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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

American Beauty
B-24J-5-CO (F-7A 42-73045

20th Combat Mapping Squadron

 

Known Mission List

Date Pilot

Target

Notes
10 Feb 1944Lt Robert P Somerville Ordered overseas from Hunter Field, GA
2 May 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleCape Croiselles - Hansa Bay100% success
7 May 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleHollandia - Cape d'UrvilleOxygen system fault - no photos
12 May 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleNew Britain100% success
13 May 1944Lt HuntBiak IslandPoor weather
14 May 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleBiak Island 
29 May 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleTadji area100% success
4 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleTadji area100% success
7 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos. Staged flight from Saidor
12 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos. Staged flight from Saidor
14 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos. Staged flight from Merauke
16 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos. Staged flight from Merauke
18 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleSearch mission over waterNothing found
19 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink area 
21 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink area100% success
22 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos
29 Jun 1944Lt Robert P SomervilleGeelvink areaPoor weather - no photos
22 Jul 1944Capt RobertsWewak area100% success
10 Sep 1944Lt David EcoffBiak to Middlesberg 
11 Sep 1944Lt David EcoffMiddlesberg to Biak return 
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© Ray Bowden 18 February 2018