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Timblin crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #4; 4th Squadron Weary Willie

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie (Airborne spare returned early)

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie (Airborne spare)

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94766 L/F 4BS Timblin Crow's Nest

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-52707 D/P 4BS Timblin Open Season

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40436 L/O Timblin Nancy

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Timblin

 

CREW #21; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Timblin Weary Willie

 

CREW #21; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38326 B/U 4BS Timblin

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38263 E/N 4BS Timblin

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Timblin

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Timblin (Navigator 1Lt Richard H. Golterman O-703728 Lightly Wounded in Action and sent to 65th General Hospital.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin            Aborted

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-37864 L/E 18BS Timblin

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin         carried leaflets

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38257 L/T 391BS Timblin

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38257 L/T 391BS Timblin

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 391BS Timblin

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Timblin

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Timblin

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Timblin

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Timblin

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin      Aborted - #4 runaway prop.

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38365 L/S 391BS Timblin

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38423 L/N 391BS Timblin

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #4; 4th Squadron Weary Willie

TIMBLIN HERBERT (P) (1024)                          2 LT        4              O-686511

JOHNSON ROY D (CP) (1024)                           2 LT        4              O-735387

GOTTERMAN RICHARD H A (N) (1034)       2 LT        4              O-703728

KAPPELE JEROME A (B) (1035)                       2 LT        4              O-698019

ROGERS THERON P (AEG) (748)                      S/SGT     4              34665317

MADDEN JOHN L  (ROG) (757)                        SGT        4              11068745

CURRY NEWT D  (AG) (612)                             SGT        4              39207234

RATH ROBERT D  (BG) (612)                            CPL         4              39128442

CALDWELL PAUL D (BG) (748)                       SGT        4              39908772

 

Mission #1 May 23, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0556 hours from Hardstand #8.

Was an Airborne spare. Returned at mid channel when not needed.

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

No damage reported.

Landed 0820 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Golterman (N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Crosby (BG) (from crew #7)

Curry, N. D. (G) (a write-in)

 

May 24, 1944 Timblin

Crew Status Report 1700 hours.

Crew #4; 4th Squadron

Timblin, H. (P) OK

Johnson, R. (CP) OK

Golterman, R. (N) OK

Kappele, J. (B) OK

Madden, J. (R) OK

Rogers, T. (E) OK

Rath, R. (NG) OK

Tetkoski, T. (TG) OK

Curry, N. (BG) OK

Womack, F. (G) OK

 

Mission #3 May 25, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0514 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Did not drop. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1042 hours.

Windshield on Co-Pilot's side broken. Inspected and to be replaced. Excessive tension on control cables. Inspected and repaired.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Graham (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Garcia (G) (from crew #11)

NOTE: The Navigator, Golterman, flew this mission with Crew #7, Notman)

 

Mission #4 May 27, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0843 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1345 hours from 21,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1554 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Barr (G) (from crew #9)

 

Mission #5 May 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1022 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1459 hours from 22,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1805 hours.

Prop governors #2 and #4 inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Graham (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

Pilcher (G) (from crew #16)

 

Mission #7 May 30, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0708 hours from Hardstand #8.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped bombs prematurely because of personnel error at 1108 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1307 hours.

Sortie

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Baglio (G) (from crew #1)

Berry (no position given, but look for N or B) (from another crew)

 

Mission #10 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie

Airborne spare but did not take off.

 

Mission #12 June 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie (incorrectly shown on Take-off chart as D/F)

Took off at 1712 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in High Squadron.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. No drop report.

Aborted due to weather. Could not find the formation.

No damage report.

Landed 2045 hours at A.B.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Rogers (E)

Madden (R)

Curry (G)

Rath (G)

Totkoski (G)

Abraham (G) (from crew #1)

 

Mission #13 June 7, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1656 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb GP bombs. Failed to bomb due to weather. Brought all bombs back.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 0101 hours on June 8th.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Griffith (N) (from crew #11)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (G)

Totkoski (G)

Rath (G)

Byers (G) (from crew #15)

 

Mission #14 June 11, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0428 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Low 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 1004 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry, N. D. (BG)

Brackeen (G)

Capt Orchard (Observer)

 

Mission #15 June 12, 1944 42-94766 L/F 4BS Timblin Crow's Nest

Took off at 0530 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 24 250 lb bombs. Dropped 22 bombs on the Primary at 0911 hours from 22,500 feet. No record of the other 2 bombs.

No damage report.

Landed 1122 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry, N. D. (BG)

Smith C. (G) (from crew #8)

 

Mission #17 June 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1652 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2023 hours from 16,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 2308 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry (BG)

DiMauro (G)

 

Mission #18 June 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0448 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 12 500 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0913 hours from 22,850 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1138 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Zimmelman (N) (a write-in)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Wolf (NG) (a write-in)

Tetkoski (TG)

Curry (BG)

DiMauro (G)

Hartman (Photographer)

 

Mission #19 June 20, 1944 42-52707 D/P 4BS Timblin Open Season

Took off at 1804 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in Group C (4th)

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

Aborted - mechanical.

No battle damage report.

Landed 2059 hours.

No Crew Loading List available.

 

Mission #20 June 22, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1506 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low Squadron.

Carried 40 100 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1918 hours from 19,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 2205 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #27 June 28, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0409 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron (Lead and High Squadron were from the 486th BG) May have shifted with the abort of Simpson in position 2-1.

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 0826 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Braeger (N) (a write-in)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 1003 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Group B with target of Haute Cote. May have shifted to position 3-1 when Runyan aborted.

Carried a K-20 camera.

Carried 18 250 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base due to 10/10 undercast and failure of GH equipment in the Lead plane.

No damage reported.

1508 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Braeger (N) (From Crew #2)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #30 July 6, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Took off at 0537 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried a K-21 camera.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0911 hours from 24,000 feet.

No damage reported

Landed 1010 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #32a July 8, 1944 42-94755 D/D Timblin Weary Willie (Airborne spare)

This second mission of the day was scrubbed.

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 44-40436 L/O Timblin Nancy

Took off at 1020 hours.

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

Landed 1539 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

DiMuaru (G)

 

Mission #34 July 12, 1944 44-40049 D/I 4BS Timblin

Took off at 0508 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Low 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 0939 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappel (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

Rath (NG)

 

July 27, 1944 (last time listed as crew #4)

 

CREW #21; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

(N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkowki (TG)

Curry (BG)

Lawler (TG)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Timblin Weary Willie

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Tetkowki (TG)

Curry (BG)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-94755 D/U 18BS Timblin Weary Willie

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP)

(N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Curry (BG)

Lawler (TG)

 

CREW #21; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Timblin (P)

(CP)

Golderman (N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38326 B/U 4BS Timblin

Took off from Hardstand #15 at 0616 hours.

Flew position 4-1 in 34 B Group.

Carried 30 260F bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0940/30 hours from 21,300 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 1050 hours.

Timblin (P)

Johnson (CP) (add on)

Golderman (N)

Kappele (B)

Madden (R)

Rogers (E)

Rath (NG)

Curry (BG)

Tetkoski (TG)

 

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38263 E/N 4BS Timblin

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Timblin

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Timblin (Navigator 1Lt Richard H. Golterman O-703728 Lightly Wounded in Action and sent to 65th General Hospital.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin            Aborted

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-37864 L/E 18BS Timblin

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin         carried leaflets

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38257 L/T 391BS Timblin

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38257 L/T 391BS Timblin

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 391BS Timblin

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Timblin

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Timblin

Took off at 0827 hours.

Landed 1515 hours.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Timblin

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Timblin

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin      Aborted - #4 runaway prop.

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38365 L/S 391BS Timblin

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38423 L/N 391BS Timblin