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43-38222 unknown name

B-17G-80-BO

SAL 12-24-44

 

July 10, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 18, 1944 to Kearney

August 4, 1944 to Grenier

August 5, 1944 Assigned to the 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Bagus

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38222 L/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash (Whited, R. N.)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 4BS Bowen

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38222 L/H (scheduled for Nash but replaced)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38222 L/H Anderson

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38222 L/H 7BS Felker

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Felker

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Day

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Timblin

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Day

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Blum

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Isaacs

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen, D. F.

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Murphy 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Sproul

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Latz

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Bagus

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38222 L/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris, R. N.

 

October 2, 1944 43-38222 L/H

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #19 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash (Whited, R. N.)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 4BS Bowen

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38222 L/H (scheduled for Nash but replaced)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

 

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38222 L/H Anderson  

Aborted. Sick bombardier.

 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

 

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash            

Major damage.

 

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38222 L/H 7BS Felker

Aborted - #3 prop ran away.

Brought back bombs.

 

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Nash

Major damage.

 

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Felker

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Day

Slight flak damage reported.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Timblin

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Day

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Blum

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Isaacs

 

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Harris

Aborted - mechanical

 

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen

 

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen, D. F.

Major damage. F/O Ralph L. Wathey, Jr. T-130028  (N) lightly WIA.

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Murphy

Aborted mechanical.

 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38222 L/H 18BS Sproul

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Hansen

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38222 L/H 391BS Latz

Serious damage, level 3 out of 5; crashed on landing, some crew injured in crash

 

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 B-17G 43-38222 L/H on return from Darmstadt collided with other B-17s on landing and salvaged 24-12-44. With 391BS. Pilot: Latz. (Photo at Air Force Museum "A1 B-17G/pho/186"; copy in my file)