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Mission List



The following missions were found in the Historical Narratives of the 62nd BS from April-May 1945 written by Capt. Edward S. Babbitt, Squadron Historical Officer.

According to the June 1945 Historical Narrative "members of Crew 53, which had been lead by Capt. K. L. Hornbeck (now up for reclassification), were transfered to Crew 61 with 1st Lt. S. K. Felton as Airplane Commander."

Therefore it's believed the following missions must be for Crew 53 under the command of Capt Hornbeck.

Per July 1945 Historical Narrative 1st Lt Samuel K. Felton left for the states TDY to Lead Crew School at Muroc AAF, CA. per SO 159 par 9 listed were Felton and the Officers and EM that made up Crew 53.

Mission

Date

Target
Combat Flying Hrs
01
04/13/45
Tokyo Arsenal Complex
unknown
02
04/15/45
Kawasaki Urban Area
unknown
03
04/17/45
Kanoya Airfield
unknown
04
04/20/45
Kushira Airfield
unknown
05
04/26/45
kokubu Airfield
unknown
06
04/28/45
Kushira Airfield
unknown
07
05/04/45
Oita Airfield
unknown
08
05/13/45
Nagoya
unknown
09
05/19/45
Hamamatsu
unknown

62nd Sqduadron Index
Source: Historical Narratives April-June 1945