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44-8556 Miss Purdy (PFF)

B-17G-70-VE

Pathfinder

 

October 17, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

November 6, 1944 to Hunter

December 2, 1944 to Dow Field

December 16, 1944 Assigned to 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 44-8556 H/F Benedict & Kiser Weather aircraft Takeoff at 0810

Mission #122 February 14, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare PFF)

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Richardson, Z. (PFF)

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Pelszynski (PFF)

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8556 H/F  (unused ground spare PFF lead)

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - PFF)

Mission #146 March 19, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Sain

Mission #147 March 20, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Livingston (PFF)

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Hanchar (PFF)

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Sain (PFF)       Jettisoned load mechanical?

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #158 April 5, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Sain (PFF)

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Gustafson (PFF)

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Moore (PFF)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8556 H/F (unused ground spare - lead)

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Alling (PFF)

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8556 H/F (scheduled for Fox but replaced)

Mission #171 May 1, 1945 44-8556 H/F 7BS Dunham (PFF)

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Daniels (PFF)

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Alling & Freeman

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Sain

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8556 H/F 391BS Carmen

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8556 H/F 18BS Dunham

 

October 19, 1945 Rreturned to the US: Morrison

January 2, 1946 to RFC Walnut Ridge