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Salveson crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #50; 18th Squadron

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare – returned)

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Salveson Belle of the Brawl (Airborne spare)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40323 L/A Salveson (a ground spare taken over by Salveson)

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 18BS Salveson War Eagle

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Salveson Crow's Nest (Airborne spare - flew the mission)

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Salveson Skotty

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Salveson unknown name

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O 7BS Salveson Patches apparently did not take off.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Salveson Sunshine Rose

 

CREW #62; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94762 L/Y The Uninvited (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Salveson Tiger Rag

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29500 E/J 18BS Salveson Ramblin’ Reck

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Salveson Generator Jennie

 

Crew #62; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #50; 18th Squadron

SALVESON LEON E (P) (1024)                          2 LT        18            O-687346

BROWNE WILLIAM J (CP) (1024)                   2 LT        18            O-760558

CALLEY WALTER M (N) (1034)                      2 LT        18            O-703946

ZUKAITIS FRANK J (B) (1035)                         2 LT        18            O-698076

DEMKO JOHN W (AEG) (748)                          SGT        18            31315034

LEHMAN ACY R (ROG) (757)                           SGT        18            12061922

QUINTER PAUL M (AG) (748)                          SGT        18            15394137

CROOCH JOSEPH J (BG) (611)                          PFC         18            13097574

DuBUQUE NORMAN O (BG) (611)                  PFC         18            39556487

 

                     May 24, 1944 Salveson

Crew Status Report 1000 hours.

Crew #50, 18th Squadron

Salveson (P)                          2 Lt         DNIF (not sure what this means)

Browne (CP)                          2 Lt         OK

Colley, W. M. (N)                 2 Lt         OK

Zukaitis (B)                           2 Lt         DNIF

Lehman (R)                            S/Sgt      OK

Demko (E)                              S/Sgt      OK

DuBuque (NG)                      Sgt          OK

Quinter (TG)                          Sgt          DNIF

Crooch (BG)                          Sgt          OK

Brave (G)                               Sgt          OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0457 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary target at 0912 hours from 17,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Salveson, L. E. (P)

Simpson, R. M. (CP) (a write-in)

Colley, W. M. (N)

Lehman, A. R. (R)

Demko, J. W. (E)

DuBuque, N. O. (NG)

Quinter, P. M. (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare – returned)

Took off at 0856 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Returned early when not needed.

Carried 10 100 lb GP bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Landed 1226 hours.

Salveson (P)

Brower (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Crooch (BG)

Quinter (TG)

DuBuque (NG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #6 May 29, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0753 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1234 hours from 21,200 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1634 hours.

Bank & turn indicator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Salveson (P)

Brower (CP)

Colley (N)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

DuBuque (NG)

Quinter (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0658 hours from Hardstand #13.

Flew position 4-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1107 hours from 22,800 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1258 hours.

#3 supercharger oscillates at altitude; bank and turn indicator inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Flak damage: Slight. Leading edge of left wing.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Jones, D. (E) (from another crew)

DuBuque (NG)

Quinter (TG)

Crooch (BG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #9 June 4, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1603 hours from Hardstand #13.

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

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2016 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2226 hours.

Upper turret left solenoid cannon plug broken. Replaced.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Pell (BG) (from crew #23)

Quinter (TG)

DuBuque (NG)

Brave (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #11 June 6, 1944 42-94904 B/P 18BS Salveson Belle of the Brawl

Took off at 0624 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Due to 10/10 clouds, brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1225 hours.

#2 Oil pressure and manifold pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitis (B)

Demko (E)

Lehman (R)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

DuBuque (NG)

Crooch (G)

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1703 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2024 hours from 14,000 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Demko (E)

Lehman (R)

Brave (G)

Quinter (G)

Dubuque (G)

Crooch (G)

 

                       June 11, 1944 44-40463 Salveson

Took off at 1447 hours for the Otmoor range.

Landed 1756 hours.

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O Patches  (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 44-40323 L/A Salveson (a ground spare taken over by Salveson)

Took off at 0623 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0916 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1129 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Edwards (G)

 

Mission #16 June 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0339 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

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

No battle damage reported.

Landed 0945 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Breeding (G) (from Crew #48)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1635 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2021 hours from 18,200 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2257 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Crouch (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0511 hours.

Flew as an Airborne spare. Returned early when not needed.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0849 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (G)

Biane (G)

Dubuque (G)

Hyman (from Crew #45)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 41-29566 D/O 18BS Salveson War Eagle

Took off at 0439 hours.

Flew in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 22,700 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1002 hours.

Salveson (P)

Schipani (CP) (from Crew #53)

Colley (N)

Kukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Crooch (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94766 L/F 18BS Salveson Crow's Nest

Took off at 0440 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Flew the mission.

Flew with the 34th BG Squadron, flying with two 493rd BG Squadrons.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0825 hours from 19,350 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1040 hours.

Salveson (P)

Schipani (CP) (from Crew #53)

Colley (N)

Kukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 42-94813 B/E 18BS Salveson Skotty

Took off at 1528 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in the only Squadron flying that day (391st)

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target of Beauvoir at 1900 hours from 24,100 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2008 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Kolenda (E) (from Crew #39)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1015 hours.

Flew position 4-1 of A Group, with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1344/37 hours from 21,990 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1448 hours.

Salveson (P)

Black (CP) (a write-in)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G)

 

Mission #31 July 6, 1944 44-40476 B/I 18BS Salveson unknown name

Took off at 1702 hours.

Landed and took off again at 1730 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2026 hours from 24,100 feet.

Slight flak damage reported.

Landed 2136 hours.

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94787 D/C Salveson Set 'em Up

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches

Took off at 1006 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in Low Squadron, B Group.

Landed 1540 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP) 

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94889 B/O 7BS Salveson Patches

Scheduled but did not take off.

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1641 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018/10 hours from 20,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2210 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP) 

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Crooch (G)

Syringe (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0656 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1051 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1330 hours.

Salveson (P)

Ray, L. S. (CP) (a write-in)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson Patches (Airborne spare)

Took off at 0655 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Aborted at 5220N-0230E and jettisoned all bombs 30 miles East of South Wash.

Aborted: Gas leak #3 tank. New gas cap installed.

Landed 0814 hours.

No sortie.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

                       July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson

Took off at 0918 hours on a test hop.

Landed 0930 hours.

 

                       July 21, 1944 42-94889 B/O Salveson

Took off at 0955 hours on a test hop.

Landed 1021 hours.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1000 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

Landed 1509 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syringe (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94889 B/O 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0750 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 1303 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #43 July 27, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0503 hours.

Flew position 3-1, 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 0941 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

Syring (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 44-40323 L/C 391BS Salveson Sunshine Rose

Took off at 0512 hours.

Flew position 1-3 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 0913 hours.

Mixture control inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Quinter (BG)

Brave (TG)

Dubuque (NG)

 

CREW #62; 18th Squadron (as of July 31, 1944)

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

Crook (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 0928 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs, Dropped on Primary at 1310 hours from 23,500 feet.

Reported Slight battle damage.

Landed 1545 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Took off at 1548 hours.

Landed 2058 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94762 L/Y The Uninvited (scheduled for Salveson but replaced)      

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94908 E/I 18BS Salveson Tiger Rag

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94889 E/Y 18BS Salveson Patches

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 41-29500 E/J 18BS Salveson Ramblin’ Reck

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40320 B/D 18BS Salveson Generator Jennie

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitus (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

Dubuque (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Crew #62; 18th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

DuBuguq (NG)

Brave (TG)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Took off from Hardstand #13 at 0617 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in 34 A Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1010 hours from 21,300 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1126 hours.

Salveson (P)

Browne (CP)

Colley (N)

Zukaitis (B)

Lehman (R)

Demko (E)

DuBuguq (NG)

Reiley (TG) (a write-in)

Quinter (BG)

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson