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43-38299 Outta Dis World later Joy Rider

B-17G-85-BO

 

(Name “Roger’s Dodgers” according to Roger Freeman and Wallace Forman but that seems to have been the crew’s name, not the plane’s name.)

(Name was originally “Outta Dis World” later changed to “Joy Rider,” according to a neighbor of Walter Summers, ball turret gunner on the Anderson crew, the second “regular crew” of this plane.)

 

July 18, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

July 27, 1944 to Kearney

August 10, 1944 to Grenier

August 16, 1944 Assigned to 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Nigg

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38299 L/U

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

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38299 L/U 7BS Gibson

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38299 L/U 7BS Henderson        

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin         carried leaflets

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38299 L/U 7BS Ames

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Feldman

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Andersen                 Bakita (B) WIA; flesh wound in left arm

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Timblin

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Feldman

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38299 L/U 18BS Ettlebrick

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson               Aborted - mechanical

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Blum

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson Takeoff at 0818, landed 1518+

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson   Aborted - #4 engine out.

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Hammersley

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Anderson

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Bass

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Evans

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Tyson

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38299 L/U (unused ground spare)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Carmen

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Delain              Outstanding. Overdue or landed at another field.

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Arand

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Gregory

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Gregory

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Delain

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Baker

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Sykes

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain           Some battle damage

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Lankford

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Lankford            Minor damage.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS DeLain

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Lankford            Aborted - #4 engine out. Jettisoned bombs.

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Dwyer

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Rider

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Delain

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Glass

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Delain

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Delain

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38299 L/U 391BS Jones

 

43-38299 Outta Dis World later Joy Rider

B-17G-85-BO

(Name “Roger’s Dodgers” according to Roger Freeman and Wallace Forman but that seems to have been the crew’s name, not the plane’s name.)

(Name was originally “Outta Dis World” later changed to “Joy Rider,” according to a neighbor of Walter Summers, ball turret gunner on the Anderson crew, the second “regular crew” of this plane.)

June 21, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to US by the Moore crew #72-34. Microfilm reel B0115, p.1580.

Moore, Benjamin D.                             1Lt          O-830887                Pilot                        1091

Dippel, Martin P.                                  2Lt          O-934397                Co-Pilot                  1091

Hanes, Charles E.                                 1Lt          O-736855                Nav                         1034

Perkins, Jack D.                                    T/Sgt      35550743                Radio Op               757

Hannar, James L.                                  T/Sgt      19170814                Eng                         748

Green, Wallace E.                                 2Lt          O-92853                  Bomb                      1035

Mehl, Frederick W.                              T/Sgt      37202322                Crew Chief             750

Curtis, Harley E.                                   S/Sgt      37538306                Gunner                   611

Harkley, Clayton R.                              S/Sgt      20724262                Gunner                   612

Oberg, Don L.                                       S/Sgt      20840095                Gunner                   612

Pantedos, Anthony W.                       S/Sgt      25121171                Passenger              612

Slovenske, Sigmund S.                        S/Sgt      27033985                Passenger              612

Burke, Gerald W.                                  Sgt          36598110                Passenger              747

Caputo, Vincent A.                              Sgt          32260959                Passenger              555

Sevcik, Philip J.                                     Sgt          33286618                Passenger              747

Stathis, George E.                                 Sgt          32802280                Passenger              862

Thompson, James E.                            Sgt          18163133                Passenger              852

Jacobs, Maurice K.                              Cpl          38413034                Passenger              573

Vanderwarf, Harold E.                         Cpl          36630739                Passenger              555

Crook, Lonnie H.                                  Maj         O-432329                Passenger              1035

 

June 23, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

December 8, 1945 to RFC Kingman.