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43-37864 Penny Jive

B-17G-70-BO

 

May 30, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

June 12, 1944 to Long Beach

July 13, 1944 to Kearney

August 3, 1944 to Dow Field

August 4, 1944 Assigned to the 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Palmer

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-37864 L/E 4BS Thrun

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

 

October 2, 1944 43-37864 L/E

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #22 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Richart

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-37864 L/E 4BS Palmer

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin            Aborted

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-37864 L/E 18BS Timblin

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Dunham

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Bowen

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-37864 L/E 18BS Knowlton

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Sheridan

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Baker

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin      Aborted - #4 runaway prop.

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Timblin

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker         Leaflets only

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare lead)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Daniels

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-37864 L/E 18BS Sherman

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-37864 L/E (scheduled for Ettlebrick but replaced.)

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Hensen

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-37864 L/E 391BS Isaacs

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Hammersley  Aborted - #4 out.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker

 

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Felker           (apparently did not take off)

Crashed on take off. (See story in Mendlesham Memories, March 1987, page 12)

Felker, Walter J., Jr. (P)

 

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-37864 L/E (scheduled for Washburn but replaced)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS James         Chaff

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Delain

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Sherman

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Gregory

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Wilcox

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-37864 L/E 7BS Ferand

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Evans

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn     Credit 1 damaged shared by Kling (WG) and Needham (BT).

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Dwyer Took off 0920 landed 1714.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-37864 L/E 7BS Curtiss

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-37864 L/E (unused ground spare)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Hinkle

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Mason

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Jones

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Washburn

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-37864 L/E 391BS Howell

 

43-37864 Penny Jive

B-17G-70-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Washburn crew #16-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1566.

Washburn, Carl L.                1Lt          O-780097                Pilot                        1091

Bond, Thomas D. Jr.            1Lt          O-833007                Co-Pilot                  1091

Perez, Juan M.                      1Lt          O-2068458              Nav                         1034

Moon, Erwin T.                    T/Sgt      36860285                Radio Op               757

Hardy, Crawford J.               T/Sgt      19079651                Engr                        748

Hackeny, Clarence D.          T/Sgt      31150976                Crew Chief             750

Cvitkovich, Charles E.         S/Sgt      36313673                Gunner                   678

Kling, John G.                       S/Sgt      35922385                Gunner                   612

Lala, William L.                     S/Sgt      37317883                Gunner                   685

Polly, John M.                      S/Sgt      33423333                Gunner                   612

May, Otto                              S/Sgt      32356162                Passenger              911

Blarr, Arthur I.                      Sgt          35357597                Passenger              911

Brandes, Richard O.             Sgt          19169598                Passenger              853

Humphrey, Clyde B.            Sgt          34711247                Passenger              511 ORD

Nash, Emil B.                         Sgt          36449738                Passenger              901 ORD

Needham, Thomas M.         Sgt          19128869                Passenger              612

Reifsnyder, Vernon M.        Sgt          33564238                Passenger              901 ORD

Hardee, Daniel W.                Sgt          34630370                Passenger              014 ORD

Steele, Glenn M.                   Cpl          33439885                Passenger              555

Bethardy, Frank A.              Pfc          35518640                Passenger              144

 

June 24, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

December 5, 1945 to RFC Kingman