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43-38403 unnamed SAL 3-1-45

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 29, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 9, 1944 to Kearney

August 16, 1944 to Grenier

August 23, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

Transferred to 7th Squadron; Crew Chief: Dexter Jordan

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38403 H/U 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38403 H/K 4BS Thrun

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38403 H/K 391BS Culver

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Pavlicek

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Carter

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Alleman

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Richardson

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Alleman

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (unused ground spare)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Henderson

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (unused ground spare)

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 391BS Vick

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (scheduled for Vick but replaced)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Mowers

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 18BS Knowlton

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Zarfoss

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 391BS Baker, L.

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Sheesley

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS McLean           Chaff

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Dold

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Curtiss

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Dold

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Peterson

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Peede             Chaff      MIA. See below. Landed in Poland.

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38403 H/U 18BS Harris, R. N.

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38403 H/K 4BS Thrun

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38403 H/K

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #8 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38403 H/K 391BS Culver

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Pavlicek

Major damage reported.

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Carter 

Landed away at Boxstedt

 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Alleman

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Richardson

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Alleman

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (unused ground spare)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Henderson

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (unused ground spare)

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 391BS Vick

Slight damage reported.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z (scheduled for Vick but replaced)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Mowers

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

 

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Aborted - #1 engine.

 

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 18BS Knowlton

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Zarfoss

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 391BS Baker, L.

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Sheesley

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS James

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Serious damage, level 3 out of 5 - collision on runway.

Vick, Herbert (P)

 

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS McLean           Chaff

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Dold

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Curtiss

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Dold

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Peterson

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Vick

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38403 E/Z 7BS Peede             Chaff      MIA. See below. Landed in Poland.

 

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 B-17G 43-38403 E/Z Battle damaged at Berlin and crash-landed behind Russian lines at Lodz, Poland. With 7BS. Pilot: Peede. Missing Air Crew Report # 12768. Plane salvaged 1Mar45. Crew finally returned to Mendlesham a month later on March 26, 1945 and Returned to Duty.

RTD PEEDE FLOYD A JR (P)                            1 LT        18            O-820906                29

RTD EASTERLING THOMAS R JR (CP)         1 LT        18            O-825603                27

RTD EDELSTEIN FRED (N)                               2 LT        18            O-2064187              23

RTD KRATZ LAWRENCE T JR (Tog)            SGT        18            13178823                20

RTD NERRIE JAMES H (E)                                T/SGT    18            32185883                27

RTD BROWN ROBERT G JR (R)                       T/SGT    18            14100043                27

RTD CHEZEM KENNETH A (BT)                    S/SGT     18            16031611                28

RTD HARRISON ROBERT T (WG)                  S/SGT     18            35551823                28

RTD SPRACKLEN THEODORE J (TG)            SGT        18            39467376                10

 

March 1, 1945 B17G 43-38403 E/Z salvaged with battle damage at Lodz, Poland where it crash-landed following the 26-2-45 Berlin mission.