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34th Bomb Group Combat Mission Diary: APRIL 1945 Missions #156-#170

compiled by Gary L. Ferrell

 

Missions as a B-17 Group in April 1944

 

April 3, 1945

Mission #156       Kiel

Command Pilot: FREEMAN. 38 planes dispatched. 35 planes dropped 101 tons on the primary target and 3 planes failed to bomb. 36 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #13.

Planes and crew:

44-8731 H/H 18BS Dunham (PFF)

44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

43-38433 B/R 18BS Hamilton

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

43-38953 B/D 18BS Tigges

44-8283 B/G 18BS Mehling

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

44-8882 H/T 7BS Livingston (PFF)

44-6822 E/E 7BS McLean

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

43-39179 E/A 7BS Curtiss

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.                Aborted - #3 engine.

44-6465 E/O 7BS McCutchan Fancy Nancy

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Schell Sweet Seventeen

44-6296 E/R 7BS Mueller

43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard     Jettisoned bombs - mechanical.

44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

43-38280 E/M 7BS Thonander

44-8112 H/D 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Waarvick

43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans Bombed with another group.

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

44-8271 L/O 391BS Bass

43-38299 L/U 391BS Lankford            Minor damage.

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Returned with bombs - rack malfunction.

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth  Aborted - mechanical.

44-8327 L/R 391BS Gast

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

43-38789 L/F 391BS Gregory              Leaflets only.

44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38325 E/B (unused ground spare - lead)

43-38286 E/T (unused ground spare)

44-6938 B/C (unused ground spare)

44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

 

B-17G 43-38365 L/S “Sugar” With 391BS. Salvaged with battle damage

 

April 4, 1945

 

Mission 157         Kiel

Command Pilot: CRABTREE. 38 planes dispatched. 37 planes dropped 108 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #14.

Planes and crew:

44-8731 H/H 7BS Iverson (PFF)

44-8356 H/N 7BS Carmen (PFF)

43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R.

43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

43-39179 E/A 7BS Curtiss

43-38416 E/C 7BS Schwartz

44-6465 E/O 7BS Blomquist Fancy Nancy

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan

43-38325 E/B 7BS Dold

44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

44-8839 H/L 391BS Daniels (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Arand

43-38789 L/F 391BS Tyson

43-38380 L/B 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

44-6939 E/P 7BS Gregory

43-38972 L/C 391BS Gast

44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

44-8829 H/B 18BS Moore (PFF)

43-38410 B/H 18BS Butler

44-8283 B/G 18BS Mehling

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

44-6938 B/C 18BS Tigges

43-38415 B/A  18BS Buchanan

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-38326 B/U 18BS Pierre    Brought back bombs - rack malfunction.

44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-38433 B/R 18BS Fox

44-8822 H/T (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

43-38373 B/J (unused ground spare)

43-38991 E/Z Sweet Seventeen (unused ground spare)

44-6296 E/R (unused ground spare)

 

April 5, 1945

Mission #158       Unterschlauersbach, Nurnburg

Command Pilot: HERSHENOW. 38 planes dispatched. 13 planes dropped 39 tons on the primary target and 16 planes dropped 48 tons on the secondary target and 9 planes failed to bomb. 30 Credit Sorties. 1 plane was lost and 3 crewmembers were listed as Missing in Action and 1 crewman was listed as Killed in Action.

Planes and crew:

44-8556 H/F 391BS Sain (PFF)

44-8441 H/S 391BS Hicks (PFF)

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38789 L/F 391BS Bass

43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Aborted - #4 engine feathered. Returned load.

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

43-38299 L/U 391BS Lankford            Aborted - #4 engine out. Jettisoned bombs.

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes Aborted - mechanical. Jettisoned load in channel.

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

43-38959 L/H 391BS Grisham

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

44-8882 H/T 18BS Alling (PFF)

43-38410 B/H 18BS Butler

43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson Aborted - turbo out. Jettisoned load in channel.

44-8321 B/F 18BS Tigges

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

43-38415 B/A  18BS Agegian

43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre    Aborted - #2 engine out. Returned load.

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond               Aborted - could not find the formation. Jettisoned load in channel.

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-39179 E/A 18BS Hamilton

44-8283 B/G 18BS Mehling MISSING. See below.

44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

44-6822 E/E 7BS Giardini

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.               Bombed with lead.

43-38325 E/B 7BS Dold

43-38987 E/F 7BS Curtiss    Bombed with lead.

43-38257 L/T 7BS Stemen   Bombed with 34 "B"

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan

43-38416 E/C 7BS Schroeder              Bombed with lead. Landed in France - engine trouble.

44-6465 E/O 7BS Chapman Fancy Nancy Landed away from base.

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher  Bombed with Composite Group (385BG, 490BG, 493BG)

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Schwartz Sweet Seventeen               Bombed with lead.

43-38280 E/M 7BS Martin, R.             Aborted. Returned load. Bartczak (B) KIA.

44-6296 E/R 7BS Havener   Returned load - mechanical failure.

43-38326 B/U (scheduled for Hamilton but replaced)

44-6939 E/P (scheduled for Stemen but replaced)

44-8176 H/Q (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8237 H/I (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-6820 H/O (unused ground spare - lead)

44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

 

B-17G 44-8283 B/G “Dinah-Mite” Missing in Action Nuremburg flak. At bombs away, one bomb hug up on one end of the shackle. The plane left formation and began trailing behind, eventually losing sight of formation due to low visibility. Crossing the coast 5-7 miles East of Dunkirk, flak and machine gun fire hit the plane, seriously wounding Harris (B). A fire broke out behind #2 engine and the left alerion was shot out. Share (R) was also wounded. Ditched in the English Channel. At ditching Harris (B) was either dead or near dead. The Engineer tried but could not free Harris (B) from the debris in the Radio room. Huntley (CP) apparently never managed to get out. Deines (WG) got out but was holding on the tail section and would not release, saying he could not swim, even though he was wearing a MaeWest. He went down with the tail, still holding on. With 18BS. Pilot: Mehling. No Missing Air Crew Report. 3 Killed in Action, 6 rescued from the Channel and returned to duty one of whom was WIA.

RTD MEHLING GEORGE (P)                             LT

KIA HUNTLEY WENDELL M (CP)                  2 LT        18            O-2063534

RTD BRITTON HARRISON (N)       

KIA HARRIS RUSSELL L                                  2 LT        18            O-2071975              MI

RTD NIATAS STEPHEN (TT)

WIA SHARE JACK (R)                                      SGT                                                        Seriously Wounded. Lost a leg.

RTD LAMPREY ROBERT (BT)

KIA DINNIS ALBERT E (WG)                          SGT        18            19202185

RTD MORGAN LOU (TG)

 

HARRIS RUSSELL is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

 

B-17G 43-38416 E/C Abandoned on the Contenient. Landed at Merville, B-53, with #2 engine on fire and leaking oil. Requires #2 engine change.

 

B-17G 43-38280 E/M with 7BS. Pilot: R. Martin. During assembly encountered violent propwash which threw crewmembers from their stations. Fleming (E) bailed out at about 20,000 feet. Webster (N), Jalvingm (BT), and Schmitt (WG) also bailed out. It is believed that Bartczak (B) also bailed out.

??? MARTIN R (P)                                                                              7             

??? FERLICH (CP)                                                                                7

RTD WEBSTER GEORGE C (N)                        2 LT        7

KIA BARTCZAK LEO T    (B)                           2 LT        7              O-722681                MA

RTD FLEMING R S (E)                                        T/SGT    7                                                              (broken bones in foot)

??? DESJARDINS (R)                                                          7

RTD JALVINGM MARVIN J (BT)                    S/SGT     7

RTD SCHMITT GEORGE (WG)                         S/SGT     7

??? GRAHAM (TG)                                                             7

??? CLARK (V)    

 

BARTCZAK LEO T is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, E-6-23.

 

???

KIA MORGAN RUSS (B)

 

April 6, 1945

B-17G 44-6296 E/R crash-landed and salvaged with non-battle damage

 

April 7, 1945

Mission #159       Gustrow

Command Pilot: BRUNK. 38 planes dispatched. 37 planes dropped 108 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 37 Credit Sorties. 34BG gunners claimed 2 enemy fighters destroyed, 3 probables and 4 damaged.

Planes and crew:

44-8482 H/A 18BS Benedict (PFF)

44-8839 H/L 18BS Hall

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

44-6929 B/Q 18BS THaete

43-38410 B/H 18BS Novicki

44-8321 B/F 18BS Peede

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

44-6938 B/C 18BS Tigges

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

44-8829 H/B 7BS Thompson (PFF)

44-6820 H/C 7BS McLean

43-38391 E/J 7BS Martin, S.

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss

44-6939 E/P 7BS Blomquist

43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Schell Sweet Seventeen

44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

43-38325 E/B 7BS Dold

44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller

43-38326 B/U 7BS Schwartz

44-8457 H/G 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Waarvick

43-38257 L/T 391BS Tyson

44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38789 L/F 391BS Grisham

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Werth Queenie

43-38433 B/R 391BS Feldman             Aborted - #3 engine out.

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus               Leaflets only.

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

43-37864 L/E 391BS Dwyer

43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

43-38380 L/B (scheduled for Grisham but replaced)

44-8731 H/H (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8356 H/E (unused ground spare - lead)

 

April 8, 1945

Mission #160       Grafenwohr

Command Pilot: STEWART. 38 planes dispatched. 37 planes dropped 108 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 37 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

44-8839 H/L 7BS Carmen (PFF)

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

43-38325 E/B 7BS Dold

44-6939 E/P 7BS Blomquist

43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan           Aborted - #1 engine out.

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Schell Sweet Seventeen

44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

43-38380 L/B 7BS Schwartz

44-8829 H/B 391BS Alling (PFF)

44-8482 H/A 391BS Waarvick

43-38257 L/T 391BS Tyson

44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

43-38972 L/C 391BS Lankford            Landed on Continent. #4 engine. Blown cylinder & prop wouldn't feather.

44-8731 H/H 18BS Thompson (PFF)

44-8356 H/N 18BS Butler

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-38953 B/D 18BS Tigges

44-6938 B/C 18BS Fiedler

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Novicki

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

43-38373 B/J 18BS Peede    Leaflets only.

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

44-6840 B/E 18BS Fox

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

44-8309 E/H (scheduled for Schwartz but replaced)

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8176 H/Q (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare)

44-8138 L/J (unused ground spare)

 

April 9, 1945

Mission #161       Schlissheim

Command Pilot: TAVASTI. 38 planes dispatched. 37 planes dropped 102.5 tons on the primary target and 1 planes failed to bomb. 37 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-8457 H/G 391BS Dunham (PFF)

44-8356 H/N 391BS Hicks (PFF)

43-38257 L/T 391BS Tyson

44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

43-38343 L/I 391BS DeLain

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

44-8482 H/A 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

44-8839 H/L 18BS Butler

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

43-37960 B/L 18BS Novicki

43-38953 B/D 18BS Tigges

44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

43-38373 B/J 18BS Peede

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Fox

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

44-8556 H/F 7BS Gustafson (PFF)

44-8176 H/Q 7BS McLean

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

43-38325 E/B 7BS Dold

44-6939 E/P 7BS Bolmquist

44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan

43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard    Leaflets only.

44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller    Aborted- #3 Prop governor out.

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

43-38372 L/A 7BS Evans

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8829 H/B (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38991 E/Z Sweet Seventeen (unused ground spare)

43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare)

43-38959 L/H (unused ground spare)

 

April 10, 1945

Mission #162       Neuruppen, Stendal

 

Command Pilot: SMITH. 38 planes dispatched. 33 planes dropped 96 tons on the primary target while 4 planes dropped 12 tons on targets of opportunity (LR) and 1 plane failed to bomb. 38 Credit Sorties. One plane was lost and 2 crewmembers were listed as Wounded in Action. Hal Province #15.

Planes and crew:

44-8356 H/N 18BS Sain (PFF)

44-8112 H/D 18BS Butler (PFF)

43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Thaete

43-38953 B/D 18BS Tigges

43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

43-38373 B/J 18BS Peede

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian Aborted - broken oil line #3.

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Fox

44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

44-8556 H/F 7BS Moore (PFF)

44-8482 H/A 7BS Giardini

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

44-6820 E/C 7BS Roscher

44-6822 E/E 7BS Dold

44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

43-38987 E/F 7BS Couse

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Blomquist Sweet Seventeen

43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferard    Long delay fuses.

43-38280 E/M 7BS Schartz

44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller

44-8839 H/L 391BS Carmen (PFF)

44-8237 H/I 391BS Waarvick

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

43-38789 L/F 391BSFeldman

43-38257 L/T 391BS Tyson

43-38380 L/B 391BS Werth

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus               Leaflets only.

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

44-6840 B/E (scheduled for Novicki but replaced)

44-8731 H/H (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38410 B/H (unused ground spare - lead)

43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare)

43-38959 L/H (unused ground spare)

 

B-17G 44-6820 E/C  Missing in Action Brandenburg, flak. Crashed Brandenburg, Germany.  Aircraft received a direct flak hit following bombs away. Aircraft started smoking and headed for the ground in a manner that developed into a spiral. It exploded on impact. Nine chutes were seen but it was also observed that ground defences were firing at the parachuting men. With 18BS. Pilot: Roscher. Missing Air Crew Report # 14198. 2 Evaded, 7 Prisoner of War.

MIA ROSCHER PAUL E (P)                                              1 LT        7              O-827969                                                                33

MIA REVAY ROGER A (CP)                             F/O         7              T-62644                                                                  30

MIA LONG LOUIS E (N)                                    2 LT        7              O-2065891                                                              32

EVD BINDER WALTER E (Tog)                       T/SGT    7              17060154                                                                31

MIA SCHEINOST WILLIAM A (E/TT)                           T/SGT    7              17164753                                                                32

MIA FOGG FRANK H JR (R)                             T/SGT    7              17061696                                                                32

EVD LYON GLENN R (BT)                                 S/SGT     7              37705314                                                                32

MIA DORONSKY JOHN R (WG)                      S/SGT     7              35918582                                                                30

EVD JOHNSON JAMES N (TG)                        S/SGT     7              35293565                                                                31

 

Note:
BINDER Returned to Duty 20 Apr 45

JOHNSON Returned to Duty 20 Apr 45

LYON Returned to Duty 20 Apr 45

REVAY was lightly wounded and by 28 Apr 45 was a patient at 163rd General Hospital.

ROSCHER was lightly wounded and by 1 May 45 was a patient at 105th Evacuation Hospital.

FOGG was returned to Military Control 13 Apr 45 and was transferred from 318th Station Hospital to Ex-POW

detachment by 5 May 45 with the expectation of being returned to the US.

SCHEINOST was returned to Military Control 13 Apr 45 and was transferred from 318th Station Hospital to Ex-

POW detachment by 5 May 45 with the expectation of being returned to the US.

No other word in the file on LONG or DORONSKY.

 

April 11, 1945

Mission #163       Treuchtlingen

Command Pilot: FREEMAN. 32 planes dispatched. 32 planes dropped 93 tons on the primary target. 32 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #16.

Planes and crew:

44-8829 H/B 7BS Benedict (PFF)

44-8112 H/D 7BS Curtiss

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schroeder

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

44-6887 L/G 7BS Schifferer (incorrectly listed as 987 L/G unless it should be 987 E/F)

43-38331 B/Y 7BS Fox

43-38959 L/H 7BS Sykes

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Couse Sweet Seventeen

44-8309 E/H 7BS McCutchan

43-39179 E/A 7BS Ferand

43-38953 B/D 7BS Schwartz

43-39183 B/K 7BS Thonander

44-8731 H/H 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

44-8237 H/I 391BS Waarvick

44-8271 L/O 391BS Evans

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

43-38380 L/B 391BS Werth

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

43-38257 L/T 391BS Schaus

43-38372 L/A 391BS Kranschuster

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

44-8441 H/S 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

44-8670 H/K 18BS Butler

43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

43-38391 E/J  18BS Mueller

44-8321 B/F 18BS Agegian

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy              Leaflets only.

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

43-38216 B/O 18BS Williams Tempest Turner

44-8921 H/E (scheduled for Gustafson but replaced)

44-8176 H/Q (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38410 B/H (unused ground spare - lead)

43-38373 B/J (unused ground spare)

44-6938 B/C (unused ground spare)

 

April 14, 1945

Mission #164       Royan area

Command Pilot: HERSHENOW. 38 planes dispatched. 38 planes dropped 110.75 tons on the primary target. 38 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #17.

Planes and crew:

44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

44-8176 H/Q 7BS Hall (PFF)

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

43-38280 E/M 7BS Thonander

44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

43-38286 E/T 7BS Delain

43-39179 E/A 7BS Autry

44-8670 H/K 391BS Thompson (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Waarvick

43-38331 B/Y 391BS Evans

44-6840 B/E 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

43-38380 L/B 391BS Kramschuster

43-38257 L/T 391BS Tyson

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

44-8327 L/R 391BS Sykes

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

44-8829 H/B 18BS Carmen (PFF)

43-38410 B/H 18BS Butler

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

43-38373 B/J 18BS Peede

44-6938 B/C 18BS Kennedy

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

44-8321 B/F 18BS Fox

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre      Leaflets only.

43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

44-8629 L/D 18BS Wilcox

43-38372 L/A (scheduled for Evans but replaced)

43-37960 B/L (Scheduled for Kennedy but replaced)

44-8356 H/N (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8731 H/H (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

44-8138 L/J (unused ground spare)

 

????? Not on this mission.

B-17G 43-38433 B/R Crash-landed and salvaged. With 18BS. Pilot: unknown.

 

April 15, 1945

Mission #165       Royan area

Command Pilot: BRUNK. 38 planes dispatched. 38 planes dropped 79.65 tons on the primary target. 38 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-8731 H/H 391BS Alling (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Waarvick

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

44-6887 L/G 391BS Sykes

43-38257 L/T 391BS Bass

44-8138 L/J 391BS Delain

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

44-8327 L/R 391BS Rider

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

43-38372 L/A 391BS Mason

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

44-8829 H/B 18BS Moore (PFF)

43-38410 B/H 18BS Edwards

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

44-6938 B/C 18BS Novicki

43-38373 B/J 18BS Peede

43-39183 B/K 18BS Buchanan

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Golding

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

44-6840 B/E 18BS Rawson

44-8457 H/G 7BS Hicks (PFF)

43-37864 L/E 7BS Curtiss

44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

43-38280 E/M 7BS Thonander

43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

43-38391 E/J  7BS Mueller

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Ferard Sweet Seventeen

44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

43-39179 E/A 7BS Autry

43-38325 E/B 7BS Beauchamp

43-38326 B/U (scheduled for Rawson but replaced)

44-8356 H/N (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

44-8629 L/D (unused ground spare)

44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

 

April 16, 1945

Mission #166       Royan area

Command Pilot: CREER. 38 planes dispatched. 38 planes dropped 114 tons on the primary target. 38 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-8670 H/K 18BS Dunham (PFF)

44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

43-39183 B/K 18BS Fox

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

43-37960 B/L 18BS Kennedy

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Golding

43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

43-38415 B/A  18BS Edwards

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

43-38326 B/U 18BS Rawson

44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Curtiss Sweet Seventeen

44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

43-38280 E/M 7BS Thonander

44-8320 E/G 7BS Blomquist

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

43-38325 E/B 7BS Beauchamp

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

43-39179 E/A 7BS Autry

43-38334 E/D 7BS Mueller

43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard

44-8356 H/N 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Waarvick

43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

44-6887 L/G 391BS Schifferer

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

44-8271 L/O 391BS Kramschuster

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

43-38380 L/B 391BS Dwyer

44-8138 L/J 391BS Mullin

44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8829 H/B (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - lead)

44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

43-38257 L/T (unused ground spare)

44-6465 E/O Fancy Nancy (unused ground spare)

 

April 17, 1945

Mission #167       Roudnice

Command Pilot: SMITH. 30 planes dispatched. 29 planes dropped 70 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 30 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #18.

Planes and crew:

44-8556 H/F 7BS Alling (PFF)

44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss (PFF)

44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

43-38391 E/J  7BS Couse

43-38280 E/M 7BS Thonander

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

43-38334 E/D 7BS Mueller

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

43-39179 E/A 7BS Autry

44-8356 H/N 391BS Carmen (PFF)

43-38959 L/H 391BS Tyson

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

44-6887 L/G 391BS Bass

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Gregory Queenie

43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

43-38257 L/T 391BS DeLain

43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

44-8176 H/Q 18BS Hicks (PFF)

43-38410 B/H 18BS Buchanan

43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre

44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Golding

43-39183 B/K 18BS Fox

44-6840 B/E 18BS Edwards

43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

44-8829 H/B (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38325 E/B (unused ground spare - lead)

44-6465 E/O Fancy Nancy (unused ground spare)

44-8327 L/R (unused ground spare)

43-37960 B/L (unused ground spare)

 

April 18, 1945

Mission #168       Kolin, Passan

Command Pilot: FREEMAN. 30 planes dispatched. 28 planes dropped 81 tons on the primary target while 1 plane dropped 3 tons on a target of last resort (LR), and 1 plane failed to bomb. 30 Credit Sorties.

Planes and crew:

44-8457 H/G 391BS Sain (PFF)

44-8112 H/D 391BS Evans (PFF)

43-38382 L/Q 391BS DeLain Queenie

44-6887 L/G 391BS Bass

44-8327 L/R 391BS Schaus

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

44-8271 L/O 391BS Dwyer

44-8921 H/E 18BS Thompson (PFF)

44-8839 H/L 18BS Fox          Bombed Passau with 96BG

43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Tempest Turner

44-6938 B/C 18BS Novicki

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

44-8282 B/V 18BS Rawson

44-8321 B/F 18BS Hack

43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

43-37960 B/L 18BS Pierre

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-38410 B/H 18BS Golding

44-8176 H/Q 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

43-38280 E/M 7BS Blomquist

44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferard       Aborted - mechanical

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havner    Landed on Continent for gas.

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

43-38391 E/J  7BS Balzer

43-38325 E/B 7BS Beauchamp

43-39179 E/A 7BS Autry     Leaflets only.

43-38373 B/J (scheduled for Rawson but replaced)

44-8356 H/N (unused ground spare - PFF)

44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38959 L/H (unused ground spare - lead)

43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

44-6822 E/E (unused ground spare)

 

April 19, 1945

Mission #169       Aussig

Command Pilot: HERSHENOW. 29 planes dispatched. 28 planes dropped 81 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 29 Credit Sorties. 34BG gunners claimed 3 enemy fighters destroyed and 1 damaged.

Planes and crew:

44-8731 H/H 18BS Alling (PFF)

43-39183 B/K 18BS Buchanan

44-8112 H/D 18BS Fox

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre (incorrectly shown as 939 B/Q)

44-6840 B/E 18BS Raymond

43-38953 B/D 18BS Williams

43-37960 B/L 18BS Edwards

43-38331 B/Y 18BS Golding

44-6938 B/C 18BS Tennent

44-8921 H/E 7BS Hicks (PFF)

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

44-8237 H/I 7BS Martin, R.

43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard

43-38280 E/M 7BS Couse

44-6939 E/P 7BS Stemen

44-6465 E/O 7BS Schroeder Fancy Nancy

44-6822 E/E 7BS Schwartz

43-38325 E/B 7BS Beauchamp

43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

44-8176 H/Q 391BS Hall (PFF)

44-8271 L/O 391BS Arand

44-8441 H/S 391BS Evans

44-6887 L/G 391BS Bass

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

43-38382 L/Q 391BS DeLain Queenie

43-38343 L/I 391BS Werth

43-38789 L/F 391BS Feldman              Aborted - #3 engine out.

43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

43-38372 L/A 391BS Dwyer

 

April 20, 1945

Mission #170       Nauen

Command Pilot: BRUNK. 29 planes dispatched. 28 planes dropped 81 tons on the primary target and 1 plane failed to bomb. 29 Credit Sorties. Hal Province #19.

Planes and crew:

44-8670 H/K 7BS Daniels (PFF)

43-38391 E/J  7BS Martin, S.

44-8441 H/S 7BS Martin, R.

44-6822 E/E 7BS Ferard

43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse

43-38367 E/L 7BS Eggleston

43-38991 E/Z 7BS Schroeder Sweet Seventeen (listed as E/A but probably a typo)

43-38280 E/M 7BS Balzer

43-38325 E/B 7BS Beauchamp

44-8839 H/L 391BS Thompson (PFF)

43-38380 L/B 391BS Grisham

44-8482 H/A 391BS Evans

43-38372 L/A 391BS Conrad               Aborted - rack malfunction.

43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

43-38382 L/Q 391BS Mason Queenie

43-38257 L/T 391BS Rider

43-38299 L/U 391BS Dwyer

44-8356 H/N 18BS Gustafson (PFF)

43-38373 B/J 18BS Rawson

44-8829 H/B 18BS Fox

44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler    Accidental release of bombs.

44-6938 B/C 18BS Goetz

44-6840 B/E 18BS Tennent

44-6929 B/Q 18BS Pierre      Leaflets only.

43-37960 B/L 18BS Agegian

43-39183 B/K 18BS Edwards

43-38326 B/U 18BS Golding                Bombed with Fiedler who released accidentally.

44-8556 H/F (scheduled for Fox but replaced)

44-8921 H/E (unused ground spare - PFF)

43-38959 L/H (unused ground spare)

44-8282 B/V (unused ground spare)

44-6465 E/O Fancy Nancy (unused ground spare)