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43-38334 unknown name

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 22, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 1, 1944 to Hunter

August 13, 1944 to Grenier

August 15, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38334 H/A 4BS Runyon

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38334 H/A 7BS Iverson

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38334 H/A 4BS Bowen

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38334 H/A (unused ground spare)

 

October 2, 1944 43-38334 H/A

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #8 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38334 E/A (unused ground spare lead)

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38334 E/A (unused ground spare)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38334 E/A (unused ground spare lead)

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38334 E/A (unused ground spare lead)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38334 E/A 7BS Sain

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38334 E/A 7BS Davis

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38334 E/A 7BS Davis            Landed at Brussels

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38334 E/D (scheduled for Stemen but replaced)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Barbaras

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38334 E/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38334 E/D 18BS Myers

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Vick

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38334 E/D 18BS Knowlton

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38334 E/D 18BS Myers

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks   Slight damage. Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 probably destroyed to McArdle (TG)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Hicks

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38334 E/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38334 E/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Schell

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Sheesley

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Sheesley           Jettisoned bombs and returned with #1 engine out

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Mueller

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Mueller

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38334 E/D Mueller (scheduled but scratched)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38334 E/D 391BS Hall

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Mueller

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38334 E/D 7BS Clarke

 

43-38334 Unknown name

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Autry crew #31-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1516.

Autry, Elwin B.                                     2Lt          O-835497                Pilot                        1091

Hanrihan, James R.                              F/O         T-5993                    Co-Pilot                  1091

Cutting, Richard M.                             1Lt          O-1046408              Nav                         1034

Crisp, Harold N. Jr.                               2Lt          O-2071944              Bomb                      1035

Bacalis, Theodore N.                           S/Sgt      33642252                Radio Op               757

Ballantyne, Roy I.                                S/Sgt      17130703                Engr                        748

Pflum, David M.                                   S/Sgt      16019930                Gunner                   612

Head, Francis T.                                   Sgt          20538995                Gunner                   611

Buxton, Jay A.                                      Sgt          35400811                Gunner                   611

Englehart, Raymond E.                        M/Sgt     17051505                Crew Chief             750

Viar, William N.                                     Capt        O-735129                Passenger              2161

Rogers, Evan Y.                                    Capt        O-697779                Passenger              1035

McKoon, Patrick J.                              1Lt          O-698025                Passenger              1035

Saloga, Carl E.                                       T/Sgt      32586719                Passenger              757

Lykins, Harry R.                                   Sgt          35697395                Passenger              901 ORD

Gross, William J.                                   Cpl          37442316                Passenger              941

Rosen, Irwin                                          Sgt          32977795                Passenger              940

Carlson, Melvin                                    Sgt          39608946                Passenger              941

Symonds, Donald D.                           Sgt          37680025                Passenger              612

Partusch, Chester J.                             Cpl          37124864                Passenger              747

 

Captain William N. Viar O-735129 is designated increment commander, Crews 21, 30, 31, 32, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 56, 59, 61, 64, 67, 69, 70.

 

June 23, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

June 19, 1947 to RFC.