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43-38409 Betty

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 29, 1944 delivered to Cheyenne

August 10, 1944 to Kearney

August 16, 1944 to Grenier

August 18, 1944 Assigned to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38409 B/B (scheduled for Lindstrom but replaced by a spare)

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Gipson

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38409 B/B

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #13 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Ralls

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B (ground spare – lead taken by Kermode to 490BG)

                       October 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B Kermode flew with 490BG

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B 391BS Johansen

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38409 B/B (scheduled for Halbert but replaced)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Hartley

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Lindstrom     Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Lindstrom   Aborted  - #1 engine out

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Nass

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Lindstrom

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38409 B/B 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38409 B/B 391BS Hansen (jettisoned 2 bombs in Channel; brought back 2)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Gustofson

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Springer

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Rainey

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Peede            Apparently landed at Mardon Moor, needs tires. Ball gunner missing. He didn’t leave with the rest of the crew, couldn’t find him.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38409 B/B Butler                      (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler            Aborted – oxygen leak.

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Thaete

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler          Abort - #2 engine.

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler Initial E/A claims: 0-0-2. Credits: none

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Kennedy

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Butler

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Hall

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Mehling

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Bennett

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Buchanan

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre    Aborted - #2 engine out. Returned load.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38409 B/B (unused ground spare)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Goetz

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Buckholz

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Gulmetti

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Buckholz

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Hatley

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Pierre

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38409 B/B 18BS Buckholtz

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38409 B/B Hinkle

 

43-38409 Betty

B-17G-85-BO

June 21, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Mueller crew #4-34. (Microfilm reel BO115, p.1466)

Mueller, Paul F.                    1 Lt         O-1302171              Pilot                        1091

Barta, Allen J.                       2 Lt         O-929761                Co-Pilot                  1091

Braun, Frederick C.              2 Lt         O-2072413              Nav                         1034

Jones, Frank E.                     S/Sgt      39416114                Radio Op               757

Zolich, Fred                           S/Sgt      39303932                Engr                        748

Simnott, Edmund A.            F/O         T-8189                    Bomb                      1035

Frei, David R.                        S/Sgt      19152068                Gunner                   612

Andringa, John                    S/Sgt      37023155                Gunner                   611

Repoff, Frederick A.            S/Sgt      33682419                Gunner                   612

Gray, John A.                        M/Sgt     37978322                Crew Chief             750

Ellis, Max E.                           Capt        O-857954                Passenger              0141

Milliken, George                   T/Sgt      31117157                Passenger              945

Kelleher, Vincent J.              Pvt          6083220                  Passenger              750

Pounders, Ralph F.              M/Sgt     14021578                Passenger              542

__godny, Richard R.           T/Sgt      16070969                Passenger              860

Moralas, Jesse                      Sgt          38254550                Passenger              060

Fava, Carl J.                           Sgt          12145687                Passenger              060

Koepke, William G.              Cpl          36659510                Passenger              405

Carter, Leroy C.                    S/Sgt      37219973                Passenger              853

Nagy, Julius                          S/Sgt      33273794                Passenger              754

 

June 28, 1945 to BU South Plains

November 26, 1945 to RFC Kingman.