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McDannold crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #20; 7th Squadron

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40443 D/H McDannold Jerk’s Berserk  (ground spare)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS McDannold

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McDannold Tiger Rag

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94919 E/H 18BS McDannold

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS McDannold The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold (slight battle damage)

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McDannold

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS McDannold

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold         Major damage.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS McDannold Flying Dutchmen

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #20; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40443 D/H McDannold Jerk’s Berserk (ground spare, taken over and flown by the Daniels crew)

 

                       June 25, 1944 42-94811 D/K McDannold Tommy Thumper II

Took off at (shown as 1315 hours but that was from a previous flight the same day) on a test hop.

Landed 1705 hours.

 

                       June 27, 1944 42-94845 E/N McDannold Miz-Pah

Took off at 1356 hours.

Landed 1929 hours.

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 McDannold flew as CP on the Brown crew.

 

CREW #20; 7th Squadron

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0532 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0838 hours from 17,200 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1037 hours.

McDannold (P)

Brophy (CP) (a write-in)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0559 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary but no time and altitude report as they landed away from the base.

Landed 1154 at Woodbridge.

Landed XC without brakes. Inspected, repaired and returned to base.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0948 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

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

Landed 1521 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

                          

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94919 E/C 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0740 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb fragmentation bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1039 hours from 12,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1250 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0828 hours from 23,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0959 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmadka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Byers (BG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Murphy (NG)

Kelly (G)

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0524 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0926hours.

#2 carburator temperature inoperative; #4 manifold pressure low. Inspected and repaired.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0925 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1537 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS McDannold Tiger Rag

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Nesbitt (TG)

Byers (BG)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94919 E/H 18BS McDannold

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS McDannold The Near Sighted Robin          Monte Gournay, La Briqueterie

Scheduled to be flown by Avriett’s crew but Avriett and McDannold swapped planes for some reason and Avriett flew 9599 instead and McDannold flew 8851.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 x 250 lb bombs with 6 to 24 hour delayed fuses. Dropped the bombs on La Briqueterie at 1305 hours from 21,500 ft. 

Bombs seen to fall in woods at the end approximately of the target.

 There was inaccurate flak off to the left just as the ship turned off the target, about 16 bursts.

No damage to the plane or crew.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

(I do not have full names, rank & serial numbers. A replacement crew.)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94919 E/H McDannold (Airborne spare)

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold

Took off at 0635 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0957 hours from 21,400 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1157 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDannold (slight battle damage)

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

CREW #36; 7th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McDannold

Took off from Hardstand #1 at 0647 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in 34 C Group.

Carried 38 100GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1039 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1158 hours.

McDannold (P)

Nelson (CP)

Kosmatka (N)

Amerman (B)

Gifford (R)

Stanberry (E)

Murphy (NG)

Byers (BG)

Kelly (G)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS McDannold

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold         Major damage.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS McDannold Flying Dutchmen

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold