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43-38367 Gotta Haver

B-17G-85-BO

 

Could well have been originally named Ingognito, as this is the plane name associated with the Ames crew. The name Gotta Haver came later on.

 

July 26, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 5, 1944 to Kearney

August 15, 1944 to Grenier

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

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Gibson

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Anderson

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38367 E/L

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #6 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Heiby

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Weaver               Major damage

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Finch   Major damage.

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L Ames

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Carter

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 391BS Timblin

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames               Aborted – mechanical.

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS MacTaggart  Landed at Brussels; low fuel & one engine out

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Peterson

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38367 E/L 391BS Felker

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Giardini

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS James

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38367 E/L 391BS Ames

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38367 E/L 391BS Sherman

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Henderson

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS O’Grady

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Peterson          Major damage.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher           Did not take off.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher           Battle damage

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Wright             Aborted – lack of fuel.

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38367 E/L (scheduled for Peterson but replaced)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Stemen

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38367 E/L (scheduled for MacTaggart but replaced)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38367 E/L (unused ground spare)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS McCutchan

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Dold

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L (scheduled for Couse but replaced)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Sheesley

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Giardini

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ferand

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Chapman

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Peterson

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Schoeder           Aborted – couldn’t find formation. Bummer!

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Peterson

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher  Bombed with Composite Group (385BG, 490BG, 493BG)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher Took off 0904 landed 1703.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Roscher

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener                Landed on Continent for gas.

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Eggleston

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Havener

 

43-38367 Gotta Haver

B-17G-85-BO

June 24, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Thonander crew #39-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1522.

Thonander, Earl R.                               1Lt          O-767915                Pilot                        1091

Murphy, James H.                                F/O         T-5025                    Co-Pilot                  1091

Marjamaa, Alvin H.                              1Lt          O-796556                Nav                         1034

Ferrara, Paul F.                                      S/Sgt      32988391                Radio Op               757

Williams, Felix M. Jr.                            Sgt          34702621                Engr                        748

Hageman, James A.                             2Lt          O-783061                Passenger              1035

Miller, Jordan D. Jr.                              Sgt          14193833                Passenger              612

Wilson, John H. Jr.                              Sgt          16134753                Passenger              612

Connolo, William S.                             Sgt          37582176                Passenger              612

Martin, Ramon T.                                 S/Sgt      13089508                Passenger              747

Sakal, Charlie                                        Cpl          33757396                Passenger              747

Solman, Lewis                                       Pfc          32813345                Passenger              747

Watkins, James T.                                Cpl          34771511                Passenger              747

Savarese, Salvatore W.                       Sgt          12148243                Passenger              747

Daye, Philip J.                                       Sgt          34603488                Passenger              747

Wright, Wayne F.                                Sgt          14156005                Passenger              747

Schommer, Paul C.                               Sgt          17157754                Passenger              747

Schmidt, Francis C.                              Cpl          19124092                Passenger              747         

May, Claude W.                                   Pfc          38197818                Passenger              747

Pegram, Odell T.                                   Sgt          34771067                Passenger              747

 

August 28, 1945 to 4168 BU South Plains

December 18, 1945 to RFC Kingman.