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44-8352 unknown name MIA 12-31-44 with 493BG

B-17G-60-VE

 

August 17, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

September 2, 1944 to Langley

September 22, 1944 to Dow Field

October 1, 1944 Assigned to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

October 3, 1944 Transferred to the 493rd Bomb Group, Debach

 

Listed in Helton's Hellcats

As with 493BG, 862nd Squadron

 

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 44-8352 H/G 18BS Bower (PFF)

 

                       November 4, 1944 44-8352 crew unknown

Probably flew lead for the 493BG on this date.

Salvo switch hit twice for both bays. Ground checked OK.

 

Mission #88 November 6, 1944 44-8352 H/G Rodmeyer (PFF) flew with 493BG

Took off 0643 hours.

Landed 1355 hours.

 

                        December 31, 1944 44-8352 MIA on mission to Hamburg with Capt. David B. Whitlock and 1Lt Richard B. Malone. Hit by flak and exploded. 10 KIA. MACR 11235