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Whited, R. L. crew

 

MISSION LIST

 

Crew #29; 7th Squadron

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29557 E/L Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D Whited Weary Willie (Airborne spare – returned early)

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28878 B/J Whited The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah (listed incorrectly in one place as 854)

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29559 E/P 7BS Whited Belchin’ Bessie

 

CREW #40; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94748 L/P 7BS Whited Undecided

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. L. Shadrach (#2)

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 18BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. Belle of the Brawl

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94879 E/X 7BS Whited, R. L. Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Whited Tiger Rag

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. unknown name

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Whited, R. L. The Wrangler

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Whited, R.L. The Paper Doll      Major damage

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Whited

 

CREW #40; 7th Squadron

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38294 E/O 7BS Whited, R. L. (Lost – collision)

 

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

Crew #29; 7th Squadron

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1006 hours.

Flew position 4-3 in Group B with target of Haute Cote.

Carried a K-21 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.

Landed 1507 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Palmer (N)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Meyer (G)

 

Mission #32 July 8, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0420 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0801 hours from 23,000 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 0907 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Palmer (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #33 July 9, 1944 41-29557 E/L Whited Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1050 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron, C Group.

Landed 1555 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Baum (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Byers (BG) (a write-in)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #35 July 14, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1633 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 2018 hours from 21,700 feet.

Slight damage reported.

Landed 2224 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Baun (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Byer (BG) (a write-in)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #36 July 17, 1944 42-94755 D/D Whited Weary Willie (Airborne spare – returned early)

Took off at 0758 hours.

Flew as Airborne Spare. Returned Early.

Carried 5 1000 lb bombs. Brought all bombs back to base.

No damage reported.

Landed 1047 hours at Bury St. Edmonds, then back at Mendlesham at 1546 hours. 

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 41-28878 B/J Whited The Heavenly Body (Airborne spare)

Did not take off. Really?

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. Jettisoned bombs at 0935 hours from 24,500 feet due to icing conditions, which had air speed stalling out.

 

Mission #41 July 24, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah

Took off at 0949 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

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

Landed 1519 hours.

No flak helmets.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #42 July 25, 1944 42-94845 E/N 7BS Whited Miz-Pah (listed incorrectly in one place as 854)

Took off at 0740 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in High Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb fragmentation bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1037 hours from 12,400 feet.

No damage reported.

Landed 1249 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #44 July 27, 1944 41-29559 E/P 7BS Whited Belchin’ Bessie

Took off at 0532 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 6 1000 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0828 hours from 21,100 feet.

Major battle damage reported.

Landed 1005 hours.

Whited (P)

Garrettson (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Garman (BG)

Higgason (TG)

Mathieu (NG)

Moyer (G)

 

CREW #40; 7th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

                 (N)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #45 July 28, 1944 42-94748 L/P 7BS Whited Undecided

Took off at 0523 hours.

Flew position 2-3 in Low Squadron.

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

No flak damage reported.

Landed 0925 hours.

#1 turbo not properly set; #3 cylinder head temperature high. Inspected and repaired.

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Griess (N) (from crew #48)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited, R. L. Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 0917 hours.

Flew position 1-3 in High-High Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on Primary at 1310 hours from 24,500 feet.

No battle damage reported.

Landed 1537 hours.

Oxygen leak. Inspected and repaired.

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Greiss (N) (from Crew #48)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Parnell (G) (from Crew #48)

 

Mission #48 August 1, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

 

Mission #49 August 2, 1944 41-29557 E/L 18BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Took off at 1552 hours.

Landed 2107 hours.

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Killoren (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Parnell (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #50 August 3, 1944 41-29557 E/L 7BS Whited Shadrach (#2)

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Killoren (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Carroll (G) (a write-in)

 

Mission #55 August 8, 1944 42-94904 L/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. Belle of the Brawl

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Herman (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 42-94879 E/X 7BS Whited, R. L. Collapsible Susie (Airborne spare)

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #58 August 13, 1944 42-94908 E/I 7BS Whited Tiger Rag

Whited, R. L. (P)

Garretson (CP)

Griess (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Tanking (R)

Revander (E)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 44-40476 E/Z 7BS Whited, R. L. unknown name

Whited, R. L. (P)

Granger (CP) (a write-in)

Gullace (N) (a write-in)

Ingram (B)

Flood (R) (a write-in)

Ivey (E) (a write-in)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-51209 E/Q 7BS Whited, R. L. The Wrangler

Whited, R. L. (P)

McDermott (CP) (pilot of crew #45)

Gullace (N) (a write-in)

Lambert (B) (a write-in)

Flood (R) (a write-in)

Welch (E) (a write-in)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 42-94799 E/E 7BS Whited, R.L. The Paper Doll   

Took off at 0634 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried a camera.

Carried 52 100 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 0954 hours from 21,300 feet.

Major damage reported.

Landed 1158 hours.

Whited, R. L. (P)

Weddell (CP) (a write-in)

Gullace (N) (a write-in)       

Smith, E. S. (B) (a write-in)

Flood (R) (a write-in)

Desantis (E) (a write-in)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Moyer (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40420 E/A 7BS Whited

Whited, R. L. (P)

Durrett (CP) (a write-in)

Gross (N) (a write-in)

Stampon (N) (a write-in)

McKeon (B) (a write-in)

Roberts (R) (a write-in)

Mathieu (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Garman (BG)

Moyer (G) (acting E?)

 

CREW #40; 7th Squadron (at the transition to B-17s)

Whited, R. L. (P)

     (CP)

Jorgenson (N)

Ingram (B)

Washco (R)

Moyer (E)

Brauks (NG)

Higgason (TG)

Mink (BG)

Coon (G)

 

                       September 17, 1944 Whited, RL

Crew listed as on "Pass"

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38294 E/O 7BS Whited, R. L. (Lost – collision)

 

B-17G 43-38294 E/O The Wrangler With 7BS. Missing in Action Kassel mid-air collision. The collision occurred as the planes uncovered for the bomb run and was thought to be caused by prop wash which caused this plane, flying in position 3-2, to drop down onto 43-38399, which was in position 4-1. This plane sustained damage to the wing as its #3 engine     sheared the tail assembly from the other plane. It dropped of on its right wing going straight down, exploding about 5,000 feet below the formation. As many as five chutes were seen and 5 crewmembers did survive to be taken Prisoners of War. Crashed Buren, Germany. Pilot: Whited. Missing Air Crew Report  # 10199. 4 Killed in Action, 5 Prisoner of War.

KIA WHITED RICHARD L (P)                          1 LT        7              O-1293688              30            RAPATTE IL

POW McDERMOTT MYRON DEAN (CP)     1 LT        7              O-809018                28

POW JORGENSON WAYNE LEO (N)              1 LT        7              O-703267                22

POW LAMBERT HENRY KENNETH (B)        1 LT        7              O-695504                28

KIA MOYER EDWIN N (E/TT)                         T/SGT    7              39249001                29            WHITTIER CA

KIA WASHCO MARCEL A V (R)                    SGT        7              32737793                5              BINGHAMPTON NY

POW MINK CLAYTON ALBERT (BT)           S/SGT     7              12005431                22

KIA GARMAN WALLACE C (TG)                  S/SGT     7              36657196                26            STERLING IL

POW BRAUKS WALLACE GEORGE (WG)   S/SGT     7              17073803                25