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44-8441 unknown name (PFF)

B-17G-65-VE

Pathfinder

 

September 12, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

September 26, 1944 to Hunter

October 18, 1944 to Dow Field

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

October 21, 1944 Transferred to the 332nd Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, Rougham as XM*L

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8441 H/S 18BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

                       December 15, 1944 44-8441 H/S Jack (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8441 H/S 4BS Evans (PFF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8441 H/S Richardson, Z. C. & Hershenow       Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8441 H/S 4BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Alling

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Richardson, Z. (MH)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S  (scheduled for Iverson but replaced. Iverson actually took off in this plane, but the “Gee” box burned out and he returned to base and took off again in 44-8356 H/N. When he finally caught up with the formation he joined the High Squadron in 4-3 position. He resumed the lead after the secondary had been bombed.)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Daniels

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S (scheduled for Richardson but replaced)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused spare) (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Evans

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Martin, R.

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #96 December 4, 1944 44-8441 H/S 18BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

 

                       December 15, 1944 44-8441 H/S Jack (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG

Jack (P)

Capt. Martin (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8441 H/S 4BS Evans (PFF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8441 H/S Richardson, Z. C. & Hershenow       Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8441 H/S 4BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Alling

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Richardson, Z. (MH)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S  (scheduled for Iverson but replaced. Iverson actually took off in this plane, but the “Gee” box burned out and he returned to base and took off again in 44-8356 H/N. When he finally caught up with the formation he joined the High Squadron in 4-3 position. He resumed the lead after the secondary had been bombed.)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Daniels

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S (scheduled for Richardson but replaced)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused spare) (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Hall (PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8441 H/S (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #169 April 19, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Evans

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8441 H/S 7BS Martin, R.

 

October 19, 1945 Returned to the US: Morrison

January 9, 1946 to RFC Walnut Ridge