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Ray crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #54; 391st Squadron

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94748 L/A 391BS Ray Undecided

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94748 L/A 391BS Ray Undecided

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Ray Undecided

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Ray Undecided

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40482 B/M Ray unknown name (ground spare lead)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40328 L/K 391BS Ray This Above All  (deputy lead)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40328 L/K This Above All  (scheduled for Ray but used by Bower)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray (lead)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe (lead)

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe (lead)

 

CREW #85; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40267 B/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-50613 L/A Holy Joe (scheduled for Ray but replaced)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Ray Sunshine Rose

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-50613 L/A Ray Holy Joe (Weather ship)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Ray This Above All  (lead Target #1)

 

CREW #85; 391st Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Ray

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8170 H/M Ray (PFF) (flew with 490BG)

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8150 H/R 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8158 H/F 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8140 H/I 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8140 H/I 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Ray (PFF)

 

CREW #6; 4th Squadron

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8237 H/I 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #91 November 16, 1944 .145 391BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8237 H/I 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Ray (PPF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8356 H/C 4BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8237 H/I 4BS Ray (PFF)

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #54; 391st Squadron Holy Joe

RAY JAMES H (P) (1024)                                   CAPT     391          O-442232

KORF ROBERT S (CP) (1024)                            2 LT        391          O-816501

WENTZ TOWNSEND H (N) (1034)                  1 LT        391          O-736740

HOHNSTREITER JOHN I (B) (1035)                 2 LT        391          O-669294

JAMBOR STEVEN G (AEG) (748)                     T/SGT    391          35307156

JOHNSON CHESTER A (ROG) (757)                T/SGT    391          11021290

KING ERNEST C (AG) (612)                               S/SGT     391          20928116

DODSON ROBERT W (BG) (748)                      SGT        391          34644283

GRZESKOWIAK RAYMOND E (BG) (748)     SGT        391          32831163

 

May 13 1944 Special Order #99, par. 4 & 5

1 Lt Warren E Gray, O-725287 is relieved from Crew #2, Gray and assigned to Crew #54, Ray.

2 Lt Robert S Korf, O-816501 is relieved from Crew #54 Ray and assigned to Crew #69, Stewart

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 42-94748 L/A 391BS Ray Undecided

Took off from Hardstand #19.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the secondary target at 0923 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Lights on "G" box inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Ray, J. H. (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot) Maj.

Gray, W. E. (CP)

Wentz, T. H. (N)

Gombert, D. (N) (from Crew #67)

Honinstrieter, J. I. (B)

Johnson, C. A. (R)

Jamber, S. G. (E)

Layton, L. W. (TG)

Grzeskowiak, R. E. (BG)

Welch, D. E. (G)

 

May 24, 1944 Ray

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #54, 391st Squadron

Ray, J. H. (P) OK

Gray, W. E. (CP) OK

Wentz, T. H. (N) OK

Hohnstreiter, J. I. (B) OK

Johnson, C. A. (R) OK

Jamber, S. G. (E) OK

Dodson, R. W. (NG) OK

Layton, L. D. (TG) OK

Grzeskowiak, R. E. (BG) OK

Welch, D. E. (G) OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94748 L/A 391BS Ray Undecided

Took off at 0826 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1607 hours.

Ray (P)

Wackwitz (Command Pilot) Col

Vinge (CP) (from crew #62)

Wentz (N)

Gombert (N) (from Crew #67)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jamber (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Layton (TG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

May 28, 1944, Special Order #114, par. 4 & 5

1 Lt Warren E Gray, O-725287, is relieved from Crew #54, Ray, and assigned to Crew #62, Smith, OE, as Co-Pilot.

2 Lt Clarence L Vinge, O-854943, is relieved from Crew #62, Smith OE, and is assigned to Crew #54, Ray, as Co-Pilot.

 

May 28, 1944 42-94748 L/A Ray

Took off at 1618 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1711 hours.

 

May 30, 1944 42-94748 L/P Ray Undecided

Took off at 1402 hours from Hardstand #19 on a local flight.

Landed 1517 hours.

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Ray Undecided

Took off at 0747 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead of 391st Squadron

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

Mission was Recalled.

Landed 1227 hours.

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N) (from Crew #69)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jamber (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Layton (TG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Ray Undecided

Took off at 0235 hours.

Flew Lead of 3rd Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

G box inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Ray, J. H. (P) Capt

Fandel, W. H. (Command Pilot) Maj

Wentz, T. H. (N) 1 Lt

Stellmach, R. E. (N) 2 Lt (from Crew #69)

Hohnstreiter, J. I. (B) 1 Lt

Jambor, S. G. (E) T/Sgt

Johnson, C. A. (R) T/Sgt

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

Grzeskowiak, R. E. (BG) S/Sgt

Dodson, R. W. (NG) S/Sgt

Layton, L. D. (TG) Sgt

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Took off at 0315 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 0757 hours from 18,000 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 0933 hours.

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

LeBailly (Command Pilot)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jamber (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (TG)

Welch (G)

 

June 17, 1944 44-40323 Ray

Took off at 1537 hours on local flight.

No landing time shown.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 44-40323 L/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Took off at 1449 hours from Hardstand #22.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1915 hours from 20,100 feet.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 2152 hours.

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Wackwitz (Command Pilot)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (TG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 44-40482 B/M Ray unknown name (ground spare lead)

 

June 24, 1944 42-94849 L/J Ray

Took off at 1922 hours on a local flight.

Landed 2016 hours.

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40328 L/K 391BS Ray This Above All  (deputy lead)

Took off at 1018 hours.

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Group C, with target of Montloois Ferme.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1349 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1520 hours.

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

July 6, 1944 42-50585 L/G or L/D Ray

Took off at 1400 hours on a flight to either the Bombing Range or to Sudbury.

Landed 1445 hours.

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40328 L/K This Above All  (scheduled for Ray but used by Bower)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray (lead)

Took off at 0446 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0930 hours.

Ray (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

July 13, 1944 42-50613 L/A Ray

Took off at 1407 hours.

Landed 1527 hours.

 

July 14, 1944 42-50613 L/A Ray

Took off at 1334 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1452 hours.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe (lead)

Took off at 0630 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 20,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1312 hours.

Ray (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot) Maj.

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-50585 L/D 391BS Ray

Took off at 0535 hours.

Flew Lead of High Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0930 hours from 23,500 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1200 hours.

Gee box went out before leaving England.

Magneto booster coil broken. Inspected and repaired.

Ray (P)

Crabtree (Command Pilot)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

July 20, 1944 42-50613 L/A Ray

Took off at 1354 hours on a flight to the bombing range.

Landed 1615 hours.

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe

Took off at 0946 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 cloud over target area.

Landed 1458 hours.

Ray (P)

Richey (Command Pilot)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Layton (NG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-50613 L/A 391BS Ray Holy Joe (lead)

Took off at 0736 hours.

Flew Lead of Low Squadron.

Carried 6 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 12,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1259 hours.

Ray (P)

Crabtree (Command Pilot)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Stellmach (N2)

Hohnstreitter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Layton (NG)

Dodson (NG)

Welch (G)

 

CREW #85; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Stellmach (N)

Wentz (N)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson, C. A. (R)

Jambor (E)

Dodson (NG)

(TG)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-50613 L/A Holy Joe (scheduled for Ray but replaced)

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 44-40267 B/A 391BS Ray (lead)

Ray (P)

Wackwitz (Command Pilot)

Vinge (CP)

Stellmach (N)

Wentz (N)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson, C. A. (R)

Jambor (E)

Dodson (NG)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Ray Sunshine Rose

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-50613 L/A Ray Holy Joe (Weather ship)

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Wentz (N)

Johnson, C. A. (R)

Jambor (E)

Dodson (NG)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Welch (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40328 L/B 391BS Ray This Above All  (lead Target #1)

Ray (P)

Fandel (Command Pilot) Maj.

Vinge (CP)

Stellmach (N)

Wentz (N)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson, C. A. (R)

Jambor (E)

Dodson (NG)

Grzeskowiak (BG)

Welch (G)

 

CREW #85; 391st Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Ray (P)

Vinge (CP)

Stellmach (N)

Hohnstreiter (B)

Johnson (R)

Jambor (E)

Dobson (NG)

Grseskowiak (BG)

Welch (G)

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Ray

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8170 490BG Ray (PFF) (Flew with 490BG)

Flew Deputy Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Ray (P)

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8150 H/R 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8158 H/F 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8140 H/I 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8140 H/I 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Ray (PFF)

 

CREW #6; 4th Squadron

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8237 H/I 18BS Ray (PFF)

Took off at 0802 ours.

Landed 1547 hours.

Ray, Joseph H. (P) Capt O-442232

Freeman, Edmund F. (Command Pilot) Maj O-385397

Vinge, Clarence L. 1 Lt O-854953

Wentz, Townsend H. Capt O-736740

Wanfried, Harold Capt O-736736

Watkins, Irvin G. 2 Lt O-707460

Hohnstreiter, John I. 1 Lt O-669294

Johnston, Chester A. T/Sgt 11021290

Jambor, Steve G. T/Sgt 35307156

Welch, Daniel E. S/Sgt 31043114

Grzeskowiak, Raymond E. S/Sgt 32831163

 

Mission #91 November 16, 1944 .145 391BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8237 H/I 7BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Ray (PPF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8356 H/C 4BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8237 H/I 4BS Ray (PFF)