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SAL 12-1-44

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 23, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 2, 1944 to Kearney

August 16, 1944 to Grenier

August 23, 1944 Assigned to 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Marsden

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38351 L/F 7BS Harmon

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Marsden

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38351 L/F 4BS Henderson

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Marsden   Major damage

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Scharmen

 

††††††††† †††††††††††††October 2, 1944 43-38351 L/F

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #20 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Nigg

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38351 L/F 4BS Marsden

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38351 L/F 18BS Kimmerle           Major damage. One wounded.

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Marsden

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38351 L/F 18BS Hofmann

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Timblin

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38351 L/F 18BS Hemingway  Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Blum

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38351 L/F 391BS Day            Landed at Brussels. Lynch (BT) wounded. Busse (N) missing in Belgium.

 

B-17G 43-38351 L/F Snake Bit with the 391BS. Pilot: Day.  Aircraft was hit by flak on the bomb run. Lynch (BT) was WIA. Force landed at Coibais, Belgium. They ran out of gas and #3 supercharger was out and #4 was oversped. Crew returned as quickly as possible, except for Lynch (BT) and Busse (N) who hasnít been seen since he took Lynch to the hospital. Plane was salvaged Dec. 1, 1944. 

RTD DAY GEORGE (P)

RTD HANCHAR JOE (CP)

??? BUSSE (N)                      Missing in Belgium.

RTD BOWEN (B)

RTD VOSS (R)

RTD SPENCE (E)

WIA LYNCH (BT)               In Belgium hospital.

RTD GRIP (TG)

RTD SPINK (Gunner)

 

December 1, 1944 43-38351 Salvaged.