian (CP) (a write-in)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Little Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1530 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare - flew the mission, position not certain as there were two abortions.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2005 hours.

Little (P)

Dunn (CP) (from crew #36)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28878 B/J 18BS Little The Heavenly Body

Took off at 0536 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1211 hours.

#1 Booster pump out. Inspected and replaced.

Little (P)

Browne (CP) (from crew #50)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Took off at 1011 hours.

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

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1345/30 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1453 hours.

Little (P)

Harris, R. N. (CP) (a write in)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Little Rough House Kate

Took off at 1706 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 23,600 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 2139 hours.

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-51190 B/H 7BS Little Ann

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann

Took off at 1643 hours.

Was to fly position 3-3 in High Squadron, but Aborted.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Aborted due to engine trouble. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1828 hours.

Little (P)

Flack (CP) (a write in)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Little The Paper Doll

Took off at 0639 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1050 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1307 hours.

Little (P) OR Little (P)

Dematio (CP) Dematio (CP)

Zemelman (N) Zemmelman (N)

Conklin (B) Conklin (B)

Younker (R) Bushey (R)

Bushey (E) Younkers (E)

Dolley (BG) Eshman (BG

Eshman (NG) Clements (TG)

Starr (TG) Pololler (NG)

Clements (G) Stark (G)

Lawson (G) Lawson (no position given)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51190 B/H 18BS Little Ann (Lost to collision with Damatio at IP)

Took off at 0551 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Collided prior to target near the IP.

MIA over the target due to collision.

Little (P)

Hart (CP) (a write in, Pilot of crew #53)

Zemelman (N)

Conklin (B)

Younker (R)

Bushey (E)

Dolley (BG)

Starr (TG)

Eshman (NG)

Clemments (G)

Blivens (Observer)

 

B-24H 42-51190 B/H Ann Missing in Action mid-air collsion at the IP with 42-94893. With 18BS. Pilot: Little.

                Missing Air Crew Report (number not known. Apparently there were two chutes and therefore 2

                Prisoners of War and 9 Killed in Action.)

KIA LITTLE JOHN W (P)                                   2 LT            18        O-700406        IN

??? HART WILLIAM M. JR. (CP)                    2 LT            18        O-813372

KIA ZEMELMAN NATHANIEL O (N)           2 LT            18        O-699301

KIA CONKLIN CHARLES D (B)                       F/O             18        T-123125

KIA YOUNKER GERALD L (R)                         T/SGT        18        13083616        PA

KIA DOLLEY HERBERT I (BT)                         S/SGT         18        31319732

KIA BUSHEY HOWARD V (E/TT)                   T/SGT        18        36418601        MI

KIA STARK JOHN A (TG)                                S/SGT         18        39277397

KIA ESHMAN PAUL O (NG)                            T/SGT        18        16025723        WI

KIA CLEMENTS EDWARD P (WG)                S/SGT         18        31291089

??? BLEVINS MERRILL M (Intel Off)              1 LT            18        O-569812

(Were Hart & Blevins POWS?)

 

BUSHEY HAROLD V JR is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, A-35-20.

ESHMAN PAUL O is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-28-15.

LITTLE JOHN W is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-17-33.

YOUNKER GERALD L is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, D-10-31.