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43-38415 Smoky Joe

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 31, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 10, 1944 to Kearney

August 22, 1944 to Grenier

August 24, 1944 Assigned to 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Sheridan but replaced)

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38415 L/G 4BS Heiby

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced.)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 4BS Sheridan

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38415 L/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Sheridan

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Timblin

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Anderson

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Jones

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Nass

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Blum

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Baker, L. A.

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Sheridan but replaced)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Sheridan

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38415 L/G 7BS Vick

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Hansen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Hansen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for J. L. Jones but replaced)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore  Failed to take off.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Smith, G.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38415 L/G Thaete   (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38415 L/G 18BS Hemingway

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Werth

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Waarvick but replaced)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Smith

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38415 L/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Buchanan

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Agegian

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Edwards

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Pierre

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Gulmetti

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38415 B/A  LeBailly

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Sheridan but replaced)

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38415 L/G 4BS Heiby

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Coupland but replaced.)

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

 

October 2, 1944 43-38415 L/G

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #18 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 4BS Sheridan

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 43-38415 L/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Sheridan         Aborted losing oil in #4. Brought back bombs.

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Timblin

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Slight flak damage reported.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Anderson

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan   (long delay fuses)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Jones

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Nass

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Blum

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Baker, L. A.

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Sheridan but replaced)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38415 L/G 18BS Sheridan

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38415 L/G 391BS Sheridan

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38415 L/G 7BS Vick

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Hansen

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Hansen

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for J. L. Jones but replaced)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore         Failed to take off.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Smith, G. Takeoff 0822, landed 1519

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38415 L/G Thaete                     (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38415 L/G 18BS Hemingway

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Werth          Major damage.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Moore

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38415 L/G (scheduled for Waarvick but replaced)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Smith

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38415 L/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38415 L/G 391BS Schifferer   Aborted - internal failures #2 & #4 engines.  Electrical system out. Landed at B-50.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Buchanan

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Agegian

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack Took off 0910 landed 1726

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Edwards

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Pierre (incorrectly shown as B/R)

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Gulmetti

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38415 B/A  18BS Hack

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 43-38415 B/A  LeBailly

 

43-38415 Smoky Joe

B-17G-85-BO

June 23, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Hack crew #56-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1556.

Hack, Ernest D.                                     1Lt          O-930092                Pilot                        1091

Grassechi, Daniel D.                            2Lt          O-930147                Co-Pilot                  1091

Utter, James L.                                      1Lt          O-676179                Nav                         1034

Gabriel, Robert M.                                2Lt          O-2065319              Bomb                      1035

Kaminski, Frank J.                                S/Sgt      33023821                Radio Op               757

Cieniawa, Marvin P.                             S/Sgt      33832733                Engr                        748

Fell, Richard J.                                      Sgt          36662803                Gunner                   612

Hines, Ralph T.                                     Sgt          35902392                Gunner                   612

Head, Thomas S.                                  Sgt          16160245                Gunner                   612

Ryan, James III                                     S/Sgt      33321387                Crew Chief             750

Fulmer, George                                     Cpl          34436215                Passenger              747

Stankiewicz, Albert J.                          Cpl          33330568                Passenger              511 ORD

Stephens, Edgar L.                               Pfc          38397426                Passenger              901 ORD

Campione, James                                  Pfc          36660402                Passenger              901 ORD

Gaumer, Basil L.                                    Pfc          37391436                Passenger              901 ORD

Hutchens, Ollie F.                                T/Sgt      34035772                Passenger              678

Froste, Edward                                     Cpl          35786867                Passenger              911

Goldsmith, Allen E.                              Cpl          31294302                Passenger              911

Boyle, Ray T.                                        Cpl          39041693                Passenger              911

Zinzola, Paul L.                                     Pfc          42021535                Passenger              911

 

June 25, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

December 19, 1945 to RFC Kingman