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43-38416 No Gum Chum

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 31, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 11, 1944 to Lincoln

August 21, 1944 to Grenier

August 23, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

Photo in Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth in Color, p.99.

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS McAllister

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 4BS Johanson

 

                       October 2, 1944 43-38416 E/C

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #3 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS McAllister

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush    Major damage.

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Iverson

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ralls  Major damage.

Mission #83 October 26, 1944 43-38416 E/C Dees & Garrett         Weather and Monitor aircraft

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Gibson

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Bush

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38416 E/C  (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 43-38416 E/C 391BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ames

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Iverson

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Gipson

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38416 E/C Day & Richey     Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38416 E/C 18BS Benedict

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Gibson  (serious battle damage, aborted short of IP with 2 engines shot out)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 43-38416 H/C Dunham & Hershenow    Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38416 H/C (unused ground spare – lead)

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38416 H/C 391BS Sain

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Giardini

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Giardini

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Vick

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Weaver           Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 43-38416 E/C 391BS Baker

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 43-38416 E/C 18BS Knowlton

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 18BS Fiedler

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Roscher

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Sheesley

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38416 E/C 18BS Fiedler

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O’Grady               Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 damaged to Wyder (WG)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38416 E/C (unused ground spare)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Schell

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS O'Grady

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Sheesley

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard                Aborted 35 miles off coast on course with #3 turbo out

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Sheesley

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand               Aborted - #3 engine. Returned load.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferand

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard     Jettisoned bombs - mechanical.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Schwartz

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Schroeder              Bombed with lead. Landed in France - engine trouble.

 

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 B-17G 43-38416 E/C Abandoned on the Contenient. Landed at Merville, B-53, with #2 engine on fire and leaking oil. Requires #2 engine change.

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ferard

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS McWilliams

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38416 E/C 7BS Hicks

 

43-38416 No Gum Chum

B-17G-85-BO

June 28, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Rawson crew #45-34. (Microfilm reel BO115, p.1484)

Rawson, Elmer R.                 1Lt          O-830933                Pilot                        1091

O’Brien, Edward J.               1Lt          O-929017                Co-Pilot                  1091

Rorke, James I. Jr.                 2Lt          O-2026702              Nav                         1034

Jackson, Pat H.                     2Lt          O-2071987              Bomb                      1035       

Belmore, Donald A.             T/Sgt      38350312                Radio Op               757

Arey, Stanley H.                   T/Sgt      11097396                Engr                        748

Sullivan, Howard C.             S/Sgt      34894087                Gunner                   612

Stout, Kenneth                     S/Sgt      39922414                Gunner                   612         

Soderlund, Willard S.          Sgt          36194857                Crew Chief             747

Sasnauskas, Albert J.          Sgt          11087565                Gunner                   747

Adams, Sherid S.                  Cpl          42000625                Passenger              555

Warren, Marion H.               S/Sgt      18151459                Passenger              747

Westenberger, Kurt E.        S/Sgt      36266575                Passenger              687

Gyverson, Marvin A.          Cpl          17114355                Passenger              686

Wright, Henry C.                  Cpl          33654703                Passenger              932

Wagner, Lelie                       Cpl          34651568                Passenger              911

Gigliotti, Sam                         Pfc          33670136                Passenger              055

Stovall, Earl S.                       Sgt          35498010                Passenger              747

Tomlison, Owen A.              Sgt          39204380                Passenger              685

Womack, Fred H.                 Cpl          14181878                Passenger              747

 

July 2, 1945 to 4168 BU South Plains

November 18, 1945 to BU Kirtland

February 6, 1946 to RFC Albuquerque