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453rd Bomb Group / 453rd Bombardment Group / 453rd BG / 453rd BG Memorial Association
s/n 42-51063  “Danny Boy” 735th BS
Pilot: Capt. Lawerence W. Love

Co-Pilot - Lt. David T. Noble
Bombardier - Lt. Everett E. Berg
Navigator #1 - Lt. Gordon A. Pennoyer
Navigator #2 - Lt. Harry D. Wiseman
Navigator #3 - Lt. Richard K. Marshall
Engineer - T/Sgt. William P.Gewain
Radio - T/Sgt. Raymond E. Brunet
Gunner - S/Sgt. Joseph Shulman (NMI)
Gunner - S/Sgt. Carl G. Aichele Jr.
Gunner - S/Sgt. Carl F. Saunders

 

Capt. Lawerence Love Lt. David Noble Lt. Everett Berg Lt. Gordon Pennoyer Lt. Harry Wiseman
Lt. Richard Marshall T/Sgt. William Gewain T/Sgt. Raymond Brunet S/Sgt. Joseph Shulman S/Sgt. Carl Aichele Jr.
Sgt. Carl Saunders        
Mission Group
Mission
Date Target (in Germany unless shown otherwise) Flying time A/c Serial Letter  A/c Name Remarks Hard
Stand
732nd Squadron
1 181 25-Nov Bingen, near Frankfurt, Marshalling yards Unk 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM Unk
2 182 26-Nov Bielefeld/Schildesche,  Railway viaduct Unk 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM 34
3 185 4-Dec Bebra, near Kassel, Marshalling yards Unk 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM. / # 3 position in Lead  “C” Group 34
4 188 11-Dec Hanau, Marshalling yards 7:40 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM. Unk
5 189 12-Dec Hanau, Marshalling yards 7:01 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM Unk
6 192 24-Dec Mayen, Rail & road junction 6:38 42-50571 S MY ACHIN’ BACK /
DIRTY GERTIE
Deputy lead Hi Right “C” Force. / Name DIRTY GERTIE is doubtful / (42-95076 N LACE was flown by Lt. Warren L. BROWN) Unk
7 193 28-Dec Neunkirchen, Rail & road junction 6:36 42-50471 Q LIL’ NEMO Deputy lead Low Left / (42-95076 N LACE was flown by Lt. ROTH) Unk
8 196 31-Dec Koblenz, Rail & road junction 6:53 42-95076 N LACE Equipped with carpet blinker RCM. / Returned with # 2 feathered
Unk
1945
9 205 15-Jan Reutlingen, Marshalling yards 8:11 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Hi Right. Unk
10 206 16-Jan Magdeburg, Krupp tank manufacturing works
9:00 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Hi Right, Landed at A-81, Creil, France (the entire formation landed away) Unk
11 209 29-Jan Hamm, Marshalling yards 6:13 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Hi Right Unk
12 213 9-Feb Rothensee synthetic oil plant but Magdeburg marshalling yards bombed 6:48 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Deputy lead Unk
13 214 11-Feb Dülmen, SW of Münster, Oil depot  5:54 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Hi Right Unk
14 217 16-Feb Rheine but Bertgsteinfurt bombed, Marshalling yards 5:39 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Low Left Unk
15 218 19-Feb Jungenthal, near Siegen, Tank assembly plant 6:20 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead lLow Left / Command Pilot: Lt.Col. Frank DAVIDSON. Unk
16 221 23-Feb Paderborn, Marshalling yards 9:00 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead Low Left Unk
17 222 24-Feb Lehrte, Marshalling yards 6:17 42-51063 Y DANNY BOY Equipped with H2X. / Lead ”D” Group. / Command Pilot: Maj. Donald HEATON
(Shortly after this mission, 42-51063 Y was transferred to 93rd BG at Hardwick)
Unk
18 225 27-Feb Halle, Marshalling yards 8:18 44-48816 I GINNIE 735th BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X. / Lead “C” Group / Command Pilot: Capt. TREVOR. Unk
19 226 28-Feb Arnsberg, Marshalling yards 7:16 42-51508 R Name, if any, unknown Equipped with H2X. /Lead Hi Right Unk
20 228 2-Mar Magdeburg, Marshalling yards 6:31 42-50602 M+ BODY AND SOUL 733rd BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X. / Lead “A” Group of 2nd CBW & Lead 2nd Air Division.
Command Pilot: Lt. Col. D. Van DOWDA
Unk
21 236 11-Mar Kiel, Krupp Germania U-boat yards 6:31 44-49318 S Name, if any, unknown 735th BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X (and possibly G-H). / Lead 2nd CBW
Command Pilot: Maj. Frank R. WEBSTER Jr.
Unk
22 238 15-Mar Zossen General staff HQ but Gardelegen marshalling yards bombed 7:35 42-51464 N- PATIENT PAT 734th BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X. / Lead Hi Right Unk
23 241 19-Mar Neuberg & Baumenheim, near Augsburg, Jet aircraft fields 8:23 42-50602 M+ BODY AND SOUL 733rd BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X. / Lead “A” Group Lo Left Unk
24 247 24-Mar Wesel, Supply drop 5:49 42-50494 D SQUIRT Equipped with carpet blinker RCM. / Lead Hi Hi Right Unk
25 250 30-Mar Wilhelmshaven, Submarine pens & docks 6:06 42-51707 H DOROTHY 735th BS aircraft. / Equipped with H2X. / Lead hi Right Unk
735th Squadron
- 253 5-Apr Eger, Czechoslovakia 4:54 44-49926 W SWEET SUE Equipped with H2X & G-H Lead  / Command Pilot: Capt. TREVOR.
Assembly was very confused with a/c in small individual elements. 2nd CBW abandoned operations – did not bomb.
Unk
26 258 10-Apr Rechlin & Wittenberge, Luftwaffe experimental base & marshalling yards Unk 44-49318 S Name, if any, unknown Equipped with H2X  (and possibly G-H) / Unaccounted for after 6 hours
Command Pilot: Capt. Wilbur L. CLINGAN.
Unk
   
In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan




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