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388th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:45th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:560th Bombardment Squadron
561st Bombardment Squadron
562nd Bombardment Squadron
563rd Bombardment Squadron
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Details:Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England in Jun 1943 and assigned to Eighth AF. Began operations on 17 Jul 1943 by attacking an aircraft factory in Amsterdam.

Functioned primarily as a strategic bombardment Organization until the war ended. Targets included industries, naval installations, oil storage plants, refineries, and communications centers in Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, Norway, Rumania, and Holland.

Received a DUC for withstanding heavy opposition to bomb vital aircraft factory at Regensburg on 1 Aug 1943. Received another DUC for three outstanding missions: an attack against a tire and rubber factory in Hannover on 26 Jul 1943; the bombardment of a synthetic oil refinery in Brux on 12 Ma 1944; and a strike against a synthetic oil refinery at Ruhland on 21 Jun 1944, during a shuttle raid from England to Russia.

Attacked many other significant targets, including aircraft factories in Kassel, Reims, and Brunswick; airfields in Bordeaux, Paris, and Berlin; naval works at La Pallice, Emden, and Kiel; chemical industries in Ludwigshafen; ball-bearing plants in Schweinfurt; and marshalling yards in Brussels, Osnabruck, and Bielefeld. Operations also included support and interdictory missions.

Helped prepare for the invasion of Normandy by attacking military installations in France, and on D-Day struck coastal guns, field batteries, and transportation. Continued to support ground forces during the campaign that followed, hitting such objectives as supply depots and troop concentrations. Bombed in support of ground forces at St Lo in Jul 1944 and at Caen in Aug. Covered the airborne assault on Holland in Sep 1944 by attacking military installations and airfields at Arnheim. Aided the final drive through Germany during the early months of 1945 by striking targets such as marshalling yards, rail bridges, and road junctions.

After V-E Day, flew food to Holland to relieve flood-stricken areas. Returned to the US in Aug. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col William B David, 1 Feb 1943
  • Col Chester C Cox, 7 Oct 1944

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

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 48

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1July 17, 1943VIII BC 74Rail at Hannover, Germany and aviation industry at Hamburg, Germany
2July 24, 1943VIII BC 75Ports and industry at three sites in Norway
3July 25, 1943VIII BC 76Hamburg diesel works, Kiel Shipyard, Warnemunde aviation industry1
4July 26, 1943VIII BC 77Hannover, Germany rubber factories5
5July 28, 1943VIII BC 78Aviation industry in Germany1
6July 29, 1943VIII BC 79Naval and industrial works at Kiel, Warnemunde1
7July 30, 1943VIII BC 80Aviation industry at Kassel, Germany3
8August 12, 1943VIII BC 81Industrial targets in the Ruhr
9August 15, 1943VIII BC 82Airfields in France and the Netherlands
10August 16, 1943VIII BC 83Airfields in France
11August 17, 1943VIII BC 84Aviation and industrial targets in Germany1
12August 19, 1943VIII BC 85Airfields in the Netherlands1
13August 24, 1943VIII BC 86Air depot and airfields in France
14August 24, 1943VIII BC 86 PART IIBordeaux airfield
15August 27, 1943VIII BC 87V-weapon sites in France
16August 31, 1943VIII BC 88Aviation sites in France
17September 02, 1943VIII BC 89Airfields in France
18September 03, 1943VIII BC 90Airfields in France
19September 06, 1943VIII BC 91Aircraft and bearing factories in and around Stuttgart, Germany11
20September 07, 1943VIII BC 92Airfields in Holland, Belgium; V-weapons sites in France
21September 09, 1943VIII BC 94Operation STARKEY: rehearsal for the invasion of France1
22September 15, 1943VIII BC 95Aviation industry in France
23September 16, 1943VIII BC 97Ports and airfields in France1
24September 26, 1943VIII BC 103Targets in Paris
25September 27, 1943VIII BC 104Port area of Emden, Germany
26October 02, 1943VIII BC 106Industrial area of Emden, Germany1
27October 04, 1943VIII BC 108Targets in Germany
28October 08, 1943VIII BC 111Bremen and Vegesack, Germany ship yards
29October 09, 1943VIII BC 113Industrial targets and ports in Germany2
30October 10, 1943VIII BC 114Railroads and waterways in and around Munster, Germany1
31October 14, 1943VIII BC 115City area and ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany
32October 18, 1943VIII BC 0Duren, Germany
33October 20, 1943VIII BC 116Industrial area at Duren, Germany
34November 03, 1943VIII BC 119Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
35November 05, 1943VIII BC 121Rail targets in Germany2
36November 11, 1943VIII BC 127Rail targets in Germany
37November 13, 1943VIII BC 130Port area of Bremen, Germany
38November 19, 1943B134Gelsenkirchen, Germany industrial area
39November 26, 1943VIII BC 138Bremen, Germany2
40November 29, 1943VIII BC 140Bremen, Germany1
41November 30, 1943VIII BC 143Solingen, Germany industrial area
42December 05, 1943VIII BC 149Airfields in France2
43December 11, 1943VIII BC 151Emden, Germany industrial area1
44December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas
45December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
46December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area1
47December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany1
48December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
49December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area2
50December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France
51January 04, 19448AF BC 174Munster City, Germany
52January 05, 19448AF FC FO 176Bordeaux/Merignac airfield1
53January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany
54January 11, 19448AF FC FO 182Aviation targets in Germany2
55January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
56January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
57January 24, 19448AF BC 191Zukunft Power Station in Germany
58January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area1
59January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany1
60February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
61February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards1
62February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
63February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
64February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards
65February 10, 19448AF 216Brunswick industrial area3
66February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
67February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany2
68February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
69February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area1
70February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany
71February 29, 19448AF 240Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany1
72March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
73March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
74March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area
75March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas7
76March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas5
77March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas1
78March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area
79March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
80March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
81March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area1
82March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
83March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets5
84March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
85March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France1
86March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
87April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry
88April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany
89April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany3
90April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
91April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany4
92April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area1
93April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
94April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
95April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
96April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
97April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany2
98April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France
99April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
100April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
101April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area2
102April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
103May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
104May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
105May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
106May 08, 19448AF 345Targets in France and Belgium1
107May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany2
108May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
109May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France
110May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets1
111May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
112May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station1
113May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
114May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site2
115May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
116May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
117May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France2
118May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
119May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany 2
120May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany1
121May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
122May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
123June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
124June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
125June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
126June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
127June 04, 19448AF 389Pas de Calais coastal defenses
128June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
129June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses
130June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
131June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
132June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
133June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
134June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
135June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
136June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
137June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
138June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
139June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France2
140June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
141June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
142June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
143June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
144June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
145June 26, 1944Eastern CommandTargets in Hungary; Frantic operation; landed in Italy
146June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
147July 03, 1944Italy shuttleRail target in Yugoslavia
148July 05, 19448AF 453Airfields in Holland and Belgium; Noball and rail targets in France
149July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
150July 06, 19448AF 456NOBALL: Pas-De-Calais v-weapon sites; bridges south of Paris
151July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
152July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France2
153July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
154July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
155July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
156July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
157July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
158July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
159July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
160July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W 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 France1
165July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France2
166August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
167August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France1
168August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
169August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
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 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany1
178August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
179August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany1
180August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants1
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 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest1
185September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
186September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
187September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
188September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry1
189September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
190September 14, 19448AF 632Aphrodite r/c mission
191September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
192September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
193September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
194September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
195September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany1
196September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
197September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany5
198October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
199October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
200October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
201October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
202October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
203October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
204October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
205October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area1
206October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
207October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
208October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
209October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
210October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
211October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
212November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
213November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
214November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany2
215November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
216November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas1
217November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
218November 11, 19448AF 712Oil and rail targets in western Germany
219November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
220November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard1
221November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany1
222November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
223November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
224December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
225December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
226December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
227December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
228December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
229December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
230December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
231December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
232December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
233December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines2
234January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
235January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany1
236January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
237January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
238January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
239January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
240January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
241January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
242January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
243January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany1
244January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
245January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
246February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
247February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
248February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
249February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
250February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
251February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany1
252February 17, 19458AF 834Synthetic oil plants2
253February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg2
254February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
255February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
256February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
257February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
258February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots1
259February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
260February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
261March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
262March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
263March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
264March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
265March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants1
266March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
267March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
268March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
269March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
270March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
271March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
272March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets1
273March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets1
274March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
275March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
276March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
277March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
278March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
279March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany1
280March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
281March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
282March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
283March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
284April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
285April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
286April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
287April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
288April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields2
289April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
290April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields2
291April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
292April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
293April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
294April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
295April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
296April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
297April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
298April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
299May 01, 19458AF 973Supply Mission
300May 02, 19458AF 975Supply Mission
301May 03, 19458AF 977Supply Mission
302May 05, 19458AF 980Supply Mission
303May 06, 19458AF 981Supply Mission
304May 07, 19458AF 984Supply Mission
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:143

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-08-24Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30230).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Humphries, Loyd P.
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: Stanton/ 1mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21943-09-16Aircraft: B-17F (#42-5906).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cox, Henry O.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: Shobdon/ 25mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-10-14Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30193).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Swift, Paul (NMI).
Notes: take off accident due to engine failure.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-11-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39806).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dewey, John B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51943-11-13Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30213).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Simons, Robert M.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Beccles/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61943-11-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37844).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bissonette, Riley F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Hethel, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71943-11-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31039).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Flanigan, Jack G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81943-11-30Aircraft: B-17F (#42-25905).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kelly, Paul J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Polebrook, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91943-11-30Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30241).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Keirsted, Belford J.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101943-12-05Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30350*).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Meyers, Robert W.
Notes: bailed out out of gas.
Location: Lands End England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111943-12-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37810).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: George, Mario F.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121943-12-24Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3295).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Givens, Montgomery D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-01-07Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3395*).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Franklin, Paul H.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-02-10Aircraft: B-17F (#42-5900).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: McLaughlin, John W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-04-13Aircraft: Oxford I (#DF507).
Organization: 452BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Penton, Gordon K.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-04-30Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3262).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Maple, Howard E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-05-19Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31242).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Salles, Donald G.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: East Dereham/over England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-05-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97352).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Schneider, August E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-05-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107165).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Salles, David G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-05-31Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3395).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Phillips, E A.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-06-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97132).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bryant, Clyde H.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shippea Hill RR sta/1mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-07-03Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6106*).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Saunders, Robert E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Bovindon, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-07-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102589).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: McArthur, Douglas G.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-07-12Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3291).
Organization: 561FS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Reed, Boardman C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-07-19Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30851).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Malaniak, Walter H.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bury St Edmonds/6mi ENE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-07-29Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6096).
Organization: 360BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: killed in landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-07-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97518).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Snedeker, Kenneth L.
Notes: killed in landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-08-13Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30778).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sutton, Leon C Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-09-14Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31996).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Larsen, Arnold E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-10-07Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30195).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Resch, Haarold E.
Notes: forced landing structural failure.
Location: Walnut Tree Fm/1mi NNE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-10-17Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8322).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Thomas, Glen J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-10-27Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8278).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sorenson, Peter G.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331944-11-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3518).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Barton, Thomas H.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: RAF Fersfield/Sta 140 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341944-11-14Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9129W).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cockerill, James J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Hixon England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351944-11-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97528).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Holt, Gerald F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Colerne England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361944-12-10Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97286).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Littlejohn, John N Jr.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Isle of Arran Scotland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8301).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sears, Rolland E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38385).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of .
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-01-14Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37953).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Tooman, Wilfred F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37806).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Thompson, George F Jr.
Notes: killed bailing out due to mid air collsion.
Location: Soham/ over England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-02-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37849).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Kuehl, Kenneth W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421945-02-16Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38504).
Organization: 562BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Beatty, Harry B.
Notes: structural failure,destroyed by fire.
Location: Continent.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-02-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97873).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Radtke, Maurice F.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-05-02Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37523).
Organization: 560BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Melehes, John A.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Sudbury/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-05-03Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97328).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Shute, Herbert C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-05-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39428).
Organization: 563BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Thomas John R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-05-17Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8683).
Organization: 561FS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cole, Harry J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Kettlewell/ 2mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-05-31Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38919).
Organization: 561BS / 388BG of Knettishall, Suffolk.
Pilot: Metz, Walter B.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Barningham/ 1mi SE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
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-17G42-102433n/a388BG 562BS
42-102433 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 7/4/44; damaged over Kiel 22/5/44 Pilot: O'Brien, rest unknown (8RTD); Co-Pilot: Harold Buck, Radio Operator: Foster Carlson (2KIA- in crash); crash-landed Laurel Farm, Catfield, near RAF Ludham, Norfolk, UK,; Salvaged. 24/5/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102434n/a388BG n/a
42-102434 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/3/44; Dorval (Montreal) 10/3/44; Assigned: RAF [HB783]; Transferred: USAAF 26/3/44; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44 REVEL'S REVENGE; battle damage Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: ' crash-landed Lesvillette, Belgium. 9RTD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102435n/a388BG n/a7746
42-102435 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/3/44; Dorval 10/3/44; Assigned: RAF [HB784]; Transferred: USAAF 31/3/44; ass 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; MIA Munich 31/7/44 Pilot: Jim Crider, Fred Gordon, ('nav), Bill Stewart, Chas Young, Ed Levy, Albt South, John Kreitzman, Gene Johnson (8POW); flak, crashed Legea, '. MACR 7746.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102485BARE ESSENTIAL388BG 562BS5316
42-102485 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/5/44; MIA Dessau 28/5/44 Pilot: Art Codding, Co-Pilot: Roger Withers, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Berg, Radio Operator: Clyde Waite, Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Joye, Waist Gunner: Larry Brown, Tail Gunner: Jim Mulder (7POW); Navigator: Don Chiles, Bombardier: Delmar McBeth, Waist Gunner: Tom Roskowick (3KIA); flak set off fire, crash-landed Groenekaseweg, near Meertensdijk, Hol. MACR 5316. BARE ESSENTIAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102488n/a388BG 561BS3634
42-102488 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall; Pilot: Irving Sainsbury, Co-Pilot: John Mehner, Navigator: George Scanlon, Bombardier: Germany. ld Frost, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Bradick, Radio Operator: Howard Corwin, Ball Turret Gunner: Bert Heinly, Waist Gunner: Doug Dalby, Waist Gunner: Chas Zellars, Tail Gunner: Paul O'Flaherty (10KIA); lost over Atlantic en route UK 9/4/44; MACR 3634.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102493n/a388BG 561BS
42-102493 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Bangor 25/5/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/5/44; battle damage en route Poltava 21/6/44 Pilot: '; forced landing France; re-ass 49BS/2BG Amendola, It; taxi accident with RAF aircraft 5/2/45 w/Dick Edelen; Salvaged. 6/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102559MY TRUE LOVE388BG 561BS
42-102559 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44 STAR DUST; battle damage Berlin 26/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Thionville A/fd, Fr; Salvaged. 9/3/45. MY TRUE LOVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102589n/a388BG 561BS
42-102589 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 30/4/44; MIA Munich 11/7/44 Pilot: '; flak, crashed Rtrange, Fr; Salvaged. 26/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102626n/a388BG 561BS
42-102626 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 26/4/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/5/44 THE WORRY BIRD; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 27/6/45. (battle damage Bischofsheim, Germany. 13/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 12/3/45. Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. OL' FAITHFUL.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102666WIZARD OF OZ388BG 563BS
42-102666 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 12/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [E] Knettishall 30/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Oswald 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44. WIZARD OF OZ.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102696MIDGE388BG 560BS
42-102696 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/5/44; used on Aphrodite training project; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/11/45. MIDGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102870CHRISTLIN DADDIES388BG 560BS
42-102870 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [P] Knettishall 12/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Fitzpatrick 21/6/44; Salvaged. 24/7/44. CHRISTLIN DADDIES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102946n/a388BG 562BS5315
42-102946 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/5/44; MIA Krzesinki 29/5/44 Pilot: Ray Callahan, Co-Pilot: Gene Kivett, Navigator: Jim Russell, Bombardier: John Germany. on, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Weitkamp, Radio Operator: Doug Clark, Ball Turret Gunner: Grant Taylor, Waist Gunner: Keith Hart, Waist Gunner: Chas Knox, Tail Gunner: George Klepp (10POW); flak and Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4, crashed thre miles W of Eilenburg, nine miles NE of Liepzig, Ger. MACR 5315.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102953SHY ANN388BG 563BS9380
42-102953 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 13/5/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 16/5/44; MIA Magdeburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Bernard Lord, Don Trachsel, Irving Podolsky, Walter Norwicki, Ray Bradley, Garland Vaughn, Chas Valente (7KIA); Bland Carter, Wesley Road (2POW); mid air coll w/43-38404 (388 BG), crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 9380. SHY ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102970GROPE AND HOPE388BG 561BS
42-102970 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/5/44; trans 25BG Watton 10/44; Returned to US: Cincinnati 4/11/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46. GROPE AND HOPE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-106989MISS ADVENTURE388BG 563BS
42-106989 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/1/44; McDill 14/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [Y] Knettishall 28/2/44; on mission to Liege 25/5/44 Pilot: Tracy Breed, Co-Pilot: Don Duclos, Navigator: Harry Kroneberger, Bombardier: Chas Larsen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tom Ingram (5RTD); Radio Operator: Rene Meriot, Waist Gunner: Orris Johnson, Waist Gunner: Chas Mitchell, Tail Gunner: Lloyd Neuhaus (4POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Stewart McConnell (KIA); flak hit set #4 on fire, some baled by pilot dived down to put out flames as return to base; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 16/8/45; Recl Comp 6/5/46. MISS ADVENTURE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107017n/a388BG 560BS5262
42-107017 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 1/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/44; MIA Liege 25/5/44 Pilot: Bill Warren, Bombardier: Jerome Fontaine (2KIA); Navigator: Gene McClellan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Oakley Anderson, Ball Turret Gunner: Russell Field, Waist Gunner: Sterley Clayton, Waist Gunner: Clarry Peatross, Tail Gunner: Art Luckanish (6POW); Co-Pilot: Chas Hildebrandt, Radio Operator: Harry Smith (2EVD); flak, crashed Campneuseville, 15 miles NW of Poix-Picardie, Fr. MACR 5262.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107061OF MY HEART388BG 561BS4581
42-107061 Delivered: Tulsa 9/2/44; Gr Island 18/2/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; MIA Laon 8/5/44 Pilot: Searl Pickett, Co-Pilot: Bob Roan, Navigator: Bob Shields, Bombardier: Mervin Jacobs, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Abar (5POW); Radio Operator: Harry Woods, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren McLaughlin, Waist Gunner: Ed Hoffpauir, Waist Gunner: John Hollish, Tail Gunner: Bill Hege (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed on Bremen road 15 miles E of Hoya, Germany. MACR 4581. PEG OF MY HEART.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107076n/a388BG 563BS3656
42-107076 Delivered: Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Vince Sundstrom, Co-Pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Norman Gallagher, Radio Operator: John Rose, Ball Turret Gunner: Sid Schneider, Waist Gunner: Phil Scriffignano, Waist Gunner: Adolph Waluck, Tail Gunner: Gene Budzbanewski (10KIA); flak, crashed into sea seven miles SE of Nykobing, near Boto, Den. MACR 3656.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107085LITTLE CHUM388BG 562BS8908
42-107085 Delivered: Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; MIA Magdeburg 12/9/44 Pilot: Gene Creagh (KIA); Capt Lucian Taylor, Don Nicholson, Mitch Boumkana, Carl Deitzler, Stan Yaskiewicz, Bob Scanlon, George Wilkinson, Paul Breitenstine {tg}, John O'Farity {photos} (9POW); flak, crashed Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 8908. LITTLE CHUM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107134ROUND TRIP388BG 563BS
42-107134 Delivered: Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Presque Is 5/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [O] Knettishall 6/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Gaylon 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44. ROUND TRIP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107160LITTLE JOE388BG 562BS
42-107160 Delivered: Tulsa 9/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG [S] Knettishall 20/4/44; MIA Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: W.T. White, Co-Pilot: G.A. Ludwig, Navigator: J.D. Bowser, Bombardier: J. Pakiz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: R. Anzalone, Radio Operator: A.B. Perry, Ball Turret Gunner: P. Hauschild, Waist Gunner: R. Fritzley, Waist Gunner: E.R. Harris, Tail Gunner: K.R. Haws (10RTD); ditched North Sea 25 Miles off Gt Yarmouth, all rescued by nearby minesweeper. LITTLE JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107165PAULA SUE388BG 563BS
42-107165 Delivered: Tulsa 9/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44; returned early from mission to Liepzig 28/5/44 Pilot: Don Salles, Co-Pilot: Homer Andrews, Navigator: Jack Bruce, Bombardier: Tom Matthews, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Robison, Radio Operator: Germany. is Hartle, Ball Turret Gunner: Norman Powell, Waist Gunner: Rocko Garzarelli, Waist Gunner: Frank Serio, Tail Gunner: Harry Knoche (10RTD); on landing cp raised u/c in error causing severe damage; Salvaged. 30/5/44. PAULA SUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107202OF THE BRAWL388BG 563BS8287
42-107202 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44; MIA Ruhland 24/8/44 Pilot: Edwards; flak, crashed Prague, Czech; 5KIA 4POW; MACR 8287. BELLE OF THE BRAWL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29593n/a388BG n/a
42-29593 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/1/43; ass 563BS/388BG Gowen 24/12/42; take off accident 9/2/43 Pilot: Bob Sattherwhite, rep.; Wendover 20/2/43; Geiger 12/5/43; Moses Lake 4/6/43; w/John Whedbee crashed Drew Fd 24/3/44; WO 25/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30177n/a388BG 562BS
42-30177 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 27/4/43; Cheyenne 2/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 as CHARLENE; {15m} Transferred: RCM 803BS Sculthorpe 19/1/44; Oulton 16/5/44; 36BS Cheddington 14/8/44; Alconbury 3/45. Given by Ike to French Gen. Pierre Koenig 17/12/45; re-named BIR-HACKEIM and had tail shot up during Cold War en route to Berlin; 1953 sold to IGN as F-GBSG at Creil until 1960s. WO 1973.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30189LA CHIQUITA388BG 563BS3067
42-30189 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [--U] Knettishall 23/6/43; MIA Hanover 26/7/43 Pilot: Jim Gunn, Co-Pilot: John Brown, Navigator: Harry Van Anda, Bombardier: Eloy Baca, Ball Turret Gunner: Dwight Babcock, Waist Gunner: Frank Guardino, Waist Gunner: Jerome Reese, Tail Gunner: Evert Breeden (8POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Fuller{wia died in hospital 27/8/43}, Radio Operator: Earl Switzer{drowned} (2KIA); flak hit on return, crashed Kleinheide, N of Emden, Germany. MACR 3067. LA CHIQUITA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30193HARD LUCK388BG 561BS
42-30193 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 14/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 15/6/43; crash: takeoff for Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Paul Swift, Co-Pilot: Cecil Tipper, Navigator: Paul Arbon, Bombardier: Otto Bowman{inj}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bertil Erickson, Radio Operator: John Taylor, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Molinari, Waist Gunner: Tom Norton, Waist Gunner: Don Van Cundy, Tail Gunner: Bob bPonton, pass-Colie Emlyn (11RTD), Salvaged. HARD LUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30195BLIND DATE388BG 560BS
42-30195 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 16/6/43; [66m] crash: takeoff for Bohlen oil depot 7/10/44 Pilot: Harry Resch, Co-Pilot: Jim Fraser, Navigator: George Miner, Bombardier: Don Sjaardema, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Buckles, Radio Operator: Herb Jacobs, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Checcia, Waist Gunner: Archie Gollen; Tail Gunner: Chester Mitchell (9RTD); engine caught fire, bellied in at Walpole, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. (first in group to 75 missions and last known B-17F to be used on daylight mission); BLIND DATE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30201n/a388BG 560BS3124
42-30201 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 7/5/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/6/43 TIGER GIRL; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Earl Melville, Radio Operator: Frank Aldenhoevel, Waist Gunner: Bill Borchert, Tail Gunner: Walt Creamer (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Stone, Navigator: John Pronek, Bombardier: Bill Pastrick, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Lotter, Ball Turret Gunner: Morris Wickersham, Waist Gunner: Bernard Tuvman (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Voves, 12 miles SE of Chartres, Fr; MACR 3124. SHEDONWANNA '
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30202n/a388BG 563BS3125
42-30202 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Dow Fd 18/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall; MIA Kassel 30/7/43 Pilot: Earl Pickard, Bob Hoke, Wallace Soderberg, Orville Lewis, Walt Togel, Sam Tucker, Ralph May, Don Boyd, Harlan Oakberg (9POW); Billy Hooker (EVD); flak, crashed Liege, Belgium. MACR 3125.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30203SHACK-UP388BG 560BS3126
42-30203 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 23/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Roy Mohr, Co-Pilot: Elmer Schultz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hartzell Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernard Becker (4KIA); Navigator: Jim Shilliday, Bombardier: Roland Marean, Radio Operator: Halleck Hasson, Waist Gunner: Bob Wallin, Waist Gunner: Rodric Beckham, Tail Gunner: Bob Ammarell{later repatriated} (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Goudray, Fr; MACR 3126. SHACK-UP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30205BETSY388BG 563BS
42-30205 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; on noNavigator: operational flight 13/10/43 crashed just off runway; Pilot: Rodney Doe, Co-Pilot: Pete Musulin, n-Fred Bergman, Pvt Walter Nolan (4KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Stanton (RTD); Salvaged. 30/1/44. BATTLIN' BETSY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30207BIG RED388BG 561BS3540
42-30207 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; MIA Bordeaux 27/3/44 Pilot: Julius Lenderman, Co-Pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3POW); Navigator: John Carroll, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herman Hermanson (2EVD); Radio Operator: Blair Harman, Ball Turret Gunner: Lou Mizera, Waist Gunner: George Schartzkopf, Waist Gunner: Joe Kapec, Tail Gunner: George Hewett (5KIA); flare set off fire in radio room, circled & crashed La Gombretiere, Aizenay, nine miles NW of La Roche-sur-Yon, 17 miles S of Nantes, Fr. MACR 3540. BIG RED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30208n/a388BG 563BS3142
42-30208 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Hanover 30/7/43 Pilot: Earl Pickard, Co-Pilot: Billy Hooker, Navigator: Bob Hoke{evaded capture until he was betrayed 15/4/44}, Bombardier: Wallace Soderberg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Orville Lewis, Radio Operator: Walt Togel, Ball Turret Gunner: Harlan Oakburg, Waist Gunner: Ralph May, Waist Gunner: Sam Tucker, Tail Gunner: Don Boyd (10POW); flak KO'd #1, crew bailed, ship crashed Berlaar, near Lier, Belgium. MACR 3142.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30209WEE BONNIE II388BG 561BS
42-30209 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [--U] Knettishall 14/6/43; MIA Hanover 26/7/43 Pilot: Al Porter, Bombardier: Vernon Adams, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Moffitt, Radio Operator: John Ash, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Mallicote, foto-Alphonse Fulchine (6POW); Co-Pilot: Harry Thompson, Navigator: Henry Rowland, Waist Gunner: Clem Mezzanotte, Waist Gunner: Rosswell Miller, Tail Gunner: Ivan Schraeder (5EVD); flak hit beteeen #1 & #2, crashed Houilles, 10 miles NW of Paris. No MACR. WEE BONNIE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30210n/a388BG 561BS3264
42-30210 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [--W] Knettishall 15/6/43; MIA Kassel 30/7/43 Pilot: Chas Penn, Bombardier: Frank Pelkowski, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Spiga, Ball Turret Gunner: Roland Jacobson, Waist Gunner: Julius Colonna, Waist Gunner: Marion O'Neal, Tail Gunner: Jim Pacella (7POW); Co-Pilot: Dick Washbourne, Navigator: Jim Berryhill, Radio Operator: Bill Nadler (3KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft crashed Nettersheim, 15 miles SW of Eukirchen, Germany. ; MACR 3264.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30212QUARTERBACK388BG 562BS
42-30212 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Transferred: APH, MIA Watten 6/8/44 Pilot: Lt J. Andrecheck & T/Sgt R. Healy. QUARTERBACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30213LI'L ONE388BG 562BS
42-30213 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/43; crash: takeoff for Bremen after encountering mechanical problems 13/11/43 Pilot: Bob Simons, Co-Pilot: Alvin Marcus, Navigator: Bob Gudgel, Bombardier: John Pond, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ira Mooney, Radio Operator: Erwin Rehder {wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Giangreco, Waist Gunner: Bill Thompson, Waist Gunner: Bob Pardue, Tail Gunner: Chas Hash (10RTD); crash-landed East Wretham, Nfk; UK. Salvaged. LI'L ONE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30214n/a388BG 560BS3141
42-30214 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall [ -M] 26/6/43; MIA Gdynia 9/10/43 Pilot: Henry Nagorka, John Leverone, Mike Mahoney, Francis Antalek, Bill Caruso, John Dugan (6POW); Gil Parker, Ed Keisler, Bob Blankenburg, Wilbur Quinn (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Nth Sea; MACR 3141. IZA ANGEL II. (' To Watton 1/3/44; Returned to US: Patterson 27/6/44; Salvaged. Patterson 24/2/45. Named just IZA ANGEL.')
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30215SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS II388BG 560BS3127
42-30215 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43;Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Osnabruck 11/1/44 Pilot: Lou Carpentier, Co-Pilot: Don Davidson, Navigator: George Dustin, Bombardier: Joe Rizzo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Hall, Radio Operator: Bill Burns, Ball Turret Gunner: Rod Nelson, Waist Gunner: Paul Young, Tail Gunner: Joe Kozlowski (9POW); mech problem on return #2 feathered, crashed Flakenholz, seven miles W of Hamelin, Germany. MACR 3127. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30216JOHNNIE388BG 563BS3128
42-30216 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [--S] Knettishall 18/6/43; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: Ralph Swanson, Co-Pilot: Harry Erickson, Navigator: Chas Bergheimer, Bombardier: Norvell Nystrom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Phil Kinder, Radio Operator: Fred Ward, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Shaw, Waist Gunner: Dick Lambrecht, Waist Gunner: Chas McMenamin, Tail Gunner: Bill Deane (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Banteln, near Elze, S of Hanover, Germany. MACR 3128. JOHNNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30217IMPATIENT VIRGIN388BG 560BS
42-30217 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 16/6/43 IZA BLUE; detailed Duren 20/10/43 Pilot: Bob Simmons, crew ', (10RTD); but recalled due to extreme weather, eventually getting lost until spotting small airfield near Lichfield, Staffs, and needed seven attempts to land in meadow beyond runway, hitting tree and wrecked aircraft; Salvaged. IMPATIENT VIRGIN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30222LONE WOLF388BG 563BS3129
42-30222 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 10/6/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Alf Kramer, Co-Pilot: Arthur Swap, Bombardier: Bob Burnett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Merl Martin, Radio Operator: Allen Priebe, Waist Gunner: Bill Vickless, Waist Gunner: Walt Soukup (7EVD); Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Thomas, Tail Gunner: Bill Chapman (2KIA); Navigator: Dick Bowman (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Longsols, 12 miles NE of Troyes, Fr; MACR 3129. LONE WOLF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30224n/a388BG 560BS3130
42-30224 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 12/5/43; Patterson 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [--G] Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Hanvover 26/7/43 Pilot: Earl Horn, Bombardier: Bob Bailey, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Baker, Radio Operator: Everett Hobbs, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Whittaker, Waist Gunner: Sam DeGeorgio, Waist Gunner: Horace Hoffman (7POW); Co-Pilot: Don Wetherbee, Navigator: Irving Cohen, Oliver Deckard (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Deckbergen, 30 SW of Hannover, Germany. MACR 3130.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30225MISTER YANK388BG 562BS3131
42-30225 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 2/7/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG [--J] Knettishall 1/7/43; MIA Hanover 27/7/43 Pilot: John Denton, Co-Pilot: Nathan Fair, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Hayman, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Cordts, Waist Gunner: Tom Kennedy, Tail Gunner: Chas Scott (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Davis, Bombardier: Ed Basham, Radio Operator: Frank Glose, Waist Gunner: Ivan Walter (4POW); flak KO'd #3 & set ship on fire, crashed on airfield at Vechtal, near Aurich, Germany. MACR 3131. MISTER YANK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30228n/a388BG n/a
42-30228 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Assigned: 388BG, crash-landed Casper 10/6/43; WO 16/6/43; Salvaged. 19/11/44; Recl Comp 17/9/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30229n/a388BG 563BS4
42-30229 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 18/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG, t/o Gander, Nfd, l/Atlantic en route UK 20/6/43 Pilot: Marvin Kamholtz, Co-Pilot: Otis Srobel, Navigator: Leon Fischler, Bombardier: Richard May, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Persyn, Radio Operator: Paul Orsulak, Ball Turret Gunner: Roland Metivier, Waist Gunner: Bob Miller, Waist Gunner: Bob Eggleton, Tail Gunner: Bill Marko (10KIA); MACR 4.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30230HOMESICK ANGEL388BG 562BS
42-30230 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; following Regensburg shuttle mission suffered battle damage over Bordeaux on return trip to base 24/8/43, Pilot: Lloyd Humphries, Co-Pilot: Henry Rodgers, Navigator: Jerome Flohr, Bombardier: Seldon Smith, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Franklin, Radio Operator: Joe Hallam, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Pawlicki, Waist Gunner: Bill Sawyer, Waist Gunner: Kelley Hill, Tail Gunner: Jack Ford (10RTD); no gas, crash-landed a mile E of Stanton, near Hepworth, Sfk. Salvaged. 31/8/43. HOMESICK ANGEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30234n/a388BG 563BS3132
42-30234 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 18/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 19/6/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Lew Miller, Co-Pilot: Bill Iverson, Navigator: Herb Lakow, Bombardier: Walt Koenig, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Beckwith, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Lee, Tail Gunner: Gus Suhay (7KIA); Radio Operator: Ed Rogowski, Waist Gunner: Bill Herman, Waist Gunner: Chas Herald (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Mesnil-Soullieres, seven miles E of Troyes, Fr. MACR 3132.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30238AND A PRAYER388BG 563BS3133
42-30238 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Casper 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 24/6/43 CLASSY CHASSY; MIA Kassel 30/7/43 Pilot: Frank Kelly, Co-Pilot: Ken Alexander, Navigator: Carl Alexander, Bombardier: David Adams, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Randall Ryals, Radio Operator: Harry Schwerdt, Ball Turret Gunner: Carlton Jones, Waist Gunner: Joe Marchwinski, Waist Gunner: Joe Mascke, Tail Gunner: Alex Milligan (10POW); flak, crashed Dorla, near Lichtenau, 12 miles SW of Kassel, Germany. MACR 3133. WING AND A PRAYER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30241n/a388BG n/a
42-30241 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/5/43; Rapid City 15/7/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 26/10/43 WORRY WART; Transferred: RAF [SR378]; 214 Sq BU-D Feltwell, Nfk; 21/1/44; WO 11/3/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30262TECH SUPPLY388BG 561BS862
42-30262 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; Transferred: 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; MIA (12m) Munster 10/10/43 Pilot: John Winant, Co-Pilot: Don Arns, Navigator: Bob Tredinnick, Bombardier: Dick Walker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walt Weidemann, Waist Gunner: Alonzo Swope (6POW); Radio Operator: Paul Hurles, Ball Turret Gunner: Elmer Fjosne, Waist Gunner: Bob Wirtz, Tail Gunner: Frank Malone (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Ladbergen, between Munster & Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 862. TECH SUPPLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30285ROUNDTRIP TICKET388BG n/a189
42-30285 Delivered: Denver 9/5/43; Gt Falls 16/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 30/9/43; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield 1/10/43; then 549BS; MIA Oschersleben 28/7/43 Pilot: John Noel, Co-Pilot: Henry Wilczyk (2POW); Navigator: Leon Marion, Bombardier: George Ramelot, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob McKnight, Radio Operator: Ned Mirabel, Ball Turret Gunner: Grant Schaff, Waist Gunner: Ulysses McElhinney, Waist Gunner: Ray Magin, Tail Gunner: Bill Peterson (8KIA-all washed up later); mid air coll w/42-30285 (385BG), ditched North Sea; MACR 189D. ROUNDTRIP TICKET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30317SECOND CHANCE388BG 562BS3075
42-30317 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Bremen 26/11/43 Pilot: Bill McGowan, Co-Pilot: Bill Stantial, Navigator: Winston Hall, Bombardier: Vince McHugh, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bert Crawford, Radio Operator: Floyd Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Miller, Waist Gunner: Ed Nelson, Waist Gunner: George Krolik, Tail Gunner: Harry Kincaid (10KIA); coll w/42-37838 (401BG) losing entire tail section, crashed Vehne Moor, Bissel, near Ahlhorn, Germany. MACR 3075. SECOND CHANCE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30340RED ASS388BG 563BS3079
42-30340 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Alan Amman, Co-Pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, n-Ralph Diederich, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Carter, Radio Operator: Joe McGonagle, Ball Turret Gunner: Boyd Iverson, Waist Gunner: Harlie Sands, Tail Gunner: Frank Metzler (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Harry Quick (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Neu-Ummendorf, near Eisleben, 19 miles W of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 3079. SCREAMIN' RED ASS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30349n/a388BG 563BS2409
42-30349 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Ray Wilkin, Vic Sanders, Bombardier: Carl Johnson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lyle Merrill, Ball Turret Gunner: John Eicholtz, Waist Gunner: Chester Winn, Waist Gunner: Wallace Mallette, Tail Gunner: Albt Flynn (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Warren Laws, Radio Operator: Joe Schwartzkopf (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Montgeux, five miles W of Troyes, Fr; MACR 2409.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30350n/a388BG 563BS
42-30350 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/5/43; Spokane 21/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/6/43; MIA Bordeaux 5/12/43 Pilot: Bob Moyer, Co-Pilot: Don Kaegi, Navigator: Joe Condon, Bombardier: Claude Camuzzi, O.A. Erickson, Jack Murrell, Bill Tomasek, Waist Gunner: Bernie Berg, Waist Gunner: Howard Knowles, Tail Gunner: George Wilson (10RTD); battle damage, no gas and darkness on return ditched off Cornwall, all rescued. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30362WEE BONNIE II388BG 561BS3134
42-30362 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/7/43; MIA Beaumont Sur Oise 9/9/43 Pilot: Adalbert Porter, Harry Thompson, Vernon Adams, John Moffitt, John Ash, Ralph Mallicote, Alphonse Fulchino {photo} (7POW); Henry Rowland, Clem Mezzanotte, Rosswell Miller, Ivan Schrader (4EVD) flak, crashed Houilles, Fr; MACR 3134. WEE BONNIE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30371IZA ANGEL II388BG 560BS3141
42-30371 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; MIA Gdynia 9/10/43 Pilot: Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist Gunner: Bill Caruso, Waist Gunner: John Dugan (6POW), Co-Pilot: Gil Parker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Keisler, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Blankenburg, Tail Gunner: Wilbur Quinn (4KIA); Enemy aircraft crashed North Sea, eight miles NW of Esbjerg, Den. MACR 3141. IZA ANGEL II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30421n/a388BG 561BS3135
42-30421 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/5/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dow Fd 29/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/7/43; MIA Emden 2/10/43 Pilot: Joe Felece, Co-Pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Joe Kendall, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Burton Rubens, Radio Operator: John Parsons, Ball Turret Gunner: Henry DeKeyrel, Waist Gunner: Bill Harrington, Waist Gunner: Gene Harper, Tail Gunner: Bill Salyer (10KIA); flak KO'd #1, then #2 caught fire, ditched North Sea off Heligoland Is, Germany. MACR 3135.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30478IMPATIENT VIRGIN II388BG 560BS3136
42-30478 Delivered: Dallas 9/6/43; Smoky Hill 10/7/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [L] Knettishall 18/7/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Bill Beecham, Co-Pilot: Barlow Brown, Navigator: Ray Beplat, Bombardier: Sam Beatty, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jewell Delamar, Radio Operator: Oliver Happy, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Ballard, Waist Gunner: Tom McGee, Waist Gunner: Wayne Fox, Tail Gunner: John McNeill (10INT); Enemy aircraft, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 3136. (Rep and used by Swiss AF); Returned to US: Grenier 23/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 20/10/45. IMPATIENT VIRGIN II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30595GREMLIN GUS II388BG 560BS
42-30595 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/7/43; (34m) Transferred: APH as OLIN'S 69'ERS; when W/W fuselage cut down and vehicle windshield fitted before open cockpit. Salvaged. 24/6/46. GREMLIN GUS II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30625JOHO'S JOKERS388BG 563BS
42-30625 Delivered: Amarillo 1/7/43; Love 4/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Kingman 6/8/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; Salvaged. n/battle damage 15/7/45. JOHO'S JOKERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30640n/a388BG 560BS
42-30640 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/8/43; on return from mission 31/12/43 Pilot: Barclay Beeby, rest unknown (10RTD); crash-landed St Mary on the Marsh, near Romney, Kent, UK; Salvaged. n/battle damage 3/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30661n/a388BG 562BS3080
42-30661 Delivered: Amarillo 7/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; MIA Rostock 24/2/44 Pilot: Albt Montgomery, Co-Pilot: Russ Tyler, Navigator: Howard Carpenter, Bombardier: Jim Driscoll, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Doyle Thomas, Radio Operator: Bob Anliker, Ball Turret Gunner: Graham Nye, Waist Gunner: Bob Oda, Waist Gunner: Rolland Trantner, Tail Gunner: Bob Buckler. (10INT); mechanical problem and losing gas, forced landing Rinkaby, Sweden. MACR 3080. VENI, VIDI, VICI. (Became Swedish air liner SE-BAK, WO 12/46.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30685n/a388BG n/a
42-30685 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/7/43; Geiger 26/7/43; Gt Falls 2/8/43; Glasgow 8/8/43; 543BS/388BG Geiger 16/9/43; Wendover 22/1/44; McDill 4/2/44; 328 BU Gulfport 8/7/44; Pilot: Don Parro forced landing base 26/9/44; Scrapped: Albuquerque 19/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30778LADY MARGARET388BG 561BS
42-30778 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crash: takeoff 13/8/44; 9RTD; Salvaged. LADY MARGARET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30783THE STORK CLUB388BG n/a3180
42-30783 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/43; Scott 9/8/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 24/8/43; Transferred: 570BS/390BG [DI-M] 25/8/43; on Bremen mission 20/12/43 suffered severe flak damage with two engines out; crewmen McLaughlin, Graber, Bean, Shelby, Cox bailed near Wilhelmshaven, Savage{wia}, pilot brought the ship back to Raydon, Sfk., fighter base before returning the base; MIA Augsburg 16/3/44 Pilot: Vince DeMayo, Co-Pilot: Bob Spicer, Bombardier: Chester Brenizer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Willoughby, Ball Turret Gunner: Pvt Jim Dawes, Waist Gunner: Jerome Blatt, Waist Gunner: Erwin Hodsdon (8KIA); Navigator: Harry Button, Tail Gunner: Bill Thornburg (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Lautern-Heubach road, six miles E of Schwabish Gmund, Germany. MACR 3180. THE STORK CLUB.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30789FLAK SUIT388BG 563BS3137
42-30789 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/43; Dyersburg 7/8/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 Pilot: Bill Bramwell, Co-Pilot: Bill Current, Navigator: Chas Smith, Waist Gunner: Les Meader, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Sage (5POW); Bombardier: John Maiorca, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: H.C. Johnson, Waist Gunner: George Watt (3EVD); Radio Operator: Albertus Harrenstein{found in wreckage}, Tail Gunner: John Craig (2KIA); flak, crashed Lokeren, Belgium. MACR 3137. FLAK SUIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30793TOM PAINE388BG 562BS
42-30793 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed Ellough, Nfk, on return from a mission Pilot: Bob McWhite; Salvaged. 11/4/44. TOM PAINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30800THE WALK388BG 563BS2893
42-30800 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/7/43; Gr Isle 9/8/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [-O] Knettishall 3/9/43; MIA Brunswick 29/2/44 Pilot: 452BG crew, p-Jake Colvin, Co-Pilot: Dick West, Ball Turret Gunner: Andy Saari, Waist Gunner: John Clayton (4KIA); Navigator: Allen Johnson, Bombardier: M.E. Glass, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Rottler, Radio Operator: Allen Rose, Waist Gunner: Bill Mack, Tail Gunner: Grady Justice (6POW); flak hit in cockpit, crashed near Luther factory at Bienrode, four miles N of Brunswick, Germany. MACR 2893. COCK O' THE WALK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30802GYNIDA388BG 560BS3138
42-30802 Delivered: Dallas 30/7/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; MIA Anklam 9/10/43 Pilot: Henry Kinney, Co-Pilot: Chester Ulem, Navigator: Bill Lawrence, bn-Bill Wakley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Browchuk, Radio Operator: Gene Tobias{broke leg on landing}, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Goodin, Waist Gunner: George King, Waist Gunner: John Risse, Tail Gunner: Bill Maki (10POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched at low tide of North Sea near island of Mando, SE of Esbjerg, Den. MACR 3138. GYNIDA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30829PRINCESS PAT388BG 563BS3081
42-30829 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Mike Moran, Co-Pilot: Joe Karbin, Bombardier: Joe McIntyre, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Perkins, Radio Operator: Joe Byce, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Shaheen, Waist Gunner: Jonnie Odom, Tail Gunner: Floyd Watts (8POW); Navigator: Walter Conine, Waist Gunner: Art Tweedel (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Lichtenhorst, nine miles NE of Nienberg, Germany. MACR 3081. PRINCESS PAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30837OLE BASSAR388BG 561BS5022
42-30837 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; MIA Bordeaux 5/12/43 Pilot: Paul Todd, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Simco (2POW); Navigator: Roland Bowman, Bombardier: Ray Lull, Radio Operator: Art Stiles, Waist Gunner: Herb Schuman, Waist Gunner: Art Matheiu, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Morris, Tail Gunner: Jim Douglas, foto-Bill Davis (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Clarry Willingham (EVD); flak, crashed Cognac, Fr; MACR 5022 & 7325. OLE BASSAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30839STRATO EXPRESS388BG 562BS
42-30839 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gore 13/8/43; left Gander for UK heading for Nutts Corner, NI. 1/9/43 Pilot: Bill Warring, Co-Pilot: Howard Davis, Navigator: Max Polin, Bombardier: Rich Perkins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gordon Schmitt, Radio Operator: Virgil Haney, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Quillin, Waist Gunner: Vic Velha, Waist Gunner: Carroll Bonnett, Tail Gunner: Mearl Waswick (10RTD); Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 21/9/43; poor visibility and instructed to head for Stornaway, but #3 engines was in trouble and crash-landed near Strathaven, Scot. Salvaged. STRATO EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30851LITTLE BOY BLUE388BG 560BS
42-30851 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/9/43; on assembly for Schweinfurt 19/7/44 Pilot: Walt Malaniak, Co-Pilot: Aaron Brinkoeter, Navigator: Leo Ramos, Bombardier: Amos Force, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Morris Thomas, Radio Operator: Ron Grey, Ball Turret Gunner: John McClusky, Waist Gunner: Bill Klemm (8KIA); Waist Gunner: Harry Hagerty, Tail Gunner: Jim Bennett (2RTD); supercharger malfunction upset other engine settings, crashed Thurston, Sfk. UK, Salvaged. LITTLE BOY BLUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30863MY DEVOTION388BG 563BS
42-30863 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 6/9/43; battle damage Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 Pilot: Bob Bohne, Co-Pilot: Major Bill Chamberlain, Navigator: Harry Belgium. er, Bombardier: Bill Bangum, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Hannigan, Radio Operator: Lowell Southam, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Auther, Waist Gunner: Bob Allman, Waist Gunner: Salvatore Cavallaro, Tail Gunner: Maurice Carlson (10RTD-all bailed over Suffolk); flak KO'd two engines, on return crashed College Farm, Elmham St Cross, Suffolk, UK; Salvaged. MY DEVOTION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30986n/a388BG 562BS
42-30986 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/8/43; Gr Isle 27/9/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 7/10/43; Transferred: RAF [SR385]; 214 Sq BU-E Sculthorpe, Nfk. 6/10/44; TFU; WO 11/3/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-31020n/a388BG 560BS3122
42-31020 Delivered: Dallas 3/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [-J] Knettishall 13/10/43; MIA Emden 11/12/43 Pilot: Clyde Hughes, Navigator: Lester Mensch, Bombardier: Marion Wiles, Ball Turret Gunner: Marcus Magnarelli, Radio Operator: Ed Mayo, Tail Gunner: Ken Wheeler (6POW); Co-Pilot: Art Johnston, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lester Paup, Waist Gunner: Jim Willis, Waist Gunner: Walter Klik (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Finsterwalde, Groningen, Hol; MACR 3122.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-31029n/a388BG n/a
42-31029 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; re-ass 87ATS/27ATG Prestwick 20/10/43; u/c collapsed waiting taxi instructions at Prestwick for Chelveston 21/10/43 Pilot: Harry Oberholtzer, Co-Pilot: Royal Jackson.rep; Salvaged. n/battle damage 31/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31039n/a388BG 560BS
42-31039 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; MIA Osnabruck 29/9/44 Pilot: K.O. Burkheimer, (10RTD) ; ', ditched Channel, crew rescued.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31084n/a388BG 561BS3154
42-31084 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; MIA Bremen 20/12/43 Pilot: Ken Eccleston, Co-Pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio Operator: George Doyle, Ball Turret Gunner: Dave Holliman, Waist Gunner: Ivan Clark, Waist Gunner: Dave Ceely, Tail Gunner: Chas Bein (10KIA); intense flak, crashed Vegasack, Germany. MACR 3154.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31103n/a388BG 563BS3594
42-31103 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gr Island 5/10/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: Lloyd Wilson, Co-Pilot: Chas Coleman, Bombardier: John Markert, Radio Operator: Francis Seibel, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Shaw, Waist Gunner: Claud Dearmond, Waist Gunner: Guadalupe Sandoval (7KIA); Navigator: Bill Watts, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Hessler, Tail Gunner: Chas Gregory (3POW); col with Enemy aircraft, crashed Steyerberg, nine miles SW of Nienburg, Germany. MACR 3594. PEGASUS, TOO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31115HELL'S BELLS388BG 562BS2348
42-31115 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Jim Feeney{not found till 25/2/44}, Radio Operator: Norman Kajut, Waist Gunner: Marion Forbis, Tail Gunner: Lou LeFevre (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Sam Gundy, Navigator: Sam Simon, Bombardier: John Drickson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Ball, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Lennons, Waist Gunner: Joe Smith, foto-Oscar Land (7POW); flak, on return crashed Hoogendijk, near Uitgeest, Hol. MACR 2348. HELL'S BELLS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31126n/a388BG n/a2433
42-31126 Delivered: Dallas 22/9/43; Harvard 9/10/43; Wilmington 12/10/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Transferred: 560BS/388BG Knettishall /44; Bombardier: Lt Mike Chaklos (KIA-pilot was Ingebritsen) 5/1/44; MIA Lutzkendorf 20/2/44 Pilot: Rich Reed, Navigator: Don Jacobs, b-Chas McColleste, Radio Operator: Harmon Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Rowling, Waist Gunner: Ken Bonnar, Waist Gunner: Ben Ferrici, Tail Gunner: John Chinni (8POW); Co-Pilot: Wyman Osness, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Morse (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Belgium. inge, SW of Odense,Den. MACR 2433.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31131SATAN'S SISTER388BG 563BS3041
42-31131 Delivered: Dallas 24/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Wilmington 14/10/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Art Carlson, Co-Pilot: Ben Scoggin, Bombardier: Edgar Slentz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Hawkins, Radio Operator: Dan Letter, Waist Gunner: Chas Parizo (6KIA); Navigator: John Bassler, Tail Gunner: Bob Scalley, Waist Gunner: Jim Neal, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Brincat (4POW); hit by prop wash from w/42-31176, crashed Birkenu-Odenwald, 12 miles NE of Ludwigshaven, Germany. MACR 3041. SATAN'S SISTER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31135SUSIE-SAG-TITZ388BG 562BS3082
42-31135 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Isle 8/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Montgomery Givens, Co-Pilot: Harry Teat, Navigator: Ken Betts, Bombardier: Larry McMillan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Kesanen, Radio Operator: Jim Germany. ghty, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Foulds, Waist Gunner: Jack Karr, Tail Gunner: Dan Walstra (9POW); Waist Gunner: Willard McGee (KIA-chute failed); Enemy aircraft, crashed Oud Schoonebekerveld, alongside Dommerkanaal, near Emmen, Hol. MACR 3082. SUSIE-SAG-TITZ.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31137CLASSY CHASSY388BG 563BS3654
42-31137 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG (W) Knettishall 14/10/43; MIA Poznan 9/4/44 Pilot: Irving Abramowitz, Co-Pilot: Bill Manifold, Navigator: Albt Buckley, Bombardier: Jan Begg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Langston, Radio Operator: Leroy Neely, Ball Turret Gunner: Ernie Jones, Waist Gunner: Paul Sorensen, Waist Gunner: Larry Shroyer, Tail Gunner: John Price (10INT); flak, forced landing Kalmar, Sweden. MACR 3654. Ret UK 11/7/45; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 16/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 19/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. CLASSY CHASSY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31138WINGED FURY388BG 560BS3773
42-31138 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; MIA Augsburg 13/4/44 Pilot: Art Nelson, Co-Pilot: Art Livermore, Navigator: Maurice White, Bombardier: Bill Matuszewski, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Mont, Radio Operator: Roger Blanchard, Ball Turret Gunner: Marion Jones, Waist Gunner: Allen Garrison, Waist Gunner: Heino Harala (9POW); Tail Gunner: Hubert Bonnet (KIA- when tail severely damaged in attack); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Neustadt Afd, nr Speyerdorf, Germany. MACR 3773. WINGED FURY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31149MY DAY388BG 560BS3139
42-31149 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Love Fd 12/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Phil Comelia, Co-Pilot: Guy Claypool, Navigator: Bill Aunspaugh, Bombardier: Curtis Belgium. fy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Patsy Sacco, Radio Operator: Frank Pilato (6KIA-all failed to board the dinghy in very rough conditions); Ball Turret Gunner: John Mont, Waist Gunner: Walter Steele, Waist Gunner: Joe Payne, Tail Gunner: Frank Zagrovich (4RTD); flak, ditched English Channel, 20 miles of Isle of Wight; MACR 3139. MY DAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31153CAPTAIN JOE388BG 562BS3542
42-31153 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/9/43; Grand Island 9/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43 BOOMERANG; MIA Frankfurt 20/3/33 Pilot: Joe Patterson, Co-Pilot: Max Stewart, Navigator: Paul Cheek, Bombardier: Larry Barnett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Crail, Radio Operator: Jim Davis, Waist Gunner: Pete Bazuk, Tail Gunner: Roscoe Dooley (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: John Fischer, Waist Gunner: A.E. Thompson (2KIA); flak, crash-landed Gauchin-Verloingt, two miles NW of St Pol, near Hernicourt, Fr. MACR 3542. CAPTAIN JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31163n/a388BG 562BS3083
42-31163 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Chas Wallace, Co-Pilot: Edwin Gilroy, Navigator: Dick Kohn, Bombardier: Marvin Horn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Bacot, Radio Operator: Don Fumagilly, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Amos, Waist Gunner: Harry Davis, Waist Gunner: Ed Whitman, Tail Gunner: Ray Cortee (10INT); battle damage, forced landing Rinkaby A/fd, near Kristiansand, Sweden. MACR 3083. GLORY GIRL aka A GOOD SHIP AND A HAPPY SHIP. (Used by Swedish air line ABA as SE-BAM named TOM, crashed Dec/45, WO).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31176n/a388BG 560BS4288
42-31176 Delivered: Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Berlin 24/4/44 Pilot: George Gwin, Co-Pilot: Chas Dunfee, Navigator: Wilbur Minnich, Bombardier: Bob Reis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Jones, Radio Operator: Gene Mitchell, Ball Turret Gunner: Neal Phillips, Waist Gunner: Carl Kohn, Waist Gunner: Elwood Dasher, Tail Gunner: Roy Choate (10POW); ditched Channel off Calais, picked up by Germany. ans. MACR 4288.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31194DUCHESS OF DIXIE388BG 562BS3084
42-31194 Delivered: Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Memphis 26/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/11/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Clarry Grindley, Navigator: Bob Fanning, Bombardier: Don Mecum, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Parker, Radio Operator: George Hockenberry, Tail Gunner: Jim Johnson (6POW); Co-Pilot: Eino Allander{wia, chute failed}, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Liebman(wia, arm amputated but died of heart attack 2/4/44}, Waist Gunner: Selmer Thompson, Waist Gunner: Bayne Tucker (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Schoeningsdorf, six miles W of Meppen, Germany. MACR 3084. DUCHESS OF DIXIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31209n/a388BG 561BS2884
42-31209 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Long Beach 23/11/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/11/43; MIA Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Morris Bianchi, Co-Pilot: Tom Reese, Bombardier: Herb Kelley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Norstrom, Radio Operator: Ed Caypless, Waist Gunner: Jim Mason (6POW); Navigator: George Hornaday, Ball Turret Gunner: Normans Nichols, Waist Gunner: Errol Wolf, Tail Gunner: Jim Marshall (4KIA); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Sternshorn, near Lemfords, 11 miles S of Diepholz, Germany. MACR 2884.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31214RETURN ENGAGEMENT388BG 560BS3085
42-31214 Delivered: Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Bremen 8/3/44 Pilot: Homer Pou, Co-Pilot: Bob Laubach, Bombardier: John Mulligan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Jones, Radio Operator: Vernon Kramer, Waist Gunner: Chester Kmak, Waist Gunner: Bill Hoffman, Tail Gunner: Lou Sarap (8POW); Navigator: Errol Lugenbill, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Becker{baled out but never seen again, however remains were found by a farmer on Siedner Moor, near Sulingen 1/5/79} (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, left formation on return flight & crashed Feldmark Maasen, nr Borstel, two miles S of Sulingen road, Germany. MACR 3085. RETURN ENGAGEMENT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31240SHACK JOB388BG 561BS3086
42-31240 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: John McLaughlin, Co-Pilot: George Keller, Navigator: Alan Wallis, Bombardier: Joe Storamy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim McClure, Radio Operator: Frank Moneau, Ball Turret Gunner: Louis Birt, Waist Gunner: John Black, Waist Gunner: Bill Taylor, Tail Gunner: Walt Lackey (10POW); Enemy aircraft, vcrew baled but ship flew on for 50 miles, crashed two miles E of Reinselen near Soltau railroad, Germany. MACR 3086. SHACK JOB.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31242PATTY JO388BG 563BS
42-31242 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Gt Falls 23/10/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/11/43; target Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Don Salles, Co-Pilot: Homer Andrews, Navigator: Jack Barcus, Bombardier: Tom Matthews, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Robison, Radio Operator: Germany. is Hartle, Ball Turret Gunner: Norman Powell, Waist Gunner: Rocko Garzarelli, Waist Gunner: Harry Knoche, Tail Gunner: Frank Serio (10RTD); mid-air coll w/42-31845 (452BG), crash-landed Watton Afd, Nfk, UK; Salvaged. 25/7/45. PATTY JO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31253n/a388BG 562BS4289
42-31253 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Isle 22/10/43; Romulus 28/10/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; MIA Freidrichshafen 24/4/44 Pilot: Bob McWhite, Co-Pilot: Harry Olmstead, Navigator: Martin Cullen, Bombardier: Herb Scott, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Winn, Radio Operator: Walter Long, Ball Turret Gunner: George Wright, Waist Gunner: Carroll Roth, Waist Gunner: Lou Thompson, Tail Gunner: Ron Honeyman (10POW); flak KOd #3 and #2, crashed Ehrensberg 12 miles W of Memmingen, Germany. MACR 4289.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31336n/a388BG 561BS2347
42-31336 Delivered: Vandalia 26/10/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/12/43; MIA Frankfurt 10/2/44 Pilot: Bob Tolles, Co-Pilot: Ed Moerbe, Navigator: Bill Conway, Bombardier: Harry Wasserstom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cliff Raymond, Radio Operator: Vernon Klenk, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Jacobson, Waist Gunner: Bob Barrington, Waist Gunner: Dick Evans, Tail Gunner: George Miller (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, probably crashed North Sea. MACR 2347.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31349n/a388BG n/a2777
42-31349 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/43; Gr Island 8/11/43; Memphis 14/11/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 27/11/43; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [SG- ] Gt Ashfield 28/11/43; MIA Rostock 24/2/44 Pilot: Capt Clarry McIlveen, Co-Pilot: John Lapczynsky, Navigator: Chas Dickman, Bombardier: Bill Williams, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Scarborough, Radio Operator: Chas Rotunda, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Rigg, Waist Gunner: Ray Malmfelt, Waist Gunner: Jean Mahoney, Tail Gunner: Ed Barrett (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, KO'd #3 unknown aircraft fate. MACR 2777. STARS & STRIPES '2nd EDITION'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31393SNAKY388BG 560BS4243
42-31393 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [N] Knettishall 14/12/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Don Walker (KIA); Co-Pilot: Claud Patat, Navigator: Bill Underwood, Bombardier: Jack Terry, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Danckwerth, Radio Operator: Bob Strough, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Adams{wia}, Waist Gunner: Sam Swim, Waist Gunner: Theo Bower, Tail Gunner: Mike Kozak (9POW); flak dame including fire in bomb bay, crashed Lodge Giebel, near Parsau, 17 miles N of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 4243. SNAFU aka SNAKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31549JEANNIE388BG 561BS4881
42-31549 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Gr Island 7/12/43; New Castle 16/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Alex Loslo, Co-Pilot: Bob Wilson, Navigator: Doug Morrison, Bombardier: Presley Phillips, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Albt Seiter, Radio Operator: Bill Veronica, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Durling, Waist Gunner: George Regan, Waist Gunner: Archie Jones, Tail Gunner: Carmine Spinella (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #4 the caught fire before crew baled, crashed Stammheim, Friedberg, Germany. MACR 4881. JEANNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31577AQUILA388BG 560BS
42-31577 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/11/43; Gr Island 8/12/43; Romulus 14/12/43; Mitchell 17/12/43; Syracuse 26/12/43; Grenier 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [O] Knettishall 9/1/44; destroyed at Poltava Pilot: George Little 21/6/44. Salvaged. AQUILA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31707JAKE'S JERKS388BG 561BS4955
42-31707 Delivered: Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Long Beach 2/1/44; Presque Is 5/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; MIA Kiel 22/5/44 Pilot: Jack Glantz, Co-Pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Morton Berger, Bombardier: Jim Finucane, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hobbs, Radio Operator: Joe Monteith, Ball Turret Gunner: Marcel Bourgoin, Waist Gunner: Ralph Campbell, Waist Gunner: Art Potter, Tail Gunner: Carl Slicker (10POW); flak & Enemy aircraft KOd three engines, crashed Wennemanns Wisch, four miles W of Holstein, Germany. MACR 4955. JAKE'S JERKS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31741THUNDERBOLT388BG 562BS5264
42-31741 Delivered: Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; MIA Liege 25/5/44 Pilot: Capt Jim Zengerle, Co-Pilot: Albt Millin, Navigator: Walt Travis, Bombardier: Capt Wayne Barnett, Radio Operator: Albt Bibbens, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Leonard, Waist Gunner: Will Lazar, Waist Gunner: Gene Benson, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Moran (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hurdle, Lt Col Bill Chamberlain {mission leader} (2KIA); flak KOd #3 and #4, starting fire, crashed Guibersmesnil, eight miles NW of Poix-de-Picardie, Fr. MACR 5264. THUNDERBOLT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31745HEAVEN CAN WAIT388BG 563BS3595
42-31745 Delivered: Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: George McFaull, Co-Pilot: Frank Irizarry, Navigator: Ed Brazis, Bombardier: Roy Eggman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Kemp, Radio Operator: Ernie Alcorn, Ball Turret Gunner: Willy Krupitsch{wia}, Waist Gunner: Alan Grimshaw{wia}, Waist Gunner: Ralph Sirianni{wia}, Tail Gunner: Walt Pawlesh (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wilderhausen, near Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 3595. HEAVEN CAN WAIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31769n/a388BG n/a
42-31769 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gr Island 22/12/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 19/2/44; Transferred: 15AF 6/9/44; Salvaged. 6/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31781OF THE WALK388BG 563BS2350
42-31781 Delivered: Denver 13/12/43; Portland 19/12/43; Gt Falls 20/12/43; Denver 21/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 29/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Garrigues DeJean, Co-Pilot: Gene Kraus, Navigator: Dick Brigham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jefferson Mitchell, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Hager, Waist Gunner: Max Hovick, Waist Gunner: Francis Motschman, Tail Gunner: Abe Harper (8KIA); Bombardier: Lew Germany. w, Radio Operator: Ray Hopper (2POW); flak hit on right wing, crashed Mondorf/Niederkassel, three miles N of Bonn, Ger. MACR 2350. COCK OF THE WALK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31802GYNIDA388BG 561BS7361
42-31802 Delivered: Denver 22/12/43; Gr Island 45/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Grenier 9/3/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Pas de Calais 8/7/44 Pilot: Sam Fisher, John Healey, Wilbert Smith, George Webster, Salvaged. Culotta, Beryl Smith, Bob Piner (7KIA); Dick Bunnell (EVD); Jerome Alperin, Gustav Schwark (2POW); flak, crashed St Maclou, Fr. MACR 7361. GYNIDA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31973n/a388BG 562BS
42-31973 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/1/44; Savannah 24/1/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 5/2/44; destroyed by Luftwaffe on ground Poltava, Russia, Pilot: Lt Muirhead 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31996WAR WEARY388BG 561BS
42-31996 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/1/44; Gt Falls 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/2/44 LADY LILLIAN; MIA Kassel 18/10/44 Pilot: '; flak, crashed Gosselies A/fd, Belgium. 9RTD; Salvaged. 6/11/44. WAR WEARY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32003SHOO SHOO BABY388BG n/a3774
42-32003 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/1/44; Dalhart 26/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Presque Is 24/2/44; Assigned: 385BG Gt Ashfield, but Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Bill Knowles, Co-Pilot: Jim Pennal, Navigator: Guido Rosa, Bombardier: Bob Green, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Albt Herrmann, Radio Operator: Jennings Stutler, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Pelletier, Waist Gunner: Paul Kret, Waist Gunner: Ray Dearner, Tail Gunner: Harry Gandee (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea, off Rostock, Germany. MACR 3774. SHOO SHOO BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32004OF THE YANKS388BG 560BS5921
42-32004 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 9/2/44; MIA Magdeburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Joe Patrick, Bombardier: Andy Vuksta, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rick Rarick, Radio Operator: Erroll Bingham, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Heiden, Waist Gunner: Joe Ford, Waist Gunner: Don Harter (7POW); Co-Pilot: Alex McDonnell, Navigator: Jim Spear, Tail Gunner: Bob Rupe (3KIA-drowned); flak, ditched North Sea near Terschelling Is, Holl. MACR 5921. PRIDE OF THE YANKS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32030DEVIL'S LUCK388BG 561BS7744
42-32030 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/1/44; Gr Island 4/2/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 11/2/44; MIA Munich 31/7/44 Pilot: Ora Castrup, Joe DeRidder, Harvey Dellward, Chester Pluta, Ira Robinson, Harry Guyette, Pasquale Spina, John McCleary (8KIA); Fred Justus (POW); flak, exploded Schleisheim, Germany. MACR 7744. DEVIL'S LUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32039RABID RABBIT388BG 561BS
42-32039 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/1/44; McDill 5/2/44; Morrison 10/3/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG 13/3/44 SHOO SHOO BABY; Transferred: 815BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; 416BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; {70m} to depot 26/11/44; Returned to US: 1103 BU Morrison 2/4/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45. RABID RABBIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3262WILSON'S WILDCATS388BG 561BS
42-3262 Delivered: Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 SWEETHEART; Returned to US: Tinker 7/7/44; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45; also named JEANNIE and WILSON'S WILDCATS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3285MARY ELLEN388BG n/a234
42-3285 Delivered: Denver 26/4/43; Dow Fd 20/6/43; Assigned: 385BG Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; Transferred: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43; MIA Frankfurt 29/1/44 Pilot: Francis Hennessey, Navigator: Clyde Richardson (2EVD-ret UK 22/3/44); Bombardier: Sidney Mink, Ball Turret Gunner: John McCulloch, Waist Gunner: Howard Weeks, Tail Gunner: Marcus Moore (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Ed Neff, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lew Pursley, Radio Operator: John Lynch, Waist Gunner: Jim Mack (4POW); flak, crashed on stables at Hermitage Farm, Busigny, 14 miles SE of Cambrai, Fr. MACR 234). MARY ELLEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3289WOLF PACK388BG 562BS3066
42-3289 Delivered: Denver 11/5/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Ed Wick, Co-Pilot: Allen Lemley, Navigator: Bob Merriam, Bombardier: Frank Boyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clayton Junkin, Waist Gunner: Chris Ivanoff, Waist Gunner: Neil Riccardi (7POW); Radio Operator: Andy Fabiszewski, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Shawley, Tail Gunner: Rolland Allard (3KIA); flak, crashed Dettingen-an-der-Erms, seven miles NE of Reutlingen, Germany. MACR 3066. WOLF PACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3291MISS MAC388BG 561BS
42-3291 Delivered: Denver 30/4/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; Salvaged. n/battle damage 24/8/44. MISS MAC.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3295WAILUIKU MAID388BG 562BS
42-3295 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash-landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged. 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3374n/a388BG n/a
42-3374 Delivered: Denver 27/5/43; Gore 15/7/43; forced landing Dyersburg Pilot: John Perdue 12/8/43; w/John Ferreter f/l Neosho Fd, MO 1/3/44; never went overseas and was WO 8/9/44. Sat at Chino Apt Museum before moving 1981 and restored at Beale AFB 1988, then on display at Offutt AFB, Neb.. (Now wearing 42-30230 of 562BS/388BG of Knettishall, Sfk., UK. as HOMESICK ANGEL).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3378SILVER DOLLAR388BG 563BS3114
42-3378 Delivered: Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/7/43 SKY SHY; MIA 6/9/43 Pilot: Jim Roe, Co-Pilot: Ernie Thompson, Navigator: Milton Schoenborn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Mace, Radio Operator: Dave Tees, Ball Turret Gunner: Rich Senegal, Waist Gunner: Tom Mollenkamp, Waist Gunner: Dorman Busse, Tail Gunner: Paul Hardin (9POW); Bombardier: Manley Frankenberg (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Stuttgart, MACR 3114. SILVER DOLLAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3388SLEEPYTIME GIRL388BG n/a4452
42-3388 Delivered: Denver 1/6/43; Dow Field 13/7/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 3/8/43; Transferred: 550BS/385BG [SG-F] Gt Ashfield /43; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Bill Nesen, Co-Pilot: Bernie Gruble, Navigator: Jim Delo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lee Lance, Radio Operator: Fred Howland, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe McKenna (6KIA); Bombardier: Chester Desormeaux, Waist Gunner: Evan Wells, Waist Gunner: Murdoch McNeil, Tail Gunner: Ernie Mitchell (4RTD); Enemy aircraft KOd three engines, ditched Channel off Dungeness, Kent, picked up by ASR Walrus. MACR 4452 . SLEEPYTIME GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3395PASSIONATE WITCH II388BG 561BS
42-3395 Delivered: Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/7/43; crash-landed Honington ex-Ludwigshafen 7/1/44. Salvaged. PASSIONATE WITCH II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3414PADDLEFOOT388BG 561BS
42-3414 Delivered: Dallas 1/6/43; Dow Fd 14/8/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 18/7/43; MIA Schweinfurt 17/8/43 Pilot: John Parker, Co-Pilot: Arland Gould, Navigator: Tom Dziechowski, Bombardier: Bob Macy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: ', Radio Operator: ', Ball Turret Gunner: George Peterson, Waist Gunner: Elwood Stewart, Waist Gunner: Bob Grant, Tail Gunner: Floyd Wood (10RTD); no gas, ditched Mediterranean Sea, 80 miles from North African coast, all rescued. PADDLEFOOT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3425GOD WE TRUST388BG 563BS3115
42-3425 Delivered: Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 18/7/43 SILVER DOLLAR II; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Rich Cunningham, Waist Gunner: Marius Brohard (2EVD); Co-Pilot: Warren Foote, Navigator: Tony Massa, Bombardier: Joe Cowley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Morris Tryon, Radio Operator: Russell Condry, Ball Turret Gunner: John Lovin, Waist Gunner: Lew Baker, Tail Gunner: Earl Sonke (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Propriete Marin, Sainte Maure, N of Troyes, Fr, MACR 3115. IN GOD WE TRUST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3505n/a388BG 562BS3153
42-3505 Delivered: Hill 14/7/43; Walla Walla 30/7/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 8/9/43; MIA Bremen 29/11/43 Pilot: Bob Maupin, Navigator: Floyd Cochran, Bombardier: Chas Lail, Radio Operator: Jerry Gregory, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Riley, Waist Gunner: Ray Baldwin, Tail Gunner: Bob Mesang (7KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Zapp, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Donver Leslie, Waist Gunner: Darby Bryant (3RTD); mech fault, crashed North Sea, 35 miles off Yarmouth, Nfk. MACR 3153.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3518n/a388BG 561BS
42-3518 Delivered: Denver 15/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/43; Transferred: RCM 803BS Sculthorpe /44; damaged by PB4Y explosion on APH mission; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3555TIGER GIRL388BG 560BS3116
42-3555 Delivered: Denver 30/7/43; Grand Island 10/8/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 9/43; MIA Bremen 26/11/43 Pilot: George Branham, Co-Pilot: Capt Jerome Davidson, Bombardier: Ernie Shero, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Dvorak, Radio Operator: Frank Grande, Ball Turret Gunner: Terry Maloy, Waist Gunner: Palvin Luken, Waist Gunner: Bill Riley, Tail Gunner: Chas Keiser (9KIA); Navigator: Bob Gudgel (POW), flak, crashed Stickgras, E of Delmenhorst, Germany. MACR 3116. TIGER GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37795n/a388BG n/a
42-37795 Delivered: Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; ass 388BG Knettishall 24/9/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4185 BU Independence 6/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37810n/a388BG n/a
42-37810 Delivered: Long Beach 5/9/43; Gr Island 12/10/43; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; sal 1SAD 18/4/44; ('Ret US, forced landing Newfoundland Pilot: Dave Schmidt 27/6/44');
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37819n/a388BG n/a3087
42-37819 Delivered: Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Len Tobias, Co-Pilot: Walt Yurkurtat, Navigator: Herb Gotha, Bombardier: Alf Hano (4KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Eldridge{injured spine on landing}, Radio Operator: Neal McIntyre, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Albers, Waist Gunner: Lou Markson, Waist Gunner: Joe Pikor, Tail Gunner: John Filipowski (6POW); Enemy aircraft set off explosion in radiao room and ship[ crashed Krugerhorst at Mieste, 12 miles NE of Helmstedt A/fd, 30 miles NE of Brunswick, Germany. MACR 3087.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37838FANCY NANCY388BG n/a
42-37838 Delivered: Long Beach 21/9/43; Gt Falls 25/9/43; ass 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; {1} Bremen 26/11/43 Pilot: Scribner Dailey, Co-Pilot: Alex Stoker, Navigator: John Malone, Bombardier: Capt W.T. Hutson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Flynn, Radio Operator: Arth Hildreth, Ball Turret Gunner: George Cook, Waist Gunner: Chas Hagen, Tail Gunner: Chas Sanders (9RTD), Waist Gunner: Leo Baraik (KIA); mid-air coll with 42-30317 (388BG); on return crash-landed RAF Detling, Kent, UK; sal 2 SAD 9/12/43. FANCY NANCY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37839LITTLE WILLIE388BG n/a3088
42-37839 Delivered: Tulsa 20/9/43; Gr Island 14/10/43; ass 563BS/388BG [ -D] Knettishall 26/10/43; MIA Berlin 9/3/44 Pilot: Bernie Dopko, Co-Pilot: Gene Krifka, Navigator: Glenn Cederstrom, Bombardier: Bill Kelly, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Naber, Radio Operator: Wilson Gabel, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Rydell, Waist Gunner: Dick Herzberg, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Haller, Tail Gunner: Sybrand De Vreis (10POW); flak, crashed Preetze Forest, near Liebenthal, 12 miles NE of Oranienburg, Germany. MACR 3088. LITTLE WILLIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37844n/a388BG n/a
42-37844 Delivered: Long Beach 19/9/43; Scott 26/9/43; ass 561BS/388BG [E] Knettishall 10/10/43; on training flight Hethel, 24/11/43 Pilot: Riley Bissonette, Co-Pilot: Clarry Willingham, Navigator: Tom Toolin, (3RTD) pilot failed to extend landing gear; repaired but eventually destroyed on ground by Luftwaffe at Poltava, Russia w/Lt Ramsey 21/7/44; sal.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37849MISS FORTUNE388BG n/a
42-37849 Delivered: Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/43; damaged in taxi accident Pilot: Ken Kuehl 15/2/45; sal 31/5/45. MISS FORTUNE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37853LEADING LADY388BG n/a
42-37853 Delivered: Denver 21/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; ass 452BG Deopham Green 14/10/43; trans 388BG [ -E] Knettishall /44; battle damage Munster 4/1/44 Pilot: Campbell ; crash-landed Eastchurch, Hants. Salvaged. 18/4/44. LEADING LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37867BERLIN AMBASSADOR388BG n/a3140
42-37867 Delivered: Denver 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Gustav Hoehn, Navigator: Don Modarelli, Radio Operator: Byron Wiberg{wia, but died in hospital four days later}, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Zaskiewicz (4KIA); Co-Pilot: George Owens, Bombardier: Lieudell Bauer{evd but captured in Maastricht 31/3/44}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Rigdon, Waist Gunner: Harlan Mann, Waist Gunner: Ed Hincks, Tail Gunner: Germany. y Brinker (6POW); flak, crashed Zwolle sportsground avoiding town, Hol; MACR 3140. BERLIN AMBASSADOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37878MILLIE K388BG n/a9376
42-37878 Delivered: Denver 28/9/43; Grand Island 20/10/43; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 28/9/44 Pilot: Lester Frawley, Ray Klinke, Harry Bouten, Paul Kaufman, Adrian Olson, Carl Ingersoll, Ray Ingram, Harry Belgium. , Howard Miller (9POW); flak, crashed Saalfeld, Germany. any. MACR 9376. MILLIE K.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37886BETTY388BG n/a3089
42-37886 Delivered: Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; ass 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Lowell Watts{captured by civilians}, Co-Pilot: Bob Kennedy, Navigator: Emmett Murphy, Bombardier: Ed Kelley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Ramsey, Radio Operator: Ivan Finkle (6POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Sweeney, Waist Gunner: Don Taylor, Waist Gunner: Ray Hess, Tail Gunner: Harry Brassfield (4KIA); Enemy aircraft attack, causing mid-air collision w/42-40054 (388BG), crashed near Zwartemeer, nr Emmen, Hol. MACR 3089. BLITZIN' BETTY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37980n/a388BG n/a4244
42-37980 Delivered: Denver 3/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; ass 562BS/388BG [D] Knettishall 1/12/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Joe Coyner{wia}, Co-Pilot: Harry Monroe, Navigator: Fulton Sandler, Bombardier: Don Wiley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Bode{wia}, Radio Operator: Bill Evans, Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Turner, Waist Gunner: Jim Chearing, Waist Gunner: Audrey Yates{wia}, Tail Gunner: Warren Smith (10POW); flak KOd two engines, crash-landed Watou, 12 miles W of Ypres, Belgium. MACR 4244.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38120n/a388BG n/a3543
42-38120 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/12/43; Columbus 23/1/44; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/2/44; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: Paul Germany. tenharber, Co-Pilot: Roy Maggard, Navigator: Bill Metz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard Lopez, Radio Operator: Albt Maxbauer, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Zedalis, Waist Gunner: John Johnson, Waist Gunner: Jesse Taylor, Tail Gunner: Don Lank (9POW); Bombardier: Jim Strong (KIA); flak, crashed & exploded two miles W of Reken, near Wesendorf, SE of Borken, Ger. MACR 3543.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38138n/a388BG n/a3090
42-38138 Delivered: Denver 24/12/43; Gr Island 16/1/44; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/2/44; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Bill Lentz, Co-Pilot: Phil Hiden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Mike Miller, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Bennett (4KIA); Navigator: Ken Hickey, Bombardier: John Pond, Radio Operator: Chas Deutsch, Waist Gunner: John Olheiser, Waist Gunner: Bob Perdue, Tail Gunner: Merton Dewitt (6POW); mid-air coll w/Enemy aircraft, wreckage crashed Oegenbostel, two miles N of Wedemark, near Plumhof, N of Hanover, Germany. MACR 3090.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38145ROSALIE ANN388BG n/a
42-38145 Delivered: Denver 27/12/43; Gr Island 14/1/44; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-T+] Deopham Green 6/2/44; target Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Bill Gaither, Co-Pilot: Ernie Demaray, Navigator: John Stull, Bombardier: Roger Soth, Ball Turret Gunner: John McCallum, Waist Gunner: Joe Lovett, Waist Gunner: George Mondell {wia}, Tail Gunner: Bob Sellstrom (8RTD); Radio Operator: Ed Sullivan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Williams (2KIA); during assembly coll w/42-388BG, crash-landed New Buckenham, Nfk., sal 20/5/44. ROSALIE ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38177SHACK RABBITS388BG n/a3091
42-38177 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 10/1/44; Grenier 24/1/44; ass 561BS/388BG [ -H] Knettishall 14/2/44; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Gus Christiani, Navigator: Leon Levy, Bombardier: Ray Newark, Waist Gunner: Bill Kline, Waist Gunner: Bill Pope (5POW); Co-Pilot: Clarry Farrington, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Salvaged. Ciaccio, Radio Operator: Bill Mayne, Ball Turret Gunner: Rupert Smith, Tail Gunner: John Griscom (5KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp at Neu-Ringer, 14 miles N of Nordhorn, Germany. MACR 3091. SHACK RABBITS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38187n/a388BG n/a
42-38187 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/1/44; Gr Island 21/1/44; ass 560BS/388BG [D] Knettishall 9/2/44; damaged by Luftwaffe at Poltava, Rus, Pilot: Lt Malaniak 21/4/44; rep & ret to base; retUS 4100 BU Patterson 23/3/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39804BAD PENNY388BG n/a2346
42-39804 Delivered: Long Beach 4/9/43; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Phil Evans, Co-Pilot: Lew Heatley, Bombardier: Edwin Stuart, Radio Operator: Bill McAllister, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Falba, Waist Gunner: Clyne Stewart, Waist Gunner: John McAleenan (7KIA); Navigator: Bill Devine, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sorney Jacobson, Tail Gunner: Bill McDermott (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Krimpenfort,four miles S of Vechta, Germany. MACR 2346. BAD PENNY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39806n/a388BG n/a
42-39806 Delivered: Long Beach 5/9/43; Gr Island 4/10/43; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; on ferry flight to Honington 9/11/43 crash-landed brakes failed to hold until eventually nosed up and fell back, Pilot: John Dewey, Co-Pilot: John Moon, Navigator: Bob Neumeyer (3RTD); sal 11/11/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39824n/a388BG n/a
42-39824 Delivered: Long Beach 11/9/43; Scott 27/9/43; ass 388BG Knettishall 4/11/43; Aphrodite Project, crash: takeoff Pilot: Lts T. Barton & F. Bruno, for Herford, Germany. 5/12/44, sal.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39842n/a388BG n/a
42-39842 Delivered: Long Beach 17/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; ass 388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 9AF Germany. any 19/9/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39845HULCHER?S VULTURES388BG n/a5317
42-39845 Delivered: Long Beach 18/9/43; ass 563BS/388BG Knettishall 7/10/43; MIA Dessau 28/5/44 Pilot: Marquis Fjelsted, Co-Pilot: Bill Hudson, Navigator: Herb Honlihan, Bombardier: Chester Tracewaki, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John McBrien, Radio Operator: Ed Stringer, Ball Turret Gunner: George Hoover, Waist Gunner: John Shatz, Waist Gunner: Harry McCarty, Tail Gunner: John Perry (10POW); flak KOd two engines, forced landing a mile from Weira, 31 miles SW of Kassel, Germany. MACR 5317. HULCHER'S VULTURES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39861n/a388BG n/a
42-39861 Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 31/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39866n/a388BG n/a7820
42-39866 Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Presque Is 14/10/43; ass 563BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; MIA Merseburg 29/7/44 Pilot: Russell Boyce, Jack Graves, Calvin Leitz, John Turpen, Norman Hubbert, Ken Erneste, Alf Japhen (7KIA); Darrell Hornsby, Emmett Lawless (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rottendorf, Germany. MACR 7820.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39894BARBARA388BG n/a2432
42-39894 Delivered: Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; MIA Rostock 20/2/44 Pilot: Jerry Payne, Co-Pilot: Carl Cole, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Clarry Swanson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marco Zumsolo, Radio Operator: John White, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Pappalado, Waist Gunner: Jim Ellis, Waist Gunner: Grant Tucker (9KIA); Tail Gunner: Andrea Alearese{wia} (POW); mech fault, crashed Brahesholom, NE of Assen, Den. MACR 2432. BARBARA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39907NASTY NELLIE388BG n/a4580
42-39907 Delivered: Long Beach 5/10/43; ass 560BS/388BG [J] Knettishall 25/12/43; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Theophilus Pittman, Co-Pilot: Bill Waters, Navigator: Jim Rolisin, Bombardier: Dave Hughes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leon Bornhorst, Radio Operator: Lew Ogden (6POW-4wia); Ball Turret Gunner: John Crosson, Waist Gunner: Pete Kelly, Waist Gunner: Dick Rynone, Tail Gunner: Leroy Peterson (4KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and wing afire, crashed Hustedt, six miles SW of Verden, 19 miles SE of Bremen, Germany. MACR 4580. NASTY NELLIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40043n/a388BG n/a
42-40043 Delivered: Long Beach 11/11/43; Independence 30/11/43 and modified to be capable of carrying GB-4 guided bombs on underwing racks, was assigned to secret 8AF Batty Project at Fersfield, Nfk, UK. summer of '44 and operated by 388BG; Independence 30/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40054n/a388BG n/a3092
42-40054 Delivered: Long Beach 16/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; ass 562BS/388BG Knettishall 8/12/43; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Capt Paul Brown, Bombardier: Rolland Gill, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Joyce, Waist Gunner: Elbert Moyer, Tail Gunner: Bill Mocario (5POW); Co-Pilot: Capt George Job, Navigator: John DuPrey, Radio Operator: John Blatz{died in pow hospital from injuries and severe burns 18/3/44}, Ball Turret Gunner: Edwin Pfanner, Waist Gunner: Walter Reed, obs-Lt Joe Lechowski (6KIA); mid-air coll w/42-37886 (388BG); crashed Schoonberkerveld, SE of Emmen, Hol; MACR 3092.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5887SIOUX CITY SUE388BG 560BS
42-5887 Delivered: Long Beach Wendover 5/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43; Returned to US: Grenier 19/2/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 19/12/45. SIOUX CITY SUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5898LITTLE LASS388BG 562BS3117
42-5898 Delivered: Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Dow Fd 14/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Munster 10/10/43 Pilot: Paul Williams, Co-Pilot: Israel Rogg, Navigator: Ed Garver, Bombardier: Bob Macy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Harwood, Radio Operator: Alf Gardin, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Moore, Waist Gunner: Ralph Cornwall, Waist Gunner: Maynard Rollins, Tail Gunner: Roland Conners (10POW); flak, crashed banks of the Ijsselmeer, Hol.; MACR 3117. LITTLE LASS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5899SIOUX CITY QUEEN388BG 560BS3118
42-5899 Delivered: Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; MIA Bordeaux 5/1/44 Pilot: Norman Kempton, Navigator: Stan Plytynski, Bombardier: Bill LaForce, Radio Operator: Lou Mostardi, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Emil Taddeo, Tail Gunner: Hamp Nicholson (6EVD); Waist Gunner: Ray Evtuch, Waist Gunner: Joe Derouin (2POW); Co-Pilot: Paul Davis, Ball Turret Gunner: Eldridge Saulter (2KIA); battle damage, crashed Cartujac, near Saint-Laurent-et-Benon, Fr. MACR 3118. SIOUX CITY QUEEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5900ON THE VERGE388BG 561BS
42-5900 Delivered: Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 5/5/43; Smoky 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; Salvaged. NBD 1/8/44. VIRGIN ON THE VERGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5904GREMLIN GUS388BG 560BS
42-5904 Delivered: Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Roswell 26/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [--K] Knettishall 18/6/43; t/o La Pallice 16/9/43 due to poor weather, Pilot: Jarrent, Co-Pilot: ', Navigator: Staples{wia}, Bombardier: Dick{lost leg in crash}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Forsta, Radio Operator: ' , Ball Turret Gunner: Hovatter{inj}, Waist Gunner: Cunningham{inj}, Waist Gunner: ', Tail Gunner: Jim Jones{inj} (10RTD); foto-Ed Balliff (KIS-in crash); in poor visibility crashed Long Holcombe Hill, Simonsbath, near Nth Moulton, Devon, UK. Salvaged. 19/9/43. GREMLIN GUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5905JUST AG388BG 561BS
42-5905 Delivered: Long Beach 26/4/43; Sioux City 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 30/6/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/7/43; detailed Solignen, 30/11/43 Pilot: Paul Kelly, Co-Pilot: John Corzette, Navigator: John Wiley, Bombardier: Marion Wiles, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Theo Lambert, Radio Operator: Edwin Bishop, Ball Turret Gunner: Merrick Castilie, Waist Gunner: Eldridge Sauter, Waist Gunner: Sterling Crawford, Tail Gunner: Andrew Jenkins (10RTD) crash-landed on wrong runway at Polebrook on return through pilot error. Salvaged. JUST AG.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5906SONDRA KAY388BG 562BS3119
42-5906 Delivered: Long Beach 30/4/43; Sioux City 7/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG [--E] Knettishall 16/6/43; suffered battle damage at La Pallice, Fr. 16/9/43 Pilot: Henry Cox, Co-Pilot: Albt Rubin, Navigator: Bob Leaventhal, Bombardier: Frank Broach, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herman Ball, Radio Operator: Don Gromis, Ball Turret Gunner: George Martin, Waist Gunner: Otto Kloza, Waist Gunner: Francis Curry, Tail Gunner: Joshua Lewis (10KIA); crash-landed Upper Cilgee Farm, Llanure, two miles from Llandrindod Wells, Wales, after being diverted to RAF Shobdon, Worcs., in poor weather; Salvaged. MACR 3119. SONDRA KAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5907AND A PRAYER388BG 563BS3120
42-5907 Delivered: Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 19/5/43; Smoky Hill 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/6/43; MIA Westrow 25/7/43 Pilot: Warren Fuller{body washed up on a Denmark beach 10/9/43}, Co-Pilot: Tom Scanlon, Navigator: Frank Haminski, Bombardier: Bill Ritchie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul LeBrun, Radio Operator: Hector Watson, Ball Turret Gunner: Lacy Collinsworth, Waist Gunner: Mike Lattieri, Waist Gunner: Arthur Boyd, Tail Gunner: Warren McClure (10KIA); ditched North Sea, MACR 3120. WING AND A PRAYER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5942SKY SHY388BG 563BS3121
42-5942 Delivered: Long Beach 26/5/43; Denver 4/6/43; Dow Fd 28/6/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall WENATCHEE SPECIAL 4/7/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Myron Bowen, Co-Pilot: Warren Woods, Navigator: Art Copeland, Bombardier: Ed Hasson, Ball Turret Gunner: Theo Czygier, Waist Gunner: Harry Richards, Waist Gunner: Albt Smith, Tail Gunner: Jim Frankenfield (8POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Wiesner, Radio Operator: Joe Redmond (2KIA); flak, crashed Germany. any heading for Switzerland, MACR 3121. SKY SHY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5954MR YANK II388BG 562BS
42-5954 Delivered: Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 10/6/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 11/7/43; Returned to US: 30/3/44. Salvaged. 4/1/46. MR YANK II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97091DEAR MOM388BG 561BS4956
42-97091 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [F] Knettishall 6/3/44; MIA Kiel 22/5/44 Pilot: Gailord Mergenthaler, Co-Pilot: Bernie Cohen, Navigator: Paul Pearson, Bombardier: Bill Hamilton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Knepper, Radio Operator: Don Sprague, Ball Turret Gunner: George Anshutz, Waist Gunner: Bill Ficklen, Waist Gunner: John Shartz (9POW); Tail Gunner: Bob Hildebrand (KIA); flak KOd #3 & #4, crashed Nettlesse, 11 miles NE of Holstein, Germany. MACR 4956. DEAR MOM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97098FORTRESS NINE388BG n/a7505
42-97098 Delivered: Dorval (Montreal) 7/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-761]; Transferred: USAAF 31/3/44; ass 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; MIA Berlin 6/8/48 Pilot: Don Kluth, Bob Stewart, Fred Sanborn, Walt Collins, Gus Maurer, John Anderson, Don Nelson, Bob McInture, Ernie Crawford (9POW); flak, crashed Zehlendorf, Germany. MACR 7505 ('7705). FORTRESS NINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97101n/a388BG n/a
42-97101 Delivered: Gt Falls 6/2/44; Dorval 9/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-764]; Transferred: 8 AFSC 7/4/44; 388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; forced landing Fouches, Lux' 9/11/44; Salvaged. 28/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97102CICERO KID388BG n/a
42-97102 Delivered: Dorval 1/2/44, Pilot: Louis Johnson forced landing Hector Apt, ND, 1/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-765] 214 Sq BU-B RCM Sculthorpe, Oulton, Nfk; (overshot runway at Oulton 10/7/45'); Transferred: 562BS/388BG Knettishall /44; f/l Fouches, Lux' 9/11/44; 2KIA 7RTD; Salvaged. 24/10/45. CICERO KID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97105n/a388BG n/a
42-97105 Delivered: Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-768]; Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; MIA Parchim 7/4/45 Pilot: Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5POW); John Hughes, Elwood Eisenhawer, Jim Martin, Bob Wetzel (4KIA); mid air coll w/Bf109; crashed Luneburg, Germany. (SOC 21/6/47').
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97107n/a388BG n/a7362
42-97107 Delivered: Bismark 2/2/44; Dorval 4/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-770]; Transferred: USAAF 7/4/44; ass 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; MIA French RR juncts 8/7/44 Pilot: Bob Gill, George Oliver, John West, Don McKinney, Gunnar Sand, John Thorpe, Leon Stawasz, Theo Poage {tg} (8POW); Hubert Bishop, Melvin Hansen, Capt Virgil Wilcox {mission pilot} (3EVD); flak, crashed Abbeville, Fr. MACR 7362.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97112n/a388BG n/a11562
42-97112 Delivered: Dorval 12/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-775]; Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 18/3/44; battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: John Edelman, Herb Drumheller, Jim Edens, Bradley Jewett, Nick Peters, Clarry Gieck (6RTD); Dan McBride, John Ambuhl, Tom Dewey (3POW); flak, forced landing Zweibrucken, Germany. MACR 11562; Salvaged. 21/1/45. LITTLE JOE JR. (SOC 21/6/47).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97114BORROWED TIME388BG n/a13112
42-97114 Delivered: Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 3/2/44; Assigned: RAF [HB-777]; Transferred: USAAF 10/5/44; ass 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; MIA Ruhland 17/3/45 Pilot: Glendon Brown, Bill Whitlock, Larry Semenza (3POW); Joe Sala, Murray Winnick, Tom Hawkins, Norman Simula, Bill Cavalier, Frank Williams (6KIA); flak, crashed Halle, Germany. MACR 13112. BORROWED TIME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97132n/a388BG 562BS
42-97132 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/44; t/o for mission which was scrubbed 8/6/44 Pilot: Clyde Bryant, Co-Pilot: Edward Calo, Navigator: Bob Morgan, Bombardier: Bob Little, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roger Morgan, Radio Operator: John Conde, Ball Turret Gunner: Curtis Reynolds, Waist Gunner: Rich Ray, Waist Gunner: Chas Walkovich, Tail Gunner: Bob Boese (10KIA); Pilot asked tower to stay up for navigator training which was granted; the aircraft touched down a mile from crash site, spinning in at Plantation Farm, a mile from Shippea Hill station, Cambs., Salvaged. 9/6/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97171n/a388BG 563BS7745
42-97171 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Paris 2/8/44 Pilot: Don Balboni (KIA); Ernie Fufaro (EVD); Willard Spangler, Arthur Read, Earl Simanek, Ed Monroe, Lou Legrand, Walt Knudson, Laverne Kaasa (7POW); flak, crashed Pierrelay, Fr. MACR 7745. 4TH TERM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97172n/a388BG 561BS
42-97172 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/4/44; MIA Poltava 21/6/44; Salvaged. Russia; Returned to US: 1103 BU Morrison 1/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97184LADY GODIVA388BG 562BS
42-97184 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 11/3/44; crash-landed base 26/8/44; Salvaged. 30/10/44. LADY GODIVA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97192BOTTLED IN BOND388BG 562BS3775
42-97192 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Art Thomas, Co-Pilot: John Harper, Navigator: Joe Tilley, Bombardier: Lew Clemens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Manuel Silva, Radio Operator: Chas Karczewski, Waist Gunner: Lew Stokosa, Waist Gunner: Bill Telemeco, Tail Gunner: Bob Brookman (9INT); Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Masgula (KIA-killed by Swedish AA); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Gardsanga, Sweden. MACR 3775. BOTTLED IN BOND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97210JAMAICAN GINGER II388BG 563BS
42-97210 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 9/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45. JAMAICAN GINGER II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97219REVEL'S REVENGE388BG 560BS9378
42-97219 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 12/3/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Vic Olson (KIA); Francis Miller, John Kern, Ben Spevack, Wilmer Breckenridge, Theo Wilke, John Wyman, Chas Patterson, Casimir Piatek (8POW); flak, crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 9378. REVEL'S REVENGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97241n/a388BG 563BS3776
42-97241 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Edmund Ely, Co-Pilot: Fred Pratt, Navigator: Bill Ellis, Bombardier: Dave Ririe, Radio Operator: John Russell, Ball Turret Gunner: Vince Muffoletto (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Komoely, Waist Gunner: Harvey Ringer, Waist Gunner: Constantine Scourbys, Tail Gunner: Tom Neill (4KIA-baled over Baltic Sea); Enemy aircraft KOd #1, set fire to radio room, crash-landed Bad Doberan/ Mecklenburg, seven miles W of Rostock, Germany. MACR 3776.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97255n/a388BG 563BS3777
42-97255 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Bill Osterkamp, Co-Pilot: Leo Hughes, Navigator: Ken Perlitch, Bombardier: Harry Solomon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Newell Ballard, Radio Operator: Elwood Tobias, Ball Turret Gunner: Leo Collins, Waist Gunner: George Taylor, Waist Gunner: Jim Evans, Tail Gunner: Jim Whitehead (10KIA-one body hit stabilizer); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea off Rostock, Germany. MACR 3777.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97328HEAVEN'S ABOVE388BG 561BS
42-97328 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/3/44; taxi accident Pilot: Herbert Shule 3/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. HEAVEN'S ABOVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97352n/a388BG 560BS
42-97352 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG [W] Knettishall 7/4/44; returned early from mission with loss of #1 20/5/44 Pilot: Gus Schneider, Co-Pilot: Tilrow Morrison, Navigator: Norden Schloss, Bombardier: Leon Starer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilbur Rodehauer, Radio Operator: Ken Yearian, Ball Turret Gunner: Marvin Peters, Waist Gunner: Bob Rodman, Waist Gunner: John Harding, Tail Gunner: Hubert Schoeman (10RTD); on landing in fog overshot runway crashed through a line tent and Nissen hut killing three men and injuring another; Salvaged. 20/5/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97453n/a388BG n/a
42-97453 Delivered: Denver 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Prestwick, UK 21/12/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 27/12/43; Salvaged. 11/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97528MARY'S SISTER388BG 563BS
42-97528 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Grenier 29/1/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/2/44; battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: Jim Ruether, Co-Pilot: Ray Helminiak, Radio Operator: Ray Ward (3RTD ' all wia); Navigator: H.W. Swanson, togg-J. Haskett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Thielske, Ball Turret Gunner: Martin Smith, Waist Gunner: A.Kiss, Tail Gunner: Virgil Koon (6KIA); flak burst in heavy cloud and attempted to drop down for home, crash-landed RAF Hawkinge, Kent, UK; Salvaged. 6/1/45. MARY'S SISTER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97760n/a388BG 562BS
42-97760 Delivered: Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 11/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97820TRUE LOVE388BG 560BS
42-97820 Delivered: Denver 7/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/5/44; MIA Fallersleben 20/6/44 Pilot: Ron McGrath, Co-Pilot: Bill DeWitt, Navigator: Vernon Spartz, Bombardier: E.R. Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: H.L. Thibault, Radio Operator: N.B. Baber, photo-Sid Goloden, Waist Gunner: R.L. Spaulding, Tail Gunner: Chas Newton (10RTD); mid air coll w/42-97873; crew baled overHorsford/Felthorpe area, aircraft ditched North Sea off Cromer, Nfk. UK; No MACR. TRUE LOVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97832FAIRMAN WILLIE388BG 563BS
42-97832 Delivered: Denver 9/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG [W] Knettishall 1/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft on ground Poltava, Russia Pilot: Lt Brunk 21/6/44, Salvaged. FAIRMAN WILLIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97873SACK HAPPY388BG 563BS
42-97873 Delivered: Tulsa 22/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/44; crash: takeoff Munich 24/2/45 Pilot: Maurice Radke, Co-Pilot: Warren Headrick, Navigator: Bill Meade, Bombardier: ', Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Irwin Nelson, Radio Operator: Lou Steele, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Hargrave, Waist Gunner: Carl King, Tail Gunner: George Rose (10RTD); Salvaged. 25/2/45. SACK HAPPY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97937n/a388BG 561BS
42-97937 Delivered: Denver 10/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [W] Knettishall 7/6/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Caffee 21/6/44. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97943n/a388BG 560BS
42-97943 Delivered: Denver 11/4/44; 1SAG Langley 18/5/44; Dow Fd 5/7/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37520n/a388BG 560BS9375
43-37520 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Malbourne Michel, Joe Waickus, Ed Stachyra, Dick Perla, Leon White, Don Scott, Thurman Purdham, Warren Sweeney, Mike Malinich (9POW); flak, crashed Alken, Germany. MACR 9375. G.I. JANE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37523n/a388BG 560BS
43-37523 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; battle damage at Magdeburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Chas Maring, Scott Johnson, nav ', John Hanlon ', Roy Dean, Bob Bessett, John Kelly, Tom Isaacs, Art Woodsum, bellied in on base but all crew safe. Slight mid-ait collison w/John Melehes and forced landing W of Sudbury, Sfk, 2/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37599MOONLIGHT SERENADE388BG 562BS8454
43-37599 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/6/44; MIA Stuttgart 5/9/44 Pilot: Ray Paaske, Garis Jacoby {died in captivity}, Tony Santos, Sam George, Henry Mays (5POW); Gene Sydlowski, Bill Baker, John Wells, Ernie Haygood, (4EVD); flak, crashed Rottweil, Germany. MACR 8454. MOONLIGHT SERENADE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37617BETTY ANN388BG 562BS
43-37617 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Grenier 6/6/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44; battle damage Cologne 17/10/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Le Culot A/fd, Belgium. 1KIA 1MIA 7POW; Salvaged. 14/11/44. BETTY ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37635n/a388BG 560BS13612
43-37635 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishal 3/6/44; MIA Holzwickede, Germany. 23/3/45 Pilot: Don Dennis (KIA); Gordon Oesch, Albt Arenowitz, John Bennett {togg}, Tom McElherne, Harland Engfer, John Curley, Bob Glaze, Bob Walters (8POW); flak, crashed Dusseldorf, Ger. MACR 13612.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37685SLAVE'S DREAM388BG 563BS
43-37685 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/56/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44; battle damage Frankfurt 9/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Belgium. ium; 9RTD; Salvaged. 1/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 4/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. SLAVE'S DREAM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37724SOLVANG REVENGER388BG 561BS
43-37724 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44 OLD SILVER; battle damage Nurnburg 3/10/43 Pilot: Chas Wallace, flak hit killed Co-Pilot: Clarke; b/d Kassel 30/12/44 w/'; forced landing Lille, Fr; Salvaged. 28/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45. SOLVANG REVENGER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37757PANHANDLE388BG 561BS
43-37757 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 28/5/44; Grenier 4/6/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG [HR-D] Knettishall 7/6/44; damaged over Beauvoir, Fr 15/6/44 Pilot: ' McFarlane, Co-Pilot: / Lynah, Navigator: / Milano, rest unknown (10RTD); hit by two rockets over target, returned to crash-landed RAF Manston, UK; Salvaged. 17/6/44. PANHANDLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37793n/a388BG n/a
43-37793 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/5/44; Hunter 1/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: APH/388BG as Azon controlling mothership, Knettishall 6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37806MISS FORTUNE388BG n/a
43-37806 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/5/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned: 486BG Sudbury 18/6/44; Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/6/44; during assembly for Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: George Thompson, Co-Pilot: Wetterstein was killed when chute failed, rest of crew '', mid air coll w/43-37894 (490BG) aircraft crashed Wicken, Cambs. UK, two civilians killed; (8RTD '); Salvaged. MISS FORTUNE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37853n/a388BG 560BS
43-37853 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/6/44; Transferred: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 28/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37896FOREVER AMBER388BG 563BS
43-37896 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 12/6/44; Grenier 2/7/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 3/7/44; ct fire en route Bordeaux 14/4/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Lyon, Fr; 9RTD. FOREVER AMBER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37946n/a388BG n/a
43-37946 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: APH/388BG Knettishall 10/7/44; used as Castor navigation aircraft; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37953n/a388BG n/a
43-37953 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: APH/388BG Knettishall 10/7/44; drone control ship on APH and Castor missions fitted Pilot: special radio antenna; taxi accident w/Wilfred Tooman 14/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38006n/a388BG n/a
43-38006 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: APH/388BG Castor control mothership, Knettishall 10/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/44; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38081n/a388BG n/a
43-38081 Delivered: Wright Fd 23/6/44; Cheyenne 13/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: APH/388BG Castor control mothership Knettishall 17/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38097n/a388BG 562BS
43-38097 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 20/8/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 22/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38175BE SEEING YOU388BG 563BS10205
43-38175 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/7/44; Transferred: 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 23/7/44 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN; MIA Frantic IV supply drop to Warsaw 18/9/44 Pilot: Francis Akins, Forrest Shaw, Ely Berenson, Myron Merrill, Frank De Cillis, George McPhee, Paul Haney, Walt Shimshock (8KIA); Marcus Shook (EVD); Jim Christy (POW); flak, crashed Warsaw, Poland. MACR 10205. I'LL BE SEEING YOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G-80-BO43-38226n/a388BG 562BS
43-38226 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 8/8/44; Transferred: 862BS/493BG Debach 9/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; 237 Kirtland 31/12/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 7/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38303n/a388BG n/a
43-38303 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 22/8/44; battle damage Nurnberg 3/10/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38385CRADLE388BG 563BS
43-38385 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Dow Fd 18/8/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. CRUISIN' CRADLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38404n/a388BG 563BS9377
43-38404 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 7/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 2/9/44; MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Julian Heimendinger, Harry Knight, Bill Hutter, John Reina, Anton Sirmer, Frank Pfrimmer {tg), Maj Chas Maring {mission pilot} (7KIA); Quinton Gray, Jack Edwards, Bill Vacho (3POW); mid air coll w/42-102953 (388 BG), crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 9377.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38413n/a388BG 561BS10311
43-38413 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/9/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 Pilot: Fred McRee, Bill Hershey, Tom Mangan, Doug McKee, Dick Giesler, Leo Hommerson, John Mayo {tg} (7KIA); Theo Elkren, Walt Gilsinger, Bill Milner {photos} (3POW); flak, crashed Mannheim, Germany. MACR 10311.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38424n/a388BG 561BS
43-38424 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/8/44; Lincoln 12/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/9/44; battle damage Darmsadt 24/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Melsbroek, Belgium. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38504n/a388BG 562BS
43-38504 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 22/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 11/9/44; during assembly for Hamm 16/2/45 Pilot: Capt Harry Beatty, Wallace Bragg, Bill Rellstab, Tribune Lio, John Biehl, Elmer Thon, John Schultz, Paul Kassen, Levi Myers, Joe Bedosky (10RTD); aircraft suffered a mechanical fault, ditched North Sea; all rescued..
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38547n/a388BG n/a10261
43-38547 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 25/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 13/9/44; Transferred: 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 14/9/44; MIA Hamburg 25/10/44 Pilot: Gene Bivins, John Green, Alf Ayash, Carl Kintz, John Sewell, Warren Van Hoose (6KIA); Vince Niemann, Tony Lapina, Jim Denyer (3POW); flak, crashed Gut Moor, near Munster, Germany. MACR 10261.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38552n/a388BG 561BS
43-38552 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 26/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38558n/a388BG 561BS12718
43-38558 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/8/44; Lincoln 27/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/9/44; MIA Munich 25/2/45 Pilot: Keith Farley, Ed Gillmeier, Virgil Bohm, Don Rohloff, John Giokaris (5KIA); Leon Klein, John Martin, Jack Richardson, John Elliott (4POW); flak, crashed Nuremburg, Germany. MACR 12718.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38578n/a388BG 561BS9480
43-38578 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/8/44; Lincoln 7/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/10/44; MIA Cologne 17/10/44 Pilot: Harry Resch, Jim Fraser, George Miner, Don Sjaardema, George Crowder, Herb Jacobs, Archie Gollen, Chester Mitchell (8POW); Tony Checchia (KIA); flak, crashed Koblenz, Germany. MACR 9480.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38605n/a388BG n/a
43-38605 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/8/44; Hunter 2/9/44; Dow Fd 10/9/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 13/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38623EASY DOES IT388BG 561BS12432
43-38623 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/8/44; Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 23/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 20/10/44; taxi accident Pilot: ground crew at Stansted 2/12/44; MIA Frankfurt 17/2/45 w/Bob Taylor, Bob Mount, Bill Tallant, Tom Walsh, Warren Hammond, Carl Kindelt, Bill Hartley, Wayne Logan, Bryce Grant {tg}, Bill Olson {photos} (10KIA); flak, crashed Wiesbaden, Germany. MACR 12432. EASY DOES IT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38655n/a388BG 561BS
43-38655 Delivered: Lincoln 30/8/44; Gt Falls 1/9/44; Lincoln 3/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38692n/a388BG 560BS
43-38692 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 25/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 3/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38715n/a388BG 563BS
43-38715 Delivered: Lincoln 8/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; re-ass AF Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/46; Recl Comp 7/1/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38782READY MAID388BG 561BS
43-38782 Delivered: Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 27/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45. READY MAID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38827n/a388BG 562BS
43-38827 Delivered: Lincoln 26/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 19/10/44; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38845n/a388BG 561BS11242
43-38845 Delivered: Lincoln 28/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; MIA Hamburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Ernie Senter, Bob Wilson, Arthur Ehm, Dave Free, Edwin Glapa (5KIA); Elden Bennion, Carl Jensen, Bob LeClere, Ernie Larson (4POW); flak, crashed Delfzjil, Hol. MACR 11242.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38869PAULA SUE388BG 563BS
43-38869 Delivered: Hunter 30/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; MIA Parchim, Germany. 7/4/45 Pilot: Bob Bare, Jim Westbrook, Bob Sonnenberg, George Shantz, Sam Hinstead, Vernon Hofmann, Andy Strable, Dave Becker, Jesse Rorie, Bob Pedersen {rcm} (10KIA); Enemy aircraft & hit by debris from aircraft above; crashed Steinhuden Meeres, Ger. PAULA SUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38873n/a388BG n/a
43-38873 Delivered: Hunter 2/10/44; Dow Fd 23/10/44; Assigned: 385BG Gt Ashfield 25/10/44; Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/44; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38931n/a388BG 560BS
43-38931 Delivered: Lincoln 14/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 28/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38933DEAR MOM II388BG 561BS
43-38933 Delivered: Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 Pilot: H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6KIA); crash-landed Lands End, UK 31/5/45; Sal; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 27/6/44; Scrapped: Kingman 20/11/45. WEARY WOLF aka DEAR MOM II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38948n/a388BG 561BS
43-38948 Delivered: Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 28/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39008IRRESISTABLE YOU388BG 563BS
43-39008 Delivered: Lincoln 6/11/44; Dow Fd 26/11/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. IRRESISTABLE YOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39023MY BONNIE388BG 563BS
43-39023 Delivered: Lincoln 10/11/44; Grenier 2/12/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 15/12/44; Transferred: 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 1/1/45 MAIDEN PRAYER; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. MY BONNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39084n/a388BG 560BS
43-39084 Delivered: Lincoln 26/11/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 19/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 28/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39093n/a388BG 562BS
43-39093 Delivered: Lincoln 30/11/44; Grenier 23/12/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45. PUNCHIN' JUDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39109IKKY POO388BG 561BS
43-39109 Delivered: Hunter 7/12/44; Dow Fd 19/12/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Transferred: 401BG Deenethorpe 28/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; 613 BU Phillips 28/3/46. IKKY POO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39221n/a388BG 563BS
43-39221 Delivered: Hunter 10/1/44; Dow Fd 19/1/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 4/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39239n/a388BG 562BS
43-39239 Delivered: Hunter 16/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 8/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39282SWEENY'S BRATS388BG 563BS
43-39282 Delivered: Lincoln 28/1/45; Dow Fd 15/2/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 18/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; 613 BU Phillips 13/3/46. SWEENY'S BRATS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39309n/a388BG 561BS
43-39309 Delivered: Lincoln 5/2/45; Grenier 17/2/45; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 26/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39345n/a388BG 563BS
43-39345 Delivered: Hunter 17/2/45; Grenier 1/3/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39401n/a388BG 563BS
43-39401 Delivered: Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 23/3/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 27/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39428n/a388BG 563BS
43-39428 Delivered: Hunter 13/3/45; Grenier 25/3/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 1/4/45; landing accident Pilot: John Thomas 10/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6091LOTTA BULL388BG 561BS
44-6091 Delivered: Tulsa 29/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/5/44; mech fault, Kassel 8/9/44 Pilot: '; c/r France; 9RTD. LOTTA BULL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6096LADY COURAGEOUS388BG 560BS
44-6096 Delivered: Tulsa 1/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/6/44; crash-landed base 29/7/44; 9RTD; Salvaged. LADY COURAGEOUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6102CICERO KID388BG 563BS
44-6102 Delivered: Tulsa 4/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. CICERO KID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6106GREMLIN'S HIDEOUT388BG 363FS
44-6106 Delivered: Tulsa 2/5/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned: 363BS/388BG Knettishall 28/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45. GREMLIN'S HIDEOUT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6123n/a388BG 561BS8433
44-6123 Delivered: Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 13/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/5/44; MIA Delitzsch, Germany. 16/8/44 Pilot: Sarten; mid air coll w/42-97328; crashed Wurzen, Ger; 2KIA 8MIA; MACR 8433.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6154SHOOT THE WORKS388BG 360FS
44-6154 Delivered: Tulsa 16/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 360BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44 LIL HOMESICK ANGEL; battle damage Zeitz 16/8/44 Pilot: '; mid air coll w/42-97328; crash-landed Germany. 2KIA 8MIA; Sal; RetUS Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 30/6/45; RFC Kingman 20/11/45. SHOOT THE WORKS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6171CUTIE ON DUTY388BG 561BS8286
44-6171 Delivered: Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 5/6/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 11/6/44; MIA Peenemunde 25/8/44 Pilot: Leon Sutton, George Healey, Walt Midget (3KIA); Harland Thompson, Harry Fisher, Dick Bing, Emerson Coleman, Joe Carnada, Fred Bernjus (6POW); flak, crashed Stettin, Germany. MACR 8286. CUTIE ON DUTY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6472n/a388BG 563BS11206
44-6472 Delivered: Kearney 15/8/44; Presque Is 4/9/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 8/9/44; MIA Merseburg 25/11/44 Pilot: Bill Wilson, Frank Pollard, George Kanton, Chas Marderhour, Albt Komp, Stan Histed (6KIA); Fred Bullard, Norman McLeod, John Klumpp (3POW); flak, crash-landed Arenrath, Germany. Salvaged. 24/3/45. MACR 11206.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6524n/a388BG 562BS
44-6524 Delivered: Hunter 29/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6572n/a388BG 562BS
44-6572 Delivered: Lincoln 9/9/44; Grenier 19/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6574SOLID SENDER388BG 562BS13871
44-6574 Delivered: Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/10/44; MIA Neuburg 9/4/45 Pilot: Rex Berwick, Earl Glancy, Nick Iannelli, Morris Thompson (4KIA);Warren Perkins, Lorenzo Arthur, Bob Hancock, Leroy Barry, Floyd Pernu (5POW); flak, crashed Landsberg, Germany. MACR 13871. SOLID SENDER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6582n/a388BG 561BS11827
44-6582 Delivered: Lincoln 13/8/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; MIA Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: Winfred Lenocker, Dick Jackson, Don Blair, Stan Roof, Lou Rotella, Bob Roth, Clayton McClelland, Jack Putnam, Heine Reiser (9POW); flak, crashed Heimerdingen, Germany. MACR 11827.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6597SUPERMOUSE388BG 561BS
44-6597 Delivered: Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. SUPERMOUSE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6611n/a388BG 561BS
44-6611 Delivered: Lincoln 22/9/44; Grenier 13/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/10/44; Salvaged. 19/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6622OUR LOVE388BG 561BS
44-6622 Delivered: Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45. OUR LOVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6626THUNDERBIRD388BG 563BS11207
44-6626 Delivered: Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 10/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; MIA Hamm 26/11/44 Pilot: Wayne Daniels, Bernie Rieth, Alf Soo, Harry Saunders, Wilbur James (5POW); Roger Randles, Joe Shaeffer, Phil McCaffrey, Mal McInnes (4KIA); flak & exploded, crashed Eisleben, Germany. MACR 11207. THUNDERBIRD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6629KAREN W388BG 560BS12551
44-6629 Delivered: Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; MIA Nurnberg 20/2/45 Pilot: Joe Ellis, Bill Seat, George Bartnik, Wayne Elkin {togg}, Walt Paskon, March Golash, Don Karle, John Strasen {spot jammer}, Glenn Wright {tg} (10POW); flak, crashed Nurnberg, Germany. MACR 12551. KAREN W.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6803n/a388BG 562BS
44-6803 Delivered: Hunter 16/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6829KAREN W388BG 560BS
44-6829 Delivered: Hunter 22/11/44; Grenier 13/12/45; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/12/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/5/46; KAREN W.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6852n/a388BG 561BS
44-6852 Delivered: Lincoln 30/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/12/44; Transferred: 483BG Sterparone 20/2/45; Returned to US: Morrison 18/9/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6894n/a388BG 561BS
44-6894 Delivered: Lincoln 12/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 24/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 4/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6911n/a388BG 560BS
44-6911 Delivered: Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 23/12/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6918PISTOLAS JUANITA388BG 560BS
44-6918 Delivered: Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 29/12/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45. PISTOLAS JUANITA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8078ROUGH DARTS388BG n/a
44-8078 Delivered: Denver 6/6/44; Dorval 26/6/44; slated RAF HB 811, Transferred: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 3/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 11/12/45. ROUGH DARTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8146n/a388BG 562BS
44-8146 Delivered: Dallas 20/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 28/2/46; RetUS, 613 BU Phillips 29/4/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8207n/a388BG 562BS11241
44-8207 Delivered: Dallas 10/7/44; Langley 5/8/44; Grenier 29/8/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; 563BS; battle damage Hamburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Wayne Davis, Maj Bill Harrell, Fred Dearing, Bill Stafford, Ed Van Every, Orvil Gough, Earl Jasper, Lt Norman Isaacs {radio nav}, Jerry Janis, Lt Don Sachs {tg} (10POW); flak, ditched off Borkum, Germany. MACR 11241.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8223MISS KAREN K388BG 562BS12549
44-8223 Delivered: Dallas 15/7/44; Langley 14/8/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; MIA Nurnberg 20/2/45 Pilot: Capt Ivan Woodburn, Capt Dick Gaspard, Edwin Kabcenell, Bob Nelson, Norman Lynn, Bob Hill (6POW); Lt Joe Zaic {radar nav}, Fletcher Sauls, Adam Imthurn {tg}(3KIA); flak, crashed Ludwigsburg, Germany. MACR 12549. MISS KAREN K.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8234n/a388BG 562BS
44-8234 Delivered: Dallas 17/7/44; Hunter 18/8/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 29/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8251n/a388BG 562BS
44-8251 Delivered: Dallas 26/7/44; Hunter 25/8/44; Grenier 16/9/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 19/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 20/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8278n/a388BG n/a
44-8278 Delivered: Dallas 29/7/44; Cheyenne 2/8/44; Hunter 4/9/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 6/9/44; battle damage Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed Abbeville, Fr; 9RTD; Salvaged. 28/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8301SUSAN KAY388BG 560BS
44-8301 Delivered: Hunter 3/8/44; Palm Springs 10/8/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 23/9/44; in base landing accident Pilot: Roland Sears 15/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 27/6/45; Sth Plains 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45. SUSAN KAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8302VAGABOND LADY388BG 561BS10351
44-8302 Delivered: Hunter 3/8/44; Long Beach 10/8/44; Hunter 15/8/44; Dow Fd 1/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/9/44; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Lou Panther, Carl Johnson, Ernie Baker, Bill Broad, Alonzo Sullivan, Tony Rosetano, Fred Nbigt {photos} (7POW); Sid Sher, Martin Targonsky, Dave Blue (3KIA); flak, crashed Herne, Germany. MACR 10351. VAGABOND LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8313LADY ANNE388BG 561BS10310
44-8313 Delivered: Hunter 7/8/44; Grenier 1/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 Pilot: Thurman Esselmeyer, Vic Toro, Albt Geiger, Harry Gilbert, Bill Phillips, Chas Crago, Chas Corcoran (7POW); Leon Pure, John McMenamin (2KIA); flak, crashed Mannheim, Germany. MACR 10310. LADY ANNE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8322n/a388BG 563BS
44-8322 Delivered: Kearney 9/8/44; Grenier 20/8/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 24/8/44; battle damage Cologne 17/10/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed Honington A/fd, UK Sal; Returned to US: Bradley 25/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8323BLONDE BOMBSHELL388BG n/a11115
44-8323 Delivered: Kearney 11/8/44; Ogden 13/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 26/8/44; Transferred: 570BS/390BG [DI-N] Framlingham 28/8/44; MIA Kaiserlautern (Morscheid Bridge) 25/12/44 Pilot: Elwood Lee, Loran Steen, Bob DeOrsay, Paul Roberts, Stan Wrubleski, Ed Skindingsrude (6KIA); Alf Walterscheid, Roland Weber, Coy Pledger (3POW); flak hit #4 engine, crashed Bitburg, Germany. MACR 11115. BLONDE BOMBSHELL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83262n/a388BG 563BS
44-83262 Delivered: Lincoln 15/1/45; Dow Fd 6/2/45; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 16/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83292MISS BEA HAVEN388BG 560BS
44-83292 Delivered: Hunter 24/1/45; Love Fd 1/2/45; Grenier 11/2/45; Dow Fd 13/2/45; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/2/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/48; Recl Comp 7/1/49. MISS BEA HAVEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8411BORROWED TIME388BG 563BS
44-8411 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 23/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/44; battle damage 24/12/44 Pilot: '; flak, crashed Leige, Belgium. 9RTD; Salvaged. BORROWED TIME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8434n/a388BG 560BS
44-8434 Delivered: Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8437n/a388BG 563BS12414
44-8437 Delivered: Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; MIA Nurnberg 17/2/45 Pilot: Capt Bob Gladstone, Bob Murphy, John Gardner, Paul Ballard, Clayton Hamilton, Chas Goldstein, John Grady, Joe Prokop, Ken Hansladen {rcm} (9KIA); Bill Pitts {tg} (POW); flak, crashed Prum, Germany. MACR 12414.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8504n/a388BG 561BS13870
44-8504 Delivered: Lincoln 4/10/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/10/44; MIA Munich 9/4/45 Pilot: John Carroll, Joe Diaz, Casimir Formella (3KIA); Jack Martin, Julius Conison, Arthur Crist, Olgie Latwen, Ralph Henderson, Don Gallagher {tg}, Herb Leventon {rcm} (7POW) flak, crashed Landsberg, Germany. MACR 13870.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8506MISS MAC388BG 563BS
44-8506 Delivered: Lincoln 2/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 18/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 17/6/45; Sth Plains 20/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45. MISS MAC.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8515n/a388BG 563BS
44-8515 Delivered: Hunter 7/10/44; Dow Fd 18/10/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 20/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8521n/a388BG 562BS
44-8521 Delivered: Lincoln 3/10/44; Grenier 19/10/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 21/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 16/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8549JUST JOYCE388BG 562BS
44-8549 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/10/44; Hunter 5/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 16/12/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. JUST JOYCE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8574n/a388BG 562BS
44-8574 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/44; Hunter 22/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/12/44; caught fire & Salvaged. 7/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8594n/a388BG 563BS13094
44-8594 Delivered: Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 29/11/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/12/44; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Alvin Fehrman, Mike Maiette, Bill Williams, Edmund Jedrzejak (4POW); Ira Teackey, Bill Dougherty, Fred Rumford, John Minassian, Bill Weaver (5KIA); mech fault, crashed Ludwiglust, Germany. MACR 13094.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8603n/a388BG 551BS
44-8603 Delivered: Lincoln 30/10/44; Dow Fd 14/11/44; Assigned: 551BS/385BG [HR-U] Gt Ashfield 26/11/44; Transferred: 388BG Knettishall 28/11/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 1/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8742n/a388BG 562BS
44-8742 Delivered: Hunter 13/12/44; Grenier 29/12/44; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 5/1/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8751n/a388BG n/a
44-8751 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/12/44; Hunter 4/1/45; Dow Fd 11/1/45; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 13/1/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8795n/a388BG 562BS
44-8795 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/12/44; Hunter 9/1/45; Dow Fd 4/2/45; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 6/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8850n/a388BG 562BS
44-8850 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 7/2/45; Dow Fd 19/2/45; Assigned: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 21/2/45;RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8925n/a388BG n/a
44-8925 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 16/3/45; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 30/3/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 2/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8928n/a388BG n/a
44-8928 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 23/3/45; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 25/3/45; Returned to US: Morrison 27/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 28/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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