Tubb's Crew


HEADQUARTERS
486TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H)
Office of the Operations Office

2 December 1944

SECRET

OPERATION CITATION )
NUMBER.......................8  )

Crew of the Week

1. CAPT Elliot Tubbs and crew of the 833rd Bombardment Squadron (H), are hereby designated as "CREW OF THE WEEK" for the week 24 November 1944 to 1 December 1944.

      ON THE MISSION OF 30 NOVEMBER 1944, CAPT. TUBBS AND CREW HAD TWO ENGINES SHOT OUT BY FLAK WHILE OVER THE TARGET. BOMBS WERE DROPPED ON THE TARGET BUT CAPT TUBBS WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN HIS POSITION IN FORMATION, IN ADDITION TO THIS, ONE OF THE ENGINES CAUGHT FIRE. PROMPT AND EFFECTIVE ACTION ON THE PART OF THE CREW MEMBERS PUT THIS FIRE OUT. A DESCENT WAS MADE THROUGH THE OVERCAST AND ALL AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING GUNS, WAS JETTISONED. THE PLANE WAS DOWN TO 800 FEET IN THICK HAZE BY THE TIME THE VICINITY OF BRUSSELS WAS REACHED AFTER WHICH 45 MINUTES WERE SPENT FLYING AROUND AT THIS ALTITUDE IN AN ENDEAVOR TO FIND A LANDING FIELD. A FIELD WAS LOCATED UPON WHICH A SAFE LANDING WAS MADE WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR INJURY TO PERSONNEL.

     CAPT TUBBS DISPLAYED EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE AND SKILL IN FLYING HIS DAMAGED PLANE TO A SAFE LANDING.

     CAPT TUBBS AND CREW ARE HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR THEIR SKILL AND COURAGE IN STAYING WITH THEIR DAMAGED PLANE AND SAFELY LANDING IT WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE.

2. In recognition for outstanding performance, CAPT Tubbs and crew will be authorized a 96 hour pass when next due a 48 hour pass.

by order of Colonel Overing

Earl L. McCabe, Jr.,
CAPT, Air Corps,
Ass't. Operations Officer.


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Elliot Tubbs CAPT Pilot      
George J. Routhier LT Copilot 08/03/44    
William Wolff LT Navigator 08/03/44    
J. Leonard LT Bombardier 08/03/44    
Allen C. Gilbert   Flight Engineer 08/03/44    
Carl F. Gertz   Radio Operator 08/03/44    
J. Leddy   Ball 08/03/44    
Emmett V. Chapin   Waist 08/03/44    
Roy Prince   Tail 08/03/44    
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION Date NAME ID S/N TYPE
052 08/03/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
054 08/05/44   PB 43-37835 B17G
058 08/09/44 The Blue Fairy TJ 43-37942 B17G
062 08/15/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
064 08/18/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
066 08/25/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
069 08/30/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
071 09/03/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
073 09/09/44 The Chariot PP 43-38034 B17G
075 09/11/44 The Chariot PF 43-38034 B17G
079 09/19/44 Honeychile NB 43-38029 B17G
080 09/21/44 The Blue Fairy TJ 43-37942 B17G
081 09/25/44 Dirty Deuce DJ 43-37963 B17G
082 09/26/44 Batchelor's Delight TR 43-38027 B17G
084 09/28/44 Lady V DK 43-37856 B17G
085 10/02/44   NM 43-37983 B17G
087 10/05/44 Lady V DK 43-37856 B17G
088 10/06/44 Lil' Butch/Rodney The Rocks NP 43-38142 B17G
090 10/09/44 Mr. Completely TA 43-39902 B17G
091 10/14/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
093 10/17/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
096 10/22/44 Sleepy Time Gal PE 42-98007 B17G
104 11/09/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
105 11/10/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
107 11/21/44 The Fertile Turtle PG 43-37943 B17G
110 11/30/44   PD 44-6599 B17G
112 12/06/44 Blue Grass Girl TV 43-38031 B17G
114 12/11/44 Sleepy Time Gal PD 42-98007 B17G
115 12/12/44   PH 43-38163 B17G
116 12/16/44   NC 43-37945 B17G
118 12/24/44   PR 42-97968 B17G
119 12/26/44 Pursuit of Happiness TH 43-37931 B17G
120 12/28/44   PS 43-37970 B17G
121 12/29/44   NS 43-37800 B17G
128 01/07/45   PS 43-37970 B17G
Completed 34 MIssions

 
Created 09/21/99 Modified 12/23/16

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