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44-8170 unknown name (PFF)

B-17G-50-VE

Pathfinder

 

June 29, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

July 24, 1944 to Langley

August 16, 1944 to Dow Field

August 28, 1944 Assigned to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8170 490BG Ray (PFF)

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Ray (PFF)

October 4, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) was to fly with 490BG Mission Scrubbed

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M 4BS Israelson

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty with 490BG (PFF)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty with 490BG (PFF)

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

October 26, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

November 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8170 H/M (unused ground spare PFF)

December 24, 1944 44-8170 H/M Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

December 25, 1944 44-8170 H/M Cleaves (PFF) flew with 490BG

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8170 490BG Ray (PFF)

 

October 2, 1944 44-8170

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

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Ray (PFF)

 

October 4, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) was to fly with 490BG Mission Scrubbed

Was to fly Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M 4BS Israelson

 

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

McNulty (P)

Col. Good (Command Pilot)

Lt. Beymer (Lead Navigator)

 

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty flew with 490BG (PFF)

Took off at 0255 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Used Visual bombing.

Flak damage. Lost #4 engine oil pressure, lost oil regulator. (from 490BG report page B, and I believe this applies to this plane)
Landed 1510 hours.

McNulty (P)

Maj Gell (Command Pilot)

Capt. O'Dell (Lead Navigator)

 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

McNulty (P)

Col. Bostrom (Command Pilot)

Lt. Dilts (Lead Navigator)

 

October 26, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

McNulty (P)

Capt. Allen (Command Pilot)

Kallstrom (Lead Navigator)

 

November 5, 1944 44-8170 H/M McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Took off at 0654 hours.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Landed 1440 hours.

McNulty (P)

Maj. Lightner (Command Pilot)

Capt. Odell (Lead Navigator)

 

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8170 H/M 18BS Perry (PFF)

 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8170 H/M (unused ground spare PFF)

 

December 24, 1944 44-8170 H/M Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Brandt (P)

Wesson (Command Pilot) Capt

 

December 25, 1944 44-8170 H/M Cleaves (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG

Cleaves (P)

Allan (Command Pilot) Maj

Dilts (Lead Navigator) Capt

 

Returned to the US

January 5, 1945 to RFC Walnut Ridge