Abell's Crew


LT Abell's Crew
(submitted by Stephen J. Sirna, son of Anthony Sirna)

In the afternoon of 11 Jul 44, 2nd LT James R. Abell was taxiing B24J, 44-40300, around the perimeter track to take-off position. The pilot was using excess power settings so as to keep the eingines from cutting out, that the engines of his aircraft with Chandler-evans carburetors have a tendency to cut out below 1300 RPM if not thoroughly warmed up before taxiing. Before reaching the intersection of runways 33 and 01, a/c 42-52760, flown by the Zuker crew stopped in front of #300 to obtain permission to cross the intersection. LT Abell was unable to stop soon enough and ramed into the tail of #760 causing considerable damage to both aircraft. (NARA via Roland Andrews).


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Abell, Jessie R. 2nd LT Pilot 05/07/44    
Hereau, Thomas R. F/O Pilot 05/07/44    
Dugan, George T. F/O Bombardier 05/07/44    
Hoff, Olah, III 2nd LT Navigator 05/07/44    
Gaulin, H. L. SGT Top 05/07/44    
Baird, Marion B., Jr T/SGT Flight Engineer 05/11 /44    
Sirna, Anthony R. S/SGT Radio Operator 05/07/44    
James, J. SGT Ball 05/07/44    
Beddingfield, John J. SGT Left Waist 05/07/44    
Mulaney, Jay T. SGT Right Waist 05/07/44    
Ross, Albert C. S/SGT Tail 05/07/44    
Strand, Lars O.   Crew Chief      
 
MISSION INFO
MISSION # DATE NAME ID S/N TYPE
001 05/07/44   NO 42-52749 B24H
002 (abort) 05/08/44   NL 42-52630 B24H
004 05/11/44 Chief Oshkosh NE 4x-xx510 B24H
005 05/20/44 Chief Oshkosh NE 4x-xx510 B24H
006 05/23/44 Chief Oshkosh NE 4x-xx510 B24H
008 05/25/44 Chief Oshkosh NE 4x-xx510 B24H
012 05/30/44 Chief Oshkosh NE 4x-xx510 B24H
017 06/06/44 Royal Flush TL 4x-xx740 B24H
018 06/07/44   TB 4x-xx883 B24H
019 06/08/44   TB 4x-xx883 B24H
021 06/12/44   TB 4x-xx883 B24H
022 06/14/44 Andy's Angel PM 42-52732 B24H
023 06/15/44   TA 42-52692 B24H
024 06/16/44   NO 42-52749 B24H
026 06/20/44 Paper Doll TC 42-52688 B24H
029 06/24/44   TR 44-40300 B24D
030 06/25/44   TR 44-40300 B24D
032 06/27/44   TA 42-52692 B24H
033 06/28/44   TA 42-52692 B24H
034 06/29/44   TA 42-52692 B24H
037 07/02/44 Classy Chassis TP 4x-xx291 B24H
041 07/08/44 Classy Chassis TP 4x-xx291 B24H
044 07/14/44 Aquaria TK 42-52545 B24H
046 07/18/44 The Bold Sea Rover DC 4x-xx745 B24H

 
Created 09/10/99 Modified 12/23/16

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