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44-8321 unknown name

B-17G-60-VE

 

August 8, 1944 Delivered to Kearney

August 17, 1944 to Grenier

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

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Talbott

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Perry 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Talbott

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8321 B/F 391BS Talbott

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 391BS Kimmerle

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Hofmann

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Knowlton

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Harris

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Jones

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Lerch

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Goss

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kennedy

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Springer

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8321 B/F Rainey                       (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8321 B/F (scheduled for Rainey but replaced)

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey             Leaflets only.

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey             Leaflets only.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Lerch

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Thaete

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Thompson

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Bennett

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Feidler

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F Mann             Chaff

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Edwards   

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fielder

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Edwards 

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Mann

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Buchanan

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Tigges

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Peede

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Agegian

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fox

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Hack

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Myers

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Weeks

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F Weeks

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #66 September 22, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Salveson

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Talbott

 

October 2, 1944 44-8321 B/F

On Marshalling Chart as away from the base at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Perry   

Major damage.

 

Mission #77 October 14, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Talbott

Mission #78 October 15, 1944 44-8321 B/F 391BS Talbott

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 44-8321 B/F 391BS Kimmerle

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Hofmann

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Knowlton

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Harris

Tail wheel motor inoperative; oxygen leak in tail section. Inspected and repaired.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Jones

Maher (BT) had frostbitten right foot. Cause not ascertained.

 

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kimmerle

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Ratcliff

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Lerch

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Goss

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Jones, W. S.

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

 

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Kennedy

Aborted - #3 engine out

 

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Springer

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8321 B/F Rainey                       (Scheduled but did not take off)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8321 B/F (scheduled for Rainey but replaced)

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey             Leaflets only.

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey             Leaflets only.

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Lerch

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Rainey

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Thaete

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Thompson

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Bennett

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Feidler

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F Mann             Chaff

 

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Edwards

Aborted - #2 engine out.

 

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fielder

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

 

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Edwards

Aborted - #4 turbo out jettisoned bombs

 

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Mann

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Buchanan

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Tigges

 

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Peede

Took off at 0917 hours.

Landed 1729 hours.

 

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Agegian

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fox

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8321 B/F (unused ground spare)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Hack

 

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Accidental release of bombs.

 

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Fiedler

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Myers

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Novicki

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8321 B/F 18BS Weeks

Mission #177 May 15, 1945 44-8321 B/F Weeks

 

44-8321 unknown name

B-17G-60-VE

June 25, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to the US by the Fisher crew #64-34. See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1540.

Fisher, Denzel C.                                  2Lt          O-7837738              Pilot                        1091

Kangas, Everett W.                             2Lt          O-784174                Co-Pilot                  1091

Tyra, Byron E.                                      Sgt          39151023                Togg                      612

Rismiller, Richard L.                             Sgt          35681857                Radio Op               757

Hillegass, Franklin M.                         Sgt          35330287                Engr                        748

Lucas, Paul                                            Sgt          13190750                Gunner                   612

Kraus, Rudolph G.                               Sgt          33932231                Gunner                   612

Mathews, Charles O.                           Sgt          34853958                Gunner                   612

Cohen, Norman                                    M/Sgt     12016299                Crew Chief             750

Redden, Clifford G.                              2Lt          O-2074911              Nav                         1034

Moffett, Jackson                                  1Lt          O-1035168              Passenger              2110

Hartman, Francis M.                            1Lt          O-867529                Passenger              8502

Papaleo, Cosimo D.                              T/Sgt      32198663                Passenger              945

Melton, Johnnie, E.                              Sgt          38209675                Passenger              060

Schultz, Raymond J.                            Sgt          35474272                Passenger              060

Pollock, Harold L.                                 Sgt          33408453                Passenger              657

Pratt, William C.                                    Major     O-670239                Passenger              1034

Hamlyn, Raymond E.                           Major     O-740179                Passenger              2161

Tipp, Marvin R.                                    Capt        O-432600                Passenger              9301

Brophy, William C.                               Major     O-737346                Passenger              2161

 

June 28, 1945 to South Plains

November 22, 1945 to RFC Kingman.