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43-38216 Tempest Turner

B-17G-80-BO

 

July 8, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 18, 1944 to Kearney

August 3, 1944 to Dow Field

August 4, 1944 Assigned to the 862nd Squadron, 493rd Bomb Group, at Debach, England.

Early 1945 Transferred to the 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, at Mendlesham, England.

(B/W Photo in Birdsell, Steve. Fighting Colors: B-17 Flying Fortress in Color. Squadron/Signal Publications, 1986. Carrollton, TX. p.28)

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38216 C/O Butts (with 493BG)

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38216 C/O Butts (with 493BG)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Kennedy           Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 damaged to Lombard (E/TT)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bennett

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Myers

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38216 B/O Nass            Chaff

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38216 B/O (unused ground spare)

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Edwards

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Novicki

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolster

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Thaete

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Bolser

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38216 B/O (unused ground spare)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Edwards

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38216 B/O (unused ground spare)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan       Some (battle damage)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan Took off 0913 landed 1720.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Williams

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38216 B/O 18BS Buchanan

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38216 B/O Buchanan

 

43-38216 Tempest Turner

B-17G-80-BO

June 26, 1945 Returned to the US to Bradley.

Flown to the US by the Buchanan crew #10-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1538.

Buchanan, Gerald W.                          1Lt          O-780509                Pilot                        1091

Thompson, Lester E.                           1Lt          O-929668                Co-Pilot                  1091

Shein, Stanley S.                                  F/O         T-134778                Nav                         1034

McLeod, James W., Jr.                        T/Sgt      16123869                Radio Op               757

Moon, Walter H., Jr.                            T/Sgt      13123502                Engr                        748

Blaine, Benjamin P., Jr.                        1Lt          O-929849                Bomb                      1035

McAndrew, Joseph L.                         S/Sgt      12072262                Gunner                   612

Schmidt, Joseph J.                               S/Sgt      37703112                Gunner                   612

Kukielski, Leonard J.                           S/Sgt      36679812                Gunner                   612

Squires, Clarence W.                           S/Sgt      37211276                Crew Chief             750

Sinnott, Lawrence N.                           S/Sgt      37160449                Passenger              747

Legg, Howard S.                                   Sgt          39127612                Passenger              686

Knox, Kenneth D.                                Sgt          18070471                Passenger              405

Carnahan, Frederick W.                      Sgt          17162128                Passenger              911

Whitcomb, Carroll C., Jr.                     S/Sgt      19092662                Passenger              678

Ferraro, William R.                               Sgt          33696727                Passenger              809

Haferkamp, Bernard C.                        Cpl          38436129                Passenger              911

Hendrix, walter A.                                Cpl          34406802                Passenger              911

Vasquez, Rumaldo Jr.                          Sgt          18199672                Passenger              060

Smelley, D. O.                                       Pvt          38220060                Passenger              060

 

June 28, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains.

November 24, 1945 to Reclamation Finance Center, Kingman, AZ.