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43-38378 Little King

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 27, 1944 to Cheyenne

August 5, 1944 to Hunter

August 15, 1944 to Dow Field

August 17, 1944 Assigned to 568th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, Framlingham as “Hotter ‘N Hell”

August 18, 1944 Transferred to 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Flown to England by the Lipnick crew (which was assigned to a different Group)

Orders dated August 14, 1944

2 Lt Lawrence J. Lipnick (P) O-558160

2 Lt Frederick H Jacobus (CP) O-558188

F/O Walter F. Morris, Jr. (N) T-126487

2 Lt Arthur Gach (B) O-558184

Cpl Eugene Goldfarb (RO) 32911928

Cpl Duluth G. Cooper, Jr. (AEG) 38520213

Cpl Herbert A Holbig (ROG) 32868322

Cpl William E. Carroll (AROG) 33657904

Cpl Charles B. Pendleton (AG) 37508631

Cpl Warren F. Vollhaber (AAG) 17114033

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38378 L/K (ground spare)

Stationed on Hardstand #20.

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Scharmen

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38378 L/K 4BS Murphy

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38378 L/K

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

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38378 L/K 4BS Murphy

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Dunham       

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Timblin

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38378 L/K 18BS Jones

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Baker

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Friedel       Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38378 L/K 7BS Henderson      Three men wounded.

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy   Leaflets only.

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Murphy

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Blum

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38378 L/K 391BS Blum

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38378 L/K 18BS Nass

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38378 L/K Springer  (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 7BS Smith

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Bass

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith, G.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Schifferer

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith         Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Schaus

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Waarvick

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Evans

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Smith

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38378 L/K (scheduled for Sykes but replaced)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes             Serious Battle damage

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Waarvick

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes Aborted - mechanical. Jettisoned load in channel.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38378 L/K Sykes (scheduled but scratched)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Sykes

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Tyson

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Dwyer

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38378 L/K 391BS Washburn

 

43-38378 Little King

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Sykes crew #66-34. See Microfilm reel, B0115, p. 1592.

Sykes, James Jr.                                    1Lt          O-781705                Pilot                        1091

Schrupp, Dana O.                                 1Lt          O-2071053              Co-Pilot                  1091

Lobdell, Curtis E.                                  1Lt          O-2069058              Nav                         1034

Smith, Lloyd D.                                     Sgt          15315006                Radio Op               757

Young, Wooten L.                               T/Sgt      18201768                Engr                        748

Bryant, Lester W.                                 M/Sgt     19066676                Crew Chief             750

Lind, Albin M.                                      S/Sgt      39217403                Gunner                   612

Robinson, John T.                               S/Sgt      34832022                Gunner                   612

Grip, Gernard H.                                    Sgt          37310720                Gunner                   612

Knight, James L.                                   Cpl          35401221                Gunner                   901 ORD

Dempsey, William F.                            2Lt          O-2072062              Passenger              1035

Seidel, Robert E.                                   M/Sgt     32290421                Passenger              911

Siegfried, Ralph D.                               M/Sgt     37316608                Passenger              750

Tepper, Henry                                      M/Sgt     32412260                Passenger              750

LaScala, Vincent J.                               T/Sgt      32496717                Passenger              750

Aikey, Edward                                      S/Sgt      35024836                Passenger              405

Morgan, Charles D.                             S/Sgt      12062185                Passenger              911

Towers, David Q.                                 S/Sgt      12131326                Passenger              747

Pedacchio, Peter W.                            Sgt          32380319                Passenger              747

Kertzinger, Earl                                     Cpl          15105089                Passenger              511 ORD

 

June 24, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

November 29, 1945 to RFC Kingman