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44-8482 Hellgate Lady – Golden Gate in 48 (PFF)

B-17G-65-VE

Pathfinder

 

September 25, 1944 Delivered to Dallas

October 9, 1944 to Hunter

October 26, 1944 to Dow Field

October 30, 1944 Assigned to the 332nd Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, Rougham as XM-N

November 1, 1944 Transferred to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

                       November 30, 1944 44-8482 H/A McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8482 H/A 7BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8482 H/A 391BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8482 H/A Caspari & Smith Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8482 H/A Thaete and Hartley VHF Relay Aircraft

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare –PFF)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Day (MH)

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Livingston

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Waarvick

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Giardini

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Evans

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

                       November 30, 1944 44-8482 H/A McNulty (PFF) flew with 490BG

Plane was in 34th BG markings.

Flew Lead of Lead Squadron of 490BG.

McNulty (P)

Col. Bostrom (Command Pilot)

Capt. Humphrey (Lead Navigator)

 

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare – PFF)

Mission #99 December 11, 1944 44-8482 H/A 7BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 44-8482 H/A 391BS Baker (PFF)

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8482 H/A Caspari & Smith Weather and Monitor Aircraft

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 44-8482 H/A Thaete and Hartley VHF Relay Aircraft

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare –PFF)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Day (MH)

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Livingston

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Perry (PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Gustofson (PFF)

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

 

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Took off 0900 landed 1724.

 

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Waarvick

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8482 H/A 18BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Giardini

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8482 H/A (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8482 H/A 7BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8482 H/A 391BS Evans

 

Returned to the US

January 6, 1946 to RFC Walnut Ridge