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Ames crew

 

Ames took his transition training at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He picked up his crew at Salt Lake City, Utah. Crew Training was at Biggs Field, Texas. Flew to England by way of the North Atlantic route on June 2, 1944, arriving at Valley Wales. Flew three missions with the 487th BG at Lavenham prior to transferring to the 4th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group. The name Incognito has been associated with his aircraft. This was most likely his B-17, 43-38367, which later became Gotta Haver.

 

MISSION LIST

 

CREW #18; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Ames Picadilly Tilly

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 4BS Ames Skotty

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Ames unknown name

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Ames unknown name

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40436 L/O Ames Nancy (Airborne spare flew with 4BS. Major battle damage)

 

CREW #18; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L Ames

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38299 L/U 7BS Ames

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames               Aborted mechanical.

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38419 E/E 7BS Ames

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38304 B/L 7BS Ames

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38419 E/E 7BS Ames             Bombs had long delay fuses

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ames

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Ames

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38367 E/L 391BS Ames

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

 

MISSION AND CREW DETAILS

 

CREW #18; 4th Squadron (as of July 28, 1944)

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Dosak (NG)

Baron (TG)

Dooley (BG)

Agee (G)

 

Mission #57 August 11, 1944 44-40458 D/Q 4BS Ames Picadilly Tilly

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Dosak (NG)

Baron (TG)

Dooley (BG)

 

Mission #59 August 14, 1944 42-94813 D/Z 4BS Ames Skotty

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Dosak (NG)

Baron (TG)

Agee (G)

 

Mission #60 August 15, 1944 42-94775 D/L 4BS Ames unknown name

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Dosak (NG)

Dooley (BG)

Agee (G)

Nelson (position unclear)

 

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 42-52752 L/E 18BS Ames unknown name

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Baron (TG)

Dooley (BG)

Agee (G)

 

Mission #63 August 24, 1944 44-40436 L/O Ames Nancy (Airborne spare flew with 4BS. Major battle damage)

Ames (P)

Nendel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Dosak (NG)

Baron (TG)

Dooley (BG)

 

CREW #18; 4th Squadron (as of September 17, 1944)

Ames (P)

Nandel (CP)

Bess (N)

Bichowsky (B)

Masse (R)

Shaw (E)

Baron (TG)

Rosek (NG)

Agee (G)

 

September 17, 1944 Ames

Ames crew listed On Pass.

 

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38367 E/L 4BS Ames

Mission #76 October 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L Ames

Mission #80 October 19, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #81 October 22, 1944 43-38299 L/U 7BS Ames

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames               Aborted mechanical.

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38419 E/E 7BS Ames

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #91 November 21, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #94 November 29, 1944 43-38304 B/L 7BS Ames

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38419 E/E 7BS Ames             Bombs had long delay fuses

Mission #97 December 5, 1944 43-38416 E/C 7BS Ames

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38113 E/S 7BS Ames

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #107 January 2, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38367 E/L 391BS Ames

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38367 E/L 7BS Ames