1/Lt. David H. Courtney


(J. Zdiarskı (www.museum119.cz) from the Dave Jewell collection)

1/Lt. David H. Courtney

38th FS - 17 August 1944 - March 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CG- "Arkansas Traveller" (F. Birtciel)

Mission History

60 missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
224 01 September 1944 Frankfurt (flew as White 2)
226 05 September 1944 Stuttgart (flew as Red 2) (expended 360 rounds of ammunition)
231 11 September 1944 Ruhland (flew as spare)
232 12 September 1944 Leipzig (flew as Red 2)
234 17 September 1944 Operation Market Garden (flew as Blue 2)
236 19 September 1944 Osnabruck (flew as spare)
237 20 September 1944 Airborne Support Arnhem (flew as Blue 2)
241 26 September 1944 Bremen (flew as Blue 2)
242 27 September 1944 Ludwigshaven (flew as spare)
243 28 September 1944 Merseberg (flew as Blue 2)
244 30 September 1944 Bielefeld (flew as White 4)
247 03 October 1944 Giebelstadt (flew as spare)
248 05 October 1944 Munster (flew as Blue 4)
250 07 October 1944 Leipzig (flew as Green 2)
253 12 October 1944 Bremen (flew as spare)
255 15 October 1944 Cologne (flew as Blue 4)
257 18 October 1944 Kassel/Mittefeld (flew as Red 2)
258 19 October 1944 Mannheim (flew as Blue 3)
259 22 October 1944 Munster (flew as Blue 4)
261 26 October 1944 Hannover (flew as Blue 4)
262 30 October 1944 Merseberg (flew as Program Blue 2)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged
Score Detail 05 September 1944  Ju-88 damaged (ground) Stuttgart/Boblingen
02 November 1944  (.5)FW-190 destroyed (air) W/Merseburg
03 January 1945  (.5)Ar-196 destroyed (air) SE Ulm
15 January 1945  (.5)Ju-188 destroyed (air) SW Stuttgart
Notes From Arizona
ASN - O-711832
17 August 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
March 1945 - Ended Tour of Duty

The Ju 88G-6 that was shot down by Lt. Courtney on the 15th January 1945 was from the Luftwaffe night-fighter squadron, NJG 6 and was piloted by Ltn. Hans Junghans, whose Grandfather was the founder of the well known German clock company.  The JU 88G-6 was actually downed near Marktbreit in the vicinity of Würzburg.

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