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43-38332 Gallopin’ Ghost / Queenie

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 22, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 1, 1944 to Hunter

August 14, 1944 to Dow Field

August 15, 1944 Assigned to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kiley

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Timblin

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Baskin

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Hofmann

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Talbott

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Nass

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 391BS Kyser

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gibson

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mann

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 391BS Isaacs

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Springer

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Fiedler

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gustofson

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Springer

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 7BS Wright

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mote    Crashed at Haughley (see below)

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kiley

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Timblin (Navigator 1Lt Richard H. Golterman O-703728 Lightly Wounded in Action and sent to 65th General Hospital.)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 4BS Baskin

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38332 B/Q

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #17 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Baskin

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle          Major damage.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Hofmann

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Talbott

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Slight flak damage reported.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle  Bombed with another group.

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kimmerle    Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38332 B/Q (unused ground spare)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Nass

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 391BS Kyser

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gibson

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mann

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 391BS Isaacs

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Kyser

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Springer

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Fiedler

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Gustofson

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Springer        Aborted - mechanical

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 7BS Wright

 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mote

Crashed at Haughley with fatalities. Plane salvaged.

 

 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 B-17G 43-38332 B/Q Gallopin’ Ghost with 18BS crashed on take-off. Highest altitude reached was about 500 feet. #1 engine out with fire in the wing. Salvoed safetied bombs in a field near Gipping Lane near Haughley. 4 men bailed out. Hulings’ chute did not open. Navigator missing. The other two were injured and are in hospital. The rest of the crew rode the plane in on the crash landing and are OK.  Pilot: Mote. 2 Killed in Action. Plane salvaged. Four photos of the crash are in the mission file. Also see Sturdivan, p.74.

RTD MOTE DANIEL D (P)                                                18

RTD PRUITT (CP)                                                               18

KIA YARBROUGH CARLTON I (N)                1 LT        18            0-723729 30 CLARKSVILLE AL

???  FOSSUM (B)                                                                 18

RTD ILKKA (R)                                                                   18

KIA HULINGS JAMES E  (E)                             T/SGT    18            32757584

RTD CHANEY (TG)                                                             18

RTD LOOKWOOD KEN (NG)                                           18

RTD KEIST (Gunner)                                                          18