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453rd Bomb Group / 453rd Bombardment Group / 453rd BG / 453rd BG Memorial Association
s/n 42-95086  “Squee-Gee” 735th BS
Pilot: Lt. William H. Norris
Co-Pilot: Lt. Olen C. Hassier
Navigator: Lt. Phillip H. Meistrich
Bombardier: Lt. Harry S. Siegrist
Engineer: Sgt. Walter Christopher (NMI)
Radio Operator: Sgt. James L. Hughes
Ball Turret: Sgt. Harold M. Setters "Curly"
Waist Gunner: Sgt. Thurmon M. Cranford "Pete"
Waist Gunner: Sgt. John M. Payne
Tail Gunner: Sgt. Alex W. Cholewak
Lt. William Norris Lt. Olen Hassier Lt. Phillip Meistrich Lt. Harry Siegrist Sgt. Walter Christopher
Sgt. James Hughes Sgt. Harold Setters Sgt. Thurmon Cranford Sgt. John Payne Sgt. Alex Cholewak
Pilots
Mission #
Group
Mission #
Date Target A/c Serial      Letter A/c Name  Remarks Hard-stand
1944
1 36 20-Apr Wizernes, France 42-52186 O+ Name, if any, unknown Flak damage 19
2 37 22-Apr Hamm 41-28591 N INSPECTOR'S SQUAWKS Landed at Tibenham. 22
3 39 25-Apr Mannheim 41-29591 N INSPECTOR'S SQUAWKS Lead a/c had mechanical trouble and was running short of gas. All a/c including this one that remained in formation jettisoned bombs in an open field near secondary target.  22
4 40 26-Apr Gütersloh 42-94806 Z+ Name, if any, unknown   24
5 43 29-Apr Berlin 42-64473 R+ LOVER'S LANE (port side), YUVADIT (starboard side)    23
6 45 1-May Watten, France 41-28591 N INSPECTOR'S SQUAWKS   22
7 47 2-May Siracourt, France 42-94850 V+     14
8 50 9-May Florennes, Belgium 41-28591 N INSPECTOR'S SQUAWKS   22
9 51 11-May Belfort, France, but Chaumont, France, bombed 42-95048 W- JABBER-WOCK!   17
10 53 13-May Tutow 42-94805 U- FOIL PROOF   16
11 55 19-May Brunswick 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   22
12 56 20-May Reims, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   22
13 57 22-May Siracourt, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   22
14 59 24-May Paris-Orly, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   22
15 60 25-May Troyes, France, but Tonnerre & Brétigny, France, bombed   42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   22
16 66 2-Jun St-Aubin, France  42-95048 W- JABBER-WOCK! Deputy lead 2nd Squadron (Low Left) 17
17 69 6-Jun St-Laurent-sur-Mer, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE   23
18 72 6-Jun St-Lô, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Deputy lead 23
19 74 8-Jun Flers, France, but Avranches & Redon France, bombed  42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Deputy lead 22
20 78 11-Jun Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France 42-95076 C LACE  732nd Squadron a/c. Lead.  Command Pilot: Capt. Sears  34
21 83 14-Jun Ch­âteaudun, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Lead 2nd Squadron 22
22 92 23-Jun Juvincourt, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Deputy lead. Deputy Command Pilot: Capt. Clingan 23
23 95 25-Jun Beuvry, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Lead 2nd Squadron 22
24 101 6-Jul Belloy-sur-Somme, France 42-95086 O+ SQUEE-GEE Lead High Right squadron 22
- 103 8-Jul Jussy, France 42-110078 P- SHOO SHOO BABY Lead Low Left. Lost formation Returned after 3h11 flying time. No sortie credit.   20
25 104 11-Jul Munich 42-95086 O SQUEE-GEE Deputy lead 3rd Squadron 23
26 106 13-Jul Saarbrücken 42-64452 S LEADING LADY aka RUMPLESTILSKIN II Lead Low Left 21
27 109 18-Jul Caen, France 42-64452 S LEADING LADY aka RUMPLESTILSKIN II Lead 2nd Section.Command Pilot: Capt. Clingan 21
28 111 20-Jul Gotha 42-64452 S LEADING LADY aka RUMPLESTILSKIN II Lead 2nd Squadron (Low Left)  21
29 113 24-Jul St-Lô, France 42-64452 S LEADING LADY aka RUMPLESTILSKIN II Lead High High Right. Bombs brought back for fear of hitting allied troops due to cloudy weather.  21
30 114 25-Jul St-Lô, France 42-64452 S LEADING LADY aka RUMPLESTILSKIN II Deputy lead High High Right  21
- TR2 18-Sep Clastres, France 44-40292 N HATTIE BELLE Truckin’ Mission #2  Unk
   
In Honor of:
Engineer T/Sgt. Wallace Edward Habenicht and Bombardier Lt. Leo W. Ryan




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