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42-30451 V Mail Gets There Fastest

B-17F-105-BO

 

June 1, 1943 Delivered to Cheyenne

June 15, 1943 to Rapid

June 24, 1943 to Gore

July 11, 1943 to Portland

July 21, 1943 to Gr Isle

August 7, 1943 to Presque Isle

September 3, 1943 Assigned to 368th Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, Thurleigh as BO-N

July 5, 1944 Salvaged with non-battle damage

 

Obviously repaired and used as a hack plane by the 34th Bomb Group

 

42-30451 V Mail Gets There Fastest (listed incorrectly as 42-30431)

B-17F-105-BO

(This plane served earlier with the 306th BG. Later used by the 34th BG as a hack aircraft)

Flown to the US by the Schell crew #37-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1526.

Schell, Harold N.                  1Lt          O-777069                Pilot                        1091

Martin, James F.                   1Lt          O-778522                Co-Pilot                  1091

Gulli, Frank J.                        1Lt          O-2072707              Nav                         1034

Kuptz, Louis U.                    T/Sgt      36808534                Radio Op               757

Black, William B.                  T/Sgt      34732317                Engr                        748

Fox, Robert B.                       S/Sgt      35895039                Gunner                   612

Thomson, Jack R.                 S/Sgt      39713590                Gunner                   612

Kolvick, Robert J.                 S/Sgt      33875615                Gunner                   612

Nelson, Maurice M.             S/Sgt      39116425                Gunner                   612

Beckham, Jennings B.         M/Sgt     17013485                Crew Chief             750

Bruck, Allen H.                     Major     O-404084                Passenger              1091

Dilworth, Robert W.            S/Sgt      36182359                Passenger              405

Griffin, Clifford                      Pfc          39308218                Passenger              901

Canino, Joseph L.                Sgt          32468262                Passenger              405

Keane, John J.                      Sgt          32507677                Passenger              747

Riedel, William                      Pfc          32920623                Passenger              747

Wagner, Norman E.             T/Sgt      35410241                Passenger              687

Nauman, Charles J.              S/Sgt      17074578                Passenger              685

Lipsky, Dorah                       S/Sgt      32183201                Passenger              750

Sherman, Morris                   Cpl          39280379                Passenger              747