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43-38268

B-17G-80-BO

 

July 14, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 27, 1944 to Kearney

August 7, 1944 to Grenier

August 9, 1944 Assigned to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38268 B/N 391BS Goss

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38268 B/N (scheduled for Bowen but replaced.)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38268 B/N 4BS Ratcliff

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38268 B/N

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

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff              Major damage.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38268 B/N 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38268 B/N 391BS Dixon            Crashed on take off. See below. 2 Killed. 7 seriously injured.

 

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 B-17G 43-38268 B/N crashed on take-off with 2 killed and 7 seriously injured.

SWA DIXON ROBERT E (P)                             2 LT        18            O-825123

LWA GOODELL ROBERT B JR (CP)                2 LT        18            O-713735

LWA STEELE DONALD F (N)                          2 LT        18            O-2060207

LIA SUBJECT PAUL R (B)                                 2 LT        18            O-718162

KIA FREY EMIL A JR (E)                                   S/SGT     18            32460861                NJ

LIA ROSE JOSEPH J (R)                                     PVT        18            35058165                (Recommended for Soldiers Medal)

LIA JONES MILLARD G (BT)                           SGT        18            6393199                  (Recommended for Soldiers Medal)

LIA BEATSON DOUGAL M (WG)                   S/SGT     18            32359737

KIA WOLFE RICHARD F (TG)                         S/SGT     18            37471833                NE

 

The above officer and enlisted men who were not KIA were admitted to 65th General Hospital on Oct. 15, 1944.

 

October 16, 1944 B-17G 43-38268 B/N salvaged with battle damage