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44-8457 Rapid City Spook, later changed to False Courage (PFF)

B-17G-65-VE

Pathfinder

 

September 18, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

October 16, 1944 to Hunter

October 27, 1944 to Dow Field

October 30, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham, as Rapid City Spook.

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Blair (PFF)

December 23, 1944 44-8457 H/G Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Iverson (PPF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8457 H/G 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Dunham (MH)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Benedict (MH)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Richardson (MH)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8457 H/G 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Pelszynski

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Richardson, Z. (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF lead)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G Alling            Chaff

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused spare) (PFF)

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Hanchar

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Gustofson (PFF) Took off 0913 landed 1719.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Sain (PFF)

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Blair (PFF)

 

December 23, 1944 44-8457 H/G Brandt (PFF) flew with 490BG

Flew Lead of High Squadron of 490BG (in 34BG markings)

Brandt (P)

Valentine (Command Pilot)

 

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Iverson (PPF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 44-8457 H/G 7BS Bower (PFF)

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Richardson (PFF)

Mission #106 December 31, 1944 44-8457 H/G 4BS Iverson (PFF)

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8457 H/G 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Dunham (MH)

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Benedict (MH)

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Richardson (MH)

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8457 H/G 4BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #118 January 29, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Pelszynski

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Richardson, Z. (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare PFF lead)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G Alling            Chaff

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused spare) (PFF)

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8457 H/G 18BS Hanchar

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Gustofson (PFF) Took off 0913 landed 1719.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8457 H/G 7BS Hicks (PFF)

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8457 H/G (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #168 April 18, 1945 44-8457 H/G 391BS Sain (PFF)

 

May 1945 handed over to another group

October 27, 1945 Returned to US: Morrison

November 19, 1945 to RFC Walnut Ridge