MISSION NO. 85

HAUT MAISNIL BLANGEMONT, FRANCE

9 JULY, 1944

A second attempt was made to bomb the pilotless aircraf sites that had been protected by clouds the day before. The 457th was assigned the same targets with the same type of force as was previously dispatched. Lt. Kenneth R. Johnston led the A box on Haut-Maisnil, and Captain Mark R. Beicher led the B box on Blangermont. Clouds over the base caused the assembly altitude to be changed several times, which delayed the operation. As a result, all control points had to be cut off on the flight to the point of departure from the English Coast.

At the French Coast, the forces separated and headed for their individual targets. An almost complete undercast prevailed over this region of France and again these sites could not be bombed. A search was made for targets of opportunity, but the clouds hid everything. The planes then headed for England.

Over the Channel the weather had closed in completely. Pre-frontal clouds existed from 2,000 feet altitude to 20,000 feet, it was raining and visibility was only three miles. At Glatton the clouds extended down to 800 feet. A diversion message was transmitted. The planes landed at other bases and returned to Glatton later that day after the weather cleared.

CREW LOADING LIST

July 9th, 1944
Mission No 85   Target: Haut Maisnil Blangemont, France

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  A/C # 552 A/C # 733 A/C # 889 A/C # 766
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Jean R. LeShufy
William L. Kennedy
Cleveland M. Adair
Cycril C. Hegrele 

  A/C # 558 A/C # 051 A/C # 535 A/C # Unknown
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Joseph S. Norman
Albert M. Durrett
Thomas E. Battley
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James H.l VanAckeren
Harry S. Young
Charles L. Bickers

  A/C # 470 A/C # 111 A/C # 923 A/C # Unknown
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Gordon C. Esch
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Leo J. Gawroniak
Joe L. Steele
William H. Barrett
Lyle D. Johnson 

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William F. Radford
John A. Roe
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Robert O. Douglas
Willie N. Suggs
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August E. Kujala
Arthur T. Aston
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John D. Wood
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Raymond Conway
Robert V. Moore
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Richard D.Wright

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James F. Barnes
John B. Tonkin
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Robert H. Hughes
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  A/C # 955 A/C # 113 A/C # 075 A/C # 425
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Phil B. Adrean
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Anthony Collura
Kenneth L. Gordier
Marshall E. Young
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Donald E. Brandvold
Walter H. Stortz
Oliver P. Kolstoe
Ernest C. George
Edgardo Buletti
Raymond L. Rule
Robert S. Theiss
Alfred C. Noday 

  A/C # 087 A/C # 164 A/C # 551 A/C # 556
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Edward A. Schilling
Harold W. Walbright
Edward J. Colleran
Elie R. Carrier
Herbert L. Webster
Lewis H. Shane
George S. Kamas

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William E. Thompson, Jr
William Morrow
Vernon F. Hornig
Charles A. Keller
George A. Parsons, Jr
Kenneth L Denune
William W. Myers
Bernard Arciero
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William Clarkson
Arthur H. Richards
Victor E. Dombrowski
John J. Walicki
Albert A. Spierling
Edmond L. Niec
Cleon R. Roy
Roman N. Becker
Luther E. Holloman 
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Gerald W. Esser
Frederick J. Stokinger
Emil F. Gallesich
Raymond C. Batliner
Vernon H. Hawbaker
Edward N. Scumierz
Raymond C. Batliner
Luster B. Mills
Warren C. Hummer

  A/C # 905 A/C # A/C # A/C # 155
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Kenneth W. Brucker
Robert e. Jackson
Clement h. Marsden
Daniel A. Malcolm
Nolan V. Claxton
Francis F. Friedel
Paul O. Conner
Anthony Marrone
Waldron S. McGibbon
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Robert J. Shaffer
Elman A. Salo
Robert L. Jackson
Lester T. Weaver
James W. Walton
Frank N. Smith
Michael S. Rubacha
James L. Warn

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