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Mackey crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #8; 4th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Mackey (Airborne spare – returned)

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Mackey unknown name

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Mackey The Paper Doll

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (lead)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (lead)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G scheduled for Mackey but not used.

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (deputy lead)

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name (One crewmember Wounded. Major damage to the plane)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (deputy lead)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40454 E/G Mackey Betta Duck WX ship

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey (lead)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

 

CREW #4; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40443 D/D Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (ground spare – lead)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey (deputy lead)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Mackey unknown name (deputy lead)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Mackey The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40461 D/B (scheduled for Mackey but replaced)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40443 D/D Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (Weather ship)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (Lost – crashed in England)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #8; 4th Squadron

MACKEY WILLIAM K (P) (1024)                    2 LT        4              O-807481

BORTZ  ARTHUR H (CP) (1024)                       2 LT        4              O-816777

GALLAGHER JOHN C (N) (1034)                      2 LT        4              O-702996

MATSON GORDON T (B) (1035)                      2 LT        4              O-695371

LONGINETTE LOUIS V (AEG) (748)                S/SGT     4              37414178

CORRALES SERRAFINE (ROG) (757)              SGT        4              39119903

SMITH CLIFFORD H (AG) (612)                       SGT        4              33718333

HOLTZMAN BURTON G (BG) (611)                CPL         4              16056961

SABBATH BERNARD  (BG) (611)                    CPL         4              16129636

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0516 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No hits. Dropped short of Primary at 0856 hours at 15,000 feet.

"Bombs fell short about 500 yards. Other Wings hit East part of area. Their MPI covered with smoke. 1 line bursts South of dispersal area."

Landed 1154 hours.

No damage reported.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)      Maj.

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)        

Hogan (PN) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith (TG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                      May 24, 1944 Mackey

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #8; 4th Squadron

Mackey, W. (P)                    OK

Bortz, A. (CP)                        OK

Gallagher, J. (N)                    OK

Matson, G. (B)                      OK

Corrales, S. (R)                      OK

Longinette, L. (E)                 OK

Holtzman, B. (NG)                OK

Smith, C. (TG)                       OK

Spivak, S. (BG)                      OK

Sabbath, B. (G)                     OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 41-29548 D/V 4BS Mackey

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, unneeded, so returned early.

No damage reported.

Landed 0835 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)        

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Abraham (BG) (from crew #1)

Smith (TG)

Holtzman (NG)

Barclay (G) (from crew #1)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-29566 D/H 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0834 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1352 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1611 hours.

Automatic pilot inoperative; "G" box inoperative in low flight. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)     Capt

Bortz (CP in TG position)    Lt.

Gallagher (N)        

Hogan (N2) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                     May 28, 1944 41-29566 D/? Mackey

Took off at 1427 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1558 hours.

 

                     May 29, 1944 41-29566 D/? Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 1043 hours on a Local flight.

Landed 1150 hours.

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 41-29566 D/O 4BS Mackey War Eagle

Took off at 0700 hours from Hardstand #10.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1255 hours.

Oil leak #4 engine; #4 manifold pressure gauge lags. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Hogan (N2) (from crew #5)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Spivak (BG)

Smith, C. (TG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                     May 31, 1944 44-40468 Mackey (was soon to become B/H if not already)

Took off at 1138 hours on a "Bomb." flight.

Landed 1456 hours.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94775 D/G 4BS Mackey unknown name

Took off at 0609 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1233 hours.

Mackey, W. K. (P)

Bortz, A. H. (CP)

Galliagher, J. C. (N)

Levi, M. B. (N2) (from another crew)

Matson, G. T. (B)

Longinette, L. V. (E)

Corrales, A. (R)

Smith, C. H. (G)

Sabbath, B. (G)

Spivak, C. (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94799 E/F 4BS Mackey The Paper Doll

Took off at 1638 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

No damage reported.

Landed 0417 on June 8, 1944

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Smith, C. (G)

Spivak (G)

Holtzman (G)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 0513 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1112 hours.

Mackey (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)

Bortz (CP)

Gallagher (N)

Hogan (N2)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-50585 L/G 4BS Mackey (lead) Small Change II

Took off at 0445 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1134 hours.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)                      Major

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 1458 hours from Hardstand #9.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 46 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,800 feet.

Minor  damage reported.

Landed 2207 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Honsler (TG) (a write-in)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name

Took off at 0406 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0824 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40438 D/M 4BS Mackey unknown name (One crewmember Wounded. Major damage to the plane)

Took off at 0524 hours.                                                         

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Landed 1214 hours.

#1 engine inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)                      Major

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                       July 2, 1944 44-40443 D/H Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 1500 hours for a local flight.

Landed 1536 hours.

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 44-40443 D/H 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (deputy lead)

Took off at 0531 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1013 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Ricketts (TG (extra)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                       July 8, 1944 44-40443 D/H Mackey Jerk's Berserk

Took off at 1658 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1731.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40454 E/G Mackey Betta Duck WX ship

Took off at 0400 to fly as the Weather Ship.

Landed at 1018 hours at Bury St. Edmonds, then back at Mendlesham at 1543 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey

Took off at 0534 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0846 hours from 17,000 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Smith, C. (TG) (a write-in)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

                        July 19, 1944 44-40443 D/H Mackey Jerk's Berserk

Took off at 1624 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1830 hours.

 

                       July 20, 1944 44-40443 D/H Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 1347 hours on a flight to the bombing range.

Landed 1559 hours.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey (lead)

Took off at 0600 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on Darnstadt 4952N - 0840E at 1105 hours from 23,500 feet.

Landed 1319 hours.

Mackey (P)

Hershenow (Command Pilot)            

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Smith, C. (TG) (add-on)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Took off at 0518 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0859 hours from 21,600 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1021 hours.

Bombardier's heated suit inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Spivak (BG)

Smith, C. (TG) (add-on)

Holtzman (NG)

Sabbath (G)

 

CREW #4; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

                (TG)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40443 D/D Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (ground spare – lead)

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith, C. (TG) (add-on)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40463 D/A 4BS Mackey (deputy lead)

Took off at 1550 hours.

Landed at Eye.

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith, C. (TG) (a write-in)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 44-40438 D/C 4BS Mackey unknown name (deputy lead)

Mackey (P)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith, C. (TG) (a write-in)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40461 D/B (scheduled for Mackey but replaced)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40482 B/B 4BS Mackey The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mackey (P)

Crabtree (Command Pilot)

Bortz (CP)

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith, C. (TG) (a write-in)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40443 D/D Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (Weather ship)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk

Mackey (P)

Burton (Command Pilot)     Maj.

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Longinette (E)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith (TG) (a write-in)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

Smith (M)                              Capt.

A QUESTION: What is indicated by the position M?

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40443 D/D 4BS Mackey Jerk’s Berserk (Lost – crashed in England)

Mackey (P)

Garrett (Command Pilot)                      Maj.

Hogan (N)

Gallagher (N)

Matson (B)

Corrales (R)

Holtzman (NG)

Smith, C. (TG) (a write-in)

Spivak (BG)

Sabbath (G)

 

B-24J 44-40443 D/D Jerk’s Berserk  With the 4BS. Pilot: Mackey. Unnumbered Missing Air Crew Report. 9 Killed in Action, 1 Returned to Duty. This plane was hit by flak in #1 engine causing considerable loss of fuel. Engineer reported only three minutes fuel remaining so the crew was ordered to bail out. Nine men did bail out but Major Garrett was unable to leave when the plane went into a spin. He was able to right the plane and decided to fly until the fuel ran out. The plane did reach England and Major Garrett bailed out and the plane crashed into a house at Holt, Suffolk. Fortunately there were no injuries to anyone on the ground. Salvaged with battle damage

KIA MACKEY WILLIAM K (P)                       1 LT            4          O-807481        18            NJ

RTD GARRETT JOSEPH O (Com P)                 MAJ           HQ      O-396430        10

KIA GALLAGHER JOHN C (N)                         1 LT            4          O-702996        18            VT

KIA HOGAN THOMAS J (N2)                          1 LT            4          O-702431        14            NY

KIA MATSON GORDON T (B)                         1 LT            4          O-695371        18            NY

KIA CORRALES SERRAFINE (R)                    T/SGT        4          39119903        18            CA

KIA SABBATH BERNARD (BT)                      S/SGT         4          16129636        19

KIA SMITH CLIFFORD H (WG)                       S/SGT         4          33718333        18            MD

KIA SPIVAK SAUL (TG)                                   S/SGT         4          13107885        18            PA

KIA HOLTZMAN BURTON C (NG)                S/SGT         4          16056961        17            WI

 

CORRALES SERRAFINE is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

GALLAGHER JOHN C is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

HOGAN THOMAS J is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

HOLTZMAN BURTON C is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

MACKEY WILLIAM K is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

MATSON GORDON T is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

SMITH CLIFFORD H is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

SPIVAK SAUL is listed on the Wall of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.