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398th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:1st Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:1st Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:600th Bombardment Squadron
601st Bombardment Squadron
602nd Bombardment Squadron
603rd Bombardment Squadron
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Details:Prepared for combat with B-17's, but interrupted these activities from Jul to Dec 1943 to train replacement crews for other organizations. Moved to England in Apr 1944 and assigned to Eighth AF.

Entered combat in May 1944, and until V-E Day operated primarily against strategic objectives in Germany, attacking targets such as factories in Berlin, warehouses in Munich, marshalling yards in Saarbrucken, shipping facilities in Kiel, oil refineries in Merseburg, and aircraft plants in Munster.

Temporarily suspended strategic missions to attack coastal defenses and enemy troops on the Cherbourg peninsula during the Normandy invasion in Jun 1944; strike gun positions near Eindhoven in support of the air attack on Holland in Sep 1944; raid power stations, railroads, and bridges during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945; and attack airfields to aid the Allied assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945.

Flew last combat mission, attacking an airfield in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, on 25 Apr 1945.

Transported liberated prisoners from Germany to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US, May-Jun 1945. Inactivated on 1 Sep 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Frank P Hunter Jr, 1 Mar 1943
  • Lt Col Lewis P Ensign, 29 Jan 1945
  • Lt Col Arthur F Briggs, 18 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: 35

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
2May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
3May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
4May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France
5May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
6May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
7May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station1
8May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
9May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
10May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
11May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area2
12May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
13May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
14May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
15May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium1
16May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
17June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
18June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
19June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
20June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
21June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
22June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
23June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
24June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
25June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
26June 13, 19448AF 410Airfields in France
27June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
28June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany1
29June 19, 19448AF 423Airfields in Bordeaux, France area
30June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
31June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
32June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
33June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
34June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France1
35June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France
36June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
37July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
38July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany2
39July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France2
40July 09, 19448AF 462Bridges and airfields in France
41July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
42July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
43July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany1
44July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area2
45July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
46July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany1
47July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
48July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
49July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
50July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany1
51July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
52July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
53August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
54August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
55August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories2
56August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
57August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
58August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France2
59August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
60August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
61August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
62August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris1
63August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
64August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
65August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
66August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
67August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
68August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
69September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
70September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
71September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen1
72September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
73September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area1
74September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
75September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
76September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
77September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
78September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
79September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
80September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
81September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
82September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany1
83September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
84October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
85October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
86October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
87October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
88October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
89October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
90October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
91October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
92October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
93October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
94October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
95October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
96October 28, 19448AF 691Rail targets in Hamm and Munster3
97October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
98November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany3
99November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
100November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
101November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
102November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
103November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
104November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany5
105November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
106November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany3
107November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
108November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
109November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany1
110December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
111December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
112December 09, 19448AF 743Airfields and rail targets in Stuttgart area
113December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
114December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
115December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
116December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
117December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
118December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
119December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany1
120December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany1
121December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
122January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany1
123January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
124January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
125January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
126January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
127January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
128January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
129January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
130January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
131January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade1
132January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
133January 23, 19458AF 807Neuss marshalling yard
134January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
135January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
136February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry2
137February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
138February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
139February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
140February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
141February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
142February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
143February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
144February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
145February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets1
146February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
147February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
148February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
149February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
150March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
151March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works1
152March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany1
153March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
154March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
155March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
156March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
157March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites1
158March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
159March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
160March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
161March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets1
162March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets1
163March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
164March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
165March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
166March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
167March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
168March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
169March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
170March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
171March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
172March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
173March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
174April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
175April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
176April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
177April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
178April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
179April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin1
180April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets1
181April 13, 19458AF 945Neumunster marshalling yard2
182April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
183April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
184April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
185April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
186April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
187April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
188April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany2
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:58

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107191).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Elwood, Kenneth C.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102467).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Ford, Earl J.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-05-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102553).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hopkins, Robert L.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-05-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97317).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Brodin, Unite L.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-05-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107191).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Markley, William P.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-05-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107094*).
Organization: 601BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: .
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-07-04Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107114).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Douglas, Gene L.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Truleigh Sands/nr Henfld England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-07-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102533).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Newman, Herbert H.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-08-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102390).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Chase, Lewis D.
Notes: explosion.
Location: Burtonwood, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-08-12Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107191).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Searl, Charles J.
Notes: killed in crash due to explosion.
Location: Lude&Parsonage Farms England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-09-26Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8031).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Chase, Lewis D.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-10-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97746).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Khourie, Charles E.
Notes: killed in a take off accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-10-21Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102570).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Moore, Vincent F.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-10-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102568).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hastings, Kenneth S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-11-07Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38075).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Runnion, James D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-11-11Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97337).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Payne, Marshall M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-11-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107214).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hansard, V AEngland.
Notes: killed in crash landing.
Location: Reed England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-11-27Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102610).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of .
Pilot: Erickson, Mahlon R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-12-02Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38091).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: DeCleene, Donald J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-12-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97789).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Moore, Vincent F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Graveley England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-12-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102536).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Grinter, Donald D.
Notes: take off accident weather.
Location: Little Chisell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-12-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97374).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Zimmerman, Leland L.
Notes: take off accident weather.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231945-01-05Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8637).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Godfrey, John C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Melsbroek/B-58 Belgium.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241945-01-10Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8476).
Organization: 601BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Johnston, Theodore J.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251945-01-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102592).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hicks, Lee J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261945-02-05Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39137).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Ferguson, Allan A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271945-02-25Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39180).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Runnion, James D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281945-02-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39159).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Heathcote, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291945-03-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38126).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hicks, Lee J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301945-04-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107203W).
Organization: 601BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Mills, David W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-04-21Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38775).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Zins, Samuel I.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38564).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Hultman, Clarence E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6896).
Organization: 600BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: McCraw, John A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39146).
Organization: 603BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Bishop, David M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-05-23Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37977).
Organization: 602BS / 398BG of Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire.
Pilot: Dreyer, Charles (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire 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-17F41-24401n/a398BG n/a
41-24401 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/42; Assigned: 65BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 3/8/42; (but involved in taxi accident, hit tree, and not delivered; repaired and re-ass 398BG Rapid City 29/1/43; Dalhart 12/9/43); then to 65BS/43BG Aus; Returned to US: 11/43; Scrapped: Kingman 13/11/45. LAK-A-NOOKIE
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24418n/a398BG 352FS
41-24418 Assigned: 352BS/301BG Westover 12/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; flew group's first mission 5/9/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; as MICKEY FINN {11m}; Transferred: 32BS and renamed SPECIAL DELIVERY II {total 79m}; Returned to US: Rapid City 398BG (training) 10/11/43; WO 20/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24455OLD BALDY398BG 63FS
41-24455 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/7/42; Assigned: 63BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 21/8/42; Torrens Creek, Us 27/8/42; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; Returned to US: Rapid City 398BG (training) 12/11/43. WO 3/9/44. OLD BALDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24554THE MUSTANG398BG 63FS
41-24554 Delivered: Lowry 7/8/42; Hamilton 6/10/42; Assigned: 63BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 17/10/42; then 403BS; Returned to US: Rapid City 2/12/43 (398BG training at Walker Fd, Kan); Scrapped: Albuquerque 25/6/45. LADY LUCK aka THE MUSTANG.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F41-24574TUFFY398BG n/a
41-24574 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/8/42; Hamilton 9/11/42; Assigned: 63BS & 403BS/43BG Mareeba, Aus 14/11/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; Port Moresby, NG 11/5/43; Returned to US: Rapid City 9/11/42 (398BG training at Walker Fd, Kan); Scrapped: Altus 30/8/45. TUFFY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102390n/a398BG 600BS
42-102390 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Transferred: 600BS/398BG [N8-X/S] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; 603BS; abandoned on continent Pilot: Lt Alwood & Stevens 21/11/44 and returned 22/2/45; again abandoned on 2/3/45 and eventually trans 384BG Grafron Underwood 21/5/45 and stayed in Europe as occupying Air Force; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102391n/a398BG 601BS5998
42-102391 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 9/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (18m) MIA Hamburg 18/6/44 Pilot: Willard Hadjes, Co-Pilot: Homer Kuck, Navigator: Dick Howell, Bombardier: John Hiller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Gibb{wia}, Radio Operator: Joe Ferraioulo, Ball Turret Gunner: Floyd Jones, Waist Gunner: John Lindsay, Tail Gunner: Frank Pescia (9POW); flak, forced landing Bavendorf, ten miles E of Lueneburg, Germany. MACR 5998.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102418n/a398BG 600BS
42-102418 Cheyenne 3/3/44; Hunter 12/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; 601BS; battle damage Germany. ersheim, Ger 13/1/45 Pilot: Larry Delancy; crew OK; on return crash-landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk, UK; Salvaged. 14/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102445n/a398BG 601BS7217
42-102445 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) MIA Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 Pilot: George Wilson (KIA ' went down with ship); Tail Gunner: Reg Ferguson (EVD); Co-Pilot: Vernon Atkinson, Navigator: Dick Dunn, Bombardier: Bob Perry, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sanford Walke, Radio Operator: George Vela, Ball Turret Gunner: Martin Hansen, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Dye (7POW); flak KO'd #1 & #2, crashed Money Cayeux, near Rouen, Fr; MACR 7217.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102463n/a398BG 601BS6220
42-102463 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; trans 602BS [K8-Z]; (17m) MIA Toulouse 25/6/44 Pilot: John Godwin, Co-Pilot: Bill Freeman, Bombardier: Ed Seward, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Merrill Butikofer, Radio Operator: John Wilson, Ball Turret Gunner: Herb Brooks, Waist Gunner: Chester Isdahl, Tail Gunner: Frank Jenkins (8POW); Navigator: Harry Gnesin (KIA-chute failed); flak, crashed Comebarrion, six miles NW Toulouse, Fr; MACR 6220.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102467AGONY WAGON III398BG 600BS7886
42-102467 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/44; Gr Island 27/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-J] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; on training mission 4/5/44 Pilot: Lt E. Ford in mid-air collision with 42-107191, damaged left wing but returned safely; (32m) MIA Brandenburg 6/8/44 w/Ike Alhadeff, Co-Pilot: Clarry Evans, Navigator: Paul Foster, Bombardier: John Sigsworth, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Martin Chavez, Radio Operator: Orville Elsrod, Ball Turret Gunner: Nathan Mirell, Waist Gunner: Tudor Mellville, Tail Gunner: Dave Walker (9POW); flak, crashed Stade, near Hamburg, Germany. MACR 7886. AGONY WAGON III.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102469n/a398BG 603BS
42-102469 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-Q] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; forced landing Abbeville Pilot: Overton AOC 11/1/45 Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 28/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102476n/a398BG 603BS7242
42-102476 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-B] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (18m) MIA Munich 16/7/44 Pilot: Ray Gallagher, Co-Pilot: Harry Castleman, Navigator: Bill Berry, Bombardier: Wendell Davis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Sudduth, Radio Operator: Arlo Skeem, Waist Gunner: Bob Fels (7POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Warkentin, Tail Gunner: Chas McLean (2KIA); Enemy aircraft hit ball turret, set fire, crashed Hinter-Henbach, near Schiltach, Germany. 2KIA 7POW; MACR 7242.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102487n/a398BG 600BS
42-102487 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-F] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; rep MIA 25/2/45 Pilot: Sheffer, AOC 26/2/45 after mission; ret. 6/4/45; Transferred: RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/5/44; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102498n/a398BG 600BS5312
42-102498 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-W] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (7m) MIA Dessau, Germany. 30/5/44 Pilot: Tom Thompson, Ball Turret Gunner: Ernie Pennell, Waist Gunner: Vic Frisbie (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Conrad Zufall, Navigator: Ralph Garson, Bombardier: Bob Doherty, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Namey{wia}, Radio Operator: George Cagne, Tail Gunner: George Hartwell (6POW); flak, ship exploded crashed Aken, nine miles W of Dessau, Ger; MACR 5312.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102503OF THE BLUE398BG n/a8835
42-102503 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; slated 96BG, ass 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; 423BS/306BG [RD-R/W] Thurleigh 18/5/44; MIA Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: Dan Gates, Co-Pilot: Ed Jordan, Navigator: John Taylor, Bombardier: Hugo Cappelli, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Sulzinski, Radio Operator: Jim Peltz, Waist Gunner: Buffard Johnson, Tail Gunner: Howard Reed (9POW), Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Fountain (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Elsenhau, Germany. MACR 8835. BELLE OF THE BLUE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102505DOUBLE IN BRASS398BG n/a
42-102505 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Billings 16/3/43; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 1/4/44; slated 398BG, Assigned: 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Horham 8/4/44; 21m, Transferred: 571BS/390BG [FC-X] Framlingham 1/6/44 ODD BALL; Waist Gunner: Bob Kincaid (KIA) on mission to Paris-St-Ouen 22/6/44;Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 5/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45. DOUBLE IN BRASS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102506CONTRARY MARY398BG 602BS
42-102506 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; McDill 28/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-L] Nuthampstead 8/4/44; forced landing continent 15/10/44 Pilot: Van Opdorp but ret. 20/11/44; MIA Plauen, Germany. 23/2/45 w/Womeldurf, one crewman badly inj. f/l continent, Salvaged. CONTRARY MARY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102507n/a398BG 600BS
42-102507 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-I] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; 601BS [3O-I, then to F]; after mission 17/3/45 Pilot: McAfee, AOC {A-97} 18/3/45, ret 22/4/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102508n/a398BG 603BS7219
42-102508 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-J] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; (17m) MIA Leipzig 7/7/44 Pilot: Boyd Nisewonger, Co-Pilot: Max Becker, Navigator: Bill MacFerran, Bombardier: Lloyd Ebert, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Caster, Radio Operator: Sam Green, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Robins, Tail Gunner: Bill Wilson (8POW); Waist Gunner: Bill Englehardt (KIA); flak, crashed in river near Liebschwitz RR, nr Germany. , Ger; MACR 7219.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102510n/a398BG n/a
42-102510 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; RetUS, 3704 BU Keesler 4/7/46; 554 BU Memphis 7/7/46; Recl Comp Keesler 28/1/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102511n/a398BG 602BS7544
42-102511 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 27/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-P] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; (24m)MIA Lechfeld 19/7/44 Pilot: Dallas Hawkins, Co-Pilot: Earl Hart, Navigator: Joe Doglio, Bombardier: John Loomis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gordon Sudborough, Radio Operator: Paul Bunning, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Garrett, Tail Gunner: Gregory Groncki (8KIA); Waist Gunner: Doyle Borchers (POW); flak, ship exploded and tg blew out; crashed Weil, near Landsberg, Germany. MACR 7544.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102516BRONX BOMBER I398BG 601BS7910
42-102516 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (32m) MIA Le Manoir/Rouen 13/8/44 Pilot: Harry Weekley, Bombardier: Ray Delbart (2POW); Co-Pilot: Ben Clark, Navigator: Paul James, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Skarda, Radio Operator: Lou Buschbaum, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Fabian, Waist Gunner: Gene Leonard, Tail Gunner: Bob Stickel (7EVD); flak, crashed Bosville, near Dieppe, Fr; MACR 7910. BRONX BOMBER I.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102519n/a398BG 600BS1945-04-03
42-102519 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Grenier 11/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-A] Nuthampstead 6/5/44; 601BG; MIA 4/3/45 Pilot: Hoelzel, AOC 12/3/45; trans 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and ret group 2/4/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; RetUS Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; RFC Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102536n/a398BG 600BS
42-102536 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 31/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-C] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; crash: takeoff for Merzehausen, Germany. 24/12/44 Pilot: Don Grinter; (2KIA) when ship crashed at Lt Chishill, near Saffron Walden, Ex, UK; Salvaged. 25/12/44 by 71 MU Slough. HERE'S HOPIN' .
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102543n/a398BG 602BS10176
42-102543 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Grenier 19/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-B] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; flew with 457BG Glatton on 29/6/44; (54m) MIA Munster 28/10/44 Pilot: John Farmer, Navigator: Bob Chorba, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Martens, Radio Operator: Jim Kilgore, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Keifer, Waist Gunner: Alpha Schumacher, Tail Gunner: Sam Gailey (7POW); Co-Pilot: Arnold Volkay, Bombardier: Phil Seltzer (2KIA); flak, crashed Uelson, Bentheim, Germany. MACR 10176.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102553n/a398BG 603BS
42-102553 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-K] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; crash: takeoff Pilot: Herb Newman, on noNavigator: operational flight 26/7/44 when it ran off runway, hit tractor and burnt out; Transferred: AFSC 29/7/44. LIL' 8 BALL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102562KNOCK OUT398BG 603BS10157
42-102562 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-G] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (64m) MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Herb Newman, Radio Operator: Melvin Cohn, Ball Turret Gunner: Tony Perry, Waist Gunner: Leroy Kucharski, Tail Gunner: Bill Jones (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Paul Deininger, Navigator: Bill Whitaker, Bombardier: Arnold Money, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cornelius Harrington (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Polleben, near Halle, Germany. MACR 10157. KNOCK OUT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102565THE UGLY DUCKLING398BG 601BS11147
42-102565 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-M/H] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; on mission of 30/8/44 one crewman bailed over Germany. any, but ship came home to land RAF Langham, Nfk.; (68m) MIA Misburg 26/11/44 Pilot: Ben Rolfe, Co-Pilot: Paul Doyle, Navigator: Vernon Anderson, Bombardier: Dick Rimmer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Price, Radio Operator: Frank Iaconis, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Coulson, Waist Gunner: Arthur Schmidt, Tail Gunner: Tom Pozder (9KIA); flak, crashed into Ijsselmeer, near Zwolle, Hol; MACR 11147. THE UGLY DUCKLING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102568n/a398BG 603BS
42-102568 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 15/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; 602BS [K8-N]; was on weather flight 28/10/44 Pilot: Lt K.S. Hastings, crash-landed base; Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102570n/a398BG 603BS
42-102570 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 2/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-F] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; Pilot: Vince Moore on practice mission, crash-landed base 21/10/44; one crewman KIS; Salvaged. 23/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102579STINKER398BG 603BS7823
42-102579 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-C] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; (25m) MIA Merseburg 28/7/44 Pilot: Wilbur Dwyer, Co-Pilot: Claude Williams, Navigator: Joe Mute, Bombardier: Bob Woolley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ted Boerman, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Lowry, Tail Gunner: Bob Harrington (7POW); Radio Operator: Gene Zoldy, Waist Gunner: Leon Ford (2EVD); flak, crashed Wanfercee, NE of Charleroi, Belgium. MACR 7823. STINKER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102592n/a398BG 600BS
42-102592 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-G] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; returning from aborted mission with severe oil leak and crash-landed base Pilot: Lee Hicks 28/1/45; to 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/1/45; Salvaged. 8/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102593VONNIE398BG 602BS
42-102593 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; out on mission 13/1/45 Pilot: J.T. Shafer, AOC 15/1/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 26/2/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. VONNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102596n/a398BG 601BS
42-102596 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; after mission 23/2/45 Pilot: Green was AOC 23/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 4/4/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102599n/a398BG 600BS7564
42-102599 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 1/5/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-U] Nuthampstead 4/5/44 [1st repl. aircraft]; (15m) MIA Munich 16/7/44 Pilot: Curtis Lovelace, Ball Turret Gunner: Germany. rd Anataillia (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Hart, Navigator: Bob Uhl, Bombardier: Alton Andrews, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Rees, Radio Operator: Cliff Weatherwax, Waist Gunner: Don Land, Tail Gunner: Sam Miller (7POW); flak, crashed Achenkirchen, NE Innsbruck, Ger; MACR 7564 (7764').
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102600ZOOMERIAGO398BG 603BS11212
42-102600 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-Z] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (47m) MIA Merserburg 21/11/44 Pilot: Fred Wisner, Co-Pilot: Gene Reaves, Navigator: Aheleas Pares, Bombardier: Eldon Severson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sam Luizzi, Radio Operator: Herman Hager, Ball Turret Gunner: John Butler, Tail Gunner: Dave Levy (8POW); Waist Gunner: Marvin Clark (KIA); flak, crashed Gotha, near Efurt, Germany. MACR 11212. ZOOMERIAGO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102607LODIAN398BG 601BS9382
42-102607 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 4/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 20/4/44; (40m) MIA Magdeburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Russell Conrow, Co-Pilot: John McCann, Navigator: Jim Stephens, Bombardier: Herb Faber, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walt Hinich, Radio Operator: Ed Madden, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas King, lWaist Gunner: Capt Bill Hendrickson, rWaist Gunner: Bob Downing, Tail Gunner: Joe Hughes (10POW); flak, crashed Helmstedt, near Stendahl, Germany. MACR 9382. LODIAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102610BOOMERANG398BG 602BS11243
42-102610 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-Y/L] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (66m) detailed Bischoffsheim, Germany. but never made assembly 30/12/44 Pilot: Lyle Doerr, Co-Pilot: Giles Teague, Navigator: John Walker, Bombardier: Bob Stewart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Kiska, Radio Operator: Joe Gaiser, Ball Turret Gunner: Hazen Earle, Waist Gunner: Joe Bergant, Tail Gunner: Tom Fox (9KIA); spotted by RAF Walrus to explode, crashed in Channel off Beachy Head, UK; MACR 11243. BOOMERANG.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107020n/a398BG n/a4773
42-107020 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 11/3/44; Transferred: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Edwin Wright, Co-Pilot: Capt George Hughes, Navigator: Wray Hylton, Bombardier: Nick Dekoning, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Williams, Radio Operator: Rudi Palumbo, Waist Gunner: Bernie McDonald, Waist Gunner: Clarry Brown, Tail Gunner: Bill McQuoid (9KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Johnston (POW); Enemy aircraft badly damaged ship, two engines KOd, crashed Reinachmuhle near Ailingen, three miles N of Friedrichshafen, Germany. MACR 4773.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107032ANY TIME ANNIE398BG n/a
42-107032 Delivered: Tulsa 2/2/44; Gr Island 13/4/44; Dow Fd 17/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 12/5/44; MIA Stettin 13/5/44 Pilot: Henry Hansen, Co-Pilot: Edwin Locke, Navigator: Vince Kiely, Bombardier: George Clements, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Maxwell, Radio Operator: Clarry O'Malley, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Urban, Waist Gunner: John Hamilton, Tail Gunner: Dominic Bloise (9RTD); flak KOd #2 & #3, ditched North Sea about 60 miles from UK, all saved by ASR; No MACR. ANY TIME ANNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107034RAMPANT PANSY398BG n/a
42-107034 Delivered: Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, trans 749BS/457BG [K] Glatton 3/5/44; battle damage Stuttgart 9/12/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed continent, Salvaged. 2 SAD. RAMPANT PANSY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107035RELUCTANT LADY398BG n/a10204
42-107035 Delivered: Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 24/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; Transferred: 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 6/5/44; MIA Bremen 26/9/44 Pilot: Chas Lundsberg, J.M. Elzey, Bob Smallman, John Wise, Cosmo Rabasco, Forrest Sampson, Bill Sizer, Jack Walker, Ed Morgan, Alex Behr {photos} (10POW); flak, crashed Wesermunde, Germany. MACR 10204. RELUCTANT LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107036BIG NOISE II398BG n/a6237
42-107036 Delivered: Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 15/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; Transferred: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/5/44; MIA Berlin 21/6/44 Pilot: John Sorensen, Co-Pilot: Albt Weibel, Navigator: Curtis Patterson, Bombardier: Jerome Morse, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Criswell, Radio Operator: Deryl Gotcher, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Brown, Waist Gunner: Bill Hammock, Waist Gunner: Norman Katt, Tail Gunner: Andy Treloar (10INT); flak, forced landing Rinkaby, Sweden. MACR 6237. Returned to US: Bradley 30/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 4/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/12/45. BIG NOISE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107049n/a398BG n/a
42-107049 Delivered: Tulsa 6/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Larry Mills 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107050DELTRESS398BG n/a9561
42-107050 Delivered: Tulsa 7/2/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 4/5/44 TORNADO JR; 24m, MIA Merseburg 7/10/44 Pilot: Joe Farrar, Co-Pilot: Don Robinson, Navigator: Albt Monnett, Bombardier: Jack Abadie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wade Minor, Radio Operator: Roy Patocka, Ball Turret Gunner: Maurice Clabaugh, Waist Gunner: Bob Reyburn, Tail Gunner: Clark Houston (9POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Sommerda, Germany. MACR 9561. DELTRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107053ESQUIRE398BG 603BS10158
42-107053 Delivered: Tulsa 7/2/44; Hunter 4/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-M] Nuthampstead 21/4/44; 602BS [K8-M]; (60m) MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Russell Reed, Co-Pilot: Dick Wanserski, Navigator: Stan Mates, Bombardier: Chas Proctor, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alphonse Grothues, Radio Operator: Mike Barnes, Ball Turret Gunner: Darrell Thorpe, Waist Gunner: September Krizek, Tail Gunner: George Barnum (9POW); flak hit in #2, crashed Kreudnitz, near Leipzig, Germany. MACR 10158. ESQUIRE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107054n/a398BG n/a
42-107054 Delivered: Tulsa 8/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 549BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield; Returned to US: Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/11/45. VAT 69.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107062MISS BEA HAVEN398BG n/a
42-107062 Delivered: Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to US: Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. LITTLE JOE JR aka MISS BEA HAVEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107063n/a398BG n/a
42-107063 Delivered: Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 18/5/44; battle damage Merseburg 3/12/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107064MISS FITT398BG n/a7553
42-107064 Delivered: Denver 9/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 547BS/384BG [SO-S] Grafton Underwood 30/4/44; MIA Munich 16/7/44 Pilot: Capt Lee Coleman, Bill Whitley, Bob Schepers, Larry Golka, Frank Felicetti (5POW); Tom Anthony, Henry Giguere, George Yeager, Dan Griffin (4KIA); flak, crashed Neuried, Germany. MACR 7553. MISS FITT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107065RIGOR MORTIS II398BG n/a9877
42-107065 Delivered: Denver 9/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Homestead 16/3/44; slated 398BG, ass 817BS/483BG Sterparone 17/3/44; Transferred: 97BG Amendola 5/44; battle damage Atzgerdorf, Aus 24/5/44 Pilot: '; BTG Wasnuk shot out of turret, aircraft landed Foggia; MIA Salzburg 17/11/44 w/Arthur Laser, Jarris, Todd, Van Morris, Turnway, Krieger, Nordham, Bleber, Patterson, Lynch; MACR 9877. RIGOR MORTIS II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107078BLOOD-N-GUTS398BG 603BS
42-107078 Delivered: Denver 14/2/44; Rapid City 17/2/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-U] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; battle damage Merseburg 21/11/44 Pilot: Hyndman; forced landing AOC Belgium. ium, 21/11/44. Salvaged. ASC 28/11/44; OLE BLOOD-N-GUTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107080DOODIT398BG 601BS
42-107080 Delivered: Denver 15/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-S] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 602BS [K8-S]; MIA Kassel 4/12/44 Pilot: Sitler; AOC Belgium. ium 6/12/44; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 5/1/45. OXO.aka DOODIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107086FICKLE FINGER398BG 603BS
42-107086 Delivered: Tulsa 16/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-L] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-Q] Thurleigh 13/5/44; c/f & exp base 7/8/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD 8/8/44. FICKLE FINGER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107093n/a398BG 602BS
42-107093 Delivered: Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 6/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-C] Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Reynolds 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107094n/a398BG 602BS
42-107094 Delivered: Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 7/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-M] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; battle damage Cologne 5/10/44 Pilot: Lt W.J. Evans and crew OK; crash-landed RAF Manston, Salvaged. 11/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107096n/a398BG 601BS7220
42-107096 Delivered: Tulsa 18/2/44; Grenier 1/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-K] Nuthampstead 10/4/44; (24m) MIA French noball sites - Humieres 8/7/44 Pilot: Capt Kearie Berry, Tail Gunner: Manuel Ray (2RTD, picked up by ASR launch); Co-Pilot: Ray Thornton, Navigator: Walter Kruse, Bombardier: Paul McCain, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Bisping, Radio Operator: Carlo Galioto, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Hess, Waist Gunner: George Papajohn (7KIA); flak, ditched Channel; MACR 7220.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107098n/a398BG n/a7707
42-107098 Delivered: Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned: 601BG/398BG [3O-Y] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; (22m) MIA Peenemunde 4/8/44 Pilot: Nigel Carter, co-Jason Axsom, Navigator: Bill Hembrough, Bombardier: Ed Castro, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Kukuljan, Radio Operator: Bob Doll, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Dorfmeier, Waist Gunner: Bill Carr, Tail Gunner: Sanford Lewis (9POW); flak, crashed Koitenhage, Germany. MACR 7707.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107103MARIE NOTRE DAME398BG 602BS8918
42-107103 Delivered: Tulsa 21/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 18/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-A] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (28m) MIA Gaggennau, Germany. 10/9/44 Pilot: Parke Wright, Navigator: Dave Flipse, Bombardier: Harry Eck, Waist Gunner: Walt Miller (4POW); Co-Pilot: Clinton Clifton, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Trantham, Radio Operator: Lou Fontana, Ball Turret Gunner: Loren Liby, Tail Gunner: Tom Wadleigh (5KIA); direct flak hit, crashed Bautzen, Stuttgart, Ger; MACR 8918. MARIE NOTRE DAME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107104n/a398BG n/a5342
42-107104 Delivered: Tulsa 22/4/44; Denver 2/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 339BS/96BG [QJ-D] Snetterton 1/5/44; MIA Schwerte/Soest 31/5/44 Pilot: Matt Ciembronowicz, Co-Pilot: Scott Limbach, Navigator: Mahlon O'Brien, Bombardier: Franke Rohne, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Hill, Radio Operator: Walt Fleming, Ball Turret Gunner: Ben Aishe, Waist Gunner: Ernie Stephenson, Waist Gunner: Sam Kennedy, Tail Gunner: George Belgium. eville (10POW); flak, crashed Winnen, 22 miles NW of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 5342.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107108n/a398BG n/a
42-107108 Delivered: Tulsa 23/2/44; slated 398BG, Amarillo 2/3/44; 252 BU Lubbock 3/7/44; 236 BU Pyote 8/7/44; 235 BU Biggs 16/8/44; 202 BU Galveston 24/1/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 6/7/45; 2137 BU Hendricks 9/10/45; 112 BU Westover 29/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 17/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107110n/a398BG n/a
42-107110 Delivered: Tulsa 23/2/44; Hunter 4/3/44; Homestead 6/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; Transferred: 32BS/301BG Lucera 19/8/44; crashed noNavigator: op flight 11/1/45; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107114n/a398BG 600BS
42-107114 Delivered: Tulsa 25/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-L/A] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; en route Dreux 4/7/44 Pilot: Capt C.L. Douglas; (9RTD); engine caught fire, crew bailed and ship crashed Truleigh Manor Farm, Edburton, Sussex, UK; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107116GYPSY GIRL398BG n/a
42-107116 Delivered: Tulsa 26/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 338BS/96BG [BX-B] Snetterton 2/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Tom Booth 21/6/44; Salvaged. 1/7/44. GYPSY GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107117n/a398BG n/a
42-107117 Delivered: Tulsa 27/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 27/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/2/45; hit by debris from other aircraft on noNavigator: op flight 21/2/45; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107121KENTUCKY COLONEL398BG n/a
42-107121 Delivered: Tulsa 1//3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 546BS/384BG [BK-J] Grafton Underwood 5/5/44; ground loop accident Pilot: Tom Daniel 7/12/44, Salvaged. AFSC. KENTUCKY COLONEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107123n/a398BG n/a5359
42-107123 Delivered: Tulsa 2/3/44; Kansas City 7/3/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 339BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 28/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Harry Tucker, Co-Pilot: Bob Greenwood{chute failed}, Navigator: Sam Detwiler, Bombardier: Walt Stermensky, Tail Gunner: Jennings Greuter (5KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Stoller, Radio Operator: Jim Davis, Ball Turret Gunner: Willis Boatwright, Waist Gunner: Bob Maisak, Waist Gunner: Larry Witt (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Mershausen, four miles SW of Usingen, Germany. MACR 5359.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107125n/a398BG 603BS
42-107125 Delivered: Tulsa 1/3/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 600BS [N8-G]; no ops, Transferred: 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 7/12/44; trans with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107132n/a398BG 601BS5253
42-107132 Delivered: Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-V] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (4m) MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: John Ingram, Co-Pilot: John Rose, Bombardier: Norman Bergen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Luther Willis, Radio Operator: Don Christensen, Waist Gunner: Uvaldo Morales, Tail Gunner: Tom Kelley (7KIA); Navigator: Bill Hoffman, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Gnasdowski, Waist Gunner: Joe Andrews (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Biesenthal, nine miles SW of Eberswalde, Germany. MACR 5253.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107138WITKA TANKA TON398BG 603BS11213
42-107138 Delivered: Tulsa 3/3/44; Rapid City 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-T] Nuthampstead 22/4/44, flown over from USA by group CO Col Hunter; (51m) MIA Merseburg 21/11/44 Pilot: Paul Rich, Co-Pilot: Don McKorkindale, Navigator: Bob Stuart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clib Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Ault, Waist Gunner: Walt Miller, Tail Gunner: Milton Passmore (7KIA); Bombardier: Earl Kearney, Radio Operator: Bob Rasmussen (2POW); flak, crashed Hilburghausen, NE of Gotha, Germany. MACR 11213. WITKA TANKA TON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107150n/a398BG 602BS
42-107150 Delivered: Tulsa 7/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-K] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; battle damage Cologne 5/10/44 Pilot: Muritt, forced landing continent; AOC 22/1/45; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 14/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107183n/a398BG 602BS
42-107183 Delivered: Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-J] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; battle damage Cologne 5/10/44 Pilot: Rudow, AOC Belgium. ium 12/10/44; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107186n/a398BG 603BS7708
42-107186 Delivered: Tulsa 16/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-L] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; (28m) MIA Peenemunde 4/8/44 Pilot: John McArthur, Co-Pilot: Harvey Boyd, Navigator: Ernest Engeman, Bombardier: Murray Schultz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Feathers, Radio Operator: Steve Edington, Ball Turret Gunner: Doyt Faurot, Waist Gunner: Clem Galetto, Tail Gunner: Chas Borden (9KIA); flak, crashed Fresendorf Beach, near Greifswald, Germany. MACR 7708.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107188RAMP ROOSTER398BG 602BS11348
42-107188 Delivered: Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (42m) MIA Bingen, Germany. 29/12/44 Pilot: Mahlon Erickson, Navigator: Paul Nachtwey, Radio Operator: Claiborne Graves, Ball Turret Gunner: Lowell Thompson, Waist Gunner: Jim Sewell, Tail Gunner: Bob Morden (6POW); Co-Pilot: Adolph Huesgen, Bombardier: Lionel Leitner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Emil Peterson (3EVD); flak hit #2, crashed near Liege, Belgium. Lux border; MACR 11348. RAMP ROOSTER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107190MAXINE398BG 601BS
42-107190 Delivered: Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-L] Nuthampstead; 600BS [N8-L]; MIA mission Pilot: Womeldorf 14/2/45, AOC 16/2/45; re-ass from 5 SAD Merville, Fr, 5/3/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 4/6/44; 4168 BU Sth Plains 28/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45. MAXINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107191THE TOMAHAWK WARRIOR398BG 600BS
42-107191 Delivered: Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-K] Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 Pilot: Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base; during assembly for operation crashed at Penn, Bucks., near Bovingdon A/fd 12/8/44 w/Chas Searle, Co-Pilot: Albt Dion, Navigator: Saul Kempner, Bombardier: Leo Walsh, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Beaty, Radio Operator: Cecil Kennedy, Ball Turret Gunner: Alf Bueffel, Waist Gunner: Orville Wilson, Tail Gunner: Albt Knight (9KIA); Salvaged. 14/8/44. THE TOMAHAWK WARRIOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107203n/a398BG n/a
42-107203 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 3/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; rep MIA 21/11/44 Pilot: Landrun but ret 24/11/44; declared WW 23/12/44 and became group's weather ship; landing gear collapsed while taxying from noNavigator: op w/David Mills 2/4/45; Salvaged. 4/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107214LADY ELLA398BG 600BS
42-107214 Delivered: Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-V] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; crashed in bad weather on return from Merseburg 25/11/44 Pilot: Vic Hansard, Bill Baker, Bob Davis (3KIA); Bill Lakes, Bill Esterley, Ed Briskie, Bob Cantwell, Bill Tolclough, Jim Fowler (6RTD); crashed Read Wood, near Barkway, Herts., UK, Salvaged. LADY ELLA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107217n/a398BG 601BS
42-107217 Delivered: Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; damaged over Hamburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Mervyn Hornshuh, Co-Pilot: Houston Russell, Navigator: Earl Anderson, Bombardier: Matt Wilson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Elmer Lawson, Radio Operator: Wesley Mudge, Ball Turret Gunner: Edwin Garrett, Waist Gunner: Alton Shirtz, Tail Gunner: Wendell Weisend (9RTD); severe flak damage and WO; ass 478th Sub Depot on base and Salvaged. 22/6/44 (1st in group).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107218n/a398BG 600BS7221
42-107218 Delivered: Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; (17m) MIA Leipzig 7/7/44 Pilot: Roger Folger, Navigator: Bill Moses, Bombardier: Chas Busbee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Paris, Radio Operator: John Quinn, Ball Turret Gunner: Calvin Harvey, Waist Gunner: John Schneider, Tail Gunner: Lou Zeller (8POW); Ray Hopp (KIA, shot in esacpe attempt); flak, crashed Bad Dueben, near Leipzig, Germany. MACR 7221.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107223n/a398BG 603BS7384
42-107223 Delivered: Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 7/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-S/A] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (24m) MIA Cauvincourt (Bretteville), Fr 8/8/44 lead aircraft Pilot: Capt Meyer Wagner, Bombardier: Chas Arnold, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Hochadel (3KIA); mp-Capt Bob Hopkins (RTD); Navigator: Tom Stitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Gibrau, Radio Operator: Bill germiller, Waist Gunner: John Werner, Tail Gunner: Lt Fred Kushera (5POW); flak hits in #2 & #3, crashed Berjou, near Caen, Fr. MACR 7384.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107231n/a398BG 603BS5252
42-107231 Delivered: Tulsa 24/3/44; Hunter 11/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-A] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; flown by Group CO Col Hunter on first mission 6/5/44; (4m) MIA Berlin 24/5/44 Pilot: Capt Unite Brodin, Co-Pilot: Major Judson Gray(mp), Navigator: Capt Gordon Davidson, Ex/n-Lou Haberman, Bombardier: Paul Voehringer, Ball Turret Gunner: Pete Corrado, Waist Gunner: Sidor Stizzo, Waist Gunner: Martin Woodward, (8KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy Elton, Radio Operator: Bernie Rochford, Tail Gunner: Lt Jerome Hans (3POW); flak hits #3 and #4, then exploded and crashed Jungfernheide railway station, Berlin; MACR 5252.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-29881n/a398BG n/a
42-29881 Delivered: Denver 3/3/43; Eglin 19/3/43; Patterson 2/5/43; Wright 7/5/43; Boca Raton 15/5/43; Eglin 27/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Boca Raton 14/6/43; Homestead 19/6/43; 398BG Rapid City 4/2/44; 225 BU Rapid City 29/4/44; Scrapped: Ontario 20/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30766n/a398BG n/a
42-30766 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/7/43; Geiger 3/8/43; 398BG Geiger 18/8/43; 242 BU Gr Isle 19/6/44; 6BG Gr isle 8/7/44; 268 BU Peterson 18/9/44; 242 BU Gr Isle 25/9/44; 249 BU Alliance 14/10/44; 245 BU McCook 9/1/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 25/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38129SKIPPY398BG n/a
42-38129 Delivered: Denver 21/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; ass 369BS/306BG [WW-L] Thurleigh 25/2/44; 100+ missions then Transferred: to 29 TAC 14/5/45; then 398BG Nuthampstead 24/5/45; no ops then to RAF Valley, Wales, to Returned to US: Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/9/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/12/45. SKIPPY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38208LILLY BELLE398BG n/a
42-38208 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; ass 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 10/2/44 as GEORGIA'S PEACHES; Transferred: 547BS/384BG [SO-A] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; tran 398BG Nuthampsted 27/5/45; {58m but none with 398BG}, to RAF Valley for Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45. LILLY BELLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-6146n/a398BG n/a
42-6146 Delivered: Long Beach 4/8/43; Denver 6/8/43; 398BG Rapid City 9/9/43; Wendover 13/12/43; 329 BU Columbus 21/6/44; Pilot: Marius Deallaxioppa forced landing McDill 26/6/44; 326 BU McDill 23/10/44; w/Billy Smith f/l McDill 18/1/45; 325 BU Avon Park 20/6/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 19/8/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97230LAY OR BUST398BG n/a
42-97230 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/44; Rapid City 26/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 28/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 418BS/100BG [LD-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 29/4/44; battle damage Nurnburg, Germany. 20/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. LAY OR BUST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97247n/a398BG n/a
42-97247 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44, no ops trans 729BS/452BG [M3-N] Deopham Green 3/5/44; battle damage Poltava 21/6/44 Pilot: Stan Reilly; Salvaged. 7/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97249n/a398BG 600BS
42-97249 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 2/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-P] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; trans 603BS; {112m} to RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45. HOW WAS IT' WELL'
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97266GODFATHERS INC398BG n/a14224
42-97266 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; Transferred: 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 12/1/45 from Bovingdon; (36m) MIA Pilsen 25/4/45 Pilot: Allan Ferguson, Co-Pilot: John Halbert, Navigator: Howard Feldman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Heustess, Radio Operator: Mike Brennan, Tail Gunner: Byron Young (6KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Bill O'Malley, Waist Gunner: Harry Mazer (2POW); flak hit #2, crashed Litice, near Pilsen, Czech; MACR 14224 (last group aircraft lost in action). GODFATHERS INC.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97275ROGER THE DODGER398BG n/a9522
42-97275 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Gr Island 27/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 549BS/385BG[XA- ] Gt Ashfield 4/5/44 REBEL; 551BS; MIA Munich 6/10/44 Pilot: Bill Leverett, Dick Phillips, Bob Karshmer, Emmanuel Pappas, Harry Muentener, John Birrell, Milton Hyman, John Albers (9POW); Jim Davis (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Vehlgast, Germany. . MACR 9522. ROGER THE DODGER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97278UMBRIAGO398BG n/a8833
42-97278 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Gr Island 19/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-K] Thurleigh 12/5/44; MIA Ruhland 12/9/44 Pilot: Chas Wagener, Bill Griffin, Don Marsh, Bill Stewart, Joe Stroyoff, Jack Krahn, John Eden (7POW); Bill Gardiner, Henry Rodgers (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Uedersee, Germany. MACR 8833. UMBRIAGO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97280HAYBAG ANNIE398BG n/a
42-97280 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 550BS/385BG [SG-O] Gt Ashfield 6/5/44; {105m} crash-landed Pilot: Bob Gunn, RAF Valley, UK 19/6/45 en route home; Salvaged. 26/6/45. HAYBAG ANNIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97283n/a398BG n/a
42-97283 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/2/44; Rapid City 3/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 452BG Deopham Green 2/5/44; dest by Enemy aircraft Poltava Pilot: Lt Jackson 21/6/44; Salvaged. Russia 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97286N THE KIDS398BG n/a
42-97286 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Grenier 15/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 12/3/44; Transferred: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; detailed from Prestwick with special cargo (probably whiskey!) but lost way in poor weather, and crash-landed Isle of Arran, UK 11/12/44 Pilot: John Littlejohn; all killed. Wreck not found until weeks later by a local shepherd. Salvaged. 15/3/45. SKIPPER 'N THE KIDS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97289n/a398BG n/a
42-97289 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, trans 388BG Knettishall 28/4/44; Salvaged. 30/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97290n/a398BG n/a4928
42-97290 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; Transferred: 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 28/4/44; 23m MIA Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Capt Bill Waltman, Co-Pilot: Wayne McCallon, Navigator: Henry Robertson, Bombardier: Jim Fournier, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dale Grossman, Radio Operator: Harry Myers, Ball Turret Gunner: Russ Brainard, Waist Gunner: Jim Coppage, Waist Gunner: Winfred Wright, Tail Gunner: Albt Faust (10INT); suffered battle damage and crash-landed Akesholm, Sweden. MACR 4928. SMILIN' SANDY SANCHEZ. (Named after a so called tail gunner.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97294n/a398BG n/a
42-97294 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/2/44; Gt Falls 19/2/44; Pilot: Jesse Nielson forced landing Lowry 21/2/44; slated 398BG, ass 4CB Bowman 7/10/44; 3705 BU Lowry 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97295n/a398BG n/a5255
42-97295 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, trans 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 29/4/44; MIA Karlsruhe (4m) 27/5/44 Pilot: John Schoenig, Co-Pilot: Mel Van Houten, Navigator: John Schnee, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas McKalip, Radio Operator: Clint Davison (5KIA); Bombardier: John Czmerda, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Lewis, Waist Gunner: Hyman Green, Waist Gunner: Ralph Metcalf, Tail Gunner: Alvin Sparks (5POW); flak, crashed Cauchie d'Ecques, six miles S of St Omer, Fr. MACR 5255.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97296n/a398BG n/a
42-97296 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/4/44; no ops, trans 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 30/4/44; non operation taxi accident with ground crew 18/4/45; Salvaged. 20/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97303n/a398BG n/a4557
42-97303 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 3/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-Q] Thurleigh 7/5/44; MIA Saarbrucken 11/5/44 Pilot: Bill Wills, Co-Pilot: John Roberts, Navigator: Jim Sharpe, Bombardier: Dick Jindrich, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Caine, Radio Operator: Bob Carlton, Ball Turret Gunner: Cleo Dark, Waist Gunner: Ken Hanson, Tail Gunner: Delbert Bishop (9POW); Waist Gunner: John Bartron (KIA- chute failed); flak hits on return trip KOd two engines and a rocket took out controls, crrw baled and aircraft crashed Honskirch, six miles W of Sarre Union, Fr; MACR 4557.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97306n/a398BG n/a
42-97306 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 23/4/44; battle damage at Poltava 21/4/44; rep Russia; Salvaged. 17/8/45. LADY JANET. (Only ship to have two MOH awarded).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97307n/a398BG n/a
42-97307 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 385BG Gt Ashfield 4/5/44; battle damage Brux 12/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing France; Salvaged. 3/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97308HAIRLESS JOE398BG n/a13733
42-97308 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 26/4/44; 730BS; MIA Bremen 31/3/45 Pilot: Francis Moore, Alvin Levine, Oliver Sheets, Chester Reeves, Franklin Kincaid (5KIA); Bill Schumm, John O'Brien, Bill Rhodes, Fred Jordan (4POW); flak, crashed Zeitz, Germany. MACR 13733. HAIRLESS JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97310n/a398BG n/a
42-97310 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 333BS/94BG Rougham 7/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 25/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97312n/a398BG n/a5898
42-97312 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 15/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 367BS/306BG [GY-T] Thurleigh 12/5/44; MIA French A/fds 17/6/44 Pilot: Virgil Dingman, Co-Pilot: Wilbur Pensinger, Navigator: George Clements, Tail Gunner: Bob Starzynski (4EVD); Bombardier: Bob Danknich, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wallace Powers, Radio Operator: John Sheridan, Ball Turret Gunner: Winston Burroughs, Waist Gunner: Bob Simonson (5POW); flak set #3 ablaze, crashed Bacqueville-en-Caux, ten miles SW of Dieppe, Fr; MACR 5898.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97317n/a398BG 603BS
42-97317 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 9/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-P] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; forced landing Pilot: Lt Ellis at 44ADG Merville, France 2/3/45; taxi accident on base w/Carl Schram 9/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 26/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/1/46. LITTLE MAX or MAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97322n/a398BG n/a
42-97322 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/2/44; Dow Fd 7/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 614BS/401BG [IW-D] Deenethorpe 21/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97337n/a398BG n/a
42-97337 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 20/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 94BG Rougham 9/4/44; Transferred: 602BS/398BG [K8-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; Pilot: Marshall Payne, but CP ran off runway 11/11/44, Salvaged. 12/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97338UGLY DUCKLING398BG 601BS
42-97338 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [30-C] Nuthampstead 24/4/44; 600BS [N8-C]; battle damage 8/1/45 Pilot: Marchner; forced landing Abbeville, Fr., Salvaged. at 5 SAD Merville, Fr, 12/3/45. UGLY DUCKLING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97339n/a398BG 600BS4937
42-97339 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-Y] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (4m) MIA Berlin 19/5/44 {1st in group} Pilot: Ira O'Neil, Co-Pilot: Roger Corner, Bombardier: Merritt Deuel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dale Schapp, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Barzano, Waist Gunner: Fred Cone, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Farren, Tail Gunner: Bob Jenkins (8KIA); Navigator: Howard Baer, Radio Operator: George Graham (2POW); hit by flak and wreckage from aircraft above, crashed Alt-Ruednitz, near Bad Freienewalde, 10 miles NE of Berlin, Ger; MACR 4937.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97345WRECK398BG n/a
42-97345 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/2/44; Rapid City 9/3/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 728BS/452BS Deopham Green 3/5/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 5/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. RAMBLIN' WRECK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97348n/a398BG 603BS7498
42-97348 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-R] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; (22m) MIA Munich 13/7/44 Pilot: Tom Foster, Co-Pilot: Theo West, Navigator: Ray Wallace, Bombardier: Cliff Bryan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Bringle, Radio Operator: Germany. ld Gruette, Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Cropp, Waist Gunner: Francis Tuttle (8KIA); Tail Gunner: Loran Brown (RTD); flak, crashed Vlesenbeck, near Brussels, Belgium. MACR 7498.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97363n/a398BG n/a5894
42-97363 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 21/4/44; no ops, trans 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 6/5/44; MIA Fallersleben 20/6/44 Pilot: Bill Hunt (plus 413BS crew), Co-Pilot: Nick Kasunick, Navigator: Jim Callahan, Bombardier: Edmund Kuivila, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Everett McCulloch, Radio Operator: Gordon Walker, Waist Gunner: Jim Watts, Tail Gunner: Bill Flannery (9POW); Waist Gunner: Bill Delamater (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bleckmar, 17 miles NW of Celle, Germany. MACR 5894.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97365ZAMRO398BG n/a7901
42-97365 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 8/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 369BS/306BG [WW-Z] Thurleigh 2/6/44; MIA Halle 16/8/44 Pilot: Young Newsom, Co-Pilot: Irving Dudley, Navigator: Harry Pasvoll, Bombardier: Gordon Slocum, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerry Myers, Ball Turret Gunner: Milton Bassett, Waist Gunner: Orville Werts, Tail Gunner: Floyd Owens (8POW); Radio Operator: Henry Kantor (KIA-on ground); flak, crashed Rotenkirchen, Germany. MACR 7901. ZAMRO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97366n/a398BG n/a5895
42-97366 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Oklahoma City 6/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, Transferred: 413BS/96BG [MZ-D] Snetterton 3/5/44; MIA Fallersleben 20/6/44 Pilot: Howard Seefurth, Co-Pilot: Wylie Wyatt, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tom Elmore, Radio Operator: John Gabri, Waist Gunner: John Pepper, Tail Gunner: Joe Liptak (6KIA); Navigator: Chas Harris, Bombardier: Claude Kilps, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Whitestone, Waist Gunner: Ben Aquinaldo (4POW); flak, crashed Letzlingen Forest, seven miles SE of Gardelegen, 25 miles NW of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 5895.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97368TAILWIND398BG n/a8834
42-97368 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 28/4/44; MIA Dutch A/fds 12/9/44 Pilot: John Sasser, Co-Pilot: Jim McStay, Navigator: Tony Carlino, Bombardier: Bob Banta, Radio Operator: Gene Carroll, Tail Gunner: Ray Wilson (6KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Virgil Mitchelson{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Schultz, Waist Gunner: Dave Revolti{wia} (3POW); flak, crashed Feyensein, Hol'; MACR 8834. TAILWIND.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97374MADAM X398BG 602BS
42-97374 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-X] Nuthampstead 27/4/44; crash: takeoff Pilot: Leland Zimmerman 24/12/44, all crew OK; Salvaged. by 71MU at Slough, Bucks. MADAM X.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97380n/a398BG 600BS
42-97380 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-R] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; battle damage over Europe Pilot: Lt Lovelace and on return crew bailed out over Essex and aircraft crashed at Chelsworth, Sfk. 8/7/44, Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97382n/a398BG n/a4859
42-97382 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Gr Island 26/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 7/4/44; Transferred: 337BS/96BG [AW-K] Snetterton 8/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Arthur Hon, Co-Pilot: Paul Rowles, Navigator: Glen Bremer, Bombardier: Tom Keane, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Haney, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Lafrath, Tail Gunner: Ray Weber (7KIA); Radio Operator: Dave Long, Waist Gunner: Helmuth Sickerott, Waist Gunner: Floyd Tams (3POW); mid-air coll w/42-102452, both crashed Kamberg, 10 miles SE of Limburg, Germany. MACR 4859 (4852').
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97383n/a398BG n/a10839
42-97383 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; Transferred: 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; 49m MIA Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: Gene Payne, Navigator: Jacob Baer, Bombardier: Theo Savalos, Radio Operator: Elias Schwartz, Ball Turret Gunner: Cliff Mussehl, Waist Gunner: John Crevett, Tail Gunner: Ed Bukrim (7POW); Co-Pilot: Bob Schmolke, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Herchel Greshman (2KIA); crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 10839. N-NAN
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97385SHADY LADY398BG 601BS8605
42-97385 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Sheridan 12/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-X] Nuthampstead 4/5/44; (49m) MIA Ludwigshafen 8/9/44 Pilot: Warren Wade, Ball Turret Gunner: Wilbert Burns, Tail Gunner: Gene Gamba (3KIA, shot in an escape attempt); Co-Pilot: Theo Prevost, Navigator: Burt Bream, Radio Operator: John Rex, Waist Gunner: Harrison Brooks (4POW); Bombardier: Bill Howell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Ritter (2EVD); mech fault, #1 & #2 feathered, forced landing Rechicourt, near Sarrebourg, Fr; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr, 29/3/45. MACR 8605. SHADY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97387MARIA398BG 602BS12214
42-97387 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (81m) MIA Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: John McCormick, Bombardier: Bill Logan (2POW); Co-Pilot: Bill Feinstein, Navigator: Ray Woltman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Marvin Gooden, Radio Operator: Joe Stritch, Ball Turret Gunner: Reynaldo Gracia, Waist Gunner: Bill Garner, Tail Gunner: Jack Withrow (7KIA); mid air coll w/43-38697(398BG), crashed Lehmke, near Gardelegen, Germany. MACR 12214. MAUDE AN' MARIA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97393OF THE CENTURY398BG n/a
42-97393 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/2/44; Billings 2/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; no ops, Transferred: 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; crash: takeoff base 28/7/44 Pilot: Frank Lauro, Salvaged. 29/7/44. PRIDE OF THE CENTURY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97394KENTUCKY COLONEL398BG 601BS8065
42-97394 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-P] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; MIA Cauvincourt 8/8/44 Pilot: Wally Blackwell, Roy Anderson, Isadore Cassuto, Adrian Bacon, Arnold Brunsburg, Hillyer Brown, Germany. ld Decker (7RTD); Bob Augustin, Chas Simons (2MIA); tg' KIA; flak, crashed Falaise, Fr; MACR 8065. KENTUCKY COLONEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97399n/a398BG 600BS7383
42-97399 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-H] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; (30m) MIA Brettevillet 8/8/44 Pilot: Capt John Baker, Co-Pilot: Dick Osteen, Bombardier: John Kressenberg, Radio Operator: Roy Johnson, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Wilson, Waist Gunner: Mike Romano, Tail Gunner: Len Harrison (7KIA); Navigator: Selby Hereid, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerome Fields (2POW); flak, crashed Falaise, near Bernay, Fr; MACR 7383.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97401STINKER JR398BG 601BS
42-97401 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 14/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-T] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; MIA ' 17/10/44 Pilot: Hancock, Belgium. ium ; Salvaged. 8AFSC 29/11/44. STINKER JR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97510SATAN'S PLAYMATE398BG 546BS
42-97510 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 25/12/43; Assigned: 546BS/384BG [BK-A] Grafton Underwood 18/2/44; Transferred: 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; no ops, to RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. SATAN'S PLAYMATE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97789n/a398BG 603BS
42-97789 Delivered: Denver 27/2/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-H] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; 602BS [K8-H]; u/c collapsed at RAF Graveley Pilot: Vince Moore 17/12/44 on mission to take crews to pick up weather bound aircraft; (18RTD); Salvaged. 19/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97810n/a398BG 602BS12962
42-97810 Delivered: Denver 4/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-S] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; Pilot: Shimek forced landing continent on 8/1/45 and after repairs re-ass 2/3/45; (61m) MIA Kassel 9/3/45 w/Willard Jacobs, Bombardier: Percy Paget, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Forest Smith, Radio Operator: John Lamar, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Motter, Waist Gunner: Germany. nimo Terres, Tail Gunner: Carl Poston (7POW); Co-Pilot: Henry Hardenberg (EVD); Navigator: Gene Clinesmith (KIA); flak, crashed Fritzlar, SW of Kassel, Ger; MACR 12962.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97855n/a398BG 601BS
42-97855 Delivered: Denver 15/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-A] Nuthampstead 8/5/44; battle damage French A/fds 9/7/44 Pilot: Capt Hal Lamb ('Petersen); on return crash-landed Sandwich, Kent, UK; Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 10/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97975n/a398BG n/a
42-97975 Delivered: Dallas 20/4/44; Langley 11/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; Assigned: (H2X) 401BG Deenethorpe 4/7/44; Transferred: 602BS/398BG [K8-U/P] Nuthampstead 22/7/44; 601BS [3O-P], 603BG [N7-P]; reported MIA after mission 21/11/44 Pilot: Scott & Templeman but abandoned on continent; re-ass group 24/11/44 but converted to HQ aircraft at 2 AD Abbotts Ripton (Alconbury); trans 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37509n/a398BG 601BS
43-37509 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-B/J] Nuthampstead 23/5/44; MIA 9/9/44 Pilot: Johnson, AOC 26/9/44; re-ass 1/12/44; battle damage Mannheim 1/2/45 w/Jim Koenig, crew OK; crash-landed Hollesley Bay, Sfk, UK; Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 2/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37527THE PROWLER398BG 603BS
43-37527 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-X] Nuthampstead 13/6/44; battle damage Metz 6/7/44 Pilot: Lt H.J. Sleaman, and crash-landed Penshurst, Kent, but crew OK; Salvaged. 2SAD Abbotts Ripton 9/7/44. THE PROWLER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37575n/a398BG 368FS
43-37575 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/5/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-X] Thurleigh 6/6/44; Transferred: 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; no ops, RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 14/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 18/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37825n/a398BG 603BS10391
43-37825 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 19/6/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-J] Nuthampstead 18/7/44; (60m) MIA Osnabruck, Germany. 14/3/45 Pilot: Dick Ellis, Co-Pilot: Bill Lewandowski, Bombardier: Leon Snyder, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rufus White, Ball Turret Gunner: Leo Parr (5KIA); Navigator: Ken Peek, Radio Operator: Jim Schofield, Waist Gunner: Ed McCracken, Tail Gunner: Don Pierson (4POW); flak, crashed Icker, N of Osnabruck, Ger; MACR 10391.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37846PHONEY EXPRESS398BG 600BS11144
43-37846 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 18/7/44; (31m) MIA Misburg 26/11/44 Pilot: Kermit Pope, Co-Pilot: Walt Bagot, Navigator: John Jurcyk, Bombardier: Walter Poole, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ovila Corbiere, Radio Operator: Delmont Lewis, Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Hawkins, Waist Gunner: Joe Kerr, Tail Gunner: Chas Steele (9POW); flak, crashed Velswijk, E of Arnhem, Hol; MACR 11144. PHONEY EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37874GEORGIA PEACH398BG 601BS
43-37874 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-W] Nuthampstead 15/7/44; MIA 27/9/44 Pilot: Cucco, AOC 28/9/44; re-ass 24/11/44; MIA 30/11/44 w/Gonzales & Scott, then AOC, re-ass 17/12/44; MIA 13/1/45 w/Curtis, AOC 15/1/45, re-ass 16/2/45; MIA 8/3/45 wStarkey, AOC {A-92} 9/3/45, re-ass 29/3/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45, Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 22/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45. GEORGIA PEACH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37889n/a398BG 601BS11797
43-37889 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead 16/7/44; rep MIA 21/11/44 Pilot: Brown & Genung, AOC, re-ass 24/11/44; (38m) MIA Mannheim 20/1/45 w/Jim Mitchell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nelson Beyer (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Henry Skubik, Navigator: Byron Hughes, Bombardier: Evart Veech, Radio Operator: Chas Spear, Ball Turret Gunner: Island Brown, Waist Gunner: Russell Dick, Tail Gunner: Leon Mills (7POW); flak, forced landing Mechtersheim, near Speyer, Germany. MACR 11797.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37892n/a398BG 603BS
43-37892 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG Nuthampstead 15/7/44; battle damage Orleans 1/8/44 Pilot: Col F.P. Hunter [Group CO]; crash-landed RAF Merston, UK; Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 4/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37899RACK AND RUIN398BG 601BS
43-37899 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-T] Sudbury 2/7/44; 833BS [2N-D]; {80m} returning from mission Pilot: Bill von Platen, John Daley, Morton Ronson, Dean Spencer, Cpl Lapke, Cpl Ray Richlow, Cpl Lockhard, Cpl Mike Malhalko, Cpl Tee Holland, in poor weather with low visibility, circled the base twice, but did not lower landing gear on approach, crash-landed base 6/2/45; rep & Transferred: 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 24/11/45. RACK AND RUIN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37977MISS X398BG 603BS
43-37977 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 22/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-R] Nuthampstead 20/7/44; MIA 8/1/45 Pilot: Thomas, AOC 12/1/45, re-ass as 602BS [K8-R] 5/3/45 from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton; taxi accident when tail wheel damaged in perimeter track hole w/M/Sgt Chas Dreyer 23/5/45; not returned to group, Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. MISS X.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37982n/a398BG 603BS
43-37982 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 7/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-K] Nuthampstead 31/7/44; MIA 7/10/44 Pilot: Brandstatter, AOC 14/10/44, re-ass 18/10/44; MIA 29/1/45 w/Green, AOC {B-53} 29/1/45 and reass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 25/3/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45. BE BE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38064n/a398BG 601BS
43-38064 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/6/44; Hunter 17/7/44; Grenier 27/7/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-H] Nuthampstead 15/8/44; RAF Valley 1/6/45, Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38075n/a398BG 603BS
43-38075 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 21/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-A] Nuthampstead 9/8/44; on landing from noNavigator: op off Pilot: Jim Runnion ran off runway, two crew minor injs. nosed over at base 5/11/44; Salvaged. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 9/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38086BAD PENNY398BG 603BS
43-38086 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-C] Nuthampstead 11/8/44; rep MIA 19/2/45 Pilot: Christensen, AOC 21/2/45, re-ass group as N7-L, from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 2/4/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45, Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45. BAD PENNY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38091n/a398BG 603BS
43-38091 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-L] Nuthampstead 10/8/44; Pilot: Don DeCleen ran off runway in landing 2/12/44; Salvaged. 3/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38121QUEENIE398BG 601BS
43-38121 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-Q] Nuthampstead 11/8/44; rep MIA 13/8/44 Pilot: Frazier & Griffin, AOC 13/8/44, then re-ass 27/8/44; MIA Neumunster 13/4/45 w/Traeder; crashed & burned Paderborn A/fd, AOC 16/4/45; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr.. QUEENIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38126n/a398BG 600BS
43-38126 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-J] Nuthampstead 10/8/44; on DS in Italy 12/11-12/12/44; rep MIA 23/1/45 Pilot: Lipnick, AOC 24/1/45, re-ass 25/2/45; crash landed at base swerving off runway w/Lee Hicks 20/3/45; repaired by 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass 7/5/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 3/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38129SKIPPY398BG 601BS
43-38129 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-A] Nuthampstead 10/8/44; first 398BG rep MIA Pilot: Marias 28/9/44, AOC 30/9/44; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. SKIPPY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38147FUDDY DUDDY398BG 603BS11210
43-38147 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 17/7/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-L] Nuthampstead 9/8/44; 600BS [N8-L]; (19m) MIA Osnabruck 21/11/44 Pilot: Chas Howell, Co-Pilot: Bill Bryan, Navigator: John Leyden, Bombardier: Bob Gaynor, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ralph Glancy, Ball Turret Gunner: Brooks Atchinson, Tail Gunner: Fred Cole (7KIA); Radio Operator: John Bahling, lWaist Gunner: Bill Landrie, rWaist Gunner: Jose Echevarria (3POW); Enemy aircraft hit #2, crashed Trugleben, near Efurt, Germany. MACR 11210. FUDDY DUDDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38164n/a398BG 600BS
43-38164 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Grenier 21/7/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-H] Nuthampstead 15/8/44; 602BG; battle damage Koblenz 5/1/45 Pilot: Aniello; crash-landed continent; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr.10/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38172LOVELY JULIE398BG 601BS
43-38172 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-P] Nuthampstead 13/8/44; battle damage Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: Lawrence DeLancey; the aircraft was hit by flak after bombs away, then a shell exploded in the nose killing toggler Sgt George Abbott and destroying almost all instruments, including oxygen and blowing off almost the entire nose. DeLancey dropped to lower altitude still under fire, and a suBombardier: zero gale blowing through the fuselage, he managed to bring his battered ship home, making a safe landing despite no brakes. Rest of crew:- Co-Pilot: Phil Stahlman, Navigator: Ray LeDoux, Ben Ruckel, Herb Guild, Wendell Reed, Al Albro, plus two ' (8RTD). Salvaged. Abbotts Ripton 2 SAD. LOVELY JULIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38429NICOTINE NELLY398BG 368FS
43-38429 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/8/44; Hunter 12/8/44; Grenier 30/8/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-W] Thurleigh 15/9/44; trans 398BG Nuthampstead 23/5/45; no ops, RAF Valley 2/6/45, Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; ATC Columbus 10/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. NICOTINE NELLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38458BOTTLE BABY398BG n/a
43-38458 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 10/9/44; Transferred: 613BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; 615BS [IY-P]; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45. BOTTLE BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38463n/a398BG n/a11145
43-38463 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 401BG Deenthorpe in error 4/9/44; Transferred: 600BS/398BG [N8-X] Nuthampstead 5/9/44; 601BS [3O-X]; rep MIA 21/11/44 Pilot: Rogers, AOC but re-ass 24/11/44; (28m) MIA Zeitz 30/11/44 w/Roger Weum, Co-Pilot: Chas Bagley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Zasa, Radio Operator: Herb Helbig, Waist Gunner: Felix Burne, Tail Gunner: Chas Stein (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Woodcock, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Craver (2POW); Bombardier: Dick Fletcher (EVD); flak, crashed Grossloebichau, near Jena-Burgel, Germany. MACR 11145.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38562KAY AND KATY398BG n/a13090
43-38562 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/8/44; Lincoln 25/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 9AF HQ 19/9/44 Sunninghill, UK 24/9/44; Transferred: 603BS/398BG [N7-V then L] Nuthampstead 17/1/45; (28m) MIA Oranienburg 15/3/45 Pilot: Andy Thomas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Pettibone, Radio Operator: Tony Buddes (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Maurice Trokey, Navigator: Elmer Spaw, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Powell, Waist Gunner: George Ormsby, Tail Gunner: Bill Hilderbrand (5POW); flak hit in #3, crashed Oranienburg; MACR 13090. KITTY, KAY AND KATY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38564n/a398BG 600BS
43-38564 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/8/44; Topeka 30/8/44; Lincoln 6/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-X] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; MIA 8/1/45 Pilot: Sponholtz, AOC 12/1/45; re-ass 14/1/45; involved runway collision with 44-6896 after a practice mission w/Clarry Hultman 4/5/45; rep by 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass 27/5/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45, Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38620n/a398BG 601BS
43-38620 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/8/44; Hunter 3/9/44; Dow Fd 10/9/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-F] Nuthampstead 17/10/44; rep MIA 22/3/45 Pilot: Green, AOC 23/3/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 12/5/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 14/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 2/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38627n/a398BG 602BS
43-38627 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/8/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-Z] Nuthampstead 17/10/44; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38631TONDELAYO398BG 603BS
43-38631 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-T] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45. TONDELAYO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38652STINKER JR398BG 602BS14220
43-38652 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/8/44; Hunter 10/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-V] Nuthampstead 4/10/44; MIA Pilsen 25/4/45 Pilot: Paul Colville, Co-Pilot: Bob McLaughlin, Navigator: Neil Bartimus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vince Ferraro, Radio Operator: Norman Markel, Waist Gunner: Harry Overbaugh, Tail Gunner: Chas Rawlins (7RTD); Ball Turret Gunner: Chas Walker (KIA); MACR 14220. flak hit in #4 and set afire. STINKER JR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38658n/a398BG 601BS
43-38658 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 6/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-A] Nuthampstead 3/10/44; battle damage Neumunster 13/4/45 Pilot: Hernden; AOC 16/4/45; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38661n/a398BG 601BS
43-38661 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-P] Nuthampstead 18/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; rep MIA 29/1/45 Pilot: Magness, AOC, re-ass 10/3/45; rep MIA 28/3/45 w/Mundhenke, AOC, re-as 16/4/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38664n/a398BG 602BS13868
43-38664 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-P] Nuthampstead 18/10/44; (49m) MIA Krailburg 11/4/45 Pilot: Arthur Shirk, Co-Pilot: John Schmid, Navigator: Mike Ryan, Bombardier: John Bait, Radio Operator: Bob Chism, Ball Turret Gunner: Frank Wright, rWaist Gunner: John Coxey (7POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Windeler, lWaist Gunner: Chas Wagner, Tail Gunner: Milton Ervin (3KIA); mech fault with #3 & #4, crash-landed Muhldorf, Germany. MACR 13868.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38669n/a398BG 603BS
43-38669 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 3/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-G] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38670n/a398BG 601BS10156
43-38670 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 5/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-W] Nuthampstead 28/9/44; (15m) MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Bob Campbell (KIA); Co-Pilot: Filbert Arbogast, Navigator: Joe Cooper, Bombardier: Herb Licker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Andy Coatley, Radio Operator: Orville Core, Ball Turret Gunner: Duane Cassidy, Waist Gunner: Chas Hammonds, Tail Gunner: Andy Jones (8POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Krump, W of Merseburg; MACR 10156.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38671LEHNER?S RAIDERS398BG 603BS11211
43-38671 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 4/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-F] Nuthampstead 4/11/44; (4m) MIA Merseburg 21/11/44 Pilot: Bob Lehner, Co-Pilot: Stan De Lafayette, Bombardier: Henry Perence, Waist Gunner: Virgil Register (4KIA); Navigator: Jim Esterbrooks, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ozie French, Radio Operator: Bill Elliott, Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Bachman, Tail Gunner: Rex Kellogg (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Zimmernsupra, near Efurt, Germany. MACR 11211. LEHNER'S RAIDERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38697n/a398BG 603BS12215
43-38697 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-M] Nuthampstead 4/11/44; (23m) MIA Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Perry Powell, Co-Pilot: Sam Walker, Navigator: Bruce Phelps, Bombardier: Marvin Luckie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clarry Harper, Radio Operator: Bob Colgan, Ball Turret Gunner: Albt Aleksyn, Waist Gunner: Tom L'Estrange (8KIA); Tail Gunner: Joe Bancroft (POW); mid air coll w/42-97387; crashed Lehmke, near Gardelegen, Germany. MACR 12215.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38706n/a398BG 603BS
43-38706 Delivered: Gt Falls 9/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-V] Nuthampstead 9/2/45; battle damage Zossen Army HQ 15/3/45 Pilot: Pinner; forced landing Poland ' only 398BG ship to be sal in Russian territory; Salvaged. Eastern Command 22/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38708n/a398BG 601BS
43-38708 Delivered: Gt Falls 7/9/44; Hunter 28/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG [2G-T] Lavenham 17/10/44; Transferred: 601BS/398BG [3O-T] Nuthampstead 4/11/44; rep MIA 23/2/45 Pilot: Zinter, AOC 25/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 20/3/45; MIA Nuemunster 13/4/45 w/Merritt; forced landing continent AOC 21/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38730n/a398BG n/a
43-38730 Delivered: Spokane 13/9/44; Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned: as replacement from 5 ARSD Stansted to 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 10/10/44; rep MIA 10/11/44 Pilot: Magness, AOC then re-ass group 12/11/44; severe battle damage on 19/3/45, w/Lt Costanzo but returned to base; rep at 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton re-ass 21/4/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 24/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38754n/a398BG 602BS
43-38754 Delivered: Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-A] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38775n/a398BG 602BS
43-38775 Delivered: Lincoln 20/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-H] Nuthampstead 9/2/45; landing accident when Pilot: Sam Zins overshot runway and nosed over 21/4/45; rep 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass 20/5/45; RAF Valley 2/6/445; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38794n/a398BG 601BS
43-38794 Delivered: Hunter 21/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-J] Nuthampstead 16/10/44; 602BS [K8-J]; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38797n/a398BG 602BS
43-38797 Delivered: Hunter 21/9/44; Dow Fd 13/10/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG Nuthampstead 15/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 4/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 26/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38805n/a398BG 600BS
43-38805 Delivered: Lincoln 24/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-Z] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; rep MIA 23/2/45 Pilot: Meritt, AOC Belgium. ium 23/2/45; re-ass 5/3/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38811LITTLE OBNOXIOUS398BG 602BS
43-38811 Delivered: Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-R] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; rep MIA 8/1/45 Pilot: Hyndman, AOC 12/1/45; re-ass 24/2/45; rep MIA 25/2/45 w/Hyndman, AOC {A-90} 26/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 25/3/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45. AKA COFFEE'S GRINDER aka LITTLE OBNOXIOUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38836n/a398BG n/a
43-38836 Delivered: Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 332BS/94BG [XM-R] Rougham 11/10/44; Transferred: 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/10/44; 602BS/398BG [K8-T] Nuthampstead 18/10/44; rep MIA 9/2/45 Pilot: Lamiell, AOC 11/2/45; Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr. 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38853n/a398BG 600BS13867
43-38853 Delivered: Lincoln 29/9/44; Bismark 4/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-L] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; (47m) MIA Oranienburg 10/4/45 Pilot: Jim McAfee, Co-Pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Burton Roth, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arthur Roit, lWaist Gunner: Felix Tichenor, Tail Gunner: Max Paxton (6KIA); Bombardier: Frank Lewis, Radio Operator: Paul Krup, Ball Turret Gunner: Haskell Boyes, RCM-Bob Engard {wg} (4POW); flak, crashed Berlin; MACR 13867.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38864n/a398BG 600BS
43-38864 Delivered: Hunter 30/9/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-F] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; rep MIA 2/5/45 Pilot: Coleman (' details); Salvaged. 3/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38895n/a398BG 603BS11581
43-38895 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-V] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; (15m) MIA Kassel 1/1/45 Pilot: Howard Pinner, Co-Pilot: Leon Tebbs, Bombardier: Bill Jordan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Niilo Isaacson, Radio Operator: Jim Schofield, Ball Turret Gunner: Elbert Huey (6RTD); Navigator: Warren King, Waist Gunner: John Furrow, Tail Gunner: Glen Kline (3KIA); mech fault in #2 which exploded, aircraft turned back for base but ditched North Sea where ASR launches picked up survivors; MACR 11581.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38944n/a398BG 748BS
43-38944 Delivered: Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 31/10/44; Assigned: 748BS/457BG [L] Glatton 10/11/44; trans 603BS/398BG detailed on ferry flight from Burtonwood to Nuthampstead using only five crewmen 2/1/45 Pilot: Don DeCleene, Co-Pilot: Maynard Stravinski, Navigator: Tom Manos, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Frank Garry, Radio Operator: Howard Ayres (5KIA); crashed Birchenhough Hill, Derbyshire, UK 31/1/45; Salvaged. 1/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38951n/a398BG 603BS
43-38951 Delivered: Lincoln 20/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-B] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38970n/a398BG 603BS
43-38970 Delivered: Hunter 24/20/44; Dow Fd 30/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-A] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38993n/a398BG 600BS
43-38993 Delivered: Lincoln 31/10/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-Y] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; rep MIA 3/3/45 Pilot: Grinter, AOC then ass 5 SAD Merville, France, but involved in t/o accident w/Tom Bek 12/3/45; Salvaged. 19/6/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39028n/a398BG 368FS
43-39028 Delivered: Hunter 11/11/44; Grenier 19/11/44; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 17/12/44; trans 398BG Nuthampstead 23/5/45; no ops, RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 16/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39038MIAZZIZ DRAGON398BG n/a
43-39038 Delivered: Lincoln 13/11/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 384BG Grafton Underwood 4/2/45; Transferred: 603BS/398BG [N7-Q] Nuthampstead 4/3/45; rep MIA 28/3/45, re-ass 29/3/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/11/45. MIAZZIZ DRAGON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39098n/a398BG 601BS
43-39098 Delivered: Lincoln 3/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-C] Nuthampstead 17/1/45; battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: Watkins, crew all bailed ('RTD); crash-landed 12 miles SE of Monf, Fr., Salvaged. 5 SAD Merville, Fr..
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39101n/a398BG 603BS
43-39101 Delivered: Lincoln 2/12/44; Grenier 15/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-C] Nuthampstead 4/3/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39102LITTLE AUGIE398BG 600BS
43-39102 Delivered: Lincoln 2/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-B then V] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 29/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45. LITTLE AUGIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39128BALLS398BG 600BS12650
43-39128 Delivered: Lincoln 9/12/45; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 13/2/45; (4m) MIA Wittenberg, Germany. 22/2/45 Pilot: Hubert Beatty, Co-Pilot: Jim Honaker, Navigator: Jim Luna (3KIA); Bombardier: Urie Zook, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Moore, Radio Operator: Jim Godsey, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernard Bagley, Waist Gunner: Alva Freeman, Tail Gunner: John Conway (6POW); jet Enemy aircraft hit #1 & #2, crashed Altendorf, NE of Brunswick; MACR 12650. BEATTY'S 8-BALLS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39137n/a398BG 600BS
43-39137 Delivered: Lincoln 10/12/44; Dow Fd 18/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-H] Nuthampstead 29/1/45; landed in field Gt Chishill, Essex in night operation Pilot: Allan Ferguson 5/2/45; rep. by 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton & ret. Group 25/4/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/6/45; 613 BU Phillips, Aberdeen, Ma 6/3/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39146n/a398BG 603BS
43-39146 Delivered: Hunter 14/12/44; Dow Fd 27/12/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-N] Nuthampstead 3/2/45; taxi accident at Chelveston Pilot: Dave Bishop 4/5/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39159n/a398BG 602BS
43-39159 Delivered: Hunter 22/12/44; Grenier 4/1/45; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-C] Nuthampstead 7/2/45; damaged when undercarriage collapsed in strong cross wind on return from practice mission Pilot: Bill Heathcote 26/2/45; Salvaged. 28/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39180HITLER'S HEADACHE398BG 600BS
43-39180 Delivered: Lincoln 26/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-G] Nuthampstead 7/2/45; nosed over in landing accident Pilot: Jim Runnion 25/2/45; ret 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass group but less chin turret 21/3/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. HITLER'S HEADACHE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39184n/a398BG 601BS14176
43-39184 Delivered: Lincoln 30/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-U] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; (22m) MIA Neumunster 13/4/45 Pilot: Emil Martinek, Navigator: Roger Campbell, Radio Operator: Alf Cason, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Gardippe, Waist Gunner: Ed Steele, Tail Gunner: Dave Lawler (6POW), Co-Pilot: Theo Kline, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Floyd Aaron (2KIA); exploded, crashed Bad Oldesloe, near Garbeck, Germany. MACR 14176.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39213n/a398BG 601BS
43-39213 Delivered: Hunter 9/1/45; Grenier 19/1/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-C] Nuthampstead 7/2/45; re-classified as AS aircraft after mods. at Abbotts Ripton 26/2/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 2/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 12/9/46; re-ass 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39224n/a398BG n/a
43-39224 Delivered: Hunter 11/1/45; Grenier 24/1/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-W] 3/2/45 Nuthampstead 3/2/45; reported MIA 9/3/45 with severe battle damage Pilot: Lt Costanzo, but returned to base & rep. 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton and re-ass 6/4/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU St Plains 29/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 2/3/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39227n/a398BG 601BS
43-39227 Delivered: Hunter 11/1/45; Grenier 24/1/45; Pilot: ' Burns forced landing base 3/2/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-P then S] Nuthampstead 25/2/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39242LINN COUNTY EXPRESS398BG 603BS
43-39242 Delivered: Hunter 15/1/45; Grenier 31/1/45; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-F] Nuthampstead 4/3/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45. LINN COUNTY EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39293THE LITTLE PRINCESS398BG 603BS
43-39293 Delivered: Hunter 30/1/45; Grenier 11//2/45; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-J] Nuthampstead 29/3/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 18/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. THE LITTLE PRINCESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39318n/a398BG 603BS
43-39318 Delivered: Lincoln 8/2/45; Grenier 19/2/45; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-P] Nuthampstead 29/3/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45. BEBE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6083BETSY ROSS398BG 603BS
44-6083 Delivered: Tulsa 16/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-V] Nuthampstead 26/5/44; battle damage Cologne 17/10/44 Pilot: Powell; forced landing Berlare, Belgium. then to Salvaged. by 8AF Service Command 19/10/44. BETSY ROSS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6519n/a398BG 602BS10175
44-6519 Delivered: Lincoln 29/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-F] Nuthampstead 3/10/44; (3m) MIA Munster 28/10/44 Pilot: Harry Connolly, Co-Pilot: George Crowe, Navigator: Lew Slade, Bombardier: Roger Ericrson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Roby, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Daly, Waist Gunner: Milford Pinson, Tail Gunner: Virgil Fuller (8KIA); Radio Operator: Bill Hamor (POW); flak, crashed Nienberge, NW of Munster, Germany. MACR 10175.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6573n/a398BG 603BS12853
44-6573 Delivered: Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-N then K] Nuthampstead 19/10/44; rep MIA 10/1/45 Pilot: Andrews, AOC {B-70} 13/1/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 17/2/45; (27m) MIA Bohlen 2/3/45 w/Don Christensen, Co-Pilot: Bill Lone, Navigator: Harry Ostrow, Bombardier: John Gustafson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Dudley, Radio Operator: Elmer Gurba, Ball Turret Gunner: Albt Carlisle, Waist Gunner: Ken Plantz (8KIA); Tail Gunner: Selmer Haakensen (POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Slany, near Karlovary, Czech; MACR 12853.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6821n/a398BG 601BS
44-6821 Delivered: Lincoln 25/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-Y] Nuthampstead 1/2/45; rep MIA 25/2/45 Pilot: Schoen, AOC 26/2/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 15/3/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/5/45; Sth Plains 31/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6834n/a398BG 603BS
44-6834 Delivered: Hunter 23/11/44; Dow Fd 31/5/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-H] Nuthampstead 17/1/45; rep MIA 2/3/45 Pilot: Oden, AOC {A-70} 4/3/45; then re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 23/4/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 31/5/45; Sth Plains 3/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6843n/a398BG 601BS
44-6843 Delivered: Lincoln 24/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-P] Nuthampstead 17/1/45; battle damage Dortmund 14/2/45 Pilot: Magness; AOC 16/2/45; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6885n/a398BG 600BS
44-6885 Delivered: Lincoln 9/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [K8-M] Nuthampstead 22/2/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6896n/a398BG 600BS
44-6896 Delivered: Hunter 12/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 27/2/45; taxi accident Pilot: John McGraw 4/5/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; Sth Plains 29/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6933n/a398BG 601BS
44-6933 Delivered: Lincoln 24/12/44; Dow Fd 2/1/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-H] Nuthampstead 7/2/45; 600BS [N8-H]; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 7/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8031n/a398BG n/a
44-8031 Delivered: Tulsa 18/5/44; Dallas 13/6/44; Langley 2/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 447BS Rattlesden 28/7/44; Transferred: 601BS/398BG [3O-Z] Nuthampstead 16/8/44; 603BS [N7-Z]; re-classified as standard B-17G after modification at 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 26/2/45; RAF Valley 1/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8044TAR HEEL LEMON398BG 603BS
44-8044 Delivered: Tulsa 20/5/44; Dallas 6/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Grenier 2/8/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-X] Nuthampstead as SH aircraft 2/9/44; rep MIA 2/10/44 Pilot: Magnam & Miller, but re-ass 3/10/44; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46. THE CHERRY aka THE TAR HEEL LEMON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8199n/a398BG n/a10262
44-8199 Delivered: Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 4/8/44; Grenier 1/9/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-R] Nuthampstead 17/9/44; 601BS [3O-R]; (9m) MIA Munster {PFF} 28/10/44 Pilot: Roy Sheely, Co-Pilot: Capt Talma Scott, Navigator: Bob Robinson, Bombardier: Dale Brown, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Cornett, Radio Operator: Don Menard, VN-Lt George Potter {btg}, Waist Gunner: Albt Richards, Waist Gunner: John Bawduniak, Tail Gunner: Marvin Belgium. (10POW); flak, crashed Ooy, near Zevenaar, Arnhem, Hol; MACR 10262.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8214n/a398BG 602BS
44-8214 Delivered: Dallas 17/7/44; Langley 3/8/44; Grenier 16/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [N7-S] Nuthampstead 11/10/44; 603BS [N7-S]; re classified as HO aircraft at 1 SAD Troston 18/1/45; 306BG Thurleigh 27/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8274n/a398BG 602BS
44-8274 Delivered: Dallas 28/7/44; Cheyenne 4/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-B] Nuthampstead 5/11/44; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 26//6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83276n/a398BG 600BS13914
44-83276 Delivered: Lincoln 17/1/45; Dow Fd 6/2/45; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-N] Nuthampstead 4/3/45; (17m) MIA Derben 8/4/45 Pilot: Bill Wells, Co-Pilot: Tom Clark, Navigator: George Munroe, Bombardier: S/Sgt Clem Lescale, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Wickens, Radio Operator: Marion Hamilton, Ball Turret Gunner: Lamar Coleman, RCM-Sherman Klein {wg}, Tail Gunner: Jack Rouch (9KIA); Bob Templeton (POW); flak hits in #1 & #2, fuselage broke in half, crashed Krusemark, near Plauen, Germany. MACR 13914.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83278n/a398BG n/a
44-83278 Delivered: Lincoln 19/1/45; Grenier 6/2/45; Assigned: 398BG Nuthampstead 15/2/45; Transferred: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 12/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; Independence 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83458n/a398BG 601BS
44-83458 Delivered: Topeka 8/3/45; Grenier 27/3/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-N] Nuthampstead 16/4/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8348NUTTY HUZZY398BG n/a10412
44-8348 Delivered: Dallas 17/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 602BS/398BG [K8-A] Nuthampstead 2/11/44; 603BS [N7-B]; (4m) MIA {PFF} Merseburg 21/11/44 Pilot: Ken Hastings (KIA); Co-Pilot: Ken Buzza, Navigator: Oral Birch, Bombardier: Chas Wilbur, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Spraggins, Radio Operator: John McMenamin, Ball Turret Gunner: Dave Morgan, rWaist Gunner: Jack Madlung, rad nav-Lt Marvin Laufer {lwg}, Tail Gunner: Gene Minchoff (9POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Nesbgach, near Eisenach, Germany. MACR 10412. NUTTY HUZZY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8363n/a398BG n/a
44-8363 Delivered: Dallas 20/8/44; Langley 27/9/44; Dow Fd 16/10/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 601BS/398BG Nuthampstead 5/11/44; 603BS [N7-V]; re-classified as HO a/c after modification at 1 SAD Troston 23/1/45; trans 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 9/4/45; [3m} Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 21/5/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45. POLECAT TOO aka GOIN' HOME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8373n/a398BG n/a
44-8373 Delivered: Dallas 23/8/44; Langley 19/9/44; Dow Fd 3/10/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 600BS/398BG [N8-K] Nuthampstead 5/11/44; re-classified as HO a/c after modification at 21 SAD Troston 29/1/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 25/5/45; 1 BAD Burtonwood 18/6/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8375PHYLLIS JO398BG n/a
44-8375 Delivered: Dallas 25/8/44; Langley 18/9/44; Dow Fd 12/10/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 14/10/44; Transferred: 332BS/94BG [XM-S] Rougham 15/10/44; 398BG Nuthampstead 17/10/44; PHYLLIS JO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8398n/a398BG n/a
44-8398 Delivered: Dallas 30/8/44; Hunter 22/9/44; Grenier 19/10/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 602BS/398BG [K8-Q] Nuthampstead 26/11/44; after modification back to HO a/c Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 24/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 10/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8476n/a398BG n/a
44-8476 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/9/44; Hunter Fd 1/11/44; Dow Fd 18/11/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 601BS/398BG [3O-X] Nuthampstead 8/12/44; 602BS [K8-X]; take off accident when hitting a truck Pilot: Theo Johnstone 10/1/45; rep and re-ass 15/2/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 10/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8483n/a398BG n/a
44-8483 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/44; Hunter 20/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 2/12/44; after modification back to HO a/c 18/1/45; trans 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8500n/a398BG 602BS
44-8500 Delivered: Lincoln 30/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Dow Fd 16/10/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-F] Nuthampstead 17/1/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Hobbs Fd 7/6/45; Lincoln 11/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8517n/a398BG n/a
44-8517 Delivered: Hunter 2/10/44; Dow Fd 16/10/44; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 1/1/45; Transferred: 601BS/398BG [3O-J] Nuthampstead 9/2/45; RAF Valley 21/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 25/5/45; Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8553n/a398BG n/a
44-8553 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/10/44; Hunter 9/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 602BS/398BG [K8-Y] Nuthampstead 15/1/45; 601BS [3O-Y]; after modification back to HO a/c at Honington Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 25/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 14/3/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-85740ALUMINIUM OVERCAST398BG n/a
44-85740 Delivered: Louisville 15/5/45; Syracuse 29/6/45; Scrapped: Altus 7/11/45; (Civil N5015N) at Oshkosh 1987; sold Metal Products for $750 in 1946, to Universal Avn then Vero Beach, Fl Imp/Exp/Co as carrier for cattle to Puerto Rico; Aero Service, Phil. and modified for high altitude mapping projects; in 1983 was given to EAA Aviation Foundation, due to high costs, now restored (as 42-102516, which was assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-H] Nuthampstead, and shot down over France 13/8/44, on its 34th mission) after ten years work at EAA Aviation Foundation, Oshkosh, Wis. Dressed as 42-102516 of 398BG as ALUMINIUM OVERCAST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8630n/a398BG 603BS
44-8630 Delivered: Hunter 9/11/44; Grenier 28/11/44; Assigned: 603BS/398BG [N7-U] Nuthampstead 14/1/45; rep MIA 28/3/45 Pilot: Stewart; AOC, re-ass 29/3/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 10/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8636n/a398BG 601BS13907
44-8636 Delivered: Lincoln 14/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-X] Nuthampstead 7/12/44; (25m) MIA Neumunster 13/4/45 Pilot: Sam Palant (EVD); Co-Pilot: Bob Taylor, Navigator: Mason Dicks, Bombardier: Nick Marabeas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilbur Withrow, Radio Operator: Paul Brown, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Coleman, lWaist Gunner: Orie Hedges, rWaist Gunner: Bob Sandford, Tail Gunner: Byron Cunningham (9POW); RDX bombs exploded when salvoed, crashed Garbeck, Germany. MACR 13907.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8637n/a398BG 600BS
44-8637 Delivered: Lincoln 10/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-X] Nuthampstead 3/1/45; 602BS [K8-A]; Pilot: John Godfrey in landing accident at Moelsbroek A/fd, Belgium. ium 5/1/45, AOC 14/1/45 and re-ass 6/3/45; severe battle damage w/Lt Wells, and landed 390BG base at Framlingham 22/3/45; salvaged and repaired by 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 24/3/45; trans 482 Alconbury 22/5/45; RAF Valley 29/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 2/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8644n/a398BG 602BS
44-8644 Delivered: Hunter 16/11/44; Dow Fd 4/12/44; Assigned: 602BS/398BG [K8-N] Nuthampstead 23/1/45; RAF Valley 26/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/5/45; Sth Plains 30/5/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8654n/a398BG n/a
44-8654 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/11/44; Hunter 7/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 603BS/398BG [N7-M] Nuthampstead 8/2/45; rep MIA Pilot: Lt Marchbanks 13/4/45, AOC 16/4/45 but not returned to group; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8699n/a398BG 600BS
44-8699 Delivered: Lincoln 26/11/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: 600BS/398BG [N8-Q/J] Nuthampstead 1/2/45; battle damage 10/4/45 Pilot: Shaffer on mission to Oranienburg was hit by a rocket from an Me262, but made it home to RAF Manston, UK and ret. group 25/5/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 1/6/45; Sth Plains 5/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8716n/a398BG n/a
44-8716 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/12/44; Hunter 20/12/44; Grenier 2/1/45; Barksdale 5/1/45; San Bernardino 30/1/45; Hunter 20/3/45; Assigned: as HO aircraft 600BS/398BG [N8-C] Nuthampstead 12/4/45; trans 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; damaged in taxi accident on base Pilot: Frank Jones 9/6/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 31/7/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8771n/a398BG 601BS
44-8771 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/12/44; Hunter 1/1/45; Grenier 20/1/45; Assigned: 601BS/398BG [3O-B] Nuthampstead 3/2/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 4/2/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8811n/a398BG 600BS
44-8811 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/1/45; Hunter 16/1/45; Grenier 28/1/45; Assigned: 600BS/398BG H2X [N8-C] Nuthampstead 30/3/45; battle damage Halberstadt 8/4/45 Pilot: Lts Dailey & Hahn and crash-landed back at base; Salvaged. 10/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8843n/a398BG n/a
44-8843 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 1/2/45; Dow Fd 5/2/45; Pilot: Louis Brown in landing accident at Goose Bay, Labrador 13/2/45 en route to 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 15/2/45; Transferred: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 19/4/45; tran 15AF 29/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8848n/a398BG n/a
44-8848 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/1/45; Hunter 1/2/45; Grenier 27/2/45; Assigned: as SH aircraft 602BS/398BG [K8-L] Nuthampstead 29/2/45; Transferred: 306BG Thurleigh 23/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 6/11/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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