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Old 6th February 2008, 22:50
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Re: Memphis Belle

Hi,

Two issues of "Wingspan" were August 1989 and September 1989.

As I have not re read them as of yet I give here the two tables as they apear in the second part (September 1989).

Table 1.
War Department Records
No. Date Target Target Location
1. 7/11/42 Submarine Pens Brest, France
2. 9/11/42 Submarine Pens St. Nazaire, France
3. 17/11/42 Submarine Pens St. Nazaire, France
4. 6/12/42 Locomotive Works Lille, France
5. 20/12/42 Airfield Romilly-sur-Seine, France
6. 3/1/43 Submarine Pens St. Nazaire, France
7. 13/1/43 Locomotive Works Lille, France
8. 23/1/43 Submarine Pens Lorient, France
9. 4/2/43 Submarine Pens Emden, Germany
10. 14/2/43 Railway Centre Hamm, Germany
11. 16/2/43 Submarine Pens St. Nazaire, France
12. 26/2/43 Naval Base Wilhelmshaven, Germany
13. 27/2/43 Submarine Pens Brest, France
14. 6/3/43 Submarine Pens Lorient, France
15. 12/3/43 Railway Yards Rouen, France
16. 13/3/43 Airfield Abbeville, France
17. 22/3/43 Naval Base Wilhelmshaven, Germany
18. 28/3/43 Railway Centre Rouen, France
19. 5/4/43 Aircraft Engine Works, Antwerp, Belgium
20. 16/4/43 Submarine Pens Bremen, Germany
21. 17/4/43 Aircraft Factory Bremen, Germany
22. 1/5/43 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France
23. 4/5/43 Aircraft Engine Works Antwerp, Belgium
24. 15/5/43 Naval Yards Wilhelmshaven, Germany
25. 17/5/43 Submarine Pens Lorient, France

These are the "Official" 25 Missions it seems.

But the following is the "Actual missions .

Table 2.
No.Date Target Location Aircraft
1 07/11/1942 Submarine Pens Brest, France Memphis Belle
Pilot Co-Pilot Navigator Bombardier Top Turret RadioOperator Waist Waist Ball Turret Tail
R. Morgan J. Verinis C. Leighton V. Evans L.Dillon R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinl

2 09/11/1942 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Verinis C. Leighton V. Evans L.Dillon R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch H. McNally J. Quinlan

3 17/11/1942 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Verinis C. Leighton V. Evans L.Dillon R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

4 06/12/1942 Locomotive Works Lille, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Verinis C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

5 20/12/1942 Airfield Romilly-sur-Seine Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Verinis C. Leighton V. Evans L.Dillon R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

6 30/12/1942 Submarine Pens Lorient, France Memphis Belle
J. Verinis J. Jackson C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

7 03/01/1943 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan C. Putnam C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

8 13/01/1943 Locomotive Works Lille, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan Col S. Wray C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

9 23/01/1943 Submarine Pens Lorient, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan Lt Col Lawrence C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. Scott J. Quinlan

10 04/02/1943 Submarine Pens Emden, Germany Jersey Bounce
R. Morgan Col S. Wray C. Leighton V. Evans E. Adkins R. Hanson C. Winchell H. Loch C. ScottJ. Quinlan

11 14/02/1943 Railway Centre Hamm, Germany Memphis Belle
R. Morgan H. Aycock C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

12 16/02/1943 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan H. Aycock C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

13 26/02/1943 Naval Base Wilhelmshaven Jersey Bounce
R. Morgan H. Aycock C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

14 27/02/1943 Submarine Pens Brest, France Jersey Bounce
R. Morgan J. Jackson J. Ehrenburg A. Cornwall H. Robbins R. Current N. Kirkpatrick C. Pope R. Cole C. Nastal

15 06/03/1943 Submarine Pens Lorient, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan H. Aycock C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

16 12/03/1943 Railway Yards Rouen, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan C. Freschauf C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

17 13/03/1943 Airfield Abbeville, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan C. Freschauf C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

18 22/03/1943 Naval Base Wilhelmshaven Memphis Belle
R. Morgan C. Freschauf C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

19 28/03/1943 Railway Centre Rouen, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Smith C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell S. Spangolo C. Scott J. Quinlan

20 31/03/1943 Shipyards Rotterdam, Holland Memphis Belle
H. Aycock J. Smith C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

21 05/04/1943 Aircraft Engine Works Antwerp, Belgium Bad Penny
R. Morgan J. Miller C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

22 16/04/1943 Submarine Pens Lorient, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Miller C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

23 17/04/1943 Aircraft Factory Bremen, Germany Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Miller C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

24 01/05/1943 Submarine Pens St.Nazaire, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan C. Debaun J. Ehrenburg V. Evans L. Murray J. Moore C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott W. Dager

25 04/05/1943 Aircraft Engine Works Antwerp, Belgium Great Speckled Bird
R. Morgan V. Parker C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

26 13/05/1943 Aircraft Repair Works Meaulte, France Memphis Belle
C. Anderson D. Gladhart W. Stovall E. Bruton H. Robbins R. Current N. Kirkpatrick J. Carse R. Cole C. Nastal

27 14/05/1943 Shipyards Keil, Germany Memphis Belle
J. Miller V. Parker J. Ehrenburg E. Bruton W. Spofford O. Stuart E. Miller R. Cupp R. McDermott N. Lane

28 15/05/1943 Naval Yards Heligoland Memphis Belle
R. Morgan J. Miller C. Leighton V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott J. Quinlan

29 17/05/1943 Submarine Pens Lorient, France Memphis Belle
R. Morgan H. Aycock R. Kurtz V. Evans H. Loch R. Hanson C. Winchell E. Miller C. Scott R. Cole

30 19/05/1943 Shipyards Kiel, Germany Memphis Belle
L. Anderson D. Gladhart W. Stovall E. Adkins A. Cornwall R. Current J. Carse N. Kirkpatrick R. Cole E. Miller

Ooops sorry for the way this came up on screen I will try to adjust it
But you can see that the none of the crews actually made 25 missions in the Memphis Belle .Although ALL the crew who flew her back to the States had 25 missions under their belt.

Alex

Last edited by Alex Smart; 7th February 2008 at 02:33.
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