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Little Gramper Crew mission 16

The Little Gamper right after its 16th combat mission (Pisa Italy)

AIRCRAFT TYPE: B-24D-90 MANUFACTURE: CO

CONSTRUCTION #: 1799 SERIES NUMBER: 25 / 45

DATE BUILT: 00 May 1943 DATE ACCEPTED: 28 April 1943 DATE SOC: 31 May 1945


AIR FORCE WING GROUP SQUADRON DATE OF SERVICE
8th AF389th566th03 June 1943 – 03 July 1943
9th AF389th566th03 July 1943 – 25 August 1943
8th AF2nd CBW 389th566th25 August 1943 – 16 September 1943
12th AF389th566th16 September 1943 – 4 October 1943
8th AF2nd CBW389th566th04 October 1943 – 12 June 1944
8th AF95th CBW491st12 June 1944 – 14 August 1944
8th AF95th CBW491st00 August 1944 - 14 September 1944


GROUP MARKINGSSQUADRONID MARKINGSDATE ASSIGNED
O-23 June 1943
Circle-CO+September 1943
Circle-Z


  • AIRCRAFT NAME: The Little Gramper


  • FINAL LOCATION:: Scrapped - England


HISTORY

# DATEMISSIONPILOT COMMENTS
28 May 43 Airfield Location:
San Diego
30 Apr 43 Airfield Location:
Davis Monthran Field, AZ
CO - modification center
28 May 43 Airfield Location:
Lowry Field, CO
WTTC - Combat Crew Training
02 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Lincoln AAF, NE
POM - Prepare for Overseas movement
13 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Dow Field, ME
Overseas departure field
16 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Langford Lodge, N. Ireland
UGLY - 8th AF Modification Center
22 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Hethel Field
03 Jul 43 Airfield Location:
Airfield Location: Benghazi, Libya (Berka 10)
ACHE assigned to 9th AF
19 Jul 43Maleme, Crete
target: airfield
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
211 Jul 43Reggio di Calabria, Italy
target: port facilities
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
312 Jul 43Reggio di Calabria, Italy
target: port facilities
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
414 Jul 43Messina, Italy
target: port facilities
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
516 Jul 43Bari, Italy
target: airfield
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
619 Jul 43Rome, Italy
target: railroad yard
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.
701 Aug 43Campina, Romania
target: oil production
Lt. Dieterle, J.W.Combat damage (AA): # 3 engine
813 Aug 43Wiener-Neustadt, Austria
target: aircraft production
Capt. Conroy, T.C.
916 Aug 43Foggia, Italy
target: airfield
Capt. Conroy, T.C.
1019 Aug 43Foggia, Italy
target: railroad yards
Walsh
1121 Aug 43Camcello, Italy
target: railroad yards
Walsh
25 Aug 43Airfield Location:
Hethel Field
WalshAssigned to 8th AF
127 Sep 43Texel
target: Convoy
Walsh
139 Sep 43Longuenesse, France
target: airfield
Walsh
1415 Sep 43Chartes, France
target: airfield
Walsh
19 Sep 43Airfield Location:
Massicault, Tunisia
Assigned to 12th AF
1521 Sep 43Bastia, Corsica
target: port facilities
Walsh
1624 Sep 43Pisa, Italy
target: railroad yard
Vaughn
1701 Oct 43Wiener-Neustadt, Austria
target: aircraft production
Walsh
03 Oct 43Airfield Location:
Hethel Field
Assigned to 8th AF
1809 Oct 43Danzig, Poland
target: U-boat yards
Fravega
10 Oct 43DiversionFravega
1903 Nov 43Wilhelmshaven, Germany
target: port facilities
Vaughn
2018 Nov 43Oslo, Norway
target: Kjeller airfield
Walsh
2101 Dec 43Solingen, Germany
target: industry
Moore
2211 Dec 43Emden, Germany
target: industry
Walsh
2313 Dec 43Kiel, Germany
target: Port Facilities
Moore
2416 Dec 43Bremen, Germany
target: Port Facilities
Walsh
2520 Dec 43Bremen, Germany
target: Port Facilities
Moore
2624 Dec 43Pas De Calais, France
target: no-ball site
Vaughn
2731 Dec 43St Jean D’Angely, France
target: airfield
Walsh
2804 Jan 44Kiel, Germany
target: Port Facilities
Walsh
2907 Jan 44Ludwigshafen, Germany
target: industry
Vivian
3014 Jan 44Pas De Calais, France
target: no-ball site
Walsh
3121 Jan 44Pas De Calais, France
target: no-ball site
Walsh
3202 Feb 44St Pol, France
target: no-ball site
Walsh
3306 Feb 44Chateaudun, France
target: Airfield
Walsh
3410 Feb 44Gilze-Ruin, France
target: Airfield
Walsh
3512 Feb 44Siracourt, France
target: no-ball site
Walsh
3613 Feb 44Pas De Calais, France
target: no-ball site
Walsh
3720 Feb 44Brunswick, Germany
target: aviation industry
Gold
3821 Feb 44Achmer, Germany
target: airfield
Vivian
22 Feb 44Enschede, Germany
target: aviation industry
VivianAborted
3924 Feb 44Gotha, Germany
target: aviation industry
Lewis
4008 Mar 44Berlin, Germany
target: Industry
Blessing
4113 Mar 44France
target: No-Ball
Snyder
4215 Mar 44Brunswick, Germany
target: aviation industry
Snyder
4320 Mar 44Frankfurt, Germany
target:
Searcy
4423 Mar 44Munster, Germany
target:
Blessing
4526 Mar 44Siracourt, France
target: no-ball site
Brown
4627 Mar 44Pau
target:
Searcy
4708 Apr 44Braunschweig, Germany
target:
Rice
4809 Apr 44Tutow, Germany
target:
Wyatt
4910 Apr 44Orleans, France
target:
Brown
00 May 43Airfield Location:Metfield Airfield
Transferred to 491st BG – assembly ship
12 June 44North SeaFirst mission as assembly ship
00 Sep 44unknownReplaced by B-24J-150CO 44-40165 for Assembly ship
31 May 45unknownSOC - scrapped


NOTES

PHOTOS

Little Gramper Colour

Painting The Little Gamper.

Little Gramper ass'm colour

Assembly Ship in Colour

Little Gramper ass'm 3

Close-up of nose markings (note: upper turret still installed)

The Little Gramper

The Little Gramper (Ass'm Markings)

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