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43-38338 unknown name LOST 3-4-45

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 92nd Bomb Group, Podington

August 16, 1944 Transferred to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Talbott

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Parkhurst

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner, M.

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner, M.

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner, M. L.

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner, M. L.

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38338 B/M

On Marshalling Chart in Hanger #1 near the tower at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38338 B/M Gardner, M.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner         Major damage.

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Baskin           Major damage.

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gardner

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Richardson, L.

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Harris

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38338 B/M 7BS Peterson

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Peede

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Goss

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Hofmann

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kyser

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Hofmann

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Hofman

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Hofman        Major damage

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Hofmann

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38338 B/M 391BS Hofman

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kyser

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38338 B/M (unused ground spare)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38338 B/M (scheduled for Nass but replaced)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Gustofson

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Lerch

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Nass

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Springer

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Abrams

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Tigges

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38338 B/M 7BS Sheesley

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Kennedy

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Tigges

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Myers

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Myers

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Tigges

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Myers

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Tigges

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Fiedler

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Bennett

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Myers

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38338 B/M 18BS Mueller           

Mid-air Collision over France at Mandres (Z-2691). See below.

 

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 B-17G 43-38338 B/M Collided with aircraft 071during assembly over France. One plane came down into the other from above. The tail came off the lower aircraft and half of the wing exploded, the two sections falling separately. The upper aircraft lost a wing tip and spun out of control into the clouds. One chute reported.  With 18BS. Pilot: Mueller. No Missing Air Crew Report. 8 Killed in Action.

KIA MUELLER JAMES P (P)                            1 LT        18            O-770733

KIA ARTRUC ARTHUR H (CP)                       2 LT        18            O-829391                RI

KIA CIAGNE JOHN J (N)                                   F/O         18            T-132857                MI

KIA HARVEY PHILLIPS J (Tog)                       SGT        18            15343740

KIA FARNSWORTH LOREN E (E)                  S/SGT     18            39325816

KIA ZEROTT FRANCES R (R)                          S/SGT     18            37287354                MN

KIA GREZELAK KAIMIERZ J (BT)                 SGT        18            36689901

KIA HAUGEN JOHN D (WG)                            SGT        18            39208961

Injured KIPPEN (TG) His would have been the one chute seen.