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44-8112 unknown name (PFF)

B-17G-50-VE

Pathfinder

 

June 21, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

July 14, 1944 to Langley

August 11, 1944 to Presque Isle

August 19, 1944 Assigned to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8112 H/D 391BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Pelszynski (PFF)

                         December 16, 1944 44-8112 H/D Jack (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8112 H/D 4BS Richardson, Z. C. (PPF)

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8112 H/D 4BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare –PFF)

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Day

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Pelszynski (MH)             Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8112 H/D 4BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Daniels

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8112 H/D (scheduled for Livingston but replaced)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8112 H/D Gustofson & Hershenow    Wing Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8112 H/D 4BS Iverson (PFF)                Chaff. Aborted - #3 engine out.        

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Livingston (PFF)             Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Moore (PFF)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Butler (PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Curtiss

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Evans (PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Fox

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Baker (PFF)

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-8112 H/D

On Marshalling Chart as away from the base at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8112 H/D 391BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8112 H/D 18BS Pelszynski (PFF)

 

                         December 16, 1944 44-8112 H/D Jack (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG.

Jack (P)

Pittman (Command Pilot)                    Capt.

Bedle (Lead Navigator)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8112 H/D 4BS Richardson, Z. C. (PPF)

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8112 H/D 4BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare –PFF)

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Day

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Pelszynski (MH)             Aborted - #3 engine out)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8112 H/D 4BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Daniels

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8112 H/D (scheduled for Livingston but replaced)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8112 H/D Gustofson & Hershenow    Wing Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8112 H/D 4BS Iverson (PFF)                Chaff. Aborted - #3 engine out.        

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Livingston (PFF)             Aborted - #3 engine out.

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Moore (PFF)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Butler (PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8112 H/D 7BS Curtiss

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8112 H/D (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8112 H/D 391BS Evans (PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8112 H/D 18BS Fox

 

 

October 29, 1945 Returned to the US: Morrison

January 7, 1945 to RFC Walnut Ridge