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 Dailies of the 401st Squadron

1943

Transcribed by Merle L. Choffel

Prepared by Capt. F. G. Davison
                     
1 January 1943 - Capt. Gillespie assigned and joined Squadron as Commanding
Officer per SO 120, Par1, Hq 91st Bomb Group dated December 31, 1942. GROUND
SCHOOL: None. FLYING: None.

2 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.  GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Three
for 3.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally logging 6.00 total hours.

3 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Spotlight Trainer:
Seven for 7.00 hours.
FLYING: Mission to St. Nazaire, France.
Squadron supplied two aircraft for this mission.
A/C #          TOT               ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET
431          1133               21,800 ft             5x1,000
132 Aborted

BOMBING RESULTS: Pin Point target hit by heavy pattern.
FLAK: Intense accurate in area of target.
E/A: Many vicious nose attacks. This accounted for the casualties on our
aircraft as it was hit on the bomb run. Lt. Stricker did a grand job getting his
aircraft back to England after Capt. Harris was hit, for most of his controls
were shot away.
CASUALTIES: Sgt. J. J. Zeglin , 13048011, was killed. Sgt J. C. Carteer hit
by flak in leg. Capt. W. R. Harris , pilot, hit by 20MM shell breaking his leg,
also wounded in left arm. Lt. Stricker, piece of flak in right shoulder. Lt.
Schwendiman, flak wounds in right hip. S/Sgt. DeBarbrie,
piece of flak in left calf.
CLAIMS: None. CREW CREDITED WITH SORTIE:
A/C 431: Capt. W. R. Harris, Lts T. A. Stricker, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E.
Ashinhurst; T/ Sgts. W. E. Gilroy, E. Gause; S/Sgts. J. J. Zeglin, C. H. Snyder,
R. A. DeBarbrie; Sgt. J. O. Carter.

4 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Bomb trainer: Four
for 8.00 hours. FLYING: One aircraft 2.15 hours locally.

5 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Two
for 3 hours. FLYING: None.

6 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link trainer: Ten
for 13.05 hours. Bomber code: Two for 2.00 hours. FLYING: None.

7 January 1943 - Sgt. Tilley 31097289 transferred in grade to Hq and Hq
Squadron, 1st Bomb Wing per SO 6, Par2, 1st Bomb Wing dated January 6, 1943. 1st Lt
Davison promoted to Captain and 2nd Lts. Arnkil, Carper, Frank, Freihofer and
Green appointed 1st Lts per SO 198, Par 31, Hq ETOUSA dated December 27,
1943. Cpl. Bishop 2083516 assigned and joined per SO 5, Par 1, HQ 91st Bomb Group
dated January 7, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Code practice: Three for 2.30 hours.
Spotlight Trainer: Twelve for 12.00 hours. FLYING: None.

8 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.  GROUND SCHOOL: Code practice:
Eight for 8.00 hours. Bomb trainer: Four for 4.30 hours. FLYING: One aircraft
local flight for 2.15 hours.
                                     Two aircraft local flight for total of
4.35 hours.
                                     Three aircraft formation flight for 5.35
total hours.

9 January 1943 - 2nd Lts. Ashinhurst, Bamber, Barr, M. E. Brown, B. H. Brown
and Smart promoted to 1st Lts. per SO 200, Hq ETOUSA. GROUND SCHOOL: Link
trainer: Two for 2.00 hours. CODE PRACTICE: Six for 6.00 hours. FLYING: Three
aircraft flew local formation for total logged time of 8.50 hours.

10 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link trainer: Seven
for 8.00 hours. Code check: Seven for 7.00 hours.

11 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Code check: Four
for 4.00 hours. Spotlight Trainer:  Twelve for 14.00 hours. Skeet shoot: Two for
2.00 hours. FLYING: None.

12 January 1943 - Sex morality Lecture to entire personnel of Squadron.
GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: None.

13 January 1943 - Capts. Swais and Eanes to SEA School per SO #9, Par 1, Hq
1st Bomb Wing, dated January 9, 1943. Sgt. Hamrick 35275442, Cpl. Dobrinski
13036754, Pfc. Sweeney 11042459, Pvt. Sullivan 1604 7423 assigned and joined
Squadron per SO #8, Par 1, Hq 91st Bomb Group January 12, 1943. Capt. Hosman
relieved of duty and assignment and transferred to Hq 91st Bomb Group dated January
13, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: MISSION TO LILLE, FRANCE.
A/C #       TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET
447        1431.5            22,900 ft             10x500
132        1432              24,000                10x500
362     Aborted
BOMBING RESULTS: Doubtful.
FLAK: Slight inaccurate.
E/A: Attacked from target area back to French Coast.
CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: A/C 447, S/Sgt. R. E. Stewart FW190 probable.
CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 447: Lts. E. F. Riley, T. A. Stricker, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E.
Ashinhurst; T/Sgts. N. C. Kirk, R. G. Lee, G. L. Dobson; S/Sgts.
W. F. Ward, C. H. Snyder, R. E. Stewart.
A/C #132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, B. H. Smith, M. E. Brown, C. J. Barr;
T/Sgts. W. R. Taylor, W. F. Lancaster; S/Sgts. O. O. Howard, R. H. Ade, J. W.
Clifton, C. J. Davis.

14 January 1943 - Capt Aycock relieved of duty and assignment and transferred
to Hq. 91st Bomb Group per SO 10, Par. 1. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Four
for 7.45 hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 2.00 hours.

15 January 1943 - 2nd Lts. Dosier O-835309, Sipe O-794066, and Fountain
O-885320, assigned and joined Squadron per SO 11, Par. 5, Hq 91st Bomb Group
dated January 15, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Spotlight trainer:
Seven for 9.00 hours. Skeet Shoot: Eight for 16.00 hours. FLYING: Two
aircraft on local flight total time logged 4.30 hours.

16 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link trainer: Two
for 1.45 hours. Bomb trainer: Six for 12.00 hours. FLYING: One aircraft with
crew officers flew for 1.00 hour.

17 January 1943 - 1st Lt. Buck O-727083 (Hosp.) transferred to detachment of
patients, 2nd General Hosp, APO 647, per SO #9, Par 1, Hq AAF Sta. 121 dated
January 17, 1943. T/Sgt. Quarles 14039552, (Hosp.) transferred to detachment of
patients 2nd Hospital (Evac.) APO 875, SO #9, Par 3, Hq. Station 121, dated
January 17, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Three for 3.30 hours. Skeet
Shoot: Twelve for 18.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft logged total of 4.00 hours in
local flight.

18 January 1943 - 2nd Lt. Perry O-561829 appointed 1st Lt. Per SO 3, Par 19,
ETOUSA dated January 3, 1943. Capt. Larsen O-441195 relieved from assignment
and duty and transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group per SO #12, Par 1, Hq. 91st
Bomb Group January 17, 1943. 1st Lt Evans O-854971 assigned and joined Squadron
per SO #12, Par 1, Hq. 91st Bomb Group Dated January 17, 1943. Pvt. Melshiondo
11032122 assigned and joined Squadron SO #14, Par 2, Hq. 91st Bomb Group dated
January 18, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Five for 5.30 hours. Aircraft
Recognition: Twenty for 15.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for
total time of 3.45 hours.

19 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Two
for 2.00 hours. Aircraft Recognition: Twenty eight for 2.00 hours. Computer:
Two for 2.00 hours. Spotlight Trainer: Twelve for 12.00 hours. FLYING: Night
flying for 1.00 one aircraft with four officers and seven radiomen.

20 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: Three
aircraft flew formation and gunnery mission logging total 7.30 hours.

21 January 1943 - Capt. Walker and 1st Lt. Garris reported from DS Chivenor.
T/Sgt. Harrison 34134229 (hosp) transferred from Squadron to Patients
Detachment 5th General Hospital per SO 89, Par 19, Hq. NIBS SOS ETOUSA dated January
6, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Code: Three for 2.30 hours. SBA: Three for 3.00 hours.
Link Trainer: Five for 6.30 hours. FLYING: One aircraft to high altitude for
3.45 hours. One aircraft flew locally for 2.00 hours.

22 January 1943 - Cpl. Hite 18056661 assigned and joined Squadron per SO 11,
Par 2, Hq AAF Station 121 dated January 22, 1943. Capts. Swais and Eanes
returned from DS to SBA School. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Eight for 9.00 hours.
Aircraft Recognition: Twenty-one for 15.45 hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew at
night for 1.00 hour, two Officers and five radio-men. One aircraft flew
locally for 2.00 hours. One aircraft flew high altitude for 2.00 hours. 

23 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: MISSION TO LORIENT/KEROMAN, FRANCE.
Squadron supplied four aircraft for the Mission but three aborted being 447,
362 and 070. Only 132 went over target - at 1351.5 hours, at 24,000 ft and
dropped 10x500 bombs in target area.
FLAK: Accurate intense at target.
BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved.
E/A: Twenty to thirty attacked back over France from target and part way over
channel. Attacks vicious.
CLAIMS: None. CASUALTIES: None.
A/C 132 credited with sortie: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D.
Sipe, W. H. Hylton (322nd Squadron), T/Sgts. M. L. Schaffer, J. M. Franklin,
S/Sgts. C. E. Cadle, A. T. Schippang, Sgts. E. G. Jediak, J. L. Branch.

24 January 1943 - Sgt. Sams 36276818 (Hosp) transferred from Squadron to
detachment of patients, 2nd General Hospital SO 1, Par 5, AAF Station 121, dated
January 22,1943. T Sgt Cottrell 12070405 (Hosp), S/Sgt. C. L. Moran 14039850
(Hosp), Sgt. J. O. Carter 12070504 (Hosp) relieved from duty and transferred to
detachment of patients 67th General Hospital per SO 12, Par1, Hq. AAF Station
121, dated January 23, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: One aircraft local
flight for .30 hours.

25 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Aircraft
Recognition: Forty-one for 30.45 hours. Link Trainer: Four for 5.30 hours. FLYING: Four
aircraft flew formation for 14 hours. One aircraft flew night flying for 1.00
hour, two officers and seven radio-men.

26 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Five
for 4.45 hours. FLYING: Five aircraft high altitude formation flight total
time logged 15.00 hours. One aircraft Gunnery mission 2.00 hours. One aircraft
local flight for 1.20 hours.

27 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Training Film: 20
for 10.00 hours.
FLYING: MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY.
First German Mission and we led the Group.
A/C #      TOT                   ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET
070       1135                     21,000                5x1,000
431          1111.5                23,000                5x1,000
484          1130                  23,000                Hung-up.
447          1110                  22,500                5x1,000
132          1114                  23,750                5x1,000
BOMBING RESULTS: Primary - overcast.
Secondary - docks were subjected to fair hits.
Last resort - Town of Emden - hits in town.
FLAK: Slight to moderate heavy flak, not very accurate.
E/A: 10-12 E/A along route, not many attacks.
CLAIMS: None.
CASUALTIES: None.
FOLLOWING AIRCRAFT CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Col. S. T. Wray, Capt. R. W. Hosman, Capt. E.
R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski,
S/Sgts. A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp and Lt. W. Haynes.
A/C 431: Lts. E. F. Riley, E. E. Dosier, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst,
T/Sgt. N. C. Kirk, S/Sgt. W. F. Ward, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee,
S/Sgt. C. H. Snyder, T/Sgt. G. L. Dobson, and Sgt. J. J. Sweeney.
A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. D. H. Frank, M. E. Brown, S/Sgt. A. L.
Poston, (322nd), T/Sgts. W. R. Taylor, O. O. Howard, S/Sgt - T/ Sgt. W. R.
Lancaster, S/ Sgts. R. H. Ade, C. J. Davis, and J. W. Clifton.
A/ C 447: Capt. J. W. Eanes, Lts. B. E. Smith, Bennett (323rd), Bryant
(322nd), T/ Sgt. D. H. Smith, Sgt. F. W. Dobrinski, T/Sgt. N. L. Thompson,
S/Sgt. J. H. Sullivan, Sgt. J. D. Cagle, and Sgt. R. V. Gossage.
A/C 132: Lt H. H. Beasley piloted with crew from 323rd Squadron.

28 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Radio: Four for
4.00 hours. Training Film: Thirty four for 34.00 hours. FLYING: None.

29 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Five
for 4.30 hours. FLYING: Four aircraft on formation gunnery mission, total
logged time 8.00 hours.
30 January 1943 - S/Sgt. Ruppert 13044248 relieved from duty and assignment
and transferred to detachment of patients 2nd General Hospital SO # 16, Par 1,
Hq AAF Station 121 dated January 30, 1943. Sgt. Sams 36276818 relieved from
Detachment of Patients 2nd Evacuation Hospital and reassigned and joined
Squadron per SO 18, Par 3, Hq. 2nd Evac. Hosp. Dated, January 24, 1943. GROUND
SCHOOL: German Aircraft: Twenty-seven for 54 hours. Link Trainer: Two for 1.15
hours. Radio: Eight for 8.00 hours. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.30
hours.

31 January 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: None.

1 February 1943 - S/Sgt. C. L. Moran 14039850 transferred from detachment of
Patients, 67th General Hospital to Squadron per SO 25, Par 1, Hq 67th General
Hospital January 30,1943. GROUND SCHOOL:
Link Trainer: One for 1.00 hour. FLYING: Two aircraft flew low altitude
formation for 3.00 hours total logged time.

2 February 1943 - 1st Lt. Taylor relieved from assignment and duty and 2nd
Lt. Vallin O-562272 assigned and joined Squadron per SO 19, Par #3, Hq. 91st
Bomb Group. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: Three aircraft flew high altitude
formation bombing mission total time logged 11.00 hours. One aircraft flew locally
for 2.00 hours.

3 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Two
for 1.45 hours. FLYING: Three aircraft flew low altitude bombing mission for
total logged time of 5.30 hours.
One aircraft flew locally for 2.00 hours.

4 February 1943 - T/Sgt. Quarles 14039552 assigned and joined Squadron SO 19,
Par 3, AAF Station 121 dated February 5, 1943.
GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: Three aircraft flew locally for total logged time
of 5.00 hours.
MISSION TO EMDEN, GERMANY.
Squadron supplied two aircraft for this mission.
A/C#       TOT              ALT AT TARGET    BOMBS ON TARGET
484       1155                19,000 ft        10x500
362       1150                19,800 ft        10x500
BOMBING RESULTS: Hits in town and port area.
FLAK: Intense heavy flak at target.
E/A: 70 to 80 E/A attacked Group formation for one hour and 15 minutes.
Attacks were vicious and from all angles.
CASUALTIES: S/ Sgt. J. W. Clifton wounded in back of head and right cheek,
not seriously however.
CLAIMS: A/C 484, S/Sgt. C. J. Davis FW190.
FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:
A/C 484: Lts. J. W. Carroll, D. H. Frank, M. E. Brown, S/Sgt. E. R. Lapp,
T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. O. O. Howard, T/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, S/Sgts. R.
H. Ade, C. J. Davis, J. W. Clifton.
A/C 362: Lts. B. E. Smith, R. W. Freihofer, T. V. Arnkil, E. R. Bush, 
S/Sgt. F. W. Dobrinski, T/Sgts. B. B. Borostowski, N. L. Thompson, S/Sgts. J.
H. Sullivan, J. F. Grimes and R. V. Gossage.

5 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: First Aid: 35 for
35.00 hours. Radio: Six for 6.00 hours.
FLYING: None.

6 February 1943 - 2nd Lt. John E. Howard O-885682 assigned and joined
Squadron  SO 22, Par 1, Hq. 91st Bomb Group, February 7, 1943.
GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.30 hours.

7 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Three
for 3.30 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for 3.30 hours.

8 February 1943 - Sgt. Swierz 10600543 assigned and joined Squadron per SO
19, Par 4, Hq AAF Station 121, February 5, 1943. 1st Lts. Cottington O-1699025,
Wilson O-729395, 2nd Lts. Boxler O-728163, Brandenberg O-727619, Maiorca
O-729640, Dobsa O-729731, T/Sgt. B. F. Ward, S/Sgts. Narter 36304385, H. W. Brown
35255221, Allison 19002577, Scavello 11033296, Roy 31074431, Brandenburg
37114199, Blachowiak 16091613, Rekas 31112002, and Sgt. Weatherly 14020254 assigned
and joined Squadron. GROUND SCHOOL: Skeet Shoot: Eleven for 16.30 hours.
Spotlight trainer: Four for 4.00 hours. FLYING: None.

9 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Bomb Trainer: Four
for 8.00 hours. Interrogation of German Prisoners: 65 for 65 hours. FLYING:
None.

10 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Skeet Shoot: 24
for 18.00 hours. Link Trainer: Five for 5.00 hours. FLYING: Three aircraft high
altitude formation flight for total 4.00 hours.

11 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Camouflage: 45 for
45 hours. Link Trainer: Seven for 8.45 hours. Shadowgraph: Three for 3.00
hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 2.00 hours.

12 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Spotlight Trainer:
12 for 12.00 hours. FLYING: None.

13 February 1943 - 2nd Lt. Slivkoff O-729375 assigned and joined Squadron SO
25, Par 1, Hq. 91st Bomb Group dated February 15, 1943.
GROUND SCHOOL: Code: Eight for 8.00 hours. Radio Maintenance: Eight for 16.00
hours. Bomb Trainer: Three for 3.00 hours. Link Trainer: One for .45 hour.

14 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: MISSION TO HAMM, GERMANY.
Squadron supplied five aircraft all credited with sorties as entire raid
formation turned back due to weather conditions.
FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak experienced while over enemy territory.
E/A: None.
CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: None.
FOLLOWINGS CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lts. D. H. Frank, E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush,
T/Sgts. H. Goldstein, B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. W. D. King, E. N. Yelle, A.
S. Youell, E. R. Lapp.
A/C 337: Lts. E. F. Riley, J. W. Wilson, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst,
T/Sgts. N. C. Kirk, R. G. Lee, G. L. Dobson, S/ Sgts. W. F. Ward, C. H.
Snyder,  R. E. Stewart.
A/ C 447: Capt. J. T. Swais, Lts. H. O. Green, J. J. Bamber, T/ Sgts. W. E.
Gilroy, E. Gause, S/Sgts. A. A. Sullivan, G. Nesmeir, H. E. Fisher, R. A.
DeBarbrie.
A/C 132: Lts. J. W. Carroll, G. L. Cottington, M. E. Brown, C. Brandenburg,
T/ Sgts. W. R. Taylor, E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. J. W. Clifton, R. H. Ade, C. J.
Davis, J. J. Sweeney.
A/C 362: Lts. B. E. Smith, N. F. Lindsey, T. V. Arnkil, A. Dobsa, Sgt. D. H.
Smith, S/Sgt. F. W. Dobrinski, T/Sgt. N. L. Thompson, S/ Sgt. J. H. Sullivan,
T/Sgt. J. F. Grimes, S/Sgt. R. V. Gossage.

15 February 1943 - S/Sgt. O. O. Howard 18060899, (Hosp.) transferred to
Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital per SO 23, Par1, Hq AAF Station 121,
February 13, 1943. Pfc. G. W. Johnson 36345018, assigned and joined Squadron per
SO 25, Par 6, Hq 91st Bomb Group, February 15, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Code:
Seven for 7.00 hours. Bomb Trainer: Three for 3.00 hours. Link Trainer: Eight for
8.30 hours. FLYING: None.

16 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING:
MISSION TO ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE.
Squadron Supplied five aircraft for mission.
A/C #           TOT            ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET
070            1053             24,000 ft                5x1,000
132            1049             24,000 ft                5x1,000
447            1102             23,400 ft                5x1,000
362 Aborted over enemy territory - credit allowed for mission.
337 Aborted
BOMBING RESULTS: Good, heavy pattern over target area.
FLAK: Intense heavy flak over target area, not very accurate.
E/A: Vicious attacks by thirty E/A from target to Guimgamp. Attacking from
all angles and pressed home attacks.
CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: A/C 070: S/Sgt. E. N. Yelle, FW 190 Destroyed.
FOLLOWING CREWS WERE CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 070: Capts. O. D. O’Neill, C. G. Gillespie, Lts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R.
Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski,
S/Sgts. E. N. Yelle, A. S. Youell, E. R. Sapp.
A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, N. F. Lindsey, H. D. Sipe, S/Sgt. N. A.
Crisis, T/ Sgt. M. L. Shaefer, Sgt. E. G. Jedniak, T/Sgt. J. M. Franklin, Sgt. J. L.
Branch, S/Sgts. J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason.
A/C 447: Capt. J. T. Swais, Lts. H. O. Green, R. J. Maiorca, J. J> Bamber,
T/Sgt. W. E. Gilroy, S/Sgt. A. A. Sullivan, T/Sgt. E. Gause, S/ Sgts. G. Nesmeir,
J. J. Sweeney, R. A. DeBarbrie.
A/C 362: Lts. B. E. Smith, J. W. Wilson, T. V. Arnkil, A. Dobsa, Sgt. D. H.
Smith, S/Sgt. F. W. Dobinski, T/Sgt. N. L. Thompson, S/Sgt. J. H. Sullivan,
T/Sgt. J. F. Grimes, S/ Sgt. R. V. Gossage.

17 February 1943 - Sgt. J. O. Carter 14070504 assigned and joined Squadron,
SO 41, Par 1, Hq. 67th General Hospital. 2nd Lt. E. E. Dosier
O-885309, transferred from Squadron to destination unknown per VOCO. GROUND
SCHOOL: Shadowgraph: Three for 3.00 hours. Radio Maintenance: Eleven for 11.00
hours. Use of call signs: Eleven for 11.00 hours. Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00
hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 2.00 hours.

18 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer:
Three for 2.30 hours. Skeet Shoot: Twelve for 18.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft
high altitude flight total logged time 5.00 hours. One aircraft, bombing mission
for 3.00 hours - five practice bombs dropped.

19 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Shadowgraph: Three
for 3.00 hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour.

20 February 1943 - Pvt. Bruno 32192716 assigned and joined Squadron SO 27,
Par 3, Hq. 91st Bomb Group dated February 20, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer:
Two for 3.00 hours. Skeet Shoot: Five for 7.30 hours. FLYING: None.

21 February 1943 - 1st Lt. Adams O726964 relieved from assignment and
transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD per SO 41, Par 6, Hq. 8th Bomber Command
February 19, 1943. S/ Sgt. O. O. Howard 18060899 assigned and joined per VOCO. GROUND
SCHOOL: Use of call signs: Ten for 10.00 hours. Radio Maintenance: Six for
6.00 hours. Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00 hours. FLYING: None.

22 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Aircraft
Recognition: 50 for 75.00 hours. Link Trainer: Five for 4.45 hours. Use of call signs:
14 for 8.00 hours. FLYING: None.

23 February 1943 - Lt. Ryan TD to Bomb Disposal School, RAF Station Kirkham,
Per SO 45, Par 1, 1st Bomb Wing dated February 23,1943.
Sgt. Perkins to TD at #5 Radio. School, Oxford, per SO 50, Par 7, 1st Bomb Wing
dated February 21, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Naval Recognition: 40 for 30.00
hours. Radio Maintenance: Nine for 6.45 hours. Spotlight Trainer: Five for 5.00
hours. Link Trainer: Three for 3.00 hours. Close order Drill: Forty for 40.00
hours. FLYING: None.

24 February 1943 - T/ Sgt. Cottrell assigned and joined Squadron SO 46, Par
2, Hq. 67th General Hospital dated February 21, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL: Code: Nine
for 6.45 hours. Aircraft recognition: 36 for 18.00 hours. Close order drill:
36 for 27.00 hours. Exercise: 36 for 36 hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew
locally for 2.00 hours.

25 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: One for 1,00 hour. Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00
hours. Calisthenics: 25 for 13.30 hours. FLYING: One aircraft on high altitude
flight for 2.30 hours.

26 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Skeet Shooting:
Eight for 12.00 hours.
FLYING: MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY.
A/C #            TOT        ALT AT TARGET             BOMBS ON TARGET
070             1125        25,000 ft                 10x500
484             1126        24,300 ft                 10x500

132             1125        25,000 ft                 10x500
447  MISSING IN ACTION.
362  MISSING IN ACTION
337 ABORTED
BOMBING RESULTS: Fairly good. Heavy pattern in Target area.
FLAK: Intense but scattered not aimed at this group.
E/A: About thirty E/A seen, few encounters with this group. Were in Target
area -six JU88 - twenty-four FW190’s.
CLAIMS: None.
CASUALTIES: None.
FOLLOWING CREWS WERE CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lts. R. W. Freihofer, E. M. Carmichael, E. R.
Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts.
E. N. Yelle, E. R. Lapp, A. S. Youell, Capt. H. B. Wesley, Observer.
A/C 484: Lts. E. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E.
Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. N. C. Kirk, S/Sgt. W. F. Ward, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. C. H.
Snyder, R. E. Stewart, T/Sgt. G. L. Dobson.
A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, G. L. Cottington, H. D. Sipe, (No Bombardier.)
T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, Sgt. E. G. Jedniak, T/Sgt. J. M. Franklin, Sgt. J. L.
Branch, S/Sgts. E. L. Creason, J. D. Cagle.
CREWS MISSING IN ACTION:
A/C 447 - Last seen over water north of Wilhelmshaven headed back into
Germany.
Capt. J. T. Swais, Lts. H. O. Green, R. F. Bixler, S. Brandenburg, T/Sgt. W.
E. Gilroy, S/Sgt. A. A. Sullivan, T/Sgt. E. Gause, S/Sgts. G. Nesmeir, R. A.
DeBarbrie, H. E. Fisher.
A/C 362 - Last seen when it turned back just west of Frisian Islands -
believed long range T/E E/A must have shot it down over water.
Lts. B. E. Smith, T. A. Stricker, T. V. Arnkil, S/Sgt. C. L. Moran, Sgt. D.
H. Smith, S/Sgt. F. W. Dobinski, T/Sgt. B. F. Ward, S/Sgts. H. Sullivan,
R. V. Gossage, T/Sgt. J. F. Grimes.

27 February 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer: Four
for 5.15 hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour.
MISSION TO BREST, FRANCE.
Squadron supplied four aircraft for Mission.
A/C #            TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET
070             1457                25,000 ft             5x1,000
484             1456                24,000 ft             5x1,000
337             1456                24,000 ft             5x1,000
132             1452                23,500 ft             5x1,000
RESULTS OF BOMBING: Not very successful although some fires were started in
target area.
FLAK: Intense fairly accurate heavy flak at target.
E/A: Only five FW190’s seen with no combats.
CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: None.
CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:
A/C 070: Capts. O. D. O’Neill, C. G. Gillespie, Lts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R.
Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski,
S/Sgts. E. N. Yelle, A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp, Brig. Gen. H. S. Mansell -
Observer.
A/C 484: Lt. E. F. Riley, Capt. D. E. Sheeler, (Gp) Lts. R. J. Schwendiman,
T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. N. C. Kirk, S/Sgt. Sanschagrin, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee,
S/Sgt. C. H. Snyder, T/Sgt. G. R. Dobson, S/Sgt. R. E. Stewart.
A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S.
Scavello, Sgt. A. T. Schippang, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas,
A. J. Roy, N. A. Criscito.
A/ C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, J. J. Bamber,
T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgt. J. L. Branch, T/Sgt. J. M. Franklin, S/Sgt. J.
J. Sweeney, J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason.

28 February 1943 - Capt. W. R. Harris O436608 transferred from Squadron to
298th General Hospital per SO 30, Par 3, Hq AAF Station 121, dated February 28,
1943. GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: None.

401st DAILY REPORTS  -  Prepared by Capt. F. G. Davison

1 March 1943 – T/Sgts. Langhofer and Pearson, S/Sgt. Saylor, Sgts. Sciarillo, Medina and Wood attached to Squadron per VOCO. Assignment of S/Sgt. Howard on February 21, 1943 confirmed by SO 41, par 5, 2nd General Hospital , APO 647. 1st Lt. Martin, 2nd Lts. Stoffel, Segrest, and Coppage attached to Squadron per VOCO. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: Three aircraft flew high altitude practice bombing for 12.50 hours total time – one practice bomb dropped.

2 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: None.

3 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Three for 5.00 hours. Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00 hours. SPOTLIGHT TRAINER: Eight for 8.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft flew local flight for total time of 3.35 hours.

4 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO HAMM , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied four aircraft for this mission.

A/C #            TOT               ALT AT TARGET     BOMBS ON TARGET

070             1042                19,600  ft          5x1,000

132             1044                19,200  ft          5x1,000

484             1043                21,000  ft          5x1,000

337             1043                19,500  ft          5x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: The best yet. Target smashed.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak at target. Moderate to intense flak was experienced along the route over Germany .

E/A: 80 E/A hit the group from coast carried into target area and back out to coast. This was because the 91st was the only Group to go into the target the others having returned to their bases because of weather conditions.

CLAIMS: A/C 070 – T/Sgt. Goldstein –ME 110 Destroyed.

                  A/C 484 – S/Sgt. J. W. Clifton – FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 – T/Sgt. R. G. Lee – ME 110 Probable.

                  A/C 070 S/Sgt. E. R. Lapp – ME 110 Damaged.

CASUALTIES: None.
FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lts. R. W. Freihofer, E. L. Carmichael,  E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. E. N. Yelle, A. A. Youell, E. R. Lapp.

A/C 132: Lts. L. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgt. J. L. Branch, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgt. E. G. Jedniak, T/Sgt. G. L. Dobson, S/Sgt. R. E. Stewart.

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. D. W. Frank, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. J. J. Clifton, T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, C. J. Davis, J. C. Carter.

A/C 337: Lts. N. E. Lindsey, L. G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/ Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. J. Denefrio, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason, Sgt. A. T. Shippang.

5 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for total time of 2.30 hours.

6 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING One aircraft flew locally for 2.15 hours.

MISSION TO LORYENT , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied three aircraft for this mission.

A/C #             TOT           ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

070              1442            23,500 ft           5x1,000

337              1440            24,000 ft           5x1,000

459 ABORTED

BOMBING RESULTS: Reported as good. Hits all around target – many fires started in dock area.

FLAK: Moderate to intense heavy, inaccurate as to our group at target.

E/A: Only 10 to 12 FW 190’s seen – only one attack on our group. Not a very strong one at that.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lts. R. W. Freihofer, E. M. Carmichael,

E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. R. W. Brown, E. R. Lapp, A. S. Youell.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. J. A. Rekas, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, Sgt. A. T. Schippang, S/Sgts. N. A. Criscito, A. J. Allison.

7 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: None.

8 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for 3.00 hours.
MISSION TO REMMES , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied three aircraft for this mission.

A/C #           TOT              ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

070            1431                22,000 ft           10x500

337            1431                22,000 ft           10x500

459            1432                21,500 ft           10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Good heavy pattern on aiming point.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak in target area. Slight to intense flak also inaccurate on way in and out.

E/A: Twenty E/A hit formation with running attacks from Collinenee to Target and back out to St. Lo, where the Spitfire cover chased them off.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.
FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. J. W. Wilson, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/ Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. W. Clifton, J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C 337: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgt. J. L. Branch, T/Sgt. J. M. Franklin, S/Sgts. E. G. Jedniak, E. L. Creason, J. D. Cagle, Capt. McCreary, Observer.

A/C 459: Flown by crew from 92nd Bomb Group: Lts. B. H. Martin, N. P. Stoeffel, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor, T/Sgts. A. J. Pearson, M. L. Langhofer, Sgts. A. J. Sciarillo, D. W. Wood, M. C. Medina.

9 March 1943 – Cpl. Martin J. Davin assigned and joined Squadron per SO 34, Par 3, Hq Station 121, dated March 5, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: Three aircraft on local flight for 6.15 hours.

Two aircraft on a high altitude gunnery mission, total time 5.30 hours.

10 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft on high altitude flight for 2.35 hours. Four aircraft on local flight, total time 9.05 hours.

11 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: One for .45 hour. Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00 hours. Skeet Shoot: Ten for 10.00 hours. Athletics: 15 for 15.00 hours.

FLYING: None.

12 March 1943 – 1st Lt. Robert B. Walker, O-729387, 2nd Lt. Norman NMI Williams, O-729530, F/O Robert A. Vetter, T-190538, S/Sgt. William R. Carroll, 333164214, and Nick Sandoff, 15104366, assigned and joined Squadron per SO 37, Par 3, 91st Bomb Group dated March 11, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: MISSION TO ROUEN , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied five aircraft for this mission.

A/C #           TOT              ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

070             1242           21,200 ft              5x1,000

574             1243           21,000 ft              5x1,000

132             1242           21,000 ft              5x1,000

459             1243           21,000 ft              5x1,000 

337             1241           20,900 ft              5x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Good heavy bomb pattern right in target area.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak at target area and at coast on way out.

E/A: No heavy attacks on this group.

CLAIMS: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

FOLLOWING CREWS WERE CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Col. B. A. Lawrence, Lts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, Sgt. C. J.  Melshiondo, S/Sgts. A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp, Capt. R. W. Hosman (Group).

A/C 574: Lts. E. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, R. J. Schwendiman, S/Sgts. A. J. Allison, I. E. Narter, N. G. Sanschagrin, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. N. L. Thompson, G. L. Dobson, J. W. Clifton.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch, J. M. Franklin, E. G. Jedniak, J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason.

A/C 459: Capts. J. W. Carroll, C. G. Gillespie, Lts. M. E. Brorn, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, Sgt. C. E. Cadle, S/Sgts. C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. T. Schippang, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, N. A. Criscito.

13 March 1943 – 1st Lt. Charles J. Barr, Jr., O-727074, and S/Sgt. William F. Ward, 20434110, (hosp) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital per SO 39, Par 3 & 4, respectively, Hq AAF Station 121 dated March 13, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: MISSION TO ABBEVILLE , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied five aircraft for this mission.

A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

070            1517            24,500 ft              6x1,000

132            1517            23,000 ft              6x1,000

459            1518           24,300 ft               6x1,000

574            1517           24,000 ft               6x1,000

337            1517           24,000 ft               6x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Poor – not many hits on airdrome.
FLAK: Slight, inaccurate heavy flak in and out of France .

E/A: Only five E/A seen as Spits went into target and back to England .

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capts. O. D. O’Neill, J. W. Eanes, Lts. E. M. Carmichael,

E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, Sgt. C. J. Melchiondo, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp,

Capt. McCreary, Observer.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, S/Sgt. G. L. Dobson, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch, J. M. Franklin, E. G. Jedniak, J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason.

A/C 574: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. D. H. Frank, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. J. W. Clifton, T/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, Sgt. C. E. Cadle, S/Sgts. C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa,

T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. T. Shippang, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg , S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, N. A. Criscito.

A/C 459: Flown by crew from 92nd Bomb Group: Lts. B. H. Martin, N. P. Stoeffel, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor, T/Sgts. A. J. Pearson, H. L. Langhofer, N. L. Thompson, Sgts. D. W. Wood, M. C. Medina.

14 March 1943 – Cpl. John P. Armstrong, 6895991, assigned and joined

Squadron per VOCO. 2nd Lt. Stoeffel (attached) promoted to 1st Lt. Per SO 14, WD,  January 14, 1943. 1st Lt. Rog W. Scott, O-163414, T/Sgt. Robert F. Flanagan, 36235908, T/Sgt. Gust E. Collias, 16067643, and Sgt. Raymond C. Oltman, 17078007, assigned and joined per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: Two aircraft flew cross-country for total time of 4.00 hours. One aircraft flew on high altitude gunnery mission for 1.35 hours.

15 March 1943 – Assignment of 1st Lt. Scott, T/Sgts. Flanagan and Collias, and Sgt. Oltman, confirmed by SO 39, Par 1, and Cpl. Armstrong by Par 3, 91st Bomb Group, dated March 14, 19431st Lt. Eugene M. Lockhart Jr., O-437913, assigned and joined Squadron per SO 41, Par3, 91st Bomb Group dated March 16, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Three for 3.00 hours. Security: 35 for 35.00 hours. FLYING: Two aircraft on local flight for 3.15 hours.

16 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Drill: 45 for 22.30 hours. FLYING: Five aircraft on high altitude formation flight total time 14.45 hours – Two bombs dropped. Typhoid booster shots for enlisted personnel.

17 March 1943 – 2nd Lt. Reynolds F. Johnson, O-328913, assigned and joined Squadron per SO 41, Par 2, 91st Bomb Group dated March 16, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer: One for .45 hour.

FLYING: Five aircraft high altitude flight, total logged time 17.30 hours. One aircraft local flight for 2.00 hours.

18 March 1943: 1st Lt. Carroll promoted to Captain per SO 46, Par 29, Hq. ETOUSA dated February 15, 1943. 2nd Lt. Lindsey promoted to

1st Lt. per SO 69, Par 6, Hq. 8th Air Force dated March 10, 1943. T/Sgt. Frank J. Parkerson, 16034416, assigned and joined per SO 42, Par 3, 91st Bomb Group dated March 17, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: One for 2.00 hours. FLYING: One aircraft high altitude practice bombing mission for 2.10 hours.

MISSION TO VEGESACK , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied five aircraft for this mission.

A/C #       TOT            ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

763         1533           26,600 ft               5x1,000

574         1532           25,000 ft               5x1,000

A/C #       TOT          ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

337         1532           25,000 ft               5x1,000

132         1533           25,800 ft               5x1,000

070         1533           16,000 ft               5x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good – many hits on the entire target area.

One oil storage plant blown up and heavy fires started.

FLAK: Medium and intense flak was encountered at or about the target area.

E/A: 50-60 E/A being ME109, ME110. FW190 and Ju88 were encountered north-west of Frisian Islands at or about 1453 hours to German Coast at 1515 hours and from 1527 to 1555 hours. Final attacks were from 1555 to 1620 hours just off Juist Island to 75 miles out to sea. Most attacks were on the nose.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/C 337 - S/Sgt. Schippang – ME109 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 - S/ Sgt. Jedniak – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 763 – Sgt. Cadle – FW190 Damaged.

                  A/C 574 - T/Sgt. Kirk – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 574 – S/Sgt. Snyder – Ju88 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 – T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/ C 337 – S/Sgt. Rekas – FW190 Destroyed.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 763: Flown by crew from 92nd Bomb Group: Lts. B. H. Martin, N. P. Stoeffel, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, T/Sgt. E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. C. E. Cadle, I. L. Narter, Sgt. J. W. Townsend, S/Sgt. A. J. Allison.

A/C 574: Lts. E. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgts. R. G. Lee, N. C. Kirk, S/Sgt. N. F. Swierz, S/Sgts.
W. R. Carroll, G. L. Dobson.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgts. L. J. Brandenburg, S. Scavello, S/Sgt. J. A. Rekas, Sgt. V. L. Hamrick, S/Sgt. A. T. Schippang.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, S/Sgts. N. Sandoff, J. M. Franklin, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch, E. G. Jedniak, E. L. Creason, J. D. Cagle.

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lts. R. W. Freihofer, E. M. Carmichael, E. M. Bush, Sgt. C. J. Melchiondo, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. E. R. Lapp, A. S. Youell, Capt. Bill Clothier as Photographer.

19 March 1943 – Sgt. John W. Townsend 6931347 attached per VOCO> GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: 1 for 1.30 hours. Athletics 50 for 75 hours. FLYING: None.

20 March 1943: Sgt. Carl H. Quist 37164420 attached per VOCO> GROUND SCHOOL : Aircraft recognition: 20 for 15.00 hours.  Training Film: 12 for 12.00 hours. FLYING: None.

21 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: None.

22 March 1943 – 2nd Lts. Fountain and Sipe promoted to 1st Lt. Per SO 70, Par 6, Hq ETOUSA dated March 11, 1943. Sgt. Medina (attached) returned to own organization. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft locally for 2.00 hours.

MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied six aircraft for this raid – five went over the target.

Lt. Cottingham in A/c 459 was forced to turn back at Baltrum Island because of oxygen failure. A credit for a sortie has been given to his crew as they were attacked by two FW190’s at Baltrum Island .

A/C #        TOT           ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

070         1501           25,000 ft                  5x1,000

763         1502           24,500 ft                  5x1,000

484         1503           25,000 ft                  5x1,000

132         1502           24,800 ft                  5x1,000

574         1505           25,000 ft                  5x1,000

459      Aborted over enemy territory – credit allowed for sortie,

BOMBING RESULTS: Pin Point target missed but bombs landed in installations surrounding Admiral Scheer.

FLAK: Nothing unusual. E/A: Moderate opposition carried on a running attack from Bagband thru target area and out to sea twenty miles north of Wangerooge Island.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capts. O. D. O’Neill, C. G. Gillespie, Lts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush, S/Sgt. C. J. Melchiondo, T/Sgts. H. Goldstein, B. B> Borostowski, S/Sgts. W. D. King, E. R. Lapp, A. S. Youell, Capt. Tex McCreary as Observer.

A/C 763: Lt E. F. Riley, Capt. D. E. Sheeler (Gp), Lts. R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgts. R. G. Lee, N. C. Kirk, S/Sgts. C. H. Snyder, W. R. Carroll, Sgts. R. F. Swierz, G. L. Dobson.

A/C 574: Lts. B. H. Martin, W. P. Stoefel, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, T/Sgts. G. E. Collias, E. M. Saylor, Sgts. C. H. Quist, J. W. Townsend, D. W. Wood, T/Sgt. J. A. Pearson (92nd Bomb Group.)

A/ C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. D. H. Frank, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgts. W. R. Lancaster, W. R. Taylor, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, J. O. Carter, Sgt. W. Bohaczyk, S/Sgt. C. J. Davis.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, R. B. Walker, H. D. Sipe, S/Sgts. N. Sandoff, J. M. Franklin, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/ Sgt. J. M. Branch,

T/Sgt. R. F. Flanagan, S/Sgts. E. L. Creason, J. D. Cagle.

A.C 459: Lts. G. L. Cottington, J. W. Wilson, R. W. Scott, M. Williams, Jr., T/Sgts. E. D, Heatherly, F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. I. E. Narter, Sgt. H. Litke, S/Sgts. N. G. Sanschagrin, A. J. Allison.

23 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.15 hours.

24 March 1943 – 1st Lt. Harrison A. Willis, O910093, transferred to 305th Bomb Group (H) per SO 78, Par 4, 1st Bomb Wing dated March 23, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Aircraft Recognition: Twelve for 9.00 man hours. FLYING: One aircraft on local flight for 1.15 hours.

25 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer: Two for 4.00 man hours. Aircraft recognition: 35 for 35 man hours. Link Trainer: Four for 4.30 man hours. FLYING: Two aircraft local flying total time logged 3.00 hours.

26 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Three for 3.00 man hours. FLYING: Two aircraft local flight total logged time 2.50 hours.

27 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL: Bomb Trainer: Three for 3.00 man hours. Skeet Shoot:  Twelve for 24.00 man hours. Link Trainer: Five for 5.00 man hours. Naval recognition: 15 for 10 man hours. Dinghy Radio Procedures: 36 for 36.00 man hours. FLYING: Four aircraft local flight for total logged time of 7.00 hours.

28 March 1943 – S/Sgt. Leon L. Bagwell, 38089507, (Hosp) Transferred to Detachment of Patients 2nd General Hospital, APO 647, per SO 50, Par 5, AAF Station 121 March 27, 1943. Pfc. Fred W. Towle, 6136673, assigned and joined Squadron per So 50, Par 6, Hq AAF Station 121, March 27, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft on local flight for 1.30 hours.

MISSION TO ROUEN , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied six aircraft for mission - three went over the target. One aircraft # 763 aborted due to technical failures. Two aircraft # 379 and # 132 were forced to return to base after first leg of diversion as E/A were encountered and both A/C were damaged. These last two A/C were credited with sorties.

A/C #      TOT               ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

484       1250                25,000 ft               6x1,000

437       1250                24,500 ft               5x1,000

574       1255                26,000 ft               6x1,000

379    Attacked and forced to return – Credited with sortie.

132    Attacked and forced to return – Credited with sortie.

763    Aborted.

BOMBING RESULTS: Pin Point target was hit and several large explosions were seen. Marshalling yard and oil tank were hit.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate along route and at target area.

E/A: Were particularly vicious in two sustained attacks – the first attack on return leg of diversionary run when they attacked formation from the rear until driven off by Spits. E/A again attacked from coast of France into target area and half way back over the English Channel .

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. J. D. Cagle and S/Sgt. W. R. Carroll both of aircraft 132 were slightly wounded.
CLAIMS: A/C 132: S/Sgt. J. L. Branch - FW190 Destroyed.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, S/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, Capt. J. W. Eanes, T/Sgts. W. R. Taylor, R. F. Flanagan, S/Sgts. J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis, J. J. Sweeney.

A/C 574: Flown by crew from 92nd Bomb Group: Lts. N. P. Stoeffel, B. W. Martin, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, T/Sgt. H. L. Langhofer, S/Sgt. E. M. Snyder, Sgts. C. H. Quist, D. H. Wood, J. W. Townsend, T/Sgt. J. A. Pearson.

A/C 437: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgts. L. J. Brandenburg, S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. T. Shippang, Sgt. V. L. Hamrick, S/Sgts. A. J. Roy, J. A. Rekas.

A/C 379: Lts. G. L. Cottington, J. W. Wilson, R. W. Scott, N. Williams, Jr., T/Sgt. E. D. Heatherly, Sgt. C. E. Cadle, S/Sgt. I. E. Narter, Sgts. N. G. Sanschagrin, H. Litke, S/Sgt. A. J. Allison.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. D. Sipe, S/Sgts. N. Sandoff, J. W. Franklin, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch, E. G. Jedniak, W. R. Carroll, J. D. Cagle.

 

29 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: 1st Lts. Bush and Carmichael promoted to Captains per So 79, Par 9, Hq. 8th  Air Force March 20, 1943.GROUND SCHOOL: Radio Aids to Navigation: 27 for 27 man hours. Link Trainer: Four for 4.00 man-hours. Bomb Trainer: Three for 3.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Twelve for 18.00 man-hours.

 Shadowgraph: Three for 3.00 man-hours.  Calisthenics: Fifty for 25.00 man-hours. Dinghy Drill: Fifteen for 10.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Three aircraft local flight total logged time 4.15 hours.

30 March 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Radio: Twelve for 24 man hours. FLYING: Three aircraft local flight total logged time 7.00 hours. Three aircraft high altitude formation flight for total logged time of 6.00 hours.

31 March 1943 – S/Sgt Hall (hosp) transferred to 2nd Evacuation Hospital, APO 875 per Par 1, Cpl. Niebojewski transferred in grade from Ordnance Corps to AC per SO, Par 7, Hq AAF Station 121, March 28, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft cross-country for 1.00 hour. One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour.
MISSION TO ROTTERDAM , HOLLAND .

Six aircraft supplied by Squadron – all went over target but no bombs were dropped due to overcast condition.

BOMBING RESULTS: None dropped.
FLAK: Very heavy barrage over Rotterdam . Slight to intense flak in and out of enemy territory some very accurate.

E/A: Up to twenty E/A seen – few desultory attacks on Group. CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

FOLLOWING CREWS WERE CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lt. R. W. Freihofer, Capts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. C. J. Melchiondo, A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp.

A/C 459: Flown by crew from 92nd Group: Lts. B. H. Martin, N. P. Stoeffel, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor, T/Sgts. J. A. Pearson, H. L. Langhofer, Sgts. C. H. Quist, D. W. Wood, J. W. Townsend.

A/C 763: Lts. E. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, T. E. Ashinhurst, R. J. Schwendiman, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. C. Oltman, R. G. Lee, C. H. Snyder, G. L. Dobson, Sgt. N. F. Swierz.

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. D. H. Frank, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgts. W. R. Taylor, R. F. Flanagan, W. R. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis, J. J. Sweeney.

A/C 437: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, Sgt. V. L. Hamrick, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, A. T. Schippang.

A/C 172: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering , M. D. Sipe, S/Sgt. N. Sandoff, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaeffer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch, J. M. Franklin, 

E. G. Jedniak, E. L. Creason, C. E. Cadle.

1 April 1943 - PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. Articles of war read to entire enlisted personnel. GROUND SCHOOL : AF CE Trainer: Two for 1.00 man-hour. Safety Lecture: 69 for 44.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

2April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: One for 2.00 man-hours. Code Check: One for 2.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Three for 1.30 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.30 hours.

3 April 1943 – 1st Lts. Robert C. Barton, O-728159; Arthur A. Bushnell, O728824; Robert C. Heller, O-661835; Walter L. McCain, O-791466; Buster NMI Peek, O-725524; Harold NMI Romm, O-440518; 2ndLts. Neil A. Daniels, O-733619; Maurice J. Herman, O-729619; Mathew NMI Michaels, O-729549; William E. Sticklen, O-732683; David M. Williams, O-732793; Clive M. Woodbury, O-728944; T/Sgts. Wade H. Boggan, 24133944; William C. Darden, 88950807; Harlod A. Earney, 36049891; Forrest G. Seaver, 35120320; Fred A. Sneed, 18053162; Thomas A. Stephens, 12128769; S/Sgts. Donald J. Aldrich, 31131905; Charles E. Allen, 15102666; Gilbert F. Andrews, 13064904; Ronald A. Carlson, 31124253; Kenneth L. Jones, 15104257; Harold E. Miller, 37257661; Lawrence J. Moertle, 17026790; James E. Pratt, 19055726; Chester W. Raphoon, 35321747; George NMI Serafin, 36183464; Donald J. Snell, 11042285; Bobby NMI Taylor, 18077078; assigned and joined Squadron per SO 49, Par 3, 91st Bomb Group dated April 3, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.30 hours. Six aircraft formation flight high altitude total time logged 20.30 hours.

4 April 1943 - Capt. Robert A. Foster, O-412795, and Mathew C. Medina, 17011899. attached per VOCO. GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: MISSION TO PARIS , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied six aircraft for mission.

A/C #       TOT           ALT AT TARGET             BOMBS ON TARGET

070        1417           26,500 ft                    6x1,000

337        1418           26,000 ft                    6x1,000

172        1212           25,000 ft                    6x1,000

132        1417           26,000 ft                    6x1,000

574        1418           26,600 ft                    6x1,000

437   Aborted and jettisoned 6x1,000 bombs in Channel.

BOMBING RESULTS: Good heavy pattern on aiming point, many fires started.

FLAK: Slight to moderate heavy inaccurate flak along route and target area.

E/A: Sixty E/A attacked viciously from target area to ten miles off French Coast . Attacks were pressed home on tail of aircraft.

CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: A/C 337 – T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 – S/Sgt. J. M. Franklin – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 - T/Sgt. M. L. Schaeffer – FW190 Probable.

                  A/C 132 – S/Sgt. N. Sandoff – FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 132 – S/Sgt. J. L. Branch - FW190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 172 – S/Sgt. N. G, Sanschagrin – ME109 Probable.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lt. R. W. Freihofer, Capts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. C. J. Melchiondo, A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. T. Schippang, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, V. L. Hamrick.

A/C 172: Lts. G. L. Cottington, J. W. Wilson, R. W. Scott, R. F. Flanagan, S/Sgts. I. E. Narter, H. Litki, T/Sgt. G. E. Collins, Sgt. L. N. Hennessey, S/Sgts. C. E. Cadle, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C 132: Lts. H. H. Beasley, O. E. Diedering, H. O. Sipe, J. A. Fisher, (From another squadron), T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgts. J. L. Branch,

J. M. Franklin, E. G. Jedniak, N. Sandoff, E. L. Creason.

A/C 574: 92nd Bomb Group crew: Lts. N. P. Stoffel, B. H. Martin, J. F. Segrest, E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor, T/Sgts. J. A. Pearson, H. L. Langhofer, Sgts. D. W. Wood, J. W. Townsend, C. W. Quist.

5 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: One aircraft on gunnery flight for 2.00 hours.

MISSION TO ANTWERP .

Six aircraft supplied by Squadron, one aircraft flown by 92nd Bomb Group attached for training.

A/C #         TOT            ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

070*         1529            24,300 ft                6x1,000

337          1530            24,000 ft                6x1,000

574          1531            24,000 ft                6x1,000

763          1530            23,500 ft                6x1,000

172          1529            24,000 ft                6x1,000

437          1535            24,000 ft                1x1,000 One hung up.

·        Group Leader.

BOMBING RESULTS: Believed good –heavy smoke from area of pin point target.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak in and out at target.

E/A: 75 E/A hit formation near Lokeron, Holland carried it into target area and back to 15 miles off Dutch Coast . Attacks vicious on stragglers.

Claims: A/C 763: Lt. R. J. Schwendiman – FW190 Damaged.

              A/C 337: Lt. R. J. Maiorca –FW 190 Destroyed.

              A/C 172: Lt. H. D. Sipe – FW 190 Destroyed.

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. H. Litke hit in right leg and groin by .30 Caliber Bullet.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 070: Capts. O. D. O’Neill, C. G. Gillespie, E. M. Carmichael, R. W. Hosman, Group, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. C. J. Melchiondo, A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. T. Schippang, T/Sgt. E. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, V. L. Hamrick.

A/C 574: Flown by attached 92nd Bomb Group crew: Lts. B. H. Martin, N. P. Stoffel, J. F. Segrest, Jr., E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor,

Sgt. C. H. Quist, T/Sgt. H. L. Langhofer, Sgts. J. W. Townsend, M. C. Medina, D. W. Wood.

A/C 763: Lts. E. F. Riley, M. E. Fountain, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, S/Sgt. N. C. Kirk, Sgt. W. R. Carroll, S/Sgts. R. G. Lee,

C. H. Snyder, G. L. Dobson, N. F. Sweirz.

A/ C 172: Lts. H. H. Beasley, R. B. Walker, H. D. Sipe, J. A. Fisher, (attached), T/Sgt. M. L. Schaeffer, S/Sgt. J. L. Branch, T/Sgt. J. L. Franklin, S/Sgts. E. G. Jedniak, N. Sandoff, E. L. Creason.

A/C 437: Lts. G. L. Cottington, R. C. Heller, R. W. Scott, H. Romm, S/Sgts. I. E. Narter, H. Litke, T/Sgt. N. L. Thompson, Sgt. L. M. Hennessey, S/Sgt. A. J. Allison, Sgt. B. E. Cash.

6 April 1943 – T/ Sgt. Pearson J, Atlee, 14041258, relieved from attachment and returned to own organization April 5, 1943 per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL : Aircraft recognition: 15 for 10.00 Man-hours.

Security: 19 for 4.15 man-hours. Code Check: Five for 7.30 man-hours. Communication: Three for 3.00 man-hours. First Aid: 20 for 20.00 man-hours. Link Trainer: Three for 3.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

7 April 1943 – 2nd Lts. Wallin and Wilson promoted to 1st Lts. per So 87, Par 1, Hq ETOUSA, dated March 28, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Code Check: Three for 3.00 man-hours. Communications: Ine for 1.00 man-hour. Bomb Trainer: Four for 4.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

8 April 1943 – S/Sgt. Harold NMI Litke, 16047490, died in 2nd Evacuation Hospital at 0940 hours from wounds received April 5, 1943.

Cpl. Norman E. Otterson, 17037508, Pfc. Chester R. Knowles, 11027539, and T/5 Bankowsky, 32185826, assigned and joined Squadron per SO 52, Par1, 91st Bomb Group dated April 8, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Aircraft Recognition: 30 for 22.30 man-hours. Gunnery School : 24 for 56.00 man-hours. Link Trainer: Two for 2.30 man-hours. FLYING:
Three aircraft flew locally for total logged time of 4.00 hours.

9 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Code Practice: Eight for 8.00 man-hours. Lecture of Radio: 1Ten for 10.00 man-hours. Gunnery School : 14 for 35.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Ten for 20.00 man-hours. Bomb Trainer: Four for 4.00 man-hours. FLYING: Four aircraft flew formation at high altitude for total logged time of 17.00 hours.

10 April 1943 – Sgt. Henry NMI Neuberger, 36395839, transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group, Cpl. Albert A. Torin, 37181257, (DS at APO 634) assigned and joined per SO 58, Par 3, Hq. AAF Station, April 9, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Three for 4.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Four for 2.00 man-hours. Gunnery School : 24 for 48.00 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: 24 for 12,00 man-hours. FLYING: Five aircraft flew locally total time logged 6.00 hours.

11 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL :  Bomb Trainer: two for 2.00 man-hours. Link Trainer: One for 1.00 man-hour. FLYING: Seven aircraft on local flight total time logged 11.00 hours.

12 April 1943 – S/Sgt. Oron O. Howard, 18060899, (hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital per SO 55, Par 4, Hq. Station 121, April 6, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Drill: 50 for 25.00 man-hours. Exercise: 100 for 25.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Six for 3.00 man-hours. Gunnery School : 14 for 56.00 man-hours. Link Trainer: Two for 2.00 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour.

13 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Flying Control: Eight for 8.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: 12 for 24.00 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: 28 for 20.00 man-hours. Athletics:

20 for 30.00 man-hours. FLYING: Five aircraft local flight total time 9.15 hours. Five aircraft high altitude formation flight practice bombing (Two bombs per aircraft.) total time logged 14.15 hours.

14 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Athletics: 25 for 37.50 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: 28 for 28.00 man-hours. Link Trainer: Three for 3.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Eight for 4.00 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: Eight for 22.40 man-hours. Flying Control: Ten for 10.00 man-hours. FLYING: Three aircraft local flight total time 2.30 hours.

15 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: Eight for 8.00 man-hours. FLYING: Two aircraft gunnery practice 9.45 hours. Two aircraft local flight 3.00 hours.

16 April 1943 – 2nd Lt. John E. Howard, O-885682, (hospital) transferred to 5th General Hospital, APO 519 per par1, Cpl. James M. Johnson, 14035749, (hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital, APO 647, per Par 2, SO 62 Hq. Station 121 April 15, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: One for 1.00 man-hour. Spotlight Trainer: Two for 2.00 man-hours. Code Check: One for 2.00 man-hours. FLYING: Four aircraft high altitude formation flight total time 8.20 hours. One aircraft local flight 1.30 hours.

17 April 1943 – 1st Lt. Bill H. Martin, O-442934, relieved from attachment and returned to organization (92nd Bomb Group) as of April 16, 1943 per VOCO. GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN , GERMANY .

Nine aircraft supplied by Squadron for this mission.

A/C #       TOT                 ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

172               missing in action

337               missing in action

391               missing in action

459               missing in action

574               missing in action      (92nd  Group crew.)

070               missing in action

763               Aborted

437       1259                26,800 ft              5x1,000

484       1259                27,000 ft              5x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Large explosion believed to be fuel dump. Good hits in buildings and dispersal area.

FLAK: Intense accurate at target area – flak is believed to be responsible for loss of “B” flight composed of 401st.

E/A: Heavy opposition and good encountered. Hit our Group, attacks were vicious and pressed home.

CLAIMS: None.

CASUALTIES: Sixty missing in action.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. B. Peek, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. W. R. Lancaster, Sgt. W. F. Jones, Jr., S/Sgts. C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter, Jr.

A/C 437: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Heller, D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. I. E. Narter, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgt. A. J. Allison, Sgt. L. M. Hennessey.

FOLLOWING CREWS MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C 070: Capt. O. D. O’Neill, Lt. R. W. Freihofer, Capts. E. M. Carmichael, E. R. Bush, T/Sgt. H. Goldstein, S/Sgt. W. D. King, T/ Sgt. B. B. Borostowski, S/Sgts. C. J. Melchiondo, A. S. Youell, E. R. Lapp.

A/C 391: Lt. R. B. Walker, F/O R. A. Vetter, Lt. R. W. Scott, S/Sgt. G. O. Zedonek, T/Sgt. R. F. Flanagan, S/Sgt. W. R. Carroll, T/Sgt. G. E. Collias, S/Sgts. R. C. Oltman, N. Sandoff, D. J. Snell.

A/C 172: Lts. H. H. Beasley, W. L. McCain, H. D. Sipe, M. Michaels, T/Sgt. M. L. Schaefer, S/Sgt. J. L. Branch, T/Sgt. J. M. Franklin, S/Sgts. E. G. Jedniak, J. D. Cagle, E. L. Creason.

A/C 337: Lts. N. F. Lindsey, G. Slivkoff, R. J. Maiorca, A. Dobsa, T/Sgt. S. Scavello, S/Sgt. A. I. Schippang, T/Sgt. L. J. Brandenburg, S/Sgts. J. A. Rekas, A. J. Roy, V. L. Hamrick.

A/C 459: Lts. J. W. Wilson, A. A. Bushnell, R. C. Barton, H. Romm, T/Sgt. N. L. Thompson, S/Sgt. W. Bohaczyk, T/Sgt. H. A. Earney, S/Sgts. G. F. Andrews, R. H. Ade, C. E. Cadle.

A/C 574: Flown by 92nd Bomb Group crew: Lt. N. P. Stoffel, Capt. R. A. Foster, Lts. J. F. Segrest, Jr., E. A. Coppage, S/Sgt. E. M. Saylor, Sgt. D. W. Wood, T/Sgt. H. L. Langhofer, Sgts. C. H. Quist, M. C. Medina, J. W. Townsend.

18 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : None. FLYING: None.

19 April 1943 – 1st Lt. Riley promoted to Captain per SO 100, Par 1, Hq ETOUSA, Dated April 10, 1943. Capt. Rickles transferred to Hq 91st Bomb Group per SO 58, Par 2, 91st Bomb Group, dated April 18, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Radio: Five for 5.00 man-hours. Security Lecture: 275 for 275 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: 21 for 21.00 man-hours. Shadowgraph: One for 1.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

20 April 1943 – Lt. Wallin duty to DS to Dawer Mill, Pinetree per SO 59, Par 1, April 19, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Eight for 4.00 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: Four for 7.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Eight for 4.00 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: Seven for 7.00 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 2.00 hours. Two aircraft local flight total time 1.45 hours.  Sex morality lecture to entire squadron personnel.

22 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Two for 2.00 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: One for 1.30 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft flew formation with other squadrons for 1.30 hours. Three aircraft flew locally for total time of 3.00 hours.

23 April 1943 – Capts. Adams, Harrison, 1st  Lts. Fuller, Loog, Schaefer, Stanford, 2nd Lts. Amphlett, Bonifield, Greene, Kaplan, McVicar, Scott, T/Sgts. Buckley, Geiger, Krass, Langford, McNemar, S/Sgts. Asials, Cassidy, Kleckner, Lemiska, Lewis, Polk, Porath, Rowe, Santoli, Spofford, Stone, and Cpl. Heller attached and joined (S/Sgt. Davis, MB, Attached, absent.) per So 65, Par 5, Hq AAF Station121 April 20, 1943 as amended by SO 65, Par 4, Hq AAF Station 121 April 22, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Shadowgraph: Eight for 8.00 man-hours. Aircraft Recognition: Twenty for 20.00 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.15 hours.

24 April 1943 – 1st Lts. Ashinhurst and Schwendiman duty to DS at RAF Int. School , Highgate, per SO 107, Par 3, Hq. 1st Bomb Wing. April 23, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Two for 2.30 man-hours.

FLYING: Four aircraft local flight total time 13.00 hours. Three aircraft formation flying total time 12.00 hours.

25 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer: Two for 2.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Twelve for 24.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

26 April 1943 – 1st Lts. Band, Gregory, Pickelmann, Wilcox, 2nd Lts. Francis, McKnight, Rippa, F/O Killian, T/Sgts. Clemens, Curtis, Graham, S/Sgts. Achbach, Gragg, Laird, May, Walcyzuski, Wilson, Sgts. Fariner, Fuak, Pvt. Koballa, attached from 94th Bomb Group per SO 68, Par 2, Hq AAF Station 121 April 25, 1943. 1st Lts. K. L. Brown, Lay, Wheeler, 2nd Lts. Bliley, Berg, Campbell, DeBolt, Feerick, Fuller, Newberry, Quentin, G. E. Williams, Woodward. F/O Pitts, T/Sgts. Akers, Cameron, Cobb, McCulley, Robertson, Scurlock, S/Sgts. W. G. Allen, W. R. Brown, Clark, Crain, Gillet, Gottschalk, Litzo, McBride, McGovern, V. O. Miller, Thomas assigned and joined per Par 1, S/Sgt. Rivera assigned and joined per Par 2, SO 63, 91st Bomb Group April 26, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Six for 7.30 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: Ten for 5.00 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: Five for 13.30 man-hours. FLYING: None.

27 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Gunnery: 20 for 40.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: 15 for 33.00 man-hours. Bomb Trainer: Two for 1.45 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: Four for 6.00 man-hours. FLYING: Four aircraft local flight total time 7.40 hours. One aircraft high altitude flight 2.15 hours.

28 April 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer: Six for 6.00 man-hours. Spotlight Trainer: 10 for 5.00 man-hours. Harwell Trainer: Six for 10.00 man-hours. FLYING: One aircraft local flight 2.30 hours. Three aircraft formation flight 6.00 hours total time. Three aircraft high altitude formation flight total time 7.20 hours.

29 April 1943 – 1st Lt. Parsons, T/Sgt. Cottrell and Pfc. Steumke duty to TD at 1st Bomb Wing Prov. Gunnery School per SO 110, Par 1. Hq. 1st Bomb Wing, April 26, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer: Four for 4.00 man-hours. Drill: 50 for 22.30 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Ten for 10.00 man-hours. FLYING: Three aircraft high altitude formation flying total time 6.00 hours.

30 April 1943 – 1st Lt. T. G. Wilson, T/Sgt. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. Boyer, Burns, LaSota, Sgts. Husick and Rukas, assigned and joined Squadron per SO _, par2, 91st Bomb Group dated May 1, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Code Check: One for 1.00 man-hour. Gunnery Lecture: Thirty for 45.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Sixteen for 16.00 man-hours.– 1st Lt. T. G. Wilson, T/Sgt. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. Boyer, Burns, LaSota, Sgts. Husick and Rukas, assigned and joined Squadron per SO _, par2, 91st Bomb Group dated May 1, 1943. GROUND SCHOOL : Code Check: One for 1.00 man-hour. Gunnery Lecture: Thirty for 45.00 man-hours. Skeet Shoot: Sixteen for 16.00 man-hours. FLYING: None.

401st  Daily Reports – Prepared by 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson

1 May 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Gunnery Lecture - 52 Combat crewmen 17.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting - 18  Combat crewmen 45.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer - 1 Bombardier  00.45 man-hour,

FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for a total time of 3 hours.

MISSION TO ST. NAZAIRE , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied one aircraft for this mission, A/C # 527 piloted by Lt. D. H. Frank. However this aircraft was forced to abort due to engine trouble.

2 May 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :
    Skeet Shooting – 15 combat crews 30.00 man-hours.

    Code check – 1 radar operator 1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: Three aircraft flew a high Altitude formation flight for a total time of 9 hours and 45 minutes.

3 May 1943 – 1st Lts. Ashinhurst, Schwendiman DS to duty. T/Sgt. Krass, S/Sgts. Asials, Cassidy, Kleckner, Lewis, Polk, Porath, Spofford, and Stone (attached) duty to DS to 1st Bomb Wing Prov Gunnery School, Snettisham, Norfold as of May 1,1943 per Par 1, SO 42, 94th Bomb Group, April 29, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer – 1 pilot 1.00 man-hour.

    Gunnery Test and Lecture – 18 Gunners 36.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 6 Gunners 3.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 1 Radar Operator 1.30 man-hours.

FLYING: Three aircraft flew formation QGH flight for a total time of 8 hours.

4 May 1943 – Pvt. Criscito (hosp) transferred to 2nd Evac Hosp per Par 4, SO 72, AAF Station 121, May 2, 1943. Capt. Weitzenfeld, 1st Lt. Wieneth, 2nd Lts. Vickerey, Worley, T/Sgts. Hughes, H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. Greeno, Price assigned and joined Squadron per Par 4, SO 68, 91st Bomb Group, May 4, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Gunnery Lecture – 52 combat crews 27.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting – 25 combat crews 50.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO ANTWERP , BELGIUM .

A/C #      Time over target      Altitude at target          Bombs on target

484        1842.5                   25,000 ft                   5x1,000

437        1843                     25,000 ft                   5x1,000

132        1848                     26,000 ft                   5x1,000

763           ---------------------aborted--------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Pin point well covered as well as buildings on both sides of the canal.

FLAK: Flak along the route and at the target was inaccurate and heavy.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No more than 12 E/A were encountered, and with few attacks. Several attempts at aerial bombing were made but proved ineffective.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Group was led by Capt J. W. Carroll in

A/C 484.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C #484: Capt. J. W. Carroll (P), Capt. C. G. Gillespie (CP), Lt. R. J. Schwendiman (N), Lt. T.  E. Ashinhurst (B) T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones, T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter, General Anderson, 4th Bomb Wing (O).

A/C # 437: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. W. R. Wheeler (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, E. D. Heatherly, Sgt. L. M. Hennessey, S/Sgts. A. J. Allison, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C #132: Lt. M. E. Fountain (P), Lt. K. Brown (CP), Lt. M. J. Herman (N), Lt. N. Williams (B), T/Sgt. F. A. Sneed, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. E. E. Miller, R. A. Carlson, L. J. Moertle.

Sgt. B. E. Cash flew with 324th Squadron on A/C # 857 and completed the mission.

5 May 1943 – 2nd Lt. Sherwin assigned and joined Squadron per Par1, SO 69, 91st Bomb Group, May 5, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer – 2 gunners 2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer – 1 pilot 1.00 man-hour.

    Gunnery Lecture – 9 new gunners 9.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Three aircraft flew locally for a total time of 4 hours and 40 minutes. Two aircraft flew a high altitude flight for a total time of 4 hours.

6 May 1943 – Pfc. Goode and Pvt. Corpier duty to DS May 1, 1943 per Par 1, SO 70, AAF Station 121.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Skeet Shooting – 16 gunners 32.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture – 10 gunners 10.00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Lecture – 30 combat crewmen 20.00 man-hours.

   Close Order Drill 40 combat crews 20.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Two aircraft flew locally for a total time of 1 hour 45 minutes.

One aircraft flew SBA for 30 minutes.

7 May 1943 – S/Sgt. Pacheco assigned and joined Squadron per Par 9, SO 68, 91st Bomb Group, May 4, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer – Two pilots 2.00 man-hours.

    Security Lecture – 18 combat crewmen 9.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Six aircraft flew a high altitude formation flight for a total time of 20 hours. One aircraft flew high altitude. No time available.

8 May 1943 – 2nd Lt. Gilbride assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 72, 91st Bomb Group, May 9, 1943. Lt Evans, Sgts. Peters and Bendickson DS per VOCO 1700 hours.

GROUND SCHOOL :
    Harwell Trainer – Five Radar Operators 7.30 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph – Two gunners 2.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture – 18 gunners 18.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

9 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND   SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer – Eight 4.00 man-hours.

    Code Check – Three 1.30  man-hours.

    Link Trainer – Five 5.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

10 May 1943 – 1st Lt. Wilson to SD, BAT Flight this station per Par 1, 91st Bomb Group, May 9, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer – One 1.00 man-hour.

    Code Check – One .30 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer – Four 6.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Test – 17 17.00 man-hour.

FLYING: None.

11 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer Two 2.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – Four 4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Six aircraft formation flight total time logged 21 hours.

This flight included high altitude flight and practice bombing (six bombs dropped.)

12 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL :

    Shadowgraph – One 1.00 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer – Five 7.30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer – Three 3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft local flight for 1.15 hours.

13 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: One aircraft local flight total time 1.15 hours.

MISSION TO MEAULTE.

Squadron supplied four aircraft for this mission.

A/C #     TOT          ALT. AT TARGET              BOMBS ON TARGET

484         1630                 25,000 ft             10x500

587         1630                 26,000 ft             10x500

132         1630                 26,000 ft             10x500

816         1629.5               24,500 ft             10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Heavy bomb pattern in target area.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak encountered at target and on route.

E/C: Few attacks experienced by our aircraft.

CLAIMS: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. C. M. Woodbury, M. E. Brown. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones, Jr., T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, J. O. Carter, Charles J. Davis.

A/C 587: Lt. H. T. Lay, F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. W. F. Campbell, R. W. Fuller, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C 132: Lts. M. E. Fountain, O. E. Diedering, W. J. Herman, N. Williams, Jr., S/Sgts. J. E. Pratt, C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, L. J. Moertle, R. A. Carlson.

A/C 816: Capt. E. E. Riley, Lts. B. Peek, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. B. Taylor, T/ Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgt. C. H. Snyder, Sgt. E. G. Niebojewski, S/Sgt. C. E. Allen.

14 May 1943 – Capt. Gillespie promoted to Major per Par 8, SO 126, Hq 8th Air Force, May 6, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: One aircraft local flight time 1.15 hours.
MISSION TO KIEL , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 7 aircraft for mission.

A/C #      TOT               ALT. AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484        1203               26,000 ft            5x1,000

132        1201               26,500 ft            5x1,000

043        1203               27,000 ft            5x1,000

379        1204               27,000 ft            5x1,000

816        1202               26,500 ft            5x1,000

536        1205               26,000 ft            5x1,000

511        1203               26,000 ft            5x1,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Good pattern on Target.

FLAK: Slight inaccurate heavy flak in target area on route in and out of target.

E/A: Several brushes with 50 E/A. FW 190 and ME 109 attacks were not pressed home.

CASUALTIES: Sgt. E. Niebojewski wounded slightly in face.

CLAIMS: A/C 536 – Lt. V. J. Bliley (N) FW 190 destroyed.

FOLLOWING CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:
A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. C. W. Woodbury, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgts. W. F. Lancaster, W. S. Taylor, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, W. F. Jones, Jr., J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C 536: Lts. K. L. Brown, J. H. Quenin, V. J. Bliley, C. P. Feerick, T/Sgts. R. C. McCulley, J. O. Akers, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, W. G. Allen, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

A/C 511: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Heller, D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen ,

T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, W. H. Boggan, T. E. Narter, Sgt. E. J. Booth, S/Sgts. N. G. Sanschagrin, A. J. Allison.

A/C 816: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, H. R. DeBolt, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgts. J. S. Cobb, W. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. L. R. Thomas,

R. D. Gillett, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C 379: Capt. E. F. Riley, C. G. Gillespie, Lts. R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/ Sgts. R. G. Lee, F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. C. R. Snyder, B. Taylor, Sgt. E. Niebojewski, S/Sgt. C. E. Allen.

A/C 043: Lt. H. T. Lay, F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. W. F. Campbell, R. J. Fuller, T/Sgts. D. F. Robertson, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, V. O. Miller, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C 132: Lts. M. E. Fountain, C. E. Diedering, M. J. Herman, N. Williams, Jr., T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. J. E. Pratt, H. E. Miller,

C. W. Raphoon, L. J. Moertle, R. A. Carlson.

15 May 1943 – 1st Lt. Cottington transferred to Hq ETO per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: One aircraft high altitude local flight for 1.45 hours.

MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN (HELGOLAND) , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied six aircraft for mission.

A/C #     TOT                 ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484       1053                 25,000 ft            10x500

816       1055                 24,400 ft            10x500

587       1055                 25,000 ft            10x500

379       1056                 24,000 ft            10x500

536       1054                 26,000 ft            10x500

132       1054                 24,600 ft            10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Primary target area and most of German mainland covered by 10/10ths clouds. Target of opportunity selected and believed to be German Naval base on island of Helgoland . Bombs were dropped on airport barracks and small town. Bombing results on these targets appeared to be excellent.

FLAK: Slight but heavy flak seen in vicinity of Trischen, Scharnhorn and Neuwark Islands . Flak at target ( Helgoland ) all flak inaccurate.

E/A: Was up and waiting leading one to believe that enemy had advance information or spotting devices were working perfectly. Considerable opposition was encountered and vicious attacks by E/A lasted for more than half an hour. About 100 E/A including ME 109F, Me 110, Ju 88, were seen. Four FW 190 dropped aerial bombs from above with no damage.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS:

A/C 132; Sgt. Narter ME 109 Destroyed.

A/C 379: S/Sgt. C. H. Snyder ME 109 Destroyed.

A/C 484: S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney ME 110 Damaged.

A/C 484: Lt. J. J. Bamber ME 109 Damaged.

A/C 132: Sgt Allison JU-88 Destroyed.

A/C 536: S/Sgt. W. R. Brown ME 110 Damaged.

A/C 536: S/Sgt. Serafin ME 109 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:

A/C 484: Capts. J. W. Carroll, R. W. Weitzenfeld, Lts. M. E. Brown,

J. J. Bamber, T/Sgts. W. F. Lancaster, W.R. Taylor, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, W. F. Jones, Jr., J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C 816: Lts. W. R. Wheeler, M. A. Berg, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgts. J. S. Cobb, B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, R. D. Gillett, J. P. McBride.

A/C 587: Lt. H. T. Lay, F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. W. F. Campbell, R. W. Fuller, T/Sgts. D. F. Robertson, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, V. O. Miller, C. W. Clark.

A/C 379: Capt. E. F. Riley, Lts. B. Peek, R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgts. R. G. Lee, F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. C. M. Snyder, B. Taylor, K. L. Jones, C. E. Allen.

A/C 536: Lts. K. L. Brown, J. H. Quenin, V. J. Bliley, F. P. Feerick, T/Sgts. R. O. McCulley, J. O. Akers, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, W. G. Allen, R. Litzo, W.R. Brown.

A/C 132: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Fuller, D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, W. H. Boggan, S/Sgts. E. J. Bayer, N. G. Sanschagrin, A. J. Allison.

16 May 1943 – 2nd Lt. John E. Howard, O-885682, assigned and joined Par 3, SO 73, 91st Bomb Group, May 11, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: Four aircraft local flight total time 5.15 hours.

17 May 1943 – M/Sgt. Meilson and Sgt. Doyle (94th Bomb Group) attached per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: One aircraft local high altitude flight total time 3.00 hours.

MISSION TO KEROMAN

Squadron supplied six aircraft for mission. Squadron lead this mission.

A/C #     TOT            ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

484      1213             22,000 ft               5x1,000

043      1215             22,000 ft               5x1,000

437      1214             22,200 ft               5x1,000

379      1214             24,000 ft               5x1,000

816      1211             22,300 ft               5x1,000

587       -----------Aborted-------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Generally good. Many hits in target area. Some short of aiming point.

FLAK: Slight flak from St. Brieu and Morlaix. Moderate heavy flak in target area good for altitude, poor for deflection.

E/A: About 25 FW 190 and Me 109 sighted at North Pontivy at 1200 hours remaining with formation until 1239 at French Coast. Attacks were low and behind. E/A opposition relatively light.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

FOLLOWING AIRCREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Maj. C. G. Gillespie, Lts. M. H. Brown,

 J. J. Bamber, T/Sgts. W. F. Lancaster, W. R. Taylor, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, W. F. Jones, Jr., J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C 043: Lts. K. L. Brown, J. H. Quenin, V. J. Bliley, J. P. Feerick, T/Sgts. R. O. McCulley, J. D. Akers, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, W. G. Allen, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

A/C 437: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Heller, D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, S/Sgt. N. G. Sanschagrin, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, T. E. Narter, W. C. Darden, Sgt. E. J. Booth, S/Sgt. A. J. Allison.

A/C 379: Capt. E. F. Riley, Lts. B. Peek, J. D. Worley, J. B. Vickery, Sgt. E. Niebojewski, T/ Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. C. H. Snyder, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/ Sgts. B. Taylor, C. E. Allen.

A/C 816: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, M. A. Berg, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgts. J. S. Cobb, B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. K. L. Jones, . O. Gillet, J. J. McGovern, J. B. McBride.

18 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL :
    Harwell Trainer – Two 3.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot - 17  34 man-hours.

FLYING: Four aircraft local formation flight time 13.15 hours.

19 May 1943 – 2nd Lt Scott and T/Sgt. Clemons (94th Bomb Group attached) killed in action.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: Three aircraft high altitude formation flight total time 6.45 hours. Two aircraft local flight total time logged 1.45 hours.

MISSION TO KIEL, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied three aircraft for mission.

A/C #        TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

132          1331             25,500 ft                10x500

437       Aborted over enemy territory sortie granted.                                   

816       Aborted over enemy territory sortie granted.

BOMBING RESULTS: Generally good. Many hits in target area and aiming point. Much smoke seen at target.

FLAK: Slight flak from Hosum and Schleswig. Flak ships in Kircher

Fohrde. Accurate intense flak in target.

E/A: Considerable opposition. ME 110, FW 190, ME 210, JU 88 about 35 altogether. Attack started at 1311 at Amrum Island and lasted until 1415 off German coast. Attack from all levels. One JU 88 dropped aerial bombs from above – no damage.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/C 132 – T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens ME 110 Destroyed.

FOLLOWING AIRCREWS RECEIVED SORTIES:

A/C 437: Lt. D. H. Frank, Capt. J. W. Eanes, Lts. D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. T. E. Narter, W. H. Boggan, W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. E. J. Bayer, A. J. Allison, Sgt. E. J. Booth.

A/C 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler, Capt. R. W. Weitzenfeld, Lts. J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgt. B. D. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. D. Gillette, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, J. P. McBride, J. J. McGovern.

A/C 132: Lts. M. E Fountain, O. E. Diedering, M. J. Herman, N. Williams, T/Sgt. F. A. Sneed, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, R. A. Carlson, L. J. Moertle.

20 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL:
    Harwell Trainer – Four  6.00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph – Seven 7.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Two aircraft high altitude flight total time logged 3.00 hours.

21 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: Two aircraft cross country flight total time logged 4.30 hours.

MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY.

A/C #     TOT               ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

536           Aborted over England.

816       1243               23,000 ft               10x500

379       1243               22,000 ft               10x500

437       1243               23,000 ft               10x500

043       1245               23,000 ft               10x500

132       1240               23,200 ft               10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to intensity of E/A attacks and heavy undercast.

FLAK: Slight flak reported near Ardhof and from Spiekeroog Island. Intense accurate flak experienced at target.

E/A: Vicious attacks from 1235 at IP to 1318 40 miles off Germen coast by some 150 fighters of all types, ME 109, FW 190, JU 88’s. Attacks made at nose singly, in pairs, in line, six abreast, etc. Aerial bombing at attacks made at two different intervals, one type of bomb exploding at different vertical intervals.

CASUALTIES: Lt A. E. Wieneth – glass in face arms and legs due to exploding 20 MM shell in cockpit. Lt. T. E. Ashinhurst wounded in finger from 30 cal. bullet. Lts. G. E. Williams and N. E. Sticklen both slightly wounded by flak.

CLAIMS: A/C 043 – Sgt. Swierz FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 379 – Lt. T. E. Ashinhurst ME 109 destroyed.

                  A/C 816 – T/Sgt. B. R. Scurlock FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C 379 – S/Sgt. C. E. Allen, FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 043 – Sgt. Green  FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 816 – Lt. D. E. Woodward FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 437 – Sgt. N. G. Sanschagrin FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 043 – Sgt. Sweirz FW 190 destroyed.

                  A/C 043 – Sgt. Boyer FW 190 destroyed.

FOLLOWING AIRCREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/c 379: Capt. E. F. Riley, Lts. B. Peek, D. M. Williams, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. B. Taylor, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. K. L. Jones, C. E. Allen, Sgt. E. Niebojewski.

A/C )43: Capt. R. W. Weitzenfeld, Lts. M. A. Berg, J. D. Worley, J. B. Vickery, S/Sgts. N. F. Swierz, H. M. Greene, T/Sgt. H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. E. J. Boyer, O. B. Price, Sgt. B. E. Cash.

A/C 437: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Heller, G. E. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, T. E. Narter, W. L. Darden, S/Sgts. A. J. Allison, N. G. Sanschagrin, Sgt. E. J. Booth.

A/C 816: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, A. E. Wieneth, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgt. W. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. C. Gillette, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C 132: Lts. M. E. Fountain, E. M. Lockhart, M. J. Herman, E. Williams Jr., T/Sgt. F. A. Sneed, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. L. J. Moertle, R. A. Carlson.

22 May 1943 – 1st Lt. Garris promoted to Captain per Par 7, SO 127, Hq ETOUSA, May 7, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: None.

23 May 1943 – 2nd Lt. Howard transferred to 8th BC Casual Pool,12 RCD #3 per Par 3, SO 137, Hq 8th AF, May 17, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None. FLYING: None.

24 May 1943 – 1st Lt. Windell transferred to 92nd Bomb Group per Par 6 SO 133, Hq 1st Bomb Wing, May 21, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: None.

25 May 1943 – 2nd Lt. Dosier transferred to unknown destination February 17 per VOCO was transferred per Secret Order Hq 8th AF February 16, 1943. M/Sgt. Neilson and Sgt. Doyle (94th Bomb Group) relieved from attachment per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer – Two 2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft cross-country total time 2.00 hours.

26 May 1943 – Capt. Eanes relieved from duty and assignment per SO 12, Par 7, dated May 25, 1943 Hq 91st Bomb Group.

GROUND SCHOOL: Harwell Trainer – One 1.30 man-hours.

FLYING: Three aircraft local flight total logged time 4.00 hours.

One aircraft cross-country total time 1.00 hour.

Six aircraft local formation total time logged 22.30 hours.

27 May 1943 – Capts. Adams, Harrison, 1st Lts. Band, Gregor, Loog, Pickelmann, Shaefer. Stanford, Wilcox, 2nd Lts. Amphlett, Francis, McKnight, McVicar, Rippa, F/O Killian, T/Sgts. Curtis, Graham, Krass, Langford, McNemar, S/Sgts. Hibach, Asials, Cassidy, Gragg, Kleckner, Laird, Lewis, May, Polk, Porath, Rowe, Spofford, Stone, Waloynski, Wilson, Sgts. Farmer, Funk, and Pvt. Koballa relieved from attachment per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Spotlight Trainer – One .30 man-hour.

    Link Trainer – One 1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: Six aircraft high altitude formation flight, practice bombing no bombs dropped due to weather total time logged 21.00 hours.

28 May 1943 – Cpls. John M. Castleberry 39095309, Rudolph W. Christiansen 31110711, Leslie R. Hinds 38106250, assigned and joined per Par 4, SO 84, 91st Bomb Group, May 27, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: Seven aircraft high altitude formation flight and bombing practice (14 bombs dropped) total time logged 24.30 hours.

29 May, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: MISSION TO ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE.

A/C #      TOT           ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

484        1708            24,000 ft                2x2,000

132          -------------Aborted over England.

816        1706            23,600 ft                2x2,000

587        1708            23,500 ft                2x2,000

379        1708            23,600 ft                2x2,000

536        1708            23,800 ft                2x2,000

043        1709.5          24,500 ft                2x2,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good, heavy pattern of explosions on aiming point and many fires observed in target area.

FLAK: Moderate accurate heavy flak in target area, slight flak reported from St. Milo, Guernsey Rennes on way in and Vanes Pontivy, Carhaix and Lannion on way out.

E/ A: No attacks on this group. Me 109’s and FW 190’s attacked group behind before and after target.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

FOLLOWING AIRCREWS CREDIT WITH SORTIES:
A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll, Lts. B. Peek, M. E. Brown, J. J. Bamber, T/Sgt. W. J. Taylor, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones, T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C 587: Lt. H. T. Lay, F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. W. F. Campbell, R. W. Fuller, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C 379: Capts. E. F. Riley, D. E. Sheeler, Lts. R. J. Schwendiman, T. E. Ashinhurst, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. B. Taylor, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee,

S/Sgt. C. A. Snyder, Sgt. E. Niebojewski, S/Sgt. C. E. Allen.

A/C 816: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, T. G. Wilson, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillet, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C 536: Lts. K. L. Brown, J. H. Quenin, V. J. Bliley, J. P. Feerick, T/Sgt. J. D. Ackers, S/Sgt. W. G. Allen, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. H. M. Crain, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

A/C 043: Lts. D. H. Frank, R. C. Heller, D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen,

T/Sgts. T. E. Narter, W. H. Boggan, E. D. Heatherly, Sgt. E. J. Booth, S/Sgts. N. G. Sanschagrin, A. J. Wilson.

 

30 May 1943 – S/Sgt. Robert C. Ruppert 13042428, assigned and joined per Par 7, SO 117, Hq. 12th RCD #1, 8th AFSC, May 28, 1943. 1st Lt. Fuller, 2nd Lts. Bonifield, Greene, Kaplan, T/Sgt. Buckley, Giger, S/Sgts. Davis, Lemiska, Santoli, and Cpl. Heller (94th Bomb Group) relieved from attachment per VOCO.
GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: None.

31 May 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL:

    IFF – Seven 7.00 man-hours.

    Bombardiers Lecture- Seven 14.00 man-hours.

    Drill – 70 35.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition – 62 62.00 man-hours.  

    Link Trainer – Two 2.15 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – Five 2.30 man-hours.

FLYING: Four aircraft local flight total logged time 6.15 hours.

(Three of this same flight flew formation for total of 5.15 hours.)

Three aircraft flew cross-country for 2.00 hours.

1 June 1943 – Cpls. Castleberry and Christiansen to DS (Chelvston) per Par 3, SO 85, 91st Bomb Group, May 30, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Aircraft Recognition – 49 combat crewmen 49.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 1 Gunner 1.30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer – 6 Bombardiers 6.00 man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour. Six aircraft flew a formation flight which included navigation and practice bombing for a total time of 16 hours and 30 minutes. 12x100 lb. Practice bombs were dropped.

2 June 1943 – Capt Riley, 1st Lts. Ashinhurst and Schwendiman to leave at Stanbridge Earl’s Rest Home per Par 1, SO 91, AAF Station 121, May 31, 1943. T/Sgt. Lee and S/Sgt. Snyder duty to leave at Mouleford Manor.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer – One co-pilot 1.00 man-hour.

    Spotlight Trainer – Seven gunners 3.30 man-hours.

FLYING: Three aircraft flew locally for a total time of 3.00 hours.

3 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Bomb Trainer -  Two bombardiers 2.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition – 43 combat crewmen 43.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Boxes – Five radar Operators 7.30 man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft flew cross country for a total time of 5.00 hours.

4 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer – Two pilots 1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: Four aircraft flew locally for a total time of 5.00 hours.

5 June 1943 – Cpls. Castleberry and Christiansen DS to duty. 1st Lt. Wieneth hospital to duty.

GROUND SCHOOL
    Skeet Shooting – 11 Combat crewmen 27:30 Man-hours.

    Shadowgraph – 4 Gunners 2:00 Man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer – 1 Bombardier 2.:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 2 Radar Operators 3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1.00 hour. Two aircraft flew cross-country for a total time of 6 hours and 30 minutes.

6 June 1943 - Capt. Davison duty to DS at RAF Station Highgate per Par 4, SO 139, 1st Bomb Wing, May 22, 1943.

Cpl. Williamson duty to DS at AAF Station 502 per Par 8, SO 174, 1st Bomb Wing June 4, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: Three aircraft flew locally for a total time of 4 hours, 30 minutes. Three aircraft flew a formation flight for a total time of 3 hours. One aircraft flew cross-country for 3 hours.

7 June 1943 – 1st Lt. Evans promoted to Capt. Per Par 6, SO 146, Hq 8th AF, May 26, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    IFF Lecture – 13 Pilots, Radar ops. 13:00 Man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting – 12 Combat crewmen 24:00 Man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 4 Radar Operators 6:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer – 4 Bombardiers 4:00 man-hours.

FLYING: Two aircraft flew cross-country for a total time of 5 hours.

8 June 1943 – Cpl Joseph Joseph (SD) transferred to 91st Gp per Par 2, SO 96, Hq AAF Station 121, June 7, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Communications Lecture – 20 Combat crewmen 20:00 man-hours.

    Shadow-graph – 3 gunners 3:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 12 gunners 6:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 3 Radar Operators 4:30 Man-hours.

FLYING: One aircraft flew cross-country for 1 hour, 30 minutes.

9 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES>

GROUND SCHOOL:
    Bomb Trainer – 2 bombardiers 2:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer – 8 Radar Operators 12:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition – 49 combat crewmen 49:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 4 Gunners 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 12 A/C, SBA, for a total time of 17 hours, 15 minutes. 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

10 June 1943 – 1st Lt. John E. Nilson, assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 89, 91st Bomb Group, June 8, 1943. Pfcs. P. L. Brown, Bruckinan, Cox, Pulliam, Pvts. Bowers and Blodgett assigned and joined Squadron per Par 4; Cpls. Edmondson, J. A. Evans, Hale, Klamm, Pvts. Bergman, Bianchini, Clayton, Frantz, Gosley, Kerns, Lubenow, Mart, Marks, Marseilles, assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 98, AAF Station 121, June 9, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer – 3 Pilots 3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C, SBA, Total time of 20 hours, 35 minutes. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2 hours, 30 minutes.

11 June 1943 – Capt. Reilly , 1st Lts. Schwendiman and Ashinhurst leave to duty. Capt. Davison DS to duty. Cpl. Goings (SD0 , Pvts. Corpier and Goode (DS) Sgts. Barnes, Wilkins, Cpls. Everson, Graham, Ingmira, Shippitka, Pfcs. Baumgartner, Bryla, Pvts. Eckhart and McCall, transferred to 1st Station Comple Squadron; S/Sgt. Lopez, Cpl. Cuthbertson, Pfcs. Lipschutz, Morgan, Northcutt, Pvts. Bullinger, Demaris, Hawkins, Higgins, Klein, Maher, D. S. Perkins, Walter.  Weisenberg assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 99, AAF Station 121, June 10, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: One aircraft flew locally for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

MISSION TO BREMEN, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied eight aircraft for this mission.

A/C #        TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

437     ---------------------------- Aborted-------------------------------

816          1807              24,800 ft              10x500

484          1808              26,000 ft              10x500

043          1800              27,000 ft              10x500

132          1808              26,500 ft              10x500

587          1805              27,000 ft              10x500

536          1806              27,000 ft              10x500

797          1808              27,000 ft              10x500

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Very questionable. Hits reported at Korden, Hage, NE of Emden. However primary target was not attacked.

FLAK: Moderate heavy flak near Wilhelmshaven, meager flak in vicinity of Alte Mellum and Eckwardder horne, also Nuremberg. Heavy flak experienced at Juist Island.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50 E/A attacked the formation from 1745 at Heligoland, to 1845 off the Frisian Islands. Attacks were moderate, however , no E/A Coming closer than 500 yards. A flight of 8 E/A attacked the nose of our formation.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/c 043 – Sgt. A. J. Rukas Me 109 destroyed.

                  A/C 132 – Lt. Herman (N) Me 109 destroyed.

                  A/C 536 – S/Sgt. H. M. Crain Me 109 destroyed.

                  A/C 797 _ Lt. Worley Me 109 destroyed.

                  A/C 797 – T/Sgt. C. L. Hughes FW 190 destroyed

SPECIAL NOTE: A/C 797 with Capt Weitzenfeld as pilot, was severely

Damaged when bombs from an A/C above crashed thru the right horizontal stabilizer and sheared it off, leaving but a little less than two feet of stabilizer left on the aircraft. E/A began to pick on this A/C as it was forced out of formation by the accident. However, due to the superb flying skill of Capt. Weitzenfeld, and with the assistance of the co-pilot, Lt. Berg, the A/C was able to rejoin the formation and proceed back to base with no further damage to the A/C or the personnel.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll (P), Maj. C. G. Gillespie (CP), Lt. M. E. Brown (N), Lt. J. J. Bamber (B), T/Sgts. W. R. Taylor, W. S. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter, Lt. Col J. J. Nazarro (O)

(381st Bomb Group)

A/C 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. J. Husick, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, Sgt. A. Rukas.

A/C 132: Lt. M. E. Fountain (P), Lt. O. E. Deidering (CP), Lt. M. J. Herman (N), Lt. N. Williams (B), T/Sgt/ F. A. Sneed, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, L. J. Moertle,

R. A. Carlson.

A/C 536: Lt. K. L. Brown (P), Lt. J. H. Quenin (CP), Lt. V. J. Bliley (N),

Lt. J. P. Feerick (B), T/Sgt. J. O. Akers, S/Sgt. W. G. Allen, T/Sgt. R. O. McCulley, S/Sgts. H. M. Crain, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

A/C 587: Lt. H. T. Lay (P) F/O R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N),

Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, Sgt. F. G. Seaver, T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. W. A, Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C 797: Capt. R. W. Weitzenfeld (P), Lt. M. A. Berg (CP), Lt. J. D. Worley (N), Lt. J. B. Vickery (B), T/Sgt. C. L. Hughes, S/Sgt. H. M. Greeno, T/Sgt. H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. E. J. Bayer, M. A, LaSota, O. B. Price.

A/C 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cono, S/ Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBraide.

12 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:
    Link Trainer – 4 pilots 4:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 10 gunners 5:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 4 hours.

1 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for 2 hours 30 minutes.

13 June 1943 – S/Sgt. O. O. Howard assigned and joined Squadron per Par 4, SO 128, AAF Station 591, 12th RCD, June 11, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.
FLYING: 2 A/C flew a high altitude flight for a total time of 2 hours, and 50 minutes.

1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

MISSION TO BREMEN, GERMANY.

Squadron provided 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #           TOT              ALT AT TARGET     BOMBS ON TARGET

763             0952               27,000 ft          10x500

235             0952               26,500 ft          10x500

587             0952               27,000 ft          10x500

536             0951               26,700 ft          10x500

816             1952               26,800 ft          10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Hits in target area, but accurate observation of damage impossible due to bomb smoke and smoke screen in the target area.

FLAK: Most of the flak was directed at other formations. Fairly accurate and intense flak experienced in the target area.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Very feeble. Only about 10 E/A came within range of this formation. E/A appeared to be awaiting stragglers.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 763: Capt. R. W. Weitzenfeld (P), Lt. M. A. Berg (CP), Lt/ J. D. Worley (N), Lt. J. B. Vickery (B), T/Sgt. C. L. Hughes, S/Sgt. H. M> Greeno, T/Sgt. H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. E. J. Bayer, G. L. Dobson, O. B. Price.

A/C 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. A. E. Wieneth (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C 587: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), F/O R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich,

T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C 536: Lt. K. L. Brown (P), Lt. J. H. Quenin (CP), Lt. V. J. Bliley (N),

Lt. J. P. Feerick (B), T/Sgt. J. O. Akers, S/Sgt. W. G. Allen, T/Sgt. R. O. McCulley, S/Sgts. H. M. Crain, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

A/C 235: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. R. C. Heller (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. E. J. Booth, N. J. Sanschagrin, A. J. Allison.

14 June 1943 – S/Sgt. Otto transferred to CCRC 11 per Par 9, SO 130,

Hq 8 B C, June 7, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Bomb Theory – 6 Bombardiers 3:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 10 Gunners 10:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer – 4 Pilots 4:00 man-hours.

    Log Book Lecture – 4 Navigators 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C Flew locally for a total time of 6 hours, 40 minutes.

1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 5 minutes. 2 A/C flew SBA for a total time of 3 hours.

15 June 1943 – 2nd Lt. DeBolt (Hospital) transferred to 2nd Evac. Hosp. Per Par 6, SO 98, AAF Station 121, June 9, 1943. 2nd Lts. Bianchi, Hicks, 1st Lt. Porada, G. B. Williams, T/Sgts. Osborne, Thompson, S/Sgts. Hatton, Lindberg, Power and Zeigler assigned and joined Squadron per Par2, Capt. Weitzenfeld, 2nd Lts. Berg, Worley, Vickery, T/Sgts. Hughes, H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. Bayer, Greeno, Price, transferred to 324th Squadron per Par3, SO 92, 91st Bomb Group, June 13, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

 FLYING: MISSION TO LE MANS, FRANCE.

Squadron provided 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT                 ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

043      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

132      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

379      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

816      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

437      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

587      -------------------------------sortie------------------------------

All A/C recalled by higher headquarters, and no targets were attacked.

FLAK: None

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 484: Capt. J. H. Carroll (P), Lt. J. H. McPartlin (CP), Lt. M. E. Brown (N), Lt. J. J. Bamber (B), T/Sgt. W. R. Taylor, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones, Jr., T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, C. J. Davis, J. O. Carter, Jr., Capt. W. H. Clothier (8th AF, Photographer.)

A/C043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgt.

M. A. LaSota, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, Sgt. J. Husick.

A/C 132: Lt. M. E. Fountain (P), Lt. O. E. Deidering (CP), Lt. M. J. Herman (N), Lt. N. Williams, Jr., T/Sgt. F. A. Sneed, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, R. A. Carlson, L. J. Moertle.

A/C 379:Capt. E. F. Riley (P), Lt. B. Peek (CP), Lt. R. J. Schwendiman (N), Lt. T. E. Ashinhurst (B), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, Sgt. F. G. Seaver, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. K. L. Jones, C. E. Allen, Sgt. G. L. Dobson, T/Sgt. I. G. Slate (8th AF Photographer.)

A/C 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. A. E. Wieneth (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), Lt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. P. Mc Bride, J. P. McGovern.

A/C 437: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. R. C. Heller (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. E. J. Booth, A. J. Allison, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C 587: Capt. R. W. Weitzenfeld (P), Lt L. A. Berg (CP), Lt. J. D. Worley (N), Lt. J. B. Vickery (B), T/Sgt. C. L> Hughes, S/Sgt. H. M. Greeno, T/Sgt. H. F. Smith, S/Sgts. E. J. Bayer, O. B. Price, D. J. Aldrich.

16 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer - 1 Pilot 1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew a cross country formation flight for a total time of 10 hours.

17 June 1943 – S/Sgt. Carrington SD to DS, 305th Bomb Group, June 16, 1943 per SO 159, 1st Bomb Wing, June 16, 1943. Sgt. Weems, Cpls. Carden, Haller, Maher, Northcott, Pfcs. L. A. Brown, S. A. Marten, Parks, Smith, Swerko, Vaughn, Walker, and Pvt. Weisenberg, duty to DS Sta Transport Sect per Par 6, SO 102, AAF Station 121, June 15, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Bomb Theory – 11 Bombardiers and Navigators 5:30 man-hours.

    Log Book Procedures – 3 Navigators 1:30 man-hours.

    Map Reading – 2 Bombardiers 1:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice – 2 Bombardiers 1:00 man-hours.

    Dead Reckoning – 2 Bombardiers 1:00 man-hours.

    Rad. Comp. Instr. – 3 Navigators 1:30 man-hours.

    Link Trainer – 1 pilot 1:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer – 2 Bombardiers 2:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph – 5 Gunners 2:30 man-hours.

    Harwell Boxes – 2 Radar Operators 5:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew a local high altitude flight for a total time of 4.00 hours. 9 A/C flew a local formation flight for a total time 16 hours. 2 A/c flew locally for a total time of 2 hours, 15 minutes. 3 A/C flew cross country for a total time of 3 hours 25, minutes.

18 June 1943 – S/Sgts. A. J. Smith, Wickes, Pvts. Hennessey and Kirk transferred to (unreadable) 39th Serv Grp; Cpls. Dunbar, Pryor, Pfc. Filowitz assigned and joined Squadron per Par 6, So 102, AAF Station 121, June 16, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Spotlight Trainer – 2 Combat crewmen 1:00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer – 2 Pilots 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and minutes. 4 A/C flew a local formation flight for a total time of 6 hours.

19 June 1943 – Sgt, Cash transferred to 303rd Bomb Group per par 3; Cpls. Edmondson, J. A. Evans, Male, and Klamm duty to DS # 7 Radar School, Hernsington per Par 13, SO 160, Hq 1st Bomb Wing, June 17, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Code practice – 1 Bombardier 1:00 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer – 2 Radar Operators 3:00 man-hours.

    Radio Exam – 5 radar Operators 5:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting – 9 Gunners 18:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour.

20 June 1943 – Capt Riley, 1st Lts. Ashinhurst, Schwendiman, T/Sgts. Lee, Parkerson, S/Sgts. C. E. Allen, K. L. Jones, L. C. Pierce, Sgts. Bendickson, Cuthbertson, Dobson, Patton, Seaver, and Cpl. Tryon to DS, 381st Bomb Group per VOCO. S/Sgt. Carey assigned and joined Squadron.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for a total time of 17 hours and 30 minutes. 4 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 3 hours 15 minutes.

21 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer – 2 Pilots 2:00 man-hours.

    Code Check – 1 Radar Operator 2:00 man-hours

    Skeet Shooting – 13 Combat crewmen 26:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for a total time of 2 hours. 2 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 3 hours 15 minutes.

22 June 1943 – Sgt. Cook and Cpl. Kulis transferred to 1st Sta Comple Sq (SP) per Par 3, SO 105 AAF Station 121, June 19, 1943. 2nd Lt. Sticklen and D. M. Williams promoted to 1st Lt. Per SO 160, Hq. ETOUSA, June 9, 1943.2nd Lts. Rowland, Ball, Rutledge, Ferguson, T/Sgts. Holmes and Turner, S/Sgts. Price, H. A. Harmon, McConnell and Pasztor assigned and joined Squadron per Par 1, SO 96, 91st Bomb Group, June 22, 1943. Sgt. Peters duty to DS to 391st Bomb Group per VOCO. 1st Lts. Peek and Porada, 2nd Lts. G. B. Williams and Hicks, T/Sgts. R. R. Thompson and Osborne, and S/Sgts. Swierz, Hatton, and Zeigler DSXC.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer – 1 co-pilot 1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour.

MISSION TO HULS, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT             ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET

797    ----------------- Log lost at sea---------------- 10x500

132    --------------------- Missing in action -------------------------

536    --------------------- Missing in action -------------------------

 

A/C #       TOT               ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

484        0937                 24,000 ft                 10x500

587        0942                 24,000 ft                 10x500

043     ---------------------------- Aborted ------------------------------

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Not accurately observed because of heavy cloud cover at the target which varied in intensity from 5-8/10ths. Bombs believed to have dropped in target area, and large fires started.

FLAK: Meagre, inaccurate flak reported on the way in and way out. Heavy accurate flak in the target area.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Worst E/A opposition experienced to date, by far. 150 E/A composed of FW 190’s, Ju 88’s attacked this formation from all around the clock. Some crews reported receiving as many as 50 to 60 separate attacks. E/A pressed home their attacks singly, and in groups from 3 to 15. The attacks came after leaving the target area.

CASUALTIES: A/C # 484 – Lt. M. E. Brown Killed in action.
                        Lt. J. J. Bamber Wounds in face.

            A/C # 587 – T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson Shell splinters in left 

            si__________(Unreadable.)

            A/C # 587 – S/Sgt. L. R. Rivera Shell splinters in left leg.    

            A/C # 797 – S/Sgt. E. Linberg – Drowned in North Sea.

                            A/C # 132 – Missing in action. Lt. M. E. Fountain (P), Lt. O. Deidering (CP), Lt. M. J. Herman (N), Lt. N. Williams (B), T/Sgt.
F. A. Sneed, S/Sgt. J. E. Pratt, T/Sgt. T. A. Stephens, S/Sgts. H. E. Miller, A. J. Rukas, R. A. Carlson.

                            A/C # 536 – Missing in action. Lt. K. L. Brown (P), Lt. J. H. Quenin (CP), Lt. J. J. Bliley (N), Lt. J. P. Feerick (B), T/ Sgt. J. O. Akers, S/Sgt. W. G. Allen, T/Sgt. R. O. McCulley, S/Sgts. H. M. Crain, R. Litzo, W. R. Brown.

SPECIAL NOTE: A/C # 797 was heavily damaged by flak, and received heavy and constant attacks from E/A, finally forcing it down into the Channel. The crew was in the water for about 30 minutes when it was picked up by the Air-Sea rescue. All crew members were safe, except for minor injuries with the exception of S/Sgt. E. Lindberg, who was drowned. The crew was composed of: Lt. B. Peek (P), Lt. F. A, Porada (CP), Lt. G. B. Williams (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgt. R. R. Thompson, S/Sgt. N. F. Swierz, T/Sgt. J. F. Osborne, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, E. Lindberg, W. G. Zeigler.

CLAIMS: A/C # 797 – Lt. C. H. Hicks FW 190 Damaged.

                  A/C # 797 – Lt. C. H. Hicks  FW 190 Damaged.

                  A/C # 797 – Lt. G. B. Williams Me 109 Destroyed.

                  A/C # 797 – S/Sgt. R. D. Hatton  FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C # 797 – S/Sgt. N. F. Swierz FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C # 797 – S/Sgt. N. F. Swierz FW 190 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C # 484: Capt. J. W. Carroll (P), Lt. W. H. Wheeler (CP), Lt. J. J. Bamber (N), Lt. M. E. Brown (B), T/Sgts. W. F. Lancaster, W. R. Taylor, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, W. F. Jones, J. O. Carter, C. J. Davis.

A/C # 587: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), F/) R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. W. H. Gottschalk, V. O. Miller, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C # 797: (See Special Note, above.)

23 June 1943 – T/Sgt. Robertson duty to 2nd Evac Hosp at 1200 hours June 22, 1943. 2nd Lts. Ball, Ferguson, S/Sgts. Turner, H. A. Harmon,

T. B. Price, Holmes, McConnell, Pasztor duty to DS 1st Wing Prov Gnry Sch, Snettisham, Norf per Par 2; Capt. Carroll, T/Sgt. Taylor and S/Sgt. Davis transferred to Hq 91st Bomb Group and attached to Squadron per par 3, SO 96, 91st Bomb Group, June 22,1943. Capt. Riley, 1st Lts. Ashinhurst, Schwendiman, T/Sgts. Lee, Parkerson, S/Sgts. C. E. Allen,

K. L. Jones, L. C. Pierce, Sgts. Bendricksin, Cuthbertson, Dobson, Peters, Patton, Seaver, and Cpl. Tryon DS to duty per VOCO. 1st Lt. Peekand Porada, 2nd Lts. G. B. Williams, Hicks, T/Sgts. R. E. Thompson and Osborne, S/Sgts. Hatton and Zeigler DSXC to Duty. S/Sgt. Swierz DSXC to RAF Hosp Felixstowe.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer – 1 Pilot 0:45 man-hour.

    A/C Recognition – 10 Combat crewmen 10:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

Abortive Mission to Paris, France.

24 June 1943 – Capt. Davison duty to DS per Par1, SO 97, 91st Bomb Group, June 23, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer – 2 Pilots 2:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition – 17 combat crewmen 17:00 man-hours

    Spotlight Trainer – 3 gunners 1:30 man-hours.

    Code – 1 Radar Operator 3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour. 3 A/C flew locally for a total time of 4 hours.

25 June 1943 – Capt. Davison DS to duty. 1st Lts. Peek and Porada and T/Sgt. Thompson duty to DS, London per Par 1, SO 98, 91st Bomb Group, June 24, 1943. 1st Lts. Arp, Berkey, 2nd Lts. Boyle, Carlson, Gelles, Hexum, McAvoy, Sherman, T/Sgts. Allston, Henley, Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. Bara, Babushka, Hayes, Millward, Pratt, Pvts. Marko, Sams assigned and joined Squadron per Par 4, SO 99, 91st Bomb Group, June 25, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for a total time of 1 hour 45 minutes.

MISSION TO HAMBURG, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied three aircraft for this mission.

A/C #      TOT                   ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

379        0902                    26,600 ft            10x500

679        0835                    27,000 ft            10x500

763        0845                    27,000 ft            10x500

Ac # 816 was flown by another Squadron and dropped its bombs.

BOMBING RESULTS: Due to extreme undercast at the primary target most bombs were dropped on targets of opportunity in North West Germany. Bombing results could not be observed.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate heavy flak all along the route.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 70-75 E/A consisting of FW 190s, and Me 109s with a smattering of Ju 88s all along the route. Most of the attacks were made on other formations.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/C # 679 – S/Sgt. M. A. LaSota Me 109 Damaged.

                  A/C # 679  - S/Sgt. M. A. LaSota Me 109 No Claim

                  A/C # 379 – T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson Me 109 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:
A/C # 379: Capt. E. F. Riley (P), Major C. G. Gillespie (CP), Lt. R. J. Schwendiman (N), Lt. J. J. Bamber (B), Lt. A. E. Wieneth (N), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, Sgt. F. G. Seaver, T/ Sgt. R. G. Lee, Sgt. G. L. Dobson, S/ Sgt. J. J. Sweeney.

A/C # 679: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski. S/Sgt. M. A. LaSota, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, Sgt. J. Husick.

A/C # 763: 1st Lt. H. T. Lay (P), F/O R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, Sgt. R. L. Glague, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

The following EM flew with the 323rd Squadron and were credited with this mission: T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon.

26 June 1943 - Cpl. Funk duty to DS AAF Station 582 per par 13, SO 163, 1st Bomb Wing, June 20, 1943. 1st Lt. Wallin duty to DS Air Sea rescue School RAF Station Blackpool per Par 9, SO 168, June 25, 1943. S/Sgt. F. King and Pvt. Gramesty assigned and joined Squadron per par 4, SO 99, 91st Bomb Group, June 25, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer – 2 Pilots 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 36 minutes.

MISSION TO COUBLAY, FRANCE.

Squadron supplied 2 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT              ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

816     -----------------------Abortive sortie--------------------------------------

437     -------------------------Aborted---------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs brought back. Visibility 8-10/10ths.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 15-20 yellow-nosed FW 190 were seen which followed the formation for 45 minutes, but did not attack this group.

CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C # 816: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), F/O R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones, Jr., T/Sgt. W. F. Lancaster, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. E. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

27 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 3 hours.

28 June 1943 – 1st Lts. Peek and Porada and T/ Sgt. Thompson DS to duty 27 June. T/Sgt. Lancaster transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD AAF Station 591 per Par 4, SO 170, 1st Bomb Wing, June 27, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Lecture on Mission Secrecy 106 combat crewman 53 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE.

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #        TOT           ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

379         1711             26,000 ft           2x2,000

043         1711             25,000 ft           2x2,000

816         1712             26,000 ft           2x2,000

437         1712             25,300 ft           2x2,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good. Hits reported on MPI, as well as concentrated hits in the target area. Great clouds of brown and black smoke seen for many miles.

FLAK: Meager flak reported on the way into the target area. Moderate but accurate the target area, some ships reporting hits from the flak.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: About 40 E/A attacked the formation for about an hour and a half. Poor tactics were employed by E/A and they did not press home their attacks.

CASUALTIES: None.
CLAIMS: A/C # 379 – S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C # 043 – Sgt. John Fusick FW 190 Destroyed.

                  A/C # 437 – T/Sgt. W. H. Boggan FW 190 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:
A/C # 379: Capt. E. F. Riley (P), Lt. J. H. McPartlin (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. J. J. Bamber (B), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. J. O. Carter, C. E. Allen, Capt. J. C. Walker (O).

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgt. G. Serafin, Sgt. J. Husick, S/Sgt. A. W. Burns.

A/C # 816: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), F/O R. A. Pitts (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Agt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. R. L. Olague, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C # 437: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. K. B. Rutledge (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. E. J. Booth, N. G. Sanschagrin, A. J. Allison.

29 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Bomb Trainer – 2 Bombardiers 2:00 man-hours.

    Harwell trainer – 4 Radar Operators 6:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour, 30 minutes.

MISSION TO TRIQUEVILLE, FRANCE.

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #        TOT                ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

591         1850      ----------------sortie-------------------------------------------

043  ----------------------------------sortie-------------------------------------------

639  ----------------------------------sortie-------------------------------------------

379  ----------------------------------sortie-------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: No bombs dropped. Target area covered by 10/10ths clouds.

FLAK: None.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C # 379: Capt. E. F. Riley (P), Lt. J. H. McPartlin (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. T. E. Ashinhurst (B), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. J. O. Carter, Jr., C. E. Allen, G. L. Dobson.

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. J. Husick, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, C. W. Raphoon.

A/C # 591: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. L. R. Rivera, T/Sgt. E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, V. O. Miller, C. W. Clark.

A/C # 679: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. D. H. Frank (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

Lts. J. P. McAvoy, G. H. Carlson loaned as Navigators  to the 324th and 322nd Squadrons, respectively.

30 June 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer – 4 Pilots 4:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice – 4 Bombardiers and Navigators 2:00 man-hours.

    Code Check – 1 Radar Operator 2:00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Lecture – 2 Radar Operators 1:30 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 2 Engineers 1:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition – All combat crews 17:00 man-hours

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour, 45 minutes. 1 A/c flew cross-country for 45 minutes.

401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson

1 September 1943 – S/Sgt. Pacheco duty to DS, 10th Replacement Depot per Par 1, SO 134, AAF Station 121, 21 August 1943. S/Sgt. Allen (Hosp) is in Royal Navy Sick Bay , Swainsborough Manor.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer               4 pilots                    3.30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer               3 b’d’rs                    3.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions      10 gunners                  20.00 man-hours.

    Radio School               5 Radar Ops                20.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition           25 combat crew              25.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 45 minutes. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2 hours and 30 minutes.  

401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson

1 July 1943 – M/Sgt. Cordes duty to DS London per Par 1, SO 100, 91st Bomb Group, June 30, 1943. 1st Lt. Bamber transferred to 12th RCD per Par 21, SO 171, 1st Bomb Wing, June 29,1943. S/Sgt. O. O. Howard transferred to CCRC 11 per Par 22, SO 173, 1st Bomb Wing, June 29, 1943.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 6 hours and 45 minutes.

GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer – 3 Bombardiers 2:30 man-hours.

2 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES>

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer –      3 Pilots  3:30 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer – 4 Gunners 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

3 July 1943 – 2nd Lts. Blackmon, Cook, Smith, Warose, T/Sgts. Halloran, Reidy, S/Sgts. Conricode, and J. D. Hall assigned and joined Squadron per par 4, SO 105, 91st Bomb Group, July 5, 1943. 2nd Lts. Ball, Ferguson , T/Sgts. Holmes, Turner, S/Sgts. Harmon, McConnell,

T. G. Price and Pasztor DS to duty.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer – 5 radar Operators 2:30 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting – 10 combat crewman 20:00 man-hours.

    Code Check – 1 radar Operator 1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2 hours. 2 A/C flew high altitude formation flight for 7 hours.

4  July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL : None;

FLYING: MISSION TO LE MANS , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #        TOT       ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

379         1240        22,000 ft             10x500

816         1239        21,500 ft             10x500

437         1240        21,500 ft             10x500

484         1239        22,000 ft             10x500

043         1241        21,800 ft             10x500

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Hits well concentrated in target area. Believe many hits on MPI. Smoke from target visible for 20 minutes.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate flak, though heavy reported from only a few places along the route, and at the target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20-30 single-engine E/A attacked the entire formation although only one pass was made at our group.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

The 91st Bomb Group led this raid with Lt. Col. Clement Wurzbach, the Group Commander flying as Pilot with Lt. Riley in A/C # 379, from this Squadron.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 379: Lt. Col. Clement K. Wurzbach (P), Capt. E. F. Riley (CP), Lt. R. J. Schwendiman (N), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. Ashinhurst (B), Lt. N. A. Daniels (TG), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. J. O. Carter, Jr., T/Sgt. R. G. Lee, S/Sgts. J. J. Sweeney, G. L. Dobson.

A/C # 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. L. J. Bianchi (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. K. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. P. McBride, J. J. McGovern.

A/C # 437: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

A/C # 484: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Maj. C. G. Gillespie (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, E. D. Heatherly, S/Sgts. E. J. Booth, A. J. Allison, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. T. G. Wilson (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. (NMI) Burns, John (NMI) Husick.

1st Lts. Peek, Porada, 2nd Lts. Hicks, G. B. Williams duty to leave at Stanbridge Earl’s Rest Home per Par 2; T/Sgts. Osborne, Thompson, S/Sgts. Hatton, Zeigler duty to leave at Moalsford Manor per Par 3, SO 111, AAF station 121, July 1, 1943. Cpls. Breed, Dickerson, Pfcs. C. C. Brown, Carper, Pvts. Rogers, Scagel, E. C. White assigned and joined Squadron per Par 1, SO 105, 91st Bomb group, July 5, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Security and P/W –   6 new combat crewmen 12:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer –       1 Bombardier          1:00 man-hour.

    Bomb Fuse Lecture –  6 Bombardiers         3:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer –    6 Radar Operators     9:00 man-hours.

    Flying Control –     4 Pilots              4:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew formation for a total time of 4 hours 30 minutes.

1 A/C flew cross-country for 3 hours and 30 minutes.

6 July 1943 – Sgt. Bishop duty to DS Bendix Chin Turret School , RAF Station Kirkham per Par 19, SO 178, 1st Bomb Wing, July 5, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer –          3 Pilots 3:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification – 6 Bombardiers 6:00 man-hours.

    Hot News Reporting  &  Review of A/C Reco. Grds. 75 combat crewmen 37:30 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew formation for a total time of 4 hours, 15 minutes.

1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 35 minutes.

7 July 1943 – S/Sgts. Lamplot and Roe assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 109, 91st Bomb Group, July 12, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Shadowgraph –        5 combat crewmen      2:30 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition –   29 combat crewmen     29:00 man-hours.

    Radio Procedures –   4 Radar Operators     4:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Fuse Lecture – 15 combat crewmen      7:30 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer –    5 Radar Operators     7:30 man-hours.

    Link Trainer –       1 Pilot               1:00 man-hour.

    Code –               2 Radar Operators     1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew formation flight for a total of 4.5 hours.

4 A/C flew cross-country for total time of 5.5 hours.

8 July 1943 – Capt. Riley, 1st Lt. Ashinhurst and T/Sgt. Lee transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, RAF Station 591 per Par 20, 1st Lt. Schwendiman transferred to 4th Bomb Wing per Par 21, SO 178, Hq, 1st Bomb Wing, July 5, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer –       2 Gunners         1:00 man-hours.

    Importance of Briefing – 56 combat crewmen 28:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for a total time off 10 hours and 15 minutes.

9 July 1943 – 1st Lt. Ryan (hosp) transferred to Det of Patients, 2nd Evac Hosp per Par 2, SO 114, AAF Station 121, July 5, 1943. Pfc. Guignon transferred to 323rd Squadron Pvt. McCormick assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 106, 91st Bomb Group, July 7, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer –              4 Pilots             4:00 man-hours.

    Sig of Briefing –          25 combat crewmen    12:30 man-hours.

    Navigation –                4 Bombardiers        4:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Theory –               3 Navigator          3:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting –            9 combat crewmen    18:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer –           1 Radar Operator     1:30 man-hours

    Import & Sig of Interrog – 54 combat crewmen    27:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 30 minutes. 4 A/C flew locally , formation, for a total time of 7 hours.

10 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

  GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO VILLA COUBLAY , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #    TOT          ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

816      ----------------------sortie----------------------------------------------

043      ----------------------sortie----------------------------------------------

437      ----------------------sortie----------------------------------------------

763      ----------------------aborted-------------------------------------------

379      ----------------------did not take-off---------------------------------

RESULTS OF BOMBING: None. Bombs brought back. 10/10ths undercast.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported throughout mission.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50-75 E/A, FW 190 and Me 110 reported. E/A seemed to be waiting for the formation.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/C # 437: S/Sgt. C. W. Clark FW 190 Damaged.

        A/C # 043: S/Sgt. G. Serafin FW 190 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:
A/C # 816: 1st Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), S/Sgt. F. C. King. T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, Sgt. L. Gramesty, Sgt. R. J. Sams, S/Sgt. G. G. Pratt, Sgt. J. Marko.

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, J. Husick, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, S/Sgt. A. W. Burns.

A/C # 437: Lt. E. T. Lay (P), lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. C. H> Blackmon (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgts. E. F. Robertson, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. R. W. Gottschalk, I. E. Rivera, V. O. Miller, C. W. Clark.

11 July 1943 – 1st Lt Wallin DS to duty.
GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.

12 July 1943 – 2nd Lt. Newberry duty to DS, AAF Station 112, per par 10, SO 181, 1st Bomb Wing, July 8, 1943. 2nd Lt. Centopodis assigned and joined Squadron on DS 8th AF S-2 Sect per Par 3, SO 196, Hq. 8th AF, July 3, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    All Pilots Briefing -   18 Pilots         27:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification – 11 Bombardiers    11:00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class –       5 Bombardiers     5:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition –       45 combat crewmen 45:00 man-hours.

    Flying Control –        18 Pilots          9:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer –      6 Combat crewmen  3:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer –           4 Pilots          4:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture –        2 combat crewmen  3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

13 July 1943 – 1st Lts. Peek, Porada, 2nd Lts. Hicks, G. R. Williams, T/Sgts. Osborne, Thompson, S/Sgts. Hatton, Zeigler leave to duty as of July 12, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification – 14 combat crewmen 14:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Theory –            6 Bombardiers     6:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer –        4 Radar Operators 6:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer –           3 Bombardiers     3:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting –        12 combat crewmen 12:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

14 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO AMIENS/GLISSY, FRANCE .

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #      TOT                   ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

484       0742                   24,600 ft               24x100

591       0742                   24,200 ft               24x100

399       0742                   25,000 ft               24x100

179       0742                   25,000 ft               24x100

816       0743                   24,000 ft               24x100

763       0742.5                 24,000 ft               24x100

RESULTS OF BOMBING: EXCELLENT. Many hits were observed on the MPI, and in the target area. A large column of black smoke, 10,000 feet high was seen coming from the target area.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate flak was experienced in vicinity of (Unreadable) Target area and Abbeville. Some crews, however, reported flak as being very accurate, for they received hits on their aircraft.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Only two nose attacks made on this group, but heavily concentrated attacks were observed on the group below. About 25 E/A were seen.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C #484: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. K. R. Rutledge (CP), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), Lt. J. M. McPartlin (O), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), J. J. Halleran, S/Sgt. J. O. Carter, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, C. E. Alston, S/Sgt. G. G. Pratt, Sgts. R. J. Sams, J. Marks.

A/C # 399: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. C. H. Blackmon (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgt. D. F, Gottschalk, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C # 379: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. F. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgt. G. Serafin, T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, S/Sgts. J. Husick, A. W. Burns.

A/C # 763: Lt. R. C. Heller (P), Lt. W. J. Rowland (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N0, Lt. R. E. Hall (B), T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgt. J. J. Sweeney, T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgts. T. G. Price, G. L. Dobson,

A. J. Pasztor.

A/C # 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. L. J. Bianchi (CP), Lt. G. F. Lausted (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt. L. H. Thomas, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. R. O. Gillett, J. J. McGovern,

J. P. McBride.

15 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition - 52 combat crewmen 52:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

16 July 1943 – Cpl. Cole duty to DS, AAF Station 582 per Par 1, SO 182, 1st Bomb Wing, July 9, 1943. S/Sgt. J. O. Carter transferred to 11 CCRC and S/Sgt. Sweeney transferred to 12th RCD, Station 591 per Par 15, SO 187, 1st Bomb Wing, July 14, 1943. Cpls. Aarhein, Rodgers, Latva, and Starner assigned and joined Squadron per Par 7, SO 111, 91st Bomb Group, July 15, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition - 14 combat crewmen 14:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer - 3 Pilots 3:00 man-hours.

    A 30 minute lecture was given to the entire Squadron on Postal      Regulations and Combat Security.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 30 minutes. 6 A/c flew training mission for a total time of 15 hours.

17 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES>

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO HANOVER , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #    TOT               ALT AT TARGET         BOMB ON TARGET

379------------------------sortie----------------16x250—jettisoned.

591------------------------sortie----------------16x250---jettisoned

437------------------------sortie----------------16x250---jettisoned

484------------------------sortie----------------16x250---jettisoned

763------------------------sortie----------------16x250---jettisoned

816------------------------sortie----------------16x250---jettisoned

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Formation recalled before bombs were dropped. High overcast prevented selection of a target of opportunity. One crew reported large column of black smoke coming thru overcast after bombs were dropped in the vicinity of Rheine.

FLAK: Meager to moderate flak reported.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: About 35 E/A composed of FW 190s, Me 109s and some Me 110s attacked our formation, but did not press home these attacks. E/A came in in pairs and three at a time.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: S/Sgt J. P. McBride – FW 190 Destroyed.

SPECIAL NOTE: A/C #763 received heavy E/A attacks causing much damage. Control cables suffered the most damage, and the aircraft was forced to leave the formation about ten miles off the English coast. Pilot gave orders to abandon the ship, and the following men bailed out: Lt. J. P. McAvoy, Lt J. M. Hexum, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. A. Beluschak, D. W. Millard, P. C. Bara, D. L. Hayes, F/O Pitts, the Pilot and Lt A. E. Wieneth, the Copilot, were able to land at a nearby RAF Airdrome.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 379: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Lt. K. B. Rutledge (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, J. J. Halloran, S/Sgts. G. L. Dobson, A. J. Allison, N. J. Sanschagrin.

A/C # 591: Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berley (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt W. L. Boyle (B), T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, S/Sgts. G. C. Pratt, F. C. King, Sgts. L. Gramesty, J. Marko, R. J. Sams.

A/C # 437: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. W. F. Gottschalk, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

A/C # 816: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. N. A. Daniels (CP), Lt. C. H. Blackmon (N), Lt. W. J. Warose (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. P. McBride, J. J. McGovern.

A/C # 484: Lt. R. C. Heller (P), Lt. W. J. Rowland (CP), Lt. W. H. Ferguson (N), Lt. R. E. Ball (B), T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgt. T. G. Price, T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgts. K. L. Jones, C. E. Allen, A. J. Pasztor.

A/C #763: F/O R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. A. E. Wieneth (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N), Lt. J. M. Hexum (B), T/Sgt. R. W. Henley, S/Sgt. P. C. Bara, T/Agt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. R. A. Beluschak, D. L. Hayes, D. W. Millard.

18 July 1943 – Cpl. Latva duty to DS with MP Detachment. M/Sgt. Docais, Sgts. Karas, Popowitz and Zentz duty to DSXC, Tempsford.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Dinghy Lecture – 10 combat crewmen 15:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

19 July 1943 – 2nd Lt. Johnson appointed 1st Lt. Per par 7, SO 192, HQ. ETOUSA, July 11, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Dinghy Drill and Lecture – 20 combat crewmen 30:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition –          35 combat crewmen 35:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer –              4 Pilots          4:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer –         6 Gunners         3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

20 July 1943 – Sgt. Bishop DS to duty.
GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally for 4 hours.

21 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification – 16 Bomb and Nav   16 man-hours.

    Code Check –             1 Radar Operator  1:00 man-hour.

    Bomb Trainer             2 Bombardiers     2:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer –        2 Radar Operators 3:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 2 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

22 July 1943 – T/Sgt. Cottrell (DS) transferred to Det of Patients, 20th General Hospital , APO 514, and Sgt. Moertle (hosp) transferred to Det of Patients, 2nd Evac Hosp, APO 375, per Par 2, SO 121, AAF Station 121, July 20, 1943. M/Sgt. Docsis, Sgts. Karas, Popowitz, and Zentz DSXC to duty. Pfc. Steumke DS to duty per Par11, SO 172, AAF Station 172, July 21, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification – 6 Bomb and Navs 6:00 man-hours.

    Lecture for Bomb & Navs.- 10 Bomb & Navs    10:00 man-hours.
    Parachute Procedures –    42 combat crewmen 42:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer –             5 Pilots          5:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer –       10 Gunners         5:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 4 hours.

23 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer – 3 Radar Operators 6:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer –    1 Pilot 1:00 man-hour.

    FLYING:           3 A/C flew a training mission for a total time of 19 hours.

24 July 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 4 A/C flew a local flight for a total time of 7 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 45 minutes.

MISSION TO HEROYA , NORWAY.

Squadron provided 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #        TOT                 ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

379         1325                   15,000 ft             10x500

527         1324.5                 15,000 ft             10x500

484         1322                   15,100 ft             10x500

679         1325                   14,600 ft             10x500

437         1325                   15,000 ft             10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Excellent. Many hits observed in target area, as well as on the MPI. Immense , high column of yellowish-black smoke seen in the air long after leaving the target.

FLAK:

 Meager, inaccurate light AA fire at the target.
ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

SPECIAL NOTE: This raid, the first ever carried to Norwegian soil by American bombers, was immensely successful. Major. C. G. Gillespie, Commanding Officer of this Squadron led the Group on this raid.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 379: Lt. D. H. Frank (P), Maj. C. G. Gillespie (CP), Lt. D. M. Williams (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), Lt. K. B. Rutledge (TG), T/Sgts.

W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, J. J. Halloran, S/Sgts. G. L. Dobson, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C # 527: Lt. T. P. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, Sgt. R. J. Sams, S/Sgt. F. C. King, Sgts. L. Gramesty, J. Marko, S/Sgt. G. G. Pratt.

A/C # 484: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. J. H. McPartlin (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgt. R. O. Gillett, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgts. L. M. Thomas, J. P. McBride, J. J. McGovern.

A/C # 679: Lt. R. C. Heller (P), Lt. W. J. Rowland (CP), Lt. W. H. Ferguson (N), Lt. R. E. Ball (B), T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgt. T. G. Price, T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgts. K. L> Jones, A. J. Pasztor, N. F. Jones, Jr.

A/C # 437: Lt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. E. D. Arp (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

25 July 1943 – Cpl. Boudreau assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 123, AAF Station 121, July 23, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 30 minutes.
MISSION TO HAMBURG , GERMANY .
Squadron provided 3 A/c for this mission, all of which were used as spares. The spares were not required to fill in, and turned back before reaching the enemy coast. The aircraft were not given credit for the mission.

26 July 1943 – 1st Lt. McPartlin appointed Capt. Per Par 15, SO 196, Hq. ETOUSA, July 15, 1943. 1st Lt Lay appointed Capt. per Par 4, SO 196, Hq. 8th AF, July 15, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer – 2 Pilots 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO HAMBURG , GERMANY .

Squadron provided 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT           ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

816-----------------------------aborted-----------10x500 jettisoned

043        1156             27,500 ft             10x500

437-----------------------------aborted-----------10x500 brought back

763-----------------------------aborted-----------10x500 brought back

679        1140             28,000 ft              10x500

591        1201             28,000 ft              10x500

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Target believed to be hit. Dark brown smoke seen coming from the target area.

FLAK: Meager on the way to target. Flak very heavy and intense and accurate at the target----seemed to literally fill the sky. Meager, inaccurate flak reported on the way out.

ENEMY FIGHTERS: 30 to 40 E/A were seen in the vicinity of our formation and were in sight for some 77 minutes. Attacks were medium in intensity. E/A not being as eager to press home attacks as usual.

CASUALTIES: T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, .30 Caliber slug in right arm. Lt McAvoy, frozen hand incurred after passing out because of lack of oxygen.

CLAIMS: None.

SPECIAL NOTE: A/C #679 had severe engine trouble just before reaching the enemy coast. F/O Pitts, the Pilot, deciding that the safety of his crew, ship, and himself, depended on staying with the formation for protection, elected to do just that. Ordering the crew to jettison the bombs and salvo all loose equipment, he managed to stay with the formation for a while, but gradually dropped back. His A/C then began to receive constant and concentrated attacks from E/A for over an hour. But due to skillful flying he was able to evade destruction, bring his A/C safely across the channel and land at an English base on the coast. Lt. Hicks, the Bombardier, was just starting operations again after having  been recuperating from the effects of a ditching in the North Sea one month previously.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, J. Husick, A. W. Burns.

A/C # 679: F/O R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. K. B. Rutledge (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. W. P. Jones, T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, F. G. Seaver, D. J. Aldrich.

A/C # 591: Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, S/Sgts. G. G. Pratt, F. C. King. Sgts. F. L. Gramesty, R. J. Sams, J. Marko.

27 July 1943 – S/Sgt. McConnell (hosp0 transferred to Det of Patients, 2nd Evac Hosp per Par3, SO 125, Station 121, July 25, 1943. 1st lt. Ryan assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 116, 91st Bomb Group, July 26, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition –                      48 combat crewmen 48:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph –                           1 Gunner          1:00 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer –                       4 Radar Operators 6:00 man-hours.

    Briefing, Interrogation Observations – 82 Combat crewmen 41:00 Man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 40 minutes. 3 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for 17 hours and 30 minutes.

28 July 1943 – S/Sgt. L. C. Pierce, Sgts. Bendickson, Patton, Peters and Cpl. Tryon duty to DS, Ridgewell per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: MISSION TO KASSEL , GERMANY .

Squadron provided 7 aircraft for this mission.

No bombs were dropped on the target because of high overcast all over the Continent. All bombs brought back except one A/C which jettisoned its bombs in the channel.

BOMBING RESULTS: Nothing to report.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate flak was reported from tip Ameland Island and Eastern tip of Terschalling Island.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 1 Ju 88 sighted crossing in front of our formation. No action.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgt. G. Serafin, T/Sgt. T. Cetnarowski. Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, S/Sgts. J. Husick, A. W. Burns.

A/C # 487: Lt. A. E. Wieneth (P), Lt. E. D. Cook (CP), Lt. C. H. Blackmon (N), Lt. W, J, Warose (B), T/Sgt. J. J. Halloran, S/Sgt. J. W. Hall, T/Sgt. C. E. Reidy, S/Sgts. V. E. Lamplot, E. A. Roe, E. J. Conrocode.

A/C # 591: Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, S/Sgt. G. C. Pratt, Sgts. L. Gramesty, R. J. Sams, J. Marko, S/Sgt. F. G. King.

A/C # 484: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. L. J. Bianchi (CP), Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt. L. H. Thomas, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. R. O. Gillett, J. J. McGovern, A. J. Allison.

A/C # 763: Lt. E. D. Arp (P), Lt. H. Sherman (CP), Lt. G. F. Laustad (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgt. A. Beluschak,

T/Sgt. R. W. Henley , S/Sgts. D. W. Millward, D. L. Hayes, T. M. Power.

A/C # 587: Lt. R. C. Heller (P), Lt. W. J. Rowland (CP), Lt. W. H. Ferguson (N), Lt. R. E. Ball (B), T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgt. K. L. Jones, T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgts. T. G. Price, A. J. Pasztor, H. A. Harmon.

A/C # 162: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. J Gelles (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgts. D. F. Robertson, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, V. O. Miller, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

 

29 July 1943 – T/3 Leibson assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 170, AAF Station 591, 12th RCD, July 27, 1943. S/Sgt. Carey, Cpls. Castleberry, Christianson, J. A. Evans, Edmondson, Hinds and Klamm transferred to 323rd Squadron per Par 1, SO 117, 91st Bomb Group, July 27, 1943. 2nd Lt. Contopodis (DS) and Rowland appointed 1st Lts. per Par 8. SO 204, Hq ETOUSA, July 23, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally for 3 hours 15 minutes.

MISSION TO KIEL , GERMANY.

Squadron provided 7 A/C for this mission.

Squadron led the group on this mission.

A/C #        TOT          ALT AT TARGET              BOMBS ON TARGET

921         0901             26,800 ft                  10x500

587         0900             26,700 ft                  10x500

225         0901             27,000 ft                  10x500

484         0900.5           27,000 ft                  10x500

763         0904             27,000 ft                  10x500

043         0900.5           27,300 ft                  10x500

437         0859             26,700 ft                  10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good. Many hits noted on the MPI. Target area well covered.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate flak into target and on the way out. Intense accurate flak at the target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: About 30-40 E/A were seen. E/A did not press home attacks, but preferred to stay some distance away and fire. Any attacks that were pressed home were soon broken up.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 921: (324th A/C) Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Maj. C. G. Gillespie (CP),

Lt. J. B. Newberry (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt.

L. H. Thomas, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. R. O. Gillett, J. J. McGovern, Lt. L. J. Bianchi (TG).

A/C # 587: Lt. R. C. Heller (P), Lt. W. J. Rowland (CP), Lt. W. H. Ferguson (N), Lt. R. E. Ball (B), T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgt. K. L. Jones. T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgts. T. G. Price, A. J. Pasztor, H. A. Harmon.

A/C # 225: (323rd A/C) Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), S/Sgt. F. C. King, Sgt. L. Gramesty, T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, Sgt. R. J. Sams, S/Sgt. G. C. Pratt, Sgt. J. Marko.

A/C # 484: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. N. A. Daniels (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. W. Fuller (B), T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgt. W. A. Gottschalk, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

A/C # 763: Lt. E. D. Arp (P), Lt. H. Sherman (CP), Lt. L. Ferrington (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgt. J. Beluschak, T/Sgt. R. W. Henley, S/Sgts. D. W. Millward, T. M. Power, D. L. Hayes.

A/C # 043: Lt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. C. M. Woodbury (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, S/Sgt. G. Serafin, T/Sgt. T. Cetnarowski, Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, S/Sgts. J. Husick, A. W. Burns.

A/C # 437: Lt. A. E. Wieneth (P), Lt. E. D. Cook (CP), Lt. C. H. Blackmon (N), Lt. W. J. Warose (B), T/Sgt. J. J. Halloran, S/Sgt. J. D. Hall, T/Sgt. C. E. Reidy, S/Sgts. V. E. Lamplot, E. A. Roe, E. J. Conrecode.

30 July 1943 – 2nd lt. Woodward appointed 1st Lt. Per Par 20, SO 203, Hq ETOUSA, July 22, 1943. Capt. Walker duty to DS, AAF Station 101 per Par 7, SO 196, Hq. 1st Bomb Wing, July 23, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer –      1 Pilot 1:00 man-hour.

    Spotlight Trainer – 4 Gunners 2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C local flight for 45 minutes.

MISSION TO KASSEL , GERMANY .

Squadron provided 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT                ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

587------------------------Spare, turned back.------------------------------------

162------------------------Spare, turned back.------------------------------------

437        0902                 24,000 ft                10x500

484        0911                 24,300 ft                10x500

501        0910                 24,000 ft                10x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Good. Many hits in the target area. Many fires seen, and large amounts of smoke seen 50 miles away from the target.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate flak on the way to the target. Intense, accurate AA fire at the target. Meager, but accurate flak reported on the way out from the target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 100-150 E/A were seen. FW 190s Painted and marked similar to our P-47s, appeared at the place where our fighter escort was expected. These E/A used the same tactics as our fighter escort would use, and caught many of our crews off guard.

CASUALTIES: Lt P. Berkey wound in left leg by shell fragment.
CLAIMS: A/C # 484: S/Sgt. L. H. Thomas FW 190 destroyed.

                     A/C # 484: Lt. D. E. Woodward FW 190 damaged.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C # 591: Lt. T. G. Wilson (P), Lt. P. Berkey (CP), Lt. G. H. Carlson (N), Lt. W. L. Boyle (B), S/Sgt. F. C. King, T/ Sgt. C. E. Alston, Sgt. L. Gramesty, S/Sgt. G. C. Pratt, Sgts. R. J. Sams, J. Marko.

A/C # 484: Lt. W. H. Wheeler (P), Lt. L. J. Bianchi (CP), Lt. J. P. Newberry (N), Lt. D. E. Woodward (B), T/Sgts. J. S. Cobb, B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, R. O. Gillett, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C # 437: Lt. A. E. Wieneth (P), Lt. E. D. Cook (CP), Lt. C. H. Blackmon (N), Lt. W. D. Warose (B), T/Sgts. J. J. Halloran, C. E. Reidy, S/Sgts. J. D. Hall, E. A. Roe, V. E. Lamplot, E. J. Conrecode.

 

31 July 1943 – Capts. Davison, McPartlin, 1st Lts. Heller, Lockhart, Peek, 2nd Lts. Ferguson , Woodbury, T/Sgt. Rothermel, S/Sgt. Barti,

Sgts. Frost, Karas, Popowitz and Pvt Weatherly duty to DSXC. Langford Lodge, N. I.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.
FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 3 hours.

Transcriber’s note-Capt. F. Davison takes over on August 1, 1943 as the person preparing the Daily Reports for the 401st.

  1 August 1943 – Capt. Walker DS to duty. Sgt. Ender to DS #5 Radio School , Oxford per Par 1, SO 202, Hq 1st Bomb Wing, 29 July 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer             3          3 man-hours.  

                  Spotlight Trainer       11          5.30 man-hours.

                  Shadowgraph              5          2.30 man-hours.

                  Dinghy Drill & Lecture  10         20.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C local flight for 2.00 hours.

2 August 1943 – S/Sgt. LaSota & Pvt. Niebojewski duty to DS Gunnery School, Snettisham, per Par 1, SO 120, 91st Bomb Group, July 31, 1943.

1st Lts. Wheeler, Woodward, 2nd Lts. Bianchi, Newberry duty to 7 days leave Stanbridge Earls’ Rest Home per Par1, T/Sgt. Cobb, Scurlock, S/Sgts. Gillett, McGovern, McBride and Thomas duty to 7 days leave Moulsford Manor Rest Home per Par2, SO 129, Hq. AAF Station 121, dated August 1,1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer             2           2.00 man-hours.

                  A/C Recognition         45          45.00 man-hours.

                  Navigation Exam.         5           5.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C on cross country hop for total logged time of 3.00 hours. 1 A/C flying locally for 1.30 hours.

3 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer                2           2.00 man-hours.

               Harwell Trainer            10          25.00 man-hours.

               Prisoner of War Film       25          25.00 man-hours.

               A/C Recognition            45          45.00 man-hours.

FLYING: Local training mission for 2 A/C logging total time of 4.30 hours.

4 August 1943 – S/Sgt. Allison transferred to 325th Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group per Par 19, SO 206, 1st Bomb Wing dated August 2, 1943. 1st Lt. Frank promoted to Captain per Par 8, SO 207. Hq ETOUSA dated July 26, 1943. Pvt. Taylor (Hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd Evacuation Hospital Par 2. SO 131, AAF Station 121, dated August 3, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.

5 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Target Identification      8      8.00 man-hours.

               Spotlight Trainer          9      4.30 man-hours.

               Link Trainer               6      6.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

6 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Target Identification     12     12.00 man-hours.

               AFCE Lecture              17     17.00 man-hours.

               Harwell Trainer           12     18.00 man-hours.

               Lecture to all members

               Of Combat Crews           62     62.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

7 August 1943 – Pvts. A. L. Allen, Amos, Campbell, J. H. Clifton, and Dzikielewski assigned and joined Squadron per Par 3, SO 124, 91st Bomb Group dated August 6, 1943.

Correct entry August 4 to read Pvt. Taylor to 49th Station Hospital instead of 2nd Evacuation Hospital . S/Sgt. Bara (hospital) transferred to 49th Station Hospital per Par 1, SO 133, Station 121, August 6, 1943.
GROUND SCHOOL : Shadowgraph           6       3.00 man-hours.

                    Spotlight Trainer     7       3.30 man-hours.

                    Target Ident.        14      14.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

8 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.

9 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Rack Lecture     3        3.00 man-hours.

                  D. R. Compass         6        6.00 man-hours.

                  Link Trainer          4        5.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C on high altitude formation flight for total time of 10.00 hours. 1 A/C on cross-country hop for 1.00 hour. 1 A/C on local transition for 2.00 hours.

10 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer           1         .45 man-hour.

                  Skeet Shoot           11       33.00 man-hours.

                  Harwell Trainer        8       12.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

11 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Target Ident.          8        8.00 man-hours.

                  A/C Bomb Assembly      4        4.00 man-hours.

                  Shadowgraph            6        3.00 man-hours.

                  Link Trainer           1        1.00 man-hour.

                  A/C Recognition       38       38.00 man-hours.

                  Spotlight Trainer      4        2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C local transition for total of 2.15 logged time.

12 August 1943 – Cpl. Chisar, Pfcs. Beauregard, Bryant, and Cromer assigned and joined per Par 2, SO 127, 91st Bomb Group dated August 10, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Skeet Shoot            8       16.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO GELSENKIRCHEN.

Squadron supplied 6 aircraft for this mission.

A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

484                              26,000 ft              10x500

763--------Aborted over enemy territory – credited with sortie.

162--------Missing in action.\ Collided over target.

587--------Missing in action./

437--------Aborted.

043--------Aborted

BOMBING RESULTS: Target area bombed heavily, with large explosions and smoke and fire seen in vicinity of pin-point. Hits also noted in industrial area south of river.

FLAK: Intense accurate flak in target area. Light flak reported from vicinity of Antwerp .

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Intense E/A opposition was experienced from some 30 to 40 aircraft. The E/A many of which had yellow noses and cowls were probably from elite groups, possibly the Herman Goering Squadron.

CASUALTIES: 20 Missing in action.

CLAIMS: None.

MISSING IN ACTION: A/C 162 and 587 taking evasive action just prior to target, collided in mid-air. Both planes were damaged, but continued flying in formation and proceeded over target. Last seen still under control but losing distance and altitude in vicinity of Koblenz .

A/C 162: Lts. T. G. Wilson, P. Berkey III, C. H. Carlson, W. L. Bayle, T/Sgt. F. C. King, S/Sgt. S. L. Gramesty, T/Sgt. C. E. Alston, S/Sgts. R. J. Sams, G. C. Pratt, J. Marko.

A/C 587: Lts. R. C. Heller, E. Rowland, W. H. Ferguson, R. E. Ball, T/Sgt. W. T. Holmes, S/Sgt. K. L. Jones, T/Sgt. J. M. Turner, S/Sgts. T. G. Price, A. J. Passtov, J. J. Harmon.

CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 484: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, L. V. Bianchi, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt/ L. H. Thomas, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. R. O. Gillett, J. J. McGovern, J. P. McBride.

A/C 763: Lts. E. N. Arp, M. Sherman, W. F. Campbell, J. E. Hexum, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. A. Beluschak, F. G. Seaver, K. F. Swierz, T. M. Power, D. L. Hayes.

13 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Target Ident.                   11        11.00 man-hours.

                  Lecture – Weather  in England 10         5.00 man-hours.

                  Lecture on VHF                  16        16.00 man-hours.

                  Spotlight Trainer                8         4.00 man-hours.

                  Link Trainer                     4         4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

14 August 1943 – Sgt. Borowski duty to DS, RAF Anti-Gas School , Salisbury per Par 5, SO 210, 1st Bomb Wing dated August 6, 1943. Sgt. Marit assigned and joined per Par 4, SO 128, (1st Bomb Group dated August 13, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Bomb Trainer                 1            1.00 man-hour.

                  Harwell Trainer              4            6.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C locally for total logged time of 6.25 hours. 4 A/C High Altitude flight logging total of 16.00 hours.

15 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C local transition for 1.30 hours.

MISSION TO VLISSEKGEN, HOLLAND .

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #        TOT              ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

484         1929.5             18,800 ft            8x300 – 8x300 Jett.

591         1930               17,300 ft            16x300

763         1930               17,000 ft            16x300

816         1930               17,500 ft            16x300

043         1930               18,400 ft            16x300

437         1930               17,500 ft            16x300

BOMBING RESULTS: Poor bomb run. Many bombs fell in city of  Flushing , some in canal and dock areas. However quite a few fell in target area on airdrome.

FLAK: Meager to Moderate, but accurate fire experienced at target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

AIRCREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 484: Capt. D. H. Frank, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, D. M. Williams, S. M. Slaton, Sgt. E. S. Heartherly, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, I. E. Narter, S/Sgts.

D. J. Aldrich, N. G. Sanschagrin, T. M. Power.

A/C 591: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, H. J. Bianchi, J. B. Newberry, H. E. Woodward, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt. L. H. Thomas, T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. N. O. Gillet, J. P. McBride, J. J. McGovern.

A/C 763: Lts. E. Arp, H. Sherman, W. E. Sticklen, J. M. Hexum, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, E. J. Minehan, D. L. Hayes, D. W. Millward, N. F. Swierz.

A/C 816: Capt. H. T. Lay, Lts. J. Gelles, W. F. Campbell, R. W. Fuller,

T/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, S/Sgt. O. A. Gottschalk, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron,

S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, C. W. Clark, L. R. Rivera.

A/C 043: Lts. E. M. Lockhart, B. Peek, G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, T/ Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. S. G. Sreafin, A. W. Burns, S. J. Husick, C. W. Raphoon.

A/C 437: Lts. A. E, Wieneth, E. B. Cook, C. H. Blackman, W. J. Warose, C. H. Hicks, T/Sgt. J. J. Halloran, S/Sgt. E. J. Conrecode, T/Sgt. C. E. Reidy, S/Sgts. J. B. Hall, V. E. Lampot, E. A. Rose.

16 August 1943 – S/Sgt. Moertle assigned and joined per Par 2, SO 129, 91st Bomb Group, dated August 15, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: MISSION TO LeBOURGET AIRDROME.

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT           ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

453          0935            19,200 ft               16x300

816          1934            19,000 ft               16x300

043          0935            19,000 ft               16x300

763          0934            19,000 ft               16x300

504          1935            19,000 ft               16x300

437-----------Aborted------------------------------------------------------

Squadron led the group on this mission with Major Clyde Gillespie flying in the lead ship.

BOMBING RESULTS: Excellent. Many hits in target area with heavy concentration on aiming point.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate flak reported on way in to target. Meager inaccurate flak reported at target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 12 E/A were noted. Did not press home attacks due to good fighter support.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 453: Lt. W. H. Wheeler, Maj. C. G. Gillespie, Lts. D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, L. J. Bianchi, T/Sgt. J. S. Cobb, S/Sgt. J. P. McBride,

T/Sgt. B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. R. O. Gillet, L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern.

A/C 816: Lts. B. Peek, F. A. Porada, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, Sgt. E. D. Heatherly, T/Sgts. W. H. Boggan, L. E. Narter, S/Sgts. D. J. Aldrich, N. G. Sanschagrin, R. R. Thompson.

A/C 043: Lts. E. M. Lockhart, Jr., C. M. Woodbury, G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, R. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, J. Husick, C. W. Raphoon.

A/C 763: Lts. E. S. Arp, H. Sherman, W. F. Campbell, J. W. Hexum, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. F. G. Seaver, S. L. Hayes, S. W. Millward, N. F. Swierz, W. A. Gottschalk.

A/C 504: F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, R. W. Fuller, C. W. Hicks,

T/Sgts. J. F. Osborne, F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. T. M. Power, E. J. Minehan, C. E. Allen, L. R. Rivera.

S/Sgt. V. O. Miller flew with the 323rd Squadron in A/C 661.

17 August 1943 – 2nd Lt. Albidress assigned and joined Squadron per SO 129, Par 3, Hq. 91st Bomb Group.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: MISSION TO SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY.

 Squadron supplied 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT          ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

639          1459            21,000 ft              5x1,000

816          1501            21,000 ft              10x500 4 boxes nickels

069------------Missing in action.----------------------------------------------------

437------------Missing in action.----------------------------------------------------

043---------------Over target but did not bomb.---------------------------------

763-----Aborted over enemy territory – credited with mission.-------------

679-----Aborted over enemy territory – credited with mission.-------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good – many hits on target area, and in marshalling yards adjacent to target area.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate fire reported both on way in and way out of target. Moderate accurate fire reported at target.

ENEMY FIGHTERS: Terrific. About 250 to 350 single engine fighters were reported. Enemy aircraft pressed home attacks to the greatest extent. Seemed to throw caution to the winds. Came in groups of as many as 20 at a time. Too bad the fighter escort couldn’t go the whole way in as E/A didn’t hit us until our escort left and they left us again as soon as escort reappeared.

CASUALTIES: T/Sgt. D. F, Robertson – killed in action. 20 missing in action.

AIRCREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 043: Ran out of gas and ditched in North Sea. Crew was picked up by Air Sea Rescue. Lt Lockhart who was on first American raid of August 17, 1942 with 97th Group said when picked up “This is a hell of a way to celebrate an anniversary.” CREW: Lts. E. M. Lockhart, C. M. Woodbury, G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, T. A. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. J. Husick, C. W. Raphoon, A. W. Burns, G. Serafin.

A/C 639: Capt. H. T. Lay, Lts. J. Gelles, W. F. Campbell, R. W. Fuller, S/Sgt. D. F. Robertson, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, Sgt. O. Loken (324th), S/Sgt. C. W. Clark,.

A/C 816: Lts. B. Peek, E. A. Porada, W. D. Mays (324th), W. E. Sticklen, S/Sgt. E. D. Heatherly, T/Sgts. W. R. Boggan, I. E. Narter, S/Sgts. D. J. Aldrich, N. G. Sanchagrin, W. F. Jones.

A/C 763: Lts. E. D. Arp, H. Sherman, J. A. Dean, J. W. Hexum, T/Sgts. J. B. Wenninghoff, F. G, Seaver, S/Sgts. R. A. Hatton, S. W. Millward, N. F. Swierz, S. L. Hayes.

A/C 679: F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, R. A. Cawley (324th), C. Hicks, T/Sgts. J. F. Osborne, F. J. Parkerson, C. F. Snyder, Sgt. E. Niebojewski, S/Sgts. T. M. Power, C. E. Allen.

MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C 069: Lts. W. H. Wheeler, L. J. Bianchi, J. B. Newberry, D. E. Woodward, T/Sgts. J. S. Cobb, B. P. Scurlock, S/Sgts. L. H. Thomas, J. J. McGovern, R. O. Gillet, J. P. McBride.

A/C 437: Lts. A. E. Wieneth, S. Cook, C. H. Blackmon, W. J. Warose, T/Sgts. J. J. Halloran, C. E. Reidy, S/Sgts. J. D. Hall, E. A. Roe, V. E. Lamplot, Sgt. R. A. McDonald.

CLAIMS: Each of the following have received credit for destroying an FW 190 – total score – 6 destroyed.

S/Sgt. J. Husick, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon, S/Sgt. Heatherly, T/Sgt. I. E. Narter, T/Sgt. W. H. Boggan, Lt. W. S. Sticklen, S/Sgt. N. G. Sanschagrin.

18 August 1943 – Pvt. Peris (hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th  Station Hospital per Par 10, SO 140, AAF Station 121, August 15, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1.30 hours.

19 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None. 

GROUND SCHOOL: Radio Class         5          10.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1>00 hour.

MISSION TO GILZE RIJEN.

Squadron supplied 3 A/C for this mission.

A/C #             TOT         ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

921             1811.5         21,100 ft              144x20 lb

763             1812           21,000 ft              144x20 lb

079             1813           21,800 ft              144x20 lb

FLAK: Meager, but accurate fire was experienced from target area and vicinity.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20-25 enemy fighters pressed home attacks but not on this formation. Attacks made in groups of from 2 to 5.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: Sgt. Niebojewski credited with 1 FW 190 destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:
A/C 921: Capt. H. T. Lay, Maj. J. C. Bishop (323rd), Lts. D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, Maj. W. M. Jackson (8th B. C.), Lt. W. B. Smith, T/Sgt. C. H. Snyder, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, C. W. Clark, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, N. G. Sanschagrin.

A/C 763: Lts. E. D. Arp, H. Sherman, W. F. Campbell, J. M> Hexum, T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgt. R. S. Hatton, T/Sgt. F. G. Seaver, S/Sgts. S. L. Hayes, S. W. Millward, N. F. Swierz.

A/C 079: F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, R. W. Fuller, C. H. Hicks, S/Sgt. W. F. Mugut (323rd), T/Sgts. F. J. Parkerson, R. R. Thompson, S/Sgt. T. M. Power, Sgt. E. Niebojewski, S/Sgt. E. J. Minehan.

20 AUGUST 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL: Radio Class        6           12>00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally for total logged time of 2>00 hours.

21 August 1943 – Capt. Frank transferred to Casual Pool, 12 RCD, AAF Station 591, per Par 1, SO 223, Hq 1st Bomb Wing dated August 19, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Security Lecture            7       10.15 man-hours.

               Gee Trainer                 4        4.00 man-hours.

               Bombardiers Meeting         3        3.00 man-hours.

               Lecture on Airmanship       5        5.00 man-hours.  

               Spotlight Trainer           4        2.00 man-hours.

               Link Trainer                4        4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2.00 hours.

22 August 1943 – F/O McDuffee, S/Sgts. Balsey, Colvin, McIlwain assigned per Par 11, SO 132, 91st Bomb Group dated August 20, 1943. T/Sgt. Snyder transferred to unknown destination per Secret 1 tr.

 8th AF dated August 20, 1943. S/Sgt. Beluschak (Hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital, APO 647, per Par 2, SO 142, AAF Station 121, August 19, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: 1 A/C on practice bombing mission for 3.30 hours, 15 bombs dropped. 1 A/C flew locally for 1.30 hours.

23 August 1943 – T/Sgt. Darden, seriously injured in ditching of August 17, 1943 was taken to 16th General Dispensary as of August 22, 1943.

S/Sgt. E. J. Booth transferred to CCRC 11 per Par 11, SO 198, 8thBC, dated August 19, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer               1            1.00 man-hour.

               Shadowgraph                1             .30 man-hour.

               Target Ident.              2            2.00 man-hours.

               Spotlight Trainer          4            2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2.00 hours. 1 A/C flew locally for 1.45 hours. 2 A/C flew on high altitude practice bombing mission of 9.45 hours.

24 August 1943 – S/Sgt. Mason joined squadron per Par 11, SO 198, Hq 8th BC, August 19, 1943. T/Sgt. Narter and S/Sgt. Heatherly transferred to Hq ETOUSA per Par 2, Cpl. Donovan transferred to 1st Station Complement Squadron per Par11, SO 226, 1st Bomb Wing dated August 22, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: MISSION TO VILLACOUBLAY.

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #            TOT         ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET

679             1800          22,000 ft                  12x500

379--------Aborted over enemy territory---credited with mission.

484---Aborted---------------------------------------------------------------

763---Aborted---------------------------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs missed MPI but hits and smoke were seen in target area.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate flak reported on way to target. Medium accurate flak experienced at target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: About 10 to 15 E/A were seen but did not press home their attacks due to excellent fighter cover.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 679: F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, N. Weltman, C. H. Hicks, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. J. W. Clifton, T. M. Power, C. E. Allen, N. G. Sanschagrin, Sgt. Niebojewski.

A/C 379: Lts. E. M. Lockhart Jr., C. M. Woodbury, G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, Sgt. L. A. Johnson, T/Sgts. T. R. Cetnarowski, R. R. Thompson, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, C. W. Raphoon.

25 August 1943 – T/Sgt. Willenborg, Sgts. Yeager, Yenchik, York, Youker, Young, Ziegler and Zimmerman assigned and joined Squadron per Par 1, SO 135, 91st Bomb Group dated August 24, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Target Ident.           4            4.00 man-hours.

               Spotlight Trainer       7            3.30 man-hours.

               Link Trainer            1            2.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew locally for total logged time of 5.15 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1.15 hours.

26 August 1943 – Sgt. Borowski and Pfc. Wollins transferred from Chemical Warfare Service to Air Corps per Par1, SO 145, AAF Station 121 dated August 24, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Security Lecture           8             16.00 man-hours.

               Dinghy Lecture             9             18.00 man-hours.

               Procedure Lecture         18             27.00 man-hours.

               Bomb Trainer               2              2.00 man-hours.

               Link Trainer               1              3.00 man-hours.

               Harwell Trainer            4              6.00 man-hours.

               Airmanship                 5              5.00 man-hours.

               Aircraft Recognition      30             30.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C this Squadron went off on operational mission but whole formation was called back – no credit for sortie. 20x500 GP salvoed in North Sea.

27 August 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL: Sighting and Aiming       16           20.30 man-hours.

               Link Trainer               2            2.30 man-hours.

               First Aid Lecture         16           24.00 man-hours.

               Security Lecture          12           12.00 man-hours.

               Gunnery Lecture           16           32.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally total time logged 3.30 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2.30 hours.

MISSION TO WATTEN

Squadron supplied 3 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT           ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

816          1913             15,700 ft             2x2,000

591          1913             16,100 ft             2x2,000

679          1913             16,000 ft             2x2,000

BOMBING RESULTS: Very poor, bombs landed in wooded area to Northwest and Southeast of target area.

FLAK: Moderate accurate fire was experienced at St. Omer and at target. Meager inaccurate fire was seen coming from Calais.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 to 30 enemy fighters were seen. In only a few instances did E/A press their attacks home.

CASUALTIES: T/Sgt. James F. Osborne - Missing in Action – Sgt. Osborne bailed out of plane over St. Omer. For no apparent reason he left his post and ran through waist of ship hollering for crew to bail out, whereupon he himself left ship from door in waist. Remainder of crew did not follow. A/C 379 was not in any trouble at the time but the flak was bursting close to the aircraft.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 379: Lts. E. M. Lockhart, L. M. Woodberry, G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgt. V. O. Miller, T/Sgt. J. F. Osborne, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, A. W. Burns, C. W. Raphoon, Capt. J. H. McPartlin.

A/C 816: Lts. Buster Peek, F. A. Porada, D. M. Williams, W. E. Stricklen, T/Sgt. W. H. Boggan, S/Sgt. W. F. Jones Jr., T/Sgt. J. B. Wenninghoff, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, D. J. Aldrich, N. G. Sanschagrin,.

A/C 679: F/O R. A. Pitts, Lts. K. B. Rutledge, N. Weltman, C. H. Hicks, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. T. M. Power, J. W. Clifton, W. A. Gottschalk, Sgt. Niebojewski, S/Sgt. C. E. Allen.

28 August 1943 – 2nd Lt. G. B. Williams transferred to 364th Service Group this Station per Par 2, SO 231, Hq, 1st Bomb Wing dated August 27, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Intelligence Lecture      60         60.00 man-hours.

               Gunnery Instructions      16         32.00 man-hours.

               Sighting and Aiming       11         22.00 man-hours.

                Bomb Trainer               3          3.00 man-hours.

               Link Trainer               6          5.30 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

29 August 1943 – 2nd Lt. G. E. Williams duty to DS advance Radio Navigation School, AAF Station 112, per par 3, SO 229, 91st Bomb Group dated August 25, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Gunnery Instructions   8         8.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C on practice bombing mission of 2.30 hours – 10 practice bombs dropped. 2 A/C on cross-country flight total logged time 3.00 hours.

30 August 1943 – 2nd Lts. Hexum, McAvoy, Rutledge and F/O Pitts duty to 7 days leave at Rest Home also T/Sgt. Parkerson, S/Sgts. Aldrich, W. F. Jones, and Seaver, 7 days leave at EM Rest Home per Par 2 and 3, SO 140, AAF Station 121, dated August 15, 1943 (all forgoing applies to August 31, 1943.) Pfc. Hansen (Hospital) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital, APO 647 per Par 4, SO 148, AAF Station 121 dated August 28, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer              5         5.30 man-hours.

               Gunnery Lecture           8         8.00 man-hours.

               Gunnery Instructions      7         7.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C took off for mission but were recalled – no sortie credit.

31 August 1943 – No Personnel Changes except those shown erroneously in August 30, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL: Link Trainer              4         5.45 man-hours.

               Gunnery Instructions      8         8.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1A/C flew locally for .40 hours.

MISSION TO AMIENS GLISY AIRDROME

Squadron provided 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #           TOT             ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

763            1823               25,000 ft              12x500

484            1823               24,700 ft              12x500

A/C #           TOT            ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

816----Lost due to collision at English Coast on way out.----------

379----Aborted--------------------------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Good heavy patterns fell in West and South dispersal areas of Airdrome.

ENEMY FIGHTERS: 3 or 4 Me 109s and FW 190s seen, no attacks on our formation.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate fire experienced from vicinities of Poix and Glissy Airdrome.

CASUALTIES: Due to collision following is status of personnel of A/C 816.

Dead: 1st Lt. Peek and 2nd Lt. Fuller, F/O Edwards, T/Sgt. Boggan.

Unaccounted for: 2nd Lt. Crist, T/Sgt. Payne, S/Sgts. Power, Sanschagrin and Sgt. Niebojewski.

Injured as result of bail-out from A/C 816: S/Sgt. C. E. Allen.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 763: Lts. E. D, Arp, H. Sherman, N. Waltman, C. H. Hicks, T/Sgts.

J, B. Wenninghoff, R. R. Thompson, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, D. W. Millward, N. F. Swierz, D. L. Hayes.

A/C 484: Capt. H. T. Lay, Maj. D. G. Alford (91st Group), Lts. D. M. Williams, W. E. Sticklen, Sgt. W. R. Clifton, T/Sgt. R, C, Cameron, S/Sgts. W. A. Gottschalk, V. O. Miller, L. R. Rivera, Lt. W. B. Smith.

A/C 816 was lost just after leaving English Coast due to a collision with an A/C from this Group. 816 broke up in air and all the crew except S/Sgt. Allen was lost.

401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson

1 September 1943 – S/Sgt. Pacheco duty to DS, 10th Replacement Depot per Par 1, SO 134, AAF Station 121, 21 August 1943. S/Sgt. Allen (Hosp) is in Royal Navy Sick Bay , Swainsborough Manor.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  4 pilots            3.30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                  3 b’d’rs            3.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions         10 gunners          20.00 man-hours.

    Radio School                  5 Radar Ops        20.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              25 combat crew      25.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 45 minutes. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

2 September 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer        4 pilots         3.45 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO CONCHES, FRANCE RECALLED>

Squadron provided 2 A/C for this mission.

NO CREWS GIVEN CREDIT FOR THIS MISSION .

3 September 1943 -  2nd Lts. Fuller (Killed 31 August), Newberry (MIA 17 August), Campbell, Sherwin, appointed 1st Lts. per Par 9, SO 238, Hq ETOUSA, 26 August 1943. 2nd Lt's. Anderson, Conlon, Evers, Jewett, Moore , Peacock, Roberts, Wallman, S/Sgts. Cardile, King, W. J. Rose,

Young, T. C. Assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 138, 91st Bomb Group, 4 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour.

MISSION TO ROMILLY-SUR-SEINE , FRANCE .

Squadron provided 2 A/C for this mission.

A/C #            TOT             ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

763             0910.5           23,000 ft             12x500 (Romily)

591             0955             23,500 ft             12x500 (Evreaux)

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Romily unobserved because of haze at target. Good pattern on Evreaux dispersal areas.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Poix, Beauvais , Le Bourget. AA fire at Romily moderate but very accurate.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 25 –30 E/A composed of FW 190s, Me 109s. and

4 – 6 Ju 88s were seen which attacked very dispiritedly.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: S/Sgt. Louie Rivera, Tail Gunner A/C # 591, FW 190 Destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 763: Lt. E. D. Arp (P), Lt. Howard Sherman (CP), Lt. Nathan

Weltman (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgts. J. B. Wenninghoff, R. R. Thompson, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, N. W. Swierz, D. W. Millward, D. L. Hayes.

A/C 591: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. John Gelles (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), S/Sgt. J. W. Clifton, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. C. W. Clark, V. O. Miller, G. L. Taft, Louie R. Rivera.

4 September 1943 – T/Sgt. J. A. Wood assigned and joined Squadron

per Par 4, SO 138, 91st Bomb Group, 4 September 1943. 1st Lt. Lockhart appointed Capt. per Par 6, So 239, ETOUSA, 27 August 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : Link Trainer          2 pilots     2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

5 September 1943 – 1st Lt. Wheeler (MIA 17 August) appointed Capt. per Par 6, So 239, ETOUSA, 27 August 1943. 2nd Lts. Pope, Phillips, Ducote, F/O Mahe, T/Sgt. Repp, S/Sgts. Dannucci, Jackson , Polombo, and Walsh assigned and joined per Par1, SO 139, 91st Bomb Group,

5 September 1943. T/Sgt. Capron, Neal, S/Sgts. Lenke, Resko, Weaver assigned and joined per Par 5, SO 138, 91st Bomb Group, 4 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew local formation flight for 3 hours and 45 minutes.

6 September 1943 – Capt. Lockhart and 2nd Lts. G. E. Williams, Woodbury duty to Stanbridge Earl’s Rest Home per Par 2, T/Sgt. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. Allen, Burns, Husick, Raphoon, Serafin duty to Moulsford Manor per Par3, SO 154, AAF Station 121, 5 September 1943. T/Sgt. Painter (DS, AAF Station 173) assigned and joined Squadron per Par 1, SO 139, 91st Bomb Group, 5 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer                 2 Gunners         1:00 Man-hour.

    Link Trainer                      5 pilots          5:00 man-hours.

    Oxygen, Dinghy and Parachute lecture               22 combat crew 77:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 4 hours.

MISSION TO STUTTGART , GERMANY .

Squadron provided 2 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT              ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

379          1015               24,000 ft            10x500 (Strasbourg-Kehl

763---------Missing in action.--------------------------------------------------------BOMBING RESULTS: Primary not bombed. Bombs dropped on Railroad Marshalling yard at Strasbourg-Kehl. Results unobserved.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20-35 E/A including Me 109s, Few 190s and Ju 88s were seen. Only three spirited attacks made on this formation.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire was experienced from Laon and Rheims en-route to target. Intense barrage at the primary. Meager, inaccurate fire from Dieppe and Beauvais on the way out.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREW CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 379: Capt. Harry T. Lay (P), Lt. John Gelles (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), S/Sgt. J. W. Clifton, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgt. C. W. Clark, Sgt. R. L. Youker, S/Sgts. E. P. Mason, L. R. Rivera.

CREW MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C 763: Lt. E. D. Arp (P), Lt. Howard Sherman (CP), Lt. Nathan Weltman (N), Lt. C. H. Hicks (B), T/Sgts. J. B. Wenninghoff, R. R. Thompson, S/Sgts. R. D. Hatton, N. P. Swierz, D. W. Millward, D. L. Hayes.

7 September 1943 – Pvt Dobson (conf) transferred to Disciplinary Training Center No 1, per Par 5,SO 154, AAF Station 121 5 September 1943. S/Sgt. Lasota transferred to CCRC 11 per Par 5, SO 212, Hq. 8th Bomber Command, 3 September 1943. 2nd Lt. G. E. Williams appointed 1st Lt. per Par 11, SO 240, ETOUSA, 28 August 1943. 2nd Lt. Gilbride appointed 1st Lt. Per Par 10, SO 241, ETOUSA, 29 August 1943.

Pfc. L. R. Martin (hosp) transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49 Station Hospital, APO 875,per Par 3, SO 155, AAF Station121,

6 September 1943. 1st Lt. Parsons DS to duty. 2nd Lts. Hexum, McAvoy, Rutledge, F/O Pitts, T/Sgt. Parkerson, S/Sgts. Aldrich, W. F. Jones, and Seaver leave to duty.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   2 pilots              2 man-hours.

    Navigation for Bombardiers     4 bombardiers         4 man-hours.

    Target Identification          2 B’diers & Navs.     2 man-hours.

    Lecture for Bombardiers        2 Bombardiers         2 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions          10 gunners            20 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for a total time of 17 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour. 1 A/C flew locally for 2.00 hours.

8 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Painter DS to duty. T/Sgt. Alba assigned and joined Squadron per Par 7, SO 140, 91st Bomb Group, 8 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   1 pilot              1 man-hour.

    A/C Recognition                7 combat crew        7 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 1 A/C flew a high altitude bombing mission for 4 hours. 5 A/C flew a high altitude formation gunnery mission for total time of 13 hours and 55 minutes.

  – 1st Lt D. M. Williams transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group per Par 3, SO 140, 91st Bomb Group, 8 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Gunnery Instructions         21 gunners                63:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  3 pilots                  3:00 man-hours.

    PW and Security Lecture      10 combat crew            10:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

10 September 1943 – Pvt. McCall assigned and joined Squadron per Par 9, SO 244, 1st Bomb Wing, 9 September 1943. Sgt. Uchman duty to DS, First Aid Station, Cambridge as of September 1, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Wing Network                    2 radar operators     2:00 man-hours.

    Radio Class (Beginners)         4 radar operators    32:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer               5 gunners             2:30 Man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    3 pilots              4:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions           22 gunners            66:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

11 September 1943 – Capt. Walker duty to DS, Stanbridge Earl’s Rest Home as MO per Par 15, SO 241, 1st Bomb Wing, 6 September 1943.

Sgt. R. H. Martin duty to DS, School #21, Buttonwood, Lancashire per Par 3, SO 243, 1st Bomb Wing, 8 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition                 50 Combat crew            50:00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class                 2 Navigators              8:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification            3 B’diers & Navs          3:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     4 Pilots                  4:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Exams                    9 Gunners                 9:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

12 September 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for 40 minutes.

13 September 1943 – Pvt. Montgomery assigned and joined Squadron per par 3, SO 145, 91st Bomb Group, 19 September 1943. 2nd Lts. Horning, Lilley, Rose, Verrill and Sgt. Silverman assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 142, 91st Bomb Group, 13 September 1943.

S/Sgts. R. M. Jackson, Lepkowski, Lorman, and Sgt. DeGhetto (DS Station 172) assigned to Squadron per Par 5, SO 142, 91st Bomb Group, 13 September 1943. Capt. Lockhart, 1st Lt. G. E. Williams, 2nd Lt. Woodbury, T/Sgt. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. Allen, Burns, Husick, Raphoon, and Serafin leave to duty.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Bomb Trainer                       1 Bombardier        1:00 man-hour.

    Gee Trainer                        1 Navigator         1:00 man-hour.

    Navigation Classes                 2 Bombardiers       8:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                       2 Pilots            2:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                      1 Radar Operator    1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally for 2 hours. 5 A/C flew a cross-country formation flight for a total time of 10 hours and 55 minutes.

14 September 1943 – S/Sgts. Lepkowski, Lorman, and Sgt. DeGhetto DS to duty. Cpl. Chisar and Pfc. Bryant duty to DS, Snettisham per Par 4, SO 142, 91st Bomb Group, 13 September 1943, 2nd Lts. Kennefick, McAdams, Shipp, Winchester, T/Sgts. Allender, Ramones, S/Sgts. Kerr, E. V. Miller, Ortez and Pvt. Briggs assigned and joined Squadron per Par 4, SO 143, 91st Bomb Group, 15 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition               34 Combat crew      34:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification          3 Bombardiers       3:00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class               2 Bombardiers       7:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                   4 Pilots            3:30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                   2 Bombardiers       2:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer              2 Gunners           1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew high altitude formation flight for 21 hours and 15 minutes. 1 A/C flew AFCE bombing flight for 2 hours 15 minutes.

1 A/C flew a cross-country flight for 40 minutes. 1 A/C flew locally for 2 hours and 5 minutes.

15 September 1943 – Pvts. A. L. Allen, Amos and Campbell transferred to Hq & Hq Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing per Par 7, SO 248, 1st Bomb Wing, 13 September 1943. Transfer of Pfc. L. H. Martin (hosp) 7 September 1943, revoked per Par 2, SO 160, AAF Station 121, 15 September 1943. 2nd Lts. Pitts, Rutledge, McAvoy and Hexum, T/Sgts. Parkerson and Repp, S/Sgts. Pacheco, Aldrich, Youker, and Mason duty to DS-XC Friston.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  6 Pilots                6:00 Man-hours.

    AFCE Demonstration            4 Combat crew           4:00 man-hours.

    Physiology of Flying         25 combat crew          25:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C flew local high altitude formation flight for a total time of 10 hours and 10 minutes. 1 A/C flew 2.00 hours of night flying.

MISSION TO ROMILLY , FRANCE .

Squadron provided 2 A/C for this mission.

A/C #           TOT          ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

073            1848            23,000 ft                38x100 lb

591            1848            22,400 ft                38x100 lb

BOMBING RESULTS: Bombs fell short of the target.

ENEMY OPPOSITION: From 3 to 10 FW 190s and Me 109s were seen. No attacks were made on this group.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate flak reported from vicinities of Poix, Coulomiers, and Longueville. Meager inaccurate AA fire at the target.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 073: Lt. R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. K. R. Rutledge (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N), Lt. J. M. Hexum (B), T/Sgt. R. L. Repp, S/Sgt. A. L. Pacheco, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich, Sgt. R. L. Youker, S/Sgt. E. P. Mason.

A/C 591: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. John Galles (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. S. M. Clayton, Sgt. J. W. Clifton, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, W. A. Gottschalk, L. R. Rivera, C. W. Clark.

16 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Repp DS-XC to ab sk in hospital Diddington 19:30. 2nd Lt. Pitts, Rutledge, McAvoy, & Hexum, T/Sgt. Parkerson, S/Sgts. Pacheco, Aldrich, Youker, & Mason DS_XC to duty.

2nd Lt. Villanova to DS-XC to Church Daunt. S/Sgt. Rallis, 32398964 assigned and joined Squadron per Par 1, SO 144, 91st Bomb Group 16 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                3 Pilots                3:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                 4 Gunners               2:00 man-hours.

    Flying Control              2 Pilots                2:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Fuses                  1 Bombardier            1:00 man-hour.

    British Procedures          2 Pilots                2:00 man-hours.

    PW & Security Lecture      19 combat crew          38:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 2 hours 45 minutes.

MISSION TO NANTES , FRANCE .

Squadron provided 3 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT            ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

379           1510           19,900 ft               12x500

795           1510           19,900 ft               12x500

591           1510           19,900 ft               12x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Well concentrated hits on target of opportunity, a nearby airdrome.

ENEMY OPPOSITION: 25-45 FW 190s and Me 109s were seen.

FLAK: Meager, accurate fire experienced from vicinity of Rennes . Meager, inaccurate fire from North of Redon. Moderate, inaccurate AA fire at target.

CASUALTIES: T/Sgt. R. L. Repp, Radio Operator, flak injury in left foot.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION .

A/C 379: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. Col. Clemens Wurzbach (Group Commander) (CP), Lt. W. F. Campbell (N), Lt. D. M. Williams (Group Navigator) (N), Lt. W. E. Sticklen (B), S/Sgt. J. W. Clifton, T/Sgt. R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. C. W. Clark, V. O. Miller, E. P. Colvin, Lt. W. B. Smith.

A/C 795: Lt. R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. M. H. Jewett (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N), Lt. J. M. Hexum (B), T/Sgt. R. L. Repp, S/Sgt. A. L. Pacheco, T/Sgt. F. J. Parkerson, S/Sgts. D. J. Aldrich, E. P. Mason, Sgt. R. L. Youker.

A/C 591: Capt. E. M. Lockhart (P), Lt. H. H. Evers (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), S/Sgt. R. L. Olaque, T/Sgt. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. C. W. Raphoon, George Serafin, A. W. Burns, John Husick.

2nd Lt. Ralph A. Villanova (N) flew with an A/C from the 323rd Squadron.

17 September 1943 – 2nd Lts. Foster, J. A. Johnson, Slane, Runner, S/Sgts. L. L. Brown, Kuhlman assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 144, 91st Bomb Group, 16 September 1943. 2nd Lt. Villanova DSXC to duty. Sgts. Yenchik, Zimmerman and Pvt, Dzikielewski duty to DS, Snettisham as of 16 September 1943 per Par 1, SO 160 AAF Station 121 15 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                 2 Pilots              2:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                 12 Combat crew        30:00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill & Lecture      20 Combat crew        60:00 man-hours.

    Physiology of Flying        30 Combat crew        30:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture             10 Gunners            20:00 man-hours

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 45 minutes. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour,15 minutes.

18 September 1943 -  S/Sgts. Gottschalk and Rivera transferred to Casual Pool, 12 RCD, AAF Station 591 per Par 20, SO 1, 1st Bomb Division, 16 September 1943. Sgts. Groth and C. J. Smith assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO 144, 91st Bomb Group, 16 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Security Lecture              8 Combat crew          8:00 man-hours.

    PW Lecture                    8 Combat crew         12:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  1 Pilot                1:00 man-hour.

    A/C Recognition              37 Combat crew         37:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions         12 Gunners             24:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

19 September 1943 – 2nd Lts. Hicks (MIA 16 September) and McAvoy appointed 1st Lts. per Par 13, SO 252, ETOUSA, 9 September 1943.

2nd Lts. Daniels and Woodbury appointed 1st Lts. per Par 19, SO 253, ETOUSA, 10 September 1943.

1st Lt. McAvoy duty to DS, Advanced Radar Navigation School, AAF Station 112, per Par 1, SO 249, 1st Bomb Wing, 14 September 1943.

1st Lt. Campbell, T/Sgt. Parkerson and S/Sgt. Clark transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591 per Par 15, SO 2, 1st Bomb Division 17 September 1943.

Appointment of 2nd Lt. Pitts (13 September) effective September 12, confirmed by Par 1, SO 257, ETOUSA, 14 September 1943.

S/Sgt. Sly assigned and joined Squadron per Par 2, SO144, 91st Bomb Group, 16 September 1943.

Cpl. Chisar and Pfc. Bryant DS to duty.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew cross-country for a total time of 6 hours and 25 minutes.

20 September 1943 – Pvt. Douglas duty to DS, 8th AF Gunnery School , Penhals, Cornwall , per Par 10, SO 249, 1st Bomb Wing, 14 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    B-17 F Lecture           30 Pilots, Engineers         30:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer              6 Pilots                     6:30 man-hours.

    Target Identification    14 Bombardiers & Navs.        14:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer        15 Gunners                     8:30 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph               3 Gunners                     3:00 Man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2 hours.

21 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Allender, S/Sgts. Kerr, E. V. Miller, Ortis, and Pvt. Briggs duty to DS, Snettisham, per Par 5, SO 145, 91st Bomb Group, 19 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Security and PW Lecture      7 combat crew           14:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              8 Combat crew            8:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting               7 Combat crew           14:00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                1 Radar Operator         1:00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                 4  Pilots                4:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2 and a half hours.

7 A/C flew a local formation flight for a total time of 16 hours and 20 minute.

22 September 1943 – T/ Sgt. Willenborg duty to DS, Radar School , RAF Station Cranwell, per Par 11, SO 5, 1st Bomb Division, 20 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                5 Pilots                 4:45 man-hours.

    Nav Class                   2 Bombardiers            5:00 man-hours.

    Radio Network               2 Radar Operators        2:00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                 3 Navigators             3:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions       10 Gunners               20:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C night flying for 4 hours. 1 A/C flew locally for 55 minutes. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2 hours. 8 A/C flew a high altitude formation flight for a total time of 17 hours, 45 minutes.

1 A/C flew a high altitude formation AFCE bombing mission for a total time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

23 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Capron duty to 49th Station Hospital .

Sgt. Venezia duty to DS, London per Par 6, SO 144, 91st Bomb Group 16 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Skeet Shooting               12 Combat crew           24:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               1 Radar Operator         1:30 man-hours.

    Radio Network                 4 Radar Operators        4:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  6 Pilots                 7:00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO NANTES , FRANCE .

Squadron provided 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #           TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

591             0830               16,000 ft             12x500

679             0813               16,500 ft             12x500

793             0816               23,000 ft             12x500

073             0818               21,000 ft             12x500

BOMBING RESULTS: Generally described as good. Port area hit. Two hits on ship, primary target, reported.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50 FW 190s, 2 Me 109s, and 2 Ju 88s reported.

FLAK: AA fire at target was moderate and accurate.

CASUALTIES: Sgt. R. L. Youker, slight flak wound on right shoulder.

T/Sgt. John A Capron, bullet in right fore-arm.

 CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 591: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. C. R. Phillips (CP), Lt. D. L. DuCote (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/ Sgts. J. W. Clifton, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. George Serafin, E. P. Colvin, R. L. Youker.

A/C 679: Lt. H. H. Evers (P), Lt. R. S. Roberts (CP), Lt. B. D. Moore (N), Lt. W. P. Cenlon (B), T/Sgts. J. J. Shaughnessy, J. A. Capron, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. T. C. Young, C. L. Ress, L. L. Gibbs.

A/C 793: Lt. M. H. Jewett (P), Lt. J. P. C. Anderson (CP), Lt. J. E. Peacock (N), Lt. C. S. Hudson (B), T/Sgts. W. F. King, J. A. Wood, Sgt. J. York, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, S. P. Reske, F. M. Lenke.

A/C 073: Lt. R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. W. R. Smith (CP), Lt. R. A. Villanova (N), Lt. J. M. Hexum (B), S/Sgt. Milton Ballis, T/Sgt. F. G. Seaver, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, E. P. Mason, Sgt. J. W. Montgomery, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich.

24 September 1943 – S/Sgt. Soloman assigned and joined Squadron per Par 5, SO 148, 91st Bomb Group, 25 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  4 Pilots               4:15 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                   3 Navs                 3:30 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              39 Combat crew         39:00 man-hours.

    Wing Network                  2 Radar Ops            2:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                  2 B’diers              2:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification        10 B’diers & Nav       10:00 man-hours.

    Gee Film                     20 Pilots & B’dier     20:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             4 Gunners              4:00 man-hours.

FLYING:  2 A/C flew locally for 2 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 3 hours and 15 minutes.

25 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Darden (hospital) transferred to 2nd General Hospital APO 647 per Par 5, SO 164, AAF Station 121, 24 September 1943. S/Sgt. Bara (sick in quarters) assigned and joined Squadron per Par 3, SO 221, 12th RCD, 23 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer              3 Radar Ops             3:10 man-hours.

    Lecture and Code             3 Radar Ops             3:55 man-hours.

    Wing Network                 1 Radar Ops             1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew locally for 4 hours and 35 minutes. 6 A/C flew a high altitude formation camera bombing mission for a total time of 25.00 hours.

26 September 1943 – T/Sgt. Allender, S/Sgts. Kerr, E. V. Miller, Ortiz, and Pvt. Briggs and Sgt. R. H. Martin DS to duty. T/Sgt. Boyle assigned and joined Squadron per Par 3, SO 164,AAF Station 121, 24 September 1943. Sgt. Moertle transferred to 322nd Squadron per Par 2, SO 148, 91st Bomb Group, 25 September.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

1 A/C flew cross-country for 1 hour and 20 minutes. 3 A/C flew high altitude formation flight for 9 hours.

MISSION TO MEULAN , FRANCE .

Squadron provided 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT              ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

591-------------------Abortive sortie----------------------------------------------

795-------------------Abortive sortie----------------------------------------------

793-------------------Abortive sortie----------------------------------------------

080-------------------Abortive sortie----------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: None.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None.

CASUALTIES: None.

FLAK: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 591: Capt. H. T. Lay (P), Lt. W. A. Daniels (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), Lt. S. M. Slayton (B) (Group Bombardier), T/Sgts. R. C. Cameron, J. W. Clifton, S/Sgts. George Serafin, R. S. Balsey, E. P. Colvin, James X. McIlwain.

A/C 795: Lt. H. H. Evers (P), Lt. R. S. Roberts (CP), Lt. B. D. Moore (N), Lt. W. D. Conlon (B), Sgt. L. J. Moertle, S/Sgt. T. C. Young, T/Sgt.

J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. A. P. Cardile, L. L. Gibbs, C. L. Ross.

A/C 793: Lt. C. R. Phillips (P), Lt. W. B. Smith (CP), Lt. C. L. Ducote (N), Lt. J. D. Pope (B), T/Sgt. M. E, Painter, S/Sgts. R. L. Jackson, Milton Rallis, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. Elvin Walsh, Anthony Dannucci.

A/C 080: Lt. M. H. Jewett (P), Lt. P. O. Anderson (CP), Lt. J. E. Peacock (B0, Lt. J. C. Weltman (N), T/Sgts. W. B. Neal, W. F. King, Sgt. Joseph York, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, S. P. Resko, F. H. Lenke.

27 September 1943 – S/Sgt. Ross duty to 49th Station Hospital .

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2 hours, 15 minutes. 1 A/C flew a high altitude , cross-country AFCE bombing mission.

MISSION TO EMDEN , GERMANY .

Squadron provided 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #      TOT                ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

795       1015                  23,700 ft                jettisoned

742       0957                  23,000 ft                jettisoned

795       1002                  23,600 ft                12x500

060       1005                  23,500 ft                11x500 1x500 jettisoned

729       1004                  23,500 ft                12x500

BOMBING RESULTS: 10/10th undercast, results not observed. Black smoke seen rising from area west of railroad.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 to 65 Me 109s, and FW 190s were seen, and also 2 Ju 88s. Attacks were concentrated on the nose. “C” flight composed of 9 aircraft received most of the fighter opposition.

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. C. L. Ross, 20 mm splinter in right hand.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire encountered at Rottumeroog Island ,

at the target and at the islands of Juist and Nordernay.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 795: Lt. H. H. Evers (P), Lt. R. S. Roberts (CP), Lt. B. D. Moore (N), Lt. W. P. Conlon (B), Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, T/Sgt. J. S. Wood, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, A. P. Cardile, C. L. Ross, L. L. Gibbs.

A/C 742: Lt. R. M. Slane (P), Lt. J. K. Johnson (CP) Lt. A. C. Foster (N), Lt. W. C. Runner (B), T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. S. W. Sly, L. L. Brown, Sgt. J. W. Clifton, S/Sgt. R. L. Soloman, Sgt. C. J. Smith.

A/C 793: Lt. M. H. Jewett (P), Lt. J. P. Anderson (CP), Lt. J. E. Peacock (N), Lt. J. C. Weltman (B), T/Sgts. W. F. King, W. B. Neal, Sgt. Joseph York, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, S. P. Resko, F. H. Lenke.

A/C 060: Lt. E. R. Verrill (P), Lt. Joseph Rose (CP), Lt. A. J. Horning (N), Lt. J. A. Lilley (B), S/Sgts. Milton Rallis, R. M. Jackson, Sgt. D. A. Briggs, S/Sgts. S. H. Lewkowski, P. W. Lorman, Sgt. R. D. Ghetto.

A/C 729: Lt. C. R. Phillips (P), Lt. W. B. Smith (CP), Lt. G. L. DuCote (N), Lt. J. D. Pope (B), S/Sgt. R. J. Conrecode, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, R. L. Youker, S/Sgts. A. Dannucci, Elvin Walsh.

28 September 1943 – S/Sgt. Burns duty to DS sick in quarters at 302nd Dispensary AAF Station 101,per Par 2,SO 166, AAF Station 121, 27 September 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Radio Network              2 Radar Operators        2:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer            1 Radar Operator         2:30 man-hours.

    Link Trainer               4 Pilots                 4:30 man-hours.

    Target Identification     10 B’Diers & Navs        10:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

29 September 1943 – Pvt. Peris assigned and joined Squadron per Par 9, SO 224, 12th RCD, 26 September 1943. 1st Lt. Kosscinski assigned and joined Squadron  per VOCO. Sgt. Weingart duty to 49th Station Hospital .

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Pilots and Copilots Lecture     16 Pilots             20:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Class                   60 Gunners            60:00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition            77 Combat crew        77:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                  4 Radar Ops           4:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     3 Pilots              4:00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting                  10 Combat crew        20:00 man-hours.

    APC & EGB Compass Lecture        9 Navigators          9:00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill                   100 Combat crew        50:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instructions             8 Gunners            16:00 man-hours.

FLYING:  1 A/C flew locally for 2 hours, 15 minutes.

30 September 1943 - S/Sgt. Palombo duty to DS, 1st Bomb Division per VOCO.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer             5 Gunners             2:30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                  2 Bombardiers         2:00 man-hours.

    PW Film                      75 Combat Crew        75:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  4 Pilots              4:45 Man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               1 Radar Operator      1:00 man-hour.

FLYING: None.

Transcriber’s note: The individual preparing the Daily Reports for October has changed from 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson to Capt. F. J. Davison.

1 October 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification          14                   14 man-hours.

    Gunnery Class                  48                   48 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition           54                   54 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                     5                    5 man-hours.

    Wing Net Work                   4                    4 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    4                    4 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                    5                    5 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting                  9                   18 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C night flying logging total of 3.50 hours. 2 A/C local flying logging total 3.30 hours.

2 October 1943 – Cpl. Morgan 34249772 transferred to First Station Complement.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                    3                3.15 man-hours.

    Radio Test                      2                2.00 man-hours.

    Radio Procedure                 1                2.00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                   1                1.00 man-hour.

    Shadowgraph                     4                4.00 ma-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C local transition logging total of 1.15 hours. 1 A/C on cross-country for 1.30 hours.

MISSION TO EMDEN , GERMANY . 

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #             TOT             ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

484              1610               22,300 ft         42x100 IB  2x1,000 GP

073              1615               22,000 ft         42x100 IB  1x1,000 GP             

793              1610               22,000 ft          2x1,000 GP only

729              1609.5             22,100 ft         42x100 only

BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved because of weather.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 5 – 30 encountered by this combat wing. Attacks not pressed.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinity of Schiermonnikoog Island , AA fire was moderate and inaccurate at target. Meager, inaccurate fire reported from Nordernay Island .

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Capt. H. T. Lay, Major C. G. Gillespie, Lts. J. P. McAvoy, W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. J. W. Clifton , R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. G. L. Taft, E. P. Colvin, J. X. McIlwain, F/O P. G. McDuffee.

A/C 073: Lts. C. R. Phillips, B. Smith, G. G. Winchester, J. D. Pope, T/Sgt. E. W. Koprowski (324th Squadron) Sgt. L. P. Lenchik, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci, E. Walsh.

A/C 793: Lts. E. R. Verrill, J. Rose, A. J. Horning, J. A. Lilley, S/Sgt. J. P. Holbrook (324th Squadron) S/Sgt. R. M. Jackson, Sgt. D. A. Briggs, S/Sgts. S. E. Pepkowski, P. A. Lorman, Sgt. R. D. DeGhetto.

A/C 729: Capts. E. M. Lockhart, J, H. McPartlin, Lts. G. E. Williams, R. P. Sherwin, T/Sgts. G. W. Boyle, T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, J. Husick, Sgt. R. L. Youker, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon.

3 October 1943 – Cpl. Breed 1107 0973 duty to DS #21 School, Buttonwood, Lancaster. Capt Bettis O-437105 promoted to Major effective September 27, 1943 under Par 17, SO 270, ETOUSA, dated September 27, 1943.2nd Lts. Albidress O-568414, Evers O671915, Phillips O-795465, promoted to 1st Lts. effective September 27, 1943 under Par 17, SO 270, ETOUSA, dated September 27, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C local transition logging 1.35 hours. 1 A/C Combat Search Flight logging 5.30 hours.

4 October 1943 – S/Sgt. Ruppert 13042428 transferred to CCRC Gp.

Capt. Lay O-664412 duty to 7days leave at Stanbridge Earl’s Rest home.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  2                  2.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               1                  1.15 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 1                  2.15 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             6                  3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C cross-country flight for 1.50 hours.

MISSION TO FRANKFURT , GERMANY .

Squadron furnished 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #              TOT           ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

484               1111            26,500 ft            42x100 lb

793               1056            26,000 ft            Jettisoned

742               1056            26,000 ft            42x100 lb

737------------Aborted---------------------------------------------------------

729               1056            26,000 ft            42x100 lb

BOMBING RESULTS: Good, much smoke and many fires observed in Target area. Main concentration of bombs from this group is believed to have fallen North and slightly West of MPI.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 50 to 150 single engine fighters and 50 to75 twin engine A/C were encountered. Ju 88 seen in formation. Encounters very spirited. Me 110s fired rockets at our formation.

FLAK: Moderate accurate AA fire experienced at target, scattered inaccurate, meager AA fire reported all along route.

CASUALTIES: Sgt. R. D. DeGhetto slightly wounded.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Lts. R. A. Pitts. K. B. Rutledge, J. P. McAvoy, J. M. Hexum, T/Sgts. J. W. Clifton, F. G. Seaver, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, E. P. Mason, Sgt. J. W. Montgomery, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich.

A/C 793: Lts. E. R. Verrill, J. Rose, A. J. Horning, J. A. Lilley, T/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, S/Sgts. R. M. Jackson, D. A. Briggs, P. A. Lorman, Sgt. R. D. DeGhetto, S/Sgt. G. L. Taft.

A/C 742: Lts. R. M. Slane, J. K. Johnson, A. G. Foster, W. C. Runner, S/Sgts. V. H. Kuhlman, S. W. Sly, L. L. Brown, Sgt. C. J. Groth, S/Sgt. R. L. Solomon, Sgt. C. J. Smith.

A/C 737: Lts. H. H. Evers, R. S. Roberts, B. C. Moore, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgts. J. J. Alba, J. W. Wood, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, T. C. Young, Sgt. C. E. Edwards, S/Sgt. L. L. Gibbs.

A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillip0s, R. Shipp, G. G. Winchester, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgt. W. F. King, Sgts. L. P. Yenchik, C. R. Zimmerman, J. H. Clifton, S/Sgts. A. Dannucci, E. Walsh.

5 October 1943 – 2nd Lt. Gelles O799376 duty to 7 days leave at Stanbridge Earl’S Rest home.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Skeet Shoot                  8                16.00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill                10                20.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                 3                 3.15 man-hours.

    Radio Network                4                 4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer              1                 1.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                1                 2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C local transition logging total of 3.00 hours. 1 A/C cross-country hop for 1.25 hours.

6 October 1943 – S/Sgt. Harold G. McConnell 15331398 assigned and joined effective October 4, 1943. 2nd Lt. Pitts O-2044671 promoted to 1st Lt.  Effective October 1, 1943 under Par 4, SO 272, 8th AF dated October 1, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  3                    2.30 man-hours.

    Target Identification         9                    9.00 man-hours.

    Camera Bombing                8                    8.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition         35                   35.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             9                    4.30 man-hours.

    Code Check                    2                    2.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                   5                    4.30 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

7 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Target Identification      2          2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C on AFCE Camera Bombing Mission for 3.15 hours.

1 A/C on local transition for 2.00 hours. 3 A/C on cross-country hop for 5.30 hours.

8 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : Radio Network             3           4.05 man-hours.

                 Code Practice              1           2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 5 A/C for mission.

A/C #          TOT          ALT AT TARGET           BOMBS ON TARGET

591---------------------Aborted-------------------------------------------------------

060           1506            24,500 ft                 12x500

679---------------------Aborted-------------------------------------------------------

805           1505            24,000 ft                 12x500

073           1505            24,000 ft                 12x500 GP

BOMBING RESULTS: Due to heavy smoke screen and haze, bombing results were generally unobserved. However crews believe bombs fell in target area.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 100 to 200 single engine and twin engine enemy fighters encountered.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate black AA fire , out of range, was reported at Den Helder . At the target, the AA fire was accurate and intense.

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. L. S. Kerr, cut scalp in turret. Sgt. R. L. Younker crushed right leg. Lt T. W. Kennefick wounded in wrist, cut over right eye and glass in left eye.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 060: Lts. H. H. Evers, R. S. Roberts, B. D. Moore, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgts. J. J. Alba, J. A. Wood, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, T. C. Young, Sgt. R. L. Youker, S/Sgt. L. L. Gibbs.

A/C 073: Lts. C. R. Phillips, W. B. Smith, G. G. Winchester, T. W. Kennefick, S/Sgt. V. H. Kuhlman, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. R. L. Jackson, A. Dannucci, E. Walsh.

A/C 805: Lts. R. A. Pitts, Robert Shipp, J. P. McAvoy, J. M. Hexum, S/Sgt. J. P. Holbrook, T/Sgt. R. R. Rodenbaugh, S/Sgts. A/ L/ Pacheco, E. P. Mason, Sgt. J. W. Montgomery, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich.

Lt. Hudson did a terrific job of first aid on Kerr and Youker in A/C 060. Sgt. B. W. Yeager flew with 322nd Squadron.

9 October 1943 – S/Sgt. Andrew NMI Beluschak 32466450 assigned and joined.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Skeet Shooting               7               14.00 man-hours.

    Wing Network                 4                4.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                 1                1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: 1 A/C logged 2.00 hours on high altitude, bombing and navigation mission.

MISSION TO ANKLAM , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 5 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT            ALT AT TARGET            BOMBS ON TARGET

729-----------Aborted-----------------------------------------------------------------

506-----------Aborted-----------------------------------------------------------------

737-----------Aborted-----------------------------------------------------------------

679         1145.5           12,500 ft                Jettisoned

073         1144             12,500 ft                3x1,000   5 IB

BOMBING RESULTS: Hits in target area and city observed. Crews report billowing dust and flames rising to great heights.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 70 to 300 enemy fighters encountered. Many kinds of twin engine planes encountered, closed in to scrap. Quite a few rockets.

CASUALTIES: Lt. C. S. Hudson hit by 20 MM, left wrist broken and right arm broken and shoulder torn open.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 679: Lts. M. H. Jewett, D. C. Anderson, J. E. Peacock, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgts. W. F. King, W. B. Neal, Sgts. York, L. W. Bryant, S/Sgts. S. P. Resko, F. H. Lenke.

A/C 073: Lts. H. H. Evers, R. S. Roberts, B. D. Moore, C. S. Hudson, T/Sgts. J. J. Alba, J. A. Wood, S/Sgts. G. L. Taft, T. C. Young, E. P. Colvin, L. L. Gibbs.

10 October 1943 – Cpl. Kickerson 3435300 duty to DS at School at Buttonwood, Lancs.

GROUND SCHOOL ; None.

FLYING: MISSION TO MUNSTER , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #          TOT           ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484           1518             26,000 ft           42x100 IB

506           1518             25,000 ft           42x100 IB

729           1518             25,500 ft           42x100 IB

737----------Missing in action-------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Crews reported hits in city and marshalling yards. Claim good bomb pattern and the town well covered.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 20 enemy fighters observed, mostly Me 110s,

Ju 88s and a few Me 109s. Spirited attacks on other formations.

FLAK: Intense accurate AA fire at IP in Ruhr, moderate and accurate AA fire at Munster and Hamm . Meager, inaccurate fire in vicinities of Goteralok, Amsterdam and an airfield about two miles SW of Amsterdam .

CASUALTIES: 10 missing in action.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Lts. R. A. Pitts, R. Shipp, J. P. McAvoy, J. M. Hexum, S/Sgt. F. J. Barry, Sgt. L. P. Yenchik, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, E. P. Mason, Sgt. J. W. Montgomery, S/Sgt. D. J. Aldrich.

A/C 506: Lts. R. M. Slane, J. A. Johnson, R. A. Villanova, W. C. Runner, S/Sgts. V. H. Kuhlman, S. W. Sly, L. L. Brown, R. L. Solomon, Sgts. C, J, Groth, C. J. Smith.

A/C 729: Lts. K. B. Rutledge, W. R. McAdams, G. C. Winchester, J. D. Pope, T/Sgts. W. F. King, S. W. Allender, S/Sgts. G. Serafin, G. M. Ortiz, Sgt. L. W. Bryant, S/Sgt. E. V. Miller.

MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C 737: Lts. E. R. Verrill, J. Rose, A. J. Horning, J. A. Lilley, T/Sgt. R. L. Repp, S/Sgts. R. M. Jackson, G. L. Taft, S. E. Lepkowski, P. A. Lorman, Sgt. R. D. DeGhetto.

11 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification              8              8.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition              35             35.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Class                      8              8.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                       4              3.45 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                        8             20.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                    1              1.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                      5              3.45 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

12 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Gunnery                           27             27.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                       2              2.45 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                       2              2.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification              5              5.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer                 10              5.00 man-hours.

    Security Lecture & Film          200            200.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

13 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Skeet Shoot                        8             16.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                       1              1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: 1 A/C local transition logging .35 hours.

4 A/C started out on mission which was scrubbed, total time logged 9.00 hours.

14 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer                  1               1.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                    3               4.45 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     1               1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: MISSION TO SCHWEINFURT , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 5 crews and 4 A/C for this mission.

A/C #               TOT          ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

484                1440            23,000 ft             6x500 GP

805-----------Aborted----------------------------------------------------------

729-----------Aborted----------------------------------------------------------

802               1439.5           23,000 ft             6x500 GP

714----(323rd Aircraft) Missing in action.--------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Very good!! Hits were seen on aiming points, and all over target area. Heavy smoke observed rising to great heights.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 100 Me 109s and FW 190s and 100Me 110s,

 Me 210s and Ju 88s were encountered on way in. Twin engine planes firing rockets. No encounters on way out due to fine planning of route.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire was reported from vicinities of Turnout, and Oostmalle; at the target AA fire was moderate but inaccurate. On way back AA fire was reported from vicinity of Germerschein.

CASUALTIES: 10 missing in action. T/Sgt. J. J. Alba hit by 20 MM fragments in finger of right hand, left ankle and bridge of nose.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Capt. H. T. Lay, Lt. Col. T. R. Milton (Hq), Lt. J. P. McAvoy,

Capt. D. M. Williams (Hq), T/Sgts. J. W. Clifton, R. C. Cameron, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, E. P. Colvin, V. O. Miller, F/O P. G. McDuffee.

A/C 802: Lts. H. H. Evers, R. S. Roberts, B. D. Moore, Capt. W. E. Sticklen, T/Sgts. J. J. Alba, J. A. Wood, Sgt. B. Silverman, S/Sgt. T. C. Young, Sgt. L. W. Bryant, S/Sgt. L. L. Gibbs.

MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C 714: Lts. R. S. Slane, J. A. Johnson, A. G. Foster, W. C. Runner, S/Sgts. S. W. Sly, V. H. Kuhlman, R. Solomon, L. L. Brown, Sgt. C. J. Groth.

15 October 1943 – T/Sgt. William C. Darden 6950807 assigned and joined.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C cross-country hop for .55 hours.

16 October 1943 – 2nd Lt. Billy G. Ponder (Co-pilot) O-745742 assigned and joined.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                 1                1.00 man-hour.

    Code Practice                1                2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew locally logging total of 8.00 hours.

17 October 1943 – Capt Lay O-664412, T/Sgt. Cameron 39092707 having completed tour of 30 missions were today transferred to Casual Pool 12th RCD, AAF Station 591.

GROUND SCHOOL : Sex Morality Lecture and Articles of War- Entire Squadron.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew local formation for total of 6.00 hours.

18 October 1943 – 2nd Lts. Hexum O-734685. Hudson O-736645, Rutledge O-672442, promoted to 1st Lts. effective October 1, 1943 under Par ?, SO 274, ETOUSA dated October 1, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Code Check                  3                 5.30 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                2                 2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C flew locally logging total of 5.30 hours. 2 A/C flew on Air Sea Rescue Mission logging total of 14.00 hours. 2 A/C started out on mission but were recalled – no mission credit.

19 October 1943 – 1st Lt. Joseph R. Shackleton O-855202, assigned and joined as Communications Officer.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country hop of 1.10 hours. 3 A/C flew local formation logging total of 10.20 hours. 2 A/C flew on Air Sea Rescue Mission logging total of 10.00 hours.

20 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer              2                3.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                1                2.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                5                7.15 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1.30 hours. 2 A/C flew cross-country hop logging 2.20 hours. 2 A/C took part in Mission to Germany but both aborted without mission credit. (Poor day for the Squadron.) Logged 10.30 hours.

21 October 1943 - Pvt. Cardile 33326237 duty to DS, 8th AF Gunnery School , Penhale, Cornwall .

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Radio Procedure              9               10.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                 1                1.00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                 3                3.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer              1                1.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew local formation logging total of 14.30 hours.

22 October 1943 – 2nd Lt. Arnold O. Williams (Pilot) O-801230, 2nd Lt. Horace C. Michold (Co-pilot) O-743069, 2nd Lt. Joe G. Stuart (Navigator) O-673833, 2nd Lt. James A. Graham (Bombardier)

O-686149, Sgt. Donald R. Bartlett 18190505, Sgt. Jewel G. Maddox 34365015, Sgt. Albert G. Romulis 13153309, Sgt. Aldrich A. Seeley 17155252, Sgt. Maurice F. Skeles 17122160, Sgt. Milton NMI Wauneka 38168863, Pfc. William R. Rouse 13104745 assigned and joined Par 3, SO 166, 91st Bomb Group dated October 23, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.

23 October 1943 – 1st Lt. Contopidis O-795207 transferred to Zone of Interior effective August 5, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Bomb Trainer                  3                 3.00 man-hours.

    Ship Recognition             70                70.00 man-hours.

    Intelligence Lecture         35                35.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                   2                 2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  2                 2.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               1                 2.30 man-hours.

    Radio Network                 1                 2.30 man-hours.

    Code                          3                 6.45 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C local formation logging total of 3.45 hours.

24 October 1943 – 2nd Lt. Ponder O-745742 transferred to 322nd Bomb Squadron, same station.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2.15 hours. 2 A/C flew cross-country for total of 1.00 hours.

25 October 1943 – 1st Lt. R. F. Johnson O-328913 transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group, same station.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer                3               4.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice and Lecture      2              14.00 man-hours.

    Code                           9              11.15 man-hours.

    Lecture in Radio Procedures    1                .30 man-hour.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew local formation for total of 5.00 hours.

26 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   1                1.00 man-hour.

    Navigation Class               2                6.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition               34               34.00 man-hours.

    Wing Network                   2                2.00 man-hours.

    Code & Harwell Trainer         2                7.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  5                8.45 man-hours.

    Bombardiers Lecture            5                5.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

27 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

SOCIAL: Squadron held dance at Aero Club on the Base with Molesworth Band supplying the music. WAAFs from Henlo and civilian girls were guest. Had chocolate ice cream much to the delight of everyone. Party hours 2000 to 2330 hours.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition               53                 53.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting                 8                 16.00 man-hours.

    Formation Flying Lecture      75                150.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification         10                 10.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

28 October 1943 – 2nd Lt. Jewett O-670556 promoted to 1st Lt. Effective September 6, 1943, Par 15, SO 249, WD, September 6, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Spotlight Trainer              8                  4.00 man-hours.

    Test, Code & Lecture           2                 16.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  4                  5.45 man-hours.

    Bombardiers Lecture            5                  5.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

29 October 1943 – 1st Lt Woodbury (hospital) O-728944 transferred to Detachment of Patients, 2nd General Hospital . T/5 Martin A. Matikinus 31191501 (Ordnance), Pfc. Giles E. Boatman 38420545 assigned and joined.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   2                  2.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                6                  9.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  4                  4.15 man-hours.

    Radio Test                     1                  1.30 man-hours.

    Navigation Lecture             6                  6.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition               45                 45.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

30 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.
GROUND SCHOOL :

    Wing Network                   4                  6.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 6 A/C took off on a mission – it was recalled – no credit for mission allowed – total time logged 27.00 hours.

31 October 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.  

401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. J. E. Nilson

1 November 1943 – T/Sgt. Atterbury duty to DS, AFCE Equipment School, AAF Station 582.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                     5                   5:00 man-hours.

    Procedure Review                 2                   4:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   10                  18:45 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                      8                  16:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer               11                   5:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                     2                   2:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition                 25                  25:00 man-hours.

   Gunnery Class for Tail Gunners   20                  20:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

2 November 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Target Identification           14                 14:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Class for

    Radio Operators                 10                 10:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                      3                  3:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                     2                  2:00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                  1                  1:00 man-hour.

    Wing Network                     1                  1:30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                    5                  5:15 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture                2                  3:30 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     4                  4:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1.30 hours.

3 November 1943 – 1st Lt. Ryan duty to DS, Armament School, RAF Station Kirkham, Lancs. 1st Lt. Gilbride transferred to 322nd Bomb Squadron. 2nd Lt. Pope, S/Sgt. Gibbs duty to 49th Station Hospital.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Skeet Shoot                      8                  8:00 man-hours.

    Code                             2                  4:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1.00 hour.

MISSION TO WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #              TOT            ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

729               1308             21,000 ft          10x500 Jettisoned 14 IB

795               1310             21,000 ft          10x500 and 14 IB

484               1309             21,300 ft          10x500 and 14 IB

802-----------Missing in action.-------------------------------------------------

805-----------Missing in action.-------------------------------------------------

742-----------Missing in action.-------------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Pathfinder job results could not be observed.

ENEMY FIGHTERS: 10 to 70 E/A reported, including FW 190s, Me 109s, 3 FW 189s,2 Me 110s and 1 Ju 87.

FLAK: Moderate inaccurate flak at the target. Inaccurate fire experienced in vicinity of Schiermonnikoog Island on the way in, and some more inaccurate AA fire from Nordernay or Juist Islands on the way out.

CASUALTIES: Lt. J. D. Pope – leg wound. S/Sgt. Leonard Gibbs wound in left thigh.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C # 729: Lt. J. R. Westwood (P), Lt. W. R. Smith (CP), Lt. J. G. Stuart (N), Lt. J. D. Pope (B), Sgt. Milton Rallis, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci, Elvin Walsh.

A/C # 795: Lt. H. H. Evers (P), Lt. R. S. Roberts (CP), Lt. B. D. Moore (N), Lt. W. P. Conlon (B), T/Sgts. W. G. King, J. A. Capron, S/Sgts. Joseph York, T. C. Young, R. L. Youker, L. L. Gibbs.

A/C # 484: Capt. E. M. Lockhart (P), F/O P. G. McDuffee (CP), Lt. G. E. Williams (N), Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. George Serafin, John Husick, Sgt. J. H. Clifton, S/Sgt. C. W. Raphoon.

THE FOLLOWING CREWS ARE LISTED AS MISSING IN ACTION:

A/C # 742: Lt. W. B. McAdams (P), Lt. Robert Shipp (CP), Lt. G. C. Winchester (N), Lt. T. W. Kennefick, T/Sgt. Alfred Ramones, S. W. Allender, S/Sgts. Bernard Silverman, G. M. Ortiz, Sgt. J. G. Chisar, S/Sgt. E. V. Miller.

A/C # 805: Lt. R. A. Pitts (P), Lt. A. O. Williams (CP), Lt. J. P. McAvoy (N), T/Sgts. I. E. Narter, J. W. Clifton, Sgt. L. P. Yenchik, S/Sgts. A. L. Pacheco, E. P. Mason, Sgt. C. E. Edwards, S/Sgt. J. W. Montgomery.

A/C # 802: Lt. K. B. Rutledge (P), F/O A. E. Mahe (CP), Lt. J. E. Peacock, S/Sgts. T. E. Merritt, Milton Wauneka, T/Sgt. R. R. Rodenbaugh, Sgt. F. J. Beauregard, S/Sgts. E. P. Colvin, J. X. McIlwain, R. S. Balsey.

4 November 1943 - 1st Lt. Tibbets (P), O-393088, 2nd  Lts. Billy S. Brown (Comm), 2044859, Sidney Edelstein (B), O-747996, Alex Ellerman, (CP), O-805419, Kenneth W. Falleck (CP), O-682833, William F. Gibbons (P),

O-802738, Charles A. Guinn (P), O-745015, Robert J. Hornbeck (N),

O-678288, Wendell W. Quattlebaum (B), O-744330, Leo T. Sharum (N), O-739225, Donald E. Shea (N), )-729517, Richard A. Werthein (B), O-678419, S/Sgt. Bert A. Stieler,32448783, Sgts. Charles R. Clark, 15323194, Walter J. Davis, 36635837, William O. Douponce, 16111904, Charles W. Dyer, 35560824, Robert C. Ginsberg, 12150220, John Hinda, 33419907, Robert E. Kidder, 11101585, Gerald E. McDowell, 33480463, Dana E. Morse, 15320654, William E. Rasmussen, 16064955, Woodrow W. Tressler, 12139879 assigned and joined Squadron from 2900th CCRC. Pvt. Rentx duty to SD, Station Trans.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                   3 Pilots                2:45 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                   3 Bombardiers           2:00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                    3 Bombardiers           3:00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                  1 Radar Operator        2:00 man-hours.

    Code                           3 Radar Operators       5:15 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition               13 Combat Crew          13:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C, local flight for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

5 November 1943 -  Sgts. James W. Brady, 32251021, Clarence R. Bateman, 18130916, Julius W. Edwards, 32271927, Paul H. Goecke, 15340756, John R. Pardons, 35371110, assigned and joined Squadron from 2900th CCRC.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Skeet Shooting                  9 Combat Crew             18:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    3 Pilots                   3:00 man-hours.

    Wing Network                    4 Radar Operators          6:00 man-hours.

NO FLYING.

MISSION TO GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY.

Squadron provided 3 A/C for this mission.

A/C #         TOT             ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484---------Abortive sortie.--------------------------------------------------------

073           1344             28,500 ft            42 IB

679---------Aborted.-----------------------------------------------------------------

RESULTS OF BOMBING: Large amount of smoke and fire seen in target area. Accurate results unobtainable due to industrial haze and smoke screen.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 10 to 20 E/F’s seen consisting of FW 190’s, Me 109’s, Do 217’s and Me 110’s. No direct attacks on this group.

FLAK: AA fire was intense but inaccurate for our aircraft flying at altitudes from 28,500 to 29,000. Several white puffs observed above our A/C. Inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Kaldenkirchen and Tilburg.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION.

A/C 484: Capt. E. M. Lockhart (P), 1st Lt. N. A. Daniels (CP), 1st Lt. Granville E. Williams (N), 1st Lt. R. P. Sherwin (B), S/Sgt. J. P. Holbrook, T/Sgt. Ted Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. George Serafin, John Husick, V. O. Miller, C. W. Raphoon.

A/C 073: 1st Lt. H. H. Evers (P), 2nd Lt. R. S. Roberts (CP), 2nd Lt. B. D. Moore (N), 2nd Lt. Wifred P. Conlon (B), Sgt. M. Rallis, T/Sgt. J. Capron, S/Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, Sgt. L. W. Bryant, Sgt. J. H. Clifton, S/Sgt. T. C. Young.

6 November 1943 – S/Sgt. Harold E. Wingate, 33225630, assigned and joined Squadron. Sgt. Peters, 12030250, duty to DS, Bovingdon.

Sgt. Knight, 15089195, duty to DS, RAF Station Cranwell, effective Nov3. S/Sgt. Burns, 36335567, transferred to HQ. 401st Bomb Group.

2nd Lts. McAdams (MIA, 3 Nov) Peacock (MIA, 3 Nov) appointed 1st Lts effective 1 November 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Lecture on Log Keeping         3 Radar Operators       3:00 man-hours.

    Liaison Equipment Lecture      2 Radar Operators       2:00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  1 Radar Operator        1:00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                   3 Pilots                3:30 man-hours.

    Target Identification          9 B’diers & Navs        9:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture               30 Gunners              30:00 man-hours.

    Engineering Lecture            8 Combat crew           8:00 man-hours.

    Operation Lecture             26 Combat crew          26:00 man-hours.

    Formation Flying Lecture     26 Combat crew           26:00 man-hours.

    Security and S-2 Lecture     18 Combat crew           27:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C on a local flight for a total time of 3>00 hours.

7 November 1943 – 2nd Lts. John D. Davis (P), O-800845; Allan N. Morey (CP), O-680485; Walter G. Quarve (B), O-670242; John W. Ryan (N), O-750255; Frank D. Turk (P), O-574651; Frank L. Varva,

O-683216; Franklin Whitcomb (CP), O-746237;F/O Thomas J. Capparell (B), T-1330; S/Sgt. Duard K. Nowlin, 18122473; Sgts. Robert O. Duncan, 35366481, Neil (NMI) Gillis, 34393026, Thomas C. Lardin, 13156261, Rudolph (NMI) Malkin, 33377879, George A. Parrish, 14164428, Norman V. Pero, 32548143, Dobald C. Stairs,13090021,

Assigned and joined Squadron from 2900th CCRC.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Operations Lecture               20 Combat crew          40:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C formation flying for a total time of 6 hours and 30 minutes. 1 A/C local flight for a total time of 45 minutes.

MISSION TO WESEL, GERMANY.

A/C #        TOT           ALT AT TARGET             BOMBS ON TARGET

073-----------------------Abortive sortie.--------------------------------------------

060-----------------------Abortive sortie.---------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved. 10/10 undercast.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: One single engine enemy fighter seen.

FLAK: En route meager inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Egmond, Einkhuizen. Meager, inaccurate flak at the target for our A/C at 27,000 feet. En route back, meager inaccurate flak bursts were reported from vicinities of Venlo, Antwerp and Flushing.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 073: Lt. C. R. Phillips (P), Lt. W. B. Smith (CP), Lt. J. M. Hexum (N), Lt. J. A. Graham (B), T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, W. B. Neal, S/Sgts. C. R. Zimmerman, R. L. Jackson, Anthony Dannucci.

A/C 060: Lt. M. H. Jewett (P), F/O P. C. McDuffee (CP), Lt. J. G. Stuart (N), Lt. J. C. Welman (B), T/Sgts. W. C. King, W. E. Neal, Sgt. A. G. Romulis, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, S. P. Resko, F. H. Lenke.

Sgt. J. L. Zeigler flying in A/C 774---323rd Squadron.

8 November 1943 – 1st Lt. G. E. Williams transferred to 2900 CCRC Gp (Bomb) provisional. S/Sgts. Dale (NMI) Jackson 37262537, Robert A, Wood, 37261179, Sgt. Joseph B. Brennan, 38312531, Edmund J. Vogler, 12154329, assigned and joined Squadron from 2900th CCRC.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Gee Trainer                    3 Navigators           9:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition               26 Combat crew         26:00 man-hours.

    Operations Lecture            16 New Crew            48:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                    3 Gunners              3:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                   5 Pilots               5:00 man-hours.

   Bomb Trainer                    3 Bombardiers          3:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  6 Radar Operators      9:30 man-hours.

    Radio Test and Lecture         4 Radar Operators     10:00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                  3 Radar Operators      6:00 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture              2 Radar Operators      3:00 man-hours.

    PW & Security Lecture         16 Combat crew         32:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C high altitude formation flight, total time 8.00 hours.

9 November 1943 – Capt. Lockhart, 1st lt. Sherwin, S/Sgts. V. O. Miller, Raphoon, Serafin, transferred to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, RAF Station 591. S/Sgt. C. E. Allen transferred to Hq. 401st Bomb Group, this station.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                  3 Pilots              3:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             8 Gunners             4:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 6 Radar Operators     8:15 man-hours.

    Radio Test and Review         1 Radar Operator      3:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification        14 B’diers. & Navs.   14:00 man-hours.

    Operational Lecture          40 Combat crew        80:00 man-hours.

    Engineering Lecture          50 Combat crew        75:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery instruction          16 Gunners            48:00 man-hours.

    Bombing Lecture              10 Bombardiers        10:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flying high altitude formation , locally for a total time of 6.00 hours.

10 November 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Code Practice                6 Radar Operators     11:30 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                1 Radar Operator        :15 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer & Lecture    1 Radar Operator       2:45 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                  7 Navigators           7:00 man-hours.

    Target Ident.               11 B’diers & Navs.     11:00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              3 Combat crew          3:00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                  3 Gunners              3:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                 3 Pilots               3:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture & Train.    10 Gunners              30:00 man-hours.

    Bombing Lecture              8 Bombardiers           8:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 7 A/C flew locally on a high altitude formation practice flight for a total of 15 hours and 20 minutes.

11 November 1943 – 1 Major, 2 Capts., 1 1st lt. 20 2nd Lts. and 33 EM of 401st Bomb Group attached 9 November 1943. 1 2nd Lt. and 10 EM of 401st Bomb Group attached 10 November 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Lecture on Radio Equipment   1 Radar Operator     2:30 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture            4 Radar Operators    6:00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                5 Radar Operators    5:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instruction         14 Gunners           28:00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                 2 Pilots             1:30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 2 hours. 3 A/C flew high altitude formation flight for 8.5 hours.

MISSION TO WESEL, GERMANY

Recalled.

Squadron supplied 3 A/C for this mission.

NO CREDIT GIVEN FOR THIS MISSION.

12 November 1943 – 1st Lt. Attached from 401st Bomb Group effective 9 November.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Spotlight Trainer            2 Gunners             1:00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                 3 Pilots              3:00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                 3 Bombardiers         3:00 man-hours.

    Clothing & Equipment Lec.   22 Combat crew        44:00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instruction & Lec.  22 Combat crew        24:00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

13 November 1943 – M/Sgt. C. O. Pierce duty to 49 Station Hosp.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                 4 Pilots              4:30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                2 Radar Operators     2:45 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                  4 Gunners             2:00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN: Recalled.

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission.

NO CREDIT GIVEN FOR THIS MISSION.

14 November 1943 – 2nd Lt Villanova transferred to Hq. 1st Combat Wing, this Station.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: None.

15 November 1943 – 2nd Lt. Brown duty to DS Hq. 8th Bomber Command. 13 2nd Lts., 2 F/O’s. 16 EM of 401st Bomb Group attached.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                2 Pilots              2:00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer          12 Gunners             6:00 man-hours.

    Skeet                       7 Combat crew        14:00 man-hours.

    Target Identification      10 B’diers. & Navs.   10:00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 3 hours. 4 A/C flew locally, formation flight for 6 hours and 45 minutes.

 16 November 1943 – Lt. Pope, O-736604, Hospital to duty. Pvt. Harold P. Savarese, 6924950, (Ordnance), Pvt. Bergen E. Dalley, 32915890, (Ordnance), Pvt. Raymond B. Mitchell, 6849637, (Ordnance) assigned and joined from 14th RCD.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Bomb Trainer                1 Bombardier         1:00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                5 Pilots             5:00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO KNABEN, GERMANY.

Squadron supplied 4 A/C for this mission (Abortive sortie.)

No bombs dropped.

BOMBING RESULTS: None for this group.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 2 to 15 E/A were reported, these consisted of Me 109’s, 2 Me 110’s and a few FW 190’s.

FLAK: meager, inaccurate AA fire reported from vicinities of Eigeroen, Epersund, Stapnes and Raegefjord.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 729: Capt. J. H. McPartlin Major C. G. Gillespie, Lt. B. D. Moore, Capt. W. E. Sticklen, S/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgts. J. B. Brannan, J. H. Clifton, S/Sgt. Anthony Dannucci, Lt. John Gelles.

A/C 073: Lt. M. H. Jewett, F/O P. G. McDuffee, Lt. J. W. Ryan, Capt. J. W. Maupin, (401st Bomb Group), T/Sgts. W. G. King, W. B. Neal, S/Sgts. Joseph York, Elmer Weaver, S. P. Resko, F. H. Lenke, Jr.

A/C 767: Lts. H. H. Evers, R. S. Roberts, D. E. Shea, W. P. Conlon, S/Sgt. Andrew Beluschak, T/Sgt. J. A. Capron, S/Sgt. L. S. Kerr, Sgts. C. E. Comer, L. W. Bryant, S/Sgt. T. C. Young.

A/C 795: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, Sgts. Milton Rallis, B. W. Yeager, A. G. Romulis, D. R. Bartlett, M. R. Skiles, A. A. Senley.

17 November 1943 – Pvt. James J. Vignes, 34234294, assigned and joined from 39th Service Group this station. S/Sgt. Charles E. Allen,

15102666, attached from 401st Bomb Group.

GROUND SCHOOL:

   Code Practice                 1 Radio Operator       1:00 man-hour.

   Link Trainer                  5 Pilots               5:30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C locally for .40 hours. 5 A/C High Altitude Formation 17.30 Total hours.

18 November 1943 – 1st Lt. Ryan )-1548302 returned from Ds to B-17 Armament School at RAF Station Kirkham.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Harwell Trainer               3                     4.30 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture             1                     2.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 3                     2.15 man-hours.

FLYING: 6 A/C flew high altitude formation logging total of 21.00 hours.

19 November 1943 – 16 2nd Lts and 24 EM assigned from 381st Bomb Group Par1, SO 177, 91st Bomb Group.

2nd Lt. Irvin NMI Piancentini, O-801199 (P)

2nd Lt. John B. Britton III, O-808361 (CP)

2nd Lt. Bernard P. Hart, O-809599 (N)

2nd Lt. Freerick W. Merkert, O-682496 (B)

S/Sgt. Robert E. Gerstemeier, 13154279 (E)

S/Sgt. John L. Wolstenholme, 1315 4279 (R)

Sgt. Robert S. Miller 33361326 (AG)

Sgt. Robert M. Dodge, 3232 3023 (AE)

Sgt. Glenn G. Selter, 37499408 (TG)

Sgt. Harold J. Rhode 32765324 (AG)

2nd Lt. Charles L. Price, O-407372 (P)

2nd Lt. Philip R. Goynes, O-807417 (CP)

2nd Lt. Howard A. Groombridge,  O-809590 (N)

2nd Lt. Leo D. Godfrey, O-682573 (B)

S/Sgt. Joe Z. Cardwell, 38135046 (E)

S/Sgt. Roy E. Pruitt, 37237182 (R)

Sgt. Freeman A. Ford, 33357697 (AE)

Sgt. Robert J. Jackson, 16176372 (AG)

Sgt. George J. Valdes, 39034143 (AG)

Sgt. Hugh E. Winfree 34508772 (TG)

2nd Lt. Frank C. Ammann, O-681290 (P)

2nd Lt. Harold E. Kirby, O-808430 (CP)

2nd Lt. Harold A. Levin, O-809653 (N)

2nd Lt. Patrick H. McNulty, O-741737 (B)

S/Sgt. John J. Lacorrazza, 32530815 (E)

Sgt. Howard NMI Hornick, 12180330 (AE)

Sgt. Frank NMI Martin, 15329223 (AG)

Sgt. Wallace L. Sexton, 38444147 (TG)

Sgt. Elvin F. Kennedy, 18137532 (AG)

Pvt. Frank D. Bynon, Jr., 12144610 ®

1 Capt, 15 2nd Lts. and 32 EM (attached from 401st Bomb Group for Training) relieved from temporary duty and returned to their organization.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                 3                  3.15 man-hours.

    Wing Network                 1                  1.00 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer              1                  1.00 man-hour.

    H/F Lecture                  1                  1.00 man-hour.

    Code Practice                6                  6.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                 3                  3.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification       16                 16.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 6 A/C high altitude formation logging total of 22.00 hours.

20 November 1943 – Sgt. Faber H. Cripps, 17066778, transferred to 441st Sub Depot (Class 1) Pfc. Harold R. Harding, 14061719, assigned and joined from 364th Service Squadron, 39th Service Group.

Pfc. Edward F. Skippa, 32077541, assigned and joined from Hq. Squadron, 39th Service Group.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Clothing and Equipment Lecture   20                 40.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition             77                 77.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification            12                 12.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                      3                   3.00 man-hours.

    Division Network                  3                   3.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                     3                   3.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer                12                   6.00 man-hours.

21 November 1943 – 1 Major, 1 Captain, 2 1st Lts., 19 2nd Lts., 2 F/O, and 28 EM (attached from 401st Bomb Group for training.) relieved from temporary duty and returned to their organization.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: None.

22 November 1943 – Pfc. Walter, 35611016 from duty to detached service at classification School, Mardlesham, Suffolk.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Target Identification           18                 18 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                      4                  4 man-hours.

    Prisoner of War Lecture        140                140 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                     12                 12 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     5                  5.00 man-hours.

    Introductory Lecture            40                 40.00 man-hours.

    Operations Lecture              16                 16.00 man-hours.

    Articles of War and Sex Lecture to entire Squadron.

FLYING: None.

23 November 1943 – S/Sgt. Gibbs (hospital), 12132864, transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital, APO 557.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Aircraft Recognition            29                 29.00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class                 4                  4.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                      8                 16.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                     3                  3.00 man-hours.

    Liaison Tuning Lecture           1                  1.00 man-hour.

    Code Practice                    1                  1.00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                     3                  3.00 man-hours.

    Bombardiers Lecture             10                 10.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

24 November 1943 – Pvt. Joe NMI McMillen, 6964589, assigned and joined.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Gunnery Lecture                26                  26.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                     2                   2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    1                   1.00 man-hour.

    Radio Lecture                   7                  49.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   8                  12.15 man-hours.

    Wing Network                    1                   1.30 man-hours.

    Navigation Lecture              6                   6.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 8 A/C high altitude formation logging 32.00 hours.

25 November 1943 – S/Sgt. Rose (hospital), 13119165, transferred to Detachment of Patients, 49th Station Hospital, APO 557. Pvt. Cardile, 33326237, Pvt. Douglass, 14036335, transferred to 1st Station Complement Squadron, this station.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Code Practice                   6                   7.00 man-hours.

    Radio Instructions              8                   9.20 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition           43                  43.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    7                   7.30 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                     6                   6.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Class                  28                  28.00 man-hours.

    Escape Lecture                140                 140 man-hours.

    Target Identification          18                  18 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting                 10                  10 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C local gunnery mission 2.00 hours. 8 A/C high altitude formation logging total of 9.00 hours.

SOCIAL: Party for EM at Red Cross Aero Club this station 20:30 to 23.30 hours. Music by base Orchestra. AAAF, civilian and Land Army girls as guests.

Real nice Thanksgiving Day dinner.

26 November 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                   5                    5.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                3                    5.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  8                    8.00 man-hours.

    H/F Organization Lecture       4                    3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN.

Squadron supplied 8 A/C for this mission.

A/C #           TOT               ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

767-------------Aborted----------------------------------------------------------------

079             1205              25,500 ft             8x500    20 IB

073             1220              26,000 ft             8x500    20 IB

729-------------Aborted---Bombs Jettisoned--------------------------------------

679             1220              25,600 ft             8x500    20 IB

187             1221              28,000 ft             8x500    20 IB

795             1230              22,000 ft             8x500    20 IB

771             1220              26,700 ft             8x500    20 IB

BOMBING RESULTS: Pathfinder job results could not be observed.

ENEMY FIGHTERS: No attacks made on our formation.

FLAK: An intense but inaccurate AA barrage experienced at target.

CASUALTIES: None.

UNUSUAL INCIDENTS: A/C 795 was forced to ditch in North Sea off Great Yarmouth – ditching successful, no one injured, crew picked up by Air Sea Rescue and returned to base.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION:

A/C 079: 2nd Lts. Charles A. Guinn, Kenneth W. Fallek, Robert J. Hornbeck, Sidney NMI Edelstein, S/Sgt. Harold E. Wingate, Sgt. Charles W. Dyer. S/Sgt. Bert A. Stieler, Sgts. William E. Rasmussen, John NMI Hinds, Gerald E. McDowell.

A/C 073: 2nd Lts. Julius D. C. Anderson, Horace C. Nichols, Joe G. Stuart, James A. Graham, S/Sgts. Jewel C. Maddox, Donald R. Bartlett, Derwood A. Briggs, Maurice F. Skiles, Albert G. Romulus, Aldrich A. Seeley.

A/C 679: 2nd Lts. William F. Gibbons, Clyde P. McCallum, Donald E. Shea, Wendell W. Quattlebaum, Sgts. John R. Parsons, Alex P. Fontecchie (324th), Sgts. Paul h. Goecke, Robert C. Ginsberg, Clarence R. Bateman, Julius W. Edwards.

A/C 187: 2nd Lts. John D. Davis, Allan N. Morey, Frank I. Varva, Walter G. Quarve, S/Sgt. Robert A. Wood, Sgt. George A. Parrish, S/Sgt. Duard K. Nowlin, Sgts. Robert O. Duncan, Joseph B. Brennan, Rudolph NMI Malkin.

A/C 795: 1st lt. Bob NMI Tibbets, Jr., 2nd Lt. Alex NMI Ellerman, III, 2nd Lts. Leo T. Sharum, Richard A. Wertheim, Sgts. James W. Brady, Charles E. Clark, T/Sgt. Garner NMI Walters (322nd), Sgts. Dana E. Morse, Walter J. Davis, Woodrow W. Tressler.

A/C 771: 2nd Lts. Frank D. Turk, Franklin F. Whitcomb, Harold A. Levin, F/O Thomas J. Capparell, S/Sgt. Dale NMI Jackson, Sgt. Norman V. Pero, S/Sgt. Dominic NMI Zurella (324th), Sgts. Edmund J. Vogler, Thomas C. Lardin, Neil NMI Gillis.

2nd Lt. Robert S. Roberts piloted A/C 29947 with 322nd crew – gets credit for mission.

1st Lt. Francis A. Porada flew as tail gunner in 482nd PFF A/C 23492 – gets credit for mission.

27 November 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Gee Trainer                   5                   5.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification        21                  21.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture              21                  21.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition         59                  59.00 man-hours.

    Operational Lecture          50                  50.00 man-hours.

    Engineering Lecture          24                  36.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                   7                  14.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               1                   1.00 man-hour.

    Division Network              4                   4.00 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture             1                   1.30 man-hours

    Code Practice                 6                   7.00 man-hours.

28 November 1943 – NO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

GROUND SCHOOL: None.

FLYING: None.

29 November 1943 – Cpl. McCullough (hospital).  16036335, transferred to Detachment of patients, 30 General Hospital, APO 514.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Target Identification         3                   3.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                  3                   3.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 6                   6.30 man-hours.

    Liaison Lecture               4                   2.15 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               2                   2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  4                   4.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1.45 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 2.00 hours. 6 A/C flew on mission which was called back and no credit allowed.

30 November 1943 – 2nd Lt. Frank l. Butler, O-678157 (CP), 2nd Lt James R. Dempsey. O-672042, (CP), assigned and joined Squadron.

2nd Lt. Smith, O-677606, duty to leave (7 days) Standbridge Earls’ Rest Home.

GROUND SCHOOL:

    Link Trainer                  6                   6.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               5                   7.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery Lecture              18                  36.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 7 A/C on mission which was abandoned – no sortie credit.

401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by 1st Lt. Charles Albidress

December 1, 1943 – 1st Lt. Tibbets, O-393088. 2nd Lt. Ellerman, O-805419, 2nd Lt. Sharum, O-739225, 2nd Lt. Werthein, O-679419, duty to 7 days leave at Standbridge Earls’ Rest Home. 2nd Lt. John E. LaFontin, O-746377, (P), 2nd Lt. Harold C. Demody, O-682822, (CP), Lt. Frank T. Keneley Jr., O-683187, (N), 2nd Lt. James M. Donigan, O-676443, (B), Sgt. Samuel L. Sommers Jr., 37212317, (E), Sgt. Daniel S. Abeles, 32583296, ®,Sgt. Richard D. Libby, 13093837, (AE), Sgt. Roy H. Brown, 17128036, (AR), Sgt. Maurice P. LaCasse, 11017397, Sgt. Donald E. Schwab, 32741038, (AG).

2nd Lt. Roy J. Griesbach, O-742315, (P), 2nd Lt. John R. Simonson, O-678776, (N), 2nd Lt. Charles R. Peck, O-686591, (CP), 2nd Lt. John H. Piland, O-738663, (B), T/Sgt. Emil J. Viskocil, 37175020, (E), Pfc. Robert C. Hartford, 31218317, ®, S/Sgt. Harry V. Lane, 13102799, (AE), S/Sgt. Harry R. Small, 32394432, (AR), S/Sgt. Ralph E. Rigaud, 32493822, (G), S/Sgt. John D. Hammer, 32515039, (AG).

2nd Lt. Lester F. Rentmeester, O-742603, (P), 2nd Lt. William W. Behrend, O-686535, (CP), 2nd Lt. Robert N. Roberts, O-807933, (N), 2nd Lt. Joseph T. Ashby, O-743923, (B), Sgt. Elmer A. Diethorn, 13085324, (E), Sgt. Ward E. Simonson, 12172280, ®, Sgt. Gilbert M. Cloyd, 35509117, (AE), Sgt. Frank NMI Topitz, 16170306, (AR), Sgt. Gordon A. Wiggett, 31197624, Sgt. Phillip F. Lunt, 39550731, (AG0.

2nd Lt. Howard F. Weber, O-804436, (P), 2nd Lt. John C. Flinn Jr., O-750782, (CP), 2nd Lt. Earl R. Hedstrom, O-809361, (N), 2nd Lt. Donald T. Weiss, O- 746635,(B), S/Sgt. Louie R. Holland, 39252650, ®, S/Sgt. Willis J. Kaltenbach, 33363787, (E), Sgt. James R. Marshall, 35638792, (AE), S/Sgt. Eugene J. Letalien, 11010343, (AR), Sgt. John R. Paget, 39552894, (G), Pvt. Russell R. Ruth,13008178, (AG).

2nd Lt. Sam L. Evans, O-681363, (P), 2nd Lt. Richard W. Thompson, O-751576, (CP), 2nd Lt. Harold NMI Levin, O-683915, (N), 2nd Lt. Thomas W. Harper, O-699589, (B), Sgt> Richard R. Saffell, 37220975, (E), Sgt. Phillip J. Del Torto, 32539319, ®, Sgt. Milburn K. Delong, 13067929, (AE), Alfred A. Scelza, 31145548, (AR), S/Sgt. Robert N. Kasch, 32464085, (AG), Sgt. Robert J. Schupp, 31280245, (AG).

Five above crews assigned and joined from 8th AF Replacement Depot per Par 1, SO 184, 91st Bomb Group effective November 30, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                       5                    6.00 man-hours.

    Procedure Lec. & Code Practice     4                    6.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                      3                    4.15 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                        2                    2.00 man-hours.

Flying: 1 A/C flew on local formation mission for 3.00 hours.

MISSION TO LEVERKUSEN , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #             TOT            ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

803              1203             25,000 ft            8x500   20 IB

679              1201             25,400 ft            8x500   20 IB

729              1203             25,100 ft            8x500   20 IB

490              1203             26,700 ft            8x500   20 IB

060------Missing in action.-------------------------------------------------

767------Aborted.------------------------------------------------------------

187------Aborted.------------------------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to undercast.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: 40 to 50 were sighted among those were FW 190’s, Me 109’s with one or two Me 110’s and FW 189’s. Most attacks were delivered from 12:00 O’clock and were concentrated on the low squadron of this Group and the Group ahead.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate fire was reported in vicinity of Antwerp , Turnout, Eindhove , and Aachen. AA fire at target was meager to intense for our aircraft at 25 to 27,000 feet. White puffs were reported above the A/C.

CASUALTIES: 11 missing in action.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:

A/C 803: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, L. S. Stuart, J. S. O'Looney, S/Sgt. J. L. Wolstenholme, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, A. A. Seeley, R. L. Youker, M. F. Skiles.

A/C 679: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, W. E. Quattlebaum, S/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, Sgts. J. R. Parsons, O. D. Phillips Jr., P. H. Goecke, C. R. Bateman, S/Sgt. B. W. Yeager.

A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, R. A. Thompson, J. W. Ryan, J. M. Hexum, S/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgts. J. York, E. Walsh Jr., R. L. Jackson, A. Dannucci, Jr.

A/C 490: Lts. R. S. Roberts, F. F. Whitcomb, H. A. Levin, F/O T. J. Capparell, Sgt. D. C. Stairs, T/Sgt. F. G. Seaver, Sgt H. H. Rhode, S/Sgts. D. J. Aldrich, J. H. Clifton, Sgt. T. C. Lardin.

MISSING IN ACTION: S/Sgt Nick J. Nicoletti flying in A/C 511, 322nd also missing in action.

A/C 060: Lts. C. A. Guinn, K. W. Fallek, R. J. Hornbeck, S. NMI Edelstein, S/Sgt. B. A. Stieler, Sgts. H. E. Wingate, W. E. Rasmussen, G. E. McDowell, C. E. Comer, C. W. Dyer.

December 2, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer                1              1.00 man-hour.

    Link Trainer                   4              3.45 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  9             12.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                    6             12.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification         14             14.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer              7              3.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew cross-country for.25 hours. 4 A/C flew locally for total logged time of 8.00 hours. 1 A/C flew on camera bombing mission for 2.00 hours.

December 3, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification         14              14.00 man-hours.

    Gunnery                       75              75.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                   3               3.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  1               1.00 man-hour.

    Harwell Trainer                2               2.00 man-hours.

    Code Check                     7               9.30 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 4, 1943 – Major Gillespie promoted to Lt. Col. Effective November 27, 1943 per Par 5, SO 321, 8th AF dated November 27, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   2               2.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                    2               2.00 man-hours.

    Radio Instruction             10              56.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew high altitude cross-country for 2,30 hours. 4 A/C flew high altitude formation gunnery mission, total time logged 12.00 hours. 6 A/C flew high altitude formation for total logged time of14.30 hours.

December 5, 1943 – Capt. Walker (medical) transferred to Hq. 91st Bomb Group effective December 4, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: MISSION TO PARIS , FRANCE .

Squadron supplied 2 A/C and four crews for this mission.

A/C #         TOT             ALT AT TARGET          BOMBS ON TARGET

639 (323rd) No bombs dropped as all targets were overcast.

073         No bombs dropped as all targets were overcast.

729         No bombs dropped as all targets were overcast.

736 (324th) No bombs dropped as all targets were overcast.

BOMBING RESULTS: No bombs dropped due to overcast.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: None encountered – good fighter support.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIE:

A/C 073: Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Col. C. K. Wurzbach, Capt. S. M. Slaton (GP), T/Sgt. W. C. Darden, Lt. B. D. Moore, T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgts. M. F. Skiles, J. D. Aldrich, T/Sgt. G. G. Seaver, Lt. F. L. Butler.

A/C 073: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgts. A. Beluschak, J. A. Wood, S/Sgts. A. G. Romulis, D. R. Bartlett, Sgt. P. C. Bara, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley.

A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. R. Dempsey, A. M. Hexum, J. D. Pope, S/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, Sgt. C. J. Cameron, (324th), S/Sgts. R. L. Jackson, A. Dannucci, E. Walsh.

A/C 736: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, W. E. Quattlebaum, Sgts. C. R. Bateman, J. W. Edwards, P. H. Boecke.

December 6, 1943 – Lt. Daniels, O-733619 duty to 7 days leave at Standbridge Earls’ Rest home.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Shadowgraph                      5                 2.30 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                     2                 2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     4                 4.00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                   10                70.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                    7                 8.45 man-hours.

    Gunnery Instruction & Lecture   40                80.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 7, 1943 – 2nd Lt. Charles L. Diamond, O-861050, (Communications Officer) assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division.

2nd lt. Moore, O-678650, promoted to 1st Lt. effective November 29, 1943 per Par 23, SO 333, ETOUSA, dated November 29, 1943.

S/Sgt. Brady, 33251021, S/Sgt. Clark, 15233194, S/Sgt. Davis, 36635837, S/Sgt. Morse, 15320654, S/Sgt. Tressler, 12139879, duty to 7 days leave at Moulsford Manor Rest home.

2nd Lt. George H. Heiling, O-681088, (CP), 2nd Lt. William P. Richards, O-741369. (B), 2nd Lt. James A. Rogers, O-680719, (CP), S/Sgt. Fred B. Kirby, 18045934, Cpl. Kenneth P. Fiigen, 32393998, Cpl. Martin NMI Goldberg, 12049946, assigned and joined from 1st CCRC.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Gee Trainer                   6                  6.00 man-hours.

    POW Lecture                  48                 60.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                   7                 14.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer            10                  5.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  8                  8.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 4                  6.15 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 8, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Harwell Trainer                  5               4.15 man-hours.

    Radio Test & Code Check          1               1.00 man-hours.

    Division Network                 3               4.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   14              20.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice & Procedure Lec.   1               1.15 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition            42              42.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                     4               4.15 man-hours.

    Film for “A” Crew.               3               3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 9, 1943 – 1st lt. Tibbets, O-393088, 2nd Lt. Ellerman, O-805419, 2nd Lt. Sharum, O-739225, 2nd Lt. Wertheim, O-679419, to 7 days leave to Standbridge Earls’ Rest Home.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                     3               2.00 man-hours.

    Code & Harwell Trainer           3               7.30 man-hours.

    Radio Network                    3               4.30 man-hours.

    SOS Procedure                    1               1.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   16              22.45 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition            62              62.00 man-hours.

    Bombardier Lecture              12              12.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 10, 1943 – Capt. Sticklen, O-732683, transferred to Hq., 91st Bomb Group, this station.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                     4               4.00 man-hours.

    Aircraft Recognition            21              21.00 man-hours.

    Bombardiers Lecture              6               6.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                  2               3.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   13              16.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew in local formation flight for 2.30 hours. 3 A/C flew in cross-country formation flight for total of 4.15 hours. 3 A/C flew local formation for 6.00 total logged time.

December 11, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   6                 6.30 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  1                 1.30 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture              1                 1.15 man-hours.

    Lecture on Transmitter         4                 4.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  6                 9.30 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C on camera bombing mission for 2.00 hours.

MISSION TO EMDEN , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #               TOT          ALT AT TARGET       BOMBS ON TARGET

187                1243           22,400 ft            41x100 IB

771                1311*          24,000 ft            42x100 IB

079                1243.5         22,300 ft            42x100 IB

767                1243.5         23,100 ft            42x100 IB

679                1242           23,600 ft            42x100 IB

073                1243           22,500 ft            41x100 IB

729------Aborted.-------------------------------------------------------------

BOMBING RESULTS: Good results were reported. Hits in target area and a high column of yellow smoke reported. Two large fires observed in NW section of town as well as hits on the RR dock. Heavy concentration of bursts with flames and high spirals of smoke in the Eastern part of the city especially around Faldern Basin .

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Only four observed, among them Me 109’s and FW 190’s, only one attack by a FW 190 was experienced by this, P-51, P-38 and P-47 support effective.

FLAK: Enroute to target, meager, inaccurate fire experienced from vicinities of Baltrum and Langedoc Islands . At target fire was moderate and accurate for our aircraft. Whitered and Black bursts reported coming from Ems Basin and Groningan.

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:

A/C 187: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. A. Wood, J. B. Brennan, G. A. Parrish, R. O. Duncan, Sgt. J. L. Ziegler.

A/C 771: Tacked on to 351st Group and went over target with it. Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, F. T. Keneley, F. W. Merkert, T/Sgt> D. C. Stairs, Sgt. D. Jackson, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, N. Gillis, Cpl. N. V. Pero, S/Sgt. T. C. Lardin.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, F. L. Butler, J. R. Sinonson, J. S. O’Looney, Sgt. D. S. Abeles, S/Sgt. Orlando Puntero, Sgts. O. D. Phillips, F. J. Deary, A. W. Truesdale, S. J. Pogan.

A/C 767: Lts. R. S. Roberts, S. L. Evans, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. W. B. Neal, J. York, E. Weaver, J. H. Clifton, F. H. Lenke.

A/C 679: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, W. W. Quattlebaum, S/Sgts. J. P. Armstrong, J. R. Parsons, Sgt. D. E. Schwab, S/Sgts. C. R. Bateman, J. W. Edwards, P. H. Goecke.

A/C 073: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, Sgts. W. Simonson, R. J. Jackson, F. A. Ford, J. Hinda, H. E. Winfree.

December 12, 1943 – 1st Lt. Smart promoted to Captain effective December 1, 1943, Par 19, SO 335, ETOUSA dated December 1, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: None.

December 13, 1943 – 2nd lt. Wellman, O-732340, promoted to 1st Lt. effective November 30, 1943.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                             6              6.30 man-hours.

    Code, Harwell Trainer & Procedure Lec.   5             25.00 man-hours.

    Code                                     2              2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN , GERMANY .

Squadron supplied 7 A/C and 9 crews for this mission.

A/C #           TOT               ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

484            1204                28,000 ft           42x100 IB

505 (324th)    1205                27,400 ft            8x500  20 IB

804 (322nd)    1203                27,400 ft            8x500  20 IB

187            1205                27,900 ft           42x100  IB

729            1204                28,000 ft           42x100  IB

771            1204.5              27,600 ft           42x100  IB

767            1204                27,500 ft           42x100  IB

073            1204                28,000 ft           42x100  IB

079            1204                28,000 ft           42x100  IB

BOMBING RESULTS: General unobserved, 10/10 overcast.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Only four seen – no combats.

FIGHTER SUPPORT: Reported to be exceptionally good. P-47’s escorted from IP to channel.

FLAK: Meager, Inaccurate fire reported from vicinities of Neuwark Island , Alta Mellum, and Wesermunde. At target fire was moderate and accurate. Several white puffs observed. Leaving the target meager, inaccurate fire was experienced from Den Helder and Southern tip of Texel Island .

CASUALTIES: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH SORTIES:
A/C 484: Capt. J H. McPartlin, Lt. Col. C. G. Gillespie, Lt. B. D. Moore, Capt. W. E Sticklen, F/O P. G. McDuffee, T/Sgts. W. C. Darden, T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgt. J. York, Lt. Col. B. K. Voorhees, Observer.

A/C 505: Lts. F. D. Turk, F. F. Whitcomb, H. Levin, J. T. Ashby, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, Sgt. D. Jackson, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, C. Lardin, N. Gillis, Cpl. N. V. Pero.

A/C 804: Lts. W. F. Gibbons, C. P. McCallum, D. E. Shea, W. E. Quattlebaum, S/Sgts. W. O. Douponce, J. R. Parsons, A. G. Romulis, P. H. Goecke, C. R. Bateman, J. W. Edwards.

A/C 187: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. A. Wood, J. B. Brennan, Sgt. J. L. Ziegler, S/Sgts. G. A. Parrish, R. O. Duncan.

A/C 729: Lts. C. R. Phillips, J. E. LaFontin, J. M. Hexum, J. D. Pope, S/Sgt. G. W. Boyle, T/Sgt. M. E. Painter, S/Sgts. A. Dannucci, E. Walsh,  R. L. Jackson, Sgt. P. C. Bara.

A/C 771: Lts. F. C. Ammann, H. E. Kirby, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty. Sgt. F. D. Bynon, S/Sgt. J. J. Lacorrazza, Sgts. I. F. Kennedy, W. L. Sexton, H. Hornick, F. Martin.

A/C 767: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, S/Sgts. R. E. Pruitt, J. Z. Cardwell, Sgt. R. J. Jackson, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley, Sgt. F. A. Ford, S/Sgt. John Hinda.

A/C 073: Lts. I. Piancentini, J. B. Britton III, B. P. Hart, F. W. Merkert, S/Sgts. F. R. Kirby, R. E. Gerstemeier, Sgts. S. L. Sommers, G. G. Setter, R. S. Miller, R. M. Dodge.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, J. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, S/Sgts. J. P. Armstrong, O. Puntorno, Sgts  C. D. Phillips, S. J. Pogan, F. J. Deary, A. W. Truesdale.

December 14, 1943 – T/Sgt. James M. Lomasney, 10600649, S/Sgt. Leslie R. Hinds, 38106250, S/Sgt. Richard H. Klamm, 17091632, assigned and joined from 323rd Bomb Squadron, this station.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   2               2.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  4               4.00 man-hours.

    Code Lecture                   1               2.30 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 11              12.45 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                1               1.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 15, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                    5              5.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  16             15.00 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture               3              3.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                 2              2.00 man-hours.

    High Frequency Lecture          7              7.00 man-hours.

    Code Check                      1              1.00 man-hour.

FLYING: None.

TRANSCRIBERS NOTE: At this point, the person preparing these Daily Reports changed from 1st Lt. Nilson to Capt Davison.

December 16, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Radio Network                    3             3.00 man-hours.

    Code and W/T Procedures          9            11.15 man-hours.

    Code Practice                    3             4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                  3             3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: MISSION TO BREMEN , GERMANY . (See Mission sheet attached.) (Transcribers Note: I tried repeatedly to make a more readable copy, but was unsuccessful.)

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #      TOT                   ALT AT TARGET      BOMBS ON TARGET

505       1312                     25,500 ft         8x500 & 21 IB’s

053       1312                     26,500 ft         8x500 & 18 IB’s

167       1312                     (unreadable)      8x500 & 21 IB’s

729       1313                     26,700 ft         8x500 & 21 IB’s

079       1313                     26,300 ft         8x500 & 21 IB’s

767       1312.5                   24,000 ft         8x500 & 21 IB’s

BOMBING RESULTS: (Unreadable)

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: (Unreadable)

FLAK: (Unreadable)

CASUALTIES: None. CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 505: Lt. H. H. Evers was pilot, other crewmember names unreadable.

A/C 073: Lt. J. D. C. Anderson piloted this aircraft, other crewmember names unreadable.

A/C 167: Lts. J. F. Davis, A. H. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, R. A. Wood, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, Sgt. J. P. Ziegler, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, Sgt. P. J. Bara.

A/C 729: Lt. C. R. Phillips piloted this A/C, other crewmember names unreadable.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, S/Sgt. J. F. Armstrong, Sgt. Orlando Puntorno, Sgt. O. D. Phillips, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan, F. J. Deary, A. W. Truesdale.

A/C 767: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. R. E. Pruitt, J. E. Cardwell, Sgt. Frank Topitz, S/Sgts. H. E. Winfree, John Hinda, Sgt. F. A. Ford.

December 17, 1943 – Sgt. Edward Haller, 36054769, transferred to Hq. & Hq. Squadron, 1st Bomb Division.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  4             4.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 6             6.30 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture             6             3.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               4             4.00 man-hours.

    Code Check                   14            14.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              87            87.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification        21            21.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                  1             1.00 man-hour.

    Shadowgraph                   9             4.30 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                   6            12.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 18, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  1             1.00 man-hour.

    Radio Network                 3             3.00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                12             6.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 5             6.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             8             4.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              86            86.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                12             6.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               4             4.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification        17            17.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 19, 1943 – Cpl. Dormancy, 10600681, to DS Burttonwood.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew cross-country for total logged time of 8.30 hours.

2 A/C flew locally for total logged time of 6.00 hours. 3 A/C flew Air Sea Rescue Mission for total of 12.00 hours.

December 20, 1943 – 2nd Lts. Anderson, O-802694, R. S. Roberts, O-678328, J. W. Ryan, O-750255, Smith, O-677606, Stuart, O-673833, promoted to 1st Lts. effective December 15, 1943, per Par   SO #    Hq/

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                  4                4.15 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 3                3.45 man-hours.

    Radio Network                 2                2.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                   7               14.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               3                3.00 man-hours,

    Radio Lecture                 7                4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew locally for 1.00 hour. 1 A/C flew high altitude gunnery and bombing mission 2.45 hours. 2 A/C flew cross-country

Logging total time of 5.00 hours.

MISSION TO BREMEN (See Mission Report attached)

Squadron supplied 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #       TOT           ALT AT TARGET             BOMBS ON TARGET

484        1146 hrs        28,000 ft                  12x500

079        1147 hrs        27,800 ft                  12x500

073        1147 hrs        27,600 ft                  12x500

729        1147 hrs        27,700 ft                  12x500

679        1147 hrs        28,000 ft                  12x500

187        1147 hrs        28,000 ft                  12x500

767        1147 hrs        27,700 ft                  12x500

BOMBING RESULTS: This group bombed on ?TF, and it is believed that bombs fell at or near Delmenhorst , a few miles short of the target. However, crews in Composite Group are certain some of their bombs fell in Northwestern edge of target.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Up to 17 E/A reported for period just before target to point of leaving enemy territory at Juist Island, ten of them being single engine fighters, FW 190’s and Me 209’s and seven being twin engine fighters, Ju 88’s and Me 110’s. Attacks were concentrated on stragglers. Twin engine fighters were observed firing rockets. Ju 87’s observed firing laterally at formation.

FIGHTER SUPPORT: P-47 escort exactly as briefed, from enemy coast to point just short of target, and described as good. Only 4 P-38’s seen while several P-51’s were reported.

FLAK: Meager, inaccurate AA fire experienced from South tip of Tassel Island . Moderate, accurate fire reported at Oldenburg and Delmenhorst . At target AA fire was intense and accurate. Leaving target, meager, inaccurate fire reported from vicinities of Hagen , Brake, Jade, Viral, Aurich, Ardhof, and Juist Islands .

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. L. S. Kerr received flak wound in right cheek.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 484: Lt. H. H. Evers, F/O P. G. McDuffee, Lts. F. T. Kenely, W. P. Conlon, T/Sgts. J. A. Capron, J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, L. W. Bryant, John Husick, Anthony Dannucci Jr., Observer Lt. Col. Burton K. Voorhees.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, S/Sgts. Orlando Puntorno, F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. J. P. Armstrong, S/Sgts. S. J. Pogan, Jr., C. D. Phillips, Jr., A. W. Truesdale.

A/C 073: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, F/O T. J. Capparell, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgt. Martin Goldberg, T/Sgt. F. R. Kirby, S/Sgt. Topitz, Sgts. K. F. Fiigen, P, C, Bara.

A/C 729: Lts. R. S. Roberts, F. L. Butler, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, T/Sgt. W. B. Neal, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgt. W. J. King, S/Sgts. Elmer Weaver, J. E. Clifton, G. H. Lenke, Jr.

A/C 679: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. J. Z. Cardwell, S/Sgt. F. A. Ford, T/Sgt. R. E. Pruitt, S/Sgts. R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, H. W. Winfree.

A/C 187: Lts. Bob Tibbetts, Alexander Ellerman III, L. T. Sharum, R. A. Wertheim, T/Sgt. J. W. Brady, S/Sgts. C. E. Clark, R. E. Kidder, D. E. Morse, W. J. Davis, W. W. Tressler.

A/C 767: Lts. H. F. Weber, J. C. Flinn, Jr., K. R. Hedstrom, D. T. Weiss, W. J. Kaltenbach, Sgts. J. R. Marshall, L. R. Holland, E. J. Letalien, D. R. Schwab, J. R. Paget.

MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 767 made a crash landing at Marshall Field near Cambridge . This was due to failure of three engines, two were damaged by Flak, the third had a fuel shortage. As a result of the crash the A/C received major damages but the crew was uninjured.

A/C 073 landed at Ludham due to fuel shortage.

December 21, 1943 – Sgt. Edward Haller, 36054769, assigned and joined from 1st Bomb Division.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                    2               2.00 man-hours.

    Lecture and Code Practice       8              10.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                   4               4.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                   3               3.00 man-hours.

FLYING: None.

December 22, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :   

    Link Trainer                    4               4.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                   4               4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                 3               3.00 man-hours.

    Code and Radio Lecture          9              11.15 man-hours.

FLYING: 2 A/C flew high altitude locally for total time logged of 4.00 hours.

MISSION TO OSNABRUCK ( Mission Report attached.)

December 23, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition               36              36.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                    3               2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                   4               4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                4               4.00 man-hours.

    Procedure Lecture             10              12.30 man-hours.

    Ditching Film                160             160.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer              3               3.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                   2               2.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                 10              12.30 man-hours.

    Code Check                     2               2.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/c flew locally for 2.40 hours. 6 A/C flew local formation flight for total logged time of 10.30 hours.

December 24, 1943 – Pvt. K. R. Aldrich, 39676997, assigned and joined from 323rd Bomb Squadron. S/Sgt. H. L. Edwards, 32141958 assigned and joined from 379th Bomb Group.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Code Practice                12               12.00 man-hours.

    Code and Lecture              6                7.30 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                   6               12.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                 4                4.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  4                4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C went on cross country high altitude formation bombing mission for total logged time of 16.00 hours.

MISSION TO ANDRES AIRDROME. (See Mission Report attached.)

MISSION AGAINST INSTALLATIONS IN FRANCE .

Squadron supplied 6 A/C for this mission.

A/C #          TOT             ALT AT TARGET        BOMBS ON TARGET

729           1338              20,000 ft             16 x 300

929           1337              20,000 ft             16 x 300

079           1337              20,000 ft             16 x 300

958------------Aborted----------------------------------------------------

892           1337              20,000 ft             16 x 300

771           1336.5            20,000 ft             16 x 300

BOMBING RESULTS: Most crew members believe bombing to be generally poor. A few are convinced that the southern part of Target area was hit.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: No enemy fighters encountered.

FIGHTER SUPPORT: Observed or deduced from contrails to be covering us from 1330 hours to 1356 hours.

FLAK: Moderate and accurate AA fire from enemy coast to within three miles of target. Bursts were both black and red. AA fire reported in vicinities of C Griz Nez, Marquise, Watten, St. Omer, and Calais .

CASUALTIES: S/Sgt. M. F. Skiles-flak wound in stomach. S/Sgt. T. C. Young-flak wound on right leg. Lt. Wendell Quattlebaum-flak wound in right cheek.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 729: Capt. J. H. McPartlin, Lt. Col. C. G. Gillespie, Lts. B. D. Moore, J. W. Ryan, J. M. Hexum, T/Sgt. T. R. Cetnarowski, S/Sgt. Joseph York, T/Sgts. G. W. Boyle, F. G. Seaver, S/Sgt. D, J, Aldrich, F/O P. G. McDuffee.

A/C 929: Lts. W. B. Smith, G. H. Heilig, W. P. Richards, F/O T. J. Capparelli, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgt. H. R. Harding, S/Sgts. F. B. Kirby, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda, Sgt. P. C. Bara.

A/C 079: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgt. J. C. Maddox, S/Sgt. D. R. Bartlett, T/Sgt. Andrew Baluschak, S/Sgts. M. F. Skiles, A. G. Romulis, A. A. Seeley.

A/C 892: Lts. H. H. Evers, Jr., R. J. Griesbach, B. P. Hart, W. P. Conlon, T/Sgt. J. A. Capron, S/Sgt. T, C. Young, T/Sgt. J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. R. H. Ginsberg, C. E. Clark, John Husick.

A/C 771: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. N. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve,

T/Sgt. R. A. Wood, S/Sgt. G. A. Parrish, T/Sgt. D. K. Nowlin, S/Sgts. R. O. Duncan, J. B. Brennan, J. L. Ziegler.

MISCELLANEOUS: All aircraft in this squadron were badly hit by flak.

December 25, 1943 – 2nd Lts. Davis , O-800845, Gibbons, O-802738, promoted to 1st Lts. effective 21 December. Sgt. William A. Grant, 38062126, assigned and joined from 8th AFRD.

GROUND SCHOOL : None.

December 26, 1943 – T/Sgt. Darden, 6950807, transferred to Hq. And Hq. Squadron, 1st CCRC< AAF Station 112.

FLYING: 5 A/C flew local formation flight for total logged time of 13.30 hours.

December 27, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Target Identification        13             13.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition              68             68.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                  5              5.45 man-hours.

    Code & Test                   9             11.15 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                   1              1.00 man-hour.

    Navigation Class              1              2.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                 4              4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer               4              4.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 3 A/C flew local formation for 7.30 total logged time.

3 A/C flew cross-country for 4.45 total logged time.

December 28, 1943 – Major Willard R. Middleton, O-253437 assigned and joined from 324th Bomb Squadron, this station.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   4               4.45 man-hours.

    Target Identification         12              12.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shoot                    9              18.00 man-hours.

    Code & Lecture                 8              10.00 man-hours.

    Gunners Critique             135             135.00 man-hours.

    Shadowgraph                    3               3.00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class               7              14.00 man-hours.

    Radio Lecture                 12              12.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                4               4.00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill                  10 Crews       100.00 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C flew local formation for 12.00 total logged time.

December 29, 1943 – T/5 Louis W. Shepherd, 35624637, assigned and joined from 17th  RCD, AAF Station 536. Following assigned and joined from 8th AF RCD.2nd Lts. Angelo J. Depeder, O-769187, (Bomb), William E. Eberley, O-811593, (Nav), Gilbert M. Falck, O-690069, (CP),

Lee A. Lewis, O-688537, (Bomb), James P. Lutz, O-803834, (P), Clyde V. Mason, O-742504, (P), Irvin F. Stehlik, O-690267, (CP), John Whitney, O-811820, (Nav), Harry L. Alexander, 32557729, Ronald F. Cannon, 35613764, S/Sgt. George G. Fitton, 33193583, S/Sgt. Joseph W. Kudasik, 13084325, S/Sgt. Guy C. Moulton, 12191196, Thomas G. Smith, 36503796, Sgt. Conrad C. Baker, 35742208, Sgt. Victor H. Clifford, 11072722, Sgt. Jack J. Ney, 18202039, Sgt. Robert F. Perkins, 16099845, Sgt. Ralph F. Renzelman, 11083832, Sgt. Donald C. Zahler, 12198791.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   2               2.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer             11               5.30 man-hours.

    Code & Lecture                 7               8.45 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  4               4.00 man-hours.

    A/C Recognition               56              56.00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill                  80              80.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  4               4.00 man-hours.

    Harwell Trainer                4               4.00 man-hours.

    Navigation Class               5              10.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                    9               7.05 man-hours.

FLYING: 4 A/C flew local high altitude formation flight total of 22.00 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for 1.35 hours.

December 30, 1943 – PERSONNEL CHANGES: None.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    Link Trainer                   6               6.00 man-hours.

    Target Identification          8               8.00 man-hours.

    Radio Network                  2               2.00 man-hours.

    Skeet Shooting                 8              16.00 man-hours.

    Dinghy Drill                  40              20.00 man-hours.

    Code Practice                  5               6.15 man-hours.

FLYING: 1 A/C flew on Air Sea rescue Mission for 4.15 hours. 1 A/C flew cross-country for1.30 hours.

MISSION TO LUDWIGSHAVEN

Squadron supplied 7 A/C for this mission.

A/C #          TOT              ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

863-----------------Aborted------------------------------------------------------------

741-----------------Not dispatched---------------------------------------------------

591-----------------Not dispatched---------------------------------------------------

484          1158                23,000 ft              21 x M47 IB

187          1157                21,600 ft              42 x M47 IB

079          1158                22,800 ft               NICKELS

679          1158                23,400 ft              21 x M47 IB

BOMBING RESULTS: Unobserved due to undercast, PFF used.

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: Between 20 and 30 E/F seen at intermittent periods. Most E/A seen were Me 109’s a few of which carried markings “K.G.L.” FW 190’s, Me 110’s, Ju 88’s and one Macchi 202 sighted. Attacks not pressed home.

FLAK: Enroute, meager, inaccurate AA fire experienced at Worms and at the target.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: None.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSIONS:

A/C 484: Lt. H. H. Evers, F/O P. G. McDuffee, Lts. F. T. Keneley, W. P. Conlon, T/Sgts. J. A. Capron, J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, L. W. Bryant, John Husick, P. C. Bara.

A/C 679: Lts. S. L. Evans, R. W. Thompson, Harold Levin, T. W. Harper, Sgts. R. R. Saffell, M. K. Delong, P. K. DelTorto, A. A. Scelza, S/Sgt. R. N. Kasch, Sgt. R. J. Schupp.

A/C 187: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, J. G. Stuart, J. A. Graham, T/Sgt. J. C. Maddox, S/Sgt. D. R. Bartlett, T/Sgt. Andrew Beluschak, S/Sgt. A.G. Romulis, Sgt. K. P. Fiigen, S/Sgt. A. A. Seeley.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, T/Sgt. R. E. Gerstemeier, S/Sgt. F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. F. R. Kirby, S/Sgts. O. D. Phillips, A. W. Truesdale, G. G. Selter.

MISCELLANEOUS: A/C 863 piloted by Lt F. C. Ammann crash landed at Steeple Morden after #1 and #3 engines caught fire at Take Off. Plane was total wreck but none of the crew were hurt.

December 31, 1943 -  1st Lt. Aubrey M. Commons. (Arm),O-437112, assigned and joined from 8th AF RCD. Pfc. John J. Finnegan, 3328825, assigned and joined from Hq. 91st Bomb Group.

GROUND SCHOOL :

    A/C Recognition                25             25.00 man-hours.

    Bomb Trainer                    2              2.00 man-hours.

    Spotlight Trainer               4              2.00 man-hours.

    Link Trainer                    6              6.00 man-hours.

    Gee Trainer                     4              2.45 man-hours.

    Harwell trainer                 2              2.00 man-hours.

FLYING:  1 A/C flew locally for 1.15 hours. 1 A/C flew high altitude 2.45 hours.

MISSION TO COGNAC .

Squadron supplied 9 A/C for this mission.

A/C #             TOT          ALT AT TARGET         BOMBS ON TARGET

484-----------Unknown---------------------------------21 M 47  IB’S

057           1302 Hrs          18,700 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

741           1221 Hrs          18,000 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

679           1301 Hrs          18,200 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

804           1303 Hrs          18,000 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

591           1202 Hrs          18,000 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

073           1305 Hrs          18,000 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

079           1302 Hrs          18,500 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

187           1303 Hrs          18,100 ft             21 M 47  IB’S

BOMBING RESULTS: Crews report bombing as good and well concentrated on Target Area. Flames could be seen for 20 minutes after leaving target..

ENEMY AIRCRAFT: From 15 to 25  E/F, mostly Me 109’s, FW 190’s. and 2 Ju 88’s observed. One FW 190 sighted with P-51 markings. Attacks not concentrated and were delivered as if by inexperienced pilots.

FLAK: Meager inaccurate AA fire at Brest; Intense barrage in Bordeaux Area and A/D; at target AA fire moderate and accurate; AA fire moderate and accurate at Royan and Pt. De la Coubre.

CASUALTIES: None.

CLAIMS: A/C 591, Sgt. H. K. Harding – Me 109 destroyed.

CREWS CREDITED WITH MISSION :

A/C 804: Capt. H. J. McPartlin, Lts. B. D. Moore, W. F. Borealis, J. M. Hexum, T/Sgts. T. R. Cetnarowski, F. G. Seaver, G. W. Boyle, Lt. F. F. Whitcomb, S/Sgts. E. J. Vogler, D. J. Aldrich.

A/C 484: Lt. H. H. Evers, F/O P. G. McDuffee, Lts. F. T. Keneley, Jr., W. P. Conlon. T/Sgts. J. A. Capron, J. J. Alba, S/Sgts. L. S. Kerr, L. W. Bryant, John Husick, Anthony Dannucci, Jr.

A/C 079: Lts. P. R. Coleman, R. A. Thompson, H. J. Wilson, J. S. O’Looney, S/Sgts. Orlando Puntorno, F. J. Deary, T/Sgt. D. C. Stairs, S/Sgts. O. D. Phillips, A. W. Truesdale, S. J. Pogan.

A/C 187: Lts. J. D. Davis, A. H. Morey, F. I. Varva, W. G. Quarve, T/Sgts. D. K. Nowlin, R. A. Wood, S/Sgts. J. B. Brennan, G. A. Parrish, R. O. Duncan, G. G. Selter.

A/C 073: Lts. J. D. C. Anderson, H. C. Nichols, H. A. Levin, P. H. McNulty, T/Sgts. Andrew Beluschak, J. C. Maddox, Sgt. C. R. Zimmerman, S/Sgts. A. A. Seeley, D. R. Bartlett, Sgt. K. F. Fiigen.

A/C 741: Lts. R. S. Roberts, F. L. Butler, J. W. Ryan, J. C. Wellman, S/Sgt. Ward Simonson, Sgt. E. A Diethorn, S/Sgt. R. N. Kasch, Sgts.

P. F. Lunt, G. M. Cloyd, G. A. Wiggett.

A/C 591: Lts. W. B. Smith, H. E. Kirby, F/O T. J. Capparell, S/Sgt. F. B. Kirby, T/Sgt. J. A. Wood, Sgts. H. R. Harding, P. C. Bara, Martin Goldberg, S/Sgt. R. H. Ginsberg.

A/C 958: Lts. C. L. Price, P. R. Goynes, H. A. Groombridge, L. D. Godfrey, T/Sgts. R. E. Pruitt, J. E. Cardwell, S/Sgts. F. A. Ford, H. E. Winfree, R. J. Jackson, John Hinda.

A/C 679: Lts. W. E. Gibbons, C. F. McCallum, D. E. Shea, J. H. Piland,

Sgt. L. R. Holland, T/Sgt. J. R. Parsons, S/Sgts. C. E. Clark, P. H. Goecke, C. R. Bateman, J. W. Edwards.

A/C 057: Lts. J. E. LaFontin, C. R. Peck, E. R. Hedstrom, J. M. Donigan, Sgts. D. S. Abeles, S. L. Sommers, S/Sgt. H. J. Rhode, Sgts. M. P. LaCasse, R. D. Libby, S/Sgt. N. V. Pero.

MISCELLANEOUS: Lt. Col. David G. Alford flew as co-pilot in A/C 804.

 

 

 

 

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