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Smith, J C Crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #30; 7th Squadron. Flew over on 41-28851 The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94880 E/H 7BS Smith, J. C. Misschief

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-28878 B/J 7BS Smith, J. C. The Heavenly Body (ground spare)

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40458 E/J 7BS Smith, J. C. Picadilly Tilly (Aborted at coast – Navigator’s oxygen out)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40421 B/F Smith, J. C.

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-28851 E/M Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin (Air spare – returned early)

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 41-28878 B/J Smith, J. C. The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Smith, J. C.

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Wrangler

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Smith, J. C.

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29542 D/X 7BS Smith, J. C. Rough House Kate

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin (Airborne spare)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Smith, J. C. Boots

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J.C. The Near Sighted Robin

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38280 E/M 4BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #30; 7th Squadron. Flew over on 41-28851 The Near Sighted Robin

SMITH JAMES C  (P) (1024)                              1 LT        7              O-728755

LUPEI VICTOR (CP) (1024)                                2 LT        7              O-816796

PACHOLSKI ROBERT M (N) (1034)                2 LT        7              O-700046

MUENTE FREDERICK R (B) (1035)                  2 LT        7              O-695514

HILTNER EDWIN B (AEG) (748)                      S/SGT     7              17111310

WORKMAN BENSON E (ROG) (757)              S/SGT     7              35627533

TROUP JAMES H (AG) (612)                            SGT        7              36641240

HALL HERBERT B (BG) (611)                           SGT        7              16096164

MORRISON DONALD M (BG) (611)                SGT        7              36306642

MINK CLAYTON (On this crew but shipped to England on the USS Wakefield.)                                 

 

April 13, 1944 Special Order 1100; Headquarters Station #11; Caribean Wing, ATC; Morrison Field; West Palm Beach, Florida.

Subject: Movement Orders, Flight Echelons, Shipment 5464.

B-24 41-28851 5464-CZ51

1 Lt         James C. Smith                      O-728755                (P)

2 Lt         Victor T. Lupie                      O-816796                (CP)

2 Lt         Robert M. Pacholski            O-700046                (N)

2 Lt         Frederick R. Muente            O-695514                (B)

S/Sgt      Edwin B. Hiltner                   17111310                (AEMG)

S/Sgt      Benson E. Workman            35627533                (ROMG)

Sgt          James H. Troup                    36641240                (AG)

Sgt          Herbert B. Hall                      16096164                (CG)

Sgt          Donald M. Morrison           36306642                (CG)

Maj         Roy E. Tavasti                      O-401550                (X) Non-combat crewmember. Assigned shipment 5464-AZ

NOTE: Tavasti was 7th Squadron CO.

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                 Etampes Mondesir

Took off at 0527 hours from Hardstand #4.    

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Made runs at 0905 hours and 0910 hours but did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

"Made 2 runs and did not drop either time."

No damage reported.

Landed 1202 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #2 May 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                 Poix

Took off at 0458 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 2-1 in the Squadron.

Carried 12 x 500 lb. General purpose bombs. Brought back all bombs. Hazy over target, patches of cloud. 10 miles visibility.

No damage to plane or crew.

Landed 1043 hours.

#3 generator out. Inspected and repaired.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Smith, J. C.

Crew Status Report 1800 hours.

Crew #30, 7th Squadron

Smith, J. C. (P)                       1 Lt         OK

Lupei, V. T. (CP)                   2 Lt         OK

Pacholski (N)                        2 Lt         OK

Muente, F. R. (B)                  2 Lt         OK

Workman, B. E. (R)              S/Sgt      OK

Hiltner, E. B. (E)                    S/Sgt      OK

Morrison, D. M. (NG)          Sgt          OK

Hall, H. B. (TG)                     Sgt          OK

Mink, C. A. (BG)                   Sgt          OK

Troup, J. H. (WG)                 Sgt          OK

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                 Metz

Took off at 0847 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 x 100 lb. M47-A incendiary bombs. Brought back all bombs. Did not bomb because Lead did not drop bombs.

No damage to the plane or crew. 

Landed 1558 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner  (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                 Lutzkendorf

Took off at 1039 hours from Hardstand #4.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb. GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1500 hours from 21,600 ft. Hits in entire area just East of distillers. Heavy smoke.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 1757 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (G)

 

Mission #8 May 31, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                 Jemelle, Belgium

Took off at 0756 hours.

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

The mission was Recalled.

Landed 1231 hours.

Changing handle, Left Gun nose turret; clutch stripped. Repaired with auxiliary changing handle.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (G)

Hall (G)

Mink (G)

Troup (G)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Fleurs

Took off at 0441 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb GP bombs. Brought back all bombs to base due to 10/10 cloud coverage of target.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1045 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Beauvais

Took off at 0507 hours.

Was to fly position 2-1 in Lead Squadron, but ABORTED.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Returned early at 0620 hours due to the pilot being sick. Brought all bombs back to base.

Carried a K-24 camera to record the strike but got no pictures due to aborting.

No damage reported.

Landed 0633 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Laval

Took off at 1642 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb. Bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 18,700 ft.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 2312 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Misburg

Took off at 0503 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0914 hours from 22,320 ft. No bombs outside the target area.

Two large fires were visible upon arrival at the target.

A Convoy was seen just off the enemy coast on the return trip that seemed to be escorted by E-Boats.

Slight flak damage to the plane. Crew uninjured.

Landed 1127 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-94880 E/H 7BS Smith, J. C. Misschief

Took off at 1742 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Group A (7th)

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2054 hours from 23,100 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 2228 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #21 June 23, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Coulommiers

Took off at 1603 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron (493BG supplied Lead and High Squadrons.)

Carried 52 100 lb Frag bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2011 hours from 19,700 feet. Made three runs.

No damage reported.

Landed 2232 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #23 June 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Beaumetz les Aires, Crepieul

Took off at 1633 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 24 x 250 lb general purpose bombs. Dropped bombs at 1943 hours from 22,400 ft. Bombs fell to the left of the target.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 2110 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #25 June 25, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Estemay, Etamps Mondesir

Took off at 1533 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 x 1000 lb bombs. Dropped the bombs at 1943 hours from 20,700 feet.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 2240 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #26 June 27, 1944 41-28878 B/J 7BS Smith, J. C. The Heavenly Body (ground spare)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin               Fallersleben

Took off at 0517 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 x 500 lb general purpose bombs. Dropped the bombs on the primary target at 0939/15 hours from 23,800 ft.

Minor flak damage to the plane. Crew uninjured.

Lost the #3 engine on the bomb run. Flak in the target area was accurate and heavy.

At 0941 hours near the Rally Point, 2 miles from the target, saw a B-24, probably from 493BG on fire in the bomb bays. It dove down, then spiraled to the ground. No chutes were seen.

Landed 1209 hours.

#3 engine failure. Inspected and changing engine.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 44-40458 E/J 7BS Smith, J. C. Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0418 hours.

Was to fly position 2-1 in Lead Squadron, but Aborted at the coast with Navigator's oxygen out.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 0845 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40421 B/F scheduled for Smith, J. C., but replaced

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29559 E/P 7BS Smith, J. C.

Took off at 1037 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1606 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                Montdidiers

Took off at 1632 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 x 250 lb bombs. Dropped the bombs on the primary target at 2018 hours from 22,600 ft.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 2216 hours.

Flak in St. Saen area from 4-8 guns which were accurate to altitude but didn’t track.

At the target, flak was barrage type, inaccurate probably due to chaff.

Observed activity on the runways and dispersal areas of the Denain airfield.

Smith, J. C. Jr. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 41-28851 E/M Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                        Neuvy sur Loire

Took off at 0702 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare for the 490BG formation. Aborted: mechanical; cylinder blown on #3 engine.

Carried 5 x 1000 lb bombs. Returned early and landed away from the base so there is no record of whether the bombs were jettisoned or brought back.

Landed 1005 at Levenham. No record of the return to Mendlesham.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 41-28878 B/J Smith, J. C. The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

Did not take off.

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                Walldura and Weilbach (targets of opportunity)

Took off at 0620 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 10 x 500 lb bombs. Dropped the bombs 30 miles South of Hamburg through a “putrid overcast” at 0950 hours from 25,500 ft.

Carried a K-20 camera.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Landed 1258 hours.

#1 turbosupercharger fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                St. Lo area

Took off at 0948 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

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

Flak was encountered at 1240 ˝ hours from an accurate 4 gun battery. No damage to the plane or crew.

A B-24 from 34BG Lead Squadron was hit by flak, spun down and exploded. No chutes were seen.

Landed 1520 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 41-28851 E/M The Near Sighted Robin (scheduled for Smith, J. C. but changed)

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-52755 D/F 7BS Smith, J. C.

Took off at 0739 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb fragmentation bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 12,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1250 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin                Brussels and Ghent

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0828 hours from 21,300 feet.

Slight battle damage reported.

Reported heavy tracking flak in Brussels at 0828 hours and a mobile 4 gun flak battery at Ghent at 0834 hours.

Landed 1004 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Mink (BG)

Hall (TG)

Morrison (NG)

Troup (WG)

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Smith, J. C.  The Wrangler

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0925 hours.

Flight indicator inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Smith, J. C.

Took off at 0915 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in High-High Squadron .

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped 17 bombs on the Primary at 1310 hours from 24,200 feet. Brought back 3 bombs due to rack malfunction.

No damage reported.

Landed 1540 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29542 D/X 7BS Smith, J. C. Rough House Kate

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin            Brussels

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 x 500 lb bombs. Dropped the bombs on the primary target at 1930 hours from 22,100 ft.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Saw smoke coming from East of the canal and bomb hits West of the canal and some hits direct on target. Observed 40 barges parked in rows.

At the target the tracking flak was high and to the left.

At 1946 hours, encountered flak from a mobile 4 to 6 gun battery, about 20 bursts in all, again high and to the left, these on a track between Ghent and Laharen.

There is a leak in the oxygen system someplace in the plane, don’t know where but suspect in the waist area.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #56 August 10, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin          Sens

Flew as an airborne spare but flew the mission with the Lead Squadron (18 Sq.) in position 4-4, “Tail End Charlie.”

Carried 24 x 500 lb bombs. Dropped bombs at 1033 hours from 11,700 ft. on a fuel dump North of Sens.

“Our pattern fell past the target in a field just beyond some buildings beyond the target.”

The “B” group (391st Sq.) had a close pattern. Tank burning with black oil smoke rising up to 4 to 5,000 ft.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Mink (BG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin          Tousus Lenobles, Orleans

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 x 100 lb bombs. Dropped  bombs on the Toussus Airfield at 1205 hours from 23,000 ft. Good pattern on the target.

One ship (with 493BG?) dropped bombs behind the Bomb Line.

No damage to the plane or crew.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (W)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin          Various Buzz-bomb sites

Flew in Low Squadron as Lead of the second element of target group 5.

Carried 52 x 100 lb bombs. Dropped bombs at assigned target at 1318 hours from 17,200 ft. Bombs hit fields over and to the right of the target. Practically no damage to the roads. Encountered flak at 1315 hours at Gassicourt, 4 bursts of 5 guns, low and right, heavy, meager.

Plane received minor flak damage. Crew uninjured.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. The Near Sighted Robin          Saintes

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 x 500 lb general purpose bombs. About an hour from the target the cylinder head on #3 engine blew out. Lost altitude and so dropped behind the formation.

Picked a target outside the bomb line and dropped bombs at 1018 hours from 13,500 ft. on the main road from Nantes to Parthenay. Four bombs hit in train down the road.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29599 L/T 7BS Smith, J. C. Boots            

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (WG)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-28851 E/M 7BS Smith, J.C. The Near Sighted Robin           Roye Amy Airfield

Took off at 0631 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 x 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the primary target at 0957 hours from 21,500 feet.

The plane suffered slight battle damage, about 50 flak holes in the fuselage and wings, but the crew was uninjured.

Landed 1147 hours.

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (WG)

 

CREW #41; 7th Squadron (as of the transition to B-17s)

Smith, J. C. (P)

Lupei (CP)

Pacholski (N)

Muente (B)

Workman (R)

Hiltner (E)

Morrison (NG)

Hall (TG)

Troup (G)

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38280 E/M 4BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38280 E/M 7BS Smith, J. C. Missbehaven Raven