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Mueller, JP crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Mueller

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Mueller Happy Warrior

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Mueller

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Mueller

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Mueller       Aborted - one engine out.

 

CREW #83; 18th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller            MIA. Collision. See below.

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-6929 B/Q 18BS Mueller

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8605 B/H 18BS Mueller Happy Warrior

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38331 B/Y 18BS Mueller

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Mueller

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38433 B/R 18BS Mueller       Aborted - one engine out.

 

CREW #83; 18th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

From hardstand #14, took off 0627 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1027 hours from 23,800 feet.

Landed 1549 hours.

Muller (P)

Artruc (CP)

Ciagne (N)

Harvey (Tog)

Zerott (R)

Farnsworth (E)

Kippen (TG)

Grzelak (BG)

Haugen (G)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38971 B/A 18BS Mueller

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller

Mid-air Collision over France at Mandres (Z-2691). See below.

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 B-17G 43-38338 B/M Collided with aircraft 071during assembly over France. One plane came down into the other from above. The tail came off the lower aircraft and half of the wing exploded, the two sections falling separately. The upper aircraft lost a wing tip and spun out of control into the clouds. One chute reported.  With 18BS. Pilot: Mueller. No Missing Air Crew Report. 8 Killed in Action.

KIA MUELLER JAMES P (P)                            1 LT        18            O-770733

KIA ARTRUC ARTHUR H (CP)                       2 LT        18            O-829391                RI

KIA CIAGNE JOHN J (N)                                   F/O         18            T-132857                MI

KIA HARVEY PHILLIPS J (Tog)                       SGT        18            15343740

KIA FARNSWORTH LOREN E (E)                  S/SGT     18            39325816

KIA ZEROTT FRANCES R (R)                          S/SGT     18            37287354                MN

KIA GREZELAK KAIMIERZ J (BT)                 SGT        18            36689901

KIA HAUGEN JOHN D (WG)                            SGT        18            39208961

Injured KIPPEN (TG) His would have been the one chute seen.

 

NOTE:

Artruc was listed as pilot of this crew, first appearing on the crew lists for January 7, 1945. Shortly before their first combat mission, then Co-pilot, O’Brien, flew a few missions subbing on the Kennedy crew as Co-pilot. Mueller subs as Pilot with Artruc changed to Co-pilot on the crew’s first mission. By the second mission, Mueller is listed as the regular Pilot and Artruc as the regular Co-pilot. O’Brien becomes the regular Co-pilot of the Kennedy crew.