SATIN   DOLL

B-17F  42-11806

Ground Crew Chief: MSgt. Clayton P. Hardison (Pops)

 

                                                                                

                                                   

CREW  ROSTER

Medals    
Confirmed Kills                  
Mission Pilot Co-Pilot Bombardier Navigator Flight Eng. Radioman Ball Gunner Port Waist Star. Waist Tail Gunner
Capt. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. 1st Lt. MSgt. Tech Sgt SSgt. Sgt. Sgt. SSgt.
  Alexandria, VA Culpepper, VA Danville, IL Duluth, MN Modesto, CA Reading, PA Charleston, SC Little Rock, AK Columbus, OH Lenoir, NC
Miss. Flown 26 (36) 30 (42) 27 (35) 25 (35) 26 (36) 26 (36) 26 (36) 25 (35) 25 (35) 25 (33)
Assigned Crew Patrick, Bill Davis, Mickey Douglas, Steven L. White, Peter Rountree, Ronnie Davidson, Ray Maust, Tim Mason, Paul Tibbs, Gene Walker, Albert S.
Belgrade Patrick Davis Douglas Henderson Rountree Davidson Maust Wall, Brad Jackson, Hal T. Wheeler, P
Wiener-Neustadt Patrick Davis Morris. P.J. Henderson Rountree Davidson Maust Wall Jackson Wheeler
Ploesti Patrick Davis Morris Henderson Rountree Davidson Maust Wall Jackson Wheeler
Piombino Patrick Davis Morris Davenport, K. Rountree Davidson Maust Wall Jackson Walker
Milan Patrick Davis Morris Henderson Rountree Davidson Maust Wall Jackson Wheeler
Zagreb Patrick Davis Douglas White, Peter Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Ploesti Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker LW
Antheor Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker LW
Vado Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Belgrade Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Pola Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Munich Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Mestre Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree LW Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Munich Patrick Davis Douglas LW White LW Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Budapest Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Vienna Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker LW
Fornova di Taro Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Ploesti Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason LW Tibbs Walker LW
Sete Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Vienna Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Budapest Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Gyor Patrick Davis Douglas White LW Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Bucharest Patrick Davis Douglas White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Brasov Patrick Davis Eggers, Phil White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Montpellier Patrick Davis Eggers White Rountree Davidson Maust Mason Tibbs Walker
Vienna Patrick Davis Eggers White Rountree Davidson Maust LW Mason Tibbs Walker
Ploesti Davis Crave, Dave Eggers White Charles, Don Cooper, Frank Myers, Walt Mason Tibbs Walker
Mestre Davis Crave Eggers White Charles Cooper Myers Mason Tibbs Keller, Joe
Budapest Davis Crave Douglas White Charles Cooper Myers Mason Tibbs Keller
Ploesti Davis Crave Douglas White Charles Cooper Myers Mason Tibbs Keller
To be announced Patrick Crave Douglas Leggett, Carl Rountree Davidson Maust North, Bill Leach, Rich Walker

 

SPECIAL CREW ABILITIES:

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Belgrade mission: Patrick, Davis, Rountree, Davidson & Maust.

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Munich mission: Walker

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Budapest mission: White, Mason & Tibbs

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Ploesti mission: Douglas (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Vienna mission: Patrick (#2), Davis (#2), Rountree (#2), Davidson (#2) & Maust (#2).

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Munich mission: Walker (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Montpellier mission: White (#2), Mason (#2) & Tibbs (#2)

Personal Lucky Charms earned after Ploesti mission 99:  Davis (#3)

 

CREW HISTORY:

Lt. Douglas flew previously on 6 earlier missions with McConnell crew on Satin Doll.  Bomb runs: 30, 30, 50, 20, 30 & 20.

Sgt. Walker flew previously on Belgrade mission with Windley crew on Untamed Beauty; on Avignon mission with Armstrong crew on Old Yard Dog.

MISSION RECORD - First 50 Missions for Satin Doll

Mission

Target City

Target Type

Bomb Run

Fw-190 Claimed/Dam

Me-109 Claimed/Dam

Me-110 Claimed/Dam

 

1-to-52 Missions

50 Missions Totals

Avg.: 38.2%

33

17

36

19

10

1

53

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Industry - Munitions

20

0

0

2

1

-

-

55

Wiener-Neustadt, Austria

Aircraft Factory

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

56

Ploesti, Romania

Marshalling Yards

20

0

0

2

0

2

0

57

Piombino, Italy

Industry - Steel Works

40

-

-

-

-

-

-

59

Milan, Italy

Marshalling Yards

40

1

2

0

0

-

-

73

Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

40

0

0

0

0

-

-

74

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

75

Antheor, France

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

76

Vado, Italy

Rail Bridge

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

77

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Marshalling Yards

40

0

2

5

0

-

-

79

Pola, Italy

Sub Pens

20

0

0

-

-

-

-

80

Munich, Germany

Air Depot

30

-

-

0

0

-

-

81

Mestre, Italy

Marshalling Yards

40

-

-

5

1

-

-

82

Munich, Germany

Air Components Factory

90

0

0

3

1

-

-

83

Budapest, Hungary

Oil Refinery

30

3

2

1

0

-

-

84

Vienna, Austria

Oil Refinery

40

0

2

-

-

0

0

85

Fornova di Taro, Italy Marshalling Yards

90

-

-

-

-

-

-

86

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

40

0

0

1

0

1

0

87

Sete, France

Port Facilities

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

88

Vienna, Austria

Oil Refinery

30

0

0

0

0

1

0

89

Budapest, Hungary

Marshalling Yards

20

1

0

1

0

2

0

90

Gyor, Hungary

Aircraft Factory

20

1

0

1

1

-

-

91

Bucharest, Romani

Marshalling Yards

60

1

0

0

0

3

0

92

Brasov, Romani

Oil Refinery

30

0

0

5

2

0

0

93

Montpellier, France

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

95

Vienna, Austria

Oil Storage

30

1

2

-

-

1

0

96

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

20

-

-

1

2

0

0

97

Mestre, Italy

Marshalling Yards

30

-

-

-

-

-

-

98

Budapest, Hungary

Oil Refinery

40

1

0

-

-

-

-

99

Ploesti, Romania

Oil Refinery

40

3

1

1

0

-

-

TOTALS

Avg.: 37.0%

45

28

67

30

20

1

MISSION NOTES

Mission

Notes

53

Returned without damage or casualties.  Claims: 2 Me-109s  by SSgt. Wheeler.

55

Returned without damage or casualties.

56

Returned without damage or casualties.  Claims: 2 ME-110s by Sgt. Maust, and 1 ME-109 apiece by SSgt. Roundtree and SSgt. Wall.

57

Returned without damage or casualties.

59

Returned with #2 Engine cowling superficial damage from flak fragment and no casualties.  Claims: 1 FW-190 by Sgt. Maust. After mission, Capt. Morris, Capt. Henderson, SSgts. Wall, Jackson and Wheeler completed tour of duty and are sent home.

73

Permanent Replacements: Lt. Steven Douglas & Sgt. Al Walker. Temporary Replacements: Lt. P. White, Sgts. P. Mason & G. Tibbs. Returned without damage or casualties.

74

Fell-out-of-formation (zone-8) after releasing bombs over target. Returned alone with flak & fire damage to nose compartment O2 System, port waist MG & radio destroyed, Norden bombsight damaged, starboard & port wings outboard fuel tanks holed, superficial flak damage to port wing leading edge between #1 & #2 engines, superficial damage to the cockpit roof, to the waist compartment, to the rudder and tail, and 1 casualty.

75

Returned without damage or casualties.

76

Returned without damage or casualties.

77

Returned without damage or casualties. Claims: 2 Me-109s by SSgt. Roundtree, 1 Me-109 apiece by 1st Lt. Douglas, Sgts. Walker & Maust.

79

Returned with superficial flak damage to both wings, to the starboard flaps, to the horizontal stabilizer, to the tail and waist compartments.

80

Returned without damage or casualties.

81

Returned with structural damage to the rudder (1 hit), damage to the control cables (1 hit), superficial damage to the nose, pilot, bomb bay, radio room, waist, and tail compartments and 1 casualty.  Claims: 3 Me-109s by Sgt. Walker (one of Sgt. Walker's claims was later confirmed by S-2), 1 Me-109 apiece by SSgt. Rountree and Sgt. Maust.

82

Returned to base with flak damage to the port inboard fuel tank (self-sealed), superficial flak damage to the port aileron, #1 Engine oil tank by 12.75mm shell fragment (self-sealed) and 20mm & 12.75mm shell holes in nose and 2 light casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 apiece by 1st Lt. Douglas, SSgts. Roundtree and Mason.

83

Returned with Pilot and Copilot O2 regulator hit by 12.75mm shell fragment, superficial structural damage to the port wing, and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Fw-190s by Sgt. Maust, 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Roundtree and 1 Fw-190 by TSgt. Davidson.

84

Returned with flak damage to the starboard wing inboard fuel tank holed, structural damage to the rudder (2 hits) and to the port wing root (2 hits), superficial damage to the starboard wing, the #4 engine cowling, to both tail planes, and to the nose and tail compartments and 1 casualty.

85

Returned without damage or casualties.

86

Returned with flak damage to the port wing both fuel tanks holed (both self-sealed), port flaps and ailerons holed, the #2 engine cowling damaged, the port elevator shredded, the rudder holed, superficial damage both wings, to the waist compartment and to the horizontal stabilizer and 2 light casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by SSgt. R. Rountree and 1 Me-110 by Sgt. T. Maust.

87

Returned without damage or casualties.

88

Returned with #4 engine and starboard wheel brakes operable, control cables damaged, structural damage to the port wing root, and superficial damage both wings, both ailerons, to the horizontal stabilizer, to the cockpit and radio room, and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-110 by Sgt. Walker.

89

Returned with starboard ailerons inoperable, damage to the tail compartment oxygen system regulator, superficial damage to radio room and no casualties.  Claims:  1 Me-109s & 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Roundtree, 1 Me-110 apiece by 1st Lt. Douglas and Sgt. Walker.

90

Returned with the port flaps and elevator inoperable, the starboard aileron missing, superficial damage to both wings, to the tail horizontal stabilizer, to the nose and bomb bay compartments and 1 light casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by Sgt. Walker and 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Roundtree.

91

Returned without damage or casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Roundtree and 1 Me-110 apiece by 1st Lt. Dougles and Sgts. Walker & Maust.  Temporary replacement: 2nd Lt. Eggers.

92

Group Leader.  Returned without damage or casualties.  Claims: 3 Me-109s by SSgt. Roundtree, 1 Me-109 by 2nd Lt. Eggers and 1 Me-109 shared by TSgt. Davidson and SSgt. Roundtree.

93

Returned without damage or casualties.

95

Returned with #3 Engine oil tank ruptured, fire damage to #3 Engine, starboard elevator inoperable, superficial damage to starboard wing skin from 20mm shells, starboard ailerons holed from flak damage, ball turret Plexiglas damaged, to the waist, and tail compartments and 1 casualty.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Ronnie Rountree & 1 Me-110 by Sgt. A. S. Walker.  Temporary replacements: 2nd Lt. Crane, SSgt. Charles, TSgt. Cooper & Sgt. Myers

96

Returned with superficial flak damage to the starboard aileron and port flaps and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Me-109 by Sgt. Walker. Temporary replacements: Sgt. Keller

97

Returned without damage or casualties.

98

1st Lt. Douglas rejoins crew. Returned with starboard waist MG destroyed, radio shot up, superficial damage to the nose, bomb bay, radio, tail and pilotsí compartments and no casualties.  Claims: 1 Fw-190 by SSgt. Charles.

99

Returned with superficial damage to the nose, bomb bay and pilotsí compartments and no casualties.  Claims: 2 Fw-190s by Sgt. Myers; 1 Fw-190 and 1 Me-109 by SSgt. Charles.  Temporary replacements: 2nd Lt. Leggett and Sgts. Leach and North.

100

Capt. Patrick, MSgt. Rountree, TSgt. Davidson, SSgts. Maust and Walker rejoins crew.

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