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Mote crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Mote

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote           Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Mote Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38374 B/X 391BS Mote

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mote

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Mote             Failed to take off.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mote             Crashed at Haughley

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #89 November 9, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #90 November 16, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #92 November 25, 1944 44-8282 B/V 18BS Mote

Mission #95 November 30, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote           Major damage

Mission #98 December 6, 1944 43-38286 E/T 18BS Mote Flying Dutchmen

Mission #100 December 12, 1944 43-38374 B/X 391BS Mote

Mission #101 December 15, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #102 December 24, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #103 December 27, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #104 December 28, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #105 December 30, 1944 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38374 B/X (scheduled for Mote but replaced.)

Mission #108 January 3, 1945 43-38138 B/I 18BS Mote

Mission #109 January 7, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #110 January 10, 1945 43-38953 B/D 18BS Mote             Failed to take off.

Mission #111 January 13, 1945 43-38374 B/X 18BS Mote

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 43-38332 B/Q 18BS Mote             Crashed at Haughley

 

Mission #115 January 20, 1945 B-17G 43-38332 B/Q “Gallopin’ Ghost” with 18BS crashed on take-off. Highest altitude reached was about 500 feet. #1 engine out with fire in the wing. Salvoed safetied bombs in a field near Gipping Lane near Haughley. 4 men bailed out. Hulings’ chute did not open. Navigator missing. The other two were injured and are in hospital. The rest of the crew rode the plane in on the crash landing and are OK.  Pilot: Mote. 2 Killed in Action. Plane salvaged. Four photos of the crash are in the mission file. Also see Sturdivan, p.74.

RTD MOTE (P)                                                                     18

RTD PRUITT (CP)                                                               18

KIA YARBROUGH CARLTON I (N)                1 LT        18            0-723729 30 CLARKSVILLE AL

???  FOSSUM (B)                                                                 18

RTD ILKKA (R)                                                                   18

KIA HULINGS JAMES E    (E)                           T/SGT    18            32757584

RTD CHANEY (TG)                                                             18

RTD LOOKWOOD KEN (NG)                                           18

RTD KEIST (Gunner)                                                          18