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43-38972 Duke Spook (also named Lucie perhaps earlier)

B-17G-100-BO

 

October 27, 1944 Delivered to Hunter

November 7, 1944 to Dow Field

November 10, 1944 Assigned to the 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 7BS Barbaras

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Jones, J.

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz              Bombed with 388BG

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Layz

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Sherman

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Jones, J. L.

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Feldman

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Smith

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz 

Took off 0637 hours

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target at 1028 hours from 23,000 feet.

Initial E/A claims: 3-1-1. Credits: none.

No battle damage to the plane.

Landed 1602 hours.

Latz (P)

Doran (CP)

Brown (N)

Albert (Tog)

Morton (R)

Orchell (E)

Camp (TG)

Noehren (BG)

Casey (G)

 

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Evans

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Garman

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 43-38972 L/C (scheduled for Wilcox but replaced)

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Latz

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Sykes

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 43-38972 L/C (unused ground spare)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Returned with bombs - rack malfunction.

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Gast

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster    Aborted - #4 engine feathered. Returned load.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Lankford            Landed on Continent. #4 engine. Blown cylinder & prop wouldn't feather.

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Feldman              Camera Ship No rations

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 43-38972 L/C 391BS Kramschuster

 

43-38972 Duke the Spook (also named Lucie perhaps earlier)

B-17G-100-BO

June 20, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

Flown to the US by the Kramschuster crew #68-34. See Microfilm reel, B0115, p. 1588.

Kramschuster, Eugene G.                   1Lt          O-822747                Pilot                        1091

May, Allen L.                                        2Lt          O-781623                Co-Pilot                  1091

Tew, Howard I.                                     1Lt          O-2071846              Nav                         1034

Nelson, John W. Jr.                             T/Sgt      37539297                Radio Op               757

Clarkson, John G. Jr.                            T/Sgt      13038713                Engr                        748

Sagany, Thomas J.                               M/Sgt     32415208                Crew Chief             750

Blake, Ernest T.                                    S/Sgt      34851063                Gunner                   612

Bowker, Beryl E.                                   S/Sgt      37483172                Gunner                   612

McLean, Lewis T.                                S/Sgt      38725922                Gunner                   612

Neel, Benton L.                                     S/Sgt      39702682                Gunner                   612

Eide, George R.                                     S/Sgt      37293966                Passenger              747

Poliquin, Joseph N.                              S/Sgt      31176891                Passenger              747

Bourgault, Robert T.                            Sgt          31110721                Passenger              747

Bouty, Edmond A.                               Sgt          36419214                Passenger              747

McKenzie, Halden E.                           Sgt          19124334                Passenger              911

Moga, Marino A.                                 Sgt          32913056                Passenger              678

Edmonds, Russell K.                           Cpl          33765128                Passenger              611

Mullins, Robert L.                                Cpl          33647013                Passenger              060

Robinson, Raymond B.                       Cpl          39180584                Passenger              901 ORD

Mahoney, Joseph W.                          Pfc          36734003                Passenger              901 ORD

 

June 24, 1945 to 4168 Base Unit South Plains

November 8, 1945 to RFC Kingman