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44-8138 unknown name (PFF)

B-17G-50-VE

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July 19, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

July 20, 1944 to Langley

August 13, 1944 to Presque Isle

August 15, 1944 Assigned to 493rd Bomb Group, Debach.

April 1945 Transferred to 34th Bomb Group, assigned to 391st Squadron.

 

Listed in Helton's Hellcats

As with 493BG but no Squadron shown.

 

October 2, 1944 44-8138 ?/?

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #11 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8138 with 493BG

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8138 with 493BG

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 44-8138 with 493BG (PFF)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8138 H/T (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8138 with 493BG

 

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 44-8138 H/T Bruck (PFF) flew with 493BG

Took off 0644 hours.

Landed 1405 hours.

 

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast Took off 0922 landed 1731.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8138 L/J (unused ground spare)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8138 L/J (unused ground spare)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Delain

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Mullin

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Dwyer

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Hinkel

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Glass

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8138 L/J 391BS Gast

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-8138 L/J Mason

 

December 29, 1945 Salvaged by the 9th AF in Germany.