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Pedigo crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #38; 18th Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52696 E/N 18BS Pedigo Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Pedigo Patches

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Pedigo Collapsible Susie

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Pedigo Collapsible Susie

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94811D/K 18BS Pedigo Tommy Thumper II

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Pedigo Undecided

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo            apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo (spare – did not take off)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Pedigo unknown name

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

 

CREW #68; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Pedigo Misschief

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40486 B/L 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo  (Major battle damage)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #38; 18th Squadron

PEDIGO WILLIAM E (P) (1024)                        2 LT        18            O-686592

DANIELIAN LEO (CP) (1024)                            2 LT        18            O-760261

McCALL RODERICK H (N) (1034)                   2 LT        18            O-704033

GEOGHEGAN EDGAR D (B) (1035)                  F/O         18            T-1539

SAXEN ROBERT (AEG) (748)                           SGT        18            17071052

OVERHOLT CHARLES B (ROG) (757)             S/SGT     18            32731413

WADE FRANCIS A (AG) (612)                         SGT        18            12077782

POIRIER SIDNEY L (BG) (611)                           CPL         18            33551701

JONES WILLIAM T JR (BG) (748)                    SGT        18            33616766

 

May 17, 1944 41-29562 ?/? ?BS Pedigo crash-landed on a training flight and salvaged

B-24H 41-29562 Tommy Thumper salvaged with non-battle damage. This plane had suffered a hard landing after a training flight. Pilot: Pedigo.

RTD Pedigo, William E. (P)                                 2 Lt            4          O-686592

RTD Danielian, Leo (CP)                                     2 Lt            4          O-760261

RTD McColl, Roderich H. (N)                            2 Lt             4          O-704033

RTD Saxen, Robert (E)                                        Sgt              4          17071052

RTD Overholt, Charles N. (R)                            S/Sgt          4          32731413

RTD Poirier, Sidney L. (G)                                  Sgt              4          33551701

RTD Storer, Lester F. (G)                                    Sgt              4          35474257

RTD Wade, Francis A. (G)                                 Sgt              4          12077782

RTD Jones, William T. Jr. (G)                             Sgt              4          33616766

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0514 hours.

Was to fly position 3-3 in High Squadron but shifted to position 3-1 when Brain aborted.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0932 hours from 22,500 feet.

Landed 1053 hours.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Storer, L. F. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Wade, F. A. (BG)

Brave, V. L. (G) (from crew #50)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Pedigo

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #38, 18th Squadron

Pedigo (P)                              2 Lt         OK

Danielian (CP)                       2 Lt         OK

McColl (N)                            2 Lt         OK

Geoghegan (B)                     F/O         OK

Overholt (R)                          S/Sgt      OK

Saxon (E)                               Sgt          OK

Storer (NG)                            Sgt          OK

Poirier (TG)                            Sgt          OK

Wade (BG)                            Sgt          OK

Jones, W. T. (G)                   Sgt          Hosp.

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-52696 E/N 18BS Pedigo Cookie’s Wailing Wall

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0920 hours. No altitude report.

No damage reported.

Landed 1052 hours.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Geoghegon, E. D. (B)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Storer, L. F. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Wade, E. A. (BG)

Thomas, J. M. (G) (from crew #50)

 

                     May 27, 1944 Pedigo

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Jones, W. T. (G)   Sgt          In Hospital

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Pedigo Patches

Took off at 1030 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1813 hours.

#1 prop governor inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)

Danielian, L. (CP)

McColl, R. H. (N)

Overholt, C. N. (R)

Saxen, R. (E)

Wade, E. A. (NG)

Poirier, S. L. (TG)

Eshman (NG) (from crew #49)

Clune (G) (from crew #39)

 

                     May 31, 1944 41-29569 Pedigo

Took off at 1430 hours on a flight to Debach.

Aircraft transferred to Debach.

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Pedigo Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1604 hours from Hardstand #17.

Flew position 2-3 in the one 34th BG Squadron on this mission.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2014 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2211 hours.

#2 engine overheated. Inspected and repaired

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghgan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Wade (NG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94879 B/D 18BS Pedigo Collapsible Susie

Took off at 0228 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed 1053 hours.

Pedigo, W. E. (P)                  2 Lt

Danielian, L. (CP)                 2 Lt

Geoghgan, E. (B)                  F/O

Saxen, R. (E)                          S/Sgt

Overholt, C. N. (R)               S/Sgt

Wade, F. A. (AG)                 S/Sgt

Storer, L. F. (G)                     Sgt

Edwards, J. L. (G)                 Sgt

Johnson, C. H. (G)                Sgt         

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Pedigo Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0529 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped 44 bombs on the Primary at 0917 hours from 20,000 feet. No report on the other bombs.

No damage reported.

Landed 1123 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94811D/K 18BS Pedigo Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0351 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

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

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0949 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Pedigo Undecided

Took off at 1635 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2259 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Daniellian (CP)

Palmer (N)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0500 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera, taking photos at 0914.30 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 23,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1147 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Hart (CP)

Steiner (N)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Stoner (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1751 hours.

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

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2057 hours from 23,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2214 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1501 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1917 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2156 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1527 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 23,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2006 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Maddox, R. D. (N) (a write-in)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0537 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

Landed 1210 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Smith, T. H. (N) (from Crew #45)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Kolenda (E) (from Crew #39)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1017 hours.

Flew position 4-3 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1345 hours from 21,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1447 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Babcock (N) (a write in)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1705 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 23,800 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 2136 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40486 B/C Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1003 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1566 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40486 B/C 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1645 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 2211 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Smith (N) (a write-in)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0650 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1053 hours from 19,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1335 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP) ???

Saunders (CP) (a write in) (Two co-pilots?)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Airborne spare but did not take off.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0958 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1507 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 44-40486 B/C 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0749 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 11,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1248 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Pedigo unknown name

Took off at 0505 hours.

Flew position 1-3, 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.

Landed 0950 hours.

#2 engine throws oil excessively; #3 turbo oscillates. Inspected & repaired.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40486 E/W 7BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 3-2 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 0915 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielson (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxon (E)

Wade (BG)

Poirier (TG)

Storer (NG)

Jones (G)

 

CREW #68; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

                  (N)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Storer (NG)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 0930 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1310 hours from 23,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1545 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Danhauer (N) (a write-in)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Took off at 1549 hours.

Landed 2057 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

DanHauer (B) (a write-in)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Woodrich (N) (a write-in)

Danhaver (B) (a write-in)

Huhta (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94880 E/G 18BS Pedigo Misschief

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Danhaver (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Geoghegan (B)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40486 B/L 18BS Pedigo Cokey Flo  (Major battle damage)

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

Danhaver (B) (a write-in)

Overholt (R)

Saxen (E)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

CREW #

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo

Took off from Hardstand #14 at 0601 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in 34 A Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped 29 bombs on the Primary at 1008 hours from 20,800 feet. Jettisoned 1 bomb.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1127 hours.

Pedigo (P)

Danielian (CP)

McColl (N)

Danhever (B)

Huhta (R)

Benscotor (E) (from Crew #73)

Poirier (TG)

Wade (BG)

Jones, W. T. (G)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38304 B/L 18BS Pedigo