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44-8629 Purty Chili

B-17G-75-VE

 

November 5, 1944 Delivered to Hunter

November 27, 1944 to Dow Field

December 11, 1944 Assigned to 391st Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen         Major damage

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Latz

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Moore

Mission #113 January 15, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Anderson

Mission #114 January 16, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Felker

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 44-8629 L/D 7BS McLean

Mission #115a January 21, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Latz Takeoff 0848 landed 1521.

Mission #116 January 23, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8629 L/D 7BS Weaver             Major damage

Mission #119 February 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #120 February 6, 1945 44-8629 L/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #121 February 9, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #123 February 15, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #124 February 17, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #125 February 19, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #126 February 20, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #127 February 21, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #128 February 22, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen       Bombed with 493BG

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #130 February 25, 1945 44-8629 L/D 18BS Raymond

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #132 February 27, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #133 March 1, 1945 44-8629 L/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Kramschuster   Slight damage

Mission #135 March 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #136 March 4, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #137 March 7, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #139 March 10, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #140 March 11, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #142 March 14, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Feldman

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hansen

Mission #145 March 18, 1945 44-8629 L/D (scheduled for Kramschuster but replaced)

Mission #148 March 21, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Evans

Mission #149 March 22, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Schaus

Mission #150 March 23, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #151 March 24, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #152 March 26, 1945 44-8629 L/D (scheduled for McCutchan but replaced)

Mission #153 March 28, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox             Some battle damage

Mission #154 March 30, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer              Aborted jettisoned bombs.

Mission #156 April 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #157 April 4, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #159 April 7, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass Took off 0919 landed 1710.

Mission #160 April 8, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

Mission #161 April 9, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

Mission #162 April 10, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #164 April 14, 1945 44-8629 L/D 18BS Wilcox

Mission #165 April 15, 1945 44-8629 L/D (unused ground spare)

Mission #166 April 16, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Bass

Mission #167 April 17, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #170 April 20, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #172 May 2, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #173 May 3, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Dwyer

Mission #174 May 5, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Hamilton

Mission #175 May 6, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Wilcox

Mission #176 May 7, 1945 44-8629 L/D 391BS Oakley

 

44-8629 Purty Chili

B-17G-75-VE

June 24, 1945 Returned to US Bradley

Flown to US by Wilcox crew #50-34.  See Microfilm reel B0115, p.1578.

Wilcox, William H.                               1Lt          O-1016060              Pilot                        1091

Waarvick, Tilven M.                            1Lt          O-2060159              Co-Pilot                  1091

Gerhardstein, Eugene M.                    F/O         T-133949                Nav                         1034

Safety, Joseph V.                                 T/Sgt      35750641                Radio Op               757

Coutros, Anthony W.                         T/Sgt      42003280                Engr                        748

John, John A.                                       M/Sgt     13025962                Passenger              750

Archer, Vernon L                                 S/Sgt      36873222                Passenger              748

Dickinson, John N.                              S/Sgt      36832510                Passenger              612

Plank, Donald W.                                 S/Sgt      35876990                Passenger              612

Province, Harold E.                              S/Sgt      15127363                Passenger              612

Buchman, Walter                                 Sgt          42046760                Passenger              685

Kieschnick, Clarence R.                      Sgt          38367718                Passenger              573

Silvestro, Carmen                                 Sgt          35310917                Passenger              747

Upton, Wayne E.                                 Sgt          37358399                Passenger              612

Efscaff, Pete E.                                      Sgt          39683864                Passenger              747

Pillo, Domenic                                       Cpl          39190280                Passenger              911

Pillo, Tony                                             Cpl          39207751                Passenger              911

Underwood, Harlan R.                         Cpl          32383747                Passenger              747

Woolford, William J.                            Cpl          19201050                Passenger              405

Ballard, Winston P.                              Pvt          38672700                Passenger              511

 

June 28, 1945 to South Plains

December 4, 1945 to RFC Kingman.