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44-8160 unknown name (PFF)

B-17G-50-VE

Pathfinder

 

June 26, 1944  Delivered to Dallas

July 27, 1944 to Langley

August 22, 1944 to Dow Field

August 26, 1944 Assigned to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8160 H/L 7BS Israelson

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-8160 H/L

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

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8160 H/L 391BS PFF Israelson

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8160 with 493BG

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8160 with 490BG (PFF)

 

                        November 4, 1944 44-8160 (crew unknown)

This 4th Squadron plane was probably flying lead or deputy lead in 493BG on this date.

Electric outlet for Pilot's heated suit inoperative. Inspected and repaired.

Bombsight intervalometer salvo switch inoperative; Smoke bomb detonated early. Arming wire too short.  Repaired.

Aircraft landed at another field.

 

November 5, 1944 44-8160 (crew unknown)

T/Sgt John A. Langenberg (Radio Op) 16154735, was lightly WIA over Germany and admitted to the 65th General Hospital.

 

July 12, 1945 Returned to the US: Bradley

July 16, 1945 to Independence

December 28, 1945 to RFC Kingman