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44-8309 Olí Buddy

B-17G-60-VE

 

August 8, 1944 Delivered to Lincoln

August 18, 1944 to Grenier

August 20, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Harmon

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8309 E/H 4BS Heiby

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 4BS Bice

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Henderson

 

†††††††††††††††††††††† October 2, 1944 44-8309 E/H

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #6 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Henderson

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold         Major damage.

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 44-8309 E/H Mowers

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Mowers

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Richardson

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS McDannold

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8309 E/H 18BS Carter

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Peterson

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8309 E/H 18BS Hammersley

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Giardini          Aborted

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8309 E/H 7BS Raver

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Roscher

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Giardini

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter                Leaflets only.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Carter                Aborted - #4 engine out.

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8309 E/H (scheduled for Weaver but replaced)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8309 E/H 18BS Abrams

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Weaver

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Giardini

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Stemen            Aborted and jettisoned this second bomb load also.

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Curtiss

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8309 E/H 18BS Kennedy

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.              Initial E/A claims: 1-0-0. Credit 1 damaged to Graham (TG)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Wright

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, S.

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.            Major damage.

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS McCutchan

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, S.

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.                Aborted - #3 engine.

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8309 E/H (unused ground spare)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller Took off 0908 landed 1655.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8309 E/H (scheduled for Schwartz but replaced)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller    Aborted- #3 Prop governor out.

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS McCutchan

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Mueller

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Schwartz

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Hanlon

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8309 E/H 7BS Havener

 

44-8309 Olí Buddy

B-17G-60-VE

June 7, 1945 Returned to US: Bradley

Flown to US by Hicks crew #6-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p. 1502.

Hicks, Stanley R.                                  1Lt          O-2062195              Pilot                        1091

Johnson, Willie T.                                1Lt          O-2063535              Co-Pilot                  1091

Cocherell, Robert Jr.                            1Lt          O-2068611              Nav                         1034

Springman, Gerald J.                            T/Sgt      16122532                Radio Op               757

Lotspeich, William L. Jr.                      T/Sgt      18226706                Engr                        748

Vanderkley, Michael P.                       1Lt          O-785224                Bomb                      1035

Cocklin, Claude R.                                S/Sgt      37678438                Gunner                   612

Dunn, Harold                                        S/Sgt      32987577                Gunner                   612

McArdle, Edward J.                             S/Sgt      36876814                Gunner                   612

Dibler, Claude J.                                   Sgt          32935382                Gunner                   612

Smith, Charles E.                                  Sgt          36479991                Passenger              747

Schmitt, George J.                                Cpl          36292867                Passenger              747

Philips, Sidney H.                                 Sgt          18198402                Passenger              911

Piascik, Joseph M.                               Sgt          31034409                Passenger              060

Kovac, Arthur J.                                   S/Sgt      34260642                Passenger              673

Alston, William C.                                Capt        O-485807                Passenger              3160  MC

Avriett, Giles C.                                    1Lt          O-559006                Passenger              2110

Watkins, Paul A.                                  T/Sgt      15171103                Passenger              514

Williams, Howard A. Jr.                      Cpl          19165053                Passenger              687

Flood, John J.                                       T/Sgt      32602645                Passenger              757

 

June 12, 1945 to South Plains

November 26, 1945 to RFC Kingman.