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44-6296 unknown name

B-17G-50-DL

 

As the regular plane of the R. H. Wright crew, its name was probably Dangerous Damsel. (see MM, March 2005, p. 10)

 

June 29 1944, Delivered to Kearney

July 14, 1944 to Dow Field

July 16, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

Before the first B-17 combat mission it was transferred to the 7th Squadron

 

Listed in Helton's Hellcats

As with 493BG, 861st Squadron (but when?)

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Granger

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Richardson

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright, R. H.

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-6296 E/R 4BS Wright

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-6296 E/R 4BS Wright

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Coupland

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Hemingway

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-6296 E/R

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #4 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright  Major damage.

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Iverson

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 44-6296 E/R (scheduled for Carter but replaced)

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Mowers              Aborted – oxygen system out.

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Harris

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Winsor              Major damage

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-6296 E/R (scheduled for Mowers but replaced)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS O’Grady          Aborted – Oxygen out

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 44-6296 E/R 18BS Abrams

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Zarfoss

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright            Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-6296 E/R 391BS Daniels

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Giardini          Aboted – Exhaust stack #4

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Sheesley

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-6296 E/R 391BS Isaacs (slight battle damage)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Sheesley

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS James

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-6296 E/R (unused ground spare)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright               Failed to take off.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Vick    Aborted - #3 prop governor

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-6296 E/R 18BS Nass

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS MacTaggart   Leaflets only.

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-6296 E/R (unused ground spare)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright   Slight damage. Initial E/A claims: 2-0-1. Credit 1 damaged to Alexander (E/TT)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS O'Grady

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Wright

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Ferard    Landed at A-74. #1 & #3 out. Crew OK. Engine changes required.

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Chapman             Landed in France

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Schell   Aborted - #2 engine out, returned with bombs.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Mueller

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-6296 E/R (unused ground spare)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-6296 E/R 7BS Havener   Returned load - mechanical failure.

 

April 6, 1945 B-17G 44-6296 E/R crash-landed and salvaged with non-battle damage