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Thrun crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #11 4th Squadron

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Abort)

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Thrun Umbriago

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Thrun Tiger Rag

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29599 L/B 4BS Thrun Boots (Jettisoned – bomb bay doors wouldn’t open. Minor damage)

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun  Tommy Thumper II

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

 

CREW #11 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 4BS Thrun Smitty

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-52755 D/F 18BS Thrun

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Airborne Spare - flew the mission) Major damage

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Aborted – mechanical)

 

CREW #11; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-37864 L/E 4BS Thrun

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Thrun

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38403 H/K 4BS Thrun

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 4BS Thrun Queenie

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #11 4th Squadron

THRUN WARREN E (P) (1024)                         2 LT        4              O-751051

McCAULEY RICHARD H (CP) (1024)              2 LT        4              O-817576

GRIFFITH FRANK R (N) (1034)                        2 LT        4              O-703734

SHERIDAN PHILIP F (B) (1035)                        2 LT        4              O-697782

EZELI BILLIE D (AEG) (748)                              S/SGT     4              38450074

TOTH EUGENE J (ROG) (757)                            SGT        4              31314552

NORTON GEORGE F (AG) (612)                       PVT        4              6981735

MIGLIERELLI ALBERT J (BG) (748)                 PVT        4              12204176

GARCIA GUATEMOZIN (BG) (748)                SGT        4              18232416

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94811   D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II  (incorrectly shown as 2811 on one form)

Took off at 0521 hours from Hardstand #12.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0856 hours from 15,200 feet.

"Poor bombing short of target. No hits. Smoke from target area."

Slight damage.

Landed 1150 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

                     May 24, 1944 Thrun

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Thrun, W. (P)                        OK

McCauley, R. (CP)               OK

Griffith, F. (N)                        OK

Sheridan, P. (B)                     OK

Toth, E. (R)                            Q-S  (no idea what this means)

Ezell, B. (E)                            OK

Garcia, G. (NG)                      OK

Migliorelli, A. (TG)               OK

Champion, F. (BG)                OK

Norton, G. (G)                       OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 Thrun

Ground spare crew, no plane assigned.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (N)

Griffith (N) (flew the mission with crew #13, Heath)

Stoltz (R) (from crew #16)

Ezell (E)

Garcia, G. (NG) (flew the mission with crew #4, Timblin)

Chaple (NG) from crew #16)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG) (flew the mission with crew #13, Heath)

Norton (G) (flew the mission with crew #3, Pavlicek)

Pilcher (G) (from crew #16)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Abort)

Took off at 0837 hours.

Was to fly position 2-1 in High Squadron, but aborted.

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

Aborted and returned early because of intake duct coupling out on #4 engine and couplings leaking on all engines.

Landed 1209 hours.

No Sortie.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1021 hours from Hardstand #12.

Flew position 1-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1501 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1803 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Griffith (N)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0706 hours from Hardstand #12.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1109 hours from 23,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1307 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia, G. (NG)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0233 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in 4th Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back.

No damage report.

Landed 1050 hours.

Thrun, W. (P)                        2 Lt

McCauley, R. H. (CP)          2 Lt

Sheridan, P. F. (B)                2 Lt

Ezell, B. D. (E)                       S/Sgt

Toth, E. J. (R)                        Sgt

Norton, G. F. (G)                   Sgt

Garcia, G. (NG)                      Sgt

Migliorelli, A. J. (TG)           Sgt

Champion, F. L. (BG)           Sgt

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1710 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2025 hours from 15,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Reported in at 2320 hours as having landed at Chebburg.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Ezell (E)

Toth (R)

Champion (BG)

Migorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Hall (G) (from crew #30)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0450 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb delayed action bombs. Jettisoned all bombs.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1035 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0519 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 6 250 lb delayed action bombs, 3 12 hr., 1 24 hr., and 2 36 hr. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,400 hours.

No damage reported.

Landed 1046 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

Funk (Photographer)

 

                       June 14, 1944 42-52707 D/P Thrun

Took off at 1847 hours for the Otmoor range.

Landed 2101 hours.

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1654 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2022 hours from 16,700 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2300 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0447 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera taking photos at 0915 hours.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0915 hours from 23,200 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1127 hours.

Thrun (P)

Rowley (CP) (from Crew #17)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Neverman (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1500 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2208 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #22 June 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0446 hours.

Flew in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0817 hours from 21,900 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1008 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Crosby (G) (from Crew #7)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #24 June 25, 1944 42-94824 E/Q 4BS Thrun Umbriago

Took off at 0424 hours.

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

Carried 20 100 lb LDS bombs. 5 12 hr., 5 24 hr., 5 36 hr., and 5 72 hr delayed fuse bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0826 hours from 19,600 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1043 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

McCarthy (TG) (from Crew #51)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94908 E/E 4BS Thrun Tiger Rag

Took off at 0411 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG)

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

Recalled at 0710 hours while 15 miles NW of La Havre.

No damage reported.

Landed 0829 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 41-29599 L/B 4BS Thrun Boots

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Jettisoned bombs – bomb bay doors wouldn’t open.

Minor damage reported.

Landed 1216 hours. Credited with a sortie.

#3 manifold pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0611 hours.

Flew position 2-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed fuse bombs, 8-36 hr. and 4-72 hr. Jettisoned all bombs in the English Channel at 5310N-0035E.

No damage reported

Landed 1053 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun  Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1024 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron, A Group.

Landed 1554 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0505 hours.

Was to fly position 4-1 in Low Squadron, but Aborted.

Left formation due to #2 engine cutting out and plane could not gain altitude.

Carried 12 250 lb delayed action bombs. 1 6 hour, 11 144 hour delayed fuse. Did not drop due to 10/10 cloud. Jettisoned all bombs at 0741 hours.

No damage reported.

Landed 0806 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

Papeyleo (Photographer)

 

                       July 14, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1403 hours on a local weather flight.

Landed 1744 hours.

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0632 hours

Flew position 2-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1050 hours from 20,800 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1310 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Kirkland (N) (a write-in)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0541 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0846 hours from 16,900 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1010 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0727 hours.

Flew position 3-1 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1116 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1305 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0604 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Dropped on an unidentified marshalling yard at 1105 hours from 22,050 feet, reporting some hits.

Carried a K-20 and a K-21 camera.

#3 & #4 M.P. (manifold pressure) fluctuates at altitude; A-5 rudder controls irratic. Inspected and repaired.

Landed 1254 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

Rosen (Photographer)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0521 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on a target of opportunity, a plant at 5107N-0344E, at 0900 hours from 21,600 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Carried a camera.

Landed 0956 hours.

Mike button broken on top turret; navigator's table broken. Inspected & repaired.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Champion (BG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Garcia (NG)

Norton (G)

 

CREW #11; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

                    (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0457 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in High Squadron.

Carried 12 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to weather.

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0936 hours.

#2 manifold pressure inoperative; relief tube under flight deck inoperative; #3 manifold pressure fluctuates. Inspected and repaired.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #46 July 29, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0458 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0846 hours from 20,500 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1028 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

 

                       August 2, 1944 44-40443 D/D Thrun

Took off at 1835 hours.

Landed 1917 hours.

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Bielas (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94811 D/K Tommy Thumper II (scheduled for Thrun but replaced)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94780 L/M 4BS Thrun Smitty

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-52755 D/F 18BS Thrun

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Coyle (N) (a write-in)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Champion (BG)

Norton (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94811 D/K Thrun Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 0638 hours.      

Airborne Spare - flew the mission in position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0957 hours from 21,900 feet

Major damage

Landed 1204 hours.

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Champion (BG)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Thrun Tommy Thumper II (Aborted – mechanical)

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Norton (G)

 

CREW #11; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Thrun (P)

McCauley (CP)

                    (N)

Sheridan (B)

Toth (R)

Ezell (E)

Garcia (NG)

Migliorelli (TG)

Norton (G)

 

                       September 17, 1944 Thrun

Thrun crew at Flak Shack.

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-37864 L/E 4BS Thrun

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8271 L/O 4BS Thrun

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38403 H/K 4BS Thrun

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38382 L/Q 4BS Thrun Queenie