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381st Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:1st Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:1st Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:532nd Bombardment Squadron
533rd Bombardment Squadron
534th Bombardment Squadron
535th Bombardment Squadron
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Details:Used B-17's in preparing for duty overseas. Moved to England, May-Jun 1943, and assigned to Eighth AF. Served in combat from Jun 1943 to Apr 1945, operating chiefly against strategic objectives on the Continent.

Specific targets included an aircraft assembly plant at Villacoublay, an airdrome at Amiens, locks at St Nazaire, an aircraft engine factory at Le Mans, nitrate works in Norway, aircraft plants in Brussels, industrial areas of Munster, U-boat yards at Kiel, marshalling yards at Offenberg, aircraft factories at Kassel, aircraft assembly plants at Leipzig, oil refineries at Gelsenkirchen, and ball-bearing works at Shweinfurt.

Received a DUC for performance on 8 Oct 1943 when shipyards at Bremen were bombed accurately in spite of persistent enemy fighter attacks and heavy flak. Received second DUC for similar action on 11 Jan 1944 during a mission against aircraft factories in central Germany.

Participated in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against enemy aircraft factories during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944. Often supported ground troops and attacked targets of interdiction when not engaged in strategic bombardment. Supported the Normandy invasion in Jun 1944 by bombing bridges and airfields near the beachhead. Attacked enemy positions in advance of ground forces at St Lo in Jul 1944. Assisted the airborne assault on Holland in Sep. Struck airfields and communications near the battle zone during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Supported the Allied crossing of the Rhine in Mar 1945 and then operated against communications and transportation in the final push through Germany. Returned to the US, Jun-Jul 1945. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Joseph Nazzaro, Jan 1943
  • Col Harry P Leber Jr, c. 9 Jan 1944
  • Lt Col Conway S Hall, 6 Feb 1945

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 58

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1June 22, 1943VIII BC 65Huls, Germany and Antwerp2
2June 23, 1943VIII BC 66Villacoublay and Bernay St. Martin in France
3June 25, 1943VIII BC 67Bremen and Hamburg; targets of opportunity1
4June 26, 1943VIII BC 68French airfields
5June 28, 1943VIII BC 69St. Nazaire Uboat pens / Beaumont-le-Roger airfield
6June 29, 1943VIII BC 70Villacoublay air depot and Triqueville airfield
7July 04, 1943VIII BC 71Aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France
8July 10, 1943VIII BC 72Caen/Carpiquet and Abbevile/Drucat airfields
9July 14, 1943VIII BC 73Villacoublay air depot and airfields at Amiens, Paris Le Borget1
10July 17, 1943VIII BC 74Rail at Hannover, Germany and aviation industry at Hamburg, Germany
11July 24, 1943VIII BC 75Ports and industry at three sites in Norway1
12July 25, 1943VIII BC 76Hamburg diesel works, Kiel Shipyard, Warnemunde aviation industry3
13July 26, 1943VIII BC 77Hannover, Germany rubber factories
14July 28, 1943VIII BC 78Aviation industry in Germany
15July 29, 1943VIII BC 79Naval and industrial works at Kiel, Warnemunde
16July 30, 1943VIII BC 80Aviation industry at Kassel, Germany1
17August 12, 1943VIII BC 81Industrial targets in the Ruhr3
18August 15, 1943VIII BC 82Airfields in France and the Netherlands
19August 16, 1943VIII BC 83Airfields in France
20August 17, 1943VIII BC 84Aviation and industrial targets in Germany11
21August 19, 1943VIII BC 85Airfields in the Netherlands1
22August 24, 1943VIII BC 86Air depot and airfields in France
23August 27, 1943VIII BC 87V-weapon sites in France
24August 31, 1943VIII BC 88Aviation sites in France
25September 03, 1943VIII BC 90Airfields in France1
26September 06, 1943VIII BC 91Aircraft and bearing factories in and around Stuttgart, Germany
27September 07, 1943VIII BC 92Airfields in Holland, Belgium; V-weapons sites in France
28September 09, 1943VIII BC 94Operation STARKEY: rehearsal for the invasion of France
29September 15, 1943VIII BC 95Aviation industry in France
30September 16, 1943VIII BC 97Ports and airfields in France
31September 23, 1943VIII BC 100Airfields and ports in western France
32September 26, 1943VIII BC 103Targets in Paris
33September 27, 1943VIII BC 104Port area of Emden, Germany
34October 02, 1943VIII BC 106Industrial area of Emden, Germany
35October 04, 1943VIII BC 108Targets in Germany
36October 08, 1943VIII BC 111Bremen and Vegesack, Germany ship yards7
37October 09, 1943VIII BC 113Industrial targets and ports in Germany3
38October 10, 1943VIII BC 114Railroads and waterways in and around Munster, Germany
39October 14, 1943VIII BC 115City area and ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany1
40October 20, 1943VIII BC 116Industrial area at Duren, Germany
41November 03, 1943VIII BC 119Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
42November 05, 1943VIII BC 121Rail targets in Germany1
43November 07, 1943VIII BC 124Industrial targets in Germany
44November 11, 1943VIII BC 127Rail targets in Germany
45November 13, 1943VIII BC 130Port area of Bremen, Germany
46November 16, 1943VIII BC 131Targets in Norway
47November 26, 1943VIII BC 138Bremen, Germany
48November 29, 1943VIII BC 140Bremen, Germany
49November 30, 1943VIII BC 143Solingen, Germany industrial area
50December 01, 1943VIII BC 145Solingen and Leverkusen, Germany industrial areas4
51December 05, 1943VIII BC 149Airfields in France
52December 11, 1943VIII BC 151Emden, Germany industrial area
53December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas
54December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
55December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area4
56December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany
57December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
58December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area
59December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France1
60January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
61January 05, 19448AF BC 176Tours airfield1
62January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany1
63January 11, 19448AF BC 182Aviation targets in Germany8
64January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
65January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
66January 24, 19448AF BC 191Zukunft Power Station in Germany
67January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area2
68January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany3
69February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
70February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
71February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards
72February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
73February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
74February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards1
75February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany1
76February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
77February 22, 19448AF 230Aviation targets in Germany6
78February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area
79February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany1
80March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards1
81March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area1
82March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area1
83March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas3
84March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas1
85March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
86March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
87March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
88March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area1
89March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
90March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets
91March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields2
92March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
93March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France
94March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
95March 29, 19448AF 284Brunswick industrial area and Watten V-weapons site
96April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany
97April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
98April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany1
99April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area1
100April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany1
101April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany2
102April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
103April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
104April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany
105April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France1
106April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
107April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
108April 28, 19448AF 325Avord airfield and Sottevast V-weapons site1
109April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area
110April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
111May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
112May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
113May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
114May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
115May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France
116May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
117May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station2
118May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
119May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
120May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
121May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area6
122May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
123May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France1
124May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
125May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium1
126May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
127June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
128June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
129June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
130June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
131June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
132June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France1
133June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
134June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
135June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
136June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
137June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
138June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany1
139June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
140June 19, 19448AF 423Airfields in Bordeaux, France area1
141June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
142June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France1
143June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)3
144June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France1
145June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
146June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France1
147June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France1
148June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
149June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
150July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
151July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
152July 09, 19448AF 462Bridges and airfields in France
153July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
154July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
155July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
156July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area1
157July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area1
158July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
159July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
160July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
161July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
162July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
163July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
164July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
165July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France1
166August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
167August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels1
168August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
169August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test1
170August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
171August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
172August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
173August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
174August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
175August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
176August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
177August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
178August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
179August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
180August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
181August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
182August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
183September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
184September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
185September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
186September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area1
187September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
188September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
189September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
190September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
191September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
192September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
193September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen1
194September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
195September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
196September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
197September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
198October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
199October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
200October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
201October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
202October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
203October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
204October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
205October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
206October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
207October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
208October 28, 19448AF 691Rail targets in Hamm and Munster
209October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
210November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
211November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
212November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany2
213November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
214November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
215November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
216November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
217November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany1
218November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
219November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
220December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
221December 09, 19448AF 743Airfields and rail targets in Stuttgart area
222December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany1
223December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
224December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
225December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
226December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
227December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
228December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
229December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
230January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
231January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
232January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
233January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
234January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
235January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
236January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
237January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
238January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
239January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
240January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
241January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
242January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
243January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
244February 01, 19458AF 814Rail targets and bridges in western Germany
245February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry2
246February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
247February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
248February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
249February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
250February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
251February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
252February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
253February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
254February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
255February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
256February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
257February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
258February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
259February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
260March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
261March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
262March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
263March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
264March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
265March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
266March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites1
267March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
268March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
269March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
270March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
271March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
272March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
273March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
274March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
275March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
276March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
277March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
278March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine1
279March 26, 19458AF 915Oil and tank plants
280March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
281March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets1
282March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
283April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
284April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
285April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
286April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
287April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
288April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
289April 13, 19458AF 945Neumunster marshalling yard
290April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
291April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
292April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
293April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
294April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
295April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
296April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:125

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-06-08Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30020).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Painter, Jack B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21943-07-14Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3223*).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Hedin, Charles E.
Notes: killed due to explosion.
Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-08-07Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29854).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Jarvis, Leo (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-12-23Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3522).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Parsons, Stanley G.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Little Staughton/Sta 127 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51943-12-29Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30765).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Ridley, Bill B.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Maiden Bradley England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-01-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31009).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Beckman, Barnard F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Great Dunmow/Sta 164 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-01-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31278).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Clore, Cecil M.
Notes: killed in a crash due to bomb blast.
Location: Kettish Farm, Cstl Hedngd England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-01-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39890).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Downey, Charles H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-01-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39906).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Meyers, Roy (NMI) Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-01-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37983).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: McGrory, Dale.
Notes: structural failure.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-02-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31533).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Silvernale, John A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-02-03Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30732).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Hytinen, Harold R.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Alconbury, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-02-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31448).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Mann, Edward G.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-02-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37983).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Fastrup, Milton A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-02-19Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31357).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Henslin, Harold F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-03-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-40007).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Sandman, George K.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38117).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Putek, Henry (NMI).
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Ridegwell/20mi SW S167 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39906).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Meyers, Roy (NMI).
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Ridgewell/20mi SW S167 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-03-16Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37733).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Wilson, George W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-03-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97471).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Beekman, Bernard F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-03-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38102).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Haynes, Kenneth T.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: BirdBrook England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-03-31Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29751).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Schinburg, Wayne G.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Ridgewell/ 1mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-04-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97214).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Bond, Leslie A.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-04-09Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30613).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Soeder, Harlen D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-04-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39906).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Bartlett, William E.
Notes: forced landing destroyed by fire.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-05-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97315).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Turner, James R.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Twinstead/nr Sudbury England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-05-13Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37969).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Bradner, Palmer (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-07-13Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6148).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Houston, John M III.
Notes: crash landing mechanical failure.
Location: Yeldham-Ridgewell/between England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-08-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97594).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Cupernall, Hanley G.
Notes: killed in a crash destroyed by fire.
Location: Rotten in Farm/2 1/2mi We England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-08-24Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37514).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Williamson, John E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-08-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97267).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Sweetland, David (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-09-01Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37561).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331944-09-01Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8024).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Riza, Henry B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341944-09-14Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38159).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Giese, Robert W.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351944-10-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97442).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Copeland, Alton E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361944-10-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97882).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Schein, Nelson C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371944-10-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97357).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Bigham, William E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381944-10-05Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97357).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Stevens, George E.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391944-10-24Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8024).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Evans, Hugh A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401944-11-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37514).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Jones, Troy H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411944-11-30Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6115).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Giese, Robert W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421944-12-17Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38158).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Rice, John E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431944-12-31Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97076).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Jones, Troy H Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-01-07Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6115).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Houk, Charles F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-01-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-40011).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Taure, Nicholas F.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-01-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97511).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Smith, James E.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-02-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-32102).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Kuhns, Curtis D.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-02-14Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9043).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Ridgewell (Sta 167) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491945-03-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97625).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Peters, Vincent J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Glatton, Huntingdonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501945-03-14Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8544).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Reynolds, Alfred J.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Ridgewell/ 1 1/2mi ESE167 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511945-03-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97589).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Nichols, Archie E.
Notes: bailed out due to fire.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
521945-03-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97503).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Carpenter, Charles H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
531945-03-27Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8196).
Organization: 533BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Saccomano, Phillip F.
Notes: taxiing accident fire.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
541945-04-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38103).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Hughes, Mack F.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: RAF Lympne England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
551945-04-23Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38856).
Organization: 534BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Ackerman, Charles E Jr.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Isle of Man,2mi S Ramsey English Channel.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
561945-04-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97267).
Organization: 535BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Cotea, Albert J.
Notes: ground accident caused by explosion.
Location: Ridgewell, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
571945-05-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39172).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Poland, William B Jr.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Ridgewell (Sta 167) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
581945-05-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38977).
Organization: 532BS / 381BG of Ridgewell, Essex.
Pilot: Castille, Henry D.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Ridgewell (Sta 167) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
B-17F41-24500n/a381BG 535BS
41-24500 Delivered: Ogden 7/8/42; (' Pilot: Henry Blomquist forced landing Billings, Mt 27/4/42'); Scott 15/10/42; Presque Is 19/2/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell, Ex. 27/5/43 ANNIE FREEZE; Transferred: CCRC Bovingdon 18/7/43 as trainer; Salvaged. 29/11/45 FEA; re-ass 10HB SX Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp, Germany. any 7/1/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102423MY DEVOTION381BG 533BS7742
42-102423 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 21/5/44; on mission to Fismes 28/6/44 Pilot: Leon O'Dell, Tail Gunner: Bill Bursaw (KIA); MIA {24+m} Munich 31/7/44 w/Jack Pearson, Co-Pilot: Joe Proctor, Navigator: Syd Gordon, Bombardier: Alf Guidotti, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dewitt Fontanet, Radio Operator: Bill Boyington, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Hover, Waist Gunner: Frank Mizer, tg-Chas Janis (9POW); flak, crashed Stafflangen, Germany. MACR 7742. MY DEVOTION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102512SHE HAS TO381BG 534BS
42-102512 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-A] Thurleigh 5/5/44; landing accident Pilot: Ned Erne 1/1/45; Transferred: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/44; 4168 BU Sth Plains 17/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45. SHE HAS TO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102578WE PROMISED381BG n/a
42-102578 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 8/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-D] Thurleigh 18/5/44; 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. WE PROMISED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102585THE BETTY L381BG 534BS6534
42-102585 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 24/4/44; MIA {12m} Tours 24/6/44 Pilot: Vic Romasco, Navigator: Jim Chandler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Elbert Giddens, Tail Gunner: Ernie Waldow (4POW); Co-Pilot: Dick Kellum, Radio Operator: Paul Cosandier, Ball Turret Gunner: Grover Scoggins, Waist Gunner: Harry Owens (4KIA); Bombardier: Ray Stewart (EVD) flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-May, 12 miles SW of Tours, Fr; MACR 6534. THE BETTY L.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102590IN LIKE ERROL381BG 535BS13542
42-102590 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 10/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 22/5/44; MIA {91m} Bremen 30/3/45 Pilot: Bob Bennett, Navigator: Paul Cawley, tog-Elbert Holt, Radio Operator: Bob Mumper, Ball Turret Gunner: Calvin Hockley, Waist Gunner: Guy Stubblefield, sj-Chas Majors (7POW); Co-Pilot: Alex Nelson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chester Slomczenski, Tail Gunner: Chas Knaus (3KIA); flak, crashed Syke, Germany. MACR 13542. IN LIKE ERROL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102663YARDBIRD381BG 533BS7552
42-102663 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 21/5/44; MIA {23m} Peenemunde Pilot: Frank O'Black, Co-Pilot: Bob Karch, Navigator: Francis Treanor, Bombardier: Herb Higginbotham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gene Beck, Radio Operator: Wesley Rich, Ball Turret Gunner: Ollie Brown, Waist Gunner: Bill Rich, Tail Gunner: Bernie Fridberg (9INT); flak, forced landing Bulltofta, Sweden; MACR 7552. Left 4/6/45 and Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; Scrapped: Independence 16/7/45; RFC Kingman 13/12/45. YARDBIRD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102664HAPPY BOTTOM381BG 532BS
42-102664 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-F] Ridgewell 19/5/44; MIA {8m} Munich 16/7/44 Pilot: Jack MacGregor, Co-Pilot: Jim Schomburg, Navigator: John Krc, Bombardier: Alex Stepanich, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Hodges, Radio Operator: John J. Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Roedding, Waist Gunner: John Marinace, Tail Gunner: Les Alexander (9RTD); ditched Nth Sea off Clacton, Ex, and all rescued; HAPPY BOTTOM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102672SWAYBACK381BG 533BS5233
42-102672 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP- Ridgewell 21/5/44; MIA Dessau 30/5/44 Pilot: Merrill Burton, Co-Pilot: Dave Bredeson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Eylens, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Powell (4KIA); Navigator: Alvin Berry{wia}, tog-Sgt Bob Hammond{wia}, Radio Operator: Jim Marbry, Waist Gunner: Vic Pillot{mia}, Tail Gunner: Bob Hittel (5POW); Enemy aircraft, set wing afire between #3 and #4, ship exloded before all could bale out, crashed between Werderhausen and Piethen, 17 miles SW of Dessau, Germany. MACR 5233. OL' SWAYBACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102703PELLA TULIP381BG 532BS
42-102703 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 22/5/44; {30+m} battle damage Cologne 16/10/44 Pilot: Chas Reseigh; two minutes before bombs away a flak hit smashed cockpit and nose comp. Pilot Reseigh severely wounded and cp Dave Rautio knocked unconcious by shrapnel; ice cold air revived him whose oxygen mask, goggles and flak helmet torn away; instruments were all out, while blood from Reseigh's head wounds, shattered left arm and leg splattered everything, plus the plexi-glass over the navigator Maryan Winicki's astrodome was shattered. Four hours later frostbitten and nearly blinded by the open cockpit Rautio skidded in at an US base on the English Channel coast. En route home engineer Nushy extinguished the fire, bombardier Paul Smith closed the bomb bay doors, and along with radio op Leon Kaplan, ball turret man Herb Penner and waist gunner Erling Anderson hand cranked the wheels down, and they made it back, just missing out on colliding with another ship; Salvaged. 2 SAD 16/10/44. PELLA TULIP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102873THE JOKER II381BG 532BS12096
42-102873 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Grenier 11/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-H] Ridgewell 22/5/44; MIA {51+m} Bremen 3/2/45 Pilot: John Anderson (KIA); Co-Pilot: Leon Wall, Navigator: Paul Gayori, Bombardier: Carl Forbes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Kemppainen, Radio Operator: George Nessly, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Medzic, Waist Gunner: Curtis Wallace, Tail Gunner: Bob McGreevy (8POW); flak, crashed Jagen, Germany. ; MACR 12096. THE JOKER II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102966AVENGRESS II381BG 534BS
42-102966 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 23/5/44; {102m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45. AVENGRESS II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102968VIA PANOLA EXPRESS381BG 534BS
42-102968 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 18/5/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 27/5/44; {60m} battle damage Cologne 10/11/44 Pilot: Schilling; forced landing Brussels; Salvaged. & re-ass 67 Tac Rec Gp; VIA PANOLA EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-106994LITTLE GUY381BG 532BS11205
42-106994 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 18/2/44; Grenier 22/2/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 3/4/44; MIA {37+m} Altenbeken 26/11/44 Pilot: Kyle Smith, Radio Operator: Lester Colson, Ball Turret Gunner: Gustavo Contreras (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Don McGurk, Navigator: Melvin LaLuzerne, tog-Byron Wear, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Porter, Waist Gunner: Tom Arnold, Tail Gunner: Francis DeLange (6POW); flak, crashed Apeldoorn, Hol; MACR 11205. LITTLE GUY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107018ANGELES CITY LIMITS381BG 535BS
42-107018 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 17/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 25/3/44; {72m+} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45. LOS ANGELES CITY LIMITS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107023n/a381BG 532BS5182
42-107023 Delivered: Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 10/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 25/3/44; MIA {2+m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 Pilot: Andy Stuart, Bombardier: Chas Eisen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Harrison, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Mickey, Tail Gunner: Peter Selig (5POW); Co-Pilot: Glen Call, Radio Operator: Aurelius Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Herman Kaplan (3EVD); Navigator: Don Blyth (KIA); and engine played up and ship dropped behind, the controls malfunctioned, crashed in forest two miles S of Champfleury, 14 miles NE of Romilly-sur-Seine, Fr; MACR 5182.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107088n/a381BG 532BS5994
42-107088 Delivered: Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-V] Ridgewell 25/3/44; MIA Bordeaux 19/6/44 Pilot: John Doyle, Co-Pilot: Julian Prokopovitz, Navigator: Dick Richards, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gordon Wise, Radio Operator: Chas Harker, Ball Turret Gunner: Logan Thompson, Waist Gunner: Bob Helman (7KIA); Bombardier: Bernie Leavitt, Tail Gunner: Bob Matthews (2POW); flak dfirect in right wing, crashed Toctoucau-at-Pessac, two miles SW of Bordeaux, Fr; MACR 5994.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107100CENTURY NOTE381BG 532BS
42-107100 Delivered: Tulsa 21/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 24/3/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-O/D] Ridgewell 6/4/44; {47+m} Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. CENTURY NOTE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107112SLEEPY TIME GAL381BG 532BS
42-107112 Delivered: Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 24/3/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-O] Ridgewell 6/4/44; {47+m} Returned to US: Bradley 29/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45. SLEEPY TIME GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29506FULL BOOST381BG 532BS1578
42-29506 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/12/42; Salina 9/1/43; Morrison 12/2/43; Homestead 18/2/43; Assigned: 365BS/305BG [XK-V] Chelveston 2/3/43 YE WHITE SWAN; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 22/8/43; MIA Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Jason Duncan, Waist Gunner: Harry Starkey, Waist Gunner: Morris Wall, Tail Gunner: Roy Mattson (4POW), Co-Pilot: Harry Allchin, Navigator: Mac Huffman, Bombardier: Bob Kessler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vinal Wade, Radio Operator: Ed Doherty, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Jeffers (6KIA); Enemy aircraft started fire in #1, but ship exploded in air, crashed Steenvoorde, five miles E of Cassel, Fr. MACR 1578. FULL BOOST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29633n/a381BG 364FS2869
42-29633 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 12/2/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-H/J/N/D] Chelveston 4/3/43; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 11/9/43 {1m}; 526BS/379BG [LF-U] Kimbolton 26/9/43; then 525BS [FR-C]; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Doris Beam, Navigator: Gene Gallagher, Radio Operator: George Potenakes, Waist Gunner: George Lissandrello, Tail Gunner: Bob Kelly (5POW); Bombardier: Dean Tate, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Lessig, Ball Turret Gunner: John Bernier, Waist Gunner: David Helsel (4EVD-all ret UK by 18/3/44); Co-Pilot: Bob Ross (KIA-chute damaged by numerous bullet holes); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Monchy-Humieres, five miles NW of Compiegne, Fr. MACR 2869.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29683n/a381BG n/a
42-29683 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/2/43; Gt Falls 17/2/43; 381BG Pyote 24/2/43; Tinker 9/8/43; Walla Walla 11/10/43; 4104 BU Rome 31/10/44; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29691n/a381BG n/a
42-29691 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/2/43; 19BG & 381BG Pyote 19/2/43; Dyersburg 22/5/43; WO 3/9/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29697n/a381BG n/a
42-29697 Delivered: Denver 5/2/43; Gowen 12/2/43; Gt Falls 17/2/43; Gowen 20/5/43; Tinker 22/5/43; on 13/6/43 Pilot: Jim Lash forced landing seven miles north west Wakeeney, KS; Walker 25/6/43; Tinker 19/6/43; Dalhart 14/7/43; crash-landed Amarillo 17/8/43 w/Bob Deering (later 381BG); WO 18/8/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29721n/a381BG n/a
42-29721 Delivered: Denver 9/2/43; Gt Falls 17/2/43; 381BG Pyote 22/2/43; Tinker 10/8/43; Alexandria 21/9/43; 3701 BU Amarillo 18/11/44; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 9/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29731SWAYBACK381BG 532BS663
42-29731 Delivered: Denver 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque 8/4/43; Assigned: 413BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 MOOR-FIDITE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Leo Jarvis, Co-Pilot: Gene Mancinelli, Navigator: Rich Riley, Bombardier: Bill Lockhart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Seymore, Radio Operator: Aythemonde Logan, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Persinger, Waist Gunner: Herman Grossman, Waist Gunner: Harry Stecher, Tail Gunner: Gene Roehl (10POW); Enemy aircraft & flak KO'd #3, #4 feathered, crashed Ebrach, 18 miles SE of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 663. OL' SWAYBACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29735n/a381BG 532BS
42-29735 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Smoky Hill 29/3/43; Presque Is 5/4/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 RUM BOOGIE; Andrews Fd 13/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {2m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: George Darrow, Co-Pilot: John Howcroft, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Hartnett, Radio Operator: Jack Kaufman, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Jones, Waist Gunner: Jim Baker, Waist Gunner: Rich Morrison, Tail Gunner: Paul Howard (10RTD); damaged in fighter attack, ditched North Sea 20 miles E of Felixstowe, Sfk., all rescued. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29751n/a381BG n/a
42-29751 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque Is 5/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 96BG Grafton Underwood 19/4/43; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 7/12/43 MISS ABORTION; {21m} crash-landed base 31/3/43 on test flight Pilot: Wayne Schomburg, Co-Pilot: Capt Paul Stull {an engineering officer, believed to be at the wheel}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Carr, etTail Gunner: Chas Carter, Radio Operator: Melvin Wilson,
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29755LAST STRAW381BG 533BS
42-29755 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 11/3/43; Gulfport 28/3/43; Dow Fd 8/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 20/4/43 LITTLE CAESER, VINI VIDI VICI; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Y] Ridgewell 14/7/43 GREMLINS DELITE; battle damage Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 Pilot: Bill Butler, Navigator: Larry Potenza, Bombardier: Hayden Brown, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Osborne (5RTD); Co-Pilot: John Anderson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Kinley Lindsay, Radio Operator: Wayne Maloney, Waist Gunner: John Skrapits, Waist Gunner: Francis McGinty, Tail Gunner: Chas Smith (5POW); AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to US: Homestead 18/6/44; 4136 BU Tinker 1/9/44; Keesler 10/1/45; Scrapped: Altus 9/10/45. LAST STRAW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29761MARTHA II381BG 533BS2244
42-29761 Delivered: Denver 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43 RUTH L II (re-named LUCKY LADY); Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 14/7/43; MIA {28m} Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Henry Steele, Co-Pilot: Jim Settle, Navigator: Bob Anderson, Bombardier: Leopold Flores, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Perry Beach, Tail Gunner: Paul Welch (6POW); Radio Operator: Wilbert Eason, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Lee, Waist Gunner: Harry Holtz, Waist Gunner: Pete Hlynsky (4KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft, crash-landed between Bakel & Deurne, Hol. MACR 2244. MARTHA II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29765N TUCK381BG 533BS883
42-29765 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque 5/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 14/7/43; MIA {17m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Jim Hartje, Co-Pilot: Joe Jerome, Navigator: Edgar Norton, Bombardier: Joe Channault, Radio Operator: Germany. ld LaPlace, Waist Gunner: Ed Swackhammer, Tail Gunner: Art Seiber (7POW), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gene Kaseman, Ball Turret Gunner: Clayton Boykin, Waist Gunner: Ed Czyz (3KIA); Enemy aircraft set #2 & #3 on fire, crashed abot 25 miles from Bremen, Ger. MACR 883. NIP 'N TUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29784SMILIN-THRU381BG 534BS
42-29784 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-K] Chelveston 18/5/43; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-E/F] Ridgewell 11/9/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-V] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; battle damage Schweinfurt 14/10/43, Pilot: Erwin Johnson, Co-Pilot: Elliott Gadd, Navigator: Bill Bailey, Bombardier: George Littleton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Hunt, Radio Operator: Sam Ranallo, Ball Turret Gunner: Clem Couture, Waist Gunner: Earl Baker, Waist Gunner: Gustave Fless, Tail Gunner: Larry Parsons (10RTD); crash-landed Baydon, Wilts; Salvaged. 18/10/43. SMILIN-THRU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29789BIG TIME OPERATOR381BG 535BS473
42-29789 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Marvin Lord, George Darrow, Frank Shimek, Tom Hester, Fred Berg, Tom Campbell, Chas Fry, Ken Stone, Joe Mello, Bill Grayson; MIA {4m} Romilly 3/9/43 w/Ben Zum, Navigator: John Willis{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Italiano, Waist Gunner: Frank Crocittio, Waist Gunner: Chas Bang, Tail Gunner: Ferdinand Christofero (5POW), Co-Pilot: Chas Hoover, Radio Operator: Edwin Myers, Ball Turret Gunner: Floyd Terry (3EVD), Bombardier: Luther Clark (KIA-chute failed); shot down by Enemy aircraft crashed Provine, 18 miles W of Romilly, Fr. MACR 473. BIG TIME OPERATOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29803n/a381BG n/a1037
42-29803 Delivered: Denver 22/2/43; Gore 8/3/43; Assigned: 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 4m, Transferred: 365BS/305BG [XK-Q/E] Chelveston 17/6/43 FLAT FOOT FLOOGIE; 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 11/9/43; MIA {6m/381} Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Bernarde Yorba, Co-Pilot: Gordon Childers, Navigator: Martin Dall, Bombardier: Wilbur Roberson, Radio Operator: Edgar Gracey, Tail Gunner: Jonnie Johnson (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Gorgone, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Boylan, Waist Gunner: Ken Huitt, Waist Gunner: Mike Feller (4KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3, and ship exploded, crashed Hausen, three miles E of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 1037.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29832OUR MOM381BG 534BS
42-29832 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 18/5/43 SPIRIT OF A NATION; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 22/8/8/43; AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to US: Tinker 16/6/44; Memphis 13/7/44; Tinker 14/9/43; Scrapped: Arledge Fd 23/11/44. OUR MOM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29854n/a381BG 532BS1395
42-29854 Delivered: Denver 26/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 17/4/43; Presque 27/4/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 4/5/43; in landing accident at base Pilot: Leo Jarvis 7/8/43; MIA {1+m} Bremen 8/10/43 w/Art Sample, Navigator: Capt Norman Mackay, tog-Bob Moore, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Ballou, Radio Operator: Warren Heintz, Ball Turret Gunner: Melvin Olson, Waist Gunner: Bill Grayson, Tail Gunner: George Johnston (8KIA), Co-Pilot: Ed Cytarzinski, Waist Gunner: Jim Forbes, (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Doerrieloh, 14 miles E of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 1395. 'OLE FLAK SACK.'
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29867n/a381BG 535BS838
42-29867 Delivered: Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 12/7/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 22/8/43 LUCIFER II; {4+m} 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Walter Williams, Co-Pilot: Bedford Candler, Navigator: Carl Abele, Bombardier: Tom Breen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Bush, Radio Operator: Tom Hanrahan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Genette, Waist Gunner: Jim Deese, Waist Gunner: Mike Henneberry (9POW), Tail Gunner: Albt Wickline (EVD); Enemy aircraft, bellied in near Metz, Fr. , repaired and used by KG200. MACR 838.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29888THE JOKER381BG 532BS
42-29888 Delivered: Denver 5/3/43; Gore 6/3/43; Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-H] Ridgewell 6/4/43 Pilot: Bill Baltrusaitis, Art Sample, Martin Honke, Carl Potter, Arnold Hone, Marvin Pease, Harry Thorpe, Wallace McGaughey, Julio Aqualino, Tom Murphy; {20+m} AFSC 11/5/44; Returned to US: Tinker 6/8/44; Scrapped: Arledge Fd 22/11/44. THE JOKER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29923LUCKY STRIKE381BG 532BS
42-29923 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Assigned: 364BS/305BG [WF-K] Chelveston 18/5/43 PAPPY'S HELLIONS III; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 11/9/43; battle damage {2m} Keil 4/1/44 Pilot: Rowland Evans, Co-Pilot: Everett Scarborough, Navigator: Marion Harkness, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Sasson{wis} Radio Operator: Melvin Samuels, Waist Gunner: Julius Vargo{wis}, Waist Gunner: Delbert Rasey{wis} (8RTD); Bombardier: Irving Kraut, Ball Turret Gunner: Julis Rivera{2KIS-both skull fractures}; short of gas and crash-landed Church Farm, Cawston, Nfk; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 5/1/44; Salvaged. 7/1/44. LUCKY STRIKE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29928n/a381BG 533BS161
42-29928 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/43; Walla Walla 25/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 23/6/43; MIA {2m} Le Mans 4/7/43 Pilot: Olaf Ballinger, Navigator: Paul McConnell, Tail Gunner: Bill Howell, Waist Gunner: Francis Owens{but died of exposure in Pyrenees en route to Spain} (4EVD); Bombardier: George Williams, Ball Turret Gunner: Albert Wackerman, Waist Gunner: Harry Bauscher (3KIA); Co-Pilot: John Carah, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Lane, Radio Operator: Byron Gronstal (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed La Coulanche, near Tours, Fr. MACR 161.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29941TARFU381BG 535BS884
42-29941 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 TARFU; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 15/7/43 TS TARFU; MIA {15m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Capt Edwin Manchester, Co-Pilot: Capt Elton Jukes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim O'Donnell, Radio Operator: Lorenzo Darrington, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Tucker, Waist Gunner: Anthony Budzic (6KIA), Navigator: Marvin Smith, Bombardier: Keith Moore, Waist Gunner: Matthew Berk, Tail Gunner: Wade McCook (4POW); flak blew ship in half, crashed Talge, 22 miles N of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 884. TS TOO. (TARFU)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29950FORGET ME NOT381BG 535BS385
42-29950 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/4/43; Pueblo 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: Chas Dowell, Fred Evans, John Lander, Clarry Watkins, Chas Dodge, Herb Kern, Walt Wessler, Chas Miller, Stuart Doll, Ken Hackett; MIA {12m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Fred Evans, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Dodge, Radio Operator: Herb Kern{body never found}, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Messler, Waist Gunner: Chas Miller (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Joe Robbins, Navigator: John Lander, Bombardier: Clarry Watkins, Waist Gunner: Stuart Doll, Tail Gunner: Ken Hackett (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rheurdt, SW of Lintfort, Germany. MACR 385. FORGET ME NOT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29953WOLFESS381BG 535BS1402
42-29953 Delivered: Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Q] Ridgewell 25/5/43 MAN O' WAR Pilot: Orlando Koenig, Everett Malone, Dave Jones, John Stracotenko, Leo Perkins, Tom Moore, Arth Everett, Bob Colborn, Russ Huebner, Walter Buran; {10m} Transferred: 364BS/305BG [WF-F] Chelveston 22/8/43; on training operation 25/11/43 w/Wetzel Mays, Co-Pilot: Bill Woodward, Navigator: Enoch Markt, Bombardier: Dave Braunig, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harrison Jones, Radio Operator: Joe Gasperetti, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Hudyck, Waist Gunner: Leon Brown, Waist Gunner: Chas Newton, Tail Gunner: Chas Neogra (10KIA); coll w/42-30666, ther wreckage of both down at Newton Bromswold, near base, MACR 1402. WOLFESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29954DEVIL'S ANGEL381BG 534BS383
42-29954 Delivered: Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Bill Wroblicka, Omen Jones, Jim Delano, Lester Schneider, Joe Labushevicz, Fred Smith, Dick Wante, Edwin Jonson, John Kratzer, Walt Cecil; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Bill Wroblicka, Co-Pilot: Claude Neeley, Navigator: Dave Harris, Bombardier: Lester Schneider, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Labusheivicz (5POW), Radio Operator: Fred Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Edwin Jonson, Waist Gunner: John Kratzer, Waist Gunner: John Phelan, Tail Gunner: Walt Cecil (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hemmerich, NW of Bonn, Germany. MACR 383. DEVIL'S ANGEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29958BOMBSPRAYER381BG 534BS886
42-29958 Delivered: Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 24/5/43 Pilot: Alan Tucker, Earl Muchway, Dave Harris, Dick Rylands, Chas Raglin, Bill Savage, Jim Klingenberger, John Willdredge, Grover Bonsall, Dan Vina; MIA Anklam 9/10/43 w/Jim Loftin, Co-Pilot: Chester Cornell, Navigator: Hyman Beckerman, Bombardier: Stan Czarny, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leon Kwoka, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene Cyrek, Waist Gunner: Joe Nader, Waist Gunner: Allen Huhn (8POW), Radio Operator: Chas Silverborg, Tail Gunner: Allen Alford (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Schonberg, Germany. MACR 886. BATTLIN' BOMBSPRAYER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29976SAD SACK381BG 532BS128
42-29976 Delivered: Denver 20/3/43; forced landing Smoky Hill, KS Pilot: Frank Spino 3/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-Q] Ridgewell 25/5/43 w/Jack Owen, Bill Bohan, Liston Bascom, Frank Ronzio, Bill Lindenmeyer, Roy Slater, Clarry Asher, Chas Winn, Ken Rector, George Johnston; MIA {2+m} Hamburg 25/7/43 w/Jack Owen, Co-Pilot: Bill Bohan, Navigator: Liston Bascon, Bombardier: Frank Ronzio, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Rector, Radio Operator: Roy Slater, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Winn, Waist Gunner: Clarry Asher, Waist Gunner: Bill Lindenmeyer, Tail Gunner: Bob Cummins (10POW); flak KO'd #3, crashed between Heide and Hamburg, Germany. MACR 128. SAD SACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29978HELLS ANGELS381BG 534BS382
42-29978 Delivered: Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 Pilot: Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Fleura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer, Julius Mann; MIA {3m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Reinhardt King, Co-Pilot: Henry Peeples, Navigator: Ed McGlynn, Bombardier: Francis Petrillo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cecil Floura, Radio Operator: Maynard Unger, Ball Turret Gunner: Albt Pollard, Waist Gunner: Julius Mann, Waist Gunner: Bob Dwyer, Tail Gunner: Joe Lyons (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bad Schwalbach, six miles NW iof Wiesbaden, Germany. MACR 382. HELLS ANGELS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29983n/a381BG 533BS398
42-29983 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/3/43; Dyersburg 31/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX-K] Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 GLORIA ANN; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 17/6/43; MIA {6m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Challen Atkinson, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim McGoldrick (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Murray Dulberger, Navigator: Fred Frieberger, Bombardier: Julian Marks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rich Hanna, Radio Operator: Stan Kasha, Waist Gunner: Hubert Goss, Waist Gunner: Pete Katsarelis, Tail Gunner: John Hyk (8POW); flak, crashed Kesseling, five miles SW of Ahrweiler, Germany. MACR 398. IRIS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29984DEVILS ANGEL381BG 533BS
42-29984 Delivered: Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 31/3/43; Oklahoma City 6/4/43; Romulus 12/4/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/6/434; battle damage {1m} lost two engines over Antwerp 22/6/43 Pilot: Martin Shenk, Co-Pilot: Bill Grant, Navigator: Tom Kehley, Bombardier: George Williams, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Shirley Goucher, Radio Operator: John Sinclair, Ball Turret Gunner: George Bardsley, Waist Gunner: Chas Brinton{wia, died of wounds 25/6/43}, Waist Gunner: Mitch LaBuda, Tail Gunner: Jim Sloan (9RTD); crash-landed near Framlingham, Sfk, with three major and three minor, injuries; Salvaged. DEVILS ANGEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29988THE UNCOUTH BASTARD381BG 535BS914
42-29988 Delivered: Denver 22/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/5/43 LUCIFER JR. Pilot: Melvin Hecker, Bill Cormany, Edwin Frost, Harry Becker, Bob Crain, Bob Roeder, Earl Miller, Jim O'Hara, Chas Russell, Frank Rumberger; {7m} Transferred: 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 22/8/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 w/Bob Holt, Co-Pilot: Aubrey Young, Navigator: Ed Ball, Bombardier: Bryce Barrett, Radio Operator: Doris Bowman, Tail Gunner: Mike Letanosky (6KIA), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Blackwell, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Frieson, Waist Gunner: Frank Rollow, Waist Gunner: Floyd Lenning (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Immendorf/Floeverich, near Puffendorf, 12 miles N of Aachen, Germany. MACR 914. THE UNCOUTH BASTARD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29992CONNIE381BG 533BS
42-29992 Delivered: Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [(OQ-J) VP-J] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: Olaf Ballinger, John Carah, Paul McConnell, George Williams, Byron Gronstal, Bob Mandell, Len Fornaro, Albt Wackermann, Harry Bauscher, Tom Childress; destroyed 23/6/43 in base explosion {1m} loading up for Bernay St Martin, Salvaged. CONNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29999FERTILE MYRTLE381BG n/a1880
42-29999 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned: 96BG Grafton Underwood 8/5/43 GENIE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {18m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Matt McEvoy, Co-Pilot: Nicholas Nikitin, Navigator: Henry Lipsky, Bombardier: Bill Ingram, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Loehrer, Radio Operator: Fred Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Weldon Wittwer, Waist Gunner: Gene Kracium, Waist Gunner: Mack Sexton, Tail Gunner: Jack Trueblood (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Eicholz, three miles S of Melle, 14 miles SE of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 1880. FERTILE MYRTLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30004n/a381BG 534BS
42-30004 Delivered: Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; Transferred: 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-Pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator: Martin Licursi, Bombardier: Dick Lewis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Lambert, Radio Operator: Russ Ahlgren, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Englehardt, Waist Gunner: Paul Chabula, Waist Gunner: Frank Rollow, Tail Gunner: Homer Bagby (10RTD); no gas, ditched Channel, all rescued by ASR HSL 156. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30009FEATHER MERCHANT381BG 532BS1397
42-30009 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Hobbs 6/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-G] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Leo Jarvis, Gene Mancinelli, Dick Riley, Bill Lockhart, Harry Seymore, Warren Heintz, Harry Strecher, Chas Persinger, Gene Roehl, Herman Grossman; MIA {5m} Bremen 8/10/43 w/Jack Pry, Co-Pilot: Cecil Quinley, Navigator: Roger Burwell, Bombardier: Theo Snyder, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed LaPointe, Radio Operator: Russ Frauschti, Waist Gunner: Carl Baird, Tail Gunner: Martin Brandt (8POW), Ball Turret Gunner: Irvin Smith, Waist Gunner: Alf Johnson (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hagewede-Brockum, 10 miles S of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 1397. FEATHER MERCHANT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30011WIDGET381BG 535BS133
42-30011 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 6/4/43 Pilot: Bob Holdom, Bob Gravelyn, Bill Bechter, Jim Phillips, Bill Coleman, Bill Craver, Morris Pryor, Ray Pulliner, Ken Fossan, Jim Scollon; MIA {3m} Amiens-Glisy 4/7/43 w/Bob Holdom, Co-Pilot: Bob Gravelyn, Navigator: Bill Bechter, Bombardier: Jim Phillips, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Coleman, Radio Operator: Bill Craver, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Pulliner, Waist Gunner: Ken Fossan, Waist Gunner: Jim Scollon, Tail Gunner: Morris Pryor (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Berck-Plage, near Amiens, Fr; MACR 133. WIDGET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30012n/a381BG 533BS887
42-30012 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-K] Ridgewell 4/6/43 Pilot: Bob Fricks, Martin Downey, Ray Lyons, Edwin Vincent, Guy Phillips, Atchmonde Logan, Theo Cason, Dallas Vaughn, Bill Vance, Bob Calhoun; MIA {10m} Anklam 9/10/43 w/Maj Landon Hendricks (CO), Co-Pilot: Capt Bob Withers, Navigator: Capt Bill Turner, Bombardier: Capt Leo English, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas McNeil, Radio Operator: John Willdridge, Ball Turret Gunner: Jerome Arbiter, Waist Gunner: Ernie O'Hara, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Howard, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Duggan (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, last seen N of Texel Is, Holl.; MACR 887.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30013LETHAL LADY381BG 532BS130
42-30013 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 22/5/43 Pilot: Bill Morre, Dale Wendte, Phil Dreiseszun, Jim Houck, Frank Bryant, Ed Usher, Bill Kithcart, Bill Fortier, Edgerton Zahm, John Watkins; MIA {1m} Hamburg 24/7/43 w/Bill Moore, Navigator: Phillip Dreiseszun, Radio Operator: John Ivey, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Usher, Ball Turret Gunner: Edgerton Zahm, Waist Gunner: Bill Fortier (6POW); Co-Pilot: Dale Wendte, Bombardier: Jim Houck*, Waist Gunner: Joe Kralick, Tail Gunner: John Watkins* (4KIA - * went down in ship); flak hit #1 & #2, wing blazed; crashed Neustadt Bay, Germany. MACR 130. LETHAL LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30014n/a381BG 533BS
42-30014 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-B] Ridgewell 4/6/43 Pilot: Inman Jobe, Jim Hudson, Jim Bradley, Larry Potenza, Kindley Lindsay, Henry Klick, Woodrow Englett, Bob Osborne, Tony Fox, Art Sieber; damaged in base explosion 23/6/43; {26m} Transferred: RAF 214 Sq [SR377] as BU-M Sculthorpe, Oulton, Nfk.; 29/1/44; WO 11/3/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30015FLYING HOBO381BG 533BS1571
42-30015 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-O] Ridgewell 6/4/43 FLYING HOBO Pilot: Jim Alexander, Bill McDaniel, Hubert McDaniel, Paul Tull, Germany. ld Fruit, John Lane, Ed Metcalf, Alphonse Molis, Francis Owens, Bill Howell; {12m} Transferred: 368BS/305BG [BO-A] Chelveston 22/8/43; then 366BS [KY-A]; MIA Bremen 26/11/43 w/Fred Jones, Co-Pilot: Meredith Matzenbacher, Navigator: Bill Hux, n-Chas Allen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cox, Radio Operator: Ed Mullner, Ball Turret Gunner: Randall Anderson, Waist Gunner: Paul Gay, Tail Gunner: Joe Daly (9KIA), Waist Gunner: Don Cameron (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Ipweger Moor, near Rastede, S of Oldenburg, Ger.. MACR 1571.FLYING HOBO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30016IRON GUT GERT381BG 532BS134
42-30016 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 6/5/43 Pilot: Earl Horr, Bill Roberts, George Griffith, Chester Hoover, Glenn Chapin, George Orin, Herb Clark, Chas Henry, Everett Hodson, Art Jones; MIA {2m} Antwerp 22/6/43 w/Earl Horr, Co-Pilot: Bill Roberts, Bombardier: Chester Hoover, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glenn Chapin, Radio Operator: Bob Mandell, Waist Gunner: Everett Hodson, Waist Gunner: Hubert Clark, Tail Gunner: Art Jones (8POW); Navigator: George Griffith{body never found}, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Henry{landed in River Scheldt} (2KIA); flak, crashed Hoek, W of Terneuzen, Hol. MACR 134. IRON GUT GERT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30017SHOT TO HELL381BG 535BS388
42-30017 Delivered: Dallas 2/4/43; Geiger 23/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 10/7/43; Transferred: Mildenhall 17/7/43, then 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 14/7/43; MIA Scheweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Ashbrooke Tyson, Co-Pilot: Chas Hinckley, Navigator: Chas Hansen, Bombardier: Elmo Peterson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Tyson, Radio Operator: Verial Whaples, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Roberts, Waist Gunner: Albt Van Pelt, Waist Gunner: Edmund Valonis, Tail Gunner: C.L. Roseberry (10POW); Enemy aircraft, left wing on fire, exploded and crashed Bingen, Germany. MACR 388. ALL SHOT TO HELL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30018OLD COFFINS381BG 423BS
42-30018 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 423BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 24/5/43 Pilot: Capt Joe Alexander, Bill Crowley, Jack Wemmer, Jim Nance, Mault Thompson, Walt Ferens, Pete Garvan, Joe Fazarti, George Johnsen; {14m} Transferred: 365BS/305BG [XK-J] Chelveston 22/8/43; 2 BAD Warton 20/3/44; Returned to US: Tinker 23/6/44; Amarillo 7/7/44; Keesler 6/11/44; Sheppard 24/3/45; Amarillo 4/11/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 28/12/45. OLD COFFINS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30020SWEET ELOISE381BG 532BS
42-30020 Delivered: Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Jack Painter, Co-Pilot: Everett Ragan, Navigator: Bill Keays, Bombardier: Lloyd Duke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Matt Kowalski, Radio Operator: Bill Balentine, etTail Gunner: Ray Genz, ro-Allen Kellogg, Waist Gunner: Norman Whitman, Waist Gunner: Jim Mizell (10RTD); on ferry trip from Bovingdon crash-landed base, pilot retracted landing gear instead flaps 10/6/43; Salvaged. AFSC 16/6/43 (first loss in group). SWEET ELOISE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30021n/a381BG 533BS160
42-30021 Delivered: Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Pueblo 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: John Martin, Bob Marsh, Harry Long, Wallace Hoag, Jim Lantto, John Hutchinson, Hugh Goswick, Wayne Maloney, Bill Geary, Glenn Witts; MIA Antwerp 22/6/43 (first group loss) w/John Martin, Co-Pilot: Bob Marsh, Navigator: Wallace Hoag, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Lantto, Radio Operator: Hugh Goswick, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Fornaro, Waist Gunner: John Hutchison, Waist Gunner: Glenn Witts, Tail Gunner: Bill Geary (8KIA-seven bodies recovered by divers); n-Harry Long, Bombardier: Wallace Hoag (2POW); flak knocked off wing, crashed Oosterschelde, two miles W of Krabbendijke, Hol; MACR 160.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30024n/a381BG 533BS
42-30024 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/4/43; Pueblo 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [(OQ-A)VP-A] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Bob Withers, Bill Duggan, Bill Turner, Leon English, Lou Smalowitz, Ervin Bohlander, Jim Lintgen, Joe Kristapovich, Elwood Harris, Chris Langolf; destroyed in base explosion 23/6/43 & damaged several others (23 men KIS: Lt Paul Tull, nco's-Ervin Bohlander, Elwood Harris, Henry Buongiorno, Christan Langolf, Joe Kristpovich, Roger Allen, George Fiamma, Melvin Jerkins, Elmer Madden, Guy McDuffee, Bob Ashcraft, Chas Wilton, Mike Egan, Jim Lintgen, Dennis Collins, Joe Neel, Louis Smulowitz, Chas Feeley, Milton Foerstal, Jim King, Jim Main, Joe Sproha, and a civilian, John Hunwick, cycling by on the way to work; twi injuries W/O Joe Nutt (shock) and Gen Burkland (broken leg). Carried Brig Gen Hunter CO 8AF Fighter Command as observer on first mission on previous day.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30025n/a381BG 532BS
42-30025 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Pilot: W. Simpson forced landing Selfridge 21/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG LUCKY LADY but not to UK; Transferred: 234 BU Gt Bend 3/6/44; 19BG Gt Bend 9/9/44; 1103 BU Morrison 22/1/45; 243 BU Gt Bend 30/1/45; Scrapped: Ontario 19/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30026n/a381BG 534BS
42-30026 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/4/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG as BATTLE WAGON but not to UK; Transferred: 546BS/384BG [BK-J] 29/5/43; Returned to US: 13/7/43; 4100 BU Patterson 31/7/43; 4000 BU Patterson 5/12/43; 326 BU McDill 15/5/44; 4006 BU Miami 28/6/44; 4000 BU Wright 9/9/44; 4117 BU Robins 12/9/45; Ass 6AF Caribbean 27/9/45; Recl Comp 7/3/48. ('shot down by fighter over Bengerseil 25/5/43')
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30027n/a381BG 533BS162
42-30027 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-E] Ridgewell 25/5/43, Pilot: Bob Schrader, Ken Johnson, Ed Rogers, Ed Samara, Bill Cutting, Bill Yarnell, Earl Wietz, Cecil Pruiett, Lew Frisbee, Steve Kurnafil; MIA {1m} Hamburg 25/6/43 w/Bob Schrader, Co-Pilot: Capt John Hamilton, Navigator: Ed Rogers, Bombardier: Ed Samara*, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cutting*, Radio Operator: Bill Yarnell, Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Pruiett, Waist Gunner: Theo Leidecker, Waist Gunner: Stephen Kurnafil, Tail Gunner: Lewis Frisby* (10KIA-*bodies washed up on nearby beaches); flak, crashed three miles W of Benserseil, opposite Langeoog Is, Germany. MACR 162.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30028n/a381BG 534BS380
42-30028 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Henry Peeples, Jack Rogers, Cliff Haverkamp, Vernon Nicholson, Jim Hill, Earl Allen, Ralph Bingenheimer, Paul Egliski, Walt Sowell, Wilf St Michael; involved in landing accident at base w/Jack Painter 8/6/43; MIA {5m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Neil Wright, Co-Pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: John Stracotenko, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Allen, Radio Operator: Walt Sowell, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Egliski, Waist Gunner: Ralph Bingenheimer, Waist Gunner: Jim Hill, Tail Gunner: Wilf St Michael (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed south of Duren, Germany. MACR 380. SWEET IS (LE) LANI.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30029S FLYING CIRCUS381BG 535BS2495
42-30029 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: Frank Chapman, Dick Robinson, Bill Hodge, Wilson Cupp, Otha Frost, Edwin Myers, Ed Pope, John Wardell, Bill Richardson, Bob Gugenheim; MIA {28m} Oschersleben 30/1/44 w/Carl Baer{body washed up 4/2/44}, Co-Pilot: Bob Remple, Navigator: Malcolm Van Hise, Bombardier: Henry Palas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Vogelbaugh, Radio Operator: Joe Moore, Ball Turret Gunner: Phil Phillipuk, Waist Gunner: John Tully, Waist Gunner: Jim Rigat, Tail Gunner: Ed Meyers (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea off Gt Yarmouth, MACR 2495. (Last original aircraft lost). CHAP'S FLYING CIRCUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30032SKY QUEEN381BG 532BS15165
42-30032 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 6/6/43; Transferred: 546BS/384BG [BK-D] Grafton Underwood 9/6/43; MIA Kassel 28/7/43 Pilot: Bill Dietzel, Co-Pilot: Jacques Riddel, Navigator: Herb Funk, Bombardier: Clyde Davis, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Dunmeyer, Waist Gunner: Ed Amory, Waist Gunner: Jack Mason, Tail Gunner: Wyman Martin, obs-Lt Ken Dutton (9KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howie Adams, Radio Operator: Salvatore Perrotti (2POW); Enemy aircraft Ko'd #3, crashed Kortwoude, near Opeinde, Hol. MACR 15165. SKY QUEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30034n/a381BG 532BS
42-30034 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/4/43; Pueblo 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Presque Is 17/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 19/5/43 NOBODY'S BABY (taken by CO Col Leber to UK as no pilot wanted it !) Pilot: Lt Col Joe Nazzaro {Gp CO}, Major Conway Hall {HQ}, Lt Edgar Kurner {HQ}, Lt Warren Berning {HQ}, M/Sgt Russell Faust {radio}, M/Sgt Halston Randall {ettg}, Capt Norman Mackay {HQ nav}, Lt Bill Fullick {HQ bomb}, Sgt Phil Costanzo, Pfc Randall Nichols; {4m} Transferred: 365BS/305BG [XK-D] Chelveston 22/8/43; RAF 100 Gp 28/12/43, RG 13/1/44; training aircraft 20/3/44 to 27/5/45; Salvaged. 26/7/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30114n/a381BG n/a
42-30114 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 8/5/43; trans 95BG Alconbury, Pilot: Don Merlen crash-landed base 28/5/43; MU 19/8/43 for repair; Transferred: RCM 335BS/95BG [BG-L] Horham 13/9/43; {1m} MIA Duren 20/10/43 w/Ken Rongstad, Co-Pilot: Warren Strawn, Navigator: Dick Dietz, Bombardier: Joe Spicer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: A.R. Eckort, Radio Operator: Gordon Sorenson, Ball Turret Gunner: A.L. Godek, Waist Gunner: Chas Phinney, Waist Gunner: Julius Torok, Tail Gunner: Lou Mirabel (10RTD); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea; all rescued.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30140KING MALFUNCTION II381BG 532BS379
42-30140 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Walla Walla 2/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 26/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-V] Ridgewell 23/6/43; MIA {6m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Jack Painter (KIA-body still in aircraft); Co-Pilot: Bob Nelson, Waist Gunner: Ray Genz, Tail Gunner: Jim Mizell (3EVD), Navigator: Bill Keays, Bombardier: Lloyd Duke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Matt Kowalski, Radio Operator: Bill Balentine, Ball Turret Gunner: Allen Kellogg, Waist Gunner: Norman Whitman, obs-Lt Everett Ragan (7POW); flak KO'd #3 & #4 feathered, crashed Esch, five miles SE of Munstereifel, Germany. MACR 379. KING MALFUNCTION II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30151SPARE PARTS381BG 532BS2910
42-30151 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; New Castle 30/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 15/6/43; MIA {6m} Cologne 4/3/44 Pilot: Dave Keyes, Co-Pilot: Rich Seal, Navigator: Ralph Lynch, Bombardier: John Hughes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Van Voorhis, Radio Operator: John Fair, Ball Turret Gunner: Theo Simone, Waist Gunner: Henry Levandoski, Waist Gunner: Dale Hillett, Tail Gunner: Chas Davis (10POW); mech fault, forced landing La Bagarre, Clairmarais, three miles NE of St Omer, Fr; MACR 2910. SPARE PARTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30152MESSIE BESSIE381BG n/a
42-30152 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 20/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned: 96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; 418BS/100BG [LD-X] Thorpe Abbotts 7/43; battle damage Paris Pilot: Walter Moreno, crash-landed on return; 100+m, Salvaged. 28/4/45. MESSIE BESSIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30153n/a381BG 532BS131
42-30153 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 6/5/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG Andrews Fd 9/5/43 WORRY WART; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {1m} Hamburg (Heide) 25/7/43 Pilot: Capt Joe Alexander, Co-Pilot: Bill Crowley, Navigator: Jack Wemmer, Bombardier: Harry Hellman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Nance, Radio Operator: George Orin, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Garvan, Waist Gunner: Jim Heist, Waist Gunner: Walt Ferens, Tail Gunner: George Johnson (10POW); flak damage too serious to attempt UK return, crashed Sudmoor, near Aurich, E of Emden Germany. MACR 131.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30245LADY LUCK381BG 534BS381
42-30245 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 15/6/43; MIA {5m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: Weldon Simpson (KIA), Bombardier: Doug Roraback (EVD), Co-Pilot: Elden Agler, Navigator: Bill Mee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Warwick, Radio Operator: Bob Edwards, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Beech, Waist Gunner: Robin Bassinger, Waist Gunner: Paul Gregory, Tail Gunner: Chester Beasley (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, nine miles W of Turnhout, Belgium. MACR 381. LADY LUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3033n/a381BG n/a
42-3033 Delivered: Denver 26/1/43; Assigned: 94BG Bury St Edmunds 26/6/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell, Ex. 7/43; later 544BG [GD-U]; trans 94BG Rougham 7/43; to 2SAD 23/9/43, ret 9/11/43; {4+m} CCRC Bovingdon 9/1/44; Returned to US: Grenier 25/12/44; Scrapped: Bush Fd 24/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3048n/a381BG 533BS
42-3048 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/1/43; Assigned: 366BS/305BG [KY-A] Morrison 5/3/43; Chelveston 26/4/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 22/8/43; tran 305BG Polebrook 22/8/43; then524BS/379BG Kimbolton 26/8/43; {24m} Returned to US: Tinker 6/6/44; Patterson 15/2/45; Scrapped: Altus 4/9/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30613n/a381BG 535BS
42-30613 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/43; Gore 30/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Dalhart 20/7/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Assigned: 813BS/482BG [PC-J] Alconbury with Oboe Mk I radar 10/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 28/2/44; crash: takeoff for Oldenburg 8/4/44 Pilot: Harlan Soeder, Co-Pilot: Phiol Mulhall, Navigator: Jerome Becker, Bombardier: George Grote, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Sedoryk, Radio Operator: John Boland, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Marushack, Waist Gunner: Alan Hawkinson, Waist Gunner: Bob Megee, Tail Gunner: Milton Bailes (10RTD), skidded on take off and nosed up in dirt at end of runway; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 9/4/44; Salvaged. 12/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30676BABY DUMPLING381BG n/a1962
42-30676 Delivered: Dallas 9/7/43; Love 29/7/43; Kearney 1/8/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 24/8/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 19/9/43; MIA Tours 5/1/44 Pilot: Jack Zeman, Radio Operator: Burton Givan, Ball Turret Gunner: Harve Leroux, Waist Gunner: Ray Chevraux (4EVD), Co-Pilot: Otis Montgomery, Navigator: Frank Bisagna, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Sinquefield, Waist Gunner: Francis Cater, Tail Gunner: George Day (5POW), Bombardier: Bill Walker (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Les Hunes, a mile W of Aubigne-Racan, Fr. MACR 1962. BABY DUMPLING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30721SWEET AND LOVELY381BG n/a
42-30721 Delivered: Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; {28m} 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp 3/6/45 then Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; Scrapped: Altus 4/10/45. SWEET AND LOVELY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30722BOBBY T381BG n/a1398
42-30722 Delivered: Dallas 19/7/43; Grand Isle 16/8/43; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 20/9/43; MIA {1m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Capt Dexter Lishon, Co-Pilot: Carlton Long, Navigator: Bob Gluck, Bombardier: Phil Rokosa, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Canute Johnson, Radio Operator: Lloyd Riddle, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Madison, Waist Gunner: John Schnalzer, Waist Gunner: George Stuart, Tail Gunner: Bill Marques (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed west of Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. BOBBY T.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30732n/a381BG 534BS
42-30732 Delivered: Denver 21/7/43; Geiger 6/8/43; Pendleton 7/8/43; crash-landed Prestwick, Scotland Pilot: Eugene Boyd 13/9/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 26/9/43; {7m} on noNavigator: op ferry trip with personnel to Lt Staughton Depot 3/2/42, w/Harold Hytinen, Co-Pilot: Howard Kesley, n-Rich Maurstead, n-Rich Schuit, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Lee, Radio Operator: Mike Taft, two pass. Lt Ed Haushalter, F/O Bob Haring (8RTD); attempting to land at Lt Staughton lost left landing gear in rough landing and was instructed to divert ship to Alconbury where it c/l safely; Salvaged. n/battle damage. PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30765A-LUG IV381BG 535BS
42-30765 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; {9m} on training mission 29/12/43 Pilot: Bill Ridley, Co-Pilot: George Hoffman, Navigator: Eugene Arning, n-Carl Dittus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Davis, Radio Operator: Jim Stuart (6RTD); in very poor visibility clipped some trees and forced landing Rodmead Farm, Maiden Bradley, near Warminster, Wilts., UK; Salvaged. n/battle damage 2/1/44. CHUG-A-LUG IV.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3078WINSOME WINN381BG 334FS1873
42-3078 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/1/43; Assigned: 334BS/95BG Dow Fd 24/4/43; 4m, Transferred: 100BG /43; 534BS/381BG [GD-M] 15/6/43; 2SAD 13/11/43 ret 15/11/43; MIA {12+m} Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 Pilot: Arden Wilson, Co-Pilot: Don McDonald, Navigator: Joe Connolly, Bombardier: Harry Ullom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Embach, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Germany. ghty, Waist Gunner: George Hawkins, Waist Gunner: Walt Sussek (8POW), Radio Operator: Pete Kucher, Tail Gunner: Tony Greco{chute failed} (2KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Schiffweiler, near Saarbrucken, Ger. MACR 1873. WINSOME WINN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30834MICKEY FINN381BG 534BS
42-30834 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/8/43; Geiger 15/8/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 23/9/43; {9m} battle damage Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: John Kuhl, Co-Pilot: Ashley Hamory, rest of crew'etc., two engines out, but crew decided to make for home only to crash-landed base. Salvaged. 7/2/44. MICKEY FINN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30852BESSIE381BG 535BS1399
42-30852 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/8/43; Memphis 10/8/43; Dalhart 16/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell 24/9/43 HOT TODDY; MIA {3m} Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 Pilot: Don Hopp, Navigator: Marshall Tyler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Girvan (3POW), Co-Pilot: Walter Carr, Bombardier: Bill Johnston{drowned} , Radio Operator: Roy East, Ball Turret Gunner: Armand Richards, Waist Gunner: Julius Greer, Waist Gunner: Bob True, Tail Gunner: Dick Woodyatt (7KIA - six not recovered); flak, crashed in water at Hollands Diep, near Klundert, Holl.. MACR 1399. (Recovered Oct 1969). BLOWIN' BESSIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30864n/a381BG 535BS885
42-30864 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gore 13/8/43; Cheyenne 14/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 19/9/43; MIA {2m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Bill Cormany, Co-Pilot: Maj Bill Ingenhutt, Navigator: Edwin Frost, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Miller, Radio Operator: Bob Roeder, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim O'Hara, Waist Gunner: Jim Dwyer, Waist Gunner: Dick Smith, Tail Gunner: Lt Bob Weniger (9POW), Bombardier: Bob Black (KIA); flak KO'd #2, crashed Haupstedt, Germany. MACR 885.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3092n/a381BG 533BS399
42-3092 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 4/43 Pilot: Capt Bob Post, Bob Nelson, Fred Nudell {engineer}, Harry Baylerian {radio}, Capt Joe Murray {S-2}, M/Sgt Andy Banas {line chief}, S/Sgt Joe Johnson {elec/spec}, Cpl Adrian Johnson {AFCE spec}, S/Sgt Olin David {bomb sight maint}, Lt Jim Morrison {ARC nav}; MIA {7m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Jim Hudson, Co-Pilot: Bill Grant, Navigator: Ron Delaney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Vaughn, Radio Operator: Dave Pinsky, Ball Turret Gunner: John Vaughn, Waist Gunner: Ford Thueson, bTail Gunner: Jim Wakefield, tg-George Doyle (9POW), Bombardier: Ken Robinson (KIA, chute lines tangled in aircraft and unable to jump); shot down by Enemy aircraft, crashed Pesch, four miles SW of Munsterreifel, Germany. MACR 399. STRATO SAM (TOUGHEST CREW THAT EVER FLEW).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3100n/a381BG 532BS129
42-3100 Delivered: Denver 11/2/43; Presque Is 27/4/43; Assigned: 334BS/95BG Alconbury 1/5/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-A1] Ridgewell 20/7/43; MIA {1+m} Kassel 30/7/43 Pilot: Maj Bob Post (Sq CO), Co-Pilot: Guerdon Humason, Navigator: LeRoy Hames, Bombardier: Bill Tsialas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Kithcart, Radio Operator: Albt Parker, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Fabiano, Waist Gunner: Harry Robbins, Tail Gunner: Alf Casaly (9POW); Waist Gunner: Walt Anderson (KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Deelen, between Appeldoorn & Zutfen, Hol. MACR 129.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3101O WAR381BG 533BS662
42-3101 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/2/43; Presque Is 28/4/43; Assigned: 334BS/95BG Alconbury 1/5/43; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP- ] Ridgewell 21/7/43; MIA {3+m} Gilze Rijen 19/8/43 Pilot: Orlando Koenig{535}, Co-Pilot: Joe Mangarpan, Navigator: Leon Spivey{535}, Bombardier: Ed O'Loughlin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Perkins{535}, Waist Gunner: Russ Chester (6POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Buran{535}, Waist Gunner: Wilbert Jones{535}, Radio Operator: Art Everett{535}, Tail Gunner: Gene Sabourin (4KIA); Enemy aircraft caused severe battle damage and aircraft disintegrated, crashed Oud-Rozenberg, W of Rotterdam, Hol., taking four to their deaths. MACR 662. MAN 'O WAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31043ELSIE MAE381BG n/a
42-31043 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/9/43; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 19/10/43; Transferred: 526BS/379BG [LF-L] Kimbolton 3/3/44; landing gear collapsed 12/9/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD Lt Staughton 14/9/44. ELSIE MAE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31047WOLVERINE381BG 535BS2243
42-31047 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 20/10/43; MIA {19m} Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Bob Deering, Navigator: Dave Barer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wardell Horne, Radio Operator: Andy Richards, Ball Turret Gunner: Floyd Husvar, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Jackson, Waist Gunner: Wallace Scott, Tail Gunner: Loren Sandford (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Williams, Bombardier: Paul Crabtree (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed on a street between Kohle & Ottbergen, six miles E of Hildesheim, Germany. MACR 2243. LITTLE DUCHESS aka WOLVERINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31067PHYLLIS381BG 534BS
42-31067 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/9/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 20/10/43 BLACK WIDOW; Transferred: 535BS [MS-T/Q]; {67m} Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 15/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45. PHYLLIS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31075THE REBEL381BG 535BS1722
42-31075 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 19/10/43; MIA Bremen 20/12/43 Pilot: Waldo Crosson, Navigator: Ed Burke, Bombardier: John Curran, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Allen, Radio Operator: Bob McFarlane, Ball Turret Gunner: Steve Bulsock, Waist Gunner: Jesse Glawson, Waist Gunner: Norman Klima, Tail Gunner: Bob Eloe (Else) (9POW), Co-Pilot: Jim Opitz (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Albstadt, Wesermunde, Germany. MACR 1722. THE REBEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31097n/a381BG n/a1661
42-31097 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 12/10/43; Scott 18/11/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 19/11/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 21/11/43; MIA {1m} Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Harland Sunde{body recovered 12/6/44}, Ball Turret Gunner: Doyle McCutcheon{body recovered from river 30/5/44}, Tail Gunner: John Healey (3KIA), Co-Pilot: Jim Sweeney, Navigator: Roger Christensen, Bombardier: O.D. Tully{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill England, Radio Operator: Claudio Carano, Waist Gunner: Carlton Josephson, Waist Gunner: Chas Culver (7POW); flak, on return ditched in River Lek between Streefkerk and Niew Lekkarland, Hol. A/c broke in two and three men drowned MACR 1661.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31099TENABUV381BG n/a2431
42-31099 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/32; Gt Falls 2/10/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-G] Ridgewell 21/11/43; MIA {8m} Frankfurt 11/2/44 Pilot: Bob Laux, Navigator: Phlemon Wright, Bombardier: Judson Doyle, Radio Operator: Abe Helfgott, Ball Turret Gunner: Rich Hamilton, Waist Gunner: Tom Glennan, Waist Gunner: Rudolph Cutino (7EVD-six back in UK 26/3/44, Doyle by 30/9/44); Co-Pilot: Don Harrer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Holton, Tail Gunner: Henry Barr (3POW); flak, crashed two miles SW of Illois, 15 miles W of Poix-de-Picardie, Fr; MACR 2431. TENABUV.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31111PAT HAND381BG 535BS1659
42-31111 Delivered: Dallas 20/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 19/10/43; MIA Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Don Noxon, Co-Pilot: George Giovannini, Navigator: Edison Eichhorn, Bombardier: Walt Utley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pete Ludwigsen, Radio Operator: Toby Phillips, Ball Turret Gunner: John Thompson, Waist Gunner: Harry Thompson, Waist Gunner: Paul Mogush, Tail Gunner: John Channell (10KIA); flak damage, believed to have come down in seas on return. MACR 1659. FOUR ACES - PAT HAND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31129n/a381BG n/a
42-31129 Delivered: Dallas 23/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Wilmington 12/10/43; slated 381BG 23/10/43; Transferred: 32BS/301BG Oudna 1/11/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; battle damage {27m} Regensburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Welsh, (RTD 2 wia, 1KIA); crashed Trigno, Italy.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31143SATAN'S LADY381BG 369FS
42-31143 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Memphis 10/10/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 19/10/43; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. SATAN'S LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3118THE GREEN HORNET381BG 534BS1875
42-3118 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Thurleigh 16/4/43 DAISY JUNE; Transferred: 413BS SHACK RABBIT; tran 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 6/7/43; MIA {14m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Austin Larson, Co-Pilot: Francis Wilson, Navigator: Horace Neff, Bombardier: George Regan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Nix, Radio Operator: Mike Trainer, Ball Turret Gunner: Milt Copeland, Waist Gunner: John Crawbuck, Tail Gunner: Alex Williams (9POW), Waist Gunner: Ross Defenbaugh (KIA); two engines KO'd by Enemy aircraft & flak, crashed out of control at Goslar near Bernburg, 20 miles SW of Oschersleben, Germany. MACR 1875. THE GREEN HORNET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31197SHACK RABBIT381BG 533BS
42-31197 Delivered: Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Romulus 6/11/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 13/1/44; {28m} Returned to US: Homestead 12/7/44; 4136 BU Tinker 6/8/44; 4100 BU Patterson 5/2/45; 4210 BU Lambert 16/4/45; 4000 BU Wright Fd 26/6/45; 611 BU Eglin 2/4/46; 4117 BU Robins 27/12/46; Re-ass AMCWR 31/3/47; Recl Comp 14/9/48. SHACK RABBIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3123RON CHEE381BG 535BS1396
42-3123 Delivered: Denver 18/2/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG 4/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {7m} Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Leslie Kemp, Co-Pilot: Bill Heim, Navigator: Frank Tomlin, Bombardier: Tom Nelson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Jennette, Radio Operator: Walt Richards, Ball Turret Gunner: Gilles Gentry, Waist Gunner: Ray Duffy, Waist Gunner: Jim Stinsman, Tail Gunner: Ed Osborn (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Fladdderlohausen, 10 miles SE of Quackenbruck,Germany. MACR 1396. RON CHEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31278n/a381BG 532BS
42-31278 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Memphis 5/11/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 20/12/43; crash: takeoff {2m} Kiel 4/1/44 Pilot: Cecil Clore, Co-Pilot: John Newell, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Marvin Dille, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hamed Howard, Radio Operator: Walt Trainer, Ball Turret Gunner: Salvaged. Bozzette, Waist Gunner: Harry Robinson, Waist Gunner: Richard Streicher, Tail Gunner: Richard Ingmire (10KIA); c/t/o at Blooms Farm, Sible Hedingham, four miles from Halstead, Essex, UK. Sal n/battle damage.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31291AVENGRESS381BG 533BS5176
42-31291 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Palm Springs 8/11/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-F] Ridgewell 11/12/43; MIA {14m} Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Carl Gardon, Bombardier: Bill Moseley (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Archie Sornberger, Navigator: Ed Soltwedel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Cornell, Radio Operator: Don Schaub, Ball Turret Gunner: Allen Shaw, Waist Gunner: Jacob Rush, Tail Gunner: John O'Neal (7POW); attacked by Me 109s, KOd #3 and set wing on fire, crashed Wilmersdorf, four miles E of Bernau, Germany. MACR 5176. AVENGRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31357OUR DESIRE381BG 535BS3865
42-31357 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 11/12/43; on mission to Achmer 21/2/44 Pilot: George McIntosh; Navigator: Allen Bergreen, Bombardier: Bill Piekarski baled out and became POWs; MIA {10m} Schweinfurt 13/4/44 w/Jim Mullane, Co-Pilot: Pax Sherwood, n-Pat O'Phelan, b-John Kirby, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Stahlke, Radio Operator: Bob Kettlety, Ball Turret Gunner: Thaddeus Tarczynski, Waist Gunner: Lew Sparrow, Tail Gunner: Frank Troxler (9POW); flak ko'd #3, lost altitude and another engine caught fire, eventually ship exploded and crashed Klosterkumbd, four miles N of Simmern/Hunsruck, 22 miles S of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 3865. OUR DESIRE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31381JAYNEE B381BG 535BS3315
42-31381 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: George McIntosh, Co-Pilot: Bob Fowler, Navigator: Nick Rabay, Bombardier: Carl Dittus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Dever, Radio Operator: Russell Rose, Ball Turret Gunner: Garland Carson, Waist Gunner: Gene Copp, Waist Gunner: Bob Matcham, Tail Gunner: Clyde Craig (10POW); flak, ditched Channel, 12 miles W of Quimper, Fr; MACR 3315. JAYNEE B.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31417PATCHES381BG 533BS1879
42-31417 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/11/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 11/11/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 11/12/43 BIG TIME OPERATOR II; MIA {7m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Ernie Klein, Co-Pilot: Paul Chelf, Bombardier: Louis Gill, Radio Operator: Melvin Soderstrom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Pope, Waist Gunner: Ed Schuitema, Waist Gunner: John Miskin, Tail Gunner: John Bunworth (POW), Navigator: Jim Counce, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Wright (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, on return crashed N of Hildesheim, Germany. MACR 1879. PATCHES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31443n/a381BG 532BS2930
42-31443 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gt falls 6/11/43; Billings 7/11/43; Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Topeka 29/11/43; Romulus 30/11/43; Syracuse 3/12/43; Bangor 4/12/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 6/1/44; MIA {7m} Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Francis Flaherty, Co-Pilot: John Hoffer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Notra Bright, Ball Turret Gunner: Burling Larson, Waist Gunner: Henry Krzyak, Tail Gunner: Art Butler (6KIA); Navigator: Russ Austin, Bombardier: Bill Farrell, Radio Operator: John Roe, Waist Gunner: Casimir Bukowski (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Brake-Senne, near Bielefeld, Germany. MACR 2930. FRIDAY THE 13TH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31448HALF BREED381BG 532BS3001
42-31448 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Portland 4/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Cheyenne 17/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; St Angelo (N. Ireland) 9/12/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 6/1/44; MIA {4m} Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Milton Fastrup, Co-Pilot: Ed Mann, Navigator: Martin King, Bombardier: Howard Atkinson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Glauer, Radio Operator: Elmer Estle, Ball Turret Gunner: John Snyder, Waist Gunner: Bill Provonsha, Waist Gunner: Chris Shorten, Tail Gunner: George Dynan (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Etzweiler/Elsdorf, near Cologne, Germany. MACR 3001. HALF BREED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31490n/a381BG 532BS3538
42-31490 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gt Falls 12/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Bangor 5/12/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 10/1/44; MIA {5m} Frankfurt 24/3/44 Pilot: John Rickerson, Co-Pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Walt Oneschak, Waist Gunner: John Phelps (4EVD); Bombardier: Ed Hammer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. ld Wilbur, Radio Operator: Durward Williams, Ball Turret Gunner: Alfredo Lujan, Waist Gunner: Paul Sanzone, Tail Gunner: Tom Lamore* (6POW); mid air coll w/42-40008 crash-landed Camphin-en-Carembault, 10 miles SW of Lille, Fr; MACR 3538. (* escaped and joined Russian Army until war ended)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31497ROUND TRIP JEANNIE381BG 534BS3821
42-31497 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Wilmington 13/12/43; Westover 16/12/43; Presque Is 17/12/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 22/1/44; MIA Cottbus 11/4/44 Pilot: Bob Hesse, Co-Pilot: Bob Gatewood, Navigator: Theo Noga, Bombardier: Leo Bach, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Brua Hollenbeck, Radio Operator: Frank Sexton, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Blanch, Waist Gunner: Alvin Nelson, Tail Gunner: Roy Puryear (9POW); flak, crashed Welkenberg, six miles SW of Weisswasser, Germany. MACR 3821. (First group loss with only a nine man crew-less a waist gunner) ROUND TRIP JEANNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31533n/a381BG 535BS2931
42-31533 Delivered: Denver 18/11/43; Gt Falls 4/12/43; New Castle 13/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 5/1/44; MIA {4m} Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Chas Downey, Co-Pilot: Don Hrdlicka, Navigator: John Hicks, Bombardier: Jim Evans, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Miller Chauvin, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Schiek, Tail Gunner: Joe Sorbino (7KIA-all found in the wreckage); Radio Operator: Earl Matheson, Waist Gunner: Adolph Carini, Waist Gunner: Norman Phillips (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hajen-on-der-Weser, 10 miles SE of Hameln, Germany. MACR 2931.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31550n/a381BG 534BS
42-31550 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; La Guardia 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 13/1/44; MIA [55M] Cologne 17/10/44 Pilot: Rice; flak, forced landing Speelberg, near Holsbeek, NE of Louvain, Belgium. some crew bailed, 2WIA but all OK; Salvaged. 21/11/44. GREEN HORNET 2ND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31553MYER'S FLAW381BG 534BS3241
42-31553 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Oklahoma City 24/12/43; New Castle 8/1/44; Presque Is 9/1/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 19/2/44; MIA {4m} Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Ed Haushalter{chute failed, found in street}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Lee, Radio Operator: Rich Nisbet, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Greevy, Waist Gunner: Everett Langston (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Herman Hensley, Navigator: Rich Schuit, Bombardier: John Herrick, Waist Gunner: Ralph Alfaro, Tail Gunner: Eldon Jones (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wernsdorf/Niederlehme, six miles SW of Erkner, Germany. MACR 3241. MYER'S FLAW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31569SWEET PATTOOTIE381BG 534BS
42-31569 Delivered: Denver 23/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney 21/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Grenier 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 19/2/44; MIA {4m} Ludwigshafen 3/9/44 Pilot: Fulton; battle damage forced landing continent; 1EVD 8POW; Salvaged. 5/5/45. SWEET PATTOOTIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31570LUCKY ME381BG 533BS10203
42-31570 Delivered: Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 18/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 2/2/44; MIA {65m} Frankfurt 25/9/44 Pilot: Oscar Gills, Co-Pilot: Chas Prenatt, Navigator: Don Adams, Bombardier: Bill Rudisill, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Parks, Radio Operator: Minor Stowe, Ball Turret Gunner: Shelby Cook, Waist Gunner: Leo Krainz, Tail Gunner: Harry Mourning (9POW); mech fault, crashed St Goar, Germany. MACR 10203. LUCKY ME!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31575MIZPAH381BG 532BS
42-31575 Delivered: Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Oklahoma City 7/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-P] Ridgewell 20/2/44; {61+m} Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 27/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45. MIZPAH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-1742-31614MINNIE THE MERMAID381BG 533BS
42-31614 Del Cheyenne 27/11/43; Seattle 29/11/43; Portland 2/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Cleveland 20/12/43; Syracuse 21/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Ass 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 21/1/44; b/d over Misburg, Ger; 29/11/44 w/Joe Nelson, cp-Ken Schmalz, n-Jerry Pasek, b-Tom Schnidt, ettg-Larry Levington, ro-George Comery, btg-Francis Bergermeister, wg-Harlan Van Over, tg-Joe Walsh (9RTD); f/l Meijel, 20 miles E of Eindhoven, Hol. the crew being quickly evacuated by British ground troops; Sal 27/1/45. MINNIE THE MERMAID.
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B-17G42-31696n/a381BG 535BS2932
42-31696 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; New Castle 30/12/43; Presque Is 7/1/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS- ] Ridgewell 20/2/44; MIA {1m} Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Henry Hustedt, Co-Pilot: Keith Mauzy, Navigator: Oral Hert, Bombardier: Stan Inglis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Tell, Ball Turret Gunner: Rocco Russo, Waist Gunner: Vito Kuracina, Tail Gunner: Bob Pingel (8POW); Radio Operator: Abelardo Rodriguez, Waist Gunner: Leslie Hanna (2KIA-both killed before bale out); Enemy aircraft, crashed Sandebeck, 25 miles SE of Bielefeld, Germany. MACR 2932.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31698n/a381BG 533BS5319
42-31698 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/12/43; Gt Falls 8/12/43; Cheyenne 28/12/43; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-N] Ridgewell 23/2/44; MIA {30+m} Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Clarry Wainwright, Navigator: Harry Dorn, Bombardier: Jim Counts, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lowell Kennedy, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren Hoga, Radio Operator: Chas Kruger, Waist Gunner: T.J. Stephens (7KIA); Co-Pilot: Howard Latton, Tail Gunner: Floyd Nalley (2POW); Enemy aircraft hits blew right wing off then exploded, crashed near Tempelfelde, nine miles SW of Eberswalde, NE of Berlin, Germany. MACR 5319.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31761ROTHERHITHE'S REVENGE381BG 533BS
42-31761 Delivered: Denver 11/12/43; Gt Falls 17/12/43; Denver 20/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-O] Ridgewell; {73+m} Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. ROTHERHITHE'S REVENGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3180ME NOT II381BG 535BS888
42-3180 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/3/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned: 413BS/96BG Andrews Field KIPLING'S ERROR 3/5/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell 16/7/43; MIA {12+m} Anklam 9/10/43 Pilot: Herb Carqueville, Co-Pilot: Bob Parsons, Navigator: Chas Smith, Bombardier: Tom Cunningham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Kapustka, Radio Operator: Vito Germany. lo, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Embardo, Waist Gunner: Elburn Greene{37m}, Tail Gunner: Emery Horne (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Anthony Fox (POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea. MACR 888. FORGET ME NOT II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31878SPAMCAN381BG 535BS5177
42-31878 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Z] Ridgewell 20/2/44; MIA {5+m} Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Walt Higgins, Radio Operator: Ed Delgado, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Thomson, Waist Gunner: Don Thomas, Waist Gunner: Franklin Collister, Tail Gunner: Bob Smith (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Herb Burns, Navigator: Jim Beck, Bombardier: Bob Hughes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Baird (4POW); FW 190 attacked and pieces immediately flew off bomber, followed by explosion north of Berlin, crashing near Niendorf and Polchow, five miles S of Rostock, Germany. MACR 5177. SPAMCAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31904n/a381BG n/a
42-31904 Delivered: Denver 31/12/43; Gt Falls 2/1/44; Casper 4/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Pilot: Leslie Bond {381BG'} crash-landed Gr Island, Ne 30/1/44; W/O 10/2/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31969n/a381BG n/a4553
42-31969 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/1/44; Billings 14/1/44; Savannah 24/1/44; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 6/2/44; Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 22/2/44; Bombardier: F/O Dominic Giosso (KIA-pilot was Bill Tarr) 26/3/44; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Edwin Schlect, Co-Pilot: Frank Hunt, Navigator: Edwin Gorder, b-Dick Ware, Radio Operator: Chas Pillen, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Michalicki, Waist Gunner: Chester Hinds, Waist Gunner: John Wharton, Tail Gunner: John Handenshield (9KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Davis (POW); upset by propwash caused mid air coll with two other B-17s wreckage falling on each other, crashed Halenbeck, near Freyenstein, nine milesNW of Wittstock, Germany. MACR 4553.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31980n/a381BG 532BS5990
42-31980 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/1/44; Savannah 23/1/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 26/5/44; MIA {4m} Berlin 21/6/44 Pilot: Roger Dussault, Co-Pilot: Bernie Segman, Navigator: Valerio Magnabasco, tog-Ralph Holcomb, Radio Operator: Wendell Lawing, Waist Gunner: Alonzo Ehler, Tail Gunner: John Mahar (7POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Elmer Meier, Ball Turret Gunner: Howard Corum (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed NE of Schonhauser, 17 miles NW of Prenzlau, Germany. MACR 5990.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31990STAGE DOOR CANTEEN381BG 535BS
42-31990 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/1/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 6/4/44; {113m} Returned to US: 5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/2/46. STAGE DOOR CANTEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32007n/a381BG 533BS2740
42-32007 Delivered: Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 21/2/44; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; MIA Bonn 4/3/44 Pilot: George Cosentino, Co-Pilot: Howard Speck, Navigator: George Malcolm, Radio Operator: Vince Romano, Waist Gunner: Waldo Mariani, Waist Gunner: Jim Stanley, Tail Gunner: Glenn Faust (7POW); Bombardier: Sgt Mike Polito{togg}, Ball Turret Gunner: Clint Orean (2EVD); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Butman (KIA- killed on landing his chute hitting chimney and died before doctor arrived); flak, crashed two miles N of Ransart, four miles N of Charleroi, Belgium. MACR 2740.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G-35-BO42-32025DREAMBABY381BG 533BS
42-32025 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/1/44; Gr Island 30/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-P] Ridgewell 25/2/44 (first NMF aircraft in group); {73+m}; Transferred: 34BG Mendelsham, Sfk; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 23/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45. DREAMBABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32049YANKEE REBEL381BG 534BS7883
42-32049 Delivered: Denver 16/1/44; Cheyenne 22/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA {20+m} Mulhouse 3/8/44 Pilot: John Wilcock, Co-Pilot: Stan Hutchinson, Navigator: Chas Marsh, Bombardier: Norbert Lucas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alf Prinz, Radio Operator: Bob Friel, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Evans, Waist Gunner: John Ramsay, Tail Gunner: Dick Fall (9KIA); flak, one engine out, crashed Nth Sea off Holland; (pilot's body washed up Orfordness, UK, a few days later). MACR 7883. YANKEE REBEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32060BOULDER BUF381BG 535BS
42-32060 Delivered: Denver 20/1/44; Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 18/2/44; Pilot: John O'Brien forced landing base 6/3/44; Presque Is 19/3/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA {48+m}, severe battle damage over Stuttgart 9/12/44 w/Bill Clarke, Co-Pilot: John Murphy, nav-John Simpson, togg-Bill Robey, Ball Turret Gunner: John Sladek, r-op-Harry Hallstrom (all WIA); rest RTD; f/l with # 2 & 3 engines out at Nancy, Fr. Salvaged. 22/12/44. BOULDER BUF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32088DRY GULCHER381BG 532BS5030
42-32088 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Grenier 10/2/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA {1+m} Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Harold Blog, Co-Pilot: Fred Dill, Navigator: George Dennis, Bombardier: Henry Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Thompson, Radio Operator: John Heidebrink, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Poloski, Waist Gunner: Sam Humphrey, Tail Gunner: Cornelius Anderson (9POW); severe flak damage, crashed in forest 11 miles S of Mohrin Afd, 37 miles NE of Berlin, Germany. , (now in Poland, called Moryn). MACR 5030. DRY GULCHER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32102JULIE LINDA381BG n/a
42-32102 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenmier 25/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned: 535BNS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 3/5/44 MALE CALL; battle damage {55m} Mannheim 1/2/45, crash-landed base Pilot: Curtis Kuhns 1/2/45; Salvaged. 2 SAD Lt Staughton 2/2/45. JULIE LINDA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3211n/a381BG 535BS
42-3211 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 15/6/43 Pilot: Edwin Manchester, Bob Weniger, Marvin Smith, Bob Black, Jim O'Donnell, Lorenzo Darrington, Bob Harriman, Art Tucker, Tony Budzic, Wade McCook; Ret Amiens 14/7/43 coll w/FW 190 w/Ed Manchester, Co-Pilot: Bob Weniger, Navigator: Marvin Smith, Bombardier: Bob Black, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim O'Donnell, Radio Operator: Lorenzo Darrington, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Tucker, Waist Gunner: Bob Harriman, Waist Gunner: Tony Budzic, Tail Gunner: Wade McCook (10RTD); crash-landed RAF Manston, Kent, UK. Salvaged. {4+m} used for salvage and spares. T.S.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3215LINDA MARY381BG 533BS3000
42-3215 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/3/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-S] Ridgewell 28/4/43 Pilot: Martin Shenk, Bill Grant, Tom Keheley, Moses Hoppenstein, Shirley Goucher, John Sinclair, Mitch LaBuda, George Bardsley, Jim Sloan, Chas Brinton; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 w/Rich Coyle, Co-Pilot: John Wierman, Navigator: Bob Hassletine, Bombardier: Bob Baker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alby Seabaugh, Radio Operator: Pete Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan Mendoza, Waist Gunner: John Mueller, Tail Gunner: Louis Schultz (9POW); Waist Gunner: Ray Legg (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Magdeburg area, Germany. MACR 3000. LINDA MARY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-1742-3217GEORGIA REBEL381BG 535BS132
Delivered: Cheyenne 30/3/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 24/5/43 Pilot: Osce Jones, Seth Armstead, Leon Spivey, Chas Nevius, Jim Haynie, Joe Nicatra, Alf Haugen, Chas Newcomb, Shannon Early, Maurice Kelleher. On returning from mission to St Nazaire 28/6/43 a liferaft broke loose and caught round the tail fin, and with aircraft spiralling down out of control Lt Melvin Hecker, was able to tie the raft\'s lines to a waist gun, and using the gun as a lever, prised the raft loose and enabled the pilot to get the ship under control again. Not too soon, as two Germany. an fighters swept in to attack the stricken ship, but they were both shot down and the Rebel headed home OK. MIA {6m} Heroya 24/7/43 w/Osce V. Jones, Co-Pilot: George McIntosh, Navigator: Art Guertin, Bombardier: Chas Nevius, Radio Operator: Jim Haynie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Nicatra, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Newcomb, Waist Gunner: Alf Haugen, Waist Gunner: Shannon Early, Tail Gunner: Maurice Kelleher (10INT); flak, forced landing Vannacka, Sweden, but later freed. MACR 132. (First US bomber to land in Sweden in WWII). GEORGIA REBEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3219DEAR MOM381BG 534BS93
42-3219 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/3/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG Dow Fd 4/43 Pilot: Chas Ohl, Dan Hagarty, Harry Stralser, George Heinz, Joe Tanney, Mike Sikorski, Don Schneider, Gil Whitford, Dean Sword, Tom Scott; Transferred: 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 7/6/43; then 331BS; MIA convoy 17/7/43 w/Bob Powledge, Co-Pilot: Bill Alexander, Navigator: Lew Johnson, Bombardier: Albt Finklestein, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Art Hiller, Radio Operator: Joe Griffin, Ball Turret Gunner: Leo Schmidt, Waist Gunner: Everett Quimby, Waist Gunner: Gene Jones, Tail Gunner: Warren Hoffrman (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, two engines smoking and crashed Heligoland; MACR 93. DEAR MOM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3220DAMFINO381BG 535BS384
42-3220 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 28/5/43 Pilot: Harry Smith, Sam Hawkins, John Noonan, Lloyd Gwinn, Harry Blake, Judd Lischke, Tony Sylvester, John Jupin, John Elsberry, Julius Cosby; MIA {9+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Harry Smith, Co-Pilot: Sam Hawkins, Navigator: John Noonan, Bombardier: Lloyd Gwinn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Judd Lischke, Radio Operator: Tony Sylvester, Ball Turret Gunner: John Jupin, Waist Gunner: Harry Blake, Waist Gunner: John Elsberry, Tail Gunner: Bob Colborn (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Marksteinach, five miles E of Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 384. DAMFINO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3221WHALETAIL381BG 534BS
42-3221 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 29/5/43 Pilot: Dexter Lishon, Co-Pilot: Don Rutan, Navigator: Darrell DeBolt, Bombardier: Bob Gluck, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Canute Johnson, Radio Operator: Ivan Tieman, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Riddle, Waist Gunner: Clarry Madison, Waist Gunner: John Pedrosky, Tail Gunner: Bill Marques; sustained battle damage Kiel {5+m} 28/7/43 w/Major Art Briggs, cp-Dexter Lishon, n-Capt Norman McKay, b-Lester Schneider, ettg-Joe Labusheivicz, ro-Fred Smith, btg-Edwin Johnson, wg-Russ Batholomae, wg-John Kratzer, tg-Lt Claus Neeley (10RTD); crash-landed Thetford, Nfk., with three engines out Salvaged. WHALETAIL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3223HOT RIDING HOOD381BG 533BS
42-3223 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/4 Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 2/6/43 Pilot: Chas Hedin, Rudi Duncan, Frank Cappel, Dick Hanna, Bob Potts, Vivian Thomas, Stewart McDonald, Cliff Marhefke, Arnold Lorick; en route Amiens 14/7/43 blew up over Rattlesden a/fd, Sfk w/Chas Hedin, Co-Pilot: Bill Burroughs, Ball Turret Gunner: Stewart McDonald, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vivian Thomas, Waist Gunner: Ed De Cosmo, Waist Gunner: Cliff Marhefke (6KIA), Bombardier: Frank Kappel, Navigator: Don Hamm, Radio Operator: Bob Potts {3wia}, Tail Gunner: Rich Hanna (4RTD). Salvaged. RED HOT RIDING HOOD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3225A-LUG LULU381BG 535BS378
42-3225 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 6/6/43 WIDGET Pilot: Lorin Disbrow, Allen Chapin, Art Guertin, George Gaydos, Otto Bruzewski, Tom Crowley, Bill Kiniklis, Joe Walters, Ernie King, John Moulton; MIA {11+m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Loren Disbrow, Co-Pilot: Allen Chapin, Navigator: Dave Jones, Bombardier: George Gaydos, Waist Gunner: Ernie King, Waist Gunner: John Moulton (6POW), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Otto Bruzewski, Radio Operator: Tom Moore, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Walters, Tail Gunner: Bill Kiniklis (4EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd three engines, crashed Fexhe-Slins, near Tongeren, Belgium. MACR 378. CHUG-A-LUG LULU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3226LITTLE CHUCK381BG 533BS
42-3226 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-S] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Lt Col Leland Fiegel, Capt Art Briggs, Lt Clayton Greenwood {eng/off}, Maj Garfield Schnabel {medic}, Lt Carey Ballew (statn/off}, M/Sgt Jim Hatton {Ass/eng}, M/Sgt Albt Purchase {rad/op}, T/Sgt Leon Szopinski {Ops/clk}, S/Sgt Harry Cenker {pers/clk}, Lt Spencer Muller {ATC nav}; battle damage {1m} Antwerp 22/6/43 w/Inman Jobe, Co-Pilot: Jim Hudson, Navigator: Jim Bradley, Bombardier: Larry Potenza, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Kinley Lindsay, Radio Operator: Henry Klick, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist Gunner: Woody Englett, Waist Gunner: Tony Fox, Tail Gunner: Art Sieber (10RTD); crash-landed Nth Foreland, Kent, UK. on return from first mission of BG; Salvaged. 1/7/43. LITTLE CHUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3227n/a381BG 534BS661
42-3227 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/4/43; Presque Is 25/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Hamden Forker, Joe Kelly, Bob Hyatt, Keith Moore, Paul Shipe, Ralph Stease, Chester Shattuck, Ed Sobolewski, Harry Horton, Lin Chew; MIA {9m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 w/Hamden Forkner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Shipe, Waist Gunner: Ed Sobolewski, Waist Gunner: Harry Horton (4EVD), Co-Pilot: Joe Kelly, Navigator: Bob Hyatt, Bombardier: Edwin Vincent, Radio Operator: Chester Shattuck, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Stease, Tail Gunner: Lin Chew (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Meerland, Hol. MACR 661.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3268n/a381BG 534BS
42-3268 Delivered: Denver 18/4/43; Dow Fd 1/6/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell MESSIE BESSIE 3/6/43; re-named CAROL JANE; {1+m} Transferred: 413BS/96BG [MZ-Z] Snetterton 6/7/43; re-named BOOTS II; crash: takeoff for Bordeaux 5/1/44 Pilot: Jim Marshall, Co-Pilot: Dick Kostral, Navigator: Forrest Holland, Bombardier: John McCain, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alf McKay, Radio Operator: Theo Romanini, Ball Turret Gunner: Wes Schmidt, Waist Gunner: Otto Scheidegger, Waist Gunner: John Conlin, Tail Gunner: Kelsel Close {died next day} (10KIA); sudden loss of power and crashed a mile SW of base at Low Shrub Farm, Larling, Nfk., Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3362CULTURED VULTURE381BG 533BS2032
42-3362 Delivered: Denver 25/5/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/7/43; Transferred: 2 BAD Lt Staughton 7/1/44; then MTO 340BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 13/7/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; MIA Ponte Corvo 22/1/44 Pilot: Lowell Oberly, McDonough, Murphy, Iverson, Dean, Dorado, Anderson, Bauer, Rickard; crashed Ponte Corvo, MACR 2032. CULTURED VULTURE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3411n/a381BG 532BS
42-3411 Delivered: Dallas 1/6/43; Homestead 11/7/43; forced landing Prestwick Pilot: Peter Dustman 16/9/43 and ground looped; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-I] Ridgewell 21/9/43; {11+m} Transferred: AFSC 19/5/44; Returned to US: Tinker 12/7/44; Scrapped: Bush Fd 10/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3511n/a381BG 535BS4286
42-3511 Delivered: Denver 15/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned: 812BS/482BG [MI-K] Alconbury withy H2S 20/8/43; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 22/4/44; MIA {1m} Metz 25/4/44 Pilot: Andy Claytor, Co-Pilot: Roy Rice, Bombardier: Chas Middleton, Radio Operator: Walt Williams, Ball Turret Gunner: Dave Souder, Waist Gunner: Joe Connable, Tail Gunner: Ray Vitkus (7EVD); Navigator: Bob Chisholm, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nick Sango (2POW); flak, crashed Precy-sur-Oise, seven miles SW of Creil, Fr, MACR 4286.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3514DOLL BABY381BG 533BS1878
42-3514 Delivered: Denver 13/7/43; Hill 20/8/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 24/9/43 (DINAH MITE II'); MIA {18+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Billy Chason, Co-Pilot: Henry Mickelson, Navigator: Larry Walker, Bombardier: Americus Gentile, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Hydra, Radio Operator: Bob Wollbrecht, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Martin, Waist Gunner: Howard Greenwood, Waist Gunner: Tom Cobb, Tail Gunner: Steve Kudla (10POW); Enemy aircraft, #3 caught fire, crashed between Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany. MACR 1878. DOLL BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3522GREMLIN'S DELITE381BG n/a
42-3522 Delivered: Hill 21/7/43; Ephrata 4/8/43; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 7/9/43; Transferred: 337BS/96BG [AWJ] 7/9/43; 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 27/9/43; {16+m} Returned to US: Okmulgee 9/7/44; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/12/45. GREMLIN'S DELITE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3525n/a381BG 534BS4050
42-3525 Delivered: Denver 20/7/43; Hill 17/8/43; Assigned: 813BS/482BG [PC-D] Alconbury 8/9/43; was on first trial Oboe II sortie 11/11/43; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-C] Ridgewell 22/2/44; MIA {1+m} Eschwege 19/4/44 Pilot: Leslie Bond, Navigator: Chas Brumback, Bombardier: Germany. ld Hilton, Radio Operator: Bill Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Caserta, Waist Gunner: Anthony Darrington, Tail Gunner: Bob Batchelder (7KIA); Co-Pilot: Wilbur Mason, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Neal Clyman (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Stubenmuhle, near Frettenrode, ten miles N of Eschwege, Ger; MACR 4050.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3540n/a381BG 535BS1660
42-3540 Delivered: Denver 26/7/43; Dyersbury 15/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 20/9/43 LUCIFER JR III; MIA Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Warren Hess, Navigator: Dave Randle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alby Gardella, Radio Operator: John Regan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Macklin, Waist Gunner: Allan Ludwig, Waist Gunner: Phil Burke (7POW); Co-Pilot: Chas Smith, Bombardier: Bob Wernersbaugh (2EVD); Tail Gunner: Edgar Delp (KIA-died 12/12/43 of wounds, in hospital); flak, crashed Huy-on-the-Meuse River, Belgium. MACR 1660. BACTA-TH'-SAC.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3562n/a381BG n/a2929
42-3562 Delivered: Tulsa 2/8/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 10/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 21/11/43; MIA {9m} Oschersleben 20/2/44 Pilot: Kirch Cogswell, Co-Pilot: Bill Borrego, Navigator: Bill Meehan, Bombardier: Lorenzo Espinosa, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Leccese, Radio Operator: Frank Urban, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Durnin, Waist Gunner: John Kangas, Tail Gunner: Wilf Miller (9POW); Waist Gunner: Chas Duncan (KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Leipzig Knauthain, Germany. MACR 2929.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3563n/a381BG 535BS1721
42-3563 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 10/43; MIA {1m} Bremen 20/12/43 Pilot: Bernard Hollenkamp, Ball Turret Gunner: Elmo Schulz, Waist Gunner: Ira Walker, Waist Gunner: Homer Hutchens, Tail Gunner: Harry Good (5KIA), Co-Pilot: George Jones, Navigator: Herb Clough, Bombardier: Dick Hazelton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Riemann, Radio Operator: George Soell (5POW); Enemy aircraft & flak, crashed Stapelermoor marsh, 12 miles N of Bad Zwischenahn, Germany. MACR 1721. (first B-17G built).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37719HELLCAT381BG n/a1881
42-37719 Delivered: Long Beach 6/8/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 8/10/43; MIA (12m) Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Don Nason, Co-Pilot: Joe Byser*, Navigator: Tony Anagnos, Bombardier: Chas Fiery*, Radio Operator: Ralph Lab, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Buster Harrah*, Waist Gunner: Paul Stonich, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Beus, Tail Gunner: George Whitney (9KIA), Waist Gunner: John Lantz (POW-rescued by Urk fishermen); flak damaged three engines, ditched Enkhuizerzand, on Ijsselmer, Zuider Zee, Hol; * bodies never found; (Lantz returned when aircraft recovered from Ijsselmeer in Feb 1975, after a/c found in June 1966); MACR 1881. HELLCAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37721SUGAR381BG n/a
42-37721 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 1/10/43; battle damage Berlin 19/5/44, sal 2/6/45. SUGAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37730n/a381BG n/a1887
42-37730 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; MIA {15+m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Gordon Crozier, Co-Pilot: Sid Van Ness, Navigator: George Hannon, Bombardier: Albt Monaco, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Dideum, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Osborne, Waist Gunner: Gordon Giddens, Waist Gunner: Cliff Easley, Tail Gunner: Walt Purnell (9POW), Radio Operator: George Balmore (KIA); flak, ship exploded & crashed near Schlagen, eight miles N of Paderborn, Germany. MACR 1887.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37733PRAYERS381BG n/a4051
42-37733 Delivered: Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Pilot: D.H. Keller at Buffalo, NY 4/9/43 where navigator was killed when stepping from aircraft into still spinning prop; ass 813BS/482BG [PC-W] Alconbury 12/9/43 with Oboe Mk I radar; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 22/2/44; MIA Oranienberg 18/4/44 w/Harlan Soeder, Co-Pilot: Phil Mulhall, Navigator: Jerome Becker, Bombardier: George Grote, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Sedoryk, Radio Operator: John Boland, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Marushack, Waist Gunner: Alan Hawkinson, Tail Gunner: Milton Bailes (9POW); flak KOd #4, then #2 caught fire, crew baled, crashed Eldena, six miles SW of Ludwigslust, Germany. MACR 4051. PATCHES N' PRAYERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37760AVENGER381BG n/a
42-37760 Delivered: Denver 19/8/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-F] Ridgewell 20/9/43; after 6 missions trans AFSC, 487BG Lavenham; APH & Azon duties at Knettishall /44. AVENGER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37786n/a381BG n/a2933
42-37786 Delivered: Denver 27/8/43; ass 401BG Deenethorpe 2/11/43; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 21/11/43; MIA Augsburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Don Henderson, Co-Pilot: Jack Fournier, Bombardier: Nick DeRose, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Raoul Ramos (4POW); Navigator: Earl Wonning, Radio Operator: Boyd Burgess, Ball Turret Gunner: Anthony Korkuc*, Waist Gunner: Tom Hunnicut, Waist Gunner: Tony Bartolo, Tail Gunner: Dale Schilling (6KIA); turbo-chargers damaged by flak and attack by ME109, w/Curt Clemens of III/JG3; crashed Willmandingen, nine miles SW of Reutlingen, Germany. seen burning on ground by other crews of 532BS; MACR 2933. (* Nephew Bob Korkuc wrote book on this loss, called ' Threads of a Distant Past.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37884n/a381BG n/a2241
42-37884 Delivered: Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {3m} MIA Frankfurt 29/1/44 Pilot: Larry Mickow, Navigator: Roy Wendell, Bombardier: Hugh Maguire, Radio Operator: Julian Chandler, Waist Gunner: Ray Nersinger, Tail Gunner: Joe Fabianski (6POW); Co-Pilot: Bill Hennessey, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Glendon Pierson{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: George Ayers, Waist Gunner: Jack Dwyer (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Eppelsheim, between Worms & Alzey, Germany. MACR 2241.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37933SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYUSIUS381BG n/a
42-37933 Delivered: Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 1/1/44; battle damage Rheims 28/3/44 Pilot: James Liddle, Co-Pilot: Bill Bartlett, Navigator: Joe Scott, Bombardier: Floyd Hansen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Burke, Radio Operator: Clinton Word, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Ingram, Waist Gunner: Glen Holmes, Waist Gunner: Ken Schmitt, Tail Gunner: Emory Naha (10RTD) baled over Kent on return; crash-landed Lympne, Kent, UK; Salvaged. 2 SAD 29/3/44. SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYUSIUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37962BETTY LOU381BG n/a1876
42-37962 Delivered: Denver 26/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {4m} MIA Oschersleben flying as a spare 11/1/44 Pilot: Bob Saur, Co-Pilot: Frank Capobianco, Navigator: Phil Miller, Bombardier: Doug Warren, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Davis, Radio Operator: John Brogden, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Prestwood{still in turret when found}, Tail Gunner: Jim Jones (8KIA), Waist Gunner: L.T. Patterson, Waist Gunner: Bernard Keene (2POW); Enemy aircraft exploded near by and egine hit ship breaking it in half, crashed Mittelberg Forest, near Gellenbeck, six miles SW of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 1876. BETTY LOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37969OLD IRONGUT381BG n/a
42-37969 Delivered: Denver 29/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-L] Ridgewell 23/12/43; {54m} sal n/battle damage 2 SAD 315/45. OLD IRONGUT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37983n/a381BG n/a
42-37983 Delivered: Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 22/1/44; battle damage Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Rod Cahill, crew ' ; crash-landed North Foreland, Kent, UK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37986n/a381BG n/a2737
42-37986 Delivered: Denver 5/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-K] Ridgewell 15/1/44; {2} MIA Wilhelmshaven 3/3/44 Pilot: Bob Rogers, Co-Pilot: Edgar Mills, Navigator: Francis McGrath, Bombardier: Harry Taylor, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Meyer, Radio Operator: John Moses, Ball Turret Gunner: Elbert Casey, Waist Gunner: Philip Poch, Waist Gunner: Cecil Jernigan, Tail Gunner: Warren Taylor (10POW); mid-air coll, crashed Mrs Doojes' land at Lutje-Saaksum, near Baflo, Hol; MACR 2737.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38004MAN TUCKER381BG n/a4052
42-38004 Delivered: Denver 10/11/43; Presque Is 30/11/43; Prestwick, UK 7/12/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 6/1/44; {6} MIA Eschwege 19/4/44 Pilot: Bob Rayburn, Co-Pilot: Maynard Craft, Radio Operator: Don Peterson (3KIA); Navigator: Loren Morse, Bombardier: Ralph Simons, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Purser, Ball Turret Gunner: John Bristow, Waist Gunner: De Forest Main, Tail Gunner: Germany. ld Gerber (6POW); Enemy aircraft, the flak set wing alight, crashed Rohrsburg, NW of Frettenrode, Ger; MACR 4052. OL' MAN TUCKER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38009n/a381BG 534BS5799
42-38009 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; Presque Is 13/12/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 8/1/44; {12m} MIA Bordeaux 15/6/44 w/Chas Kelley, cp-Bob Disbrow, n-Frank Champ, tog-Sgt Simon Wilczek, ettg-Chas Brashear, ro-Howard Brooks, btg-Ralph Workman, wg-Alf Campbell, tg-Don Graham (9EVD); flak KOd two engines, followed by bad vibration, cr Coimeres, four miles SE of Lagon, SW of Bordeaux, Fr; MACR 5799.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38010n/a381BG n/a5176
42-38010 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 13/12/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 13/1/44; {1+m} MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Clarry Ezzell, Co-Pilot: John Nymyer, Navigator: Ed Adams, Bombardier: Bill Wilson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wesley Peck, Radio Operator: Lou Baker, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Harvey (7POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Harm Beninga, Tail Gunner: Carl Schaaf (2KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd #1, then ship exploded and crashed between Melchow and Biesenthal, 18 miles N of Berlin; MACR 5176. ('5178')
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38029n/a381BG n/a3002
42-38029 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/11/43; Syracuse 10/12/43; Presque Isle 15/12/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 1/3/44; {1m} MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Tom Pirtle, Co-Pilot: Paul Schlintz, Navigator: Milton Stern, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Cassody, Radio Operator: Bob Burrows, Waist Gunner: Jim Estep, Waist Gunner: Jim Warren, Tail Gunner: Bill Bull (8POW); Bombardier: Harry Cooper, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Kinney (2EVD-ret 9/44); Enemy aircraft, crashed Old Mill, Deventer Road, near Lettele, Hol; MACR 3002.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38045n/a381BG n/a2242
42-38045 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/11/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belgium. ast, N.I. 21//12/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-C] 22/1/44; {2+m} MIA Brunswick 29/1/44 Pilot: Bob Monacky, Co-Pilot: Joe Flood, Navigator: Bill Yake, Bombardier: Jim Light, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dale Gentsch (5KIA); Radio Operator: Elmer Hagen, Waist Gunner: Joe Grugan, Waist Gunner: Russell Meyer, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Berg, Tail Gunner: Pete Schenck (5POW); Enemy aircraft set bomb bay on fire, crashed Offenthal Estate, near Reichenburg, 16 miles SE of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 2242.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38061GEORGIA REBEL II381BG n/a4241
42-38061 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 2/2/44; {5+m} MIA St Avord 28/4/44 Pilot: Harold Henslin, Navigator: Art Guertin, Bombardier: Gene Arning, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Karr, Ball Turret Gunner: George McLaughlin, Waist Gunner: Clarry Williams, Tail Gunner: Ed Sell (7KIA); Co-Pilot: Maj Osce Jones, Radio Operator: J.W. Padgett, tg-Bill Blackmon (3POW); flak KOd #3 and ship went down immediately, crashed Avord, 12 miles SE of Bourges, Fr; MACR 4241. GEORGIA REBEL II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38079CARNIVAL QUEEN381BG n/a
42-38079 Delivered: Denver 6/12/43; Langley 12/1/44; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-R] Ridgewell 20/2/44; [46m} battle damage over target, 5/3/44 Pilot: Ed Price, crash-landed base. Salvaged. 16/5/45. CARNIVAL QUEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38102n/a381BG n/a
42-38102 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 10/1/44; ass 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 11/3/44; crash: takeoff to Frankfurt on first mission 24/3/44, at Bailey Hill Farm, Birdbrook, Ex, two miles from base; Pilot: Ken Haynes, Co-Pilot: Ralph Bemis, Navigator: Edmund Cusson, Bombardier: Barry Stahlecker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Sauld, Radio Operator: Harry Loparco, Ball Turret Gunner: Zeke Herrera, Waist Gunner: Ken Ham, Waist Gunner: Don McHaffey, Tail Gunner: Arthur Plows. (10KIA). All killed as aircraft exploded with wreckage all over the farm and orchard, while for many years patches of soil would not grow anything due the contamination by aviation fuel and oil.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38103OUR BOARDING HOUSE381BG n/a
42-38103 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Gr Island 29/12/43; Presque Is 25/1/44; ass 457BG Glatton 26/1/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 11/3/44; battle damage over Oberpfaffenhofen on 44th mission 9/4/45 Pilot: Mack Hughes, crash-landed RAF Lympne, Kent and sal. OUR BOARDING HOUSE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38117n/a381BG n/a6779
42-38117 Delivered: Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; ass 535BS/381BG {MS-T] Ridgewell 26/2/44; {4+m} MIA Tours 4/7/44 Pilot: Bob Bobrof, Co-Pilot: George DeVono, Navigator: Chas Cole, Bombardier: Bernie Goodman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Dell, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Polski, Tail Gunner: Tom Snyder (7KIA); Radio Operator: Clinton Word, Waist Gunner: Ken Hitchcock (2EVD); mech fault, crashed near Amboise, Persac, Fr; MACR 6779. TOUCH THE BUTTON NELL II. (Dug up by French archeological group in Feb. 1986 looking for Roman remains, via crop marks showing from the air, when a farmer pointed out that a US aircraft crashed in that field in WW II ).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38148n/a381BG n/a
42-38148 Delivered: Denver 27/12/43; Gr Island 12/1/44; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-K] Thurleigh 9/4/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; retUS Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/9/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45. MAMU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38188n/a381BG n/a5234
42-38188 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/1/44; Gr Island 23/1/44; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-K] Ridgewell 6/4/44; {21m} MIA Dessau 30/5/44 Pilot: John Monahan, tog-T/Sgt Bill Hoyle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Loebert Catter, Waist Gunner: Maurice Emanuelson (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Ken Cea, Navigator: Leland Haas, Radio Operator: John Valinski, Ball Turret Gunner: Jerome Granlund, Tail Gunner: John Bryan (5POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, losing altitude the crew baled, crashed near Koethen Afd, 12 miles SW of Dessau, Germany. MACR 5234.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38194BABOON McGOON381BG n/a5992
42-38194 Delivered: Denver 11/1/44; Presque Is 11/2/44; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell; {28m} MIA Berlin 21/6/44 Pilot: Art Bailey, Co-Pilot: Bob Irwin, Radio Operator: John Molloy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas. Campbell, Ball Turret Gunner: Walden Forke, Waist Gunner: Coral Highsmith, Tail Gunner: Alfred Paoli (7INT); Navigator: Lloyd Peterson & Bombardier: Erwin Brown (2POW), baled out and came down Friedland, near Berlin and became guests at Stalag Luft #3 at Sagan, on 2 July; Enemy aircraft, forced landing Rinkaby, Sweden; MACR 5992. The aircraft was repaired eventually flown back to base; retUS Bradley 22/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45. BABOON McGOON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39798BOLTS381BG n/a
42-39798 Delivered: Long Beach 4/9/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-L] Ridgewell 23/1/44; Transferred: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 17/7/44, then 838BS; retUS 1377 BU Grenier 24/9/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45. BUCKET O' BOLTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39808n/a381BG n/a
42-39808 Delivered: Long Beach 7/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 19/10/43; {4+m} MIA Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Harold Hytinen, Co-Pilot: Bill Cronin, Navigator: Rich Maustead{all 3 wia}, rest ' (10RTD); battle damage crash-landed Allhallows, Kent, UK, 3WIA; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 2/12/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39890RETURN TICKET381BG n/a5179
42-39890 Delivered: Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell 22/12/43; {17m} MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Carl Dasso, Co-Pilot: Bill Watson, Bombardier: Norman Isom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Oscar Wright, Radio Operator: Anthony Madero (5KIA); Navigator: Phil Barkett, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Williams, Waist Gunner: Marshall Rose, Tail Gunner: Chester Herron (4POW); Enemy aircraft shot off left wing and #1, crashed Wilhelmshof Estate, near Gratze, 19 miles NE of Berlin, Germany. MACR 5179. RETURN TICKET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39891n/a381BG n/a2738
42-39891 Delivered: Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 13/1/44; {3m} MIA Frankfurt 2/3/44 Pilot: Eugene Shultz, Co-Pilot: Howard Plemmons, Navigator: Art Reeves, Bombardier: Bill Hearn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hulivinski, Radio Operator: Hugh McHaffey, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Trapnell{died in hospital from appendicitis 2/3/45}, Waist Gunner: Nick Abramo, Tail Gunner: Chas Smith (9POW); Waist Gunner: John Farr (EVD); flak, crashed Nothomb, six miles N of Arlon, Belgium. MACR 2738.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39895BERMONDSEY BATTLER381BG n/a2935
42-39895 Delivered: Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 22/12/43; {12+m} MIA Bunde 22/2/44 Pilot: Lee Smith, Co-Pilot: Rowland Evans, Navigator: Leonard Meier, Bombardier: Harry Kaufman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Kemper, Radio Operator: John Zappala, Ball Turret Gunner: Lester Larson, Waist Gunner: Andy Manning, Waist Gunner: Reg Solway, Tail Gunner: Larry Eden (10KIA); Enemy aircraft crashed on Allhornsberg, at Hiddesen, three miles SW of Detmold, Germany. MACR 2935. BERMONDSEY BATTLER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39906N DROPPIT381BG n/a
42-39906 Delivered: Long Beach 5/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {9m} after a training mission 15/4/44 was taxying on base, pilot cut #1 and #2, fire crews arrived but ship burst into flames on #1 and #2 engines and wing; Pilot: Bill Bartlett, Co-Pilot: Lyles Nelson, n/Bob Hughes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rex Hintz, Radio Operator: Howard Prowse (5RTD); sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 17/4/44. SQUAT 'N DROPPIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39910n/a381BG n/a1978
42-39910 Delivered: Long Beach 6/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; slated 384BG Grafton Underwood, but Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS- ] Ridgewell 20/12/43; {1m} MIA Bordeaux 31/12/43 Pilot: Earl Duarte, Co-Pilot: Glen McCabe, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Jevons (3EVD), Navigator: Cornelius Heintz, Bombardier: Harry Grimball, Radio Operator: Joe Balech, Ball Turret Gunner: Howard Norris, Waist Gunner: Jim Martin, Waist Gunner: Albt Smith, Tail Gunner: Powell McDaniel (7POW); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Launaguet, near Chemin Boudou, N of Toulouse, Fr. MACR 1978.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39933SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYSIUS381BG n/a3343
42-39933 Delivered: Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 20/12/43; Transferred: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green /44; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: Charles Young, Co-Pilot: Chas Clark, Bombardier: Sherman Farr, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Koon, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Saul, Waist Gunner: Kenton Anderson, Waist Gunner: Bob Andrews, Tail Gunner: Joe Sujowski (8KIA); Navigator: Ed Wodicka, Radio Operator: Fred Buckingham (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Roedenbeck Barnstorf, due W of Aldorf, seven miles NE of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 3343. SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYSIUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39946n/a381BG n/a2936
42-39946 Delivered: Long Beach 14/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP- ] Ridgewell 22/1/44; {7m} MIA Aschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Hal Roling, Co-Pilot: Ray Bull, Navigator: John Jackson, Bombardier: Milton Soled, Radio Operator: Asbury Thompson (5KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Jemiolo, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Ruark, Waist Gunner: George Day, Waist Gunner: Othel Martin, Tail Gunner: Bob Eggert (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hillegossen, Leopoldshone, eight miles E of Bielefeld, Germany. MACR 2936.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39997FRENCHY?S FOLLY381BG n/a
42-39997 Delivered: Long Beach 29/10/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 13/1/44 as BIG MIKE; on mission to Leipzig Pilot: George Hansen, Radio Operator: Ed Senk (KIA); sustained severe battle damage on Rheims mission 2/5/44, but repaired by many volunteers over weeks, including fitting an F-model wing on a G aircraft. When it passed all tests, assigned back in action completing 100 missions, before returning to States, 121 BU Bradley 30/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. FRENCHY'S FOLLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40007HONEY381BG n/a
42-40007 Delivered: Long Beach 1/11/43; Kearney 13/11/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 22/1/44; Transferred: 533BS [VP-M]; battle damage Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: Don McMullen; crash-landed France 1KIA 3WIA 6RTD, repaired and back to base; {75m} b/d Mannheim 25/11/44 w/Henry Riza; forced landing Belgium. ium; sal 13/12/44. HONEY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40008BAR FLY381BG n/a3539
42-40008 Delivered: Long Beach 1/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; ass 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 8/1/44; {1+m} MIA Frankfurt 24/3/44 Pilot: Tom Thompson, Co-Pilot: George Bowen, Navigator: Walt Brozoska, Bombardier: Ed Neville, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Requette, Radio Operator: Libor Holub, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Hickey, Waist Gunner: Hubert Bollinger, Waist Gunner: Clyde Draa (9KIA); Tail Gunner: Rivaldo Cavalieri (POW) ; mid-air collision w/42-31490 (381BG), crashed Neustadt, Germany. MACR 3539. BAR FLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40011SCHNOZZLE381BG n/a
42-40011 Delivered: Long Beach 3/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; ass 534BS/381BG [GD-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; mid-air coll Pilot: 42-97511 (381BG) peeling off over field on returning from Aschaffenberg 21/1/45, w/Jim Smith, Co-Pilot: Bill Dernberger, Navigator: Chas Soper, Bombardier: Bernie McCudden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Peter Durban Jr, Radio Operator: Virgil Gray, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Wilson, Waist Gunner: Ralph Campbell, Tail Gunner: Walter Streich (9KIA); crashed in base area on approach. SCHNOZZLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40017AND MY GAL381BG n/a5385
42-40017 Delivered: Long Beach 3/11/43; Kearney 15/11/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 5/1/44 as ASSEND, re-named MIASSES DRAGON; Transferred: 535BS [MS-W]; lost #2 on return from Dessau 30/5/44 Pilot: Howard Yates, Navigator: Earl Reno, b/g-Sgt Paula Van Derzee, Radio Operator: Ron Founds, Ball Turret Gunner: Chester Erringer, Waist Gunner: Bob Cantor, Tail Gunner: Morton Ex (7RTD); Co-Pilot: Bob Klutho (POW- baled thinking control was lost); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Dixon (KIA) MACR 5385; sal in Europe 14/3/45. ME AND MY GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40025THE BUTTON NELL381BG n/a
42-40025 Delivered: Long Beach 6/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; RAF Valley, Wales 14/12/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 6/1/44; severe battle damage Nancy 6/2/44 Pilot: Henry Putek, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lifford French, Radio Operator: Jim Bomar, Ball Turret Gunner: Herb Burgasser, Waist Gunner: Vince Shortell, Tail Gunner: George Vinovich (6RTD); Co-Pilot: Alf Coffman, Navigator: Conrad Blalock, Bombardier: Harvey Christianson (3 bailed over France, returned later); an explosion near top turrent set off flares, forced landing Dunkeswell, Som., UK., a US Navy field; crew all returned; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk. 7/2/44. TOUCH THE BUTTON NELL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5725THIS IS IT381BG 532BS
42-5725 Delivered: Tulsa 6/10/42; Wayne 26/11/42; New Castle 24/12/42; Salina 9/1/43; West Palm Beach 17/1/43; Assigned: 365BS/305BG [XK-P] Chelveston 1/2/43 FLAPPER; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-C] Ridgewell 22/8/43; Returned to US: Homestead 13/7/44; Tinker 24/7/44; Patterson 26/8/44; Williams 19/3/45; La Junta 26/3/45; Searcey Fd 31/7/45. THIS IS IT!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5747HANGAR QUEEN381BG n/a
42-5747 Delivered: Tulsa 25/11/42; New Castle 27/12/42; Salina 3/1/43; Mobile 20/1/43; Assigned: 332BS/94BG /43 BUCKET OF BOLTS; Transferred: 364BS/305BG [WF-F] Chelveston 5/3/43; tran 535BS/381BG [MS-0] Ridgewell 22/8/43; {2+m} 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 5/10/43; 1BAD Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to US: Nashville 14/6/44; Scrapped: Altus 18/8/45. HANGAR QUEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5845WHALETAIL II381BG 534BS1724
42-5845 Delivered: Long Beach 17/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 25/5/43 Pilot: Capt Dave Kunkel {Sq CO}, Capt George Shackley {Ops off}, Elton Jukes {ass Ops off}, Paul Stull {eng off}, Bill Dailey {S-2 off}, M/Sgt Percy Casey {line chief}, M/Sgt Marc Blanchette {comm chief}, Lee Williams {inst spec}, S/Sgt Rogelio Valdez {pers clk}, Lt Jack Firestone {nav}; received battle damage on 6/9/43 Stuttgart w/Dexter Lishon and forced landing Peasemarsh, Sussex, UK; rep & ret to unit; MIA {13+m} Bremen 20/12/43 w/Leo Canelake, Co-Pilot: Harry Johnson, Navigator: Jesse Boston, Bombardier: Max Cisek, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul McDonald, Radio Operator: Tony Hernandez, Ball Turret Gunner: John Arrett, Waist Gunner: Rich Brown, Waist Gunner: Tom Phillips, Tail Gunner: Francis Belgium. rusch (10KIA); flak, ditched North Sea. MACR 1724. WHALETAIL II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5846TINKERTOY381BG 535BS1723
42-5846 Delivered: Long Beach 19/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Capt Landon Hendricks, Capt John Hamilton, M/Sgt Marshall Peavey {line chief}, M/Sgt Rhea Rutherford {radio}, Lt Ernie Murray, Lt Germany. ld Platz {HQ}, Lt George Kelly {HQ}, S/Sgt Mike Duffy {HQ}, T/Sgt Gerald Reisen {HQ}; MIA {19+m} Bremen 20/12/43 w/Dorman Lane, Co-Pilot: John Johnston, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Peanoske (3POW), Navigator: Everett Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Mitchell, Radio Operator: Alphonse Melchiorre, Ball Turret Gunner: Henry Cramer, Waist Gunner: Bill Hrapsky, Waist Gunner: Joe Fecko, Tail Gunner: Frank McDonald (7KIA); coll w/Me109, crashed Ganderksee, three miles W of Delmenhorst, near Bremen, Ger. MACR 1723. (A/c shown in film shot in Hers To Hold, w/Deanna Durbin). TINKERTOY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5847MARGIE MAE381BG 532BS660
42-5847 Delivered: Long Beach 17/3/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-T] Ridgewell 26/5/43 Pilot: Guerdon Humason, Alf Casaly, Leroy Hames, Bill Tsialas, John Ivey, Albt Parker, Joe Kralik, Frank Fabiano, Walt Anderson, Bob Cummings; MIA {1+m} Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 w/Theo Moon, Co-Pilot: Jim Hamer, Navigator: Steve Pritz, Bombardier: Bernie McNichol, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Ernharth, Radio Operator: Mike Fleming, Ball Turret Gunner: John Wheeler, Waist Gunner: Wilbur Alsheimer, Waist Gunner: Paul Mattfield, Tail Gunner: Howie Wood (10POW); flak, crashed Maastricht, Hol. MACR 660. MARGIE MAE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5878YANKEE EAGLE381BG 533BS1874
42-5878 Delivered: Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned: 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER'S BEAUTY; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Wilfred Perot, Co-Pilot: Dudley Jones, Navigator: Bob Weaver, Bombardier: Adelbert Faulconer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Jerinowski, Radio Operator: O.K. Daniels, Ball Turret Gunner: Phillip Ball, Waist Gunner: Walter Turk, Tail Gunner: Tom Graham (9KIA), Waist Gunner: Edwin Bosley (POW); coll w/Enemy aircraft, crashed two miles E of Heyersum, Germany. MACR 1874. YANKEE EAGLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-6012n/a381BG n/a
42-6012 Delivered: Long Beach 21/6/43; Alexandra 26/7/43; Pilot: Francis Flaherty (later 381BG) crashed four miles east Rocklands, Tex, 13/8/43; fire in 3 engines, all bailed OK. WO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97059MARSHA SUE381BG n/a
42-97059 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44;ass 457BG Glatton 12/2/44; trans 533BS/381BG [VP- ] Ridgewell 15/3/44; {48m} battle damage Cologne 12/12/44 Pilot: Ruf; coll en route w/43-38986, sheared rudder off, forced landing Belgium. ium, sal 5/1/45; MARSHA SUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97076DEE MARIE381BG n/a
42-97076 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 27/2/44; Assigned: 457BG Glatton 8/3/43; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-K] Ridgewell 15/3/44; landing accident at base Pilot: Troy Jones 31/12/44; {63m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. DEE MARIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97084SPARE CHARLIE381BG 534BS5918
42-97084 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA Tingry-Abbeville 22/6/44 Pilot: Sam Peak, Co-Pilot: Bob Petroski, Navigator: John Lundberg, Bombardier: Allen Osterberg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Murl Simmons, Radio Operator: Frank Welke, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Scharff, Tail Gunner: Max Rockey (8KIA); Waist Gunner: Dick Oberlin (POW); direct flak KOd #2 & #3, followed by fire an explosion, crashed a mile W of Epagnette, two miles SE of Abbeville, Fr; MACR 5918. SPARE CHARLIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97127CAPTAIN CROW381BG 535BS4867
42-97127 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 6/3/44; Transferred: 349BS/100BG [XR-J] Thorpe Abbotts 7/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Jack Moore, Co-Pilot: Bob Blais, Navigator: Ross McClure, Bombardier: Monroe Whidby, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry Heiber, Radio Operator: John Kidner, Waist Gunner: Jim Hunter, Waist Gunner: John Jedryck, Tail Gunner: Chas Mueller (9POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Wilbur Dishneau (KIA); flak KOd #3, crashed Georgendorf 12 miles N of Brux, Germany. MACR 4867.CAPTAIN CROW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97174JOANNE381BG 534BS5993
42-97174 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/2/44; Nashville 19/2/44; Hunter 23/2/44; Grenier 17/3/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 7/4/44; on Berlin mission 24/5/44 Pilot: John Williams was hit by debris from two colliding B-17s which burned off surface fabric of rudders and elevator, Tail Gunner: Jack Ross (POW- bailed out when he thought aircraft was doomed). MIA {12+m} Berlin 21/6/44 w/Roy Pendergist, Co-Pilot: Joe Lawless, Navigator: Bob Harvey, Bombardier: Eloy Heniff, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Malcolm Muir, Radio Operator: Herb Salzseider, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Wilson (7POW); Waist Gunner: Harry Lehman, tg-Byron King (2KIA); flak, crashed Wagnitzer Zootzen forest, 11 miles N of Nauen, Germany. MACR 5993. JOANNE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97214CAROLINA QUEEN381BG 534BS5181
42-97214 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 25/3/44; MIA {2m} Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: John Wardencki, Co-Pilot: Chas Dayton, Navigator: Willard Blackfield, Bombardier: Bill Morrison, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Warren Backelin, Radio Operator: Bob Miller, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Anderson, Waist Gunner: George Elliott, Tail Gunner: Harry Telzerow (9KIA); mid air coll, crashed Gratze, 17 miles NE of Berlin, Germany. MACR 5181. CAROLINA QUEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97214CAROLINA QUEEN381BG 534BSC
On April 8, 1944 while acting as pilot on ship 42-97214, B-17G, the landing great failed to retract electrically on take-off and was cranked up manually. On returning from the mission I tried to lower the gear electrically, but it would not lower. The engineer [S/Sgt Clyman] cranked the left gear down and tried to lower the right but it would not lower. When we came over the field and the squadron peeled off to land. I flew on out from the base and climbed to 4,000 feet and circled over the field and contacted the tower for instructions. I was asked if we had tools aboard with which to salve the ball turret. We did not have any, so the tower to me to stand by and Colonel Hall came up in an A-20 with a tool kit on a rope and tried to lower it to us. The bag broke before we were able to get it. He then returned to the base and got a longer rope and more tools. He lowered the tools to us and the engineer got them through the radio hatch. We then flew out to the channel and dropped the ball turret, returned to the field and made a crash landing on the runway.
Source: John Paul Deffinger Dedication - http://www.johnpdeffinger.com

B-17G42-97238OUR CAPTAIN381BG 534BS
42-97238 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 25/2/44; Presque Is 22/3/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-I] Ridgewell 6/4/44; MIA {3m} KerliNavigator: Bastard, Fr 8/6/44 Pilot: John Martyniak, Co-Pilot: Dick Kellum, n-Jim Manion, Bombardier: Ray Stewart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Darrell Longley, Radio Operator: Paul Stewart, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Jackson, Waist Gunner: Albt Fahey, Tail Gunner: Wayne Coffey; flak damage, ditched Channel 30 miles W of Jersey, (9RTD). OUR CAPTAIN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97265HELL'S ANGEL381BG n/a
42-97265 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Gr Island 13/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 27/4/44; landing accident at Glatton A/fd Pilot: Vince Peters 8/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. HELL'S ANGEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97267THE TOMAHAWK WARRIOR381BG n/a
42-97267 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 27/4/44; Pilot: Albert Cotea when taxiing caught fire and exploded base 25/4/45; Salvaged. 26/4/45. THE TOMAHAWK WARRIOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97269n/a381BG n/a5161
42-97269 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; trans 381BG Ridgewell 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 337BS/96BG [AW-U] Snetterton 28/4/44; MIA Karlsruhe 27/5/44 Pilot: John Zeigler, Co-Pilot: Joe Gold, Navigator: Jim McLaughlin, Bombardier: Aaron Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leon Sweatt, Radio Operator: Mike Lapetina, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Chusing, Waist Gunner: Bill Humbird, Waist Gunner: Sheldon Trusty, Tail Gunner: Max Thompson (10KIA); mid air coll w/42-102515 (96BG); crashed Vily-le-Bas, nine miles SE of Le Treport, Fr. MACR 5161.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97285PATSY ANN381BG n/a
42-97285 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell [GD-C] 21/5/44; {87+m} Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45. PATSY ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97313THE COLUMBUS MISS381BG n/a11763
42-97313 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 5/5/44; battle damage {51m} Cologne 14/1/45 Pilot: Roebuck; two bailed, forced landing continent; MACR 11763. THE COLUMBUS MISS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97315n/a381BG 532BS
42-97315 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgwell 6/4/44; mech test, Pilot: Capt Doug Winters, Lt Jim Turner (533), Lt Julian O'Neal, Sgt Hessle Buck (all 4RTD); lost #3 and #4, crash-landed and burned at Larkins Farm, Twinstead, near Halstead, Ex. UK 5/5/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97323SHE DOOD IT381BG 534BS
42-97323 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 21/3/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-M] Thurleigh 2/4/44; Transferred: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to US: Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45. BEGIN THE BEGUINE - SHE DOOD IT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97330n/a381BG 535BS10154
42-97330 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/4/44; MIA {33+m} Hamburg 6/11/44 Pilot: Julius Levitoff, tog-Joe Ward, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alf Kreutz, Radio Operator: Gil Menendez, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Gates, Waist Gunner: Tony Skrinski, Tail Gunner: Bruce Hillard (7POW); Co-Pilot: John Champion, Navigator: Joe Byrnes (2KIA); flak, crashed Rothenburg, Germany. MACR 10154. CHUG-A-LUG II (IV).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97357THE RAILROADER381BG n/a
42-97357 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 19/5/44; {57m} battle damage Germany. ersheim Pilot: Fawcett 13/1/45; forced landing continent, Salvaged. THE RAILROADER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97397UNAVAILABLE MABEL381BG 423BS
42-97397 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 25/4/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell /5/44; 100+m, Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45. UNAVAILABLE MABEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97442n/a381BG 533BS
42-97442 Delivered: Denver 17/11/43; Kearney 20/12/43; New Castle 2/1/44; Westover 7/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 21/2/44; {35m} damaged on practice mission 1/10/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD 3/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97454n/a381BG 533BS4932
42-97454 Delivered: Denver 19/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 13/1/44; on mission to Augsburg 16/3/44 Pilot: Rudi Duncan, Waist Gunner: Bill Yanzek baled out when fire broke out in cockpit-POW); MIA {29m} Berlin 19/5/44 w/Earl Sharp, Co-Pilot: Dorance Garner, Bombardier: Francis Britenbaker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jarrett Schoepf, Radio Operator: Bill Suchy, Ball Turret Gunner: Merrill Pennybacker, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Rutigliano, Tail Gunner: Follis Bratton (8POW); Navigator: Wayne Hardwick (KIA- chute failed); flak, crashed Adlig-Reetz, NE of Berlin, Ger; MACR 4932.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97471n/a381BG n/a
42-97471 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned: 457BG [N] Glatton 27/1/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 11/3/44; {1m} crash-landed base ex-Frankfurt 20/3/44 Pilot: Bernard Beckman, Cp-Capt Doug Winter{threw wrong switch - u/c coll}, Navigator: Dave Brophy, Bombardier: George Speer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Dirling, Radio Operator: Abe Levine, Ball Turret Gunner: Germany. ld Frain, Waist Gunner: Rob Rush. Weg-Bob Luth, Tail Gunner: Nick Rossi (10RTD); Salvaged. 2 SAD 21/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97474HOMING PIGEON381BG 533BS2934
42-97474 Delivered: Denver 26/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 15/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Francis Fridgen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Brennan, Radio Operator: Bill Reilly, Ball Turret Gunner: Garrett Bartle (4POW); Co-Pilot: Dave Waller, Navigator: Paul Ehrmann, Bombardier: Phil Palmer, Waist Gunner: Oliver Gaby (4KIA); Waist Gunner: Walt Abernathy, Tail Gunner: Lowell Slayton (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Ostendorf church, Opherdicke/Westfalia, Germany. MACR 2934. HOMING PIGEON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97503PRINCESS PAT381BG 533BS
42-97503 Delivered: Denver 4/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 13/1/44; crash-landed base Pilot: Chas Carpenter, burned out 26/3/45; Salvaged. 2 SAD. PRINCESS PAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97505THE DINGLEBERRY KIDS381BG 423BS
42-97505 Delivered: Denver 4/12/43; Kearney 23/12/43; Prestwick, UK 16/1/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/1/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; 100+m, Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/43; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. THE DINGLEBERRY KIDS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97511EGG HAID381BG 535BS
42-97511 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/12/43; Albuquerque 15/12/43; Kearney 4/1/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-K] Ridgewell 22/2/44; mid air coll Pilot: 42-40011 returning from Aschaffenburg 2/1/45 w/Val Crofts, Co-Pilot: Nicholas Tauro, Navigator: Seymour Sobole, tog-Ed Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gildo Pannacione, Radio Operator: Morris Shapiro, Ball Turret Gunner: Allen Taylor, Waist Gunner: John York, Tail Gunner: Milton Swarts (9KIA); crashed near base; Salvaged. 2 SAD Watton, Nfk. EGG HAID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97580n/a381BG n/a5444
42-97580 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/12/43; Oklahoma City 12/1/44; Homestead 24/1/44; Slated 390BG, then 381BG, but trans 353BS/301BG Lucera 3/2/44; MIA {28m} Wollersdorf 29/5/44 Pilot: Francis DeDomizio, Hinds, Bertuzzi, Adam, Patterson, Swenson, O'Leary (7POW); Lessera, Cohen, Wesley (3EVD & ret.); mech fault, crashed Kimmith; MACR 5444.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97589n/a381BG 533BS
42-97589 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Y] Ridgewell 8/2/44; battle damage Cologne 26/3/45 Pilot: Archie Nicholls (Wilbur Hawley'); crash-landed base, Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97653n/a381BG n/a6826
42-97653 Delivered: Denver 18/1/44; 1SAG Langley 13/2/44; Slated 381BG, ass 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/3/44; Transferred: 840BS/483BG Sterparone; t/o Gander for Italy via Prestwick, UK 7/6/44 Pilot: Mike Midinger, Co-Pilot: Tom Hawkins, Navigator: Warren Laughery, Bombardier: Chas Vavier, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarence Wallace, Radio Operator: Reg King, Ball Turret Gunner: Alan Pope, Waist Gunner: Steve Thorndike, Waist Gunner: Albt Fullerton, Tail Gunner: George Gihnaniki (10RTD); crash-landed near RAF Predannack, Cornwall, UK. (' MIA Nis, Yugo 15/7/44 w/Bill Kilpatrick, Brooks, White, Harrell, Wilson, Norton, Brothers, Brooks, Burney, Bowers (10EVD & return 26/8/44); flak, hit #1 & 2, crashed Nis; MACR 6826.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97661n/a381BG n/a
42-97661 Delivered: Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 8/4/44; Transferred: 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 9/4/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97714n/a381BG n/a
42-97714 Delivered: Denver 4/2/44; 1SAG Langley 7/3/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned: (H2X) 482BG Alconbury 25/4/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 26/5/44; 350BS/100BG [LN-F] Thorpe Abbotts 5/45; re-ass 108 BU Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp 27/5/48.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97828QUEENIE381BG 535BS
42-97828 Delivered: Denver 8/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Q] Ridgewell 28/5/44; {35+m} battle damage Arnsberg 9/2/45 Pilot: Williamson; forced landing continent, Salvaged. 4/3/45. QUEENIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97882n/a381BG 533BS
42-97882 Delivered: Tulsa 23/3/44; Kearney 20/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-K] Ridgewell 4/6/44; {81+m} Salvaged. 14/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97990n/a381BG n/a
42-97990 Delivered: Dallas 25/4/44; Langley 19/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: (PFF) 532BS/381BG [VE-F] Ridgewell 6/8/44; {24+m} Salvaged. 6/3/45; re-ass AF 30/4/47; 108 BU Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/48; Recl Comp 7/1/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37514MY SON BOB381BG 534BS
43-37514 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/4/44; Hunter 5/5/44; Dow Fd 17/5/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 12/8/44; {72+m} twice force landed on continent, but returned to base and survived. Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 26/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/11/45. MY SON BOB.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37536FRENCH DRESSING381BG 532BS
43-37536 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 20/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-C] Ridgewell 12/6/44; {40+m} RetUS Bradley 18/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/6/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. FRENCH DRESSING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37538WILD BILL381BG 535BS
43-37538 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 20/5/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Z] Ridgewell 29/8/44; {24+m} Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. WILD BILL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37543LIBERTY BELLE381BG 532BS
43-37543 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-I] Ridgewell 4/6/44; Transferred: 452BG Deopham Green 24/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. LIBERTY BELLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37549SWEAT'ER GIRL381BG 534BS
43-37549 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 13/6/44; Transferred: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45. SWEAT'ER GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37553FEATHER MERCHANT II381BG 535BS
43-37553 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell 27/5/44; battle damage {51m} Kassel 1/1/45 Pilot: Peters; forced landing France, crew flew home in C-47; Salvaged. FEATHER MERCHANT II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37560n/a381BG 533BS
43-37560 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 13/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 3/6/44; {66+m} Returned to US: Bradley 26/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37561n/a381BG 533BS
43-37561 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-J] Ridgewell 12/6/44; battle damage {53+m} Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Carpenter; crash-landed Woodbridge ELG, UK; 1KIA 2WIA 6RTD; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37598TOGGLE TESSY381BG 323BS
43-37598 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned: 323BS/306BG [RD-X] Thurleigh 9/6/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 15/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45. TOGGLE TESSY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37611FUDDLES FOLLY381BG 367BS
43-37611 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 12/6/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13//6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 12/12/45. FUDDLES FOLLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37612OLD IRON GUT381BG 533BS5991
43-37612 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Grenier 31/5/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP- ] Ridgewell 18/6/44; MIA {1+m} Hamburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Mark Dunkel, Co-Pilot: Ken Roehr, Navigator: Frank Kelly, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Aaron Kochel, Radio Operator: Bill Stoll, Ball Turret Gunner: John Pillotti (6KIA); Bombardier: Cliff Evans, Waist Gunner: Theo Schmidt, Tail Gunner: Roger Beaman (3POW); flak, crashed Eastern streets of Hamburg; MACR 5991. OLD IRON GUT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37657THE FOX381BG 534BS
43-37657 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/5/44; Hunter 22/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-I] Ridgewell 10/6/44; battle damage Brux 14/2/45 Pilot: Anderson; 4POW 6RTD (inc p); Salvaged. 4/3/45. THE FOX.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37675FLAK MAGNET381BG 532BS12810
43-37675 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/5/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 10/6/44 PATCHES; {55+m} battle damage Neckarsulm 1/3/45 Pilot: Price; last sighted St Pol sur Ternoise, Fr, forced landing France'; rep & ret group; MACR 12810. Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. FLAK MAGNET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37704BUTTON NOSE381BG 535BS
43-37704 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-J] Ridgewell 16/6/44; battle damage {17m} Cauvincourt 8/8/44 Pilot: Beackley; aircraft abandoned near Caen, 9RTD. BUTTON NOSE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37737SECOND YEAR381BG 533BS
43-37737 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 10/6/44; battle damage Villaroche A/fd 14/4/44 Pilot: Milton Tarr, Co-Pilot: George Reese, Navigator: Chas Gilpin, Bombardier: Ken Cagwin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Chadwick, Radio Operator: Dale Moon, Ball Turret Gunner: Lou Beneke, Waist Gunner: Ken Mason, Tail Gunner: Joe White (9RTD), on return detailed to Lt Staughton depot, Salvaged. 2 SAD 24/6/44. SECOND YEAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37791n/a381BG 533BS
43-37791 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 28/6/44; battle damage Cologne 18/12/44 Pilot: Pearce; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 5/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37852n/a381BG 534BS
43-37852 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Grenier 19/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 17/7/44; {22+m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37898IN THE KEYHOLE381BG 535BS8281
43-37898 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 3/7/44; Transferred: 412BS/95BG [QW-A] Horham 4/7/44; 19m, MIA Rechlin 25/8/44 Pilot: Watson Shepherd, Co-Pilot: Leon Hansen, Navigator: John Gregory, Bombardier: Milton Cohen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Kirpatrick, Radio Operator: Dan Cahan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Berry, Waist Gunner: Tom Eade, Tail Gunner: Earl Hinnah (9POW); flak, crashed Tutow, Germany. MACR 8281. BELLE IN THE KEYHOLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38114NO COMMENT NEEDED381BG 534BS10153
43-38114 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 6/8/44; MIA {2+m} Hamburg 6/11/44 Pilot: Dudley Brummett, Co-Pilot: Boyd Fox, Navigator: Alf Fox, Bombardier: Bill Barker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Dugger, Radio Operator: Leon Carmichael, Ball Turret Gunner: John Watson, Waist Gunner: Tom Lyons, Tail Gunner: Frank Horsch (9POW); flak, crashed Wittmundhafen, Germany. ; MACR 10153. NO COMMENT NEEDED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38153ON A STAR381BG 423BS
43-38153 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-G] Thurleigh 21/7/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. SWINGING ON A STAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38158SMASHING TIME381BG 534BS
43-38158 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 26/7/44; forced landing base 17/12/44 Pilot: John Rice; battle damage {27m} Aschaffenburg 21/1/45 w/Bradley; f/l Sauverne, Fr; Salvaged. 28/2/45. SMASHING TIME!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38376n/a381BG 423BS
43-38376 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 24/10/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38383n/a381BG n/a
43-38383 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned: 482BG Alconbury 1/9/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 2/9/44; tran 350BS/100BG [LN-F] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 5/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38412n/a381BG 367BS
43-38412 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/7/44; Hunter 9/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-T] Thurleigh 16/9/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38497THE JOKER III381BG 532BS
43-38497 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/8/44; Lincoln 21/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-Q] Ridgewell 20/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. THE JOKER III.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38550DAISY MAE381BG 532BS
43-38550 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 25/8/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 19/9/44; {27+m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/1/46. DAISY MAE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38683n/a381BG 367BS
43-38683 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/9/44; Hunter 16/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 3/10/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38711n/a381BG 368FS
43-38711 Delivered: Gt Falls 7/9/44; Hunter 28/9/44; Grenier 5/10/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-D] Thurleigh 17/10/44, then 423BS; landing accident Pilot: Will McDonald 6/3/45; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38771n/a381BG 534BS
43-38771 Delivered: Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 6/11/44; {25m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38780n/a381BG 532BS11341
43-38780 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 14/11/44; MIA {12m} Mannheim 11/12/44 Pilot: Leo Belgium. kis, Co-Pilot: Glenn Vaughn, Navigator: Jim Collett, Bombardier: Ross Perrin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walt Newman, Ball Turret Gunner: Lynn Laurett, Tail Gunner: Bob Rogers (7KIA); Radio Operator: Elvis McCoy, Waist Gunner: Durward Suggs (2POW); flak, crashed Mannheim; MACR 11341.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38802KONDITORI BABY381BG n/a
43-38802 Delivered: Hunter 21/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 31/10/44; Transferred: 381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45. KONDITORI BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38856n/a381BG 534BS
43-38856 Delivered: Lincoln 30/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 19/10/44; {7m} crashed Isle of Man, UK Pilot: Chas Ackerman, Edwin Hutcheson, plus passengers Lts Alfred Mata, Jim Hinkle, John Fedak, Martin Matyas and Larry McGhehey; NCOs Angelo Quagliariello, Jose Martinez, Herb Gupton, Harry Super, Edwin Ulman, Andy Piter, Joe Sullivan, Joe Gray, Ed Bailey, Ralph Gibbs, Andy Barbour, Wesley Hagen, Dave Lindon, Irvin Hargraves, Mike Kakos, Earl Ammermann, Les Maxwell, Tom Flaherty, Walt McCullough, Bill Geist, Merle Ramsowr, Wayne Manes. All 31KIS when aircraft hit North Barrule mountain en route Belgium. ast on a furlough flight 23/4/45 and to attend President Roosevelt's memorial service; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38898BLIND DATE381BG 534BS12295
43-38898 Delivered: Lincoln 6/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 14/11/44 HITLER'S HO DO; MIA Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Paul Pucylowski, Co-Pilot: Harry Yarnes, tog-A.H. Zichterman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Way, Radio Operator: Joe Noxon, Ball Turret Gunner: Stuart Mitchell, Waist Gunner: Earl Green, Tail Gunner: Bob Landes (8POW); Navigator: John Kelleher (KIA); flak, crashed Tutow, Germany. MACR 12295. BLIND DATE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38907n/a381BG 534BS
43-38907 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-I] Ridgewell 20/10/44; {26m} Transferred: 401BG Deenethorpe /45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38908n/a381BG 535BS
43-38908 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-L] Ridgewell 18/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38910n/a381BG 535BS
43-38910 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-B] Thurleigh 19/2/45 SALVOIN' SACHEM; Transferred: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 21/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 17/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38914n/a381BG 534BS
43-38914 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 17/10/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-B] Thurleigh 10/2/45; Transferred: 534BS/381BG Ridgewell 14/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38916n/a381BG 533BS
43-38916 Delivered: Lincoln 10/10/44; Grenier 17/10/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-B] Thurleigh 8/2/45; Transferred: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; Columbus 11/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38967n/a381BG 533BS
43-38967 Delivered: Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 30/10/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 19/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38977FRENCH DRESSING381BG 532BS
43-38977 Delivered: Hunter 27/10/44; Dow Fd 7/11/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-H] Ridgewell 8/2/45; {1+m} Returned to US: Bradley 27/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/11/45. FRENCH DRESSING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38983FORT LANSING EMANCIPATOR381BG 533BS
43-38983 Delivered: Hunter 29/10/44; Dow Fd 9/11/44; Assigned: 351BS/100BG Thorpe Abbotts 19/11/44; Transferred: 533BS/381BG [VP-S] Ridgewell 19/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45. FORT LANSING EMANCIPATOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38986n/a381BG 533BS
43-38986 Delivered: Lincoln 29/10/44; Dow Fd 2/11/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-M] Ridgewell 8/12/44; battle damage Ludwigsdorf 12/12/44 Pilot: Orcutt; slight mid air coll, crash-landed continent, crew OK; Salvaged. 2/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38998CRACK-A-DAWN381BG 535BS
43-38998 Delivered: Lincoln 1/11/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 19/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 16/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45. CRACK-A-DAWN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39012MISS FORTUNE381BG 532BS12960
43-39012 Delivered: Hunter 6/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 8/2/45; MIA {1+m} Kassel 9/3/45 Pilot: Paul Schermann, Co-Pilot: Earl Nelson, Navigator: Nick Drohan, Bombardier: Manny Miska, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick McLain, Radio Operator: George Gasparovich, Ball Turret Gunner: Garland Monzingo, Waist Gunner: Herb Houghton, Tail Gunner: Hugh Fitzgerald (9KIA); flak, crashed Fritzlar, Germany. MACR 12960. MISS FORTUNE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39025BUCKEYE381BG 535BS
43-39025 Delivered: Lincoln 10/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 17/2/45; {38+m} (one POW trip); Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45. BUCKEYE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39059n/a381BG 532BS
43-39059 Delivered: Hunter 19/11/44; Grenier 2/12/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 6/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39161SHOOT LUKE381BG 534BS
43-39161 Delivered: Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 5/2/45; {27m} Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 15/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45. SHOOT LUKE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39167n/a381BG 534BS
43-39167 Delivered: Lincoln 23/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 5/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39170n/a381BG 535BS
43-39170 Delivered: Lincoln 23/12//44; Grenier 1/3/45; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-V] Ridgewell 21/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39172LITTLE LULU381BG 532BS
43-39172 Delivered: Hunter 23/12/44; Grenier 2/1/45; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 5/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. LITTLE LULU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39174LITTLE JOE381BG 533BS
43-39174 Delivered: Hunter 23/12/44; Dow Fd 13/1/45; Assigned: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/2/45; Transferred: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45. LITTLE JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39300n/a381BG 533BS
43-39300 Delivered: Lincoln 2/2/45; Dow Fd 12/2/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 12/4/45; {4+m} Returned to US: Bradley 29/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39449n/a381BG n/a
43-39449 Delivered: Hunter 24/3/45; Grenier 1/4/45; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 12/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39452n/a381BG 533BS
43-39452 Delivered: Hunter 24/3/45; Grenier 30/3/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Y] Ridgewell 11/4/45; {1m} Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6020UNDERGROUND FARMER381BG 532BS7882
44-6020 Delivered: Tulsa 6/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 8/5/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 28/5/44; MIA Brandenburg 6/8/44 Pilot: Allen Webb, Co-Pilot: John Hayes, Navigator: Earl Grossnickle, Bombardier: George Gomez, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lendon Grisham, Radio Operator: Ralph Murkin, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Burt, Waist Gunner: Adolph Gonzales (8POW); Tail Gunner: Jack Patrick (KIA); flak, ditched Baltic; MACR 7882. UNDERGROUND FARMER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6025SO WHAT381BG 532BS5235
44-6025 Delivered: Tulsa 9/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-P] Ridgewell 19/5/44; {1+m} MIA Dessau 30/5/44 Pilot: Leon Zapinski, Co-Pilot: Othmer Widosh, Navigator: Dave Fuller, Bombardier: Bob Van Buskirk, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Webb, Radio Operator: George Pastre, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Wilson, Waist Gunner: Hamilton Harper, Tail Gunner: Don Harness (9POW); Enemy aircraft hit #1 gas tank, crashed Karow, 31 miles NE of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 5235. SO WHAT'
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6095FORT WORTH GAL381BG 533BS8906
44-6095 Delivered: Tulsa 29/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-N] Ridgewell 26/5/44; {30m} MIA Gaggenau 10/9/44 Pilot: Ernest Germany. ano, Co-Pilot: Jim Grey, Navigator: Dick Tierney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Spaniol, Radio Operator: Bill Shally, Ball Turret Gunner: John Diedrich, Waist Gunner: Cloyd Goody, Alex Donaldson (8POW); Tail Gunner: Harry Siders (KIA); flak, crashed Neibsheim, Ger; MACR 8906. FORT WORTH GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6115n/a381BG 534BS
44-6115 Delivered: Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Dow Fd 27/5/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-Q] Ridgewell 10/6/44; landing accident Pilot: Chas Houk 6/1/45; {56+m} Returned to US: Bradley 15/6/45; Sth Plains 19/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. ICE COL' KATY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6148SMASHING THRU381BG 534BS
44-6148 Delivered: Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 16/6/44; {11+m} crash: takeoff for Munich 13/7/44 Pilot: John Houston, Bill Scruggs (2RTD); Germany. ld Sullivan, Jim Welmsley, Bob Benward, Don Murray, Lloyd Jackson, Ken Spatz, Bill Cusick (7KIA); aircraft lost two engines during assembly and came down in railway cut at Gt Yeldham, near Halstead, Ex, UK; Salvaged. SMASHING THRU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6163PASSAIC WARRIOR381BG 534BS
44-6163 Delivered: Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 28/6/44; {71+m} Returned to US: Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. PASSAIC WARRIOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6173MISS FLORALA381BG 534BS13873
44-6173 Delivered: Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 28/6/44; MIA Stendahl 8/4/45 Pilot: Harvey Adelmeyer, Co-Pilot: John Frampton, Navigator: Norman Melvin, tog-Ed Dybicz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Dailey, Waist Gunner: Bob Cobb (6KIA); Radio Operator: Jim Hayden, Tail Gunner: Ed Houser (2RTD); flak, crashed Gottingen, Germany. MACR 13873. (last group aircraft lost in action) MISS FLORALA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6478n/a381BG 533BS13606
44-6478 Delivered: Kearney 16/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 29/9/44; MIA {43+m} Vechtal 24/3/45 Pilot: Bob Jankowiak, Navigator: Bill Garrett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim McGrath, Ball Turret Gunner: John Hensley, Tail Gunner: Stan Beschta (5POW); Co-Pilot: Phil Roche, Bombardier: Herb Levenson, Radio Operator: Oscar Moberg, Waist Gunner: Paul Berger (4KIA); flak, crashed Greven, Germany. ; MACR 13606.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6515n/a381BG 357FS
44-6515 Delivered: Lincoln 26/8/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned: 357BS/306BG Thurleigh 23/9/44; Transferred: 29 TAC 381BG Ridgewell 14/5/45; 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; no ops, RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6585COMMANDO CHIEF381BG 535BS
44-6585 Delivered: Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-K] Thurleigh 13/10/44; Transferred: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; COMMANDO CHIEF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6625PEACEMAKER381BG 534BS
44-6625 Delivered: Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 4/11/44; {35+m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45. PEACEMAKER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6809n/a381BG 535BS
44-6809 Delivered: Hunter 17/11/44; Dow Fd 2/12/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG (MS-Y) Ridgewell 4/1/45; {45+m} Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45. PFC's LTD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6814CHOO-Z-SUZY381BG 533BS
44-6814 Delivered: Hunter 17/11/44; Grenier 1/12/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 3/1/45; Transferred: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 23/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 14/1/46. CHOO-Z-SUZY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6883RAFAAF381BG 535BS
44-6883 Delivered: Lincoln 9/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Q] Ridgewell 22/12/44; last stabiliser in taxi acc 11/4/45 Pilot: 44-8826; ass BADA HQ Burtonwood, w/Fred Johnson in landing accident at Baldonnel Fd, Duiblin 12/11/45; {31+m} Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/12/45. RAFAAF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6908n/a381BG n/a
44-6908 Delivered: Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 22/12/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 4/2/45; Transferred: 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6950ALABAMA GAL381BG 532BS
44-6950 Delivered: Lincoln 28/12/44; Grenier 25/1/45; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 1/2/45 MELANCHOLY BABY; {16+m} Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/11/45. ALABAMA GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8024n/a381BG 534BS
44-8024 Delivered: Dallas 14/5/44; Langley 29/6/44; Grenier 21/7/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-O] Ridgewell 15/8/44; {15+m} Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 11/7/46; Recl Comp 7/1/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8036n/a381BG 534BS
44-8036 Delivered: Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 7/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 31/8/44; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8098n/a381BG n/a
44-8098 Delivered: Dallas 23/6/44; Grenier 27/7/44; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 1/8/44; Transferred: 849BS/490BG Eye 2/8/44; crash-landed base Pilot: Theo Edgerton 27/12/44; Salvaged. 29/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8175n/a381BG 533BS13607
44-8175 Delivered: Dallas 30/6/44; Langley 28/7/44; Dow Fd 21/8/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG PFF [VP-N] Ridgewell 17/9/44; MIA {23m} Feldhausen 22/3/45 Pilot: Capt Bob Fawcett (gp lead), Co-Pilot: Maj Bob Gotthardt, Navigator: Capt George Stone {only man in group with 50 missions}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Biglin, Radio Operator: Larry Russelino, GHop-Chas Banotai, Mop-Elbert Hiller, Waist Gunner: Stan Biskop, Tail Gunner: Lt Walt Scott (9KIA) n-Pete Kowalski (POW); flak hit #3, aircraft exploded, tail broke off, crashed continent; MACR 13607.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8196n/a381BG 533BS
44-8196 Delivered: Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 7/8/44; Dow Fd 10/9/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG PFF [VP-U] Ridgewell 5/10/44; battle damage {22+m} Berlin 29/3/45 Pilot: Bill Privett/Phil Saccamano, crash-landed base; Salvaged. 30/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8203n/a381BG n/a
44-8203 Delivered: Dallas 8/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 1/9/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 21/9/44; Transferred: 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; Sth Plains 13/7/45 Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8228THE ALAMO381BG 535BS
44-8228 Delivered: Dallas 24/7/44; Langley 17/8/44; Dow Fd 16/9/44; Assigned: 418BS/100BG [LD-B] Thorpe Abbotts 18/9/44; Transferred: 535BS/381BG [MS-L] Ridgewell 3/10/44; {7+m} 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46. THE ALAMO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8252n/a381BG 351FS
44-8252 Delivered: Dallas 27/7/44; Hunter 25/8/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned: 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 20/9/44; loaned 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell, {34m}; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83252n/a381BG 533BS
44-83252 Delivered: Hunter 14/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 24/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 1/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8349n/a381BG 532BS
44-8349 Delivered: Dallas 14/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-G] Ridgewell 2/11/44; Transferred: 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8350n/a381BG n/a
44-8350 Delivered: Dallas 15/8/44; Hunter 5/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 20/10/44; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 4/44; Salvaged. 27/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83512HEAVEN?S ABOVE381BG n/a
44-83512 Delivered: Tulsa 22/3/45; Patterson 14/5/45; 53 RCN Sq McChord 10/1/46; 53 RCN Sq Buckley 11/3/46; 503 BU Grave Pt 31/3/46; 53 RCN Sq McChord 11/4/46; 62 BU McChord 30/5/46; 53 RCN Morrison 29/8/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 53 RV Morrison 2/6/47; 67 BU Robins 9/11/47; 4117 BU Robins 16/2/48; 535 BU Ft Peperel 9/7/48; 1225 AB Ft Peperel 1/10/48; AMC Olmstead 14/1/49; 1225 AB Ft Peperel 23/8/49; AMC Hill 6/6/50; 3700 IND Lackland 11/9/50; Recl Comp 26/9/50. Was on display as PRINCESS PAT of 381BG Ridgewell, Ex. UK, but still at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, as 457BG, Glatton, Northants., UK., as HEAVEN'S ABOVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83624SLEEPY TIME GAL381BG 532BS
44-83624 . Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-F] Ridgewell 4/45 (last aircraft assgd grp); Returned to US: 1945 and became DB-17P at 3205 Drone Sq in olive drab/grey; retired in 1957and moved to USAF Museum, at Wright-Patterson, Dayton Museum as PICADILLY LILY. (Originally as 42-107112 with 381BG Ridgewell, Ex, UK, as SLEEPY TIME GAL). Now at AMC Museum, Dover AFB, Del. As SLEEPY TIME GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83872TEXAS RAIDERS381BG n/a
44-83872 Delivered: & Assigned: US Navy Johnsville 12/7/45 as PB-1W {77235}; Ass VX-4 Quonset Pt 5/47; Norfolk 4/50; Transferred: FAS 103 Quonset Pt 22/11/50; VX-4 Patuxent River 1/52; re-designated VW-2 18/6/52; Norfolk 6/53; VW-1 Atsugi, Japan 4/2/54; RetUS, Litchfield Pk 15/1/55; SO 10/7/56; AeroServ Corp, Phil 1/10/57, Civil N7227C; ACS Inc 29/12/61; Confederate AF Mercedes, Tx 22/9/67; restored as 533BS/381BG [VP-X], at CAF Gulf Coast Wing, Houston, Tex., performing at air shows. TEXAS RAIDERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8402n/a381BG 535BS
44-8402 Delivered: Dallas 7/9/44; Hunter 21/10/44; Grenier 10/12/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 19/1/45; {10+m} Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8516ELIZABETH?S OWN381BG 535BS
44-8516 Delivered: Hunter 7/10/44; Dow Fd 18/10/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-M] Thurleigh 3/1/45; Transferred: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 23/5/45 (35+m); Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45. ELIZABETH'S OWN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8520n/a381BG 535BS
44-8520 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 17/10/44; Assigned: 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 1/45; Returned to US: Morrison 19/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8526ONE MEAT BALL381BG 533BS
44-8526 Delivered: Lincoln 8/10/44; Dow Fd 28/10/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 1/12/44; {39+m} Returned to US: Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 16/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45. ONE MEAT BALL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8544n/a381BG 533BS
44-8544 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/10/44; Hunter 28/10/44; Dow Fd 10/12/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgwell 18/1/45; {8+m} Pilot: Alf Reynolds n/battle damage crash-landed Yeldham, near base, Salvaged. 14/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-85829YANKEE LADY381BG n/a
44-85829 Delivered: Dallas 16/7/45; Sth Plains 3/9/45; Rome 1/3/46; NAAF Mustin Fd 6/46 [77255]; USCG Elizabeth City 6/12/46; Inter Ice Patrol, Argentia, Nfd 4/47; NAS Norfolk 4/52; USCG San Francisco 10/52; Elizabeth City 3/54; NAF Johnsville 10/55; Inter Ice Patrol, Argentia, Nfd 1956; Elizabeth City 9/58; Ace Smelt/Corp, Phoenix 11/5/59 (Civil N3193G); Fairchild Air/Surv, LA 16/11/59, modified with cameras and floors plus nine new crew positions; Aero Serv/Corp 2/8/65; Biegert Bros, Shickley, Neb 11/65 (sprayer); Air/Spec, Mesa, Az 3/66 (tanker 34); flew to Hawaii for film Tora, Tora, Tora; owners re-named Globe Air; Yankee Air Force, Ypsilanti, Mich 7/68 and restored in 1995 as 381BG, Ridgewell, Ex, UK, now based at Belgium. eville, MI., flying as YANKEE LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8599n/a381BG 533BS
44-8599 Delivered: Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-M] Ridgewell 4/1/45; {31+m} Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8693n/a381BG 533BS
44-8693 Delivered: Lincoln 20/11/44; Grenier 12/12/44; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-O] Ridgewell 11/2/45; 535BS [MS-O]; {26m} battle damage Plauen 26/3/45 Pilot: Hawley; crash-landed France & burned; Salvaged. 3/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8779EVELYN ANN381BG 532BS
44-8779 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/12/44; Hunter 5/1/45; Dow Fd 27/1/45; Assigned: 532BS/381BG [VE-S] Ridgewell 21/2/45; {1+m} Transferred: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47. EVELYN ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8826n/a381BG 535BS
44-8826 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/1/45; Hunter 26/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 27/3/45; {7m} Transferred: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; landing accident at base Pilot: Cecil Starks 12/10/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 3/7/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8827DUSTY GAY381BG 534BS
44-8827 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/1/45; Hunter 25/1/45; Dow Fd 1/2/45; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 16/2/45; {13+m} Transferred: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 23/5/46; ass ti Sitres, France, then involved in taxi accident at Perrons Fd, France, Pilot: Royce Hopkins 27/10/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/3/46; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 7/11/47. DUSTY GAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8830SOUTH BOSTON SHILLELAGH381BG 535BS
44-8830 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/1/45; Hunter 22/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 12/3/45; {4+m} Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/8/46. SOUTH BOSTON SHILLELAGH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8831n/a381BG n/a
44-8831 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/1/45; Hunter 22/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; slated 381BG 5/2/45; trans All-Weather Flying Centre (Hurricane Hunters) Pilot: red tail, nose & wingtips and yellow nacelles.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8855n/a381BG 533BS
44-8855 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 9/2/45; Grenier 19/2/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 21/2/45; {3+m} Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8866n/a381BG 533BS
44-8866 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/1/45; Hunter 4/2/45; Dow Fd 13/2/45; Assigned: 533BS/381BG [VP-N] Ridgewell 17/2/45; {4+m} Transferred: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 5/45; taxi accident Pilot: John Hahn 26/6/45; w/John Gooch forced landing RAF Christchurch 15/7/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 1/4/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8950n/a381BG n/a
44-8950 Delivered: Dallas 15/2/45; Hunter 13/3/45; Grenier 26/3/45; Assigned: 381BG Ridgewell 28/3/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 21/5/46; Returned to US: Bradley 24/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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