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Benedict crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38373 B/J 391BS Benedict

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38416 E/C 18BS Benedict

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8150 H/R 4BS Benedict (PPF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38325 E/B 7BS Benedict

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Benedict but replaced)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8356 H/N 7BS Benedict (PFF)                Battle damage

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

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

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

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

 

CREW #16; 4th Squadron

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8237 H/I 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 7BS Benedict (PFF)  Aborted - #1 engine out.

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8731 H/H 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

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

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8237 H/I 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8829 H/B 7BS Benedict (PFF)

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

                      September 4, 1944 43-38526 Benedict

Operations Order #33, item 13, Headquarters, Grenier Field, 1377 AAF Base Unit (NAD, ATC), Manchester, NH.

Project Number 92840-R, Crew #FK-BJ-6, Shipment FK-BJ-6, B-17G 43-38526

Crew and plane to proceed via North Atlantic Route to ETO for further assignment and duty with the 8th Air Force.

The Crew was assigned to the 34th BG. The plane was assigned to the 390th BG and went MIA on January 14, 1945.

Benedict, George L.  (P)                      1 Lt.        O-1169423

Cogburn, Charles S. Jr.  (CP)              2 Lt.        O-714028

Erlandson, Jack S. (B)                          2 Lt         O-776648

Childers, James G. E.  (N)                    2 Lt         O-2060775

James, Emet H. (AEG)                          Cpl          36855954

Janes, John R. (ROG)                           Cpl          16031945

Massey, Hubert M. (AG)                    Cpl          34826210

Grzelak, Kazmierz J. (AROG)               Pfc          36689901

Lewman, Kenneth W. (AEG)              Pfc          39341658

Langsam, Jerome H. (TG)                    Pfc          39718969

 

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38373 B/J 391BS Benedict

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #93 November 26, 1944 43-38373 B/J 18BS Benedict

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38416 E/C 18BS Benedict

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 44-8150 H/R 4BS Benedict (PPF)

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38325 E/B 7BS Benedict

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 44-8441 H/S 18BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8235 H/X (scheduled for Benedict but replaced)

Mission #112 January 14, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #117 January 28, 1945 44-8356 H/N 7BS Benedict (PFF)                Battle damage

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

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

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

Mission #129 February 24, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #131 February 26, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

 

CREW #16; 4th Squadron

 

Mission #134 March 2, 1945 44-8731 H/H 7BS Benedict (PFF)

From hardstand #9, took off 0624 hours.

Flew position 1-1 in Low Squadron.

Carried 20 250 lb bombs. Dropped on secondary target.

Landed 1610 hours.

Benedict (P)

Brieskie (CP) (from crew 12)

Childers (N)

Valine (MO)

Erlandson (B)

James (R)

James (E)

Langsam (G)

Massey (G)

 

Mission #138 March 8, 1945 44-8441 H/S 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #141 March 12, 1945 44-8237 H/I 391BS Benedict (PFF)

Mission #143 March 15, 1945 44-8176 H/Q 7BS Benedict (PFF)  Aborted - #1 engine out.

Mission #144 March 17, 1945 44-8731 H/H 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

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

Mission #155 March 31, 1945 44-8237 H/I 391BS Benedict (PFF)

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

Mission #163 April 11, 1945 44-8829 H/B 7BS Benedict (PFF)