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453rd Bomb Group / 453rd Bombardment Group / 453rd BG / 453rd BG Memorial Association
s/n 42-50471 - "Lil' Nemo” 732nd BS
Pilot - Lt. Walter Cullen

Co-Pilot - Lt. Jack Dean
Navigator - Lt. Robert Barnett
Engineer - Sgt. Clifford Rhodes
Radio - Sgt. John Sommers
Gunner - Sgt.Joseph Shulman
Gunner - Sgt. Louis Fournier
Gunner - Sgt. Thomas Gillespie
Gunner - Sgt. Richard Jablin

 

Lt. Walter Cullen Lt. Jack Dean Lt. Robert Barnett Sgt. Clifford Rhodes Sgt. John Sommers
Sgt.Joseph Shulman Sgt. Louis Fournier Sgt. Thomas Gillespie Sgt. Richard Jablin  
Missino # Group
Mission #
Date Target (in Germany unless shown otherwise) Flying Time A/C Serial Letter  A/C Name Remarks Hard
Stand #
1944
- 134 24-Aug Brunswick/Querum, Aero engine plant Unk 42-94990 C KEN O KAY III Formation practice mission – did not fly over enemy territory. 32
1 136 25-Aug La Louvière, Belgium, Chemical works (coke ovens) 5:08 42-95076 N LACE   35
2 137 26-Aug Eindhoven, Netherlands, Airfield W of city 4:25 42-50296 A FORD’S FOLLY Weather prevented attack on primary target. (Emmerich – cracking unit of an oil  refinery)  26
3 138 27-Aug Basdorf, near Berlin, Aero engine plant 5:30 42-52472 K LITTLE NANCY Mission recalled due to weather when 1½ hours from target. Counted as a mission. 30
4 143 10-Sep Ulm, Ordnance depot 8:17 42-52472 K LITTLE NANCY   30
5 144 11-Sep Hannover?Misburg, Oil refinery 6:21 41-29301 G VAMPIN’ VERA   31
6 145 13-Sep Weissenhorn, near Ulm, Fuel storage depot 8:03 42-95076 N LACE   34
- TM #1 17-Sep Clastres, France Unk 42-52472 K LITTLE NANCY Truckin’ operation 30
7 151 28-Sep Kassel, Tiger tank plant 6:34 42-50333 D PARTIAL PAYMENT   Unk
8 152 30-Sep Hamm, Marshalling yards 5:44 42-50471 Q LIL’ NEMO   26
9 154 3-Oct Ludwigshafen/Lachen & Speyerdorf, Airfields 7:05 42-50471 Q LIL’ NEMO    Unk
10 156 6-Oct Hamburg/Glinde, Ordnance depot 6:45 42-50471 Q LIL’ NEMO   26
11 157 7-Oct Kassel/Altenbaune, Aero engine works 6:19 42-50471 Q LIL’ NEMO   26
Trained as an H2X PFF lead crew 
- 194 29-Dec Remagen, Rail & road bridge  1:47 42-51681 D- Name, if any, unknown 734th BS B-24JSH (H2X PFF lead aircraft) / Was scheduled to lead High Right squadron but aborted and landed at Woodbridge, where the hydraulic system and engine trouble was repaired Dec 30, 1944 – Jan 2, 1945.  2
1945                  
12 199 3-Jan Homburg, Marshalling yards 6:31 42-51681 D- Name, if any, unknown 734th BS B-24JSH (H2X PFF lead aircraft) / Led Low Left squadron of “C” group. Unk
- - 8-Jan Unknown Unk 42-50510 I SHAMROCK 735th BS B-24JSH (H2X PFF lead aircraft) / The emission was abandoned. / Crash-landed between East Wretham and Great Hockham. Unk
   
In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan




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