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19th Bomb Group Diary

December 8, 1941 to February 24, 1942

93rd Squadron Combat Crews 12-08-94

 

 

No. 40-3062

 

No. 40-3074

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40-2062

P

Maj

Combs

 

Parsel

1st Lt

Shedd

1st Lt

Connally

CP

2nd Lt

Hinton

 

Norvell

2nd Lt

Heinzel

2nd Lt

Beekman

N

 

Jones

 

Cappelletti

2nd Lt

Warner

1st Lt

Rowan

B

2nd Lt

Stone

 

Gregg

Pfc

Burke

T/Sgt

Fesmire

EG

S/Sgt

Deckers

 

Matson

M/Sgt

Uliano

S/Sgt

Claud

EG

 

Hamilton

 

Lorber

Cpl

Shope

Cpl

Coburn

RG

Sgt

Whitehead

 

Randall

Pfc

Schafer

Pfc

Hiron

RG

Pvt

Wilfley

 

Henson

Cpl

Blantan

Pvt

Shmitz

 

 

 

No. 40-3093

 

No. 40-3072

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40-3064

P

1st Lt

Vandvanter

1st Lt

Tash, E.R.

1st Lt

Bohnaker

1st Lt

Ford

CP

2nd Lt

Snyder, V.L.

2nd Lt

Keller, D.H.

2nd Lt

Jacquet

1st Lt

O’Bryan, C.L.

N

2nd Lt

Work, R.L.

2nd Lt

Hoffman, A.E.

2nd Lt

Carrithers

2nd Lt

Stevens

B

2nd Lt

Miller

S/Sgt

Bibin, M.

T/Sgt

Wellwood

T/Sgt

Barber

EG

S/Sgt

Baca

S/Sgt

Sowa J.V.

S/Sgt

Peel

Sgt

McClellan

EG

Sgt

Stohecker

Pvt

Norgaard, A.E.

Sgt

Shamblin

Sgt

Rose

RG

Pfc

Hargrove

S/Sgt

Kraowl

Cpl

Byers

Pvt

Peterson

RG

Pvt

Huffman

Pvtc

Penney

Pvt

Tomerlin

Cpl

Buller

 

14th Sqd Combat Crews 12-08-94

 

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40-3097(1)

 

No. 40-3066

 

No. 40-3091

P

Maj

O’Donnell

1st Lt

Godman, H.C.

1st Lt

Keiser

1st Lt

Schaetzel

CP

Capt

Horrigan

2nd Lt

Clinkscales

1st Lt

Ferrey

2nd Lt

Wade, E/C/

N

2nd Lt

Tarbutton

2nd Lt

Epperson, C.E.

M/Sgt

Griffin

2nd Lt

Cottage, S.

B

M/Sgt

Carter

S/Sgt

Wallach, J.A.

2nd Lt

Jamal

T/Sgt

Oliver, E.T.

EG

T/Sgt

Heard, G.A.

S/Sgt

James, C.L.

S/Sgt

Partridge

S/Sgt

Secrest, F.D

EG

S/Sgt

Clark, J.F.

S/Sgt

Weist, H.E.

Pfc

Braxelton

S/Sgt

Cannon

RG

T/Sgt

Stephens

Sgt

Michelson

S/Sgt

Giardini

Sgt

Spaziano

RG

S/Sgt

Richardson

Pfc

Brooks

Pfc

Kennedy

Pfc

Rest

 

 

 

No. 40-3079

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40-2045

 

No. 40-3078

P

1st Lt

Smith, W.H.

1st Lt

Montgomery

Capt

Kelly

1st Lt

Teats, E.C.

CP

2nd Lt

Friedman, M.N.

2nd Lt

Holdridge

2nd Lt

Robbins

2nd Lt

Greene, I.S.

N

2nd Lt

Hayman, E.E.

2nd Lt

Wasson

2nd Lt

Bean, J,M.

2nd Lt

McAllister, F.K.

B

Sgt

Jones, C.O.

S/Sgt

Jackola

Cpl

Levin

Sgt

Payne, C.R.

EG

T/Sgt

Brandes, G.H.

T/Sgt

Ramirez

S/Sgt

Delehanty

T/Sgt

Provost, R.E.

EG

Pfc

Schaffner

S/Sgt

Jones

Sgt

Halkyard

T/Sgt

Geckeler, J.N.

RG

Pfc

Burke

Cpl

Johnson

Pfc

Money

Sgt

Kramer, P.

RG

Pfc

Park

Pfc

Dapron

Pfc

Altman

Pfc

Hartzel, J.H.

(1) #40-3097 Became known as the Swoose, the only one that survived, now in the Smithsonian.

30th Sqd Combat Crews Dec 8, 1941

 

 

No. 40

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40

 

No.

P

Lt

Young

1st Lt

Carpenter

Capt

 

1st Lt

 

CP

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

N

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

B

Sgt

 

S/Sgt

 

Cpl

 

Sgt

 

EG

T/Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

S/Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

EG

Pfc

 

S/Sgt

 

Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

RG

Pfc

 

Cpl

 

Pfc

 

Sgt

 

RG

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

 

28th Sqd Combat Crews Dec 8, 1941

 

 

No. 40

 

No. 40-

 

No. 40

 

No.

P

1st Lt

 

1st Lt

 

Capt

 

1st Lt

 

CP

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

N

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

2nd Lt

 

B

Sgt

 

S/Sgt

 

Cpl

 

Sgt

 

EG

T/Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

S/Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

EG

Pfc

 

S/Sgt

 

Sgt

 

T/Sgt

 

RG

Pfc

 

Cpl

 

Pfc

 

Sgt

 

RG

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

Pfc

 

 

December 8, 1941

            At the beginning of hostilities, Dec 8, 1941, the combat crews (list attached) and other selected personnel of the 93rd and 14th Bomb Squadrons (H) were at Del Monte, Mindanao, P.I. Upon announcement that hostilities had started with attack on Pearl Harbor, a reconnaissance of the Mindanao area was made by two planes flying around islands in opposite directions. These crews were as follows.

 

 

No. 40-3097

 

No. 40-3078

P

1st Lt

Godman, H.C.

1st Lt

Teats, E.C.

CP

2nd Lt

Clinkscales, R.S.

2nd Lt

Greene, T.S.

N

2nd Lt

Epperson, C.E.

2nd Lt

McAllister, F.K.

B

S/Sgt

Wallach, J.A.

Sgt

Payne, C.R.

EG

S/Sgt

James, C.L.

T/Sgt

Provost, R.F.

EG

S/Sgt

Weist, H.E.

T/Sgt

Geckeler, J.N.

RG

Sgt

Michelson, N.P.

Sgt

Kramer, P.

RG

Pfc

Brooks

Pfc

Hartzell, J.H.

            Very bad weather encountered off east above of Mindanao. No enemy activity was reported.

            Lt Tash with regular combat crew (93rd Sqd) took off Del Monte for Clark Field at 09:45 for repair work on plane. He arrived in vicinity of Clark Field at time whe bombing and staffing attack on that field was in progress. When approaching field for landing, tghey were attacked in the air by three enemy pursuit planes, one of which was believed shot down. The plane’s Aileron control cables were shot away, the supercharger damaged, and bullet holes made in props, but return was made to Del Monte at 1700. S/Sgt Michael Bibin, ASN 6725170, rear gunner, was severely wounded in both shoulders and was hospitalized in Cagayan.

 

 

No. 40-3072

 

No.

P

1st Lt

Tash, E.R.

 

Carpenter

CP

2nd Lt

Keller, D.H.

 

Baxter

N

2nd Lt

Hoffman, A.E.

 

Grahm

B

S/Sgt

Bibin, M.

 

Johnson, R.R.

EG

S/Sgt

Sowa J.V.

 

Long

EG

Pvt

Norgaard, A.E.

 

Schmitz

RG

S/Sgt

Kraowl

 

Randall

RG

Pvtc

Penney

 

 

            Lt Carpenter took off Clark Field at 1030 for reconnaissance of East coast of Luzon, crew follows: [above]

            He returned to Clark Field while a raid there was in progress and took off at 1600 after raid was clear with no damage to plane or personnel. No enemy activity was reported.

December 9, 1941

            At 0730 six (6) B-17s (crews listed below) under command of Major Comb took off Del Monte loaded with twenty (20) 100 lb Demo. bombs for reconnaissance mission near Catanduanes under orders received by radiogram at group station. No enemy activity reported, all planes landing Clark Field 1430 with no damage to planes or personnel. These planes too off again at onece as instructed to avoid ground straffing attack and remained in air to land at Clark Field again after dark.

 

 

No. 40-3062*

 

No. 40-2062*

 

No.

P

Maj

Combs

1st Lt

Connally

1st Lt

Bohnaker

CP

2nd Lt

Hinton

2nd Lt

Beekman

2nd Lt

Jacquet

N

 

Jones

1st Lt

Rowan

2nd Lt

Carrithers

B

2nd Lt

Stone

T/Sgt

Fesmire

T/Sgt

Wellwood

EG

S/Sgt

Deckers

S/Sgt

Claud

S/Sgt

Peel

EG

 

Hamilton

Cpl

Coburn

Sgt

Shamblin

RG

Sgt

Whitehead

Pfc

Hiron

Cpl

Byers

RG

Pvt

Wilfley

Pvt

Shmitz

Pvt

Tomerlin

 

 

 

No. 40-3064*

 

No. 40-3066*

 

No.

P

1st Lt

Ford

1st Lt

Vandvanter

1st Lt

Shedd

CP

1st Lt

O’Bryan, C.L.

2nd Lt

Snyder, V.L.

2nd Lt

heinzel

N

2nd Lt

Stevens

2nd Lt

Work, R.L.

2nd Lt

Warner

B

T/Sgt

Barber

2nd Lt

Miller

Pfc

Burke

EG

Sgt

McClellan

S/Sgt

Baca

M/Sgt

Uliano

EG

Sgt

Rose

Sgt

Stohecker

Cpl

Shope

RG

Pvt

Peterson

Pfc

Hargrove

Pfc

Schafer

RG

Cpl

Buller

Pvt

Huffman

Cpl

Blantan

 

            Captain Parsel and crew made reconnaissance of area south of Davao and observed results of bombing at Davao. No enemy activity reported. Later departed for San Marcelino, Luzon, landing just before dark. Fired on by friendly ground troops there with no damage to personnel, but oil lone on one engine hit by bullet.

            Lt Carpenter with regular crew (listed below) left Clark Field at 0800 for photographic mission to Formosa, but was forced to return to Clark Field by engine trouble. Mission was not completed but  not enemy activity reported.

            At 1430 the following crews took off Del Monte and arrived San Marcelino at dark:

 

 

No.

 

No.

 

No. 40-3066

P

Maj

O’Donnell

1st Lt

Montgomery

1st Lt

Keiser

CP

Capt

Horrigan

2nd Lt

Holdridge

1st Lt

Ferrey

N

2nd Lt

Tarbutton

2nd Lt

Wasson

M/Sgt

Griffin

B

M/Sgt

Carter

S/Sgt

Jackola

2nd Lt

Jamal

EG

T/Sgt

Heard, G.A.

T/Sgt

Ramirez

S/Sgt

Partridge

EG

S/Sgt

Clark, J.F.

S/Sgt

Jones

Pfc

Braxelton

RG

T/Sgt

Stephens

Cpl

Johnson

S/Sgt

Giardini

RG

S/Sgt

Richardson

Pfc

Dapron

Pfc

Kennedy

 

 

 

No. 40-2045

 

No. 40-3091*

 

No. 40-3097

 

No. 40-3078

P

Capt

Kelly

1st Lt

Schaetzel

1st Lt

Godman, H.C.

1st Lt

Teats, E.C.

CP

2nd Lt

Robbins

2nd Lt

Wade, E/C/

2nd Lt

Clinkscales

2nd Lt

Greene, I.S.

N

2nd Lt

Bean, J,M.

2nd Lt

Cottage, S.

2nd Lt

Epperson, C.E.

2nd Lt

McAllister, F.K.

B

Cpl

Levin

T/Sgt

Oliver, E.T.

S/Sgt

Wallach, J.A.

Sgt

Payne, C.R.

EG

S/Sgt

Delehanty

S/Sgt

Cannon

S/Sgt

James, C.L.

T/Sgt

Provost, R.E.

EG

Sgt

Halkyard

Sgt

Spaziano

S/Sgt

Weist, H.E.

T/Sgt

Geckeler, J.N.

RG

Pfc

Money

Pfc

Resl

Sgt

Michelson

Sgt

Kramer, P.

RG

Pfc

Altman

 

 

Pfc

Brooks

Pfc

Hartzel, J.H.

 

            No bombs were carried and no enemy activity reported. Planes fired on by friendly troops (ground) upon approaching San Marcelino due to darkness and failure to recognize friendly aircraft. No damage to personnel or planes. No food available and crews slept at airplanes. Troops on duty this field reported that little or no food and been available for over 24 hours.

December 10, 1941

            Lt Bohnaker and crew were relieved by Lt Young and crew (30th B Sqd) (crew unknown here)

            At 0600 five (5) planes under command of Major Combs with following pilots and regular crews: Combs, Vandervanter, Ford, Shedd, and Young (replacing Bohnaker) took off Clark Field, all planes loaded with twenty 100 lb Dem. bombs to bomb enemy. Transports reported in Vigan in Lingayen Gulf. Initial attack made at 12,000 feet with all but one plane (Lt Vandevanter) dropping bombs. Another attack was made from west ot east 500 ft higher. Several transports were hit, and one believed sunk. Lt Vandervanter made two attacks at 10,000 feet and 7,000 feet. Heavy anti-aircraft fire was encoundtered, only damage resulting in small fragement through wing of Lt Vandervanter’s plane. No enemy pursuit was observed and planes returned individually to Clark Field in cloud cover. Lt Shedd’s plane was reloaded with bombs. Other planes ordered into air immediately because of danger of attack on Clark Field. Received instructions in air to proceed to Del Monte, after message received that Del Monte might be in enemy’s possession. Due to shortage of gas Major Combs and Lt Ford landed at San Jose, Mindanao, and Lt Vanderanter landed at Tacloban, Leyte, to service.

            Capt Parsel and crew took off San Marcelino at 0600 and proceeded to Clark Field, landing there for repairs and bombs. With only seven (7) 300 lb bombs, he again took off at 0940 because of reported raid on Clark Field due at 0945 and proceede to Vigan where he bombed an enemy cruiser. First attack made at 12,500 feet in SE to NW direction, the first of a string of four (4) bombs being estimated as 50 feet short of target. Second attack from S to N made on a transport colose to shore, three (3) bombs being dropped. Direct hits assumed as transport was observed burning after attack, Considerable anti-aircraft behind and below, but no damage to plane.

            Lt Connally departed Clark Field at 0530 on reconnaissance mission towards Fromosa. Large formation of enemy pursuit was sighted, and returned to Clark Field but could not land because of attack by same pursuit. Landed after dark.

            Lt Pease (crew below) took off Clark Field 1400 in Lt Young’s airplane with (19) 100 lb bombs to bomb enely shipping at Aparri. Two runs wre made at 24,000 feet on a cruiser and two runs on a transport. Bombs hit close to cruiser but not direct hits observed. No anti-aircraft or enemy pursuits was observed. Returned Clark Field to service gas and took off for Del Monte at 1830 but returned to Clark Field to service gas and took off for Del Monte at 1830 but returned to Clarf Field because of bad weather.

 

 

 

No.

P

Lt

Pease

CP

Lt

Graham

N

Lt

Carrithers

B

Cpl

Poole

EG

S/Sgt

Buffington

EG

Pvt

Renick

RG

Pvt

Long

RG

Pvt

Schmitz

 

            With instructions to remaining planes at San Marcelino to follow at daylight, Major O’Donnell and crew took off San Marcelino at dawn for Clark Field. Capt Kelly, Lt Montgomery, Lt Schaetzel, Lt Godman, Lt Teats, and Lt Keiser took off San Marcelino at 0630 for Clark Field. Kelly, Montgomery and Scheaetzel landed at Clark Field at 0730 to service and load bombs, the others being ordered to remain in the air. Maj O’Donnell took off Clark Field when loaded with eight (8) 600 lb bombs, proceeding to Vigan where several runs were made at 25,000 feet on an enemy aircraft carrier. No hits were observed. Anti-aircraft fire and enemy pursuit seen but no attack made. Returned to Clark Field taking off again for Del Monte. Attacked by enemy Pursuit in vicinity of Nichols Field, Manila, two of which were believed shot down. Landed Del Monte after dark with no damage to personnel or plane.

            Capt Kelly and lt Schaetzel took off individually from Clark Field 0930 to bomb enemy shipping at Aparri. Capt Kelly’s plane loaded with (3) 600 lb bombs and Lt Shaetzel’s with (8) 600 lb bombs. Capt Kelly bombed an enemy battleship, getting one direct hit and two very near misses. While returning to Clark Field six (6) enemy pursuit were observed, two (2) of which attacked. A fire was started in the bomb bay and S/Sgt Delehanty -- Engineer Gunner was killed by enemy gun fire. The crew bailed out and was straffed in air by enemy pursuit. Capt kelly’s parachute failed to open, reason unkown. Pfc Altman suffered scalp-wound, believed from metal splinter in plane, and Lt Bean had slight wound on ankle, possibly from straffing fire while parachuting. Attack on plane made at approximately 12,000 feet near Mt Arayat about 1400. No bomb-bay tank was carried.

            Lt Schaetzel bombed transports at Aparri under cloud cover from 25,000 feet; one believed hit, as sunk was seen. While making attack on cruiser he was attacked by enemy pursuit, one of which was believed shot down. Considerable damage was done to airplane but no casualties. Returned to San Marcelino, landing there at 1430 where orders were received for all planes to return to Del Monte. Due to poor servicing facilities, unable to take off until 2300. Landed at Cebu because of false report that Del Monte was in enemy’s possession.

            Lt Montgomery took off Clark Field at 0930 with only one (1) 600 lb bomb because of air raid alarm, dropping this bomb on enemy shipping at Vigan with no results. He returned to Clark Field and loaded twenty (20) 100 lb bombs, taking off at 1400 to bomb enemy shipping at Aparri. One transport was observed burning and sinking as result of this attack. No pursuit was sighted on this misson. On return to Clark Field, instructions were received not to land there but to proceed to Del Monte.

            Lt Montgomery could not locate the field at Del Monte after dark due too very bad weather and attempted to reach Zamboango. He was forced to land in water there, out of gas about 2200. Onlyh minor injurieds were sustained by the crew, which reached shore safel bout 0200 that night. Due to heavy rain and poor visibility  the plnae was landed at fairly high speed and sank almost immediately, approximately 4 miles off shore.

            Lt Godman, Teats, and Keiser after take off at San Marcelion were instructed not to land at Clark Field. They remained in the air until low fuel supply necessitated return to San Marcelino at 1100. Lt Godman’s airplane was grounded by engine trouble. Lacking further orders Capt Parsel, Lt Teats and Keiser serviced and loaded six (6) 500 lb bombs in preparation for a mission to bomb enemy aircraft carrier in Lingayen Gulf. Orders to return to Del Monte were received prior totake off and these three planes departed San Marcelino at 1530 for Del Monte, landing there after dark with very bad weather closing down the field. Lt Godman repaired engine and left San Marcelino with Lt Schaetzel at 2300, landing Del Monte about 0900, December 11.

December 11, 1941

            Lt Chiles, replacing Lt Shedd, and Lt Bohnaker, with regular crews on these planes, returned to Del Monte from Clark Field. Maj Combs and Lt Ford returned from San Jose, Mindoro and Lt Vandevanter returned from Tacloban, Leyte. Lt Vandevantor’s plane had stabilizer damage by hitting fence on take off 2000 for Clark Field. to prepare for photographic mission to Formosa.

            Prior to intended take off at Cebu, Lt Schaetzel discovered aileron control cable holding by only one strand, having been shot through on previous day. He was detained there two days while replacing this cable.

December 12, 1941

            Maj Combs, with regular crew, took off Del Monte at 0800 for bombing mission to Vigan. Attacks were made on enemy transports there but no hits were observed. Return was made to Del Monte.

December 13, 1941

            Lt Bohnaker and Lt Smith with regular crews took off Del Monte at 0545 for reconnaissance mission to Legaspi with orders not to bomb or alert any enemy shipping there. Bad weather was encountered in Legaspi area but enemy transports and one aircraft carrier were seen. Both planes returened to Del Monte about 1030.

            Lt Schaetzel arrived Del Monte from Cebu at 1040.

December 14, 1941

            Lts Connally, Ford, Vandevanter, Coates, Wheless, and Adams with regular crews were scheduled to take off at 1140 on bombing mission to Legasi. Due to tire blow-out Lt Connally was unable to take off. lt Coates and Lt Ford returned to Del Monte because of engine trouble. Lt Wheless was unable to find the formation due to poor visibility and bad weather in vicinity of field. He attacked enemy transports at Legaspi from 9,500 feet, with results of bombing unknown. While on bombing run he was attacked by 18 enemy pursuit, Pfc Killin 6934662 was killed, Sgt Brown 6911499 and Cpt Williams 6567079 were wounded by enemy gun fire. The plane was completely riddled by gun fire and a crash landing was made on barricaded fireld near Cagayen, where wounded members of crew were hospitalized. Four (4) enemy pursuit planes were believed shot down. Both “O” and “ME” type pursuit seen.

            Lt Adams and Lt Vanevanter, with Burke replacing Lt Miller on Vandevanter’s crew, attacked tansports in same area from 21,000 feet. Lt Adams dropped all bombs and started to return to Del Monte when attacked by six (6) enemy pursuit. With two engines out of commission by gun fire he was forded to make a crash landing on Masbate. The plane was destroyed by enemy straffing fire after landing, but no casualties ere suffered by crew. Results of bombing are unknown.

            Lt Vanevanter with (8) 600 lb bombs made three (3) runs at 21,000 feet on two destroyers and a transport. One bomb hit very close to transport with resultant damage unknown. Anti-aircraft fire was encountered with no resultant damage to plane. Enemy pursuit sighted but no attack was made.

December 15, 1941

            Weather was bad during morning and no operations were sheduled. Maintenance was done on all airplanes. In the afternoon two planes No 3061, pilot Capt Broadhurst and No 3078 pilot Lt Teats, with crews were ordered for a late take off for Clark Field to pick up parts for the airplanes and two specialists, M/Sgt Olsen of 93rd Sqd and Cpl Long a metal worker. These planes took off at 1730 LT and landed 2100 at Clark Field.

December 16, 1941

            Capt Broadhurst and Lt Teats returned to Del Monte from Clark at 0800. The day was spent in maintenance in preparation for moving to Batchelor Field, Australia.

December 17, 1941

            The following crews went to Batchelor Field, Australia, this date.:

 

 

No. 40-3062*

 

No. 40-3072*

 

No. 40-3064

P

Maj

Combs

 

Tash

 

Ford

CP

1st Lt

Bohnaker

 

Kellar

 

Chiles

N

 

Oliver

 

Hoffman

 

Carrithers

B

2nd Lt

Stone

 

Stitt

 

Burke

EG

 

Sanders

 

Sowa

 

Uliano

EG

Sgt

Whitehead

 

Karlinger

 

Groelz

R

 

Douglas

 

Norgaard

 

Gilbreath

R

Cpl

Byers

 

Penny

 

Shafer

Main

 

Wellwood (93)

 

Moody (14)

 

Wright (30)

Main

 

Peel (93)

 

Laza (14)

 

Huston (14)

 

 

 

No. 40-3074*

 

No. 40-3067*

 

No. 40-3070

P

 

Parsel

 

Coats

 

Wheless

CP

 

Norvell

 

Colovin

 

Teborek

N

 

Cappelletti

 

Seamon

 

Meenaugh

B

 

Gregg

 

Harris

 

Schlotte

EG

 

Matson

 

McLsurin

 

Hopkins

EG

 

Randall

 

Shadl

 

Logan

R

 

Lorber

 

Christianson

 

Lytel

R

 

Henson

 

Cooksey

 

Ambrose

Main

 

McClellan (93)

 

Barber (93)

 

Katlarz (30)

Main

 

Brady (30)

 

Smith (30)

 

Taylor (14)

            Took off 0200. Landed at Batchelor schedule. Arrival message sent and acknowledged by Cavite.

December 18, 1941

            The following crews went to Batchelor Field, Australia, this date:

 

 

No. 40-3061

 

No. 40-2072*

 

No. 40-3097

 

No. 40-3078

P

 

Walsh

 

Mueller

 

Godman, H.C.

 

Teats, E.C.

CP

 

Broadhurst

 

Kurtz

 

Friedman

 

Greene, T.S.

N

 

Tarbutton

 

Markovich

 

Epperson, C.E.

 

McAllister, F.K.

B

 

Carter

 

Weiss

 

Wallach, J.A.

 

Payne, C.R.

EG

 

Heard

 

Shellito

 

James, C.L.

 

Provost, R.F.

EG

 

Clard

 

Anderson

 

Weist, H.E.

 

Geckeler, J.N.

R

 

Richardson

 

Olsen

 

Michelson, N.P.

 

Kramer, P.

R

 

Stephens

 

Harvey

 

Brooks

 

Hartzell, J.H.

Main

 

Gauche (30)

 

Hanna (93)

 

Light (Hq)

 

Finnegan (14)

Main

 

Wise (30)

 

Long (30)

 

Marvel (Hq)

 

Kovachet (14)

            Took off at 0200. Arrival on schedule. Cavite acknowledge receipt of arrival message.

Birrell Walsh, Maj AC Commanding.

December 19, 1941

            The following crew and airplanes went to Batchelor Field, Australia.

 

 

No. 40-3079

P

 

Smith

CP

 

Clinkscales

N

 

Hayman

B

 

Jones

EG

 

Brandes

EG

 

Schaffer

R

 

Burke

R

 

Park

 

Gen

Claggett

 

Maj

Nichols

Main

 

Griffin (14)

 

offcr

Baxter (93)

            Took off at 0200. Arrived on Schedule. Arrival message sent and acknowledged by Cavite.

December 20, 1941

            The following crews and airplanes went to Batchelor Field, Australia, this date:

 

 

No. 40-2062

 

No. 40-3091

 

No. 40-3066

P

 

Connally

 

Schaetzel

 

Keiser

CP

 

Beekman

 

Wade, E/C/

 

Ferrey

N

 

Rowan

 

Cottage, S.

 

Griffin

B

 

Fesmire

 

Oliver, E.T.

 

Jamal

EG

 

Kelm

 

Secrest

 

Partridge

EG

 

Coburn

 

Cannon

 

Braxelton

R

 

Hiron

 

Spaziano

 

Giardini

R

 

Peterson

 

Resl

 

Kennedy

Main

 

Quinzel (93)

 

Hewston (14)

 

McGuire (30)

Main

 

Olsen (93)

 

Pecher (14)

 

Waggoner (30)

offir

 

McIntyre

Hq

Montgomery (14)

 

Roussell (93)

            Took off at 0100. Arrived on schedule. Arrival message sent to Cavite. Acknowledged.

Birrell Walsh, Maj AC Commanding.

December 21, 1941

            Status of Airplanes;

            10 in commission

            2 out of commission

            2 need depot overhaul

Birrell Walsh, Maj AC Commanding.

December 22, 1941

            Nine airplanes took off for the Davao area at 1043. The target was transports and military objectives in the Gulf of Davao. The time of the attack was sundown. Each airplane dropped (4) 500 lb bombs except one which had (3) hung up bombs. The target was seven ships -- results were uncertain due to a light overcast which impeded visibility.

            No anti-aircraft or enemy aircraft were encountered. No losses were suffered. the flight proceeded to Del Monte and landed after dark. The weather was average.

            Personnel who participated in the flight were:

 

No. 40-3062

No. 40-2074

No. 40-3066

No. 40-2062

No. 40-3064

P

Combs

Parsel

Keiser

Connally

Ford

CP

Bohnaker

Norvell

Vandevanter

Beekman

Chiles

N

Oliver

Cappelletti

Work

Rowan

Carrithers

B

Stone

Gregg

Miller

Fesmire

Burke

E

Sanders

Matson

Baca

Kelm

Uliano

AE

Whitehead

Randall

Strohecker

Coburn

Iroely

R

Douglas

Lorber

Hargrove

Hiron

Gilbreath

AR

Byers

McClellan

Huffman

Peterson

Shafer

 

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3078

No. 40-3072

No. 40-3067

No. 40-

P

Godman, H.C.

Teats, E.C.

Tash

Coats

 

CP

Clinkscales

Greene, T.S.

Kellar

Colovin

 

N

Epperson, C.E.

McAllister, F.K.

Hoffman

Seamon

 

B

Wallach, J.A.

Payne, C.R.

Stitt

Harris

 

E

James, C.L.

Provost, R.F.

Sowa

McLsurin

 

AE

Weist, H.E.

Geckeler, J.N.

Karlinger

Shadl

 

R

Michelson, N.P.

Kramer, P.

Norgaard

Christianson

 

AR

Brooks

Hartzell, J.H.

Penny

Cooksey

 

 

December 23, 1941

            Lt Ford and Sgt Whitehead took sick at Del Monte and were left in the hospital there. Lt Ford was replaced by Lt Bohnaker. Lt Snyder took Lt Bohnaker’s place in 3062. Sgt Whitehead was replaced by Sgt Claud. Other than these changes the crews remained the same as on the 22nd.

            Four ships (3074, 3078, 3072, 3066) took off from Del Monte at 0315. Target was ships in the Linguyan Gulf. Two ships were loaded with (7) 300 lb bomb each. The bombs were dropped in train. Results were uncertain due to target being obscured by a cloud layer after the run was made. Anti-aircraft fire and enemy pursuit both were encountered. AA never came close and EA were climbing to attack and the flight out-ran them. No losses. It was impossible to land at San Marcelino, as per orders, due to the prevalence of enemy pursuit in the vicinity. 3078 landed at San Jose, Mindoro at 0900, gassed up, took off at 1100, and landed at Ambon at 1700. 3074, 3066 and 3072 all proceeded to Ambon and landed at 1600. The weather was average. 2062, 3064 and 3097 took off from Del Monte at 30 min intervals beginning at 0430. Servicing was slow and word had been received that an air raid was coming. A rendezvous was attempted but failed. Having been ordered not to attack the Linguyan area individually, 2062 proceeded to Ambon and landed. 3064 proceeded to Batchelor and landed, and 3097 bombed the Davao docks at dawn and landed Batchelor. The docks were hit. No anti-aircraft fire or pursuit were encountered. No losses. A large fire was seen to be burning in Davao harbor before and after the attack. Presumably it was caused by the attack of the previous night.

            3062 and 3067 had engine trouble and each returned to Batchelor with crippled ships.

            At 1045 the following ships and crews too off from Batchelor to bomb the Davao area and land Del Monte:

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3070

P

Walsh

Wheless

CP

Broadhurst

Wade

N

Tarbutton

Meenaugh

B

Carter

Schlotte

E

Heard

Hopkins

AE

Clark

Logan

R

Richardson

Lytel

AR

Stephens

Ambrose

            3070 developed supercharger trouble and returned to Batchelor at 1200. 3061 continued but returned to Batchelor at 1930 when it was learned from ships returning from Del Monte that that place had been subjected to heavy bombing the that day and he was unable to contact GE-6.

December 24, 1941

            The following airplanes and crews took off from Batchelor this date and flew to Del Monte where they were to receive further orders:

 

No. 40-3079

No. 40-3072

No. 40-3062

P

Smith

Mueller

Schaetzel

CP

Friedman

Teborek

Wade, E/C/

N

Hayman

Markovich

Cottage, S.

B

Jones

Weiss

Oliver, E.T.

E

Brandes

Shellito

Secrest

AE

Schaffer

Anderson

Cannon

R

Burke

Olsen

Spaziano

AR

Park

Harvey

Resl

            3079 and 2072 took off at 1015 and 3062 took off at 1127. All three ships landed Del Monte at 1930.

            3074, 3066, 3078, 3072 and 2062 all returned Batchelor from Ambon this afternoon.

            Darwin notified.    Birrell Walsh, Maj Air Corps - Commanding.

            Status report:

            Three B-17s here out of commission. Nine planes on mission Davao Dec 22nd to land Miami. Two planes on mission Davao Dec 23 to land Miami. One plane landed Ambon today. Pilot unknown.  (Miami was code name for Del Monte.)

December 24, 1941

            Status Report:

            Three B-17s on mission. Four here in commission. Seven here out of commission.

Birrell Walsh, Maj Air Corps - Commanding.

            3062, 3079 and 2072 all gassed up with 2100 gal gas and loaded (7) 300 lb bombs each at Del Monte. The same personnel manned the planes as on the 24th. 3079 blew a tire taxiing our for take-off and remained at Del Monte. 3062 and 3079 took off at 0430, climbing to 15,000 feet and bombed the airport at Davao. The airport was hit and at least one enemy plane was destroyed. Both ships were attacked by an undetermined number of enempy pursuit which fired at tehm for about twenty minutes. Three types of enemy fighters were noted including the “zero” fighter. The B-17s climbed to 28,000 true altitude after the attack and the “zero” out performed the B-17 at that height. However, one engine had been pur out of commission on 3062, which was leading the formation and this slowed them down considerably. 2072 had been hit twice at lower altitudes by anti-aircraft fire. Two men in 2072 were injured slightly and sent to the hospital on landing at Batchelor. They were:

            S/Sgt James Cannon of 3062 was killed by enemy fire and was buried in Darwin on Dec 26. Both airplanes were badly shot up and will require a depot overhaul before they are fit for combat again. One enemy fighter was shot down by the crew of 2072. The weather was good on the way up to Del Monte.

            Dec 24 two unidentified black naval vessels were sighted at 4” 00’ N 124” 00’ E making good a course of aproximately 120” and a speed of about 10 K. Time 0842 GCT. Both airplanes landed Batchelor at 1530.

December 25, 1941  Status Report

            Three B-17s in commission here. One at Del Monte. Status unknown. Seven here out of commission. Three need depot overhaul.

            3079 replaced wheel at Del Monte, took off at 1030, and proceeded to Davao. (7) 300 lb  from 22,000 feet bracketed one of four boats in the harbor at 1200. Believe damage done. No AA.  EA sighted, but below and could catch B-17. No losses. Sighted 2 destroyers, 2 subs, 4 large boats, and (4) four engined flying boats at Davao. 3 other large naval vessels sighted in a cove about 25 mi SW Davao. Landed Darwin 1800.

            No orders awaited 3062, 3079 and 2072 at Del Monte. It was attempted to contact Manila but not successfully. Because of frequent bombing and straffing of Del Monte, it was imperitive that the ships be cleared of that place before daylight.

Birrell Walsh, Maj Air Corps - Commanding.

December 26, 1941

            3070 with Parsel, Wheless, Meenaugh, Hopkins, Lytle, Ambrose left Batchelor for Darwin at 1158.

            Status Report: One on mission. Three here in commission. Seven here out of commission. Three here need depot overhaul.

Birrell Walsh, Maj Air Corps - Commanding.

December 27, 1941

            3070 cleared Darwin for Sourabays, Java, at 0228. Arrived Sourabaya at 0828.

RECOMMENDATION FOR CITATION

            I would like to recommend that the gunners on my crew, S/Sgt James Cannon, Sgt Spaziano and Pfc Resl be cited for bravery in action. While bombing an enemy airdrome at dawn on Dec 25 we were attacked by pursuit. The mission was successfully accomplished and though the pursuit attack lasteed for twenty five minutes. Damage to the airplane was slight due to the bravery and accuracy of the gunners and we were able to fly the airplane 1100 miles to it’s base. S/Sgt James Cannon was killed in the action.

George E. Schaetzel

1st Lt A.C.

RECOMMENDATION FOR CITATION

            I would like to recommend tht the gunners on my crew, S/Sgt Shellito, Sgt Anderson, Cpl Harvey and Pvt Olsen be cited for bravery under fire. While bombing enemy airdrome as wing man on another ship we were attacked by pursuit. The mission was completed and we were under extreme fire for about 25 minutes in which the ship was hit manyh times but was saved from destruction by the unfailing fire of all gunners and we were able to return 1100 miles to our base. Cpl Harvey and Pvt Olsen were both hurt by gunfire but stayed at their posts.

Alvin John Mueller

1st Lt A.C.R.

RECOMMENDATION FOR CITATION

            The two above recommendations are concurred in, and further it is recommended that Lt Schaetzel and Lt Mueller be cited for bravery under fire. These two officers, against extreme odds, successfully completed their mission and brought their airplanes back across 1100 miles of open water, after a battle in which both airplanes had suffered damage, and with casualties in the crew. Their bravery under fire, and skill inhandling their aircraft saved their crews and airplanes in the face of great odds.

Birrell Walsh  Maj A.C., Commanding

STATUS OF AIRPLANES:

            One on mission. Five in commission here. Five out of commision here. Three here need depot overhaul.

Birrell Walsh , Maj A.C., Commanding

December 28, 1941

            3070 at Sourabaya.

STATUS OF AIRPLANES:

            One on mission. Five in commission here. Five out of commision here. Three here need depot overhaul.

Birrell Walsh , Maj A.C., Commanding

December 29, 1941

            3070 left Sourabaya at 0805. Arrived Batchelor at 1605. Gen Brereton on board.

STATUS OF AIRPLANES:

            Seven in commission here. Three out of commision here. Four here need depot overhaul.

Birrell Walsh , Maj A.C., Commanding

December 30, 1941

            The following airplanes and crews left Batchelor at 0800 and arrived Malang, Java at 1600:

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3074

No. 40-3097

P

Walsh

Bohnaker

Parsel

Combs

CP

Broadhurst

Chiles

Norvell

Bohnaker

N

Tarbutton

Carrithers

Cappelletti

Oliver

B

Carter

Burke

Gregg

Stone

E

Heard

Uliano

Matson

Sanders

AE

Clark

Iroely

Randall

Whitehead

R

Richardson

Gilbreath

Lorber

Douglas

AR

Stephens

Shafer

McClellan

Byers

Main

Light

Waggoner

Meenaugh

Olsen

Main

Marvel

Wise

Wellwood

Secrest

Main

Lytle

Gaucke

Roussell

Quinzel

 

 

No. 40-3067

No. 40-3079

No. 40-2062

P

Kurtz

Smith

Connally

CP

Colovin

Friedman

Beekman

N

Seamon

Hayman

Rowan

B

Harris

Jones

Fesmire

E

McLsurin

Brandes

Kelm

AE

Shadl

Schaffer

Coburn

R

Christianson

Burke

Hiron

AR

Cooksey

Park

Peterson

Main

Huston

Laza

McIntyre

Main

Stitt

Moody

Baxter

Main

Kellar

Kovacht

katlarz

 

RECOMMENDATION FOR CITATION

            On Dec 25 airplane  40-3079 blew out a tire while taxiing out for take off from Del Monte airport. The crew of this ship comprised of Lt Smith, Lt Friedman, Lt Hayman, Sgt Jones, T/Sgt Brandes, Pfc Schaffner, Pfc Burke, and Pfc Park. In the daylight and while under enemy attack the crew replaced the wheel and tire, took off from Del Monte, performed a bombing mission, and returned to their home base. It is recommended that the entire crew be cited for bravery as their prompt and courageous action in repairing their plane saved it from being destroyed in one of the numerous raids made on Del Monte by the enemy.

December 31, 1941

            The following airplanes and crew left Batchelor Field at 1030 and arrived at Malang, Java, at 1730:

 

No. 40-3070

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3078

P

Schaetzel

Keiser

Teats, E.C.

CP

Wade, E/C/

Vandevanter

Greene, T.S.

N

Cottage, S.

Work

McAllister, F.K.

B

Oliver, E.T.

Miller

Payne, C.R.

E

Secrest

Baca

Provost, R.F.

AE

Cannon

Strohecker

Geckeler, J.N.

R

Spaziano

Hargrove

Kramer, P.

AR

Resl

Huffman

Hartzell, J.H.

Main

Montgomery

Claud

Finnegan

Main

Kelm

Wright

Uliano

Main

McGuire

Long

Griffin

            At 0745 Capt Broadhurst, Lt Baxter, Lt Tarbutton, Sgt Hear, Sgt Clark, Sgt Richardon, Sgt Stephens and Capt Bettink, 1st Lt Berbvelt, Brig Dumortier (N.E.I.) took off for Samarimada II, Borneo, to survery the airport there. They landed at Samarinda II at 1115. Airplane 40-3061.

            Status Reports:  To FEAF-Darwin.

            “One in for high altitude mission. Six in for low altitude mission. Two our” will be in for low altitude mission in 24 hours. One on reconnaisance mission. Present stock of 100 octane gasoline here sufficuent to service only four airplanes. Oxygen shortage acute but possibly can be remedied locally. Eubank.”

            Phoned to Surabaya at 1715 by Major Walsh.

To USAFFE - Manila

            “eight B-17s I commission Malang. Eubank”

            Phoned to Sourabaya at 1715 by Major Walsh.

January 1, 1942

Status Report: To USAFFE  - Manila

            “Eight B-17s in commission Malang. Eubank”.

            Phoned to cmdr. Slocum in Sourbanya at 1705.

To Hq FEAF - Darwin

            “Status of airplanes Jan 1: Eight in commission for high altitude mission. One out. will be in for high altitude mission in 24 hours. One on reconnaissance mission. Shortages of oxygen and gasoline both relieved.” Eubank.

            Phoned to cmdr. Slocum in Sourbanya at 1705.

            Ship 40-3061 with same crew as on Dec 31 less 1st Lt Bergvelt took off from Samarinda at 0645 and landed at Kendari at 0945. Took off from Kendari at 1220 and landed Malang at 1800.

            At 2245 reconnaissance reports and instructions concerning targets in the Davao area were received by plane from Capt Roder USN in Sourabaya.

JANUARY 2, 1942

            The following airplanes and crews took off from Malang at 0900 and landed at Malange at 1330:

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3074

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Parsel

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Kellar

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Cappelletti

Rowan

B

Stones

Miller

Gregg

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

Matson

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Randall

Coburn

R

Douglas

Hargrove

Lorber

Hiron

AR

Byers

Huffman

Ambrose

Peterson

Main

Olsen

Claud

Wise

Marvel

Main

Katlarz

Wright

Gauche

Huston

Main

Broadhurst

Long

 

Walsh

 

 

No. 40-3070

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3079

No. 40-3067

P

Schaetzel

Teats, E.C.

Smith

Kurtz

CP

Wade

Greene, T.S.

Friedman

Colovin

N

Cottage

McAllister, F.K.

Hayman

Seamon

B

Oliver

Payne, C.R.

Jones

Harris

E

Pecher

Provost, R.F.

Brandes

Shadl

AE

Hewston

Geckeler, J.N.

Schaffer

Logan

R

Spaziano

Kramer, P.

Burke

Christianson

AR

Lytle

Hartzell, J.H.

Park

Cooksey

Main

Barber

Quinzel

Kelm

Claud

Main

Finnegan

Kovacht

Uliano

McGuire

Main

 

 

 

 

 

To: HQ F.E.A.F. -- DARWIN

            “Eight B-17’s off for Samarindo at 0130 GCT, plane daylight attack Jan 3, Eubank.”

To: HQ F.E.A.F. -- DARWIN

            “Reconnaissance of landing fields at Samarinda and Kendari completed Dec 31 and Jan 1. Both fields satisfactory for B-17 operation. Eubank.”

            Both messages phoned to Lt Cmdr. Neal at Sourabaya by Col Eubank at 0930.

            Gen Van Oyen was notified of the mission by Capt Bettink.

            Sourabaya was given an E.T.D. and both Sourabays and Samarinda were notified of actual take-off time and E.T.A.

            The following message was sent to the C.O. Samarinda: “Nine B-17s will arrive at Samarinda at noon Jan 2. Be prepared to service each plane with 900 gallons of 100 octaine gasoline and four 500 lb bombs. Be prepared to take care of 36 officers and 36 enlisted men.” Message sent 0030.

            The above mission returned to Malang at 1330. Because of weather. Darwin, Sourbabaya, and Samarinda notified.

            Lt Tash, Lt Teborek, Lt Hoffman, Sgt Sqwa, Cpl Kalinger, Pfc Norgard, and Pvt Penneyh arrived from Batchelor at 1310. Batchelor notified of arrival -- thru Darwin.

To: U.S.A.F.F.E. -- Manila

            “Eight B-17s in commision Malang. Eubank.”

To: Hq F.E.A.F.  -- Darwin

            “Status of airplanes January 2. Eight in commission for high altitude missions. In 24 hours. Eubank.”

            Both messages phoned to Lt Rogers in Sourabaya at 1925 by Lt McIntyre.

JANUARY 3, 1942

            The following airplanes and crews took off for Samarinda at 0830 this date:

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3074

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Parsel

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Kellar

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Cappelletti

Rowan

B

Stone

Miller

Gregg

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

Matson

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Randall

Coburn

R

Douglas

Hargrove

Lorber

Hiron

AR

Byers

Huffman

Ambrose

Peterson

Main

Olsen

Wright

Wise

Marvel

Main

Katlarz

Light

Gauche

Huston

Extra

Broadhurst

 

 

 

 

 

No. 40-3070

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3067

No. 40-3079

P

Schaetzel

Teats, E.C.

Bohnaker

Kurtz

Smith

CP

Wade

Greene, T.S.

Chiles

Colovin

Friedman

N

Cottage

McAllister, F.K.

Carrithers

Seamon

Hayman

B

Oliver

Payne, C.R.

Burke

Harris

Jones

E

Pecher

Provost, R.F.

Peel

Shadl

Brandes

AE

Hewston

Geckeler, J.N.

Groelz

Logan

Schaffer

R

Spaziano

Kramer, P.

Gilbreath

Christianson

Burke

AR

Lytle

Hartzell, J.H.

Shafer

Cooksey

Kelm

Main

Barber

Quinzel

Roussell

Claud

Uliano

Main

Finnegan

Kovacht

Waggoner

McGuire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Refueling was by 55 gal drums; natives manned the pumps.

            Darwin, Sourabaya and S-2 were all notified. Flight reported in S-2 at 1300 Darwin notified.

To: Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin

            “Status report Jan 3. Nine planes arrived S-2 on mission. One out. Will be in on arrival of Hydraulic fluid. Col Eubank flying Bandoeng tomorrow for conference with Air Force Staff Eubank.” Sent to Sourabaya at 1600 by Lt McIntyre. Received by Lt McDonald U.S.N.

To: S-2 Attention: Major Walsh

            “Following message received. Quote. Official order to Eubank. Complete Northern mission at earliest possible hour. This mission considered of utmost importance. Brereton. Unquote. Eubank.”

            Given to officer of the day for translation, encoding, and transmission to S-2 at 2100 Jan 3 P.W. McIntyre, 1st Lt Air Corps.

JANUARY 4, 1942

            Ship No. 3072 took off for Darwin at 0645, Darwin notified that E.T.A. is 1300.

 

No. 40-3072

No. 40-

No. 40-

P

Tash

 

 

CP

Teborek

 

 

N

Hoffman

 

 

B

 

 

 

E

Sowa

 

 

AE

Karlinger

 

 

R

Norgaard

 

 

AR

Penny

 

 

To: Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin

            “Status Jan 4. Nine planes on mission. One here in commission for high altitude mission. Eubank.”

            Phoned to Sourabaya by Lt McIntyre at 1745.

            Eight airplanes reported off from S-2 at 0530 on mission to bomb Davao area. Darwin notified.

            Nine airplanes returned from S-2 and landed at Malang at 1200.

Report of Mission Jan 3-4-5

            Nine B-17 airplanes departed Malang at 0830 Jan 3 and landed Samarinda, Borneo at 1220 Jan 3. the planes flew in flights of three. The weather was fair. A weak cold front was penetrated at low altitude off the coast of Borneo without difficulty. Weather at Samarinda was broken clouds -- tops 5,000 feet, base 1,200 feet -- visibility unlimited. The afternoon of the 3rd was spent servicing and loading the planes. Ships were serviced with 2100 gallons of 100 octane gasoline and (4) 600 lb bombs each. Some delay was experienced with loading the bombs because of an error in translation of our warning message from Malang. Samarinda had 1100 lb bombs reading and it was necessary to get the 600 lb bombs from the magazines. All planes were fully serviced and loaded by 1930. Airplane No 40-3070, Lt Schaetzel, pilot broke an oil line on the way up. It was repaired at Samarinda.

            The airplanes began take off at 0515 Jan 4 and eight ships had cleared the airdrome at 0535. The oil line on airplane No 40-3070 failed again and the plane was unable to complete the mission. The objective was warships and transports in Davao Bay, a distance of 730 miles to Mindanao when the formation climbed to 25,000 ft. The approach was made from northwest to southeast. Some low clouds partially obscured Davao Bay. Twelve transports were first sighted in Davao Bay and immediately afterwards a large number of warships were sighted in Malang Bay. The squadron attacked the warships in Malang Bay from 25,000 feet at 1030 at one minute intervals by flights. The enemy vessels were concentrated in a relatively small area. One destroyer was sunk and 3 direct hits were observed on a battle ship. Several smaller craft were believed hit. Bombs were observed to fall very near submarines. The following vessels were sighted: one battleship, five cruisers, six destroyers, twelve submarines and numerous small craft. No aircraft carriers were sighted. The formation withdrew to the west. Anti aircraft fire was observed up to the level of and behind the formation. Five enemy fighters were sighted climbing  up at about 10,000 feet but they were unable to close and attack. All eight planes returned safely to Samarinda and landed at 1430. The formation leader had four hundred gallons of gasoline left while the planes on the last flight had less tan two hundred and fifty gallons. The penetration , attack , and withdrawal were made at rated power which lasted over thirty minutes. This is the correct procedure but accounts for an excessive fuel consumption.

            All nine B-17s took off from Samainda at 0815 Jan for Malang. The planes were serviced with 1700 gallons of gasoline which was all that was available. No more 100 octane gasoline was left at Samarinda until the supply is replentished. The flight landed at Malang at 1200 Jan 5.

            Airplanes and crews which took part in the operation against Davao on Jan 4, were:

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3074

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Parsel

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Kellar

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Cappelletti

Rowan

B

Stone

Miller

Gregg

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

Matson

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Randall

Coburn

R

Douglas

Hargrove

Lorber

Hiron

AR

Byers

Huffman

Ambrose

Peterson

 

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3067

No. 40-3079

No. 40-3070

P

Teats, E.C.

Bohnaker

Kurtz

Smith

Schaetzel

CP

Greene, T.S.

Chiles

Colovin

Friedman

Wade

N

McAllister, F.K.

Carrithers

Seamon

Hayman

Cottage

B

Payne, C.R.

Burke

Harris

Jones

Oliver

E

Provost, R.F.

Peel

Shadl

Brandes

Pecher

AE

Geckeler, J.N.

Groelz

Logan

Schaffer

Hewston

R

Kramer, P.

Gilbreath

Christianson

Burke

Spaziano

AR

Hartzell, J.H.

Shafer

Cooksey

Light

Lytle

            The crew of No 3070 flew to Samarinda and returned but did not participate in the actual bombing operation because of engine trouble.

            The following maintenance men were carried to Samarinda and return: Olsen, Katlarz, Wright, Wise, Gauche, Marvel, Huston, Quinzel, Kovacht, Claud, McGuire, Barber, Finnegan, Roussell, Waggoner, Kelm and Uliano. Major Walsh and Capt Broadhurst also flew to Samarinda and return with the flight. They were Operations and Engineering Officers respectively while there.”

To: Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin

            “Believe Samarinda unsuitable for Heavy Bomber operation after heavy rain. After one week of dry weather field was barely adequate for full load take-off on last operation. New portion of field will not be useable by heavy bombers for several months until sod has grown over newly graded area. no more 100 octane gasoline available there at present.” Phoned to Lt Sanderson in Sourabaya at 1740 by Lt McIntyre.

To: Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin (Daily Status Report)

            “One airplane in commission for high altitude mission. No airplanes in commission for Low altitude mission. Nine flyable. Seven will be in commission for high altitude mission in 24 hours. Nine will be in commissionfor high altitude mission in 48hours.  No more 100 octane gasoline available at Samarinda. Repeat: No more 100 octane galloline avalilable at Samarinda. Require immediately all available spark plugs, three generators, one brake expander tube, one set aileron bearings, one tachometer drive shaft six oxygen check valves, six furel pressure transmitters, one propeller assembly complete. Eubank.” Time 1900.

            Sent to Sourabaya by Ensign Levitte for transmittal to Darwin.

            An abbreviated report of the Jan 4 operation against ships in the Davao area was sent to Bandoeng by Major Walsh. It was sent from Samarinda and receipted for by Bandoeng at 1730. This was the only means available for notifying Malang and Darwin. No word was received at Malang and as a result Darwin was not notified. The report was as follows:

            “Eight B-17s attacked Davao area at 25,000 ft sith four 600 lb bombs each at 1030 Jan 4. One destroyer sunk. Three direct hits on one battleship. Believe other hits. Five fighters sighted but could not attack. Anti-aircraft fire up to level of B-17s. Many warships concentrated in numerous small craft Stops. Twelve transports in Davao Bay. No aircraft carriers sighted. Status Report. Nine B-17s flyable, six in commission for low altitude tactical mission. None in commission for high altitude mission. Only 1700 gallons of 100 octane gasoline available here per plane. Will return to Malang Jan 5 unless contrary orders are received. Walsh.

            Failure to Bandoeng to relay this message to Malang made it impossible to notify Hq F.E.A.F.

            Upon return of the flight from Samarinda the following report was immediately sent to Hq. F.E.A.F.

            “Eight B-17s attack Davao area at 25,000 with four 600 lb bombs each at 1030 Jan 4. One destryer sunk. Three direct hits on one battleship. Believe other hits. Five fighters sighted but could not attack. Antiaircraft fire up to level of B-17s. Many warships concentrated in Malang Bay. One battleship, five cruisers, six destroyers, twelve transports in Davao Bay. No aircraft carriers sighted. Nine B-17s returned Malang 1200 Jan 5. Eubank.”

            Phoned to U.S.N. at Sourabaya at 1237 by Lt McIntyre.

JANUARY 6, 1942.

To Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin (Daily Status)

            “Seven B-17s in commission for high altitude mission. Two others will be in commission for high altitude missions in 24 hours. One out of commission, lack of parts. Cannot plan mission until information is received regarding availability of 100 octane fuel at Kendari. None available at Samarinda for seven days. Eubank.”

            Phones to USN at Sourbaya at 1700 by Major Walsh.

To: U.S.A.A.F.F.E. -- Manila

            “Seven B-17s in commission Malang. Eubank.” Phoned to Lt Cmdr Neal at 1735 by Lt McIntyre.

JANUARY 7, 1942

To: F.E.A.F. -- Darwin

            Nine B-17s in commission for high altitude missions. One out due to lack of parts. Nine planes departing early Jan 8 on mission as ordered. Eubank.”

To: U.S.A.F.F. E. -- Manila.

            Nine B-17s in commission on Malang. Eubank.”

JANUARY 8, 1942

            The following airplanes and crew left Malang at 0715 and landed Kendari 11 at 1130 this data.

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3074

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Parsel

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Kellar

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Cappelletti

Rowan

B

Stone

Miller

Gregg

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

Matson

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Randall

Coburn

R

Douglas

Hargrove

Lorber

Hiron

AR

Byers

Huffman

Ambrose

Peterson

Main

Olsen

Wright

Wise

Marvel

Main

Katlarz

Long

Gauche

Huston

Extra

McIntyre

Spaziano

 

Walsh

 

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3078

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3067

No. 40-3079

P

Broadhurst

Teats, E.C.

Bohnaker

Kurtz

Smith

CP

Baxter

Greene, T.S.

Chiles

Colovin

Friedman

N

Tarbutton

McAllister, F.K.

Carrithers

Seamon

Hayman

B

Carter

Payne, C.R.

Burke

Harris

Jones

E

Heard

Provost, R.F.

Peel

Shadl

Brandes

AE

Clark

Geckeler, J.N.

Groelz

Logan

Schaffer

R

Richardson

Kramer, P.

Gilbreath

Christianson

Burke

AR

Pecher

Hartzell, J.H.

Shafer

Cooksey

Kelm

Main

Barber

Quinzel

Uliano

Claud

Light

Main

Finnegan

Kovacht

Roussell

McGuire

Waggoner

 

 

Schaetzel

 

 

 

To: U.S.A.F. F. E. -- Manila

            Nine B-17s in commission for Malang. Eubank.

To Hq F.E.A.F. -- Darwin   Daily Status

            Nine B-17s in commission for high altitude mission. One out commission lack of parts. Nine planes departed 0730 Jan 8 on mission as ordered and arrived Kindari 1150 Jan 8. Eubank.

JANUARY 9, 1942

            B-18 No 36-338 arrived from Darwin, P-Strong, CP-Michie, E-Brumley, R-Hess. Will stay at Malang.

            The following abbreviated report of operations Jan 9, 1942 was transmitted to (1) F.E.A.F. __ Darwin (2) Gen Brereton -- Batavia, Java, (3) U.S.A.F.F.E. -- Manila.

            Nine B-17s departed to attack Davao area at 1700 GMT Jan 8, 1942. One direct hit and one waterline hit set battleship on fore in Malag Bay. One direct hit on shore. Antiaircraft battery . Visibility over target very poor. Single plane bombed and missed; transport located 5deg 25 min N, 123 deg 40 min E. course 210 deg speed 15 knots. A single plane bombed and missed; 25,000 ton transport accompanied by cruiser at 2250 GMT 5deg 50min N. 123deg20minE. Last course 270deg speed 15 knots antiaircraft fire ineffective. Pursuit spotted on coast but did not attack. All planes landed 0250 GMT. One battleship in malange Bay. Status of aircraft, six in commission for high altitude operation mission. All planes departing for home base at 0015 GNT Jan 10.  Eubank.

JANUARY 10, 1942

            The following report was sent to Hq F.E.A.F. via radio.

            “Nine B-17 departed Kendari ll to attack Davao area 1700 GMT Jan 8. Four planes returned without dropping bombs. Two caused by engine trouble and two lost formation due to weather and darkness. One direct it and one waterline hit set battleship on fire in Malang Bay. One over bomb made direct hit of shore antiaircraft battery. Visibility over target poor. In Davao Bay eight transports, ten smaller craft in Malang Bay. One battleship, six cruisers, two destryers, several smaller craft, two flying boats. One destroyer was in tow by tug. One plane bombed and missed single large transport at 2245 GMT at 5deg25min N. 123deg 40min E coarse 210 deg speed 16 knots

            One plane bombed and missed 25,000 ton transport accompanied by cruiser at 2250 GMT 5deg50minN. 123deg20min E. Antiaircraft fire ineffective. Pursuit spotted on coast but did not close. All planes returned safely. All planes returned to Malang Jan 10, Kendari II excellent heavy bomber field. Accommodations for 65 officers and 550 men ready February 10. Suffidient disperasal for 35 heavy bombers. 9,500 gallons of 100 octane gasoline remaining at Kendari II. Several fields suitable for pursuit within 15 miles. Status report, one in commission for higha ltitude mission. Nine out of commission. Five will be in for high altitude mission in 24 hours. Two others in 48 hours, two lack of parts. One plane leaving for airdrome reconnaissance Palembang. Jan 11 Eubank.”

To: U.S.A.F.F.E. -- Manila

            “One B-17 in commission Malang. Eubank.”

            Personnel who took part in the operation on Jan 9.

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-3074

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Parsel

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Norvell

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Cappelletti

Meenaugh

B

Stone

Miller

Gregg

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

Matson

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Randall

Coburn

R

Douglas

Lytle

Lorber

Hiron

AR

Byers

Huffman

Ambrose

Peterson

 

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3078

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3067

No. 40-3079

P

Broadhurst

Teats, E.C.

McIntyre

Kurtz

Smith

CP

Schaetzel

Greene, T.S.

Bohnaker

Colovin

Friedman

N

Tarbutton

McAllister, F.K.

Carrithers

Seamon

Hayman

B

Carter

Payne, C.R.

Burke

Harris

Jones

E

Heard

Provost, R.F.

Peel

Shadl

Brandes

AE

Clark

Geckeler, J.N.

Groelz

Logan

Schaffer

R

Richardson

Kramer, P.

Gilbreath

Christianson

Burke

AR

Pecher

Hartzell, J.H.

Shafer

Cooksey

Light

            Ship No 2062 lost formation, then bombed and missed a single transport. Ship No 3067 and no 3061 both lost the formation because of weather and darkness. Failing to effect a rendezvous at the appointed time and place, they returned to Kindari II.

            The planes took off from Malang at 0715 and landed Kendari II at 0130. Bomb loading and refueling completed at 1600 Jan 8. The planes took off at 0030 Jan 9, attacked at 0600, and landed at 1020 kendari time. (GCT and 8 hours. On jan 10 the planes took off at 0700 and landed Malang at 1100.

JANUARY 11, 1942

            The following airplanes and crew of the 7th Bombardment Group arrived Malang at 1230 today. (Bandoeng and Darwin notified)

 

B-24 No AL-609

B-24 No AL-612

B-24 No AL-535

P

Maj Strobel

Lt Wade

Lt Dougherty

CP

Lt Hernlund

lt Anderson

Lt Gibson

N

Lt Trenkle

A/C Jones

Lt Ellis

B

Lt Carr

S/Sgt Schiernolz

Lt Norwood

E

S/Sgt Mucroch

T/Sgt Sager

Sgt Terry

AE

S/Sgt Danask

Sgt Jablonski

Pfc Fraley

R

S/Sgt Yenney

Sgt Morley

S/Sgt Kolbus

AR

Cpl Ranta

Pvt Ard

Cpl Conner

Extra

Med=Capt Stafford

OB=Lt Smith C.A.

N=A/C McGivenin

            The following officers and men arrived Malang today: Maj Robinson, M.C.; Capt Adams, Capt Paten Inf.; 2nd Lt Meisel, Inf; Sgt Nichols, (7th Gp); Pfc Bishop (147 F.A.); Pfc Ellis (7th Gp), Pfc ___ (147th F.A.)

            Seven airplanes took off from Malang at 0555 for bombing mission in the Tarakan area.

            To (1) Hq F.E.A.F. (2) Gen Brett -- Batavia (3) U.S.A.F. F.E. (4) Cmdg Gen N.E.I. Air Force -- Bandoeing

            Seven B-17s took off Malang 2225 GMT Jan 10 to bomb target at Tarakan. Four runed back account weather. Three bombed ships individually. results uncertain. One ship attacked by three zero fighters. Two shot down. Antiaircraft fire not close. About forty surface craft sighted in Tarakna area. Five planes landed Melang, one at Sourabaya, one at Samarinda II. Status report __ in commission for high altitude mission. Two others in 48 hours, tow not returned from todays mission. Three lack parts, one required depot work due to enemy action. Eubank.

JANUARY 12, 1942

            Lt Connally returned from Sanariinda at 1120. Samarinda notified of arrival.

            Lt Tash arrived from Darwin in 40-3072 at 1110. Darwin notified at 1505

 

B-17D No 40-3072

B-24 No AL-612

B-24 No AL-535

P

Lt Tash

Lt Wade

Lt Dougherty

CP

Lt Teborek

lt Anderson

Lt Gibson

N

Lt Hoffman

A/C Jones

Lt Ellis

E

Sgt Scwa

S/Sgt Schiernolz

Lt Norwood

AE

Cpl Karlinger

T/Sgt Sager

Sgt Terry

AE

 

Sgt Jablonski

Pfc Fraley

R

Pfc Norgaard

Sgt Morley

S/Sgt Kolbus

AR

Pfc Penny

Pvt Ard

Cpl Conner

Extra

 

OB=Lt Smith C.A.

N=A/C McGivenin

            Lt Kurtz returned from Sourabaya at 1305.

“Report of Jan 11 Operations”

            At 0555 Jan 11 seven B-17s took off from Malang. Their objective was enemy ships in the Tarakan area. Four airplanes lost the formation because of very severe weather conditions. No 3078 and No 3061 landed at Malang at 1530. No 3097 attached the target alone at 1130. Altitude was 21,000 ft. four 600 lb bombs were dropped and missed the target. Three zero fighters attacked No 3097 and subjected the ship to fire from 1130 to 1205. Two of the fighters were shot down. No 2062 and No 3067 attacked together at 1145 at an altitude of 29,000 ft. Results of the bombing were uncertain. No enemy aircraft or antiaircraft fire was noted. No 3097 returned to Malang at 1635. No 2062 landed at Samarinda II at 1430 because of doubtful gas supply and weather. No 2062 took off from S ll at 0810 Jan 12 and landed Malang at 1120. No 3067 landed at Sourabaya at 1700 on account of weather. No 3067 took off at 1240 Jan 12 and landed Malang 1305.

            Personel taking part in the flight were:

 

No. 40-3097

No. 40-3066

No. 40-2062

P

Combs

Keiser

Connally

CP

Snyder

Vandevanter

Beekman

N

Oliver

Work

Meenaugh

B

Stone

Miller

Fesmire

E

Hanna

Baca

McClellan

AE

Sanders

Strohecker

Coburn

R

Douglas

Lytle

Peterson

AR

Byers

Huffman

Lorber

 

 

No. 40-3061

No. 40-3078

No. 40-3064

No. 40-3067

P

Broadhurst

Teats, E.C.

Bohnaker

Kurtz

CP

Wade

Greene, T.S.

Kellar

Norvell

N

Tarbutton

McAllister, F.K.

Carrithers

Seamon

B

Carter

Payne, C.R.

Burke

Harris

E

Heard

Provost, R.F.

Peel

Shadl

AE

Clark

Geckeler, J.N.

Groelz

Logan

R

Richardson

Kramer, P.

Gilbreath

Christianson

AR

Pecher

Hartzell, J.H.

Shafer

Cooksey

            Report sent Gen Brereton -- Batavia -- by officer messenger.

JANUARY 12, 1942

To Hq F.E.A. F. -- Darwin -- Status Report as of 1700

            “Five airplanes in commission for high altitude mission. Two airplanes in commission for high altitude mission in 24 hours. One airplane will be in commission for high altitude mission in 72 hours. Two airplanes our for engine change. One airplane our, shot up. Eubank.”

JANUARY 13,1942

Airplanes Assigned

Model

Number

Remarks

19th Group

B-17C

No 40-2062

 

(All at Malang)

B-17D

No 40-3061

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3064

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3066

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3067

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3070

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3072

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3074

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3078

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3079

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3097

Out for depot repairs

(At Darwin)

B-17D

No 40-3072

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3062

 

 

B-17D

No 40-3091

 

(At Malang)

B-18

No 36-338

Needs engine change

7th Group

LB-30

No AL-609

 

(At Malang)

LB-30

No AL-612

Broken left wing tip

 

LB-30

No AL-535

 

JANUARY 14, 1942

            Seven B-17s of the 19th Group took off at 1000 for mission at Palembang Sumatra.

No 3061

No 3064

No 3072

No 3074

No 3067

No 3066

No 3078

Maj Combs

Lt Bonnaker

Lt Vandevanter

Capt Parsel

Maj Schaetzel

Lt Smith

Lt Teats

            Two maintenace men per aircraft accompanied flight

            Specifications of B-17 and LB-30 sent to Bandoeng (N.E.I.A.F.) (Staff) by officer messenger today. Messenger F/O Moore R.A.F. (Liaison off. on Dutch Gen Staff).

            2 B-17s of the 7th Group arrived at Sourabaya. Remaining overnight. Will come to Malang in the morning.

LB-30 No AL-612

Duty

Rank

Name

SN

Sqd

P

1st Lt

Wade  H.M.

0-22592

 

CP

2nd Lt

Anderson  J.A.

0-398497

 

OB

2nd Lt

Smith  C.A.

0-425375

 

N

A/C

Jones G.H.

14043927

 

E

T/Sgt

Sager  H.

6545786

 

B

S/Sgt

Schierholz C.C.

6557684

 

R

Sgt

Morley  M.R.

6549024

 

AE

Sgt

Jablonski  L.J.

6917129

 

AR

Pvt

Ard  G.H.

19010458

 

 

As of 13 January 1942 the following listed officers and men were on duty at Malang.

Duty

Rank

Name

SN

Sq-Gp

 

Maj

Walsh  B.

 

 

 

Maj

Combs

 

 

 

Capt

Broadhurst

 

 

 

Capt

Parsel

 

 

 

1st Lt

Bohnaker

 

 

 

1st Lt

Connally

 

 

 

1st Lt

Keiser

 

 

 

1st Lt

Kurtz

 

 

 

1st Lt

McIntire

 

 

 

1st Lt

Montgomery  G.R.

0-420874

14-19

 

1st Lt

Norvell

 

 

 

1st Lt

Schaetzel

 

 

 

1st Lt

Smith

 

 

 

1st Lt

Tash

 

 

 

1st Lt

Teats

 

14-19

 

1st Lt

Vandevanter 

 

 

 

2nd Lt

Beekman  M.R.

0-416256

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Cappelletti  F.R.

0-430054

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Carruthers  W.M.

Unknown

 

 

2nd Lt

Cottage  C.

0-420870

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Friedman M.N.

0-401156

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Greene  T.S.

0-413592

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Gregg  E.G.

0-431786

 

 

2nd Lt

Harris  J.

0-431765

30-19

 

2nd Lt

Hayman  E.W.

0-406768

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Hoffman  R.E.

0-409899

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Keller D.H.

0-398623

93-19

 

2nd Lt

McAllister  E.K.

0-420874

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Meenach  W.F.

0-372623

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Michie  R.E.L.

0-413473

28-19

 

2nd Lt

Miller  D.C.

0-426201

 

 

2nd Lt

Oliver  A.E.

0-409904

30-19

 

2nd Lt

Seamon Jr  W.E.

0-409906

30-19

 

2nd Lt

Snyder  V.L.

0-416360

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Stitt  A.W.

0-425203

30-19

 

2nd Lt

Stone  M.D.

0-406204

93-19

 

2nd Lt

Tarbutton  P.R.

0-420878

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Teborek  R.G.

0-397556

30-19

 

2nd Lt

Wade  E.C.

0-411744

14-19

 

2nd Lt

Work  B.R.

0-431728

 

 

M/Sgt

Carter  J.F.

6492958

14-19

 

M/Sgt

Griffin  W.U.P.

6382232

14-19

 

M/Sgt

Laza  J.C.

6207242

14-19

 

M/Sgt

Moody  E.E.

6233418

14-19

 

M/Sgt

Olsen  R.

6047089

93-19

 

T/Sgt

Barber  L.A.

6541993

93-19

 

T/Sgt

Brades  G.H.

6097461

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Fesmire  D.W.

6246350

93-19

 

T/Sgt

Geckeler  J.N.

6841627

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Heard  G.A.

6233212

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Oliver Jr  E.T.

6786911

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Provost  R.R.

6368589

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Stephans  R.W.

6254755

14-19

 

T/Sgt

Ulino  L.

6117425

93-19

 

T/Sgt

Wellwood  J.A.

6222635

93-19

 

S/Sgt

Baca Jr  M.C.

6555898

30-19

 

S/Sgt

Brumley  P.J.

6832460

 

 

S/Sgt

Clark  J.F.

6833655

14-19

 

S/Sgt

Claud  J.J.

6379966

30-19

 

S/Sgt

Kovacht  K.S.

6910363

14-19

 

S/Sgt

Lytle  F.W.

6553898

 

 

S/Sgt

Peel  R.R.

6265599

 

 

S/Sgt

Richardson  A.L.

6829694

14-19

 

S/Sgt

Schadl Jr  M.M.

6663791

30-19

 

S/Sgt

Secrest  F.D.

6647199

14-19

 

S/Sgt

Sowa  J.V.

6541524

 

 

Sgt

Ambrose  V.L.

19000145

 

 

Sgt

Broelz  C.W.

7581250

 

 

Sgt

Burke  C.A.

6581084

 

 

Sgt

Burke  G.J.

6986689

 

 

Sgt

Byers  J.A.

6291071

 

 

Sgt

Christainson  E.R.

6936238

 

 

Sgt

Coburn  L.L.

6904602

 

 

Sgt

Cookey  J.E.

6580214

 

 

Sgt

Douglas  J.W.

6530266

 

 

Sgt

Finagin  J.C.

6296792

 

 

Sgt

Gauche  R.P.

6914105

 

 

Sgt

Gilbreath  R.L.

19051315

 

 

Sgt

Hanna  J.W.

6550091

 

 

Sgt

Hargrove  E.L.

6580643

 

 

Sgt

Hartzell  J.H.

7021115

 

 

Sgt

Hess  G.W.

65701480

 

 

Sgt

Hewston  W.J.

6977615

 

 

Sgt

Hoffman  R.

19018908

 

 

Sgt

Huston  L.M.

6953543

 

 

Sgt

Jones  C.O.

6849776

 

 

Sgt

Karlinger  A.E.

6579249

 

 

Sgt

Katlarz  B.A.

6258427

Hq-19

 

Sgt

Kelm  M.F.

6560806

 

 

Sgt

Krager  L.

68768303

 

 

Sgt

Light  O.D.

6915682

 

 

Sgt

Logan  D.H.

6297790

 

 

Sgt

Long  L.J.

6914478

 

 

Sgt

Lorber  V.J.

6974283

 

 

Sgt

Marvel  C.A.

62558427