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44-8320 Bottoms Up

B-17G-60-VE

 

August 9, 1944 Delivered to Lincoln

August 13, 1944 to Long Beach

August 27, 1944 to Grenier

August 30, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McDannold

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Carter

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Timblin

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gibson

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Heiby

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8320 E/G (scheduled for Gibson but replaced.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson  Major damage

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G 18BS Harris

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers            Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean          Major damage

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS O’Grady             Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS O'Grady (slight battle damage)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 391BS Blum

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8320 E/G 391BS McLean

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean             Landed away. Major damage.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8320 E/G 18BS Tigges

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean             Landed at Brussels.

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Couse

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Wright

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferand

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8320 E/G (unused spare)

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schoeder

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss Took off 0904 landed 1709.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Blomquist

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss (PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferard     Aborted - mechanical

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

 

May 31, 1946 salvaged by the 9th AF in Germany

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McDannold

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Carter

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Timblin

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gibson

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson

 

                       October 2, 1944 44-8320 E/G

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #1 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 44-8320 E/G 4BS Heiby

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 44-8320 E/G (scheduled for Gibson but replaced.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Gipson  Major damage

Mission #79 October 17, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8320 E/G 18BS Harris

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers            Major damage

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8320 E/G (unused ground spare)

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean          Major damage

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS O’Grady             Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS MacTaggart

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS O'Grady (slight battle damage)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8320 E/G 391BS Blum

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8320 E/G 391BS McLean

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mowers

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean             Landed away. Major damage.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8320 E/G 18BS Tigges

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS McLean             Landed at Brussels.

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Couse

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Wright

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Sheesley

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferand

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8320 E/G (unused spare)

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schoeder

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss Took off 0904 landed 1709.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Mueller

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Blomquist

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Curtiss (PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Ferard     Aborted - mechanical

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Schroeder

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8320 E/G 7BS Martin, R.

 

                         May 20, 1945 44-8320 EG Hopper

Involved in a taxiing accident.

Hopper, John A. (P)

 

                         May 31, 1946

salvaged by the 9th AF in Germany