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Paulnock crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #51; 18th Squadron Belle of the Brawl

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Paulnock Crow's Nest

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Paulnock Collapsible Susie

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J Paulnock Maid of Fury (ground spare)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 44-40436 L/D 18BS Paulnock Nancy

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29510 D/V (scheduled for Paulnock but did not fly)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 18BS Paulnock (Airborne spare)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Paulnock The Uninvited

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40441 D/N 18BS Paulnock Floogie Boo

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Paulnock Cokey Flo

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare – flew with 4BS)

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Paulnock Skotty

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 7BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl  apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Paulnock Rough House Kate

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl (Aborted – mechanical)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Paulnock

 

CREW #63; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 18BS Paulnock Four-Five Time

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock (Aborted mechanical, Brought back bombs)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Paulnock The Heavenly Body

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #51; 18th Squadron Belle of the Brawl

PAULNOCK RUSSELL S (P) (1024)                  2 LT        18            O-807868

BASKIN WALTER M (CP) (1024)                    2 LT        18            O-817375

BARSETH ERLING A (N) (1034)                       2 LT        18            O-703924

BARTELLS JAMES L (B) (1035)                       2 LT        18            O-698910

FILLMAN DONALD K (AEG) (748)                 S/SGT     18            39281222

WOOLLACOTT ALFRED JR (ROG) (757)       S/SGT     18            11080045  (mostly spelled Woollacott in the records but family confirms there are two L's.)

McCARTHY JAMES W JR (AG) (612)            PVT        18            34729752

EDWARDS J L  (BG) (611)                                 CPL         18            39538690

MELCHER RICHMOND A (BG) (748)              SGT        18            31319528

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Paulnock Crow's Nest

Took off at 0545 hours from Hardstand #18.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0855 hours from 14,400 feet.

"6 bombs hit left building. 8 bombs hit middle building. 1 bomb hit close to right building. Good coverage of area. Other target areas covered and smoke billowing out of them. 5 190s reported near Anthon (?) above formation 1000 yards at 12 o'clock at 0910 hours and 14,400 feet."

Slight damage reported.

Flak damage to #3 cylinder, #3 engine, push rod housing. Being repaired.

Landed 1141 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Johnson (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Paulnock

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #51, 18th Squadron

Paulnock (P)                          2 Lt         OK

Baskin (CP)                           2 Lt         OK

Barseth (N)                            2 Lt         OK

Bartels (B)                             2 Lt         OK

Woollacott (R)                      S/Sgt      OK

Fillman (E)                             S/Sgt      OK

Melcher (NG)                        Sgt          OK

Johnson (TG)                        Sgt          OK

McCarthy (BG)                     Sgt          OK

Edwards (G)                          Sgt          OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0454 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0921 hours from 18,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1059 hours.

Oxygen regulator out. Inspected and repaired. #3 engine runs rough. Inspected and being replaced.

Paulnock, R. S. (P)

Baskin, W. M. (CP)

Barseth, E. A. (N)

Woollacott, A. (R)

Fillman, D. K. (E)

Melcher, R. A. (NG)

Johnson, C. N. (TG)

McCarthy, J. J. (BG)

Edwards, J. L. (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Paulnock Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1035 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1807 hours.

#1 supercharger fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Paulnock, R. S. (P)

Baskin, W. M. (CP)

Barseth, E. A. (N)

Woollacott, A. (R)

Fillman, D. K. (E)

Melcher, R. A. (NG)

Johnson, C. N. (TG)

McCarthy, J. J. (BG)

Edwards, J. L. (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0655 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a camera, type not shown.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1304 hours.

#3 fuel cell punctured by flak. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. #3 fuel cell, right wing.

Bomb-bay door linkage broken from bombardier’s compartment. Repaired.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Johnson (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

                     May 31, 1944 41-29464 B/Q Paulnock The Un-Limited

Took off at 1426 hours on a flight to Debach.

Aircraft transferred to Debach.

Landing accident at Debach, Station 152.

Paulnock, Russell S. (P)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1608 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 4-2 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2015 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2220 hours.

Right waist ammunition chute broken. Repaired.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Wolacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Johnson (TG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94849 L/J Paulnock Maid of Fury (ground spare)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1658 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

Landed 2325 at Rattlesden.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Fillman (E)

Johnson, C. A. (R) (from crew #54)

McCarthy (G)

Melcher (G)

Edwards (G)

Johnson, C. H. (G)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 44-40436 L/D 18BS Paulnock Nancy

Took off at 1707 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2042 hours from 19,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed at Hunsden.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartels (B)

Wolacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Johnson (G)

Melcher (G)

McCarthy (G)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-29510 D/V (scheduled for Paulnock but did not fly)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 18BS Paulnock (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0532 hours.

Flew as an Airborne spare. Flew the mission, taking up position 4-4 in a Squadron, probably the Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1111 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartels (B)

Wollacott (R)

Filliman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Johnson (TG)

Melcher (NG)

Labuda, S. J. (G)  (a write-in)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0338 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

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

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0948 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Woollacott (R)

Filliman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Birko (G) (from Crew #13)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94762 B/K 18BS Paulnock The Uninvited

Took off at 1637 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,000 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2252 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Woollacott (R)

Filliman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Sumpter (G)

Mongeon (NG) (from Crew #46)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40441 D/N 18BS Paulnock Floogie Boo    

Took off at 1753 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Group B (18th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2058 hours from 22,700 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2213 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0434 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0816:30 hours from 21,500 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 0959 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Crawford (G) (from crew #48)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Paulnock Cokey Flo

Took off at 1542 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 2022 hours from 19,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2234 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Richart (CP) (a write-in)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Fleming (G) ( a write-in)

Burnett (G) (from crew #37)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0538 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1204 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Brave (TG) (a write-in)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1028 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Took up position in the 3rd element in Group B when Runyan 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 info possibly incorrect.)

No damage reported.

Landed 1509 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Blinkinson (TG) (a write-in)

Moss (NG) (a write-in)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Paulnock Skotty

Took off at 1704 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 24,000 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 2137 hours.

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94904 B/P Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1007 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1504 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Blinkinson (TG) (a write-in)

Moss (NG) (a write-in)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 7BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl 

Scheduled but did not take off.

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 1641 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 20,750 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2213 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woolacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Melcher (NG)

Edwards (G)

Frye (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 41-29542 B/L 18BS Paulnock Rough House Kate

Took off at 0549 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0930 hours from 22,900 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1141 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Maxwell, N. H. (G) (a write-in)

Riley, J. (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0956 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1510 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Frye (TG) (a write-in)

Crooch (NG) (a write-in)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0748 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 12,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1302 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Hall (NG) (a write-in)

Rielly (G) (a write-in) (probably should be Reilly, see below)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0504 hours.

Flew position 3-3, 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.

Aborted due to engine failure.

Landed 0756 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Hall (G) (a write-in)

Reilly (G) ( a write-in)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Paulnock

Took off at 0506 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 16 250 lb bombs and 4 M-17 bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0910 hours.

Cowl flaps don't close far enough; interphone weak. Inspected and replaced.

Charging cable broken on left gun of tail turret. Replaced.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Riely (G) (a write-in)

Hall (G) (a write-in)

NOTE: The regular TG, Johnson, who has not flown since June 12, 1944, is listed as in the hospital.

 

CREW #63; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Barseth (N)

Bartells (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Hall (NG)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock

Took off at 0920 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1310 hours from 22,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1552 hours.

C-1 wallows at altitude. Inspected and repaired. (could also be G-1 or O-1)

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-28820 L/L 18BS Paulnock Four-Five Time

Took off at 1559 hours.

Landed 2058 hours.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

No crew loading lists available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 18BS Paulnock Belle of the Brawl

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40267 B/A 18BS Paulnock (Aborted mechanical, Brought back bombs)

Oil out in #1 engine. Could not feather.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-28878 D/Y 18BS Paulnock The Heavenly Body

#2 & #4 superchargers lag; flight gyro irrational; #4 cylinder head temperature is low. Inspected and repaired.

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)

Rosen (Photographer)

 

CREW #63; 18th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Paulnock (P)

Baskin (CP)

Mollenburg (N)

Bartels (B)

Woollacott (R)

Fillman (E)

Reilly (TG)

McCarthy (BG)

Edwards (G)