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487th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:4th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:836th Bombardment Squadron
837th Bombardment Squadron
838th Bombardment Squadron
839th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Prepared for overseas duty with B-24's. Moved to England, Mar-Apr 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF.

Began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during the invasion. Attacked German troops and artillery positions to assist British forces near Caen in Jul; struck gun emplacements to support the Allied effort at Brest in Aug and to cover the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944. Flew a few missions against German industries, refineries, and communications during the period May-Aug 1944, but operated almost solely against strategic targets from Aug 1944, when conversion to B-17's was completed, until Mar 1945. Attacked oil refineries in Merseburg, Mannheim, and Dulmen; factories in Nurnberg, Hannover, and Berlin; and marshalling yards in Cologne, Munster, Hamm, and Neumunster. Aided ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and turned again to support and interdictory operations in Mar 1945 as the Allies crossed the Rhine and made the final thrust into Germany. Returned to the US, Aug-Sep 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Lt Col Charles E Lancaster, 4 Oct 1943
  • Lt Col Beirne Lay Jr, 28 Feb 1944
  • Col Robert Taylor III, 12 May 1944
  • Col William K Martin, 28 Dec 1944
  • Lt Col Howard C Todt, May 1945

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

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 39

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
2May 08, 19448AF 345Targets in France and Belgium
3May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
4May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France3
5May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
6May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
7May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
8May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
9May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
10May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany 1
11May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany1
12May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium1
13May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
14June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
15June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
16June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
17June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area1
18June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France1
19June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
20June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
21June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
22June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
23June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
24June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
25June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
26June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France1
27June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
28June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France1
29June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
30June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
31June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
32June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
33June 30, 19448AF 448Airfields in France and Belgium
34July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites1
35July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
36July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards1
37July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
38July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
39July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
40July 14, 19448AF 473Airfields in France
41July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
42July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
43July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
44July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
45July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
46July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
47July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
48July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
49August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
50August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
51August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
52August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
53August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test1
54August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
55August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
56August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
57August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
58August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
59August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
60August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
61August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
62August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
63August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
64August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
65August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants1
66August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
67September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
68September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
69September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
70September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry1
71September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
72September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
73September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
74September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany1
75September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany1
76September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
77September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
78September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany1
79October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
80October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
81October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
82October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
83October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
84October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
85October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area1
86October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
87October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
88October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
89October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
90October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
91October 28, 19448AF 691Rail targets in Hamm and Munster
92November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
93November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
94November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany1
95November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
96November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas1
97November 11, 19448AF 712Oil and rail targets in western Germany
98November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
99November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
100November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard1
101November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany1
102November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
103November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany1
104December 02, 19448AF 734Rail marshaling yards in Germany
105December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
106December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
107December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
108December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
109December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
110December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)3
111December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
112December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany1
113December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
114December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines1
115January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
116January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
117January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
118January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
119January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
120January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
121January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
122January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne4
123January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
124January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
125January 18, 19458AF 799Rail target in Germany
126January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
127January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
128January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
129January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
130February 01, 19458AF 814Rail targets and bridges in western Germany
131February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry1
132February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany2
133February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany1
134February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
135February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
136February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
137February 17, 19458AF 834Synthetic oil plants
138February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg1
139February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
140February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
141February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
142February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
143February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
144February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
145February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
146March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
147March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
148March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
149March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
150March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
151March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
152March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
153March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
154March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany1
155March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
156March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
157March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets1
158March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets1
159March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
160March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
161March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
162March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
163March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
164March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
165March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
166March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
167March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
168April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
169April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
170April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
171April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
172April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
173April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
174April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin4
175April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
176April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
177April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
178April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
179April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
180April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
181April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:47

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-05-01Aircraft: B-24 (#41-29520).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: Williams, Walter L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-05-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52743).
Organization: 837BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Goethe, Everett F.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Sudbury England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-05-28Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52431).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Fuller, Edgar L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-05-30Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52761).
Organization: 837BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hatfield, Jay J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-05-30Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52745).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Majerus, Bernard J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-05-30Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29482).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Ziegler, Arlon F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-06-10Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29553).
Organization: 837BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Loranger, George O.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Poslingford England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-06-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52653).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Balfrey, Renest F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-06-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52625).
Organization: / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: .
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-07-17Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52581).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Borchert, Harold D.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-07-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37840).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Stilts, Paul M.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-07-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51197).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Oxbolt, David L.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Canendish England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-07-26Aircraft: B-17F (#42-39760).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hutcheson, Clayton L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-07-26Aircraft: B-17F (#42-39848).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-08-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37981).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Stone, Donald T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-08-09Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6114).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Booth, Raymond W W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-08-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38001).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-08-26Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6299).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-08-30Aircraft: B-17G (#42-98020).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Stone, Donald T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-10-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38042).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Spangler, Donald C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-10-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37979).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Gasser, Robert J.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-10-21Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38042).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Bauer, George M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-10-23Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8333).
Organization: 837BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sanner, Harry A.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-11-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37933).
Organization: 837BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Wilkowski, Edward J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251945-01-03Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6468).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Turner, Marshall W.
Notes: ground collision.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261945-01-22Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38893).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271945-01-22Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38022).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281945-01-22Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8611).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Braeunig, Robert H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8606).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Portsch, Robert H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301945-03-14Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6570).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Portsch, Robert H.
Notes: killed in crash due to onboard fire.
Location: Grove Farm, Parkefield England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-03-19Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37969).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Virgin, John R.
Notes: bailed out due to mid air collision.
Location: Couvron/ nr France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-03-19Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38038).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Smoke, Daniel D Jr.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Couvron/ nr France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-03-24Aircraft: L-4B (#43-703).
Organization: / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Timko, John (NMI).
Notes: unknown.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-03-26Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8523).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Althouse, Richard L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-04-14Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8922).
Organization: 838BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Poitevin, Anton (NMI).
Notes: crashed destroyed by fire.
Location: Clacton England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8694).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sicard, Charles H.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Peterborough England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-06-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39249).
Organization: 836BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Vandeventer, Garland G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Lavenham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-07-08Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37975).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hoddinott, Reginald (NMI).
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Lavenham-Valley btwn England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-07-08Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38704).
Organization: 839BS / 487BG of Lavenham, Suffolk.
Pilot: Geraud, Lawrence J.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Lavenham-Valley btwn England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
B-17G42-102497n/a487BG 836BS12177
42-102497 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 10/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-A] Lavenham 1/5/44; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: Willard Curtiss, Frank Callaghen, Salvaged. Saporito (3KIA); Tom Collins, Ed Ghezzi, Jim Merritt, Bob Blackwell, Sam Pagac, Ralph Barajas (6RTD); Enemy aircraft, forced landing Hods, Belgium. MACR 12177.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3507DUFFY'S TAVERN487BG 838BS
42-3507 Delivered: Tulsa 15/7/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned: 613BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; Transferred: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 15/7/44; Scrapped: South Plains 1/10/45. DUFFY'S TAVERN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39846WIDDLE TWINKLE487BG n/a
42-39846 Delivered: Long Beomach 18/9/43; Scott 27/10/43; ass 614BS/401BG [IW-M] Deenethorpe 3/11/43; Transferred: 487BG Lavenham 15/7/44; then to 493BG Debach, sal 16/8/44. WIDDLE TWINKLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97969n/a487BG 839BS
42-97969 Delivered: Dallas 19/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 27/7/44; 836BS; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97970n/a487BG 837BS
42-97970 Delivered: Dallas 19/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-H] Lavenham 28/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97996n/a487BG n/a
42-97996 Delivered: Dallas 27/4/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 30/6/44; battle damage Ruhland 17/3/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed Rudnicke, Pol; Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97997n/a487BG 838BS
42-97997 Delivered: Dallas 27/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Hunter 8/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-J] Lavenham 4/7/44; crash-landed UK' 25/11/44, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98011n/a487BG 838BS
42-98011 Delivered: Dallas 1/5/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 3/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98013n/a487BG 838BS11734
42-98013 Delivered: Dallas 2/5/44; Hunter 8/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 30/6/44; 839BS [R5-E]; MIA Magdeburg 14/1/45 Pilot: Clem Kochczynski, Steve Hunter, Roy Seeger, Gene Haulott (4KIA); Loren Crandell, Tom Clark, Frank Scott, Bill Achondo, Bill Peak (5POW); mid air coll w/43-37933 (487BG); crashed Ventschow, Germany. MACR 11734.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98014n/a487BG 836BS
42-98014 Delivered: Dallas 2/5/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-K] Lavenham 2/7/44; MIA Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: '.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98019n/a487BG 838BS
42-98019 Delivered: Dallas 3/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-L] Lavenham 2/8/44; MIA Merzehausen, Germany. 24/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent. MUTZIE `B'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98020n/a487BG n/a
42-98020 Delivered: Dallas 3/5/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 29/6/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 2/8/44; Salvaged. 31/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37569n/a487BG 836BS11559
43-37569 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-P] Lavenham 30/5/44; 839BS [R5-P]; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: Ira Ball, Gordon Tomea, Warren Parks, Bob Lull, Duffy Gaudin, John Conery (6KIA); Harry Sperber, John Broom, Cuno Becker (3RTD) Enemy aircraft, crashed Hods, Belgium. MACR 11559.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37805n/a487BG 837BS7892
43-37805 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 28/6/44; MIA Berlin 6/8/44 Pilot: Jay Hatfield, Clarry McGinn, John Taber, Dick Conway, Henry Ong, Cecil Glover, Chas Jamison, Joe Kazmouz (8POW); Ed Reichel (KIA); flak, crashed target area, Germany. MACR 7892.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37858n/a487BG 836BS10324
43-37858 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/5/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 Pilot: Kurt Schwarzin, John Pilcher, Bob Kinney, Jack Oakman, Cyrus Parr, Arthur West, Clifton Rentfro, Bill Stone, Hugh Lamborn (9POW); flak, crashed Wittlich, Germany. MACR 10324.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37897n/a487BG 838BS
43-37897 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 12/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 29/6/44; battle damage Dresden 2/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Russia.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37901MISS BEA HAVEN487BG 837BS
43-37901 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 14/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-B] Lavenham 30/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/1/46. MISS BEA HAVEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37911n/a487BG 836BS
43-37911 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 29/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37918n/a487BG 839BS
43-37918 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-Q] Lavenham 2/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37923n/a487BG 837BS
43-37923 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 2/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-P] Lavenham 3/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37933YANKEE MAID487BG 838BS11732
43-37933 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; MIA Derben, Germany. 14/1/45 Pilot: Harry Nyland, Bill Rhett, Ray Litka, John Claxton, Angelo Ovial, Saverio Costantino, Francis Wetzel, Ed Kolb (8POW); Frank Abbote (KIA); mid air coll w/42-98013 (487BG); crashed Redefin, Ger. MACR 11732. YANKEE MAID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37969n/a487BG 836BS
43-37969 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-N] Lavenham 11/7/44; battle damage Jena 19/3/45 Pilot: John Virgin, was in mid air coll w/43-38083, crashed Couvron, Fr; Salvaged. 21/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37974n/a487BG n/a
43-37974 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 13/7/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37975n/a487BG 839BS
43-37975 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-A] Lavenham 8/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37979n/a487BG 838BS
43-37979 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-B] Lavenham 11/7/44; battle damage en route Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Le Culot A/fd, Belgium.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37980n/a487BG 839BS8470
43-37980 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 8/7/44; MIA Politz 25/8/44 Pilot: Duncan; flak, crashed Lake Mueritz, '; 9KIA 2POW; MACR 8470.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37981n/a487BG 838BS
43-37981 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-B] Lavenham 8/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37987MEAN WIDDLE KID487BG 838BS13883
43-37987 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 10/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [R5-J] Lavenham 15/7/44; MIA Brandenburg 10/4/45 Pilot: Dick Althouse, Doug Coubram, Tom Eugene,Bill Bressler, Norman Garrison, Harry Gustine, Aaron Coon {tg}, Lincoln Hudson {obs) (8POW); Clyde Oliver, Willis Peake (2KIA); flak, crashed Havelberg, Germany. MACR 13883. MEAN WIDDLE KID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37989n/a487BG 837BS
43-37989 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; battle damage Rechlen 25/8/44 Pilot: '; Salvaged. 27/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37991n/a487BG n/a
43-37991 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 8/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 15/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37997n/a487BG 837BS
43-37997 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-E] Lavenham 8/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37999n/a487BG 837BS
43-37999 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-M] Lavenham 14/7/44; battle damage Brandenburg 14/4/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38002OUR BABY487BG 838BS11733
43-38002 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; MIA Derben, Germany. 14/1/45 Pilot: Jim Moser, Conrad Summerlin, Paul Kenney, Mayo Larkin, Coy Flanery, Orlando Leo, Bob Ketcham, Ken Nelsman, Hubert Sahlstrom (9POW); flak, crashed Rhoden, Ger. MACR 11733. OUR BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38003n/a487BG 839BS
43-38003 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-D] Lavenham 11/7/44; MIA Hannover 15/12/44 Pilot: '; ditched off Southwold, UK; crew RTD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38007n/a487BG 838BS7893
43-38007 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; MIA Magdeburg 5/8/44 Pilot: Charlton Deuschie, Bob Crooker (2POW); Gene Steffens, Alan Underwood, Jefferson Gregory, Carl Late, Bill Cockran, Grady Delaney, John Haglund, Harry Hinkson (8KIA); flak, crashed Lossau, Germany. MACR 7893.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38008n/a487BG 839BS9492
43-38008 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; 838BS; MIA Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: Jim Warner, Stan Smith, Frank Bailey, Jim Regan, Les Hackbarth, Lowell Meek, Norris Reynolds, Tom Allen, Paul Smith (9POW); flak, crashed Mayen, Germany. MACR 9492.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38013n/a487BG n/a
43-38013 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 2/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38015n/a487BG 838BS
43-38015 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-H] Lavenham 14/7/44; battle damage Cottbus 15/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 5 SAD 18/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38028HIGH TAILED LADY487BG 838BS
43-38028 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Presque Is 12/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Bomst, Pol; Salvaged. 28/3/45. HIGH TAILED LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38033n/a487BG 838BS
43-38033 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 16/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-G] Lavenham 5/7/44; battle damage Weimar 9/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Rennes, Fr; Salvaged. 13/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38037n/a487BG 836BS9422
43-38037 Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 13/7/44; MIA Bielefeld 30/9/44 Pilot: Ray Jackson, Theo Sherrill, Ed Plevak, Laverne Nelson, Bill Rogers, Bernie Ballard, Ben Harcq (7KIA); John Franke, George Michael (2POW); mid air coll w/43-38154 (487BG); crashed Kentrup, Germany. . MACR 9422.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38038n/a487BG 838BS
43-38038 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 12/7/44; battle damage Jena 19/3/45 Pilot: Dan Smoke was in mid air coll w/43-37969; crashed Couvron, France; Salvaged. 21/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38039BASHFUL BESSIE487BG n/a
43-38039 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 14/7/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 16/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/12/45. BASHFUL BESSIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38042n/a487BG n/a
43-38042 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38045n/a487BG 839BS
43-38045 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38141n/a487BG 838BS10758
43-38141 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 17/7/44; 839BS [R5-V]; MIA Hamm 26/11/44 Pilot: Burr Davidson, Doug Brink, Willard Blanchard, Roy Denure, Clarry Becker, Bill Millard, Chas McBride, Milton Price, Joe Dory (POW); flak, crashed Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 10758.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38154n/a487BG 836BS9423
43-38154 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 18/7/44; MIA Beilefeld, Germany. 30/9/44 Pilot: Harry Oesch, Wilburn Furr, Henry Miller, Milo Volavka, Martin Stanley, Hudie Graves, Bill Focht, Willard Green (8KIA); Viltold Zalneraitis (POW); mid air coll w/43-38037 (487BG), crashed Halle, Ger. MACR 9423.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38169n/a487BG 838BS11374
43-38169 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 17/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 18/7/44; 836BG [2G-J]; MIA Frankfurt 29/12/44 Pilot: Ed Perrot, (7POW); (2EVD); flak, crashed Bitburg Eifel, Germany. MACR 11374.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38249n/a487BG 836BS
43-38249 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/7/44; Kearney 24/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 862BS/493BG Debach 9/8/44; Transferred: 836BS/487BG [2G-E] Lavenham 10/8/44; Salvaged. 5/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38254n/a487BG 838BS
43-38254 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/7/44; Kearney 21/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-Q] Lavenham 12/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38260FIME SIENTZ487BG 837BS10210
43-38260 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/7/44; Kearney 23/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/8/44; MIA Kassel 22/9/44 Pilot: Lynn Smith (KIA); Chas Huber, Leon Davis, George Hubbard, Geaorge Evans, Harry Bachman, Warren Johnson, Fred Cummins, Russell Bovier (8POW); flak, crashed Weisbaden, Germany. MACR 10210. FIME SIENTZ.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38278n/a487BG 838BS
43-38278 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 9/8/44; Transferred: 8861BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38589n/a487BG 838BS
43-38589 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/44; Topeka 1/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-E] Lavenham 28/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38596n/a487BG 837BS12550
43-38596 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 8/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 6/10/44; 836BS [2G-G]; MIA Nurnberg 20/2/45 Pilot: Floyd McCullough, Paul Elam, Don Lehmkuhl, Kay Taft, Gilbert Hyatt (5POW); Tom Whyte, Wayne Brotherton, Bob Mitchell, Hiran Dunham, Bill Raffel (5KIA); flak, crashed Rosthenbach, Germany. MACR 12550.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38598n/a487BG 839BS
43-38598 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/8/44; Hunter 31/8/44; Dow Fd 20/9/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-U] Lavenham 6/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38793n/a487BG 837BS
43-38793 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 30/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38809n/a487BG 836BS
43-38809 Delivered: Lincoln 25/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 19/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38888n/a487BG 839BS12979
43-38888 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 30/11/44; MIA Hamburg 11/3/45 Pilot: Joe Sugerman, Bill Crossland, Jim Barnett, Chas Owen, Willard Stanton, Eldon Mau, Clyde Yaegle, Bob Berger, Ed Simac (9KIA); Harvey Schlotte (POW); flak, crashed Harburg, Germany. MACR 12979.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38892n/a487BG 836BS
43-38892 Delivered: Lincoln 6/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 22/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38893n/a487BG 836BS
43-38893 Delivered: Lincoln 6/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-R] Lavenham 5/1/45; damaged while parked when hit in taxi accident by 44-8611 22/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38926n/a487BG 836BS11675
43-38926 Delivered: Lincoln 12/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/12/44; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: '; mid air coll w/FW 190 en route target; crashed Belgium. ium; MACR 11675.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38952n/a487BG 839BS
43-38952 Delivered: Lincoln 30/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 30/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 15/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38988n/a487BG 839BS12392
43-38988 Delivered: Lincoln 29/10/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; MIA Weimar 9/2/45 Pilot: Henry Shepard, Henry Derweller, Sam Herrera, Lloyd Nance, Phil Kulichefsky, Herbert Chase, Bob Baldwin, Sid Singer, Leroy Pusey (9POW); flak, crashed Heringen, Germany. MACR 12392.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39034n/a487BG 838BS
43-39034 Delivered: Lincoln 11/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39045CARRY ME BACK487BG 838BS
43-39045 Delivered: Lincoln 19/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. CARRY ME BACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39049n/a487BG 839BS
43-39049 Delivered: Hunter 19/11/44; Grenier 4/12/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 13/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39068n/a487BG 838BS
43-39068 Delivered: Lincoln 20/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-C] Lavenham 6/12/44; battle damage Frankfurt 8/1/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed St Margaret's, UK; crew OK, Salvaged. 11/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39099n/a487BG 838BS
43-39099 Delivered: Hunter 30/11/44; Grenier 9/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 13/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39108n/a487BG 839BS12888
43-39108 Delivered: Lincoln 6/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 19/12/44; MIA Brunswick 3/3/45 Pilot: Harvey Webb, Harry King, Jerold Wood, Joe Rosen (4RTD); Bramlett O'Steen, Wallace Cameron, Charles Clare, Ivan Dodd, Claude Green (5POW) Enemy aircraft, crashed Cologne, Germany. MACR 12888.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39126n/a487BG 838BS
43-39126 Delivered: Hunter 8/12/44; Dow Fd 21/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 7/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39173LECHEROUS LOU487BG 838BS13110
43-39173 Delivered: Hunter 23/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 19/2/45; MIA Ruhland 17/3/45 Pilot: Paul Kohr, Walter Moore, Bill Crow, Dick Moore, Tom Emerson, Dick Sprock, John Atkinson, Chas Felker, Bob Gutschow (9RTD); flak, crash-landed Kamenz, Germany. MACR 13110. LECHEROUS LOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39188n/a487BG 839BS
43-39188 Delivered: Hunter 30/12/44; Dow Fd 13/1/45; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 3/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39234n/a487BG 838BS
43-39234 Delivered: Hunter 12/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 3/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 20/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39249n/a487BG 836BS
43-39249 Delivered: Hunter 17/1/45; Grenier 30/1/45; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-E] Lavenham 12/4/45; in base landing accident Pilot: Garland Vanderventer 9/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39257n/a487BG 837BS
43-39257 Delivered: Lincoln 19/1/45; Grenier 6/2/45; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 12/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6290n/a487BG 836BS10341
44-6290 Delivered: Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-D] Lavenham 8/7/44; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Joe Herring, Dick Meyer, Francis Crawford, Chas Brown, Dan Heintz, Elda Fitzhugh, Ed Hartman (7POW); John Leonesio, Bill Faria (2KIA); flak, crashed Saverne, Fr. MACR 10341.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6299n/a487BG 836BS
44-6299 Delivered: Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-Q] Lavenham 14/8/44; MIA Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: '.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6305n/a487BG 838BS10209
44-6305 Delivered: Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 12/7/44; MIA Ruhland 12/9/44 Pilot: Walt Preston, (KIA); Ora Spaid, Roy Meyers (2POW); Bill Bendt, Orville Schulz, Bob Easley, Dorsey Wilson, Delmar Galloway, Laurie Horner (6EVD); mech fault, crashed Pruen, Germany. MACR 10209.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6307BLONDE BOMBER487BG 837BS10757
44-6307 Delivered: Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-K] Lavenham 14/7/44; MIA Merseburg 25/11/44 Pilot: Craig Shields, Bob Meier, Dennis Carey, Jim Peyton, Max Alkire, Jim Brooks, Virgil Drake, John Marthaler, Cliff Pflieger (9POW); flak, crashed Apolda, Germany. MACR 10757. BLONDE BOMBER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6315FEARLESS FOSDICK487BG 837BS
44-6315 Delivered: Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-L] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45. FEARLESS FOSDICK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6463n/a487BG 839BS9421
44-6463 Delivered: Kearney 11/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 5/10/44; MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Clarry Lamason, Kelvin Pierce, Ray Kathary, Howard McIntyre, Clyde Adams, Gordon Sorrell, Bill Lordi, Bill Bauchens, Dick Gruwell (9POW); Bob Breiling (KIA); flak, crashed Neustadt, Germany. MACR 9421.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6468n/a487BG 838BS
44-6468 Delivered: Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-R] Lavenham 27/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6570n/a487BG 836BS
44-6570 Delivered: Lincoln 9/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-P] Lavenham 15/10/44; ct fire on take off for Hannover Pilot: Bob Bortsch; crashed Grove Fm, Pakefield, Sfk, UK; 2KIA 8 bailed; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6609n/a487BG n/a
44-6609 Delivered: Lincoln 22/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 11/10/44; battle damage Frankfurt 17/2/45 Pilot: '; flak, crashed ' ; Salvaged. 5 SAD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6845n/a487BG 838BS
44-6845 Delivered: Lincoln 25/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2G-J] Lavenham 5/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6913QUEEN OF HEARTS487BG 837BS13885
44-6913 Delivered: Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 5/2/45; MIA Brandenburg 10/4/45 Pilot: Ed Sell, Ben Hauck, Luther Robinson, John Peters, Bob Brownstein, Solomon Snyder (6POW); Jim McKinney, George Phillips, Johnn Giannini {tg}, Arnold Edwards {sj} (4EVD); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Zobbenitz, Germany. MACR 13885. QUEEN OF HEARTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6922n/a487BG n/a
44-6922 Delivered: Lincoln 19/12/44; Grenier 24/12/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 1/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12//6/45; Sth Plains 18/4/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6924n/a487BG 836BS
44-6924 Delivered: Lincoln 20/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 8/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8002n/a487BG n/a
44-8002 Delivered: Dallas 11/5/44; Langley 24/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 13/7/44; Transferred: 838BS/487BG [2C-A] Lavenham 14/7/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8023n/a487BG 837BS
44-8023 Delivered: Dallas 14/5/44; Langley 29/6/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-J] Lavenham 28/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 167/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8072n/a487BG n/a
44-8072 Delivered: Hobbs 28/5/44; slated 836BS/487BG [2G-S], Transferred: 3017 BU Hobbs 28/12/44; 3701 BU Amarillo 13/2/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8120n/a487BG n/a10219
44-8120 Delivered: Dallas 28/6/44; Cheyenne 24/9/44; Hunter 3/10/44; Dow Fd 16/10/44; Assigned: 815BS/483BG PFF Sterparone 3/11/44; MIA night mission to Salzburg 7/12/44 Pilot: Ernie Cooper, Sharbutt, Avallone, Swan, Bentley, Freese, Stone, McMurrain, Steel, Turner (10POW); flak, crashed Fernhattal; MACR 10219. 44-8121 Del Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Ass 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/8/44; battle damage Darmstadt 24/12/44 w/'; forced landing continent; Sal; MACR 11561.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8192n/a487BG n/a11258
44-8192 Delivered: Dallas 6/7/44 Pilot: Frank Rupar; Cheyenne 27/7/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 10/9/44; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 w/'; hit by Enemy aircraft while still over Belgium. ium; MACR 11258.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8276n/a487BG 837BS
44-8276 Delivered: Dallas 27/7/44; Lincoln 10/8/44; Grenier 23/8/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-F] Lavenham 5/9/44; battle damage Berlin 18/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Landsburg, Germany. Salvaged. 1/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8332n/a487BG 837BS
44-8332 Delivered: Hunter 12/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 27/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 2/8/45; Independence 5/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 15/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8333n/a487BG 837BS
44-8333 Delivered: Hunter 13/8/44; Dow Fd 3/9/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/9/44; crash: takeoff for Munster 22/10/44 Pilot: '; Salvaged. 25/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83397n/a487BG 838BS
44-83397 Delivered: Lincoln 20/2/45; Grenier 4/3/45; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 15/4/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; Independence 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 31/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8524n/a487BG n/a
44-8524 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 28/10/44; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 20/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Kingman 29/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8530n/a487BG 836BS
44-8530 Delivered: Lincoln 8/10/44; Grenier 26/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 30/11/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8547n/a487BG 836BS13742
44-8547 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/10/44; Hunter 19/11/44; Dow Fd 28/12/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-E] Lavenham 2/1/45; MIA Kiel 8/4/45 Pilot: Leon Milner, Clem Swan, Ed Sherman, Elmer Schramm, Lt Tony Bamberg {tg} (5KIA); Irving Belgium. ow, John Jackson, Bob Bullion, Lt Stan Wechsler {mission pilot) (4POW); mid air coll w/43-38958 (303BG); cr Neustadt, Ger. MACR 13742.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8563n/a487BG 839BS11731
44-8563 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/10/44; Hunter 12/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 30/12/44; MIA Derben 14/1/45 Pilot: Omar Stemple, John Crotty, Durston Hildebrand {Ex nav}, John Loy, Gus George, Chas Cathcart, Lt Dave DuPre {mickey op}, Norman Wicicman, Capt Dave Reed {tg} (9POW); Floyd Nyhagen, Stewart Reid (2KIA); flak, crashed Gutenpaaren, Hol'. MACR 11731.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8569n/a487BG 839BS
44-8569 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/44; Hunter 29/11/44; Dow Fd 14/2/45; Assigned: 839BS/487BG [R5-P] Lavenham 8/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Kingman 29/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8606n/a487BG 836BS
44-8606 Delivered: Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-C] Lavenham 1/2/45; engine trouble en route Hanover 14/3/45 [battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45} Pilot: Bob Portsch and Radio Operator: Doug Severt killed when chutes failed to open, rest of crew bailed OK; pilot st aircraft out to sea, but crash-landed Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, hit truck; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8611n/a487BG 836BS
44-8611 Delivered: Lincoln 1/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; taxi accident while parking 21/1/45 Pilot: Bob Braeuning; Salvaged. 22/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8614n/a487BG 836BS12207
44-8614 Delivered: Hunter 2/11/44; Grenier 17/11/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 8/12/44; battle damage Darmstadt, Germany. 24/12/44 Pilot: '; flak, forced landing continent; MACR 12207. Salvaged. 28/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8641n/a487BG 839BS
44-8641 Delivered: Hunter 12/11/44; Grenier 2/12/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 7/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8672n/a487BG 838BS
44-8672 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG [2C-H] H2X Lavenham 20/1/45; taxi accident and caught fire 18/2/45; Salvaged. 20/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8674n/a487BG 836BS
44-8674 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/11/44; Hunter 9/12/44; Grenier 2/1/45; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-S] Lavenham 20/2/45; battle damage Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Poznan, Pol; Salvaged. 22/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8694n/a487BG 839BS
44-8694 Delivered: Lincoln 26/11/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/2/45; damaged in mid-air collision forced landing Peterborough, Northnts, Pilot: Chas Sicaro 4/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 17/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8702FOREVER AMBER487BG 837BS13884
44-8702 Delivered: Lincoln 2/12/44; Dow Field 16/12/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 20/2/45; 836BS [2G-S]; 838BS [2C-S]; MIA Magdeburg 10/4/45 Pilot: Max Havenstein (EVD); Eduardo DeLachica (KIA); Joel Jolet, Bill Fitzsimons, Ernie Lewis, Oliver Poindexter, Guy Marinello, Laverne Walker, Neble Guss (7POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Burg, Germany. MACR 13884. FOREVER AMBER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8740n/a487BG 837BS
44-8740 Delivered: Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 3/3/45; 838BS; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; Independence 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 11/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8746n/a487BG 837BS13089
44-8746 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/44; Hunter 8/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 20/2/45; 838BS; MIA Orannienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Joe Conwill, Cecil McNeish, Jerome Moderski, Clarry Randall (4KIA); Birtrum Lindquist, George Polifka, Lt Ramon Dippo {mickey op}, Jim Valentine, Bob Copelin {tg}, Capt Bob Reeder {obs} (6POW); flak, crashed Benvenson, Hol'. MACR 13089.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8766n/a487BG 836BS
44-8766 Delivered: Hunter 20/12/44; Dow Fd 6/1/45; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 8/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8770n/a487BG 837BS
44-8770 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/12/44; Hunter 1/1/45; from Grenier to Prestwick, Scot, where it was parked and damaged in taxi collision Pilot: 44-8758by ground crew 21/1/45; repaired and Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 5/5/45; Transferred: 15AF 29/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8802n/a487BG n/a
44-8802 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/12/44; Hunter 16/1/45; Grenier 19/2/45; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 22/2/45; Transferred: 96BS/2BG Amendola 23/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8808n/a487BG 837BS14196
44-8808 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/1/45; Hunter 13/1/45; Grenier 7/2/45; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/3/45; 838BS; MIA Brandenberg 10/4/45 Pilot: Larry McGinnes, Jim Henderson (2KIA); Murray Brill, Frank Kremier, George Lopez, Bill Layton, John Lowe, Dick Child, Maj George Richmond {tg}, Lt Brice Irving {mission pilot} (8POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Tangermunde, Germany. MACR 14196.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8859n/a487BG 838BS
44-8859 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/1/45; Hunter 15/2/45; Grenier 20/2/45; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 16/3/45; Transferred: 15AF 29/5/45; Returned to US: Morrison 30/9/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8878n/a487BG 836BS
44-8878 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/1/45; Hunter 21/2/45; Grenier 1/3/45; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 16/3/45; Returned to US: Morrison 24/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 3/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8922n/a487BG 838BS
44-8922 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 16/3/45; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 30/3/45; 837BS; caught fire Pilot: Anton Poltevin and crash-landed Clacton, Ex, UK 14/4/45; Salvaged. 22/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8926n/a487BG n/a
44-8926 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 27/3/45; Assigned: 487BG Lavenham 23/4/45; Returned to US: Charleston 26/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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