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43-38372 Rainbow

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 27, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 5, 1944 to Lincoln

August 15, 1944 to Grenier

August 15, 1944 Assigned to the 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

August 16, 1944 Transferred to the 96th Bomb Group, Snetterton

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Blair

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Ray

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Marsden

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Hanson

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38372 L/A

On Marshalling Chart as away from the base at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38372 L/A 4BS Hanson

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Hanson

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Beyer            Major damage.

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38372 L/A (scheduled for Johansen but replaced)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Notman

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Hanson

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Day

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Baker, L.

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Hanson

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Daniels

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Daniels

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Daniels

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Notman

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Johanson

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38372 L/A 18BS Livingston

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38372 L/A 7BS Henderson

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38372 L/A 18BS Keyser

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sheridan

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Ettlebrick

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Werth         (apparently did not take off)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Anderson

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman Takeoff 0829 landed 1517.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman     Aborted – leak in a pump.

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38372 L/A Knowlton               (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38372 L/A 18BS Kennedy

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38372 L/A (scheduled for Sherman but replaced)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Sherman

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans Bombed with another group.

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans Took off 0924 landed 1728.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38372 L/A 7BS Evans

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38372 L/A (unused ground spare)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kranschuster

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38372 L/A (scheduled for Evans but replaced)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Mason

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Dwyer

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Conrad             Aborted - rack malfunction.

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38372 L/A Evans (scheduled but scratched)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Hinkel

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38372 L/A 391BS Evans

 

43-38372 Rainbow

B-17G-85-BO

June 22, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Bass crew #14-34. See Microfilm reel, B0115, p.1570.

Bass, Rubin                           1Lt          O-832986                Pilot                        1091

Anselmini, Andrew A.        1Lt          O-831077                Co-Pilot                  1091

Gordon, Sumner G.               1Lt          O-20008176 ?         Nav                         1034

Quinn, Edward H.                 S/Sgt      12193196                Radio Op               757

Mast, William H.                  S/Sgt      36686359                Gunner                   612

Strott, William J.                   S/Sgt      13109351                Gunner                   747

Tate, Joseph N.                    S/Sgt      34899000                Gunner                   612

Martin, Ernest E.                  Sgt          31182518                Gunner                   747

Borelli, Louis                         Cpl          31140248                Gunner                   747

O’Malley, John P.                M/Sgt     39314416                Crew Chief             750

Mosher, Louis                      1Lt          O-572741                Passenger              2120

Fechko, Richard W.             S/Sgt      35313663                Passenger              673 MC

Johnson, Charles H.            S/Sgt      13131330                Passenger              055

Magendie, Carter B.             S/Sgt      38124731                Passenger              911

Wilson, Henry H.                 S/Sgt      35679237                Passenger              852

Gibbons, Alvin J.                 Cpl          39908817                Passenger              945

Glover, Charles R.                Cpl          14182553                Passenger              405

Hally, Patrick E.                    Cpl          13084810                Passenger              754

Soria, John S.                        Pfc          39091088                Passenger              590

Bryan, Stanton K.                S/Sgt      35707197                Passenger              514

 

June 24, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

December 9, 1945 to RFC Kingman