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306th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:40th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:1st Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:367th Bombardment Squadron
368th Bombardment Squadron
369th Bombardment Squadron
423rd Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF.

During combat, Oct 1942-Apr 1945, operated primarily against strategic targets, striking locomotive works at Lille, railroad yards at Rouen, submarine pens at Bordeaux, shipbuilding yards at Vegesack, ball-bearing works at Schweinfurt, oil plants at Merseburg, marshalling yards at Stuttgart, a foundry at Hannover, a chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, aircraft factories at Leipzig, and other objectives on the Continent.

Took part in the first penetration into Germany by heavy bombers of Eighth AF on 27 Jan 1943 by attacking U-boat yards at Wilhelmshaven.

Sgt Maynard H Smith received the Medal of Honor for his performance on 1 May 1943: when the aircraft on which he was a gunner was hit by the enemy and fires were ignited in the radio compartment and waist sections, the sergeant threw exploding ammunition overboard, manned a gun until the German fighters were driven off, administered first aid to the wounded tail gunner, and extinguished the fire.

Without fighter escort and in the face of powerful opposition, the 306th completed an assault against aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 Jan 1944, being awarded a DUC for the mission. Received another DUC for action during Big Week, the intensive campaign against the German aircraft industry, 25 Feb 1944: although hazardous weather forced supporting elements to abandon the mission, the group effectively bombarded an aircraft assembly plant at Bernberg on 22 Feb. Often supported ground forces and attacked interdictory targets in addition to its strategic operations. Helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by striking airfields and marshalling yards in France, Belgium, and Germany; backed the assault on 6 Jun 1944 by raiding railroad bridges and coastal guns. Assisted ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul. Covered the airborne invasion of Holland in Sep. Helped stop the advance of German armies in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, by attacking airfields and marshalling yards. Bombed enemy positions in support of the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945.

Remained in the theater after V-E Day as part of United States Air Forces in Europe, and engaged in special photographic mapping duty in western Europe and North Africa. Inactivated in Germany on 25 Dec 1946.

    Commanders:
  • Col Charles B Overacker Jr, c. 16 Mar 1942
  • Col Frank A Armstrong Jr, 3 Jan 1943
  • Col Claude E Putnam, 17 Feb 1943
  • Col George L Robinson, c. 20 Jun 1943
  • Col James S Sutton, Sep 1944
  • Col Hudson H Upham, c. 16 Apr 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: 71

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1October 09, 1942VIII BC 14Industry in France; Diversion1
2October 21, 1942VIII BC 15Lorient U-boat bases; Cherbourg airfield
3November 07, 1942VII BC 16U-boat pens
4November 08, 1942VIII BC 17German airfields and industry in France1
5November 09, 1942VIII FC 18Uboat base in France3
6November 14, 1942VII BC 19Uboat pens in France
7November 17, 1942VIII BC 20Uboat pens and an airfield in France
8November 18, 1942VIII BC 21Uboat bases1
9November 22, 1942VIII BC 22Uboat pens at Lorient
10November 23, 1942VIII BC 23Uboat base at St. Nazaire1
11December 12, 1942VIII BC 25Rouen marshaling yards and airfields at Romilly and Abbeville
12December 20, 1942VIII BC 26Luftwaffe air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine3
13December 30, 1942VIII BC 27Uboat base at Lorient, France1
14January 03, 1943VIII BC 28St Nazaire U-Boat base in France2
15January 13, 1943VIII BC 29Steel and locomotive works and marshaling yard at Lille, France2
16January 23, 1943VIII BC 30The port area of Lorient, France
17January 27, 1943VIII BC 31Naval base at Wilhelmshaven, Germany
18February 04, 1943VIII BC 33Hamm, Germany marshalling yards
19February 14, 1943VIII BC 34Hamm, Germany marshalling yards
20February 16, 1943VIII BC 36Port area of St. Nazaire, France2
21February 26, 1943VIII BC 37Bremen (P), Wilhelmshaven (O)
22February 27, 1943VIII BC 38U-boat pens, port and naval facilities at Brest, France
23March 04, 1943VIII BC 39Hamm, Germany marshaling yards1
24March 06, 1943VIII BC 40Power plant, bridge and the port area at Lorient, France2
25March 08, 1943VIII BC 41Rouen France marshaling yards1
26March 12, 1943VIII BC 42Rouen-Sotteville marshalling yard
27March 13, 1943VIII BC 43Amiens, France marshaling yards
28March 17, 1943VIII BC 44Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
29March 18, 1943VIII BC 45Vegesack, Germany submarine yards
30March 22, 1943VIII BC 46Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat yards
31March 28, 1943VIII BC 47Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
32March 31, 1943VIII BC 48Rotterdam, Netherlands shipyards and dock areas
33April 04, 1943VIII BC 49Paris, France Renault armament and motor works
34April 05, 1943VIII BC 50Antwerp, Belgium industrial areas4
35April 16, 1943VIII BC 51Brest and Lorient Uboat bases
36April 17, 1943VIII BC 52Bremen, Germany Focke-Wulf factory10
37May 01, 1943VIII BC 53Sainte-Nazaire, France U-boat base and shipyard3
38May 04, 1943VIII BC 54Ford and General Motors plants at Antwerp, Belgium
39May 13, 1943VIII BC 55Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte, France
40May 14, 1943VIII BC 56Uboat yards and base at Kiel, Germany; Antwerp industrial area; Courtrai a/f; IJMuiden power plant
41May 15, 1943VIII BC 57Airfield and naval installations in Germany3
42May 17, 1943VIII BC 58Lorient, France Uboat base and port area
43May 19, 1943VIII BC 59Kiel, Germany Uboat yards
44May 21, 1943VIII BC 60Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat base3
45May 29, 1943VIII BC 61St. Nazaire Uboat base
46June 11, 1943VIII BC 62Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat base; Cuxhaven port
47June 13, 1943VIII BC 63Bremen, Germany Uboat yards1
48June 22, 1943VIII BC 65Huls, Germany and Antwerp1
49June 23, 1943VIII BC 66Villacoublay and Bernay St. Martin in France
50June 25, 1943VIII BC 67Bremen and Hamburg; targets of opportunity1
51June 26, 1943VIII BC 68French airfields
52June 28, 1943VIII BC 69St. Nazaire Uboat pens / Beaumont-le-Roger airfield
53June 29, 1943VIII BC 70Villacoublay air depot and Triqueville airfield
54July 04, 1943VIII BC 71Aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France
55July 10, 1943VIII BC 72Caen/Carpiquet and Abbevile/Drucat airfields
56July 14, 1943VIII BC 73Villacoublay air depot and airfields at Amiens, Paris Le Borget
57July 17, 1943VIII BC 74Rail at Hannover, Germany and aviation industry at Hamburg, Germany
58July 24, 1943VIII BC 75Ports and industry at three sites in Norway
59July 26, 1943VIII BC 77Hannover, Germany rubber factories2
60July 28, 1943VIII BC 78Aviation industry in Germany2
61July 29, 1943VIII BC 79Naval and industrial works at Kiel, Warnemunde4
62August 12, 1943VIII BC 81Industrial targets in the Ruhr1
63August 15, 1943VIII BC 82Airfields in France and the Netherlands
64August 16, 1943VIII BC 83Airfields in France
65August 17, 1943VIII BC 84Aviation and industrial targets in Germany
66August 19, 1943VIII BC 85Airfields in the Netherlands
67August 24, 1943VIII BC 86Air depot and airfields in France
68August 27, 1943VIII BC 87V-weapon sites in France
69August 31, 1943VIII BC 88Aviation sites in France
70September 03, 1943VIII BC 90Airfields in France
71September 06, 1943VIII BC 91Aircraft and bearing factories in and around Stuttgart, Germany2
72September 07, 1943VIII BC 92Airfields in Holland, Belgium; V-weapons sites in France
73September 09, 1943VIII BC 94Operation STARKEY: rehearsal for the invasion of France
74September 15, 1943VIII BC 95Aviation industry in France
75September 16, 1943VIII BC 97Ports and airfields in France
76September 23, 1943VIII BC 101Targets in Brittany, France
77September 23, 1943VIII BC 100Airfields and ports in western France
78September 27, 1943VIII BC 104Port area of Emden, Germany
79October 02, 1943VIII BC 106Industrial area of Emden, Germany
80October 04, 1943VIII BC 108Targets in Germany
81October 08, 1943VIII BC 111Bremen and Vegesack, Germany ship yards3
82October 09, 1943VIII BC 113Industrial targets and ports in Germany1
83October 10, 1943VIII BC 114Railroads and waterways in and around Munster, Germany
84October 14, 1943VIII BC 115City area and ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany10
85October 20, 1943VIII BC 116Industrial area at Duren, Germany
86November 03, 1943VIII BC 119Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area2
87November 05, 1943VIII BC 121Rail targets in Germany
88November 11, 1943VIII BC 127Rail targets in Germany
89November 13, 1943VIII BC 130Port area of Bremen, Germany
90November 16, 1943VIII BC 131Targets in Norway
91November 26, 1943VIII BC 138Bremen, Germany1
92November 29, 1943VIII BC 140Bremen, Germany
93November 30, 1943VIII BC 143Solingen, Germany industrial area
94December 01, 1943VIII BC 145Solingen and Leverkusen, Germany industrial areas
95December 05, 1943VIII BC 149Airfields in France
96December 11, 1943VIII BC 151Emden, Germany industrial area1
97December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas1
98December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
99December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area1
100December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany1
101December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
102December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area
103December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France
104January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany1
105January 05, 19448AF BC 176Kiel shipyards and industrial area1
106January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany
107January 11, 19448AF BC 182Aviation targets in Germany4
108January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
109January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
110January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area
111January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany
112February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area1
113February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards2
114February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
115February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
116February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards1
117February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards1
118February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany1
119February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
120February 22, 19448AF 230Aviation targets in Germany7
121February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area2
122February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany3
123February 28, 19448AF 238Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
124March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
125March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
126March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area
127March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas1
128March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas
129March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
130March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
131March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
132March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area
133March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
134March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets
135March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields
136March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites1
137March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France1
138March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
139March 29, 19448AF 284Brunswick industrial area and Watten V-weapons site3
140April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
141April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany2
142April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
143April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
144April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
145April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
146April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany10
147April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France
148April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
149April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France
150April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
151April 28, 19448AF 325Avord airfield and Sottevast V-weapons site
152April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area1
153April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
154May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
155May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
156May 04, 19448AF 338Bergen / Alkmaar airfield
157May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
158May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany5
159May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
160May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France1
161May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
162May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia1
163May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
164May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
165May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
166May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
167May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area1
168May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
169May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
170May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
171May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
172May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
173June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
174June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
175June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
176June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
177June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
178June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
179June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
180June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
181June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France1
182June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
183June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany1
184June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France2
185June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
186June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
187June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France1
188June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
189June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
190June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
191June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
192June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
193June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
194July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
195July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
196July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
197July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
198July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
199July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
200July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area1
201July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
202July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area1
203July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
204July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany2
205July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
206July 22, 19448AF 488Leaflet operations to Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel
207July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
208July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
209July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
210July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
211August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
212August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
213August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
214August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France
215August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
216August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France1
217August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
218August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
219August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
220August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
221August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
222August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany2
223August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
224August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
225August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs1
226August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
227September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
228September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
229September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
230September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
231September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery1
232September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry8
233September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany1
234September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
235September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
236September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
237September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
238September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
239September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
240October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
241October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
242October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
243October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
244October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
245October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
246October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
247October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area2
248October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
249October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
250October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany2
251October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
252October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
253October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
254November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
255November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
256November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
257November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
258November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
259November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
260November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
261November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany1
262November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
263November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
264November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
265December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op2
266December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
267December 09, 19448AF 743Airfields and rail targets in Stuttgart area1
268December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
269December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
270December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
271December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
272December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
273December 27, 19448AF 764Rail targets in western Germany
274December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
275December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany1
276December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
277January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany1
278January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
279January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
280January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
281January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
282January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
283January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
284January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany1
285January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
286January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
287January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
288January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
289January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
290January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
291January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
292February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry3
293February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
294February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
295February 10, 19458AF 825Dulmen oil storage and U-boat pens
296February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany2
297February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
298February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
299February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
300February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
301February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
302February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
303February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
304February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
305February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
306February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
307March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
308March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
309March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
310March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
311March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
312March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
313March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
314March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
315March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
316March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
317March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
318March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
319March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
320March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
321March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
322March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
323March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
324March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
325March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
326March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
327March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
328March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
329April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
330April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
331April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
332April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
333April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
334April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
335April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
336April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
337April 13, 19458AF 945Neumunster marshalling yard
338April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
339April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
340April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
341April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
342April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
343April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
344May 08, 19458AF 986Leaflet Operation
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:169

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11942-10-02Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24492).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Ely, William W.
Notes: killed in a crash due to structural failure.
Location: Over Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21942-10-27Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24508).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Check, Raymond J.
Notes: unknown.
Location: RAF Gravesley, Cambridgeshire, England England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-01-24Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24476).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Jones, Ralph W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 1
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-03-10Aircraft: B-17F (#42-25407).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG* of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: McKearn, William J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51943-03-15Aircraft: B-17F (#42-5784).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Wigginton, Bart (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61943-05-16Aircraft: A-20 (#AL490).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Butler, Richard (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71943-05-20Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29786).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Judas, M V.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Danby/nr Cranwell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81943-06-27Aircraft: B-17F (#42-5306).
Organization: / 306BG* of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: .
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91943-07-08Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30221).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Jeffries, Virgil H.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101943-07-08Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29971).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Kackstetter, Frank W.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111943-07-31Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3087).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Bisson, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Bovindon, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121943-09-16Aircraft: B-17F (#42-29971).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Carey, Daniel H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131943-11-03Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3520).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Paris, George E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141943-11-06Aircraft: L-4B (#43-693).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Cook, Louis G.
Notes: crashed due to weather conditions.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151943-11-13Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31038*).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Cosper.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: England .
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161943-11-13Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3142).
Organization: 368BS* / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Scudder, Floyd D.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: Great Halsey England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171943-11-15Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3301).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Stolz, John J.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Little Staughton/Sta 127 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181943-11-17Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30145).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Reed, William D.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191943-11-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31056).
Organization: 369BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Sharkey, Harold C.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Little Staughton/Sta 127 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201943-11-29Aircraft: B-17G (#42-3520).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Gassler, John (NMI).
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Little Staughton/Sta 127 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211943-12-01Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30714).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Reese, George(NMI).
Notes: crash [of unknown type].
Location: Lasham/ 2 1/2 mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221943-12-27Aircraft: B-17F (#42-37724).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Rehn, Albert F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231943-12-27Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30221).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Toombs, J P.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Wash/nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241943-12-27Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30841).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Hardin, Nelson W.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-01-05Aircraft: B-17F (#42-30767).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Elliot, Ian R.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Sharnbrook England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-02-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31715).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Moseley, Arthur G.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: RAF Drem Scotland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-03-06Aircraft: B-17F (#41-24406*).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Smith, Charles W.
Notes: interned.
Location: Isle of Gotland Sweden.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-03-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37765).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Kirk, William S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-03-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107013).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Baldwin, John D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-04-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31469).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Schaefer, Donald J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Bletsoe/ 1mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-04-27Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97396).
Organization: 369BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Baxter, Clifford F.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-05-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97146).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Weiland, Wilbur C.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331944-05-09Aircraft: B-17F (#42-3382).
Organization: 369BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Clark, Ralph F.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341944-07-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31158).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Denny, Robert R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351944-07-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37615).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Dryar, Henry A.
Notes: landing accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361944-08-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107086).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371944-08-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97396).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381944-08-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37840).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Pedersen, Irving B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391944-08-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102558).
Organization: 369BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Smith, Berle F.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401944-09-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97323).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Bumgardner, Dellon E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411944-09-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31454).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Risk, Leon A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421944-09-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37943).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Edwards, Robert L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431944-09-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97796).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Edwards, Robert L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441944-10-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-40053).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident destroyed by fire.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451944-10-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97135).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461944-10-22Aircraft: UC-64A (#43-35418).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471944-10-28Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6515).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Wood, William M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481944-11-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38019).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Delapoer, John B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491944-11-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31143).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501944-11-30Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107063).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Deck, Leland P.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Membury Berkshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37633).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Crooks, Charles A.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Greenham Commons England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
521944-12-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38019).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Wilkie, Lorn A.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Greenham Commons England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
531944-12-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107055).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Reioux, Paul J.
Notes: bailed out due to fire.
Location: Abbotts Langley/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
541945-01-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102512).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Erne, Ned A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
551945-01-02Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6012).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Hutchinson, Howard E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
561945-01-04Aircraft: DB-7B (#AL409).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Conklin, Howard E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
571945-01-08Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37715).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Davis, John L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
581945-03-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38711).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: MacDonald, Will A.
Notes: landing accident due to mechanical fail.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
591945-03-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38302).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Miessler, Wilford L.
Notes: killed while bailing out due to fire.
Location: English Channel.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
601945-03-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31444).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Cannon, Charles N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
611945-04-14Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37840).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Vieille, Robert A.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Isle of Man/Pearlwick Bay English Channel.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
621945-05-16Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8367).
Organization: 369BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Moore, Victor (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
631945-06-09Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8716).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Jones, Frank E Jr.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
641945-06-13Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8651).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Dobbs, Gordon L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
651945-06-23Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8732).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Snook, Donald L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
661945-06-24Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8197).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Hoffman, Roy S.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
671945-06-24Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8868).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
681945-06-24Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8724).
Organization: 423BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Hedley, Thomas D.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
691945-07-02Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6928).
Organization: 368BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Hunt, Elmer E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
701945-07-15Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8866).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Gooch, John E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Christchurch England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
711945-10-12Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8826).
Organization: 367BS / 306BG of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.
Pilot: Starks, Cecil K.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Thurleigh, Bedfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
B-17F41-24461n/a306BG 369FS
41-24461 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 22/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; no details other than Salvaged. NBD 27/2/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24462n/a306BG 369FS
41-24462 Assigned: 369BS/306BG Westover 21/8/42; not del; Boise 17/12/42; Tinker 7/4/43; Lewiston 23/4/43; Gore 19/5/43; Pocatello 2/6/43; Spokane 17/6/43; Moses Lake 20/9/43; Scrapped: Albuquerque 25/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24463n/a306BG 423BS
41-24463 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; took off from Gander (Argentia), NFD en route Thurleigh 5/9/42 Pilot: John Lahy, Co-Pilot: Bob Landry, Navigator: Andy Hoyt, Bombardier: Frank Shannon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Blakesley, Radio Operator: Jim Wiley, Ball Turret Gunner: Les Pettyjohn, Waist Gunner: Roland Oikle; Tail Gunner: Chas Carlton; pass-Capt Rush Poulan (423BS Eng-Off); exploded over Atlantic an an hour out. (11KIA) no trace, ditched off Greenland.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24465MONTANA POWER306BG 368FS15533
41-24465 Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 16/10/42; MIA Antwerp 5/4/43 Pilot: Bob Seelos, Co-Pilot: Alex Kramarinko*, Navigator: Bill Saunders, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Keskey, Waist Gunner: Bill Baker*, Waist Gunner: Ray Walls, Tail Gunner: Roland McGee (7POW); Bombardier: Jim Murray, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Stemkoski, Radio Operator: Fred Hampton (3KIA); shot down by Oblt Otto Stammberger (4/JG26) & flak, lost engine and unable to feather, crashed Kalmthout, near Westkapelle, N of Antwerp. {*These two crewmen were captured in the Pyrenees heading for Spain}. MACR 15533. MONTANA POWER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24466n/a306BG 368FS
41-24466 Assigned: 368BS/306BG Westover 19/7/42; forced landing Hill Fd, UT Pilot: Lyle Fryers 14/8/42; Thurleigh 16/10/42; became trainer aircraft 11/4/43; Salvaged. NBD 18/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24468WA-HOO306BG n/a
41-24468 Assigned: 3689BS/306BG Westover 20/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; CCRC 26/3/43; Salvaged. NBD 31/5/45. WA-HOO!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24469n/a306BG 367BS16102
41-24469 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; on return from St Nazaire 7/1/43 landed RAF St Eval, Cornwall. Next day on t/o for Thurleigh, Bed. in poor weather ditched in St George's Channel, off Cornish coast 8/1/43. Pilot: Bob Brandon, Co-Pilot: Murrel Henry, Navigator: Lemuel Smith, Bombardier: Jim Murphy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carlton Porter, Radio Operator: Judson Elliott, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Barnes, Waist Gunner: Jerrold Hopkins, Waist Gunner: Jim Jones, Tail Gunner: Earl Owen (10KIA). No trace ever found. MACR 16102.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24470SONS OF FURY306BG 369FS16427
41-24470 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 22/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; damaged in taxi accident Westover Fd 26/8/42; MIA St Nazaire 3/1/43 Pilot: Charles Cranmer, Co-Pilot: Alb Brunsting, Navigator: John Reed, Bombardier: Paul Byer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arizona Harris {posthumous DSC, still firing as aircraft sank}, Radio Operator: Kermit Constantine, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Musick, Waist Gunner: Bob Ransom, Waist Gunner: Chas Wall, Tail Gunner: Edgar Whittaker (10KIA). Severely hit by Enemy aircraft, ditched off Brest; MACR 16427. SONS OF FURY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24471n/a306BG 369FS15502
41-24471 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; MIA Lille 13/1/43 Pilot: Capt Jim Johnston, Co-Pilot: Capt Doyle Dugger, Waist Gunner: Chas Tipton (3KIA); Navigator: Frank Jacknik, Bombardier: Shedrick Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Bennett, Radio Operator: Rob Stevenson, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Zdobylak, Waist Gunner: John Morrison, Tail Gunner: Tom McMahon [evaded capture until 24/4/43} (7POW); coll w/41-24498 over France, crashed Marcq-en-Barouel, near Lille. MACR 15502. FOUR OF A KIND. ('2BG, shot down over Pondorf, Austria 24/2/44. MACR 2619').
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24472n/a306BG 369FS16133
41-24472 Assigned: 369BS/306BG Westover 19/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; MIA Lille 8/11/43 Pilot: Capt Rich Adams (EVD); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pete Grayno, Radio Operator: Jim McCloy, Ball Turret Gunner: John Saunders, Waist Gunner: Frank Zeck, Waist Gunner: Tony Lacek (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Carl Cook, Navigator: Julius Landrum, Bombardier: John Latchford, Tail Gunner: Ford Winchell (4POW); flak KO'd #2, crashed Lille, Fr. MACR 16133.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24474n/a306BG 367BS16448
41-24474 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; MIA La Pallice 18/11/42 Pilot: Ralph Gaston, Co-Pilot: Don Eldredge, Navigator: Jim Walker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Les Quandt{wia}, Radio Operator: John Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Rudi Garcia, Waist Gunner: Alb Conte, Waist Gunner: Percy Bolinger, Tail Gunner: Joe Dillard (9POW); Bombardier: Ken Jones (KIA); shot down by AA and ditched in Channel near Ile d'Oussant off Brest peninsula. FLOOZY. MACR 16448.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24475OLD FAITHFUL306BG 423BS
41-24475 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; Salvaged. 5/12/43. OLD FAITHFUL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24476UNBEARABLE306BG 369FS
41-24476 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Westover 16/8/42; 423BS Thurleigh 13/10/42; slight mid-air collision on training flight Pilot: Ralph Jones, coll w/42-5251 w/Capt John Regan 1/3/43, both limped back to base with slight cuts & bruises, '476 w/wheels up (10RTD); Salvaged. NBD Chelveston 19/3/43. ADORABLE - UNBEARABLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24477FLAMING MAYME306BG 369FS3516
41-24477 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-H] Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 25/8/42 as JOAN OF ARC; Transferred: 340BS/97BG Biskra 20/1/43; MIA Tunis 1/2/43 Pilot: Bob Coulter, Wikle, Blair, Birk, E.H. Smith, Hansen, Nease, C.D. Hooks, Fitzgerald, Knight; coll w/FW190. MACR 3516. FLAMING MAYME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24478n/a306BG 369FS15392
41-24478 Assigned: 369BS/306BG Westover 19/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; MIA St Nazaire 23/11/42 Pilot: Clay E. Isbell, Co-Pilot: Fulton Dyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Erwin Grenke, Radio Operator: Bob Kryak, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Kosticki, Waist Gunner: Ray Buckmaster, Waist Gunner: Dave Lindsey, Tail Gunner: George Houx (8KIA) when aircraft blew up; Navigator: Pete Fryer, Bombardier: Abe Burden (2POW); flak KO'd #1 & #2 and 10ft off end of wing, crashed Piriac, near St Nazaire, Fr. MACR 15392.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24486n/a306BG 367BS
41-24486 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; MIA St Nazaire 9/11/42 Pilot: Jim Stewart, Co-Pilot: Bill Dickey, Navigator: Joe Creed, Bombardier: John Creamer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Meriweather, Radio Operator: Tom McMillan, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Schmoyer, g-George Rumph, g-Jack Wheeler, g-Martin Barthe, Tail Gunner: Hugh Langan (11KIA); Hit by flak KO'd #2, with two others damaged, a RAF Spitfire 91 Sqd w/F/Lt Andrews escorted and guided it home to Manston, Kent; MAN O' WAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24487EAGER BEAVER306BG 368FS
41-24487 Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-Q] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; AFSC 1/5/44; was longest serving B-17F in 8th BC; Returned to US: Tinker 28/7/44; to Williamsport Technical Institute, Patterson Fd, Penn.; 20/6/45 for aeronautical programme, the nose section still on display. EAGER BEAVER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24488BANSHEE II306BG 369FS15445
41-24488 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Westover 30/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; (Transferred: 367BS [GY-F]); MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Capt Bill Casey, Co-Pilot: Ed O'Brien, Navigator: Bill Owens, Bombardier: Jim McCracken, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilson Elliott (5POW), Radio Operator: Lewis Ayscue, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Borzym, Waist Gunner: Morris Gecowets, Waist Gunner: Frank Stetler, Tail Gunner: Chas Raidline (5KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd three engines, crashed dyke near Greetsiel, Germany. ; MACR 15445. BANSHEE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24489AND THE PIRATES306BG 367BS
41-24489 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; MIA Romilly 20/12/42 Pilot: Lewis McKesson, Co-Pilot: Quentin Burgett, Waist Gunner: Ludwik Dejnozka, Tail Gunner: Delmar Swyers, Radio Operator: Fletcher DeWolf, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lucien Bedard, Ball Turret Gunner: Rich Cox (7POW); Navigator: Sid Berk, Bombardier: Bob Freeman, Waist Gunner: Stan Milik (3KIA); shot down by Enemy aircraft and crashed near Paris; TERRY AND THE PIRATES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24491n/a306BG 423BS6012
41-24491 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; MIA St Nazaire 9/11/42 Pilot: Loyal Felts, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rich Beers, Radio Operator: John Westcott, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Vonderleith, Waist Gunner: Eldon Wright, Tail Gunner: George Bogumill (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Jones, Bombardier: Andrew Graham, Waist Gunner: Doane Hage (3POW); Navigator: Forrest Hertin (EVD); flak hit on bomb run and crashed Channel; MACR 6012.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24492n/a306BG 367BS
41-24492 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 5/9/42; crash-landed Cowbit, near Spalding, Lincs., UK on training flight 2/10/42, Pilot: Lt Bill Ely, Co-Pilot: Edwin Patterson, Navigator: Bill Huhlman, Bombardier: Bob Cameron, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dudley Fuller, Waist Gunner: Clinton Goller (6KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Ray McAskill, Tail Gunner: Bill Kellum (baled out 2RTD), considered pilot error. WO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24493n/a306BG 368FS
41-24493 Assigned: 368BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Pilot: T.A. Jankowski forced landing base, possibly damaging to other aircraft 41-24470 & 41-24494 26/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; Transferred: to SBA trainer 11/4/43; Returned to US: Seattle 2/6/44; Wright 27/6/44; Eglin 9/12/44; Ypsilanti 22/6/45; Scrapped: Altus 29/10/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24494n/a306BG 367BS
41-24494 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; flak damage St Nazaire 9/11/42 Pilot: Major Harry Holt, Co-Pilot: Ralph Gaston, Navigator: Bill Eubank, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lester Quandt, Radio Operator: John Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Percy Bollinger, Waist Gunner: Albert Conte, Waist Gunner: E. Kennedy, Tail Gunner: Rudoloph Garcia (9RTD); n-Bill Erickson (KIA); crash-landed Portreath, Cornwall, overshot runway and inti field 9/11/42; Salvaged. n/battle damage 12/11/42.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24495n/a306BG 367BS
41-24495 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 17/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; MIA 20/12/42 Pilot: John McKee (EVD), Co-Pilot: Leon Hamaker, Navigator: Tom Marchant, Bombardier: George Matthews, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Garner, Radio Operator: Francis Hess, Waist Gunner: Helmuth Roeder, Waist Gunner: Darwin Wissenback, Tail Gunner: Walter Winn (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Warheit (KIA). Shot down by Enemy aircraft, crashed Creil, Fr; ROSE O' DAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24496CHENNAULT'S PAPPY306BG 423BS
41-24496 Delivered: Gt Falls, MT, forced landing Nashville, TN Pilot: Jim Dale; rep & Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 8/9/42; sustained battle damage St Nazaire 17/11/42, w/Capt Bob Williams, Co-Pilot: Warren George, Navigator: Jake Shively, Bombardier: Emmett Ford, Radio Operator: Eddie Espitallier, Ball Turret Gunner: Clairborne Wilson, Waist Gunner: Colin Neeley, Waist Gunner: Hubert Houston, Tail Gunner: Bill Williams (9RTD-3wia); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Aulenbach (KIA); s/up by Enemy aircraft, f'/l Exeter on return, but never flew again. Salvaged. CHENNAULT'S PAPPY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24498n/a306BG 369FS15502
41-24498 Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 23/8/42; Thurleigh 30/10/42; MIA Lille 13/1/43 Pilot: Jack A. Spaulding, Bombardier: Gordon Grant, Tom Gilliland, Dale Davis, Leon Williams, Louis Morgan (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Russell Kahl, Navigator: Wallace Kirkpatrick, Ed Nork, Earl Santos (4POW). Coll w/41-24471, crashed Marcq-en-Barouel, near Lille, Fr. MACR 15502.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24501n/a306BG 368FS15627
41-24501 Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Westover 28/8/42; Thurleigh 2/10/42; MIA St Nazaire 3/1/43, Pilot: James Ferguson, Co-Pilot: John Elliott, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Edinger, Radio Operator: Dick Hackworth, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Kingen, Waist Gunner: Jim Loving (6POW); Navigator: Don Greene, Bombardier: Bob Levey, Tail Gunner: Rupert Arnold{chute failed}, Waist Gunner: Earl Kerbow{shot at from ground}(4KIA); hit by flak, lost two engines, crashed in sea off France '; MACR 15627.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24507YANKEE RAIDER306BG 368FS772
41-24507 Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; Transferred: SBA trainer 11/4/43; tran 546BS/384BG [BK-B] Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; tran 545BS [JD-B]; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Jim Armstrong, Radio Operator: Walter House, Waist Gunner: Cliff Hammock (3EVD), Co-Pilot: Bob Stoner, Navigator: Chas Carlin, Bombardier: Wilbert Yee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bruno Edman, Waist Gunner: Olen Grant, Tail Gunner: Eldore Daudelin, (6POW), Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Redwing (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed old Etrepagny a/fd, 11 miles NW of Gisors, Fr. MACR 772. YANKEE RAIDER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24508n/a306BG 423BS
41-24508 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 5/9/42; forced landing RAF Graveley, UK, 27/10/42 on practice flight Pilot: Ray Check, Co-Pilot: Ralph Jones, Navigator: Milton Blanchett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Francis Bowes, Radio Operator: Bill Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Uphor, g-Chas Wilson, g-Nick Sawicki, g-V.King, pass:- S.Belgium. nap, K.McBride (11RTD); Salvaged. 5/11/42.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24509MISS SWOOSE306BG 423BS16010
41-24509 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Westover 15/8/42; MIA St Nazaire 9/11/42 Pilot: John Barnett, Bombardier: Norman Nelson*, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Manello, Radio Operator: Francis Counselman, Waist Gunner: Claiborne Wilson*, Waist Gunner: Walt Crawford (6POW); Co-Pilot: Lowell Kinney, Navigator: Tom Hall, b-Jack Madison, Tail Gunner: Bernard Papieka (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, ditched in Channel, MACR 16010. MISS SWOOSE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24510SNOOZY II306BG 367BS6706
41-24510 Assigned: 367BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; to Thurleigh 27/9/43; MIA Lille 9/10/43 Pilot: Capt John Olson, Co-Pilot: Norman (Joe) Gates, Radio Operator: Tom Dynan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bruce Nicholson, Waist Gunner: Truman Wilder, Tail Gunner: Bert Kaylor (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Gise, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Erwin Wissenback (2EVD via Spain); Bombardier: Albert LaChasse (POW); shot down by hptm Priller (III/JG26), crashed railway line Tournai, near Nechin, Belgium. ; (first aircraft loss of group) MACR 6706. SNOOZY II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24514n/a306BG 368FS6088
41-24514 Assigned: 368BS/306BG {BO- ] Westover 24/8/42; Thurleigh 23/9/42; MIA Rennes 8/3/43 Pilot: Otto Buddenbaum (KIA); Co-Pilot: Warren Edris, Navigator: Wilton Biggs{wia}, Bombardier: Joe Wilkins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Guthrie, Radio Operator: Sylvester Horstmann, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Liscavage, Waist Gunner: Don Huddle, Tail Gunner: Eulis Smith (8POW); Waist Gunner: Ernie Moriarty (EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Collinee, SE of St Brieuc, Fr. MACR 6088.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24516MELTING POT306BG 368FS
41-24516 Assigned: 368BS/306BG Westover 24/8/42; ditched Atlantic off Magilligan Pt, Londonderry, NI en route Prestwick, then Thurleigh 5/9/42, Pilot: Capt Bill Melton, Co-Pilot: Alex Kramarinko, Navigator: Chas Grimes, Bombardier: Bob Levy,Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cherry, Radio Operator: Malone Sover, Ball Turret Gunner: Leland Kessler, Waist Gunner: Gil Shoemaker, Tail Gunner: Ernie Garlad; pass-Lt Jesse Wilburn; down in shallow water, crew walked ashore (10RTD); WO 31/10/44. MELTING POT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24542n/a306BG n/a
41-24542 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/8/42; Westover 18/8/42; Hancock Fd, Syracuse 20/8/42, forced landing base Pilot: Bill Prentice 10/10/42; rep & Rome 14/11/42; New Castle 9/12/42; West Palm Beach 15/1/43; Assigned: 306BG 5/5/43; Patterson 5/8/43; WO Amarillo 24/10/45; Recl Comp 9/4/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24557DAMN YANKEE306BG 423BS1334
41-24557 Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; MIA Leverkusen 1/12/43 Pilot: Bruce Sundlun (EVD), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Cologne, Waist Gunner: Mike Cappelletti, Waist Gunner: Chester Snyder, Tail Gunner: Frank Lekas (5KIA), Co-Pilot: Andy Boles, Navigator: Reino Jylkka, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Ramsey, wg-Chester Snyder (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Snellengem, six miles S of Bruges, Belgium. MACR 1334. DAMN YANKEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24560LITTLE AUDREY306BG 368FS
41-24560 Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-D] New Castle 4/10/42; Thurleigh 26/10/42; Transferred: 369BS [WW- ]; tran 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; 1 BAD Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to US: Homestead 14/6/44; Scrapped: Arledge Fd 23/11/44. LITTLE AUDREY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17E41-2572n/a306BG n/a
41-2572 Delivered: McDill 17/2/42; Sarasota 25/6/42; Westover 28/6/42; originally ass 369BS/306BG Wendover 19/7/42; Westover 11/8/42; Sebring 24/9/42; Bolling 12/1/43; Hendricks 29/4/43; Pilot: Warren Johnson forced landing Chanute Fd, Il 23/3/44; Recl Comp 29/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17E41-2604n/a306BG n/a
41-2604 Delivered: Tucson 1/3/42; Salt Lake City 19/4/42; 306BG Wendover 18/6/42; Pilot: A.V. Martin, crashed in desert, all KIS inc Art Birleffi, 8/7/42. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102547ROSE OF YORK306BG n/a12283
42-102547 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 2/5/44; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 5/5/44; MIA {63M} Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Vernon Daley, Co-Pilot: Joe Carbine, Navigator: Paul Becker, Bombardier: Bob Crede, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Reisel Horn, Radio Operator: Pofirio Marquez, Ball Turret Gunner: George Petrillo, Waist Gunner: Silvio DeZolt, Tail Gunner: Okey Coplin, BBC press-Guy Byam (10KIA); flak, crashed Channel; MACR 12283. ROSE OF YORK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102557ICE COLD KATIE306BG 369FS
42-102557 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 25/4/44; battle damage Ueskirchen, Germany. 10/1/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed Hombeck, Belgium. Salvaged. 28/1/45. ICE COLD KATIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102558SILVER STREAK306BG 369FS
42-102558 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 13/5/44; crash: takeoff for Cologne 15/8/44 Pilot: '; 5KIA, Salvaged. SILVER STREAK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102619TO THE NATION306BG 368FS
42-102619 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 1/5/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 25/5/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD 9/8/44. REPORT TO THE NATION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102669DAMYANKEE306BG 369FS8434
42-102669 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/5/44; MIA Cauvincourt, Fr 8/8/44 Pilot: Andy Kata, Co-Pilot: George Simons, Navigator: Ray Bleker, togg-Phil Mundell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Brown, Ball Turret Gunner: Cliff Latta (6RTD); Radio Operator: Stan Endrusick, Waist Gunner: John Lawlor, Waist Gunner: Horace Kepler, Tail Gunner: Basil Lowry (4POW); flak, crashed Caen, Fr; MACR 8434. DAMYANKEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102683n/a306BG 423BS
42-102683 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 25/5/44; MIA Dessau 20/7/44 Pilot: Malcolm Frazer, Co-Pilot: Aram Nahabedian, Navigator: Theo Lee, Bombardier: Sam Jordan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walt Butschek, Radio Operator: Dick Hill, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Wehunt, Waist Gunner: George Johnson, Tail Gunner: Carroll Reimann (9RTD); flak, ditched Channel, all saved.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102896n/a306BG n/a
42-102896 Delivered: Roswell 16/4/44; slated 306BG CAP'N and HIS KIDS 17/4/44; 3018 BU Kingman 1/10/44; 4126 BU San Bernardino 17/1/45; 3018 BU Kingman 26/1/45; 3030 BU Roswell 22/6/45; 3541 BU Lincoln 23/8/45; 3030 BU Roswell 28/8/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102969METHUSELAH306BG 367BS8836
42-102969 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 5/6/44; MIA Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: Earl Barr, Co-Pilot: Bob Reid, Bombardier: Garland Montague, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hector Chavez, Radio Operator: Bill Bauer, Ball Turret Gunner: Nick Hoolko{wia}, Waist Gunner: Alf Capen{wia}, Tail Gunner: Wilbur Whitaker (8POW); Navigator: Matt Meyerson (KIA-chute failure '); Enemy aircraft hit #1 & #3, then exploded and crashed Brodowin, '; MACR 8836. METHUSELAH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102975VERNA E306BG 369FS12324
42-102975 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 3/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 6/6/44; MIA Dresden 14/2/45 Pilot: Jack Henley, Co-Pilot: Roy Stewart, Navigator: Warren Becker, Bombardier: Herb Whitaker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vic Coppa, Radio Operator: Dan McCarthy, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Hanson, Waist Gunner: Albt Harcarik, Tail Gunner: Fred Piepenbrink (9POW); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Nachtsheim, Germany. MACR 12324. VERNA E.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107013n/a306BG 612BS
42-107013 Delivered: Tulsa 26/1/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned: 612BS/401BG [SC-O] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; trans 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 14/3/44; returned after t/o for mission 28/3/44 Pilot: John Baldwin, Co-Pilot: L.W. Halverson, Navigator: A.J. Bugni, Bombardier: H.A. Bryant, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: G.B. Grant, Radio Operator: I.L. Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: T.W. Fowler, Waist Gunner: J. McCord, Waist Gunner: H.G. Spence, Tail Gunner: C.J. Nasby (10 RTD); pilot taken ill soon after t/o and returned to crash-landed base as u/c collapsed; Salvaged. 28/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107055n/a306BG 423BS
42-107055 Delivered: Tulsa 8/2/44; Hunter 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-M] Thurleigh 1/4/44; battle damage Koblenz 28/12/44 Pilot: Paul Reloux; crash-landed Abbotts Langley, near St Albans, Herts., UK; Salvaged. 1/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107153n/a306BG 369FS7567
42-107153 Delivered: Tulsa 7/3/44; Sioux City 17/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-V] Thurleigh 25/4/44; MIA Munich 16/7/44 Pilot: Fred Jones, Co-Pilot: Cliff Hammersley, Navigator: Chas Weaver, Bombardier: Bob Stanaker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Griffiths, Radio Operator: Bob Price, Ball Turret Gunner: Woodie Rose, Waist Gunner: Milton Katz, Tail Gunner: Art Flores (9EVD); flak, crashed Leninges, Belgium. ; MACR 7567.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107212n/a306BG 423BS5795
42-107212 Delivered: Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-Z] Thurleigh 6/5/44; MIA Nantes, Fr 15/6/44 Pilot: Wilbur O'Brien, Co-Pilot: George Price, Bombardier: Bill Uhlhorn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Boozer, Radio Operator: Odis Pearson, Ball Turret Gunner: Dave Gibson, Waist Gunner: John Sutton (7POW- some shot at in descent by civilians); Navigator: Bill Allen (KIA); Tail Gunner: Arne Ziem (EVD- ret UK before 15/8/44); flak KOd #2, crashed Trellieres, three miles N of Nantes, Fr; MACR 5795.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29505n/a306BG 368FS
42-29505 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Morrison 19/3/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh '; Pilot: (Maj Cummings'), Dinwiddie Fuhrmeister, Co-Pilot: Emil Rasmussen, Navigator: Art Titus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ode Harvey, Radio Operator: Amos May, Ball Turret Gunner: Keith Thousand, Waist Gunner: Ray Wilson, Owen Nabors, pass:-H.H. Heibert (9RTD), Bombardier: Bill Smith (KIA)11/4/43 when in poor weather conditions aircraft crashed Mt Maenclochog, Foel Cwm, near Cerwym, Wales, en route to St Eval, Cornwall from Marrakech, Morocco; Salvaged. GUNGA DIN
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29554MY MARYLAND306BG 367BS
42-29554 Delivered: Denver 3/1/43; Salina 8/1/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 25/3/43; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-Y] Grafton Underwood 21/8/43; then tran RAF Farnborough (ER Flt) 19/2/44; BAD 1 Burtonwood 11/4/44, Returned to US: Tinker 4/5/44; 2167 BU Birmingham 13/7/44; 4136 BU Tinker 6/8/44; 4117 BU Robins 20/12/44; 4100 BU Patterson 2/3/45; Scrapped: Bush Fd 17/5/45. MARYLAND, MY MARYLAND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29625n/a306BG 369FS15517
42-29625 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Thurleigh 12/3/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Capt Craig Harwood, Waist Gunner: Bill Buchanan, Tail Gunner: Joe Collette (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Germany. y Clymer, Navigator: Harry Whiteman{wia}, Bombardier: Frank Wolinski, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lou Enloe{wia}, Radio Operator: Bob Robel, Ball Turret Gunner: Clint Collins, Waist Gunner: Ray Eriksen{wia} (7POW); flak KO'd #3 & #4, crashed Neustadt, near Bremen, Ger. MACR 15517.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29631UNMENTIONABLE306BG 423BS15444
42-29631 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Morrison 25/2/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 25/3/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Warren George, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Warren McGregor (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Malin, Navigator: Andy Simmons, Bombardier: John Parker, Radio Operator: Jim Thornton, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Bevan, Waist Gunner: Chas Randell, Waist Gunner: George McClenan, Tail Gunner: Jack Amery (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wiesens, Germany. MACR 15444. UNMENTIONABLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29643n/a306BG 367BS15523
42-29643 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/1/43; Salina 6/2/43; Duncan 19/2/43; Homestead 28/2/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 13/3/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Bob Miller, Co-Pilot: John Teare, Navigator: Jack Shaaber, Bombardier: Jim Shelley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Small, Radio Operator: Joe Spiro, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Phillips, Waist Gunner: Jesse Wade, Waist Gunner: Edwin Truscott, Tail Gunner: Milton Williams (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #2 & flak, crashed Visbek, SW of Bremen, Germany. MACR 15523.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29649n/a306BG 423BS
42-29649 Delivered: Denver 29/1/43; Gt Falls 31/1/43; Salina 13/2/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 24/3/43; battle damage St Nazaire 1/5/43 Pilot: Lew Johnson, Co-Pilot: Bob McCallum, Navigator: Stan Kissenberth, Bombardier: J.C. Melaun {togg}; Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Fahrenhold, Ball Turret Gunner: Maynard Smith*, Tail Gunner: Roy Gibson (7RTD); Radio Operator: Henry Bean, Waist Gunner: Bob Folliard, Waist Gunner: Joe Bukacek (3KIA); forced landing Predannack, Ornwall, UK, Salvaged. 5/3/43. (*MOH for Sgt Maynard 'Snuffy' Smith).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29658n/a306BG 367BS15446
42-29658 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 16/3/43; then 369BS; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Frank Watson, Co-Pilot: Bob Kemp, Bombardier: Bob Hansen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Livington, Waist Gunner: George Kormish (5POW); Navigator: Calvin Bjornsgaard, Radio Operator: Wilbur Giraud, Ball Turret Gunner: Reed Bottomley, Waist Gunner: Art Sanders, Tail Gunner: Larry Davis (5KIA); flak, crashed Stotel, eight miles S of Bremehaven, Germany. MACR 15446.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29660n/a306BG 367BS
42-29660 Delivered: Denver 29/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 22/3/43; MIA Antwerp 5/4/43 Pilot: Kelly Ross, Co-Pilot: George Lewis, Navigator: Sid Miller, {no bomb'r} Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Hovekamp, Radio Operator: Doug Bowles, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Benson, Waist Gunner: Clyde Smith (7POW); Waist Gunner: Arthur Byrd, Tail Gunner: Arnold Hyman (2KIA); shot down by Hptm Galland, crashed Zandvliet, 12 miles N of Antwerp, Hol. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29666DEARLY BELOVED306BG 423BS
42-29666 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/1/43; Salina 14/2/43; Barksdale 22/2/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-O] Thurleigh 25/3/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 Pilot: Bob Smith, Co-Pilot: Bob McCallum, Navigator: Dan Barberis, Bombardier: Wayne Gray{togg], Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ben Buchanan, Radio Operator: Hendrik Cate, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Adrian, Waist Gunner: Clarry Durham, Waist Gunner: ', Tail Gunner: Billy Lamb (9RTD); flak & Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea, rescued by Royal Navy minesweeper. No MACR. DEARLY BELOVED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29677n/a306BG n/a
42-29677 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Stephenville, Nfd, 12/4/43; Assigned: 96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 20/4/43; MIA Heligoland 15/5/43 Pilot: Alden Mann{wia}, Co-Pilot: Leo Kisamore, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Myers, Radio Operator: Alf Schatz, Ball Turret Gunner: Woodrow Mosbarger, Waist Gunner: Sherman Coleman, Tail Gunner: John McElroy (7KIA); Navigator: Larry Wolfe, Bombardier: Claude Toyek{wia}, Waist Gunner: Reg Harris (3POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea. BATTLIN' B.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29744n/a306BG 367BS15512
42-29744 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; ass 391BS/34BG Blythe, CA, slightly damaged in landing accident on base Pilot: Jack Fowles 20/3/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-O] Thurleigh 20/4/43; MIA Wangerooge 15/5/43 w/Frank Clemons, Radio Operator: John Mulherin, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Kind, Waist Gunner: Reuben Carr, Waist Gunner: Emil Miller, Tail Gunner: Roy Fries (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Frank Clark, Navigator: Louis Means{wia}, Bombardier: Oran Highley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Condon (4POW); shot down by Enemy aircraft & forced landing in shallow water Altenwalde, S of Cuxhaven. MACR 15512.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-2975n/a306BG 423BS15079
42-2975 Assigned: 423BS/306BG Presque Is 17/11/42; Molesworth 25/11/42; MIA L'Orient 30/12/42 Pilot: Capt John Brady, Co-Pilot: Bern Healey, Navigator: Warren Lewis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Carberry, Radio Operator: Bill Nisbett, Ball Turret Gunner: Eugene Stein, Waist Gunner: John Vallorani, Waist Gunner: Ed Sanski, Tail Gunner: Jim Gaffney (9KIA); Bombardier: Gardner Reynolds (POW, picked up by French fisherman); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bay of Biscay. MACR 15079.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29777S BAD BOYS306BG 423BS125
42-29777 Delivered: Denver 17/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Long Beach 14/4/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-H] Thurleigh 19/5/43; MIA Kassel 28/7/43 Pilot: Steve Peck, Co-Pilot: John Bartlett, Navigator: Dan Barberis, Bombardier: Ben Irons, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Davis, Radio Operator: Bob Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan DeFlorio, Waist Gunner: John Guiterrez, Waist Gunner: Walt Berthold, Tail Gunner: Henry Winkeller (10POW); flak KO'd #1 & #2, crashed near Detmold, Germany. MACR 125. PECK'S BAD BOYS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29779BAB'S BEST306BG 423BS124
42-29779 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Romulus 10/4/43; Wayne Co 13/4/43; Presque Is 27/4/43; ass 19FS/3FG at Meeks Fd, Iceland, o/s runway Pilot: P.H. Best 30/4/43; rep 1/5/43, New York PE 20/5/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-A] Thurleigh 4/6/43; MIA Kassel 28/7/43 w/Jack Harris, Radio Operator: Jim Connally, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Isaacson, Waist Gunner: Ralph Burgio, Waist Gunner: Larry Sullivan, Tail Gunner: Frank Bradley (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Russ Maxwell, Navigator: Ken Fultz, Bombardier: Bill Neary, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Irwin Aaesby (4POW); flak, crashed near Wolften, eight miles E of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 124. BAB'S BEST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29786n/a306BG n/a
42-29786 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gore 8/3/43; Tinker 19/3/43; Morrison 31/3/43; Assigned: 96BG Grafton Underwood 2/4/43; Transferred: 368BS/306BG [BO-N] Thurleigh 20/5/43; on training mission Pilot: Max Judas, Co-Pilot: Jim Cummings, Bombardier: Ed Seifried, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leland Kessler, Radio Operator: Joe Graziano, Waist Gunner: Lou Hlavac, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Stroud, Tail Gunner: Elwood Brontzman (8RTD); at very low altitude aircraft crash-landed Dunsby, near Spalding, Lincs.; Salvaged. 21/5/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29806n/a306BG 368FS16018
42-29806 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-T] Thurleigh 19/5/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 Pilot: Floyd Fields, Navigator: Dick Clausen, Radio Operator: Phil Zimmerman, Ball Turret Gunner: Morriece Moody{body recovered from sea 8/7/43}, Waist Gunner: Gus Retkofsky{body recovered from sea 16/8/43} (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Erwin Efird, Bombardier: Harry Young{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Goodwin{wia}, Waist Gunner: Harry Cromer{wia}, Tail Gunner: Fortunato Gelfo{wia} (5POW); all rescued by Germany. an seaplane and flown to hospital in Heligoland; flak KO'd two engines, ditched North Sea. MACR 16018.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29809QUEEN JEANIE306BG 368FS
42-29809 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Stephenville, Nfd 12/4/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-T] Thurleigh 20/4/43; then 423BS [RD-B]; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-X] Grafton Underwood 4/9/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/12/43; Returned to US: 2/6/44; Scrapped: Arledge 23/11/44. DAMN YANKEE II aka QUEEN JEANIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29900UNBEARABLE II306BG 423BS126
42-29900 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-J/D] Thurleigh 23/5/43; MIA Hanover 26/7/43 Pilot: Norman Armbrust, Co-Pilot: Lester Kramer, Navigator: Bob Ellwood, Bombardier: Chas Wallin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Milakovich, Radio Operator: Bob Myllykoski, Waist Gunner: Pete Dascoulius, Waist Gunner: Lou Skinner, Tail Gunner: Brice Robinson; Ball Turret Gunner: Nelson Huston{wia but died through gangrene months later} (10POW); flak, crashed Dorrieloh, near Diepholz, Germany. MACR 126. UNBEARABLE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29959n/a306BG 367BS867
42-29959 Delivered: Denver 17/3/43; Gore 20/3/43; New Castle 13/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; en route UK was involved in landing accident Pilot: Bob Baker at Langford Lodge, N. Ireland; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-M] Thurleigh 23/5/43; then 423BS; MIA Bremen 8/10/43 w/Larry Kooima, Co-Pilot: Frank Crawford, Navigator: Don Berkey, Bombardier: Chas Cressey, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Couvillion, Waist Gunner: Alvis Tinsley (6KIA), Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Virgil Struckhoff, Radio Operator: Cecil Brooks, Waist Gunner: Fred Hutchinson, Tail Gunner: Bob Weston{who landed in Bremen street!} (4POW); flak, crashed Fischerhude, six miles E of Bremen, Germany. MACR 867.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29974n/a306BG 367BS
42-29974 Delivered: Denver 20/3/43; Romulus 10/4/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-L] Thurleigh 19/4/43; battle damage Kassel 28/7/43, Pilot: Larry Kooima, Co-Pilot: Frank Crawford, Navigator: Don Berkey{inj in crash}, Bombardier: Chas Cressey, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Virgil Struckhoff, Radio Operator: Cecil Brooks, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Curvillion, Waist Gunner: George Kusnir{wia}, Waist Gunner: W.G. Schmitt, Tail Gunner: Bob Weston (10RTD); crash-landed Framlingham A/fd, Suff. On return Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29985BARREL HOUSE BESSIE306BG 367BS868
42-29985 Delivered: Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 31/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Pilot: Rich Jerger forced landing Meeks Fd, Iceland 17/4/43; Assigned: 545BS/384BG [JD-Y] Grafton Underwood 28/6/43; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 22/8/43; MIA Bremen 8/10/43 w/Tom Ledgerwood, Co-Pilot: John Acker, Navigator: Myron Sorden, Bombardier: Gene Levy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harvey Cook, Radio Operator: Bob Van Dragt, Ball Turret Gunner: John Spell, Waist Gunner: Pat Walsh, obs-Capt Paul George (9POW); Waist Gunner: Andy Fila(died of wounds 6 Nov}, Tail Gunner: Art Robinson{trapped in tail when ship hit by Me 110 rockets} (2KIA); Enemy aircraft set two engines on fire, crashed Handrup, 10 miles NE of Lingen, Germany. MACR 868. KATHLEEN aka BARREL HOUSE BESSIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29993n/a306BG 369FS1935
42-29993 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 19/4/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Don Tattershall, Co-Pilot: Bill Grisham, Navigator: Jim Crabtree, Bombardier: John Whittle, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Carmel Melita, Waist Gunner: Elmer Sweitzer, Waist Gunner: Bob Hogg, Tail Gunner: Bill Dodson (9KIA), Radio Operator: Jim Hobbs (POW); flak knocked off tailplane, crashed De Wetering, near Colmschate, Diepenveen, Hol. MACR 1935.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30065n/a306BG 369FS
42-30065 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43; Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 22/8/43; battle damage Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Bill Price, Co-Pilot: R.L. Fallow, Navigator: Phil Anderson, Bombardier: C.L. Dunlop, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Loubet, Radio Operator: Jerome Evenson, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Massey, Waist Gunner: K.H. Smith, Waist Gunner: H.W. Hoser, Tail Gunner: Bill Oliver (10RTD); crash-landed New Romney, Kent, UK. Salvaged. 16/9/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30144n/a306BG 335FS
42-30144 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Lowry 6/5/43; Smoky Hilly 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham 15/6/43; on practice mission suffered mechanical problems 27/6/43 Pilot: John Lee, Co-Pilot: John Caldwell, Navigator: Hubert Gage, Bombardier: Dave Bail, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Serock, Radio Operator: Chas Peacock, Ball Turret Gunner: John Beacham, Waist Gunner: Ralph Howser, Tail Gunner: Vince Cox (9RTD), forced landing at Walsham-le-Willows, Sfk. due to electrical fire; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 6/43; Salvaged. Italy 15/2/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30145n/a306BG 333BS
42-30145 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned: 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred: 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/7/43; 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 22/8/43; RAF 100 Gp 7/1/44, ret 13/3/44; Salvaged. 11/10/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30156n/a306BG 423BS127
42-30156 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Presque Is 16/5/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-Z] Thurleigh 22/6/43; MIA Hanover 26/7/43 Pilot: Wes Courson, Co-Pilot: Roy Bronson, Navigator: Ted Grezlak, Bombardier: Henry Lynch, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Champion, Waist Gunner: Cedric White, Tail Gunner: Bill Lamb (7POW); Radio Operator: Bill Dayton, Ball Turret Gunner: Dock Thomas, Waist Gunner: Bob Stevens{wia & drowned in River Ems} (3KIA); flak over Frisian Is took off vertical stabiliser, crashed Hofkamp Farm, Vriescheloo, Hol. MACR 127.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30163n/a306BG 368FS518
42-30163 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 20/5/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-D] Thurleigh 23/5/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 Pilot: Wesley Peterson, Navigator: Don Phillips, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Utley, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Huntzinger, Tail Gunner: Doug Wright (6POW); co-Ed Maslanka{wia}, Bombardier: Gus Winters{wia}, Waist Gunner: Bill Scott, Waist Gunner: George Monser (4EVD); Radio Operator: Bill Plaskett (KIA); no gas, crash-landed Sancourt, 25 miles E of Rouen, Fr; MACR 518.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30175n/a306BG 367BS822
42-30175 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 18/6/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Dick Butler, Co-Pilot: John Kappmeyer, Navigator: Harry McCaleb, Bombardier: Francis Banda, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Heyburn, Radio Operator: Amos May, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed DeBuyser, Waist Gunner: Ernie Henderson, Waist Gunner: Marcel St Louis{released from Wurzburg hospital 17/3/44}, Tail Gunner: Jim Harris (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd three engines, crashed Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 822.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30199THE WICKED WAAC306BG 369FS821
42-30199 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Westover 9/6/43; Dow Fd 10/6/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Rome Fd 15/6/43; Patterson 27/6/43; Bolling 4/7/43; Louisville 8/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 24/8/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: George Bettinger, Co-Pilot: Abe Block, Bombardier: Leland Dowden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sam Germany. ing, Radio Operator: Gordon Lewis, Ball Turret Gunner: Elmer Mills, Waist Gunner: Don Williams, Waist Gunner: Jim Montana, Tail Gunner: Linden Voight{wia-foot blown off} (9POW), Navigator: Elbert Wood (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Ginnick,, near Wettweiss, seven miles SE of Duren, Ger. MACR 821. THE WICKED WAAC.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30221n/a306BG 368FS
42-30221 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/4/43; Gore 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 18/6/43; forced landing base Pilot: Virgil Jeffries after mid-air collision w/42-29971(306BG) 8/7/43; during a training flight 27/12/43 was involved in slight mid-air collision w/42-30841(306BG) w/J.P. Toombs, Co-Pilot: Taylor Leedy, Navigator: E.P. West, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: G.T. Peterson, Radio Operator: J.B. Poston,G-A.F.Klepper, Tail Gunner: C.O. Metz, pass-Lt Bob Welter (8RTD); crew bailed safely over land as aircraft headed out to crashed North Sea.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30302CALAMITY JANE306BG 568BS
42-30302 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 21/5/43; Geiger 22/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned: 568BS/390BG [BI-O] Framlingham 11/7/43; detailed Kassel 28/7/43 Pilot: ' involved in taxi collision w/42-29974 (306BG), no injuries and sal as Hangar Queen. CALAMITY JANE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30306n/a306BG n/a
42-30306 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/5/43; Morrison 8/6/43; Assigned: 306BG 9/6/43; Transferred: 99BG Navarin 8/7/43; Oudna 4/8/43; tran Service Sq 16/8/43; assigned to UK with 390BG Framlingham 4/1/44; Salvaged. 26/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3034n/a306BG 368FS15518
42-3034 Delivered: Denver 26/1/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Homestead 5/3/43; Thurleigh 12/3/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Capt Bill Smiley, Co-Pilot: Avey Ewan, Navigator: Wilbur Breuing, Bombardier: Martin Strauss, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Hepler, Radio Operator: Ray Clifton, Ball Turret Gunner: Roderick Clark, Waist Gunner: Larry Sliff, Waist Gunner: Bill Payne, Tail Gunner: Roy Staiff (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Channel. MACR 15518.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30431KWITCHURBITCHIN306BG 423BS
42-30431 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/5/43; Pilot: Ira Johnson, forced landing Cheyenne 3/6/43; Lowry 27/6/43; Gore 1/7/43; Denver 13/7/43; Lowry 15/7/43; Wright 10/9/43; Scott 8/10/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 19/10/43; Returned to US: Bradley 21/6/44; Ypsilanti 22/6/44; Scrapped: Altus 29/10/45. KWITCHURBITCHIN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F-105-BO42-30451V-MAIL GETS THERE FASTEST306BG 368FS
42-30451 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/43; Rapid 15/6/43; Gore 24/6/43; Portland 11/7/43; Gr Isle 21/7/43; Presque Is 7/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-N] Thurleigh 3/9/43; Salvaged. n/battle damage 5/7/44. Ret US. V-MAIL GETS THERE FASTEST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30586n/a306BG 368FS4239
42-30586 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Kearney 20/7/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-A] Thurleigh 8/8/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Bob MacDowell (KIA); Co-Pilot: Fred Puckett {wia}; Navigator: Bob Schmeilau{wia}, Bombardier: Larry Christofori{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Frye, Radio Operator: Jim Prout, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Murdock, Waist Gunner: Larry Wagoner, Waist Gunner: Bob Emery, Tail Gunner: John Hazy (9POW); Enemy aircraft hit #3 & #4, crashed Hainhausen, 16 miles NE of Munich, Germany. MACR 4239.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30603LAS VEGAS AVENGER306BG 423BS1329
42-30603 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/43; Gore 11/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-H] Thurleigh 8/8/43; MIA Bremen 26/11/43 Pilot: Virgil Jeffries, Co-Pilot: Tom McGaillard, Navigator: Frank Ramsey, Bombardier: John Moon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Porter, Waist Gunner: Bill Threatt (6POW), Radio Operator: Dick Mowrer, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Adrian, Waist Gunner: Harry Owen, Tail Gunner: Henry Steelsmith (4KIA); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Zonderland Farm, St Nicolaasga, Friesland, Hol. MACR 1329. LAS VEGAS AVENGER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30604S BEAUTY V306BG n/a843
42-30604 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/43; Gore 29/6/43; Gr Isle 22/6/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 10/8/43; Transferred: 350BS/100BG [LN-T] Thorpe Abbotts 20/8/43; MIA St Dizier 4/10/43 Pilot: Capt Harry Helstrom, Co-Pilot: Hubert Trent, Navigator: Harry Curtice, Bombardier: Hilbert Phillippe {evaded capture for weeks}, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Edwards, weg-Chas Crippen (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Giles, Radio Operator: Carroll Haarup, Waist Gunner: Joe Shandor, Tail Gunner: Tom Mezynski (4EVD); flak KO'd #3 and damaged another, crash-landed Caen, Fr; MACR 843. Salvaged. and survived at Boeing Museum. BADGER'S BEAUTY V.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30606EL DIABLO306BG 367BS1681
42-30606 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/43; Kearney 14/7/43; Dow Fd 18/7/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-U] Thurleigh 4/8/43; MIA Kiel 4/1/44 Pilot: Chas Tucker, Co-Pilot: Gene McFadden, Navigator: Owen Johnson, Bombardier: Sid Passin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arthur Pahl, Radio Operator: Sam Covino, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Neuhauser, Waist Gunner: Milton Badeaux, Waist Gunner: Stephen Korba, Tail Gunner: John Bentley (10POW); flak damage, crash-landed sandbank S of Romo Is, in North Frisian Isles. MACR 1681. EL DIABLO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30706n/a306BG 367BS1701
42-30706 Delivered: Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 23/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 13/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-W] Thurleigh 25/8/43; MIA Bremen 20/12/43 Pilot: Ray Ryther, Co-Pilot: Alvie Myers, Bombardier: Jay Weiselberg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilmer Griffith, Radio Operator: Tom Gold, Waist Gunner: Lester Terry (6POW), Navigator: John Dennison, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Wells, Waist Gunner: Lee Laney, Tail Gunner: Lamoyne Billheimer (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Frischenmoor, 15 miles NE of Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 1701.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30707PICCADILLY COMMANDO306BG 369FS816
42-30707 Delivered: Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 27/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 13/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Chelveston 25/8/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Gustav Holmstrom, Co-Pilot: Francis Ferguson{wia}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Loubet, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Massey, Waist Gunner: Bill Oliver, Waist Gunner: Ralph Ellsworth, Tail Gunner: Chas Fatigati (7POW), Navigator: Phil Anderson, Bombardier: Jack Kelly, Radio Operator: Mike Uhrin (3KIA-bodies never found), btg-Fred Massey (EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd #4 plus other damage, crashed SE of Hanau, Germany. MACR 816. PICCADILLY COMMANDO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30710n/a306BG 423BS818
42-30710 Delivered: Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 25/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-I] Thurleigh 6/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: John Jackson, Navigator: Bernie Bernstein, Radio Operator: Warren Eitner, Waist Gunner: Elza McQuithy, Waist Gunner: Jerry Greenberg (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Dan Carey, Bombardier: Henry Farmer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sol Levine, Ball Turret Gunner: Burl Ford, Tail Gunner: Ray Ristau (5POW) flak, crashed Friedburg, near Nieder-Florstadt, 15 miles N of Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 818.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30714HUSTLING SUE306BG 423BS
42-30714 Delivered: Denver 16/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-A/S] Thurleigh 25/8/43; battle damage over Solingen 1/12/43 Pilot: Capt George Rees, Co-Pilot: Geno DeBetta, Navigator: W.H. Dickenson, Bombardier: W.S. Ellertsdon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: L.G. Dillon, Radio Operator: J.K Atchley, Waist Gunner: Harry Shutts, Waist Gunner: E.D. Walters, Tail Gunner: J.K. Hadberg (9RTD); Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Rood (KIA- chute failed to open). Severe turbulence caused ship to crashed at College Farm, Lasham, Hants, UK Salvaged. No MACR. HUSTLING SUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30727n/a306BG 367BS817
42-30727 Delivered: Dallas 19/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 2/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Bill Bisson, Navigator: George Young, Bombardier: Joe Lukens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Osep, Tail Gunner: Thompson Wilson (5KIA), Co-Pilot: Chas Stafford, Radio Operator: John McLellan, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Vader, Waist Gunner: Peter Giovanni, Waist Gunner: Constantine Lamb (5POW); flak knocked out two engines and fighters riddled the tail, crashed Hoehefeld, 15 miles W of Wurzburg, Germany. MACR 817. FIGHTIN' BITIN'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30728n/a306BG 367BS2769
42-30728 Delivered: Dallas 19/7/43; Grand Isle 11/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-S] Thurleigh; trans 368BS [BO-S]; MIA Augsburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Joe Gay, Co-Pilot: Ira Gordon, Waist Gunner: Steve Kriski, Tail Gunner: Bernie Nitti (4KIA); Navigator: Dan McCauley, Bombardier: Howard Harmston, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Hughes, Radio Operator: Eric Danielson, Ball Turret Gunner: Lou Brofford, Waist Gunner: George Lilja (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hannogne-St Martin, six miles SW of Sedan, Fr; MACR 2769.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30730DEARLY BELOVED306BG 369FS4278
42-30730 Delivered: Denver 19/7/43; Geiger 9/8/32; Walla Walla 11/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Thurleigh 20/9/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Dave Ramsey, Co-Pilot: Edwin Miller, Navigator: Bob Krohn, Bombardier: Sterling Strange, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Ryan, Radio Operator: John Gray, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Callaghan, Waist Gunner: Carl Potter, Waist Gunner: Don Miller, Tail Gunner: Paul Walshin (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4 followed by fire, crashed Augsburg, Germany. MACR 4278. DEARLY BELOVED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3074LOMA LEE306BG n/a
42-3074 Delivered: Long Beach 20/1/43; Denver 7/2/43; Pilot: Bill Dobson damaged at Smoky Hill 6/4/43, repaired; ass 331BS/94BG [QE-U] Dow Fd 15/4/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-B] Grafton Underwood 10/7/43; tran 367BG/306BG [GY-Y/T] Thurleigh 23/8/43; Cheddington 29/2/44; retUS Homestead 26/6/44; Tinker 26/6/44; trans Clarke, Phillipines FEA 15/6/45; sal 15/1/48. GOODTIME CHOLLY aka KATHLEEN aka LOMA LEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3076n/a306BG 367BS
42-3076 Delivered: Denver 3/2/43; Morrison 12/3/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-H] Thurleigh 20/4/43; battle damage Kassel 28/7/43 Pilot: Woodrow Thomas, Co-Pilot: J.G. Parks, Navigator: Harry McCaleb, Bombardier: Joe Lukens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Heybourne, Radio Operator: Francis Palmer, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed DeByer, Waist Gunner: Ernie Henderson, Waist Gunner: Marcel St Louis, Tail Gunner: Jim Harris (10RTD); crash-landed RAF Hawkinge, Kent, UK caught fire a & burnt; Salvaged. WO 31/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30767n/a306BG 367BS
42-30767 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/7/43; Gore 28/7/43; Cheyenne 4/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Y] Thurleigh 21/9/43; crash: takeoff for Kiel 5/1/44 Pilot: Capt Ian Elliott, Navigator: Harry Renfro, Bombardier: Bill Peterson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tony Waine, Radio Operator: John Petlewski, Ball Turret Gunner: George Johnson, Waist Gunner: Dick Payne, Waist Gunner: Jim Mitchell (8KIA); Co-Pilot: Tom Bridgmen, Tail Gunner: Bill Winans (2RTD); crash-landed near base at Sharnbrook, Beds., UK; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30776n/a306BG 368FS1158
42-30776 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/7/43; Dyersburg 7/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-F] Thurleigh 20/9/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 3/11/43 Pilot: George Goris, Co-Pilot: Ken Cabe, Navigator: Frank Bullard, Bombardier: Harry Urman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walter Back, Radio Operator: Leroy Morton, Ball Turret Gunner: LeRoy Haskell, Waist Gunner: Bill Meade, Waist Gunner: Joe Kelch, Tail Gunner: Howie Jordan (10KIA); mid air col w/42-3533, crashed North Sea. MACR 1158.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30779n/a306BG 369FS815
42-30779 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 18/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Bill Lockyear, Co-Pilot: Craig Powell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Rich, Radio Operator: Bernie Swift, Waist Gunner: John Regan, Waist Gunner: Ernie Gilbert, Tail Gunner: Lester Kurk (7POW), Navigator: Paul Welton, Bombardier: Albt Nagy, Ball Turret Gunner: Alf Weiland (3KIA); Enemy aircraft set fire to three engines, crashed Hammerstein, seven miles NW of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 815.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30782n/a306BG 368FS1931
42-30782 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh; Transferred: 369BS; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Bill Reed, Navigator: Ivan Glaze, Bombardier: Myron Dmochowski{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe O'Connell, Tail Gunner: Warren Cole (5POW), Co-Pilot: Tom Brady, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Orian Owens**, Radio Operator: Chas Nichols**, Waist Gunner: Albt Schaeffler, Waist Gunner: John Gembrowski** (5KIA-**all shot after interrogation); Enemy aircraft & flak hit set wing on fire, crashed Heegejanskamp, near Nijverdal, Hol. MACR 1931.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30794n/a306BG 369FS1683
42-30794 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 9/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-V/P] Thurleigh 25/8/43; MIA Kiel 5/1/44 Pilot: Sid Wolfe, Bombardier: Harry Tomlin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Adolph Sicola, Radio Operator: Gene Paige, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob McClure, Waist Gunner: Miles Hannify, Waist Gunner: Bob Zeigler, Tail Gunner: Germany. ld Allen (8KIA), Co-Pilot: Alvin Enos, Navigator: Fremont Jewell (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hohenfelde, Steinburg, five miles SE of Itzehoe/Holstein, Ger. MACR 1683.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30811n/a306BG 369FS814
42-30811 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 12/8/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Thurleigh 2/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Ralph Peters, Co-Pilot: Ed Hughel, Navigator: Dan Peterson, Bombardier: Jim Vaughter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Grimm, Radio Operator: Manford John, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Kern, Waist Gunner: Blair Steed, Waist Gunner: Dan Piedmont, Tail Gunner: Pierre Noisat (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #2, crashed Belgium. heim, near Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 814.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30812n/a306BG 423BS
42-30812 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 12/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-Q] Thurleigh 4/9/43; Transferred: RAF [SR383]; 214 Sq BU-F Sculthorpe, Nfk, 29/1/44, fitted with radome in place of chin turret; 223 Sq 6G-X Oulton, Nfk.; 1699 Flt 4Z-X Sculthorpe; 1483 Flt Newmarket, Sfk; WO 1/8/45..
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30813QUEEN JEANNIE306BG 423BS820
42-30813 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/7/43; Seattle 1/8/43; Cheyenne 2/8/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-L] Thurleigh 2/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Bob McCallum, Co-Pilot: Homer Fitzer, Radio Operator: John Drennan, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Dunford, Waist Gunner: Ned Bostic (5KIA), Navigator: Albt Prentice, Bombardier: Paul Manning, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marvin Bartlett, Waist Gunner: Austin Sadler, Tail Gunner: Willard McQuarrie (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dorne, 15 miles NE of Hasselt, Belgium. MACR 820. QUEEN JEANNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30832n/a306BG 368FS1328
42-30832 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 18/9/43; MIA Bremen 26/11/43 Pilot: Francis Hoey, Co-Pilot: John Harr, Navigator: Stan Silverman, Bombardier: Jim Morrow, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Sandford, Radio Operator: Rob Randall, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Tremper, Waist Gunner: Neil Brennan, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Brennan, Tail Gunner: Walt Townsend (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Schwerinsdorf, 17 miles NE of Leer, Ger. MACR 1328.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3084n/a306BG n/a121
42-3084 Delivered: Denver 26/1/43; Assigned: 95BG 20/3/43; 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 10/4/43, 368BS [BO-A]; MIA Keil 29/7/43 Pilot: Carl Brown, Co-Pilot: Roy Padgett, Navigator: John Fogarty, Bombardier: Bob Alexander, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Graham Diggs, Radio Operator: Earl Norlen, Ball Turret Gunner: Parry Pederson, Waist Gunner: Larry McCoy, Waist Gunner: Jim Seigler, Tail Gunner: Jesse Wheeler (9KIA), b-Bob Alexander (POW ' blown out of ship when exploded); Enemy aircraft hit ship which just exploded, crashed Keil. MACR 121.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30841n/a306BG 423BS
42-30841 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gore 15/8/43; Redmond 16/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-R] Thurleigh 19/9/43; after t/o for training flight 27/12/43 in slight coll mid air Pilot: 42-30221(306BG), wlNelson Hardin, Co-Pilot: Rich Knowles, Navigator: A. Perline, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ernie Jackson, Radio Operator: Wendell May, g-K.J. Russell (6RTD); Salvaged. 28/12/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3087CLEAN CUT306BG n/a2466
42-3087 Delivered: Denver 14/1/43; Assigned: 95BG Alconbury 20/3/43; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-W] Thurleigh 11/4/43; 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 4/9/43; MIA Aschersleben 22/4/44 Pilot: Bill Kew, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Ross (2KIA-recovered in Hardberg); Co-Pilot: Chas Micklett, Navigator: Irvan O'Hara, Bombardier: Carleton Dow, Radio Operator: Harry Miles, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Baird, Waist Gunner: Chas Whipple, Waist Gunner: John Lunceford, Tail Gunner: Jim Hopkins (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Gahlen, four miles W of Dorsten, Germany. MACR 2466. CLEAN CUT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30939n/a306BG 369FS
42-30939 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/8/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-A] Thurleigh 21/10/43; Transferred: 493BG Debach 8/44; n/battle damage nosed over 17/8/44; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-31007n/a306BG 369FS2239
42-31007 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/9/43; Gr Isle 27/9/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 13/10/43; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Chas Berry, Co-Pilot: Norman Laux, Navigator: Paul Jones, Bombardier: Brian James, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Wells, Radio Operator: Chas Zubov, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Simon (7KIA); Waist Gunner: George Kessel, Waist Gunner: Opal Hunter, Tail Gunner: Ray Sokolowski (3POW); direct flak hit on wing, rolled over and snapped in half at the ball turret, crashed Voiswinkel, near Bergisch Gladbach, ten miles NE of Cologne, Germany. MACR 2239.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-31025n/a306BG 367BS
42-31025 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/9/43; Gr Isle 25/9/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 19/10/43; battle damage Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Albt Adams, Co-Pilot: Joe Mathis, Navigator: Bill Barnes, Bombardier: Arnold Bugni, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Stevenson (5RTD); Waist Gunner: Cleo White, Tail Gunner: John Hedberg (2POW-both wia); Radio Operator: Matt Palenica, Waist Gunner: Martin Cech (2EVD-both wia); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Keene (KIA); severely damaged but escorted home low over North Sea by P-51 to land at B-24 base in Norfolk. Salvaged. 2BAD Warton 9/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31038n/a306BG 367BS
42-31038 Delivered: Dallas 10/9/43; Scott 9/10/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 19/10/43; targeted Bremen 13/11/43, mission was recalled, but ship went into spin while in a thunderhead, Pilot: Clyde Cosper (KIA); Co-Pilot: Wes Brinkley, Navigator: Allen Ballard, Bombardier: Don Dickson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Vondrchek, Radio Operator: Ken Iviemy, Ball Turret Gunner: Stan Downs, Waist Gunner: Lloyd Meyer, Waist Gunner: Harry Twing, Tail Gunner: Denver McGinnis (9RTD-all baled safely); crash-landed Longwick, near Princes Risborough, Bucks., UK and exploded, killing pilot,. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31056n/a306BG 369FS2494
42-31056 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 30/9/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 19/10/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 3/2/44 Pilot: Rich Wong, Co-Pilot: Walt McBroom, Navigator: John Rogers, Bombardier: Curtis Dunlap, Radio Operator: George Collins, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Whetsone, Waist Gunner: Armand Cournoyer (7POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Walker{originally escaped but shot by guard after surrender 29/4/44}, Waist Gunner: Bob Sykes, Tail Gunner: Walt Kels (3KIA); flak KO'd #4, crashed on sandbank near Ruteplate, between Benserseil & Langeoog Is, Germany. MACR 2494.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31065n/a306BG 367BS8827
42-31065 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 19/10/43; MIA Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: Paul Bailey, Co-Pilot: Rudy Babel, Bombardier: Bob Vickers, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy Hollenberg, Radio Operator: Tom Chandler, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Boland, Waist Gunner: Joe Burns, Tail Gunner: Leo Zych (8POW); Navigator: Dick Rodenberger (KIA); flak, crashed Kasserolhof, Germany. MACR 8827.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31078n/a306BG 369FS1574
42-31078 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 19/10/43; MIA Emden 11/12/43 Pilot: John Noack, Co-Pilot: Bob Schoch, Navigator: Dudley Fay, Bombardier: Hyman Bittman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Wesner, Radio Operator: Mike Gallagher, Ball Turret Gunner: Duncan Williams, Waist Gunner: Albt Sewald, Waist Gunner: Ken Smith, Tail Gunner: Thurman Smith (10POW); flak, crashed sea off Emden, Germany. MACR 1574. (No cheek guns).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31136n/a306BG 369FS
42-31136 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 19/10/43; battle damage Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Ken Dowell, Co-Pilot: Chas Young, Navigator: D.A. Sharkey, Bombardier: Jim Worth*, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Hugo Okokonem*, Radio Operator: John Mellynn*, Ball Turret Gunner: T.L. Overn, Waist Gunner: H. Yarnka, Waist Gunner: Jim Cannon*, Tail Gunner: E.B. Steinman; (*all were wia) (10RTD); Enemy aircraft, shot off #3 engine, crash-landed Andrews Fd, Braintree, Essex,UK. Salvaged. 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31139n/a306BG n/a2771
42-31139 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Transferred: 423BS/306BG [RD-L] Thurleigh 19/10/43; MIA Brunswick 24/2/44 Pilot: Norwood Garrett, Co-Pilot: Bob Muri, Navigator: Joe Elgin, Bombardier: Bob Shurilla, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Vinciquerra, Radio Operator: Alvin Dilts{broke leg}, Waist Gunner: Bill Carroll, Tail Gunner: Larry Yator (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Glenn{found in wreckage}, Waist Gunner: Almond Weed (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed between Talge & Badbergen, Germany. MACR 2771.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31145OLD MAN306BG 423BS2353
42-31145 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-N] Thurleigh 19/11/43; Transferred: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden /44; MIA Evreux 6/2/44 Pilot: Allen Reed, Co-Pilot: Arthur Clark, Navigator: Jim Campbell, Bombardier: Tom Wilkins (4KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Davidge, Radio Operator: Edmund Harma, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Boles, Waist Gunner: Jim Alexander, Waist Gunner: Ben Denny, Tail Gunner: Bob Russ (6POW); flak, crash-landed Chaville, four miles SW of Paris, Fr. MACR 2353. OLD MAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31158n/a306BG 368FS
42-31158 Delivered: Dallas 26/9/43; Luke Fd 7/10/43; Memphis 15/11/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-J] Thurleigh 12/12/43; battle damage, Salvaged. 2 SAD Lt Staughton 27/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31172MISS PATRICIA306BG 367BS4279
42-31172 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 26/11/43; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Irwin Schwedock, Co-Pilot: Paul Gambiana, Navigator: Harris Palmer, Bombardier: Howard Hunter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed McNeil, Radio Operator: Constantine Tsairis, Ball Turret Gunner: George Dufau, Waist Gunner: Martin Willoughby, Waist Gunner: Dick Iacona, Tail Gunner: Bryce Frisbie (10INT); Enemy aircraft KOd #2 with damage to #3; crash-landed Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 4279; (old B-17F top turret installed). MISS PATRICIA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31196EXTRA JOKER306BG 369FS
42-31196 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; Memphis 10/11/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 14/12/43; battle damage Stuttgart 9/12/44, forced landing continent; Salvaged. 20/1/45. EXTRA JOKER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31236ARCH BISHOP306BG 367BS1933
42-31236 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/10/43; Grand Island 11/11/43; Wilmington 17/11/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 21/12/43; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: George Campert, Co-Pilot: Germany. ld Coots, Navigator: John Dougherty, Bombardier: Joe Sparks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Pat Murray, Radio Operator: Cyril Lebert, Ball Turret Gunner: Adolf Graubart, Waist Gunner: Perley Colburn, Waist Gunner: Welton Teston, Tail Gunner: Kneeland Hudson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Kremer Farm, near Vlessendijk, Raalte, Hol. MACR 1933. ARCH BISHOP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31245TOP HAT306BG 368FS2768
42-31245 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/10/43; Grand Island 1/11/43; Dallas 6/11/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 14/12/43; MIA Augsburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Jim Coleman, Co-Pilot: Oscar Brown, Bombardier: Clinton Snyder, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rex Hayes, Radio Operator: Calvin Garrison, Ball Turret Gunner: Phillip Vaught, Waist Gunner: Bill Wiersma, Waist Gunner: Joe Buckley, Tail Gunner: Fred Organ (9POW); Navigator: Louis Rodriguez (EVD, but INT Switz); Enemy aircraft, crashed La Francheville, two miles SW of Charleville, Fr; MACR 2768. TOP HAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3127n/a306BG 367BS
42-3127 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/2/43; Morrison 20/3/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-M] Thurleigh 5/5/43; MIA Emden 21/5/43 Pilot: Martin Wieand, Co-Pilot: Bill Moore, Navigator: Fred McGuidwin, Bombardier: Bill Braden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Willard Hoff, Radio Operator: Ed Via, Ball Turret Gunner: Russ Hutchins, Waist Gunner: Ed Lutkehuas, Waist Gunner: Lee Gossett, Tail Gunner: Ray Raddatz (10KIA); Enemy aircraft. crashed North Sea. No MACR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31327n/a306BG 367BS
42-31327 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Romulus 6/11/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 12/12/43; ass Merignac 31/12/43 Pilot: Chas Smith, Navigator: E.H. Weiner, Bombardier: D.L. Claytor, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Weller, Radio Operator: W.C. Lindsey, Ball Turret Gunner: Clarry Marlow, Waist Gunner: J.M. Moloney, Waist Gunner: W.C. Maddox, Tail Gunner: C.R. Pulciver (9RTD), Co-Pilot: Ellis Andras (KIA), ran out of gas & crashed Stevenage, Herts, hitting tree, causing several injuries, inc CP; Salvaged. AFSC 1/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31363VAPOR TRAIL306BG 368FS3479
42-31363 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/43; Gr Island 7/11/43; Nashville 13/11/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 19/12/43; MIA Tours 27/3/44 Pilot: Rene Fix, Co-Pilot: Weldon Franz, Navigator: Pete Kenny, Bombardier: Chas Hill, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gene Engburg, Radio Operator: Dave Stoddard, Ball Turret Gunner: Rudi Phillips, Waist Gunner: Alvin Nauman, Waist Gunner: Frank Pfeifer, Tail Gunner: Wade McRary (10POW); flak KO'd #3 & #4, crashed Bay of Biscay, picked up by Germany. an seaplane; MACR 3479. VAPOR TRAIL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31385n/a306BG 369FS3676
42-31385 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/10/43; Grand Island 13/11/43; Romulus 25/11/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Stettin 11/4/44 Pilot: Trygve Olson, Co-Pilot: Capt Jim Opdyke, Navigator: Bill Flynn, Bombardier: Clarry Couch, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Gates, Waist Gunner: Ed Gustafson, Waist Gunner: George McManus, Tail Gunner: Gene Moody (9POW); Radio Operator: Thaddeus Hunter (KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd #1 and damaged #2, crash-landed Eldena, six miles SW of Mecklenburg Afd, Germany. MACR 3676.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31388n/a306BG 423BS2527
42-31388 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-A] Thurleigh 21/12/43; MIA Frankfurt 11/2/44 Pilot: Geno Dibetta, Co-Pilot: Earl Wolf, Radio Operator: Clyde Hewitt, Waist Gunner: Leon Bergeron, Waist Gunner: Guy Golden, Tail Gunner: Eldo Weseloh (6EVD); Navigator: Ray Feilbach, Bombardier: Jerroll Sanders, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fortunato Chiccarelli{wia} (3POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Coleman (KIA); flak KO'd #3 & Enemy aircraft set ship alight, crashed between Wavignois and Camprey, 15 miles NE of Beauvais, Fr. MACR 2527.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31406ALEXANDER306BG 368FS2650
42-31406 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Aschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Tom Symons, Co-Pilot: John Wempe, Navigator: Bob Jobe, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Oscar Ellison, Ball Turret Gunner: Julius Parrish (5KIA); Bombardier: Bob Proctor{wia), Radio Operator: Bob Woodruff, Waist Gunner: Joe Fiddes, Waist Gunner: Hayden Collins, Tail Gunner: Albrt Doine (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dermbach, Co. Altenkirchen, Germany. MACR 2650. ALEXANDER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3142BUTTERCUP306BG 368FS
42-3142 Delivered: Long Beach 27/2/43; Dow Fd 22/4/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-I] Thurleigh 18/5/43; on take off for Bremen 13/11/43 encountered severe turbulence and crashed Gt Haseley, near Oxford, blew up and disintegrated, Pilot: Floyd Scudder, Co-Pilot: Leland Hendershot, Navigator: Ewing Shields, Bombardier: John Strausser, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harris Whitten, Radio Operator: Sam Bearden, Ball Turret Gunner: Albert Tessier, Waist Gunner: Eustasio Gonzales, Waist Gunner: Albert Gripenstroh, Tail Gunner: Chas Nicholson, 10KIA. BUTTERCUP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31428n/a306BG 367BS2655
42-31428 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Aschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Carey Oliver, co-George Dumas, Navigator: George Milburn, Bombardier: Siegel Hawkins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Swilley, Radio Operator: Silvio Paoli, Waist Gunner: Maurice Pershing, Waist Gunner: Jack Osborn, Tail Gunner: Bill Van Houtte (9KIA); wg-Bill Huddleston (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Daaden, four miles S of Dermbach, nine miles SW of Siegen, Germany. MACR 2655.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31440ROUND TRIP TICKET306BG 367BS2240
42-31440 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-M] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Henry Ware, Co-Pilot: Jim Roberts, Navigator: Clark Amen, Bombardier: Emil Maricondo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Longerbone, Radio Operator: Nick Tricoles, Ball Turret Gunner: Arden Butler, Waist Gunner: Fred Braniger, Waist Gunner: Bob Waldrop, Tail Gunner: Reed Kuykendall (10POW); flak, crashed Calais-Marck, just S of Les Attaques, Fr; MACR 2240. ROUND TRIP TICKET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31444PAPER DOLL306BG 423BS
42-31444 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-Y] Thurleigh 18/1/44; Transferred: RAF 8/1/45, ret 5/3/45; n/battle damage crash-landed on base Pilot: Chas Cannon 15/3/45. Salvaged. PAPER DOLL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31445n/a306BG 367BS4280
42-31445 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 5/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Romulus 2/12/43; Syracuse 5/12/43; Bangor 6/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Walt Peterson, Co-Pilot: Leslie King, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Antonio Celli, Radio Operator: Archie Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: John Belgium. , Waist Gunner: Roger Burton (6KIA); Navigator: Chris Dinkel, Bombardier: Edmond Storolis, Waist Gunner: Clarry Marlow, Tail Gunner: Roderick McAllister (4POW); flak KOd #4, four baled before ship exploded, crashed St Saens, 19 miles SE of Dieppe, Fr; MACR 4280.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31451n/a306BG 369FS1934
42-31451 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Billings 7/11/43; Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 15/11/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/12/43 then 367BS [GY-G]; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Ross McCollum, Co-Pilot: Marcus Thomas, Navigator: Dan Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wayne Warner, Radio Operator: Henry Stelmach, Ball Turret Gunner: Howard Chatelain, Waist Gunner: Warren Goss, Waist Gunner: Leander Aurie, Tail Gunner: Andy Barrus (9KIA), Bombardier: Lloyd Crabtree (POW); mid air coll w/another B-17, then Enemy aircraft on return trip, crashed near Hotel De Witte Raaf, Epe, Gelderland, Hol. MACR 1934.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31454ST ANTHONY306BG 368FS
42-31454 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; Romulus 2/12/43; Bangor 4/12/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-B] Thurleigh 30/12/43; secret mission 4/11/44, ret gp 9/11/44; Transferred: 29TAC 24/5/45; Salvaged. 31/1/46. ST ANTHONY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31469n/a306BG 367BS
42-31469 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/11/43; Gt Falls 8/11/43; Gr Island 18/11/43; Romulus 26/11/43; Presque Is 27/11/43; Prestwick 1/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-K] Thurleigh 2/12/43; crash: takeoff for Brunswick with a leaflet drop 26/4/44, Pilot: Don Schaefer, Co-Pilot: Floyd Henry, Navigator: Willard Transeth, Bombardier: Roy McKinney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sheldon Kinberg, Radio Operator: Chas Weller, Ball Turret Gunner: John Byrd, Waist Gunner: Ron Minter, Waist Gunner: John Simons (9KIA); Tail Gunner: George Littlefield (RTD); #2 caused problems, ship banked steeply and crashed near base, at Bletsoe, Beds., UK. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31471DOOLITTLE'S DESTROYERS306BG 360FS2908
42-31471 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/11/43; Kearney 20/11/43; Prestwick 7/12/43; Assigned: 360BS/306BG [PU-E] Thurleigh 1/1/44; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Leo McGrath, Co-Pilot: John Chapman, Navigator: Tony Volk, Bombardier: Joe Klasnick, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Green, Radio Operator: Chas Bonn, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Mayfield, Waist Gunner: Wallace Tharp, Waist Gunner: Harry Hosso, Tail Gunner: Gilbert Laible (10POW); flak, crashed Alten-Haldensleben, 12 miles NW of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 2908. DOOLITTLE'S DESTROYERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31474ELIZABETH306BG n/a
42-31474 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; Romulus 27/11/43; Syracuse 28/11/43; Presque Is 1/12/43; Assigned: 8WEA Cheddington 2/12/43; trans 368BS/306BG [BO-V] Thurleigh 23/9/44; Salvaged. 17/4/45. ELIZABETH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31499n/a306BG 369FS2493
42-31499 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 11/12/43; Grenier 12/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Howard Snyder{joined Maquis, ret UK Oct '44}, Tail Gunner: Bill Slenker{wia, landed Signe La Petite and remained in area until liberated by US troops} (2EVD); Co-Pilot: George Eike, Navigator: Bob Benninger, Bombardier: Rich Daniels, Radio Operator: Ross Kahler, Ball Turret Gunner: Louis Colwart, Waist Gunner: John Pindroch (6KIS-all shot one by one after interrogation, Germany. an CO, executed after war); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Holbert, Waist Gunner: Joe Musial{formerly w/13AF in Pacific TO} (2POW); hit by Fw 190s, crashed Macquenoise, Belgium. MACR 2493.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31500THE DUCHESS306BG 367BS2653
42-31500 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Des Moines 4/12/43; Romulus 6/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-L] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Francis Macomber, Co-Pilot: Chas Wickham, Navigator: Bob Wigton, Bombardier: Larry MacNeil, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Graham, Radio Operator: Leo Tortora, Ball Turret Gunner: Emil Bohaty, Waist Gunner: Don Shinners, Waist Gunner: Gunnard Johnson, Tail Gunner: Bruce Cox (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, two miles E of crashed Gran-Hallet, 11 miles SW of St Trond, Belgium. MACR 2653. THE DUCHESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31524ABLE MABEL306BG 423BS3434
42-31524 Delivered: Denver 16/11/43; Boise 17/11/43; Kearney 30/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Romulus 6/12/43; Dorval (Canada) 7/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-G] Thurleigh 21/1/44; battle damage Berlin 22/3/44 Pilot: Ragnar Carlson, Co-Pilot: Ken Yass, Navigator: S. Soscal, Bombardier: H.R. Shutts, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: W.H. Morgan (5RTD); Radio Operator: Phil Brourman, Ball Turret Gunner: Nick Orlando, Waist Gunner: Tony Mariant, Waist Gunner: Fred Blum, Tail Gunner: Chas Kester (5POW); Enemy aircraft caused damage & five baled; ship crash-landed Horsey Gap, Norfolk, UK; MACR 3434. ABLE MABEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31538n/a306BG 367BS1932
42-31538 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 6/12/43; Grenier 20/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 21/1/44; 368BS [BO-V]; MIA Oschersleben 11/1/44 Pilot: Perry Cavos, Co-Pilot: Mike O'Grady, Navigator: Dick Wright, Bombardier: Julius Monticone, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. in Norris, Radio Operator: Howard Kline, Ball Turret Gunner: George Amorosco, Waist Gunner: Sam Sin Jr, Waist Gunner: Jim Allie, Tail Gunner: Roger Collins (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bessenbinder Farm, Nieuw-Heeten, Raalte, Hol. MACR 1932.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31539n/a306BG 423BS4821
42-31539 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/11/43; Gr Island 5/12/43; Romulus 16/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-O] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Dale Ebert, Co-Pilot: Ken Hall, Navigator: Tony Baltunas, Bombardier: Julius Tobias, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Feltner, Radio Operator: Chas Hamby{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Early, Waist Gunner: Jim Stotts(later committed suicide by jumping from a hospital window, 16/10/44), Waist Gunner: Ira Walker, Tail Gunner: Martin Knapp (10INT); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 & #4, crash-landed Neftenbach, Switz; MACR 4821.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31556n/a306BG 368FS4240
42-31556 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Kearney 8/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-D] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Warren Lutz, Co-Pilot: Tom Johnson, Navigator: Ed O'Neill, Bombardier: Jim Knox, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Warren Adams, Radio Operator: Joe Reed, Ball Turret Gunner: Roy Ward & brother Waist Gunner: Ray Ward (8KIA); Waist Gunner: Alec Lazek, Tail Gunner: Chas Lux (2POW); flak hits damaged right wing and cut fuel lines, ship crashed two miles S of Hecklingen, near Stassfurt, 20 miles E of Halberstadt, Germany. MACR 4240.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31558n/a306BG 369FS4282
42-31558 Delivered: Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; Chicago 18/12/43; Syracuse 19/12/43; Presque Is 21/12/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Gil Vandermarliere{wia}, Co-Pilot: Bill James, Navigator: Ray Uhrich, Bombardier: Sid Shertzer{landed in tree, thern on freeing himself fell and injured his back}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Vogt, Radio Operator: Willard Elliott, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Wynn, Waist Gunner: Jim Copeman, Waist Gunner: Everett Minto, Tail Gunner: Walt Lastinger (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd two engines, then radio lost followed by a third engine, crashed Horbach, near Althegnenberg, 11 miles SE of Augsburg, Germany. MACR 4282.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31670n/a306BG 367BS2654
42-31670 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Westover 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 14/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Fred Rector, Co-Pilot: Pat Pierce, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Elmer Waibel, Radio Operator: Warren Russell, Waist Gunner: John Elliott, Waist Gunner: Ray Fiermuga (6POW); Navigator: Herb Edelstein, Bombardier: John Caldwell, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Schade, Tail Gunner: Billy Belgium. (4KIA); sustained fighter attacks caused severe damage, crashed Nieder Rieferath, near Herchen, 18 miles W of Siegen, Germany. MACR 2654.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3169n/a306BG n/a
42-3169 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Assigned: 385BG Gt Ashfield 13/4/43; Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-S] Thurleigh 18/6/43; tran RAF 214 sqd SR379 [BU-D] Sculthorpe 3/2/44; WO 11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31690OF THE BRAWL306BG 368FS8828
42-31690 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/12/43; Kearney 22/12/43; Prestwick 16/1/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-W] Thurleigh 18/1/44; MIA Ruhrland 12/9/44 Pilot: Maj Bob Farwell, Navigator: Warren Tryloff, Bombardier: Oliver Bonner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Warren Wilson, Radio Operator: Earl Hall, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Winther, Waist Gunner: Chas Williams, Tail Gunner: Ernie Lindsey (8POW); Co-Pilot: Bill Markle (KIA-chute malfunction '); flak, crashed Berlin; MACR 8828/3984. BELLE OF THE BRAWL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31695n/a306BG 369FS2652
42-31695 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; New Castle 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Thurleigh 29/1/44; MIA Oschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Bill Quaintance, Co-Pilot: Rudy Jenson, Navigator: Arnold Ostrow, Bombardier: Henry Levy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Strukel, Radio Operator: Francis Driscoll, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Might, Waist Gunner: Max Williams, Tail Gunner: Rich Donohue (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Alex Markowski (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Kirchenhutte, eight miles SW of Siegen, Germany. MACR 2652.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31700n/a306BG 368FS
42-31700 Delivered: Denver 7/12/43; Kearney 28/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 29/1/44; battle damage Pas de Calais 26/3/44 Pilot: Ray Tripp, Co-Pilot: Ray McDaniel{mia}, Navigator: F.E. Tingler, Bombardier: Don Baltzer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Lenieski{wia}, Radio Operator: E.G. Smart, Ball Turret Gunner: H.C. Granger, Waist Gunner: Eli Goldbarst, Waist Gunner: C.C. Williams, Tail Gunner: Chas Humm (10RTD), crash-landed base on return; Salvaged. MU 27/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31715n/a306BG 423BS
42-31715 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 29/1/44; on practice flight to RAF Drem, East Lothian, Scotland UK, 3/2/44; next day Pilot: Art Moseley, Co-Pilot: Ed O'Malley, Navigator: Woodrow Ellerston, Radio Operator: Mike Roskovitch, pass-Lt Wilfred Lowe (RN), pass-AC2 E.S.Hodgson (RAF) (6KIA); prior to return to home base #1 failed so pilot decide to take off on three engines but crashed in field just beyond runway. Salvaged. n/battle damage. (Roskovitch killed, first EM to complete tour of 25 missions.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31726DURATION-PLUS306BG 367BS8829
42-31726 Delivered: Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-O] Thurleigh 10/2/44; MIA Germany. an oil insts 13/9/44 Pilot: Clayton Nattier, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gerald Bump, Radio Operator: Edwin Block, Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Richardson, Waist Gunner: Max Kimmel, Tail Gunner: Dick Edwards (6POW); Co-Pilot: Gerald Johnson, Navigator: Bernie Weinstein, Bombardier: Bill Gregory (3KIA); flak, crashed Ammendorf, Ger; MACR 8829. DURATION-PLUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31737n/a306BG 423BS7416
42-31737 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/12/43; Gr Island 24/12/43; Romulus 25/1/44; Presque Is 5/2/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-U] Thurleigh 28/2/44; MIA Peenemunde 18/7/44 Pilot: Lois Parks, Co-Pilot: Cliff Payton, Navigator: Stan Paprocki, Bombardier: Paul Finn, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Peters, Radio Operator: Andy Toth, Ball Turret Gunner: Sherwin Kremen, Waist Gunner: Russ Hawkins, Tail Gunner: Randolph Mason (9INT); flak KO'd #2, with #1 already feathered, forced landing Bulltofta, Swed; MACR 7416.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31758n/a306BG 367BS4357
42-31758 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/12/43; Billings 17/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 3/3/44; MIA Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 Pilot: Capt John Stoltz, Co-Pilot: Bill Rutherford, Navigator: Allen Ballard, Bombardier: Tom Cliney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arnold Springer, Radio Operator: John Miller, Ball Turret Gunner: Farris Rashid, Waist Gunner: Herb Wooten, Waist Gunner: Alby Gentile, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Leiser (10INT); battle damage KOd #2 and #3, forced landing Dubendorf, Switz; MACR 4357.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31768MISS CARRIAGE306BG 369FS4283
42-31768 Delivered: Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 8/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 17/1/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Carroll Biggs, Co-Pilot: Bill Chapman, Navigator: Joe Weldon, Bombardier: John Pedevillano, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Economos, Radio Operator: Germany. ld Swift, Ball Turret Gunner: Matt Moore, Waist Gunner: Lee Prugh, Waist Gunner: Walter Garr, Tail Gunner: Luther Victory; (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4 plus top turret, then fired developed; crew baled, eight picked up at Mainburg, crashed Niederrumelsdorf, eight miles S of Abensberg, 20 miles E of Ingoldstadt, Ger; MACR 4283. MISS CARRIAGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31894n/a306BG n/a
42-31894 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 28/2/44; battle damage on mission 26/3/44 Pilot: Cliff McBride, Co-Pilot: Wal;t Siner, Navigator: Alf Jacobs, Bombardier: F.R. Moore, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: H.B. Osterhoudt, Radio Operator: George Bates, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Maloney, Waist Gunner: B.J. Doubrava, Waist Gunner: Ralph Brand, Tail Gunner: R.A. Noble (10RTD), crash-landed base on return; Salvaged. MU 27/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31897n/a306BG 423BS7277
42-31897 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 19/1/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-S] Thurleigh 6/2/44; MIA Merseburg 20/7/44 Pilot: Dave McNaught, Co-Pilot: John Wollack, Navigator: Bill Glass, Bombardier: Marylyn Watson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerome Scherr, Radio Operator: Theo Hansen, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Gesine, Waist Gunner: Bill Burke, Tail Gunner: Harry Eckenrode (9POW); flak, crashed Vielau, Germany. MACR 7277.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31901n/a306BG 369FS4284
42-31901 Delivered: Denver 1/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 25/2/44; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: Bill Tarr, Co-Pilot: Ross Handy, Navigator: Olin Odom, Bombardier: Bert Krashes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Georges Farkes, Radio Operator: Jack Cunningham, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Lively, Waist Gunner: Bill Simpson, Waist Gunner: John Moore, Tail Gunner: Bob Seaman, obs-Capt Shubel Owen, Gp Int. Off. (11POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Straubing, near Ingoldstadt, Germany. MACR 4284.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31979n/a306BG 368FS2767
42-31979 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/1/44; Savannah 23/1/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-U] Thurleigh 22/2/44; MIA {1m} Augsburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Chas Bayless, Co-Pilot: Clarry Crowl, Navigator: Mike Kalish, Bombardier: Jim Laughlin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Wallace, Radio Operator: Bill Vought, Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Willey, Waist Gunner: Carl Hudson, Tail Gunner: Bill Christian (9POW); ro-Ray Manski (KIA-by 20mm shell); Enemy aircraft, crashed Kuppenheimer Forest, near Landau, Germany. MACR 2767. (First NMF aircraft lost in 1st Air Div).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3209JANELL306BG 367BS
42-3209 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 25/5/43; MIA Huls 22/6/43 Pilot: Jim Johnson, Co-Pilot: Harry Dunn, Navigator: Norm Simpson, Bombardier: Ernie Gast, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George LaRubio, Radio Operator: ' no record, Ball Turret Gunner: D. W. O'Conner, Waist Gunner: Mike Shuta, Waist Gunner: Laverne Hansen, Tail Gunner: Bob Belgium. (8POW); wg-Laverne Hansen (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Muhlen, near Dulmen/Westfalen, Germany. No MACR. JANELL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32099CARBARN HAMMERSLAW306BG n/a11039
42-32099 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/1/44; Seattle 26/1/44; Gr Island 7/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned: 390BG Framlingham 23/2/44; Transferred: 457BG Glatton 4/3/44; 367BS/306BG [GY-S] Thurleigh 12/3/44; MIA Berlin 5/12/44 Pilot: Chas Manning, Co-Pilot: Paul Wilson, Navigator: Norman Schneider, Bombardier: Paul Tannenbaum, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Nusser, Radio Operator: Vince Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Gile, Waist Gunner: Edwin Dewey, Tail Gunner: John Cox (9KIA); flak, crashed Nth Sea; MACR 11039. FIGHTIN' CARBARN HAMMERSLAW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32113n/a306BG 368FS4952
42-32113 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 12/3/44; MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Bob Ehrler, Co-Pilot: Alden Maynes, Navigator: John James, Bombardier: Burton Gustafson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Pratt (5POW); Radio Operator: Ben Ferns, Ball Turret Gunner: Gaetano Abbattiello, Waist Gunner: Chester Predko, Tail Gunner: John Hay (4KIA); flak hit severed tail, crashed Perleberger-Brucke, Berlin; MACR 4952.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3214n/a306BG 423BS16173
42-3214 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/3/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 5/5/43; trans 368BS [BO-F]; MIA Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 Pilot: Max Judas, Navigator: Jim Cummings, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leland Kessler, Radio Operator: Joe Graziano, Waist Gunner: Germany. y Stroud, Waist Gunner: Elwood Brotzman, Tail Gunner: John Geimer (7POW); Co-Pilot: Frank Arrison, Bombardier: Foster Daniels, Ball Turret Gunner: Roy LaBlanche (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Waddwwarden, near Emden, Ger. MACR 16173.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3301n/a306BG 367BS
42-3301 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gt Falls 1/6/43; Pilot: Jim Geary forced landing Grenier Fd 24/6/43; Wilmington 3/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-F] CAVALIER Thurleigh 9/6/43, bellied in 15/11/43, but repaired; Transferred: 8WEA Rec. Cheddington 29/2/44; Salvaged. n/battle damage Shipdham, Nfk. 29/5/45. BOUNCIN' BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3363PUNCHY306BG 367BS1716
42-3363 Delivered: Denver 25/5/43; Presque Is 2/8/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 14/8/43; MIA Osnabruck 22/12/43 Pilot: Jim Winter, Co-Pilot: Bob Ashley, Bombardier: Ralph Pringle{chute caught on plane damage}, Radio Operator: Walt Rozanski, Ball Turret Gunner: John Olson, Waist Gunner: Ray Wilson, Waist Gunner: Henry Sall (7KIA), Navigator: Bob Jones, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Hovis, Tail Gunner: Otis Thomas (3POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #1 & #2 and severely damaged wing, crashed Verwalde, near Venne, 10 miles NE of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 1716. PUNCHY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3406BIG OPERATOR306BG 367BS255
42-3406 Delivered: Long Beach 9/6/43; Smoky Hill 9/7/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 4/8/43; MIA Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 Pilot: Bill Cunningham, Co-Pilot: Walter Bolte, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Bayne, Radio Operator: Doyle Persson, Ball Turret Gunner: Gordon Roberts, Waist Gunner: John Seaman, Waist Gunner: Bob Brucks, Tail Gunner: Harry Gotcher (8KIA); Navigator: Theo Pochily, Bombardier: Morris Butler (2POW); flak, crashed Hommerich, 13 miles NE Cologne, Germany. MACR 255. BIG OPERATOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3449n/a306BG 369FS
42-3449 Delivered: Long Beach 24/6/43 Pilot: Carroll Johns in a rough landing; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-X] Thurleigh 14/8/43; returning from Nantes 23/9/43 with battle damage and low on fuel w/Manny Klette, Co-Pilot: M.D.Reed, Navigator: Gene Madden{inj}, Bombardier: Art Isaac, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Loubet, Radio Operator: Jerome Evenson, Ball Turret Gunner: S.A. Hardy, Waist Gunner: Bill Oliver, Waist Gunner: Harry Maron, Tail Gunner: Chas Fatigati (10RTD-two others inj); crash-landed near RAF Wing, Bucks. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3520n/a306BG 368FS
42-3520 Delivered: Denver 20/7/43; Geiger 3/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-Y] Thurleigh 16/9/43; after t/o for Bremen u/c would not retract correctly, nor lower, so a wheels up landing was made at Lt Staughton 29/11/43; Pilot: John Gassler, Co-Pilot: C.R. Thompson. Navigator: W.T. Hughes, Bombardier: Dan Lopgan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: A.S. Cieri, Radio Operator: D.Mills, Ball Turret Gunner: D.E. Gallagher, Waist Gunner: B.S.Mings, Waist Gunner: T.V. Lewroski, Tail Gunner: R.W.Grothe (10RTD), Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3533n/a306BG 368FS1159
42-3533 Delivered: Denver 24/7/43; Pyote 4/8/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-E] Thurleigh 21/9/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 3/11/43 Pilot: Don Wadley, Co-Pilot: Kazimier Kazimiocruk{RAF}, Navigator: Pete Marinos, Bombardier: Chas Ashman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Santiago Cano, Radio Operator: Randall Little, Ball Turret Gunner: LeRoy Stahlman, Waist Gunner: Merl Dixon, Waist Gunner: Ken Cameron, Tail Gunner: Mike Ravasio (10KIA); coll w/42-30776, crashed North Sea. MACR 1159.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37720n/a306BG n/a823
42-37720 Delivered: Long Beach 6/8/43; Denver 14/8/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 18/9/43; MIA Schweinfurt 14/10/43 Pilot: Doug White, Co-Pilot: Emil Rasmussen, Navigator: Carl Alexander, Bombardier: George Toney, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gus Riecke, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Pulliam, Waist Gunner: Bill Earnest, Waist Gunner: Chas Adams, Tail Gunner: Walt Sherrill (9KIA), Radio Operator: Joe Bocelli (POW); hit by Enemy aircraft and exploded, broke in half at radio room, crashed Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 823.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37724n/a306BG n/a
42-37724 Delivered: 10/8/43; Walla Walla 15/8/43; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-Z] Thurleigh 20/9/43; Transferred: Air Force Service Comd 2/5/44; retUS 4136 BU Tinker 14/8/44; 3022 BU Indian Springs 2/9/44; Pilot: Joe Schmidt forced landing base 5/1/45; 3021 BU Las Vegas 23/3/45; 2126 BU Laredo 10/4/45; 233 BU Davis-Monthan 14/4/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37759n/a306BG n/a2755
42-37759 Delivered: Denver 19/8/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 19/9/43; battle damage Anklam 9/10/43 and returning crash-landed base Pilot: Woody Thomas, Co-Pilot: John Kappmeyer, Navigator: Harry McCaleb, Bombardier: Joe Lukens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Heyburn, Radio Operator: T.R. Hill, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed DeByser, Waist Gunner: Marcel St Louis, Waist Gunner: Ernie Henderson, Tail Gunner: Jim Harris (10RTD); MACR 2755.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37765n/a306BG 369FS
42-37765 Del Denver 20/8/43; Scott 8/11/43; ass 457BG Glatton 18/11/43; tran 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 14/12/43; AFSC 12/5/44 and modified as lifeboat carrier; ret US 8 ETA Tinker 13/7/45; 4136 BU Tinker 19/7/45; re-ass USAAF 31/3/47; 4141 Pyote 20/5/47; RFC 1/6/49.42-37765 Delivered: Denver 20/8/43; Scott 8/11/43; ass 457BG Glatton 18/11/43; Transferred: 369BS/306BG
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37836RAIN CHECK306BG n/a8830
42-37836 Delivered: Long Beach 16/9/43; ass 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 30/12/43; MIA Merseburg 11/9/44 Pilot: John Machosky, Co-Pilot: Jim Phillips, Navigator: Bob Swartz, Bombardier: Bill Roberts, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Lanich, Radio Operator: Lester Geisman, Ball Turret Gunner: Alphonse Micuta, Waist Gunner: Bill Stanley, Tail Gunner: Andy Dolovacky (9POW); flak, Koenigswald, Germany. MACR 8830. RAIN CHECK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37840COMBINED OPERATIONS306BG n/a
42-37840 Delivered: Long Beach 21/9/43; Gt Falls 13/10/43; ass 457BG Glatton 20/2/44; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-Y] Thurleigh 12/3/44. While on cross country navigation mission to Nutts Corner airfield, Belgium. ast, it encountered foggy conditions and crashed Pearlwick Bay, near Glen Chase, Isle of Man, UK 15/4/45 Pilot: Bob Vieille, Co-Pilot: Colin Liersch, Navigator: Howard Le Compte, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ernie Gallion, Radio Operator: Chester Smailczewski, Bill Starbuck; plus passengers: Capt Bradley Butterfield{sq ops}, Capt George Cubberley{sq exec}, Darrell Jones, Austin Parrish{p} and Red Cross nurse Emily Rea, 11KIS; sal. COMBINED OPERATIONS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37942FOUR LEAF CLOVER306BG n/a4554
42-37942 Delivered: Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 5/11/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 19/12/43; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Edwin Jacobs, Co-Pilot: Carl Miller, Navigator: George Grace, Bombardier: Ira Ogden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Grofenburg, Radio Operator: Bob Klein, Ball Turret Gunner: Jesus Salas, Waist Gunner: Henry Wehrmann, Waist Gunner: Bob Bolin, Tail Gunner: Ed Getzewich (10KIA); mid-air coll with wreckage of two other B-17s, crashed Ostprignist(Schmolde), 12 miles NW of Wittstock, Germany. MACR 4554. FOUR LEAF CLOVER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37943WEARY BONES306BG n/a
42-37943 Delivered: Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 4/11/43; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 12/12/43; damaged in taxi accident 17/9/44, sal. WEARY BONES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37953n/a306BG n/a3480
42-37953 Delivered: Denver 26/10/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; ass 369BS/306BG [WW-L] Thurleigh 4/1/44; MIA Brunswick 29/3/44 Pilot: Alvin Schuering, Co-Pilot: Harvey Nielson, Navigator: Jack Hamilton, Bombardier: Bob Flood, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Hawthorne, Radio Operator: Mike Comarnisky, Ball Turret Gunner: Henry Ashley, Waist Gunner: Norton McAllister, Waist Gunner: Leon Currie, Tail Gunner: Max Bergen (10POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #2 then later #3, crash-landed Winzlar, SW of Steinhuder Lake, Germany. MACR 3480.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38008n/a306BG n/a4669
42-38008 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; New Castle 7/12/43; Nutts Corner, N.I., 20/12/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 21/1/44; Transferred: 369BS; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Lou Matichka, Co-Pilot: Willis Nelson, Navigator: Walt Morris, Bombardier: Bill Stevens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Goodwin, Radio Operator: Bob Morris, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren Johnson, Waist Gunner: Forest Buford, Waist Gunner: John Watt, Tail Gunner: Jesse Watts (10INT); flak KOd two engines, ditched close to Vallo, Sweden; [still there in 1982'] MACR 4669.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38019n/a306BG n/a3677
42-38019 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/11/43; Grenier 12/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; ass 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Stettin 11/4/44 Pilot: Kurt Ahlstrom, Co-Pilot: Nathan Bliss*, Navigator: Herb Ossusky, Bombardier: Delbert Chase, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Francis Parsley, Radio Operator: Bob Burley, Ball Turret Gunner: Lou Kelch, Waist Gunner: Pat Gaynor, Waist Gunner: Joe Pagano, Tail Gunner: Francis Mooney* (10POW-* both wia); flak hit fuel tank and crew baled, crashed Glentorf. 11 miles NE of Brunswick; MACR 3677.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38042LADY LUCK306BG n/a8831
42-38042 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/11/43; Wilmington 17/12/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-P] Thurleigh 9/1/44; MIA Ruhland, Germany. 12/9/44 Pilot: Lewis White, Co-Pilot: Stan Henceroth, Navigator: Dick Christensen, Bombardier: Gordon Zrust, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Pivk, Radio Operator: Albt Handel, Ball Turret Gunner: Foy McLung, Waist Gunner: John Fisher (8POW); Tail Gunner: Pete Miritello (KIA); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed Lichterfelde, Ger; MACR 8831. LADY LUCK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38074n/a306BG n/a2770
42-38074 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 10/1/44; Prestwick, UK 14/1/44; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 16/1/44; MIA Schweinfurt 24/2/44 Pilot: Loren Page, Co-Pilot: Tom Kenny, Navigator: Joe Feeley, Bombardier: Henry Holt{not found till 20/3/44}, Ball Turret Gunner: George Morehead, Waist Gunner: Bennett Ball (6KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edgar Harbour, Radio Operator: Jim Merson, Waist Gunner: Ralph Whiteside, Tail Gunner: Ted Dixon (4POW); Enemy aircraft hit #1 & #2 and knocked of wing tip, crashed Herzlake, Meppen, Germany. MACR 2770.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38093n/a306BG n/a
42-38093 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 10/1/44; Grenier 16/1/44; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-V] Thurleigh 28/2/44; crash-landed base 11/9/44; sal 2 SAD 13/9/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38155n/a306BG n/a
42-38155 Delivered: Denver 31/12/43; Phoenix 2/1/44; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-J] Thurleigh 25/2/44; Transferred: 2 SAD 21/3/45; Air Transport Command 29/3/45; retUS 4100 BU Patterson 30/4/45; 4126 BU San Bernardino 16/5/45; 4119 Brookley 13/9/45; 4112 BU Olmstead 16/12/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/4/46; later to US Navy as CB-17.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39768n/a306BG n/a1575
42-39768 Delivered: Long Beach 26/8/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 9/10/43; MIA Bremen 13/12/43 Pilot: Wesley Brinkley, Co-Pilot: Chas Mull, Bombardier: Don Dickson, Radio Operator: Fred Kittredge, Ball Turret Gunner: George Murat, Waist Gunner: Stan Rust, Tail Gunner: Floyd Younger (7KIA), Navigator: Bernie Grossman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ralph Landherr, Waist Gunner: Frank Cargill (3POW-picked up by Germany. an fishing boat); KO'd by flak, ditched North Sea. MACR 1575.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39776TAR HEEL PEGGY306BG n/a4285
42-39776 Delivered: Long Beach 28/8/43; Scott 8/10/43; ass 423BS/306BG [RD-K]Thurleigh 13/10/43; MIA Erding 24/4/44 Pilot: John Coughlin, Co-Pilot: Allan Johnson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Madison Beasley, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Flores, Waist Gunner: Ralph Garner (5KIA); Navigator: Frank Hall, Bombardier: George Gretton, Radio Operator: Orville Libby, Waist Gunner: Chas Ladage, Tail Gunner: Melvin Tucker (5POW); Enemy aircraft struck severely and ship exploded, crashed Sainbach, 34 miles NW of Munich, Germany. MACR 4285. TAR HEEL PEGGY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39827n/a306BG n/a
42-39827 Delivered: Long Beach 13/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; ass 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/11/43; Transferred: AFSC 1/5/44; to Aphrodite Project, forced landing Hemmingstadt, Germany. 14/8/44, Pilot: Lts W. Haller & C. Shinault.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39850n/a306BG n/a
42-39850 Delivered: Long Beach 19/9/43; ass 423BS/306BG [RD-B] Thurleigh 7/10/43; retUS 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39935n/a306BG n/a2651
42-39935 Delivered: Long Beach 11/10/43; Gr Island 2/11/43; ass 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 22/11/43; MIA Aschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: Rudolph Horst III, Co-Pilot: Frank Wright, Navigator: John Joplin, Bombardier: Henry Schmitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Osgood, Radio Operator: Art Cook, Ball Turret Gunner: Laurel Kloster, Waist Gunner: Ed Ryan, Waist Gunner: Ed Justice, Tail Gunner: Joe Threlkeld (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, last seen in target area of Bonn, no trace so probably crashed in sea; MACR 2651.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39945HOLY HELLCAT306BG n/a2649
42-39945 Delivered: Long Beach 13/10/43; Gr Island 8/11/43; ass 423BS/306BG [RD-S] Thurleigh 12/12/43; MIA Aschersleben 22/2/44 Pilot: J.P. Tooms Jr, co-Howard Taunton, Navigator: Alby Pulver, Bombardier: Buford Branom, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ralph Wheeler, Radio Operator: Paul Gaire, Tail Gunner: Virgil Chappie (7KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Calvin Brend, Waist Gunner: John Foley, Waist Gunner: Bill Harris (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Herfun, just S of Waldbrol, 19 miles W of Siegen, Germany. MACR 2649. HOLY HELLCAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39963LITTLE LULU306BG n/a11038
42-39963 Delivered: Long Beach 21/10/43; ass 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 30/12/43; MIA Berlin 5/12/44 Pilot: Wayne Stetler, Co-Pilot: Andy Paulko, Radio Operator: Don Frantz, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan Tachan, Waist Gunner: Chas Laubach, Tail Gunner: Bill Eschenbach (6KIA); Navigator: Sam Culbert, Bombardier: Art Dealy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Jarvis (3POW); flak, crashed Schoenflieses, Germany. MACR 11038. LITTLE LULU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39965n/a306BG n/a3482
42-39965 Delivered: Long Beach 20/10/43; Gr Island 31/11/43; ass 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 19/12/43; MIA Brunswick 29/3/44 Pilot: Germany. ld Haywood, Co-Pilot: Rubin Robertson, Navigator: Jack Bailiff, Bombardier: Bill Daniels, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Oldfield, Ball Turret Gunner: Melvin Ross (6KIA); Radio Operator: Jerome Evenson, Waist Gunner: Edgar Johnson, Waist Gunner: Harry Maron, Tail Gunner: Ralph Butler (4POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 & set nose afire, crashed Ahnebeck, near Parsau, NE of Woolfsburg, Ger; MACR 3482.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40006LIBERTY LADY306BG n/a2735
42-40006 Delivered: Long Beach 1/11/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; ass 368BS/306BG [BO-H] Thurleigh 18/1/44; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Chas Smith, Co-Pilot: Merle Brown, Navigator: Stan Buck, Bombardier: Herman Allen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Heuser, Radio Operator: Vic Marcotte, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Stillson, Waist Gunner: Joe Paul, Waist Gunner: Don Courson, Tail Gunner: R.B. Trumble (10INT); flak KO'd two engines, & caught fire, crashed Hemse, on Gotland Island, Swed; MACR 2735. LIBERTY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-40053PATCHES AND PRAYERS306BG n/a
42-40053 Delivered: Long Beach 13/11/43; Kearney 21/11/43; ass 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 13/4/44; sal 2 SAD 5/10/44. PATCHES AND PRAYERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5055n/a306BG 367BS16058
42-5055 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/9/42; New Castle 10/10/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-H] Thurleigh 7/5/43; MIA Wilhelmshafen 15/5/43 Pilot: Gaylord Ritland, Co-Pilot: John Wichell, Navigator: Dick Callaghan, Bombardier: Bill Granins, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Al Lambert, Radio Operator: Bob Lee, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Anderson, Waist Gunner: Chas Miller, Waist Gunner: Harry Novak, Tail Gunner: Gail Burkett (10POW); flak KO'd two engines, ditched North Sea & rescued by Germany. an ASR. MACR 16058
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5072n/a306BG 367BS15533
42-5072 Delivered: Tulsa 17/9/42; New Castle 7/10/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Chelveston 19/11/42; MIA Antwerp 5/4/43 Pilot: Capt Bill Parker, Bombardier: Paul Spaduzzi, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Creatore, Radio Operator: Jim Gross, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Clark, Waist Gunner: Sid Davis, Waist Gunner: Rich Haeft (7KIA); Co-Pilot: Chas Thelen, Navigator: Art Milbourn, Tail Gunner: Leon O'Brien (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed between Halsteren & Dinteloord, N of Antwerp, Hol. MACR 15533.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5086WAHOO II306BG 369FS
42-5086 Delivered: Tulsa 17/9/42; Presque Is 17/11/42; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 25/11/42; Transferred: 546BS/384BG [BK-B] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; battle damage Munster 10/10/43 Pilot: Bill Wilson, Co-Pilot: Carlos Rabby, Navigator: Bob Belgium. , Bombardier: Rich Crown, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lerster Birnbaum, Radio Operator: Jim Compton, Ball Turret Gunner: David Heintzelman, Waist Gunner: Murray Stamm, Waist Gunner: F.O. Miller, Tail Gunner: Frank Greene (10RTD), crash-landed on bank of River Dove, Eye, Sfk, crew bailed over Ipswich; Salvaged. WAHOO II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5129n/a306BG 368FS2749
42-5129 Delivered: Denver 29/9/42; New Castle 16/10/42; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 1/1/43; MIA 4/3/43 Pilot: Capt Bill Friend, Co-Pilot: Aaron Cuddeback, Navigator: George Frederick, Bombardier: George Owens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cherry, Radio Operator: Mahlon Snover, Ball Turret Gunner: Gil Shoemaker, Waist Gunner: Stan Guiou, Tail Gunner: Ernie Garland (9KIA); shot down by Uffz Flecks & Meissner (6/JG1), crashed North Sea, off Hook of Holland en route to target. MACR 2749.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5130SWEET PEA306BG 367BS15568
42-5130 Delivered: Denver 29/9/42; Presque Is 20/11/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 25/11/42; MIA Lorient 6/3/43 Pilot: Major John Ryan{wia} (EVD, picked up by RAF Lysander back to UK 17/4/43); Co-Pilot: Germany. ld Simmons (KIS-shot by German guard when failed to halt); Navigator: Bob Hermann, Bombardier: Jim Laine, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Perry, Radio Operator: Glen Blakemore, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Forrester, Waist Gunner: John Chapman, Waist Gunner: Jim Green, Tail Gunner: Bob Mumaw (8POW); flak, crashed Bretagne, near Quimper, Fr. MACR 15568. SWEET PEA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5171n/a306BG 368FS15524
42-5171 Delivered: Tulsa 5/10/42; Presque Is 27/11/42; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 1/1/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Fred Gillogly, Co-Pilot: Don Whipple, Navigator: Carl Jones, Bombardier: John Brown, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lule Edwards, Radio Operator: Chas Fehr, Ball Turret Gunner: Archie Baker, Waist Gunner: Dan Dolinka, Waist Gunner: Bill Allen, Tail Gunner: Henry Warren (10POW); Enemy aircraft caused fire, crashed Wiessens four miles SE Aurich, Germany. . MACR 15524.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5175n/a306BG 367BS15471
42-5175 Delivered: Denver 6/10/42; New Castle 4/11/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 16/11/42; MIA St Nazaire 16/2/43; Pilot: Joe Downing, Navigator: Howard Pratt, Bombardier: George Bryan, Radio Operator: Henry Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Royal Green, Waist Gunner: George Green, Tail Gunner: Loras Elliott (7POW); Co-Pilot: Howard Kelly, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Allen Robinson (2EVD); Waist Gunner: Harvey Ross (KIA); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Les Sept Isles, NW of St Brieuc, Bay of Biscay. MACR 15471.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5180n/a306BG 423BS
42-5180 Delivered: Denver 5/10/42; Houlton 13/11/42; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-B] Thurleigh 24/11/42; MIA Bremen 25/6/43 Pilot: Tom Logan, Co-Pilot: Mo Davis, Navigator: Gene Dornbrook, Bombardier: Don Cox, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Selden Wentworth, Ball Turret Gunner: Howie Wilson, Waist Gunner: Jack Webb, Waist Gunner: Antonio Romero, Tail Gunner: Frank Porcelli (9POW); Radio Operator: Albert Swartz (KIA); flak KO'd #1 & #3, crashed Bourtrange, Holland. No MACR. 'DFC' .
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5218SKY WOLF306BG 423BS
42-5218 Delivered: Tulsa 14/10/42; Salina 25/1/43; Morrison 14/2/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-J] 15/4/43; MIA Bremen 13/6/43 Pilot: Bill Marcotte, Navigator: Joe Carvalho, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Dostie, Radio Operator: Mason Houchens, Ball Turret Gunner: Glenn Loveland, Waist Gunner: Larry Huschle, Waist Gunner: Capt Chas Patten, Tail Gunner: Earl Mason (8POW); Co-Pilot: Joe Van Troyen, Bombardier: Marc Pitts (2KIA). Flak hits & crashed north of Bremen, Germany. SKY WOLF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5251BODACIOUS CRITTER306BG 368FS15519
42-5251 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/11/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 1/1/43; damaged 1/3/43 coll Pilot: 42-24476; Transferred: AFSC 3/3/43, ret 9/4/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 w/Theo Jankowski, Co-Pilot: Bill Scheil{broke leg}, Navigator: Reg Wigham, togg-Tom McDonnell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Stelzer, Radio Operator: Ben Benigno, Waist Gunner: Bill Gelnett (7POW), Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Belgium. , Waist Gunner: John Chinlund, Tail Gunner: Chas Wylie (3KIA); flak damage caused ship to explode, crashed Aurich-Oldendorf, near Strackholt, Germany. MACR 15519. PRIDE OF KARIANS aka BODACIOUS CRITTER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5378n/a306BG 367BS
42-5378 Delivered: Tulsa 26/11/42; New Castle 11/12/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 1/1/43; MIA L'Orient 6/3/43 Pilot: Earl Tunnell, Bombardier: Andy Friedrich, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Kirby, Radio Operator: Bob Savage, Waist Gunner: Chas Hill{broke leg}, Tail Gunner: Don Tunstall (6POW); Navigator: Meyer Etkin, Ball Turret Gunner: George Tracey, Waist Gunner: Ernie Maynard (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Biggs (EVD); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 & #4, crashed in target area.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5394n/a306BG 367BS15516
42-5394 Delivered: Tulsa 29/11/42; Morrison 12/2/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-O] Thurleigh 2/3/43; MIA Bremen 17/4/43 Pilot: Ray Fortin, Co-Pilot: Dave Farrell, Bombardier: Mo Pickett, Navigator: Tom Walden, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Pederson, Tail Gunner: Fred Newcomb (6POW); Radio Operator: John Quinn, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Dorion, Waist Gunner: John Barnes, Waist Gunner: Harry Pease (4KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd #2 & #4, crashed Benthullen, Germany. MACR 15516.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5404THE GEEZIL306BG 369FS2264
42-5404 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/12/42; West Palm Beach 18/12/42; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Thurleigh 1/2/43; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; MIA Brunswick 30/1/44 Pilot: Horace Writz, Bombardier: Paul Beeler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Warren Gribbons (3POW); Co-Pilot: Russell Harmen, Navigator: Bob Corman, Radio Operator: Frank Robertson, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Hetzer, Waist Gunner: Zenen Mikolayk, Waist Gunner: Ed Gac, Tail Gunner: Ed Pazsit (7KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Doehren, near Melle, 18 miles SE of Osnabruck, Germany. MACR 2264. THE GEEZIL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5420n/a306BG 368FS
42-5420 Delivered: Tulsa 3/12/42; Assigned: 368BS/306BG LITTLE SAVAGE (not to UK); Blythe 27/1/43; Dalhart 23/5/43; Amarillo 29/6/43; Tinker 31/7/43; 232 BU Walker 6/6/44; 901 BU Pinecastle 10/6/44; 223 BU Dyersburg 14/6/44; Pilot: Jay Lewis 5/3/45; 325 BU Avon Park 14/5/45; 326 BU McDill 15/5/45; 4124 BU Altus 5/6/45; Scrapped: Searcey Fd 26/7/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5422n/a306BG 423BS15619
42-5422 Delivered: Denver 3/12/42; Salina 5/1/43; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 10/4/43; MIA St Nazaire 1/5/43 Pilot: Edwin Pipp, togg-Jim Melillo, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Eli Rogers{wia}, Tail Gunner: Jim Babbs (4POW); Co-Pilot: Jim Lear, Navigator: Leland Flower, Radio Operator: Buren Williams, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Zaban, Waist Gunner: Norm Neuweiler, Waist Gunner: Ed Kaczanowski (6KIA); ditched in Brest Harbour, Fr.; MACR 15619.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5426n/a306BG 369FS123
42-5426 Delivered: Tulsa 6/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-X] Thurleigh 25/3/43; MIA Kiel 28/7/43 Pilot: Don Winters, Navigator: Arnold Derifield, Bombardier: Levi Irwin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Moore, Radio Operator: Frank Latto (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Hoyt, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Johnson, Waist Gunner: Theo Nichols, Waist Gunner: Mike Kome, Tail Gunner: Roy Peterson (5POW); Enemy aircraft hit wing which blew off, crashed N of Schuby, near Schelswig, Germany. . MACR 123. FIGHTIN' BITIN'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5431L?IL ABNER306BG 368FS
42-5431 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/12/42; Morrison 6/2/43; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 8/2/43; MIA Antwerp 5/4/43 Pilot: Clarry Fischer, Co-Pilot: Jim Crouch, Navigator: Joe Consolmagno, Bombardier: Bill Moses, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fran Eastham, Radio Operator: Henry Compton, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Kuczynski, Waist Gunner: Lee Sanders, Waist Gunner: Norris Phifer, Tail Gunner: Bill Rhodes b10POW). shot down by Major Priller, crashed Wilrijk, near Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium. L'IL ABNER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5717n/a306BG 423BS15472
42-5717 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/9/42; New Castle 11/10/42; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 29/11/42; MIA St Nazaire 16/2/43 Pilot: Bill Warner (KIA), Co-Pilot: Arnold Carson, Navigator: Lewis Utley, Ball Turret Gunner: Walt Morgan, Waist Gunner: Colin Neely, Waist Gunner: Bob Kisling, Tail Gunner: Bill Williams (6KIA); Radio Operator: Eddie Espitallier (POW); Bombardier: Bob Kylius, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Claiborne Wilson (2EVD); flak, crashed LaVille de Dan, near Guillac, 19 miles E of Bordeaux, Fr. MACR 15472.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5720n/a306BG 367BS776
42-5720 Delivered: Tulsa 23/9/42; Wayne 2/11/42; West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Y] Thurleigh SCARLET 2/2/43; then 368BS; taxi accident Pilot: Dick O'Hara 20/4/43; Transferred: 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 w/Lester Aufmuth, Navigator: Chas Downe, Bombardier: Jim Jensen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Price, Waist Gunner: Joe Smith (5POW), Co-Pilot: Jim McMath, Radio Operator: Lou Weatherford, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Wagner, Waist Gunner: Chas Fisher, Tail Gunner: Carl Bachmann (5EVD); no gas, crashed Doiains, ten miles E of Evreux, Fr. MACR 776.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5766n/a306BG 367BS120
42-5766 Delivered: Long Beach 31/12/42; Salina 8/1/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Morrison 10/4/43; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 2/6/43; MIA Kiel 29/7/43 Pilot: Berryman Brown, Co-Pilot: Ewald Benson, Navigator: Edgar Fergon, Bombardier: George Beyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Sheffield, Radio Operator: Joe Thompson, Waist Gunner: Chas Clark, Tail Gunner: Chas Roberts (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Lofgren, Waist Gunner: Eric Newhouse (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Kiesby, near Suderbrarup, Germany. l MACR 120.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5784n/a306BG 423BS15635
42-5784 Delivered: Long Beach 25/1/43; Salina 1/2/43; New Castle 16/2/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 12/3/43; taxi accident Pilot: Bart Wigginton 15/3/43; MIA St Nazaire 1/5/43 w/Bart Wigginton, Co-Pilot: Ralph Denny, Navigator: Bob Farmer, Bombardier: Dave Nordberg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Cybulski, Radio Operator: Abe Cogan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Dyakovich, Waist Gunner: Cleston Harrison, Waist Gunner: Rob Gordon, Tail Gunner: Ralph Wallace (10KIA); Enemy aircraft, ditched Channel off Brest, Fr; MACR 15635.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5805n/a306BG n/a
42-5805 Delivered: Long Beach 17/1/43; Walker 28/2/43; Tinker 31/3/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 27/4/43; trans 96BG Andrews Fd, then Snetterton; severe battle damage Pilot: ' 16/6/43; Salvaged. 17/6/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5826n/a306BG 369FS122
42-5826 Delivered: Long Beach 2/3/43; Walla Walla 29/3/43; Lowry 10/4/43; Presque Is 24/4/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 7/5/43; MIA Kiel 29/7/43 Pilot: Keith Conley, Co-Pilot: Vince DeVos, Bombardier: Bob Sanford, Radio Operator: Frank Oetttinger, Ball Turret Gunner: Hugh Furr, Waist Gunner: Chas Owen, Waist Gunner: Russ Robinson, Tail Gunner: Marvin Currier (8POW); Navigator: Hyman Adler{chute failed to open properly}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lou Leonardini (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Alvaneu, near Schleswig, Germany. MACR 122. JERAVAD 'UNE PETITE PEU'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5841n/a306BG 423BS519
42-5841 Delivered: Long Beach 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; forced landing Dalhart Pilot: Wilbur Snow 9/4/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-Y/I] Thurleigh 22/4/43; MIA Stuttgart 6/9/43 w/Martin Andrews, Co-Pilot: Keith Rich, Navigator: Gordon Bowers, Bombardier: Bob Huisinger, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ralph Biggs, Radio Operator: Vernon Scott, Ball Turret Gunner: Guy DiPietro, Waist Gunner: Walt Kozlowski, Waist Gunner: Elmo Simpson, Tail Gunner: Henry Hucker (10INT); two engines sustained flak hits, f/l Magadino-Ticino, Switz. The Swiss air force repaired and test flew aircraft, and handed it back to US after an engine change at end of war! MACR 519. EST NULLA VIA IN VIA VIRTUTI.(There is no way impossible for courage).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5855n/a306BG n/a869
42-5855 Delivered: Long Beach 8/3/43; Denver 13/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned: 95BG Alconbury 27/4/43; Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-V] Grafton Underwood 28/6/43; tran 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Thurleigh 22/8/43; MIA Bremen 8/10/43 Pilot: Dean Rodman, Bombardier: Norman Sansom [386BS], Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clifton Barber, Waist Gunner: Bob Downing, Tail Gunner: Jack Koetter (5POW); Co-Pilot: Morris Cook, Navigator: John Garland, Radio Operator: Urban Hupfer, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill May, Waist Gunner: Martin Mitosinka (5KIA); flak KO'd two engines, crashed Goldenstedt, ten miles NE of Vechta, Germany. MACR 869.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5889LIBERTY BELLE306BG 369FS
42-5889 Delivered: Long Beach 22/4/43; Lowry 5/5/43; Smoky Hill 26/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 23/6/43; Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 22/8/43; on return from Gdynia 9/3/43 crash-landed RAF Matlaske, Nfk,overshooting runway to end up in Lty Burningham Pilot: Gustave Holstrom, Co-Pilot: Francis Ferguson, Navigator: Phil Anderson, Bombardier: Curtis Dunlap, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Loubet, Radio Operator: MikeUhrin, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Massey, Waist Gunner: Bill Olivedr, Waist Gunner: Harry Maron, Tail Gunner: Chas Fatighati (10RTD), Salvaged. LIBERTY BELLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97129n/a306BG 367BS3816
42-97129 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque 10/3/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44 SKIPPER; Transferred: 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Van Hixon, Co-Pilot: Malcolm Daniels, Navigator: Harry Morrison, Bombardier: Don Griffin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alf Dalesandris, Radio Operator: Bill Vanderpool, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Schell, Waist Gunner: Bob Johnson, Waist Gunner: Jack Owens, Tail Gunner: Theo Kinsvater (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Stoltebrull, two miles NW Kappeln, Germany. MACR 3816.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97135n/a306BG n/a4252
42-97135 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque 27/2/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 2/3/44; Transferred: 710BS/447BG [IJ-N] Rattlesden 3/3/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Chas Marcy{wia}, Co-Pilot: Jesse Kendler, Navigator: George Compton, Bombardier: Jim Conway, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Schrimsher, Radio Operator: Abe Farah, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Isherwood, Waist Gunner: Ed Perkins, Waist Gunner: Bill Nicholas, Tail Gunner: Jim Scully (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #1 and aircraft on fire, crashed Zermutzel, thee miles N of Neuruppin, Germany. MACR 4252.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97146n/a306BG 423BS
42-97146 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/2/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Thurleigh 24/3/44; #3 caught fire after t/o for mission, u/c was retracted, Pilot: Wilbur Weiland, Co-Pilot: Jim Seymour, Navigator: F.A. Brookway, Bombardier: J.C. Chambers, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: S.J La Gory, Radio Operator: M.L. Hodges, Ball Turret Gunner: J.D. Subal, Waist Gunner: V.A. McQuinn, Waist Gunner: J.A. McShaffery, Tail Gunner: A. Berman (10RTD); Acc Inn. Board apportion blame equally with p and cp; Salvaged. 2 SAD 2/5/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97180n/a306BG 423BS8832
42-97180 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-K] Thurleigh 2/4/44; MIA Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: Marvin Freeman, Navigator: Chas Stansbury, Bombardier: Francis Smith, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marlin Summer, Radio Operator: Ken Lovens, Ball Turret Gunner: John Holmes (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Curtis Barber, Waist Gunner: Jim Hughes, Tail Gunner: Bob Appell (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Berlin; MACR 8832.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97185n/a306BG n/a12333
42-97185 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/2/44; Wright 23/2/44; Gr Island 28/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned: 96BG Snetterton 20/3/44; Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 31/3/44; MIA Dresden 14/2/45 Pilot: Capt Boylston Lewis, Co-Pilot: Bob Whitelaw, Navigator: Lester Harrison, Bombardier: Joe Sicard, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Standlee, Radio Operator: Hardin McChesny, Waist Gunner: Frank McDonough, Tail Gunner: Leon Nahmias (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Alf Lubojacky (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Lazne Belgium. hrad, Czech; MACR 12333.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97239n/a306BG 369FS4555
42-97239 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; McDill 22/3/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-L] Thurleigh 2/4/44; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Dick Lambert, Co-Pilot: Walt Owens, Navigator: Bill Campbell, togg-Carl Crawford, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tom McNulty, Radio Operator: Ernie Stone, Tail Gunner: Ron Gordon (7KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Fernando Montez, Waist Gunner: Bennie Zamorron, Waist Gunner: Dan McNamara (3POW); involved mid air coll with wreckage from tywo other B-17s, crashed SW of Ostprignitz (Schmolde), 12 miles NW of Wittstock, Germany. MACR 4555.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97250n/a306BG 423BS5987
42-97250 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 6/4/44; MIA Hamburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Derrill Latham, Co-Pilot: Ellis Porter, Navigator: Andy Nuttall, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bryan Epps (4POW); Bombardier: Harry Bryant, Radio Operator: Winston Breckles, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Reed, Waist Gunner: Ed Smith, Tail Gunner: Ed Walsh (5KIA); flak hit blew off nose, crashed Erlenstrasse, Eidelstedt/ Holstein, near Hamburg; MACR 5987.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97259n/a306BG 423BS4556
42-97259 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 6/4/44; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Darvin Smith, Co-Pilot: Art Camosy, Navigator: Claude Hawkins, Bombardier: Tony Laura, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Maynard Miller, Radio Operator: Jack Childers, Ball Turret Gunner: George Krieckhaus, Waist Gunner: Bill Holder, Waist Gunner: Gene Wright, Tail Gunner: Bob Granberg (10KIA); flak damage, crashed Eursinge, S of Darp-Havelte, Hol; MACR 4556.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97327n/a306BG 368FS
42-97327 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-U] Thurleigh 1/4/44; returned from mission 30/6/44 when fire broke out after parking, exploded damaging 42-97327 on next revetment; Salvaged. 1/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97396FORTUNATE YOUTH306BG 369FS
42-97396 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh 25/4/44; base explosion 6/8/44, Salvaged. 2 SAD. FORTUNATE YOUTH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97463n/a306BG 423BS2430
42-97463 Delivered: Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 8/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belgium. ast, N. I. 15/1/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 27/1/44; MIA Leipzig 20/2/44 Pilot: Harry Richard, Waist Gunner: Don Kennedy (2KIA-both baled too low); Co-Pilot: Jack Cuthbertson, Navigator: Murray Greenberg, Bombardier: Rich Bale, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Crouse, Radio Operator: Floyd Baker, Ball Turret Gunner: Foster Smith, Waist Gunner: Clayton Cretton, Tail Gunner: Jack Hall (8POW); flak & Enemy aircraft, crashed near Efurt A/fd, Germany. MACR 2430.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97588n/a306BG n/a
42-97588 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/12/43; Phoenix 2/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned: 457BG Glatton 7/3/44; Transferred: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44; returned early from mission to Thionville, Fr. With #2 KOd by flak 23/5/44 Pilot: Nelson Troup, Co-Pilot: Sanford White, Navigator: Alan Telfer, Bombardier: Bob Hanson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Fajardo, Tail Gunner: Alton Speakman (6KIA- in crash); Radio Operator: Larry Arnold, Ball Turret Gunner: Sherman Herritt, Waist Gunner: Joe Kerr (3RTD); crash-landed RAF Ford, Sussex, UK, hitting bomb dump and burst into flames. Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97663n/a306BG n/a3483
42-97663 Delivered: Denver 21/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 22/2/44; Transferred: 457BG Glatton 4/3/44; 369BS/306BG [WW-V] Thurleigh 12/3/44; MIA Pas de Calais 26/3/44 Pilot: Barney Price, Co-Pilot: Bill DeWolf, Navigator: Don White, Bombardier: Doran Gillete, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Carl Kalbach, Radio Operator: Ray Decker, Ball Turret Gunner: Leslie Johnson, Waist Gunner: Lester Plumtree, Waist Gunner: Ken Simpson, Tail Gunner: Fred Kappan (10POW); flak KO'd #2 plus other damage, crashed Godincthun, two miles NE of Boulogne, Fr; MACR 3483.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97668LEADING LADY306BG n/a
42-97668 Delivered: Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 385BG [ -U] Gt Ashfield; Transferred: 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 7/4/44; tran 306BG Thurleigh 8/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. LEADING LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97796LADY ELAINE306BG 368FS
42-97796 Delivered: Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-D] Thurleigh 5/6/44; landing accident 19/9/44, Salvaged. LADY ELAINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97946HARD TO GET306BG 368FS8464
42-97946 Delivered: Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 14/6/44; MIA Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 Pilot: Dean Allen, Waist Gunner: Dick Huebotter, Tail Gunner: Jim Carey (3POW); co-Chas Rapp, Navigator: Chas Evans, Bombardier: Mike Vlahos, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harvey Purkey, Radio Operator: Bob Newbigle, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene LeVeque (6KIA); flak, crashed Budberg, Germany. MACR 8464. HARD TO GET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37545n/a306BG 728BS
43-37545 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 20/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/5/44; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 7/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37615ELIZABETH'S OWN306BG 369FS
43-37615 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Grenier 31/5/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-Q] Thurleigh 12/6/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD 27/7/44. ELIZABETH'S OWN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37619n/a306BG 369FS13878
43-37619 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Grenier 3/6/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-S] Thurleigh 12/6/44; MIA Oranienburg {100+m} 10/4/45 Pilot: Allen Babin, Gil McGuff, Bill Ferguson, Henry Deutsch (4EVD-found by US Army unit); Donovan Clementson, Bill McKillop, Bob Zamiska, Bill Quinn (4POW); Tail Gunner: Theo Rickerl (KIA); flak, crashed Hannover; MACR 13878. FLACK SHACK.(last group loss.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37633n/a306BG 368FS
43-37633 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-Z] Thurleigh 10/6/44; mid air coll Pilot: 43-38019 (306BG) over Greenham Common, UK 15/12/44 w/Chas Crooks; 16 killed; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37693n/a306BG 369FS7900
43-37693 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-L] Thurleigh 13/6/44; MIA Delitzsch 16/8/44 Pilot: Eldon Ralstin, Radio Operator: Bob Behnke (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Bill Goetz, Navigator: Dick Locke, Bombardier: Tom Meersman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Howard, Ball Turret Gunner: Sam Simonian, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Wrightsman, Tail Gunner: Fred Lloyd (7POW); flak ko'd two engines, crashed Obermolbitz, Ger; MACR 7900.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37715LASSIE COME HOME306BG 367BS
43-37715 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 13/6/44; in base landing accident Pilot: John Davis 8/1/45; Salvaged. 9/1/45. LASSIE COME HOME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37796LILLY MARLENE306BG 423BS9656
43-37796 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 8/11/44; MIA Brunswick 22/10/44 Pilot: Capt Joe Mathis, Co-Pilot: Maj Joe Lowe, Navigator: Gorman Siler, Bombardier: Ivan Brill, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Maupin, Radio Operator: Bill Covington, Ball Turret Gunner: Creston Cooke, Waist Gunner: Joe Kasmiersky, Tail Gunner: Carroll Reimann (9KIA); mid air coll w/44-8099(306BG), crashed sea off Clacton, Essex, UK; MACR 9656. LILLY MARLENE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37967DUCK WITH BOMBS306BG 423BS
43-37967 Delivered: Cheyenne 14//6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-B] Thurleigh 20/7/44; battle damage 28/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 1/12/44. DONALD DUCK WITH BOMBS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38017n/a306BG 423BS
43-38017 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 23/7/44; MIA Pirmasens 9/8/44 Pilot: '; mid air coll, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38019MILK RUN SPECIAL306BG 423BS
43-38019 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Thurleigh 23/7/44; during assembly for Kassel 15/12/44 Pilot: Lorn Wilke; mid air coll w/43-37633 (306BG); crashed Greenham Common, UK; 16 killed, Salvaged. MILK RUN SPECIAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38250DEBBIE306BG 368FS11761
43-38250 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/7/44; Kearney 21/7/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 18/9/44; battle damage Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Carl Hathaway, Harry Morris, Jim Frederick, Marion Popivohak, Ed Danahar{wia}, Gene Feeney, Tail Gunner: Harry Sohn{wia} (7RTD); Radio Operator: Meade Seaman (MIA); Ray Norheim (POW); #3 & #4 shot out, oxygen KO'd, forced landing Hombeck, Belgium. Salvaged. 18/1/45. MACR 11761. DEBBIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38296n/a306BG 369FS9476
43-38296 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 22/8/44; MIA Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: Bob Ritter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sam Bussieres, Radio Operator: John Daly, Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Ross, Waist Gunner: Dan Callahan, Tail Gunner: John Tomke (6POW); Co-Pilot: Roy Duncan, Navigator: Joe Seibert, Bombardier: Bob Stalker (3KIA); flak, crashed Cologne; MACR 9476.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38302HELLCAT HATTIE306BG 367BS12961
43-38302 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 23/9/44; secret mission 3/11/44, ret 17/12/44; #3 exploded while over The Wash on gunnery mission 9/3/45 Pilot: Wilf Miessler, Navigator: John Pappas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Mont Baughman, Radio Operator: Walt Searles, Ball Turret Gunner: Carlo Caserta, Tail Gunner: Bob Harrison (8KIA), Co-Pilot: Stan Burns, Bombardier: Bill Johnson (2RTD-picked up by RAF ASR); MACR 12961. HELLCAT HATTIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38362SLEEPY TIME GAL306BG 369FS11342
43-38362 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 22/8/44; MIA Stuttgart 9/12/44 Pilot: Bob Brown (KIA); Co-Pilot: Bill Giglio, Navigator: Jim Walden, Bombardier: Jim Moore, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerold Fann, Radio Operator: Ray Ohm, Ball Turret Gunner: Sam Abdelnour, Waist Gunner: Ernie Hovey, Tail Gunner: Joe Bollard (8POW); flak, crashed Wolfach, Germany. MACR 11342. SLEEPY TIME GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38384n/a306BG 368FS
43-38384 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Grenier 20/8/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 21/9/44; battle damage Mannheim 20/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 14/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38407n/a306BG n/a12218
43-38407 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned: 94BG Rougham 2/9/44; Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-P] Thurleigh 15/9/44; battle damage Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: George Luckett, Co-Pilot: Gil Clark, togg-Vic Cunningham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wayne Martin, Radio Operator: Jack Boesel, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Whitman, Waist Gunner: Tony Spera (7KIA); Navigator: Bob Foster, Tail Gunner: Vic Spevac (2POW); flak, crashed Berlin; Salvaged. 29/3/45; MACR 12218.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38438n/a306BG 368FS
43-38438 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/8/44; Hunter 13/8/44; Dow Fd 9/9/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-U] Thurleigh 1/10/44; Salvaged. 8/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38467n/a306BG 423BS
43-38467 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/8/44; Lincoln 18/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 4/9/44; battle damage Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed continent; Salvaged. 14/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38674n/a306BG 423BS
43-38674 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 20/9/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 3/10/44; MIA Lutzkendorf 9/2/45 Pilot: '.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38690n/a306BG 369FS11249
43-38690 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 6/11/44; 368BS [BO-M]; MIA Kassel 1/1/45 Pilot: Bob Stewart, Co-Pilot: Ken Straun, Navigator: Lew Wilson, Bombardier: Lou Peterson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tony Cecere, Radio Operator: Gil Maple, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill McCue, Waist Gunner: Don Bohrer, Tail Gunner: Roy Chancellor (9KIA); flak, crashed North Sea; MACR 11249.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38913n/a306BG 367BS
43-38913 Delivered: Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 17/10/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-P] Thurleigh 21/10/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BS Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39031n/a306BG 368FS11254
43-39031 Delivered: Hunter 11/11/44; Grenier 25/11/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 17/12/44; MIA Bingen, Germany. 29/12/44 Pilot: Edwin Woellner, Navigator: Theo Pollard, togg-Frank Arnold, Radio Operator: Glenn Korf, Waist Gunner: Franklin Lehnert (5POW); Co-Pilot: Carmon Nickols, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Gibbs, Ball Turret Gunner: Homer Nyberg, Tail Gunner: Yuen Hop (4KIA); flak, crashed Bingen; MACR 11254.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39116NAUGHTY NANCY306BG 423BS
43-39116 Delivered: Hunter 7/12/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-T] 23/2/45; Transferred: 544BS/384BG [SU-G] Grafton Underwood 9/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/8/46. NAUGHTY NANCY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39438n/a306BG n/a
43-39438 Delivered: Hunter 20/3/45; Grenier 30/3/45; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 1/4/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6019n/a306BG 367BS5627
44-6019 Delivered: Tulsa 5/4/44; Hunter 15/4/44; Grenier 30/4/45; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-V] Thurleigh 21/5/44; MIA Lille A/Fds 12/6/44 Pilot: Ed Magner, Co-Pilot: Bob Dobson, Navigator: Paul Chapman, Bombardier: Bob Monaghan, Radio Operator: George Egleston, Waist Gunner: Elvin Sexton (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Snifka{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: John Siedlicki, Tail Gunner: Joe Stuart (3KIA); flak riddled fuselage, crashed a mile N of Beveren, seven miles W of Antwerp, Belgium. MACR 5627.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6087n/a306BG 368FS9477
44-6087 Delivered: Tulsa 25/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-F] Thurleigh 27/5/44; MIA Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: Bill Moroz, Co-Pilot: George Cowan, Navigator: Seymour Feinstein, Bombardier: Joe Blotner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Corbin, Radio Operator: Joe Dean, Ball Turret Gunner: Marcus Finley, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Beaupre, Tail Gunner: John Holzermer (9POW); flak, crashed Cologne; MACR 9477.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6466n/a306BG 368FS
44-6466 Delivered: Kearney 12/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 18/9/44; crash-landed 28/3/45; Salvaged. 29/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6563n/a306BG 367BS
44-6563 Delivered: Patterson 9/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 29/9/44; Transferred: 533BS/ Ridgewell 5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; Sth Plains 19/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6603PRETTY BABY306BG n/a
44-6603 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 19/10/44 JAYNEE; Transferred: 751BS/457BG [V] Glatton 23/2/45 JAYNEE; 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 9/5/45; tran 9AF 14/2/46; re-ass ATC 7/4/47; 746 BU Vienna 18/1/48; 746 BU (NATO) Kaufber 19/1/48; Recl Comp 14/4/49. PRETTY BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6804n/a306BG n/a
44-6804 Delivered: Hunter 15/11/44; Grenier 26/11/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 3/1/45; battle damage Ulm 4/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Sal;
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6807DEAR MOM306BG 423BS
44-6807 Delivered: Hunter 17/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 11/12/44; battle damage Siegen 7/3/45 Pilot: Herb Cohn, crew OK, #1 hit and forced landing back at base; Salvaged. 14/3/45. DEAR MOM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6928n/a306BG 368FS
44-6928 Delivered: Hunter 20/12/44; Grenier 10/1/45; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 1/2/45; landing accident Pilot: Elmer Hunt 2/7/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8099n/a306BG 423BS9655
44-8099 Delivered: Dallas 7/6/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/8/44; MIA Hannover 22/10/44 Pilot: Harry Alyea, Co-Pilot: Capt Bill McKee, Navigator: Chas Handler, Bombardier: Chas Mueller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gil Terry, Radio Operator: Don Coleman, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Capps, Waist Gunner: Vince O'Brien, radar/nav-Lt Ray Layfield (9KIA); Tail Gunner: Hastings Key (RTD); mid air coll w/43-37796(306BG), crashed North Sea; MACR 9655.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8124n/a306BG n/a
44-8124 Delivered: Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 6/8/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 1/9/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8148n/a306BG 369FS
44-8148 Delivered: Dallas 22/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 13/8/44; Transferred: 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 3m, trans 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/10/44; battle damage Hamm 26/11/44 Pilot: '; forced landing St Trond Afd, Belgium. Salvaged. 5/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8197PUNCHY306BG 367BS
44-8197 Delivered: Dallas 8/7/45; Langley 6/8/44; Dow Fd 27/8/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-K] Thurleigh 15/9/44; taxi accident Pilot: Roy Hoffman 24/6/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 26/7/46. PUNCHY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8359n/a306BG n/a
44-8359 Delivered: Dallas 20/8/44; Langley 2/9/44; Dow Fd 16/10/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 8/11/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 28/7/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8362n/a306BG n/a
44-8362 Delivered: Dallas 20/8/44; Langley 9/9/44; Dow Fd 4/10/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 20/11/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 30/7/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8443n/a306BG 367BS
44-8443 Delivered: Dallas 13/9/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-M/A] Thurleigh 4/12/44; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8446n/a306BG 369FS11746
44-8446 Delivered: Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 9/10/44; Dow Fd 18/10/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 26/11/44; MIA Euskirchen 10/1/45 Pilot: Harry Mattson, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Zymanek (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Roy Kruger, Navigator: Larry Shaw, Bombardier: Jesse Bryan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Jenkins, Radio Operator: Dick Ramirez, Waist Gunner: Vernon Crowton, Tail Gunner: Dave Koubek, radar/nav-Lt Bill Mocharnuk (8POW); flak, crashed Koeln-Kaln, Germany. ; MACR 11746.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8470n/a306BG n/a
44-8470 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/9/44; Hunter 27/10/44; Dow Fd 9/11/44; Assigned: 349BS/100BG [XR-T] Thorpe Abbotts 11/11/44; Transferred: 861BS/493BG Debach 13/11/44; 863BS; tran 15AF 20/5/45; trans 306BG/368BS forced landing Gibraltar 9/9/45; 10HB Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp 7/1/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8559n/a306BG n/a
44-8559 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/10/44; Hunter 29/11/44; Grenier 4/12/44; Assigned: 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 16/12/44; Transferred: 350BS/100BG [LN-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 18/12/44; 306BG Thurleigh /45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8570n/a306BG 368FS
44-8570 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/10/44; Hunter 29/11/44; Dow Fd 7/12/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 2/1/45; landing accident at Gibraltar Pilot: Fred Hales 9/9/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 23/10/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8652DRIVE IT HOME306BG 369FS
44-8652 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 6/1/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/7/46. DRIVE IT HOME!
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8662n/a306BG n/a
44-8662 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/11/44; Hunter 10/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 5/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 24/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8671n/a306BG n/a
44-8671 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Grenier 30/12/44; Assigned: 390BG Framlingham 6/1/45; Transferred: 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Thurleigh 5/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 30/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8676KEARNEY'S REBELS306BG 367BS
44-8676 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/11/44; Hunter 3/12/44; Grenier 30/12/44; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 11/3/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/7/46. COL KEARNEY'S REBELS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8683JUST JOYCE306BG n/a
44-8683 Delivered: Lincoln 23/11/44; Grenier 22/12/44; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 24/12/44; Transferred: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/12/44; while on navigation exercise Pilot: Harry Cole crash-landed two miles NW Kettlewell, Gt Whernside, Yorks, UK 17/5/45; Salvaged. 19/5/45. JUST JOYCE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8724CASEY JONES306BG 423BS
44-8724 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/12/44; Oklahoma City 30/12/44; Hunter 29/1/45; Dow Fd 13/2/45; Assigned: 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 19/3/45; PRINCESS PEP aka UNDECIDED; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46 when renamed CASEY JONES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8772LOW AND SLOW306BG n/a
44-8772 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/12/44; Hunter 5/1/45; Grenier 21/1/45; taxi accident Pilot: Edwin Nicola at Goose Bay, Labrador,22/1/45 en route to 306BG Thurleigh 23/1/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10HB Oberpfaffenhofen 14/1/48; Recl Comp 5/8/48. LOW AND SLOW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8838BEAUTIFUL TAKEOFF306BG n/a
44-8838 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 27/1/45; Grenier 3/2/45; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 15/2/45; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47. BEAUTIFUL TAKEOFF.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8923THE BOSS306BG 369FS
44-8923 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned: 544BS/384BG [SU-W] Grafton Underwood 12/4/45 TRAIL BLAZER; Transferred: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 9/5/45, then on to Istres, France for mapping duties; Pilot: Shelby Scott crash-landed Fredericksdorf, Germany. any 29/12/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany 18/2/46. THE BOSS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8962n/a306BG n/a
44-8962 Delivered: Dallas 9/2/45; Hunter 22/2/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 20/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 24/12/46; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8992n/a306BG n/a
44-8992 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/45; Hunter 4/3/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned: 306BG Thurleigh 27/3/45; Transferred: 457BG Glatton 8/5/45; 1 BAD Burtonwood 5/6/45; Returned to US: 4100 BU Patterson 12/6/45; re-ass 8AF 20/4/47; 322 ASU Kadena, Japan 18/2/48; 13 ARE Tachikoa 29/5/48; 13 ARE Jama 13/7/48; 322 ASU Kadena 16/12/48; 332 MSU 7/4/49; Recl Comp 6/4/57.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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