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43-38113 Wee Willie’s Wolves

B-17G-80-BO

(Name according to Roger Freeman in The B-17 Flying Fortress Story.)

 

June 28, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 14, 1944 Transferred to Lincoln

August 15, 1944 Transferred to Grenier

August 16, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor (composite Sq. flying with 493BG)

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38113 E/S 18BS Goss

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38113 E/S (unused ground spare)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38113 E/S 391BS Murphy

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38113 E/S

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #4 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38113 E/S 4BS Winsor

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Henderson

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Heiby

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winaro   Major damage.

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor   Major damage.

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38113 E/S 391BS Isaacs

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Winsor (incorrectly shown as 713)                Major damage

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38113 E/S (scheduled for Winsor but replaced; or typo)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38113 E/S (unused ground spare)

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38113 E/S 18BS Harris

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Sain

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS O’Grady

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Gibson

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Davis      Leaflets only.

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Ames

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Sain

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Sain

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Barbaras

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS McLean

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38113 E/S 391BS Peterson                Aborted – jettisoned bombs in the channel.

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Davis

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38113 E/S (unused ground spare)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson                Major damage.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Wright   Did not take off.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38113 E/S 391BS Feldman

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson                Battle damage

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS McLean

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38113 E/S (unused ground spare)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Reid

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Stemen

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Sheesley

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Peterson                Landed in France.

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Kramschuster (Camera ship)

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Schwartz

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Eggleston

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38113 E/S 7BS Eggleston

 

43-38113 Wee Willie’s Wolves (according to Roger Freeman in The B-17 Flying Fortress Story.)

B-17G-80-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown back to US by Tavasti with crew #1-34. (Shown in error as 44-38113. No such B-17 number.)

(Microfilm reel BO115, p.1460)

Tavasti, Roy E.                                     Lt Col     O-401550                Pilot                        2161

Smith, James C.                                    Capt        O-728755                Co-Pilot                  2161

Levi, Myron B.                                     1 Lt         O-703102                Nav                         1034          Navigator

Gorski, Clarence J.                                M/Sgt     16022711                AE                          750

Holt, Duncan M.                                  T/Sgt      14077322                Radio Op.              757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Hogeman, Richard                               Capt        O-1548221              Passenger              ORD 4532             

Zimmerman, Robert E.                         Capt        O-817566                Passenger              4821

Foley, Donald T.                                  1 Lt         O-753137                Passenger              1035

Smith, Edwin S. Jr.                                1 Lt         O-697783                Passenger              5401

Hoag, David C.                                     M/Sgt     19033957                Passenger              631

Shanley, Henry W.                              T/Sgt      31137252                Passenger              502          Administrative Noncommissioned Officer

Bartholomew, Gordon L.                     S/Sgt      12137765                Passenger              805

Galloway, Robert H.                             S/Sgt      37200205                Passenger              405          Clerk-Typist

Wilson, Leonard E.                              S/Sgt      34186866                Passenger              750

Cohen, Louis L.                                    Cpl          31251973                Passenger              070

Janson, Wendell S.                              Cpl          35026538                Passenger              805

Martin, Howard C. Jr.                          Cpl          19084496                Passenger              070

Owens, John M.                                   Cpl          32580004                Passenger              057

Bannon, George                                   Pfc          13176944                Passenger              055          Clerk, General

 

June 23, 1945 Transferred to 4168 BU South Plains

February 17, 1946 RFC Kingman.