OLD YARD DOG

B-17G  42-14209

CREW  ROSTER

Medals x4
Confirmed Kills                
Mission Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
Captain 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Captain MSgt. Tech Sgt. 3rd SSgt. SSgt. SSgt. SSgt.
  Phoenix, AZ Minneapolis, MN Sacramento, CA Wichita Falls, TX Valdosta, GA Scott, AR Newport, RI Ringgold, GA Beaumont, TX Lincoln, NE
Miss. Flown 35 17 29 40 44 43 33 39 39 39
 

Chase, Michael

Armstrong, Jack Wiggins, Jim Bonner, Steve Post, Norman Turpin, Ted Palmer, Ray Riddell, Phillip Harris, Tom Beasley, Ted
Klagenfurt

Chase

Armstrong Wiggins Davenport Post Vincent, Roy Palmer Riddell Schultz, Del SW=Home Stark, Tony
Verona

Chase

Armstrong Wiggins Davenport Post Turpin Palmer Meier, Carl Murphy, Lance Stark
Linz

Chase

Armstrong LW Wiggins SW=10 Days Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Sofia

Chase

Armstrong Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Steyr

Chase

Armstrong Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Thomas, L Riddell Harris Beasley
Bucharest

Chase

Roberts, K. Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Thomas, L Riddell  LW Harris Beasley
Nis

Chase

Roberts, K. Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Thomas, L Riddell Harris Beasley
Treviso

Chase

Roberts, K. Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Thomas, L Riddell Harris Beasley
Gyor

Chase

Armstrong Forrest, C Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Belgrade

Chase

Armstrong Forrest, C. FB=1 day Bonner LW Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Wiener-Neustadt

Chase

Armstrong Wiggins Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Brasov

Tanner

Armstrong Wiggins LW=5 days Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell LW=2 days Harris Beasley
Piombino Armstrong Roberts, K Jackson, M Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Rimini Armstrong Roberts, K Jackson Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Avezzano Armstrong Roberts, K Jackson Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Wiener-Neustadt Armstrong Roberts, K Wiggins Bonner Post Turpin Palmer Riddell Harris Beasley
Avignon Armstrong Roberts, K Jackson Snyder, Don James, Bob Hayden, P Thomas, L. Meier, Carl O'Dell, Francis Walker, A.S.
Belgrade Tanner Armstrong Forrest, C Scott, Alan Garrett, Jay Hayden Thomas, L Meier O'Dell Walker
Budapest Armstrong LW Roberts, K Forrest, C Scott Garrett Hayden Thomas, L Meier O'Dell Walker
Ploesti Armstrong Roberts, K Forrest, C Scott KIA Garrett Hayden SW=Home Thomas, L Meier KIA O'Dell Walker
Brasov Armstrong Roberts, K Forrest, C Kingston, Bill Garrett Farmer, John Thomas, L Rooker, Bill Tomlinson, Dave Walker
Budapest Armstrong Roberts, K Forrest, C Kingston Garrett Farmer Thomas, L Rooker Tomlinson Walker

 

Special Crew Abilities:

Flight Engineer Post: His landing modifier (LD) is -8.

Radioman Turpin: applies a +1 modifier to a ditching attempt provided the radio is operational.

Wiggins has +1 modifier to bomb run.

Armstrong has +1 modifier to landing.

 

Personal Lucky Charms remaining:

Chase (2 - 1 used on mission 43), Armstrong (2  - 1 used on mission 43), Wiggins (2 - 1 used on mission 43), Bonner (2 - used on missions 53 & 61), Post (2), Turpin(2), Palmer (2 - 1 used on mission 61), Riddell (2), Harris (1) & Beasley (2)

Lucky Charm earned after Verona mission: Chase (#3) & Post (#3)

Lucky Charm earned after Linz mission: Turpin (#3)

Lucky Charm earned after Bucharest mission: Bonner (#3 - used mission 61)

Lucky Charm earned after Nis mission: Riddell (#3), Harris (#3) and Beasley (#3).

Lucky Charm earned after Piombino mission: Turpin (#4)

Lucky Charm earned after Brasov mission: Post (#4)

Lucky Charm earned after Wiener- Neustadt mission: Bonner (#4)

 

Crew History notes:

Lt. Davenport flew on Guidonia, Florence, Verona & M. Cassino missions with McConnell crew on Satin Doll; flew Villaorba & Rome missions with Chase crew on Old Yard Dog.

Sgt. Schultz flew 2 missions with Coleridge crew on Rock 'em & Sock 'em; on Frascati & Vrattsa missions with Tanner crew on Full House II; on Verona, Villaorba & Klagenfurt missions with Chase crew on Old Yard Dog; on Padua mission with McConnell crew on Satin Doll.

Sgt. Stark flew on Verona & Monte Cssino missions with McConnell crew on Satin Doll

Lt. Forrest flew on 6 missions with McConnell crew on Satin Doll. B. Runs: 30, 30, 50, 20, 30 & 20.

Sgt. Thomas flew 1 previous mission w/15th; flew on Athens, Rimini, Pola, Padua, Piraeus & Brod missions with 316th; flew M. Cassino & Campoleone missions with Griffin crew on Lucky Penny.

MISSION RECORD

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam

Me-109 Claimed/Dam

Me-110 Claimed/Dam

40

Klagenfurt, Austria

Airfield

30

-

-

0

0

-

-

41

Verona, Italy

Marshalling Yards

0

-

-

0

2

-

-

43

Linz, Austria

Aircraft Factory

5

1

2

0

0

-

-

44

Sofia, Bulgaria

Marshalling Yards

30

0

0

1

1

-

-

45

Steyr, Austria

Ball Bearings

20

3

0

-

-

-

-

47

Bucharest, Rumania

Marshalling Yards

30

0

1

2

1

-

-

48

Nis, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

40

0

0

0

0

-

-

49

Treviso, Italy

Marshalling Yards

40

0

0

1

0

-

-

51

Gyor, Hungary

Aircraft Factory

Aborted zone 3

0

0

0

0

-

-

53

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Industry - Munitions

40

1

1

1

3

-

-

61

Brasov, Romania

Aircraft Factory

10

0

2

1

1

0

1

64

Piombino, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

65

Cesena, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

67

Rimini, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

68

Avezzano, Italy

Marshalling Yards

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

69

Wiener-Neustadt, Austria

Aircraft Factory

0

0

2

0

1

1

0

71

Avignon, France

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

77

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

40

1

1

3

1

-

-

83

Budapest, Hungary

Oil Refinery

30

1

2

-

-

-

-

86

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

0

0

1

2

1

-

-

98

Budapest, Hungary

Oil Refinery

20

1

0

0

0

-

-

TOTALS

Avg: 22.3%

8

12

11

11

1

1

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

40

New aircraft assignment. Crew had flown between 21-to-28 missions in Old Yard DogTemporary replacements: TSgt. Vincent, Sgts. Schultz & Stark.  Returned with rafts destroyed, damage to the control cables, cockpit windows, port wing root, 4 superficial holes in the fuselage, and 1 casualty.

41

TSgt. Turpin rejoins crew. Temporary replacements: Sgts. Meir & Murphy. Returned without damage or casualties.

43

Capt. Bonner, SSgts. Beasley, Harris & Riddell rejoins crew.  Returned with top turret guns out, severe damage to the rudder, wing root damage to both wings, superficial damage to the #1 engine, superficial damage in numerous other places, 2 casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by Capt. Bonner. Replacement: 2nd Lt. Forrest.

44

Returned with radio inoperable, damage to the ball turret oxygen system, superficial damage to the port wing, nose compartment, and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Riddell.  Temporary replacement: Sgt. Thomas

45

Returned with a leaking inboard fuel tank on the port wing, dropped bomb bay doors, rudder controls and starboard ailerons inoperable, damage to the oxygen system in the tail compartment, superficial damage to both wings, the fuselage, bomb bay compartment and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 apiece by 2nd Lt. Forrest, Sgt. Thomas, Sgt. Riddell.  Temporary replacement: 2nd Lt. Roberts.

47

Returned with #2 engine and intercom system inoperable, damage to both ailerons and the port wing root, and 1 casualty.  Claims: 1 Me-109 apiece by SSgt. Post & Sgt. Beasley (Sgt. Beasley's claim later confirmed by S-2).

48

Returned with superficial damage to the port wing and no casualties.

49

Returned with radio inoperable, a damaged windscreen, damage to both wing roots and the rudder, and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by MSgt. Post.

51

1st Lt. Armstrong & SSgt. Palmer rejoins crew. Aborted mission over Yugoslavia (zone-3) due to loss of bomb control, intercom, compartment heat to the nose section, cockpit windscreen damaged, and superficial damage to the port wing, and no casualties.  Returned alone out-of-formation without incident.

53

Returned with navigator's heating system and port flaps inoperable, damage to the port ailerons, superficial damage to the nose compartment, port wing and fuselage, 1 casualty and 1 case of frostbite.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Post and 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Beasley. Temporary replacement: 2nd Lt. Snyder.

61

1st Lt. Wiggins rejoins crew. Fell-out-of-formation after bomb run and returned alone with oxygen system, top turret guns, starboard wing ailerons, port waist gunner's heating system inoperable, superficial damage to the both wings, to the #4 engine, to the bomb bay doors, to the fuselage (5), to the nose, bomb bay (2) and waist compartments, and 2 light casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Capt. Bonner.

64

Returned without damage or casualties.

67

Returned without damage or casualties.

68

Returned without damage or casualties.

69

Returned with auto-pilot, elevator controls inoperable, port waist MG & radio destroyed, port elevator inoperable, superficial damage to the bomb bay and pilot compartments and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-110 by MSgt. Post.

71

Flew with mixed crew.  Returned without damage or casualties.

77

Returned and made successful wheels up landing with port aileron inoperable, port waist MG destroyed, fire damage to the #2 engine, main landing gear inoperable, 2 superficial damage holes to the fuselage, and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Me-109s by Sgt. Thomas and 1 Me-109 & 1 Fw-190 by Sgt. Walker.

83

Returned with superficial damage to the port wing flaps, to the nose, cockpit and tail compartments (all from flak) and 1 light casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Garrett.

86

Group Spare, replaced St. Louis Belle, third flight, right aircraft.  Returned with the rudder, port elevator, and starboard flaps inoperable, damage to the tail compartment oxygen system and to the starboard waist .50-cal MG, superficial damage (13 hits) throughout the aircraft and 4 casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 apiece by 2nd Lt. Forrest and TSgt. Hayden.

98

Returned with structural damage to the starboard wing root, superficial damage to the port wing and no casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-190 Sgt. A. Walker.

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