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453rd Bomb Group / 453rd Bombardment Group / 453rd BG / 453rd BG Memorial Association
s/n 42-110138 “Flying Bull” 733rd BS
Pilot: Lt. Milton A. Stanchfield

Co-Pilot - F/O Frank C. Mishaga
Bombardier / Navigator - 2nd Lt. Earl Edward Shakley
Engineer - T/Sgt. Harrel W. Fuller
Radio Operator - T/Sgt. James Hamilton Marshall Jr.
Nose Gunner - S/Sgt. Howard Youree Jr. (NMI)
Top Turret - S/Sgt. Frank Joseph Baba
L. Waist Gunner - T/Sgt. Harold W. Fuller
R. Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. Eugene Trapani (NMI)
Tail Gunner - S/Sgt. Herbert Lloyd Hall

 

Lt. Milton Stanchfield F/O Frank Mishaga Lt. Earl Shakley T/Sgt. Harrel Fuller S/Sgt. Howard Youree Jr.
S/Sgt. Frank Baba T/Sgt. Harold Fuller S/Sgt. Eugene Trapani S/Sgt. Herbert Hall  
Mission # Group
Mission #
Date Target (in Germany unless shown otherwise) Flying time Aircraft Remarks Hardstand
AAF Serial # Radio call letter Name
1944
- 107 16-Jul Saarbrücken, Marshalling yards 2:00 42-52234 N+ CORKY – BURGUNDY BOMBERS Spare flown in place of 42-110149 Z+ MARY HARRIET originally scheduled Took off an hour later than the rest of the squadron and then aborted 45
1 108 17-Jul Belfort, France, Marshalling yards 6:43 42-110085 P+ FLAK HACK   38
2 109 18-Jul Caen, France, Support for ground troops 4:53 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
3 111 20-Jul Gotha, Me 110 assembly plant 6:45 42-52234 N+ CORKY – BURGUNDY BOMBERS   40
4 112 21-Jul Saarbrücken, Marshalling yards Unk 42-110085 P+ FLAK HACK Primary target: Munich/Riem air park 38
5 113 24-Jul St-Lô area, France, Support for ground troops Unk 42-52234 N+ CORKY – BURGUNDY BOMBERS   43
6 114 25-Jul St-Lô area, France, Support for ground troops 4:46 42-52234 N+ CORKY – BURGUNDY BOMBERS Bombed with 93rd BG 44
7 116 29-Jul Bremen, Oli refinery 6:18 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
8 117 31-Jul Ludwigshafen, Methanol processing building in I G Farben chemical works 6:55 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
9 118 1-Aug Montereau, France, Railway bridge 5:48 41-28610 X+ CURLY Primary target: Fismes, France, railway bridge, Spare flown in place of 41-28613 W+ MAID OF FURY originally scheduled 46
10 120 3-Aug Conches, France, Airfield 6:32 42-110085 P+ FLAK HACK Primary target: Paris area oul supply depot 38
11 121 4-Aug Schwerin, FW190 assembly plant & air park 7:29 42-110085 P+ FLAK HACK   38
12 124 6-Aug Harburg, south suburb of Hamburg, Rhenania-Ossag AG & Egand-Asphalt Werke AG oil refinery installations  6:32 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
13 126 8-Aug Bois St-Pierre or Bois de Queue Comtesse & Avesnes, France, V-weapon launching sites 4:21 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
- 127 9-Aug Strasbourg, France, Fuel storage dump or Saarbrücken, Marshalling yards  1:28 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO Aborted - #3 feathered 41
14 128 11-Aug Strasbourg, France, Fuel depot 6:20 42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO   41
15 132 16-Aug Dessau, Junkers Flugzeug Motoren Werke AG aircraft engine plant on the edge of an airfield   42-110138 O+ FLYING BULL aka BUFFALO Shot down by fighters on the way home and crash-landed 1 km north of Stapelburg, near Goslar, Germany, after most of the crew had bailed out,. MACR 8424 41
   
In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan




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