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44-6820 Miss Purty Lost 4-10-45

B-17G-65-DL

 

November 11, 1944 Delivered to Lincoln

December 3, 1944 to Dow Field

December 12, 1944 Assigned to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-6820 H/C Bouldin     Relay aircraft

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 44-6820 H/C                  Relay aircraft. Takeoff 0915 landed 1511.

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-6820 H/C Bouldin     Relay aircraft

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-6820 H/C Ettlebrick Relay Aircraft

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-6820 H/C 18BS Knowlton

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-6820 H/C Dunham & Brunk    Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-6820 H/C 391BS Felker

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-6820 H/C 391BS Hansen

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS McLean

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS Davis

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-6820 H/C 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS McLean

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-6820 H/C 391BS Jones, J. L.

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-6820 H/C 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS Davis

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS Davis

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-6820 H/C 391BS O'Grady

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS Davis

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-6820 H/C (scheduled for Giardini but replaced)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-6820 H/C 391BS Waarvick

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-6820 H/O (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-6820 H/C 7BS McLean Took off 0902 landed 1712.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-6820 H/C (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-6820 E/C 7BS Roscher  LOST MIA

 

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 B-17G 44-6820 E/C Missing in Action Brandenburg, flak. Crashed Brandenburg, Germany.  Aircraft received a direct flak hit following bombs away. Aircraft started smoking and headed for the ground in a manner that developed into a spiral. It exploded on impact. Nine chutes were seen but it was also observed that ground defences were firing at the parachuting men. With 18BS. Pilot: Roscher. Missing Air Crew Report # 14198. 2 Evaded, 7 Prisoner of War.

MIA ROSCHER PAUL E (P)                              1 LT        7              O-827969                                33

MIA REVAY ROGER A (CP)                             F/O         7              T-62644                                  30

MIA LONG LOUIS E (N)                                    2 LT        7              O-2065891                              32

EVD BINDER WALTER E (Tog)                       T/SGT    7              17060154                                31

MIA SCHEINOST WILLIAM A (E/TT)           T/SGT    7              17164753                                32

MIA FOGG FRANK H JR (R)                             T/SGT    7              17061696                                32

EVD LYON GLENN R (BT)                                 S/SGT     7              37705314                                32

MIA DORONSKY JOHN R (WG)                      S/SGT     7              35918582                                30

EVD JOHNSON JAMES N (TG)                        S/SGT     7              35293565                                31