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44-8158 Bobby Sox (PFF)

B-17G-50-VE

Pathfinder

 

June 24, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

July 27, 1944 to Langley

August 17, 1944 to Dow Field

August 18, 1944 Assigned to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

August 20, 1944 Transferred to the 850th Squadron, 490th Bomb Group, Debach

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fischer (Flying with 490BG)

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       September 30, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8158 490BG McNaulty (PFF)

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8158 with 493BG

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8158 H/F McNulty with 490BG

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8158 H/F 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       October 15, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       October 25, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       November 4, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       December 15, 1944 44-8158 H/F Cavin (PFF) flew with 490BG

                       December 16, 1944 44-8158 H/F Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8158 H/F 4BS Dunham (PPF)

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Took off at 0121 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Carried 6 500 lb M-43 bombs. Did drop but no drop report.

Landed 1627 hour.

Fisher (P)

Col. Bostrom (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Fisher (P)

Maj. Adams (Command Pilot)

 

                       September 30, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Deputy Lead, position 1-2 in Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Fisher (P)

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8158 490BG McNaulty (PFF)

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-8158

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #10 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8158 with 493BG

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8158 H/F McNulty with 490BG

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8158 H/F 18BS Ray (PFF)

 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Fisher (P)

Capt. Adams (Command Pilot)

 

                       October 15, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Maj. Lightner (Command Pilot)

Capt. Kalistrom (Lead Navigator)

 

                       October 25, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Fisher (P)

Maj. Adams

Capt Humphrey

 

                       November 4, 1944 44-8158 H/F Fisher (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Slight flak damage.

Fisher (P)

Col. Bostrom (Command Pilot)

Capt. Kallstrom (Lead Navigator)

 

                       December 15, 1944 44-8158 H/F Cavin (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Cavin (P)

Maj. Blum (Command Pilot)

Capt. Dilts (Lead Navigator)

 

                       December 16, 1944 44-8158 H/F Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Brandt (P)                                              Lt

Gell (Command Pilot)                           Maj.

Humphrey (Lead Navigator)              Capt.

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8158 H/F 4BS Dunham (PPF)

 

May 1945 Transferred to the 332nd Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, Rougham as XM*Q

October 28, 1945 Returned to the US: 593 Base Unit Charleston

December 27, 1945 to RFC Walnut Ridge