Make your own free website on Tripod.com

44-8282 Agets

B-17G-55-VE

 

Notes from 2001 Reunion: At the time the Lerch crew landed this plane in France ob Jan. 16, 1945, it was called "Mission Belle."

 

July 23, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

August 4, 1944 to Lincoln

August 17, 1944 to Grenier

August 20, 1944 Assigned to 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham.

 

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8282 H/W 7BS Carter

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8282 H/I (unused ground spare)

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-8282 H/I

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #9 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8282 H/W (unused ground spare)

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Perry

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8282 B/V (unused ground spare)

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch   Major damage.

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38282 C/H 493BG Myers

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch Major damage.

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Mote

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Peede

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8282 B/V 391BS Lerch

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8282 B/V (unused ground spare)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Hemingway

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Lerch                               Landed in France at Fighter strip. Plane needs repair.

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8282 B/V (unused ground spare)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Novick

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8282 B/V (scheduled for Edwards but replaced)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8282 B/V 7BS Chapman

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Novicki

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8282 B/V (unused spare)

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Edwards

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8282 B/V 7BS Chapman

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian Took off 0916 landed 1656.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian               Aborted - broken oil line #3.

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Rawson

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8282 B/V (unused ground spare)

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Thompson

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Gulmetti

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Fisher

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8282 B/V 18BS Agegian

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-8282 B/V Mehling

 

                         May 25, 1944 44-8282 B/V Buckholz

Involved in a take-off accident.

Buckholz, William L., Jr. (P)

 

Date unknown: Returned to US (probably not by 34BG)

December 1945 to RFC Kingman.