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Richart crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-50585 L/G Richart (ground spare – lead)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94845 E/N Richart Miz-Pah (ground spare – did not take off)

 

CREW #43

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Richart Undecided (Airborne spare)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40323 L/N Richart “Sunshine Rose” (Airborne spare)

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94930 E/O 391BS Richart

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29602 L/I Richart (Airborne spare)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Richart Crow's Nest

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Richart Weary Willie

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Richart Rough House Kate (Aborted)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

 

CREW #91; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Richart Patches

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40436 L/O 391BS Richart Nancy

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Richart Sunshine Rose

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 18BS Richart

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40482 B/B 391BS Richart The Dugan Wagon (#2)

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Richart Cokey Flo

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94883 B/N 18BS Richart The Hit Parade

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Richart Boots

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Richart Undecided (slight battle damage)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-50585 L/G Richart (ground spare – lead) Small Change II

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94845 E/N Richart Miz-Pah (ground spare – did not take off)

 

CREW #43

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

Took off at 0543 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1016 hours.

Richart (P)

White

Edwards

Adams

Varga

Walker

Pipes

Starn

Hefner

Woodward

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 42-94748 L/P 391BS Richart Undecided

Took off at 0437 hours.

Flew as Airborne spare. Probably took up position 4-4 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0815 hours from 22,700 feet.

Minor flak damage reported.

Landed 0917 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

Harris (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40323 L/N Richart Sunshine Rose (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1009 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, but flew the mission in position 4-4 of High Squadron, Group A.

Landed 1603 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

Harr(is) (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94930 E/O 391BS Richart

Took off at 0451 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 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 0933 hours.

Richart (P)

Whith (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

Fleming (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29602 L/I Richart (Airborne spare)

Took off at 1648 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 20,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2211 hours.

Richart (P)

Whith (CP)

Edward (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stone (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94766 L/F 391BS Richart Crow's Nest

Took off at 0649 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 19,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1348 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94762 B/K 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Took off at 0520 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0839 hours from 16,000 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1036 hours.

Richart (P)

Whith (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (G)

Stahl (G)

Heffner (G)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #38 July 19, 1944 42-94755 D/D 391BS Richart Weary Willie

Took off at 0545 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0931 hours from 23,300 feet.

Slight flak damage.

Landed 1148 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-29542 B/L 391BS Richart Rough House Kate

Took off at 0617 hours.

Was to fly position 4-1 in Lead Squadron, but aborted.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Aborted and brought all bombs back to base.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Aborted - due to #2 supercharger trouble. (one document has #1 instead of #2, which is mention in two documents)

Landed 0759 hours.

No sortie.

#2 supercharger inoperative. Inspected and new turbo governor installed.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

Took off at 1009 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

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

Landed 1454 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodard (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-29602 L/I 391BS Richart

Took off at 0801 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1040 hours from 11,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1251 hours.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (G)

Stahl (G)

Heffner (G)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron on 490BG.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary of Brussels at 0831 hours from 21,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1003 hours.

Right brake very weak. Inspected & repaired.

Richart (P)

White (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams (B)

Walker (E)

Varga (R)

Pipes (G)

Woodward (G)

Heffner (G)

Stahl (G)

 

CREW #91; 391st Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94879 E/X Collapsible Susie (scheduled for Richart but replaced)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Richart Patches

Took off at 0515 hours.

Flew position 4-2 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 0912 hours.

#4 turbo surges at altitude; heaters inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 44-40436 L/O 391BS Richart Nancy

Took off at 0509 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0844 hours from 19,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1038 hours.

#3 turbo fluctuates; #4 carburetor air temperature out. Inspected and repaired.

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Richart Sunshine Rose

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Took off at 1601 hours.

Landed 2110 hours.

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

Litsey (Photographer)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94771 L/H 391BS Richart

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Bruen (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 18BS Richart

Richart (P)

Sheridan (CP) (a write-in)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94878 L/Q 391BS Richart

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94878 L/Q (scheduled for Richart but replaced)

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 44-40482 B/B 391BS Richart The Dugan Wagon (#2)

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #54 August 7, 1944 42-94762 L/Y 391BS Richart The Uninvited

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Heffner (BG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40486 E/W 18BS Richart Cokey Flo

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40208 L/U 391BS Richart

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94883 B/N 18BS Richart The Hit Parade

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29599 L/T 391BS Richart Boots

Took off at 0625 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0954 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1150 hours.

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94748 L/P 18BS Richart Undecided (slight battle damage)

Richart (P)

White, R. N. (CP)

Edwards (N)

Adams, G. (B)

Varga (R)

Walker (E)

Pipes (NG)

Stahl (TG)

Woodward (G)

 

CREW #

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Took off from Hardstand #22 at 0652 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in 34 D Group.

Carried 38 100GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1041/30 hours from 18,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1155 hours.

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart