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McDermott crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #35; 7th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott              

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS McDermott (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L McDermott Shadrach (#2) (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS McDermott Shadrach (#2) (Airborne spare)

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS McDermott unknown name

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94748 L/P 7BS McDermott Undecided

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94930 E/S 7BS McDermott (NO) (or 44-40049 D/I)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40049 D/I probably used by McDermott. Two crews could not fly 42-94930.)

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS McDermott (Airborne spare)

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94919 E/R 7BS McDermott

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94919 E/R 7BS McDermott             Major damage.

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-28878 B/J 7BS McDermott The Heavenly Body

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS McDermott Tiger Rag (Aborted engines)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94818 E/B 7BS McDermott Captain John Silver (Airborne spare flew with 4BS)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (airborne spare returned early)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)
Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (spare but did not take off)

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40049 D/I 18BS McDermott

 

CREW #45; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDermott

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28851 E/M McDermott The Near Sighted Robin (spare) (Aborted gas leak)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #35; 7th Squadron

McDERMOTT MYRON D (P) (1024)                2 LT        7              O-809018

DURRETT STANLEY M (CP) (1024)                F/O         7              T-61615

BOOTH RICHARD T (N) (1034)                        2 LT        7              O-699921

FERGUSON KENNETH R (B) (1035)                 2 LT        7              O-694910

WELSH DAVID S (AEG) (748)                          SGT        7              33169890

ROBERTS CHARLES JR (ROG) (757)               SGT        7              15394150

PALMER JAY W (AG) (612)                              S/SGT     7              20312729

WINGFIELD PAUL L (BG) 611)                         CPL         7              33538050

BRAUKS WALLACE G (BG) (611)                   CPL         7              17073803

 

May 18, 1944 41-28865 McDermott Training flight

Took off 1:15 late due to taxing off hardstand into mud.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Took off at 0532 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 11 500 lb bombs. Made runs at 0837 hours and 0912 hours but did not drop bombs. Brought back 11 bombs (all that was loaded).

"Lead bomber didn't drop. Slight haze but target easily identified. Other Wing targets badly damaged."

No damage reported.

Landed 1202.

Controls tight. Inspected and repaired.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

May 24, 1944 McDermott

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Crew #35, 7th Squadron

McDermott, M. (P) 2 Lt OK

Durrett, S. E. (CP) F/O OK

Booth, R. T. (N) 2 Lt OK

Ferguson, K. R. (B) 2 Lt OK

Roberts, C. J. (R) S/Sgt OK

Welch, D. S. (E) S/Sgt OK

Brauks, W. G. (NG) Sgt OK

Hudson, W. O. (TG) Sgt OK

Palmer, J. W. (BG) S/Sgt OK

Wingfield, P. L. (G) Sgt OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Took off at 0853 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb M47-A bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1546 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Brauks (NG)

Hudson (BG)

Palmer (TG)

Wingfield (G)

Tymczyszyng (G) (from crew #24)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott

Took off at 1042 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1502 hours from 20,500 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1751 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E/LW)

Brauks (NG)

Hudson (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Wingfield (TT)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 41-28865 E/R 7BS McDermott       

Took off at 0734 hours from Hardstand #6.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1233 hours from 22,000 feet.

Slight flak damage to #3 engine cowling.    

Landed 1647 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E/LW)

Brauks (NG)

Hudson (BG)

Palmer (TG)

Wingfield (TT)

    

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94811 D/K 7BS McDermott Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0803 hours.

Airborne spare returned early

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 1057 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Fergurson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E/LW)

Brauks (G)

Hudson (G)

Palmer (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L McDermott Shadrach (#2)

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS McDermott Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0625 hours from Hardstand #1.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1226 hours.

#3 engine rough. Inspected and spark plugs replaced.

McDermott, M. D. (P)

Durratt, S. E. (CP)

Booth, R. T. (N)

Ferguson, K. R. (B)

Welch, D. S. (E)

Roberts, C. (R)

Palmer, J. (G)

Hudson, W. O. (G)

Wingfield, P. L. (G)

Brauks, W. G. (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 44-40482 B/M 7BS McDermott unknown name

Took off at 0453 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1011 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (G)

Hudson (G)

Brauks (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-52752 L/E unknown name (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94748 L/P 7BS McDermott Undecided

Took off at 0611 hours.

Was to fly position 2-3 in Lead Squadron but bombed from position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 50 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0910 hours from 18,500 feet.

Carried a K-20 camera.

No damage reported.

Landed 1130 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (G)

Hudson (G)

Brauks (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40049 D/I 7BS McDermott

Took off at 0344 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0807 hours from 19,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0940 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (G)

Hudson (G)

Brauks (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-29602 L/I 7BS McDermott (Airborne spare) Loretta Ann

Took off at 1658 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare, but flew the mission, position unknown.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 17,500 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2243 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (G)

Hudson (G)

Brauks (G)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94919 E/R 7BS McDermott

Took off at 0500 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1132 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durreth (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (BG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

Talbert (G) (from Crew #18)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94919 E/R 7BS McDermott

Took off at 1747 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Group A (7th)

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

Major battle damage reported.

Landed at Framlingham.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-28878 B/J 7BS McDermott The Heavenly Body

Took off at 1617 hours.

Flew in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped 26 bombs on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,200 feet. Made three runs. Jettisoned 3 bombs. Brought 23 bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 2223 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (BG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94908 E/E 7BS McDermott Tiger Rag

Took off at 0522 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Aborted. Fuel leak.

Landed 0723 hours. No sortie.

McDermott (P)

Durreth (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Palmer (BG)

Nesbitt (TG) (from Crew #20)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94818 E/B 7BS McDermott Captain John Silver

Took off at 1030 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Took up position the 3rd element in Group A when M. Gardner aborted, with target of Haute Cote, position 3-1 or 3-2.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane. (This information possibly incorrect.)

No damage reported.

Landed 1511 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Nesbitt (TG) (from Crew #20)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 0556 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1025 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 0449 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 250 lb delayed fuse bombs, 4 M124 72 hr, 6 M124 144 hr. Dropped on the Primary at 0801/30 hours from 22,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 0904 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 1012 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1550 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 1636 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 21,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2238 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94908 E/E Tiger Rag (scheduled for McDermott but replaced)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (airborne spare returned early)

Took off at 0700 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Returned Early.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1025 hours at Bury St. Edmonds, then back at Mendlesham at 1558 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 0525 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0836 hours from 17,400 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1033 hours.

McDermott (P)

Nelson (CP) (a write-in)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0704 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, but flew the mission, taking up position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0930 hours from 22,500 feet.

Landed 1140 hours.

Right rear rack salvoed three bombs. Ground check satisfactory.

McDermott (P)

Zarfoss (CP) (a write-in, pilot of his own crew)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)

Did not take off.

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 0625 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned all bombs near the Hamburg marshalling yards.

Aborted due to weather. (apparently incorrect)

Landed 1212 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-51209 E/R 7BS McDermott The Wrangler (Airborne spare)
Took off at 1012 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

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

Landed 1511 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Palmer (BG)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-51209 E/R McDermott The Wrangler

Airborne Spare.

Did not take off.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs.

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 44-40049 D/I 18BS McDermott

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 4-1, 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.

No battle damage.

Landed 0952 hours.

McDermott (P)

Durrett (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welsh (E)

Hudson (TG)

Brauks (NG)

Wingfield (G)

 

CREW #45; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Brauks (NG)

Hudson (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS McDermott The Wrangler

Took off at 0918 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High-High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1310 hours from 24,300 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1541 hours.

Returned with #2 engine out. Changing engine.

McDermott (P)

Durratt (CP)

Booth (N)

Ferguson (B)

Roberts (R)

Welch (E)

Brauks (NG)

Hudson (TG)

Palmer (BG)

Wingfield (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94919 E/H 7BS McDermott

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28851 E/M McDermott The Near Sighted Robin Foret de St. Seans

Took off at 1554 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 24 250 lb general purpose bombs which were all brought back. Only one of the three spares was needed.

This plane returned early from Buncher 19 at 6,500 ft. with a gas leak.

Landed 1651 hours.

McDermott, Myron D. (P) 2 Lt.  O-809018

Durrett, Stanley M. (CP) F/O   T-61615

Booth, Richard T. (N) 2 Lt.  O-699921

Ferguson, Kenneth R. (B) 2 Lt.  O-694910

Roberts, Charles Jr. (R) Sgt  15394150

Welsh, David S. (E) Sgt                   

Brauks, Wallace G. (NG)        17073803               

Hudson (TG)

Palmer, Jay W. (BG) S/Sgt 20312729

Wingfield, Paul L. (G) Cpl  33538050

(Rank shown as of overseas deployment)

 

August 2, 1944 41-28851 E/M McDermott

Took off at 1939 hours on a test hop.

Landed 2000 hours.