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44-8235 Mikkey (PFF)

B-17G-55-VE

Pathfinder

 

See photo on page 55 of volume 1. Caption says the name was Mikkey. Also in Bits & Pieces as Mikkey.

 

July 18, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

August 22, 1944 to Hunter]

September 7, 1944 to Dow Field

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

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8235 H/X 391BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Israelson but replaced)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Baker but replaced)

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

December 23, 1944 44-8235 H/X Manlove (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Ray (PPF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Z. Richardson but replaced)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Benedict but replaced)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (MH)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8235 H/X 4BS Livingston (PFF)            Aborted - #3 engine out

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Richardson, Z. C. (PFF)

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Pelszynski

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Thompson (PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Moore (PFF)    S/Sgt James A. Butz 36686085 (BT) WIA

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8235 H/X 391BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Ray (PFF)

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Israelson but replaced)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Baker but replaced)

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Blair (PFF)

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8235 H/X 7BS Heath (PFF)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8235 H/X 18BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

 

December 23, 1944 44-8235 H/X Manlove (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG.

Manlove (P)

Hill (Command Pilot) Col.

Kallstrom (Lead Navigator) Capt.

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Ray (PPF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8235 H/X 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Z. Richardson but replaced)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Benedict but replaced)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (MH)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8235 H/X 4BS Livingston (PFF)            Aborted - #3 engine out

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Richardson, Z. C. (PFF)

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8235 H/X 391BS Pelszynski

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8235 H/X (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Thompson (PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8235 H/X 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8235 H/X 18BS Moore (PFF)    S/Sgt James A. Butz 36686085 (BT) WIA

 

Returned to the US

January 7, 1946 to RFC Walnut Ridge