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44-8397 unknown name (PFF) SAL 12-24-44

B-17G-60-VE

Pathfinder

 

September 2, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

September 28, 1944 to Hunter

October 18, 1944 to Dow Field

October 20, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8397 H/E (unused ground spare PFF)

December 12, 1944 44-8397 H/E Cleaves (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8397 H/E 7BS Barbaras

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8397 H/E (unused ground spare PFF)

 

December 12, 1944 44-8397 H/E Cleaves (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Cleaves (P)

Capt. Kavanaugh (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8397 H/E 7BS Barbaras

Major damage, level 3 out of 5, due to landing collision, new wing & stabilizer needed

Barbaras, Gordon F. (P)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 B-17G 44-8397 H/E Battle damaged at Darmstadt and salvaged. With 4BS. Pilot: Barbaras.