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43-38138 Ole-Timer

B-17G-80-BO

 

June 29, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 14, 1944 to Lincoln

August 11, 1944 to Grenier

August 13, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham.

August 14, 1944 Transferred to 490th Bomb Group.

Oviously almost immediately transferred back to 34th Bomb Group and assigned to 18th Squadron.

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Harris, C. W.

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38138 B/I 391BS Goss

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38138 B/I

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #15 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Talbott

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss   Aborted with a sick man.

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38138 B/I (scheduled for Kiley but replaced.)

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38138 B/I Goss

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38138 B/I 391BS Feldman

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38138 B/I (unused ground spare)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38138 B/I 7BS Goss

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38138 B/I 18BS Goss               Major damage

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mote

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann              Aborted - #1 engine out. Jettisoned bombs.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Nass               #2 engine out.

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Nass

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38138 B/I 391BS Waarvick

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38138 B/I 7BS Stemen

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Myers           Landed in France.

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mann            Landed away - probably at Brussels, Belgium.

 

43-38138 Ole-Timer

B-17G-80-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown back to US by Gast crew #42-34. See Microfim reel B0115, p.1490.

Gast, Floyd B.                       1Lt          O-836757                Pilot                        1091

Effinger, Robert J.                2Lt          O-930384                Co-Pilot                  1091

McNulty, Lloyd G.               2Lt          O-2075266              Nav                         1034

Willey, Verne K.                   T/Sgt      35233354                Radio Op               757

Pries, Norman F.                   T/Sgt      32279559                Engr                        748

Talbott, Robert W.               S/Sgt      37438113                Passenger              612

Palmer, John A.                    S/Sgt      39301527                Passenger              612

Butler, John A.                     S/Sgt      31386384                Passenger              612

Chase, Robert E.                   S/Sgt      42029557                Passenger              612

Wallace, Karl S.                    S/Sgt      12201932                Passenger              747

Ramshak, Frank                    Sgt          20646027                Passenger              824

Skinner, Lawrence R.           Cpl          16087498                Passenger              060

Fisher, Leroy B.                    S/Sgt      33113779                Passenger              552

DeMolli, Louis D.                 Cpl          32388746                Passenger              932

Langley, James T.                Cpl          33124229                Passenger              511

Lynn, James C.                     S/Sgt      36306284                Passenger              754

Shelley, Donald C.               Pfc          13049060                Passenger              901

Getz, Theodore A.                S/Sgt      35360501                Passenger              853

Crangle, James C.                 S/Sgt      36308065                Passenger              683

Loecher, James G.                Cpl          12131056                Passenger              911

 

June 6, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

December 17, 1945 to RFC Kingman.