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Vande Guchte crew

 

Mission List

 

CREW #?; 4th Squadron

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Gouchte Weary Willie

 

CREW #8; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52755 D/F 4BS Vande Gouche

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vende Guchte Picadilly Tilly

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Vande Guchte Tommy Thumper II

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 4BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Vande Guche

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94942 D/O 18BS Vande Guche Me Worry II

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Vande Guche Miz-Pah

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vande Guche Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare bombed Target #1)

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Guche Weary Willie

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vande Guchte Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare)

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40420 E/A 4BS Vande Guchte

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H Vande Guchte (spare flew with 18BS. Major battle damage 2 WIA.)

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

CREW #?; 4th Squadron

 

July 19, 1944 41-28878 B/J Vande Guche The Heavenly Body

Took off at 1626 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1835 hours.

 

July 20, 1944 42-94879 B/D Van De Guchte Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1124 hours for a practice formation.

Landed 1326 hours.

 

July 20, 1944 42-94879 B/D Vande Guchte Collapsible Susie

Took off at 1645 hours on a practice mission.

Landed 1802 hours.

July 21, 1944 42-52752 L/E Vande Guchte

Took off at 1620 hours on a local flight.

Landed 1854 hours.

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Gouchte Weary Willie

Took off at 0527 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron on 34BG.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on the Secondary at 0840 hours. No altitude report.

Slight battle damage reported.

Landed 1025 hours.

Interphone system inoperative. Inspected & repaired.

Vande Guchte (P)

Ficke (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker (E)

Artuso (BG)

Rentz (TG)

Walters (NG)

Douglas (G)

 

CREW #8; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

(N)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-52755 D/F 4BS Vande Gouche

Took off at 0456 hours.

Flew position 3-3 in High Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0933 hours.

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vende Guchte Picadilly Tilly

Took off at 0942 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare, was unneeded and so returned early to base.

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

Returned as per orders on Airborne spares.

Command Pilot reported the abortion "due to failure of #1 and #3 superchargers, though he was briefed to continue the mission."

Landed 1258 hours. No sortie.

#1 Supercharger weak and #4 Supercharger out.

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Reck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 42-94811 D/K 4BS Vande Guchte Tommy Thumper II

Took off at 1608 hours.

Landed 2103 hours.

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #51 August 4, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 4BS Vande Guchte The Wrangler

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #52 August 5, 1944 42-94787 D/T 4BS Vande Guche

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #53 August 6, 1944 42-94942 D/O 18BS Vande Guche Me Worry II

No crew loading list available.

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Vande Guche Miz-Pah

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Douglas (TG)

Artuso (BG)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vande Guche Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare bombed Target #1)

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94755 D/U 4BS Vande Guche Weary Willie

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 44-40458 D/Q Vande Guchte Picadilly Tilly (Airborne spare)

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 44-40420 E/A 4BS Vande Guchte

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Beck (R)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 42-94771 L/H Vande Guchte (spare flew with 18BS. Major battle damage 2 WIA.)

Vande Guchte (P)

Eike (CP)

McBee (B)

Payne (R) (a write-in)

Baker, L. H. (E)

Rentz (NG)

Artuso (BG)

Walters (G)