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43-38286 Flying Dutchmen

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 17, 1944 delivered to Cheyenne

July 28, 1944 to Kearney

August 6, 1944 to Grenier

August 18, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

To Bret Gustafson's Flying Dutchmen Site.

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 4BS Vick Flying Dutchmen

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Gibson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Gipson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Harmon Flying Dutchmen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS McDannold Flying Dutchmen

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Peede Flying Dutchmen

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Gibson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Mote Flying Dutchmen

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Kennedy Flying Dutchmen

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Tigges Flying Dutchmen

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 391BS Blum Flying Dutchmen

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Davis Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Peterson Flying Dutchmen 

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Delain Flying Dutchmen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Hamilton Flying Dutchmen

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Hanlon Flying Dutchmen

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Kenny Flying Dutchmen

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Martin, R. Flying Dutchmen

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Kenny Flying Dutchmen

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 4BS Vick Flying Dutchmen

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Gibson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38286 E/T

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #2 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Gipson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Harmon Flying Dutchmen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen  Aborted mechanical, one engine out.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS McDannold Flying Dutchmen

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Peede Flying Dutchmen

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Zarfoss Flying Dutchmen

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Gibson Flying Dutchmen

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Mote Flying Dutchmen

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen  (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Raver Flying Dutchmen      Aborted - #2 engine out.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Kennedy Flying Dutchmen

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38286 E/T 18BS Tigges Flying Dutchmen

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 391BS Blum Flying Dutchmen

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Davis Flying Dutchmen      Missing. Maybe landed in France.

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McLean Flying Dutchmen  Slight damage. Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credits: none.

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Giardini Flying Dutchmen  Major damage.

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Sheesley Flying Dutchmen

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Peterson Flying Dutchmen                Aborted - #2 engine out. #4 manifold pressure low.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Schell Flying Dutchmen

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T Flying Dutchmen (unused ground spare)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen Took off 0902 landed 1705.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen                Aborted - #1 engine out.

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Delain Flying Dutchmen

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Ferard Flying Dutchmen

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Couse Flying Dutchmen

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS McCutchan Flying Dutchmen

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Hamilton Flying Dutchmen

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Hanlon Flying Dutchmen

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Kenny Flying Dutchmen

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Martin, R. Flying Dutchmen

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38286 E/T 7BS Kenny Flying Dutchmen

 

43-38286 Flying Dutchmen

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by McCutchan crew #3-34. (Microfilm reel BO115, p.1468)

McCutchan, Don H.                            1Lt          O-804476                Pilot                        1091          B-17 Pilot

Sturrock, James D.                               1Lt          O-831842                Co-Pilot                  1091          B-17 Pilot

Gustafson, Paul M.                              1Lt          O-2070215              Nav                         1034          Navigator

Mode, Arthur L.                                   T/Sgt      19106580                Radio Op               757         Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner

Butel, Aurthur L.                                  T/Sgt      38495169                Engr                        748

Mahalik, Joseph J.                               S/Sgt      33464582                Gunner                   612

Hardesty, Tomaleo                              S/Sgt      39711456 ?             Gunner                   612

Ramirez, Julian M.                                S/Sgt      39711456 ?             Gunner                   612

Gewin, Louis H.                                    S/Sgt      38519226                Gunner                   612

Brune, Ralph B.                                    T/Sgt      16018568                Crew Chief             750

Smith, Birna R.                                      Capt        O-1693747              Passenger              3100 MC

Proto, Pasquale P.                                Sgt          11103472                Passenger              405          Clerk-Typist

Blakeman, Sterling B.                           1Lt          O-464692                Passenger              1035

Trent, Huston J.                                   T/Sgt      14063710                Passenger              747

Kautsky, Arnold H.                             M/Sgt     19071036                Passenger              505

Lackner, Edward                                   Cpl          32805497                Passenger              901

Siwek, Aaron                                        Sgt          32786890                Passenger              901

Nurnberg, Joseph L.                            S/Sgt      32752352                Passenger              505

Villano, Peter A.                                   S/Sgt      32177228                Passenger              673          Medical NCO

Ganger, Dale V.                                     Sgt          35553568                Passenger              945

 

June 23, 1945 to 4168 BU South Plains

December 9, 1945 to RFC Kingman