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490th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:93rd Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:849th Bombardment Squadron
850th Bombardment Squadron
851st Bombardment Squadron
858th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Trained for combat with B-24's. Moved to England in Apr 1944 for operations with Eighth AF.

Entered combat in Jun 1944, bombing airfields and coastal defenses in France immediately preceding and during the invasion of Normandy. Then struck bridges, rail lines, vehicles, road junctions, and troop concentrations in France. Supported ground forces near Caen in Jul and near Brest in Sep 1944.

After that, converted to B-17's and operated primarily against strategic targets until the end of Feb 1945. Mounted attacks against enemy oil plants, tank factories, marshalling yards, aircraft plants, and airfields in such cities as Berlin, Hamburg, Merseburg, Munster, Kassel, Hannover, and Cologne. Interrupted strategic missions to attack supply lines and military installations during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Beginning in Mar 1945, attacked interdictory targets and supported advancing ground forces.

After V-E Day, carried food to flood-stricken areas of Holland and transported French, Spanish, and Belgian prisoners of war from Austria to Allied centers. Returned to the US, Aug-Sep 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Maj Lyle E Halstead, 11 Oct 1943
  • Lt Col Beirne Lay Jr, 28 Oct 1943
  • Lt Col James H Isbell, Nov 1943
  • Col Lloyd H Watnee, 30 Dec 1943
  • Col Frank P Bostrom, 26 Jun 1944

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

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 47

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
2June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
3June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
4June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
5June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area1
6June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
7June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
8June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
9June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
10June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
11June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
12June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
13June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
14June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
15June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France1
16June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
17June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
18June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
19July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
20July 06, 19448AF 456NOBALL: Pas-De-Calais v-weapon sites; bridges south of Paris
21July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
22July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
23July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
24July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
25July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
26July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
27July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
28July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
29July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
30July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
31July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
32July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany1
33July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
34July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
35July 27, 19448AF 498Coastal batteries; communication center, oil industry
36July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
37July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
38July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
39August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
40August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
41August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
42August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
43August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
44August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France
45August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
46August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
47August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
48August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
49August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
50August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
51August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
52August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
53August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
54August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
55August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
56September 01, 19448AF 595Ludwigshafen, Mainz and Hallach
57September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
58September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
59September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
60September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany1
61September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
62September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
63September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
64September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany2
65September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
66September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
67September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
68September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
69September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
70September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
71September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
72September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
73October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
74October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
75October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany1
76October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
77October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
78October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
79October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
80October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
81October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
82October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
83October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
84October 28, 19448AF 691Rail targets in Hamm and Munster
85October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
86November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
87November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany2
88November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
89November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
90November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
91November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
92November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard1
93November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
94November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
95November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
96December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
97December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
98December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
99December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
100December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
101December 15, 19448AF 750Rail targets and a vehicle factory
102December 16, 19448AF 752Rail targets in Stuttgart
103December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
104December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
105December 25, 19448AF 761Communication and rail targets west of the Rhine
106December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
107December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
108December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
109January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
110January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
111January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
112January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany1
113January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
114January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
115January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
116January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
117January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
118January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
119February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
120February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
121February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
122February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
123February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
124February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
125February 17, 19458AF 834Synthetic oil plants
126February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
127February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
128February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
129February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
130February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
131February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
132February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
133February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
134March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
135March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
136March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
137March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
138March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
139March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
140March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
141March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
142March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
143March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
144March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets1
145March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
146March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
147March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases3
148March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
149March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
150March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
151March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
152March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
153March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
154April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
155April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
156April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
157April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
158April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
159April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields1
160April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
161April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
162April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
163April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
164April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
165April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
166April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
167April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
168May 01, 19458AF 973Supply Mission
169May 02, 19458AF 975Supply Mission
170May 03, 19458AF 977Supply Mission
171May 05, 19458AF 980Supply Mission
172May 06, 19458AF 981Supply Mission
173May 07, 19458AF 984Supply Mission
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:18

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-05-09Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29587).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Moss, William G.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-05-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94835).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cavin, Riley F.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Boxted/4mi N Sta 150 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-06-06Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94884).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Holland, Harry G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-06-06Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94899).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Gorgol, George F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-06-07Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94862).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Borman, Fred (NMI).
Notes: landing accident out of gas.
Location: RAF Boscombe Down England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-06-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94894).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Brown, William F.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: RAF Feltwell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-06-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50294).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Heath, Robert H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Feltwell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-06-19Aircraft: B-24N (#42-94844).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dodd, Charles C.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-06-23Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94839).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: McKinney, Curtis R.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-07-29Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40442).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Brunken, Earlin H W.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-07-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94792).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cox, Harry E.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-08-13Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38051).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cosby, Norman (NMI).
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Diss/ 1/2mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-08-13Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37618).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Ketas, John J.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Scole/ 3mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-08-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37780W).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Smelser, Charles H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-08-15Aircraft: B-17G (#42-37940).
Organization: / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-08-18Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38072).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Davis, Albert (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-08-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38132).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Brunken, Earlin H W.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-08-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38100).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Fisher, Francis B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-09-25Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38063).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Todd, Parks F.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-09-25Aircraft: B-17G (#42-98003).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Wood, Mack R.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-09-27Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37776).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Primus, Michael H.
Notes: killed in a crash destroyed by fire.
Location: Elmside Farm, Nailstone England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-10-07Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39851W).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Allan, Harper C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Heston/Sta 510 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-10-28Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38082).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-11-13Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38112).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Foret, Paul T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-11-27Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38152).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of .
Pilot: Hodges, Edward F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Manston England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-11-29Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8413).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Johnson, Wallace A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-12-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37995).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Speronis, Peter L.
Notes: killed in crash belly landing.
Location: Sutton Valence England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-12-12Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38838).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Ward, Charles W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-12-12Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38134).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Spiegel, Si I.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-12-25Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38094).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hann, Ray E.
Notes: take off accident weather.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-12-27Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8098).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Edgerton, Theodore H.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-01-05Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38111).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: McGee, Paul E.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Bury St Edmunds/1mi NE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37894).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hedgecock, John W.
Notes: killed bailing out due to mid air collsion.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38054).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Flannery, Lawrence M.
Notes: mechanical failure destroyed by fire.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-02-15Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8212).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Desmond, John D.
Notes: ground accident fire.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-02-23Aircraft: B-17G (#42-98017).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Whiteman, Eaden M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-03-02Aircraft: B-17G (#42-98003).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Harra, Charles A.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-03-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38603).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Evans, Marion T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-04-18Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37928).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Snure, Robert H.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-04-19Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6594).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Aery, Louis W Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-04-22Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8150).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Littlejohn, Don E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421945-05-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37894).
Organization: 850BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Owens, James R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-05-19Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8492).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hodgson, William L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-05-28Aircraft: P-51D (#44-14783).
Organization: / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: McLaughlin, Frank B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Eye, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-07-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97627).
Organization: 848BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Valley AD (Sta 568) Wales.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-07-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38084).
Organization: 849BS / 490BG of Eye, Suffolk.
Pilot: Gollish, John E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Valley AD (Sta 568) Wales.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-07-09Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37928).
Organization: 851BS / 490BG of .
Pilot: Gottlieb, Arthur J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Meeks Fld Iceland.
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-17G42-98003n/a490BG 850BS
42-98003 Delivered: Dallas 28/4/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 29/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98017n/a490BG 849BS
42-98017 Delivered: Dallas 2/5/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG [W8-N] Eye 2/8/44; crash-landed base Pilot: Eaden Whiteman 23/2/45 but repaired and back to operations; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. ALL 'ER NOTHIN'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37618n/a490BG n/a
43-37618 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/5/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 2/7/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 3/7/44; mid air coll Pilot: 42-38051 (490BG) 13/8/44 w/John Ketas {wia}, Tail Gunner: Ed Hosey {wia}(2RTD); Co-Pilot: Dick Ransom, Navigator: Arthur Bright, Bombardier: Cliff Ratliff, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Crawford Weaver, Radio Operator: Chas Noblin, Waist Gunner: Patsy Terling, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Bowling (7KIA); crash-landed Thelveton, Nfk. UK. Salvaged. 14/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37776n/a490BG n/a
43-37776 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 11/6/44; Salvaged. battle damage 3/10/44; Transferred: 15AF MTO, Exc Inv 30/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37849n/a490BG n/a
43-37849 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 29/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37861n/a490BG n/a
43-37861 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/5/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Grenier 29/6/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 2/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37884PENNS-BELLE490BG n/a10325
43-37884 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 Pilot: Clarry Bridwell, Floyd Norman, Dick Colyer, Wendell Cole, Jack Provolt, Ed Longer, John Porterfield, Bob Joyce (8KIA); Paul Finot (POW); mid air coll, crashed Neustadt, Germany. MACR 10325. PENNS-BELLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37886PENNSY-BELLE490BG n/a10759
43-37886 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Pilot: Joe Vacek forced landing Cheyenne Fd, 21/6/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 24/8/44; MIA Merseburg 25/11/44 w/Frank Delmerico, Germany. ld Lay, John Fitzgerald, Everett Gille, Herman Savely, Bill Henthorn, Omar Scheidt, George Lee, Clifton Callahan (9POW); Bob Newsome (KIA); flak, crashed Apolda, Ger. MACR 10759. PENNSY-BELLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37894BIG POISON490BG 849BS
43-37894 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; on assembly for Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: John Hedgecock, Co-Pilot: Eaden Whiteman, Navigator: John Roschen, Bombardier: Albt Elias, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jake Zuckerman, Radio Operator: Art Fleischer, Waist Gunner: Pete Nicoliasen, Tail Gunner: Paul Estep (8RTD with minor injuries); Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Tijan (KIA); mid-air coll w/43-37806; crashed Prickwillow, Sfk, UK; crews bailed, two civilians also killed and three injured. ('landing accident at base w/Jim Owens 15/5/45') Salvaged. BIG POISON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37907CAROLINA MOON490BG 851BS
43-37907 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 2/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. CAROLINA MOON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37940n/a490BG n/a
43-37940 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 5/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37941MISS ANA BORTION490BG 849BS8854
43-37941 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 2/7/44; battle damage Hallach 1/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing France; Salvaged. 1/4/45. MACR 8854. MISS ANA BORTION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37995n/a490BG 849BS
43-37995 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 12/7/44; crash-landed Sutton Valence, UK 9/12/44 Pilot: Pete Speronis 9/12/44; Salvaged. 11/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38004n/a490BG 850BS
43-38004 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 11/7/44; mission to Koblenz 2/12/44 Pilot: ' aban thru poor weather; forced landing Belgium. ium; Salvaged. 6/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38009n/a490BG 850BS8855
43-38009 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 21/7/44; MIA Stuttgart 13/9/44 Pilot: Albt Davis, Dick Wessel (2POW); Fred Ostler, Jenner De Santis, John Godfrey, Teofilio Crixel, Larry Roony, Don Garry, Oscar Jensen (7KIA); flak, crashed Hochheim, Germany. MACR 8855.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38010n/a490BG n/a
43-38010 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 16/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 11/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38018n/a490BG 851BS
43-38018 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 12/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38021n/a490BG n/a
43-38021 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 21/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 25/7/44; battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Melsbroek A/fd, Belgium. Salvaged. 5 SAD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38024n/a490BG n/a
43-38024 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 12/7/44; battle damage Frankfurt 9/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 24/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38032n/a490BG 849BS
43-38032 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Hunter 18/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 28/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 2/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38046n/a490BG 849BS13080
43-38046 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 3/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; MIA Ruhland 17/3/45 Pilot: Arthur Stern, Clifton Nippert, Ed Dewahl, Willard Fay, Jim Rivers, George Devlin, John Terry, Jim Heathman, Ed Holdren (9KIA); mid-air coll, crashed Kamberg, Germany. MACR 13080.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38048n/a490BG 849BS14195
43-38048 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; MIA Karlsbad 19/4/45 Pilot: Buford Stovall (EVD); Frank Mateyka (KIA); Ed Nilsson, Harry Shelgren, Bob Rivenburg, Joe Mullins, Dennis Richardson, Don McGinnis, Harry Turk {tg}, Dick Bernery {rcm} (8POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Dresden, Germany. MACR 14195.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38050n/a490BG 849BS
43-38050 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; during assembly for Frankfurt 5/1/45, Pilot: Harry Adelman, Co-Pilot: Chas Elder, Navigator: Art Saye, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Virgil Walton, instr etTail Gunner: Harry Bennett, Radio Operator: Don Turrle, instr ro-Harvey Smetzer (7KIA); instr p-Maj Ed Blum, instr n-Lt Ernie Langholz {rt hand amputated}, Bombardier: Lt Harry Hatrell (3RTD ' all wia); mid air coll w/43-38111 (490BG); crash-landed near Rougham A/fd, Sfk, UK; Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38051n/a490BG n/a
43-38051 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 28/7/44; on assembly for training mission 11/8/44 Pilot: Capt Norman Cosby, Co-Pilot: Maj Henry Peterson, Bombardier: Andy Korothy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Bristow, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Hoban, obs-Lt Elmer Crowder (6RTD); Navigator: Dominic Pulli, Radio Operator: Ken Bagnell, Waist Gunner: Larrey Barnett, Waist Gunner: Milton Rayberg (4KIA); coll w/43-37618 (490BG) crash-landed Roydon, Nfk, UK; Salvaged. 14/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38054LIL EDIE490BG 851BS
43-38054 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: Larry Flannelly, Co-Pilot: Walt Cansdale, Navigator: Herman Pinkleman, togg-Joe Huttlin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Cliff Gross, Radio Operator: Jim Gardner, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Hatch, Waist Gunner: George Irwin, Tail Gunner: Jim Underwood {wia) (all bailed); crash-landed Hill Farm, Darsham, Sfk, UK; Salvaged. LIL EDIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38055n/a490BG n/a
43-38055 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 18/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 27/7/44; Returned to US: Reading 20/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 24/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38056MAIDEN490BG 851BS
43-38056 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG [S3-V] Eye 28/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 15/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/12/45. RAIDIN' MAIDEN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38058n/a490BG 850BS
43-38058 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; battle damage Parchim 7/4/45 Pilot: Cagle; mid air coll w/Me109 (by Sonderkommando Elbe rammer); ret allied territory safely despite two engines out; RetUS, Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38063n/a490BG 850BS
43-38063 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 21/7/44; Returned to US: Reading 20/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 21/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38068MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION490BG 850BS12947
43-38068 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 5/7/44; Grenier 19/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; MIA Frankfurt 9/3/45 Pilot: Carl Faust, Oliver Hirist, Harry Perdue, Leroy Pierstos, Bob Greene, Paul Winkle, Lloyd Wells (7POW); Roy Caver, George Bryant (2KIA); flak, crashed Mulheim, Germany. MACR 12947. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38071n/a490BG n/a
43-38071 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 26/7/44; battle damage Ruhland 17/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing St Trond A/fd, Belgium. Salvaged. 23/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38072n/a490BG n/a13556
43-38072 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 27/7/44; 850BS; MIA Plauen 21/3/45 Pilot: John Schultz, Fred Black, Joe Purine, Chas Lennon, Joe Ellis, Lloyd Kennedy, Carl Stan, Jim Butterfield (8KIA); Craig Bennett (POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Falkenberg, Sweden. MACR 13556.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38078n/a490BG 849BS14194
43-38078 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; 850BS; MIA Pirna 19/4/45 Pilot: Bob Norvell, Nendell Snyder, Newton Parker (3POW); Lorenzo Smith, Gordon Lake, Leo Borden, Pete Malires, Carl Johnson, Bob Johnson (6KIA); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Schonau, Germany. MACR 14194.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38079n/a490BG n/a
43-38079 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 26/7/43; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 7/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38082LADY HELENE490BG 850BS14294
43-38082 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 30/7/44; MIA Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 Pilot: Dick Druhot, Bob Campbell, Edgar Plaeger, Ralph Hogan, Jim Kyser (5POW); Chas Bowers, Carmen Francis, Jim Bobo (3EVD); Jack Knox (KIA); crash '; MACR 14294. LADY HELENE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38084n/a490BG n/a
43-38084 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38087n/a490BG 849BS10326
43-38087 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 Pilot: '; MACR 10326.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38090n/a490BG n/a
43-38090 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 26/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G-80-BO43-38094n/a490BG 849BS
43-38094 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; crash: takeoff for Ahrweiler 25/12/44 Pilot: Ray Hann; Salvaged. 27/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38096n/a490BG n/a
43-38096 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 26/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38100n/a490BG 850BS
43-38100 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 15/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 25/12/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 6/2/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38103n/a490BG n/a13855
43-38103 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; MIA Nurnberg 5/4/45 Pilot: Chas Bates, Ellis Smith, John Ewald (3POW); Alfredo Aulicino, Jack Hamilton, Ray Conroy, Chas Anderson, Chas Plotner, Jim Ireland [tg}, John Till [GN - '} (7KIA); flak, crashed Frisian Is, Hol. MACR 13855.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38105n/a490BG n/a
43-38105 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 26/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 15/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 30/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38111n/a490BG 849BS
43-38111 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; lost on training flight 5/1/45 Pilot: Don Wood, Co-Pilot: John Smith, Navigator: Forest Redman, Ex n-Warren Allen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Todt, instr etTail Gunner: Elmer Hammond, instr Radio Operator: Cliff Kwasigroh, ro-Ed Sarazewski, instr p-Lt Paul McGee (9KIA); mid air coll w/43-38050 (490BG); crashed Rougham A/fd, Sfk. UK; Salvaged. 17/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38112n/a490BG 851BS
43-38112 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; Salvaged. n/battle damage 15/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38128BOMBO490BG 849BS8856
43-38128 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; MIA Stuttgart 13/9/44 Pilot: Bob Funk, Allan Quinn, Rae Stokes, Bob Lawrence, Tom Dobson (5POW); Frank Hedeen, Bob Lincoln, Steve Andrews, Chas Fowlkes (4KIA); flak, crashed Fuerth, Germany. MACR 8856. BOMBO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38131MISS MO490BG 851BS13854
43-38131 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 6/8/44; 850BS; battle damage Nurnberg 5/4/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed Outdorp, Hol; MACR 13854. MISS MO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38132OLD PATCH490BG 849BS11585
43-38132 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 21/7/44; MIA Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Walt McGrath, Ellington Wiltshire, Shirley Elliott, Martin Silva, Gordon Pugh (5KIA); Dan Shapiro, Perry Walker, Melvin Chambers, Dick Lynde (4POW); flak, crashed Julich, Germany. . MACR 11585. OLD PATCH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38150n/a490BG n/a12238
43-38150 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 21/7/44; battle damage Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Si Spiegel, Bill Holo, Ray Patulski, Chas Sandusky {togg}, John Caffrey, Maurice Carpenter, Salvatore Novarra, Frank Stockton, Dale Tyler (9RTD); forced landing Russia. Salvaged. 23/3/45. MACR 12238.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38152n/a490BG 849BS
43-38152 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 17/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38157n/a490BG n/a11548
43-38157 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 21/7/44; battle damage Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent, 3KIA; Salvaged. 28/1/45. MACR 11548.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38167n/a490BG n/a12371
43-38167 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 22/7/44; during assembly for Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: ', mid air coll w/43-38699; crashed Prickwillow, UK; crews baled, but one man killed plus two civilians; MACR 12371; Salvaged. 2/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38180n/a490BG n/a9529
43-38180 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; MIA Berlin 6/10/44 Pilot: Bill McLennan, Joe Bingham, Morris Chakansky, Len Smith (4POW); Art Bubendorf, Larry Grubisich, Bob Moyer, Bob Dittmer, Santi Trimarchi (5KIA); flak, crashed Spandau, Germany. MACR 9529.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38184n/a490BG 849BS8857
43-38184 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; battle damage Ludwigshafen 1/9/44 Pilot: '; mission recalled thru weather; mid air coll w/B-17, forced landing Querqueville A/fd, Fr; MACR 8857; Salvaged. 1/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38324n/a490BG 851BS8929
43-38324 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 30/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 12/8/44; MIA Mannheim 9/9/44 Pilot: John Beach, John Terlecky, Jim Vogt (3KIA); Stewart Biegler, Dan Breckenridge, Willard Willimson, Mike Walsh, Albt Ackerman, Ken Wolf (6POW); flak, crashed Zweieichen, Germany. MACR 8929.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38341n/a490BG n/a
43-38341 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/7/44; Hunter 1/8/44; Grenier 2/8/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38400ALICE BLUE GOWN490BG 851BS
43-38400 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 12/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 16/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 15/12/45. ALICE BLUE GOWN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38575n/a490BG 850BS13557
43-38575 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/8/44; Lincoln 7/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 19/9/44; MIA Plauen, Germany. 21/3/45 Pilot: Herman Bailard, Gilbert Brown, George Kumm, Jim Huddy, Albt Jenkins, Jim Price, Henry Bennett, Alf Cole (8KIA); Gilbert Wright (POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Elsterwerda, Ger. MACR 13557.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38603n/a490BG 850BS
43-38603 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/8/44; Hunter 6/9/44; Grenier 28/9/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 13/10/44; in base landing accident Pilot: Marlon Evans 15/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38634n/a490BG n/a
43-38634 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 30/9/44; Grenier 8/10/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 14/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38687n/a490BG n/a
43-38687 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 27/9/44; MIA Frankfurt but battle damage Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Germany. ardesbergen, Belgium. Salvaged. 23/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38699n/a490BG n/a12426
43-38699 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 7/10/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 14/10/44; MIA Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: '; mid air coll w/43-38167; crashed continent; Salvaged. 2/3/45; MACR 12426.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38701n/a490BG 850BS14192
43-38701 Delivered: Gt Falls 9/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; MIA Pirna, Germany. 19/4/45 Pilot: Paul Snyder, Ross Stewart, Bill Welson, Joe Trojanowski, Lyle Doole, Wayne Stauffer, George Langley, Bill Suemsky, Dick Phillips, Wilbur Leme (10KIA); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Schonau, Ger. MACR 14192.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38728WITH BREAKFAST490BG 851BS
43-38728 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/11/45. L5 WITH BREAKFAST.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38729THE JUDGE490BG 850BS
43-38729 Delivered: Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG [7Q-P]Eye 1/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45. THE JUDGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38807n/a490BG n/a11770
43-38807 Delivered: Lincoln 24/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 17/10/44; battle damage Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed continent; Salvaged. 4/2/45; MACR 11770.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38838n/a490BG 849BS
43-38838 Delivered: Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 17/10/44; landing accident Pilot: Chas Ward, hit 43-38134 on base 12/12/44; Salvaged. 13/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39130n/a490BG n/a13555
43-39130 Delivered: Lincoln 10/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 19/12/44; MIA Plauen 21/3/45 Pilot: Bill Audette, Ray Akeny, Bob Neuenschwander, Ted Chapin, Roy McGhee {tg}, Virgil Dupler {rcm} (6KIA); Lew Harvard, George Gilbert, Chas Johnston, Bill Shipp (4POW); jet Enemy aircraft, crashed Strehia, Germany. . MACR 13555.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39240n/a490BG n/a
43-39240 Delivered: Hunter 15/1/45; Grenier 31/1/45; Assigned: 490BG Eye 7/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 9/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39251n/a490BG n/a
43-39251 Delivered: Hunter 18/1/45; Dow Fd 2/2/45; Assigned: 490BG Eye 5/2/45; Sat 9AF Germany. any 23/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39297n/a490BG n/a13741
43-39297 Delivered: Lincoln 31/1/45; Dow Fd 13/2/45; Assigned: 490BG Eye 16/2/45; battle damage Nurnberg 5/4/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 10/4/45; MACR 13741.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6303THE LUCKY STRIKE490BG 850BS13909
44-6303 Delivered: Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 11/7/44; 851BS; MIA Schlessheim 9/4/45 Pilot: Bill Schoenfeld, Ray Schar, Redmond Fraser, Ray Swallow, Frank Alexander, Gene Malmstedt, Irwin Wrampe (7POW); Dan Bereck, Dean Smith (2KIA); flak, crashed Schlessheim, Germany. MACR 13909. THE LUCKY STRIKE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6594n/a490BG n/a
44-6594 Delivered: Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 830BS/490BG Eye 13/10/44; landing accident Pilot: Louis Avery 19/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6893LOOKY LOOKY490BG 851BS
44-6893 Delivered: Lincoln 12/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BG Eye 7/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 18/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 21/12/45. LOOKY LOOKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83254n/a490BG 850BS
44-83254 Delivered: Hunter 14/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 850BS/490BG [7Q-B] Eye 15/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 24/11/45. OLD DOC STORK
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8413n/a490BG 849BS
44-8413 Delivered: Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 28/9/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned: 849BS/490BG Eye 20/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 15/7/45; Independence 17/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-85531SHADY LADY490BG n/a
44-85531 Delivered: Louisville 15/3/45; Topeka 25/3/45; Sth Plains 16/4/45; 2140 BU Smyrna 7/11/45; 4104 BU Rome 13/6/46; 554 BU Memphis 17/6/46; 342 BU Smyrna 17/9/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 4112 BU Olmstead 18/6/47; 338 RVM Momote 1/1/48; 5 RVP Clark Fd, Phil 1/7/48; 9 MSU Fairfield 25/6/49; AMC Hill Fd 21/10/49; Recl Comp 19/5/50; re-ass AF, painted all black for secret operations Vietnam; Civil N809Z, used by CIA during 50s & 60s from Marana, Az. fitted with forked pincers on nose to pick up agents; restored at McMinville, Or. 1987 as 490BG SHADY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8659n/a490BG n/a
44-8659 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/11/44; Hunter 14/12/44; Grenier 24/12/44; Assigned: 848BS/490BG Eye 3/1/45; Transferred: 15AF 29/5/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 10/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8696n/a490BG 850BS
44-8696 Delivered: Lincoln 28/11/44; Grenier 26/12/44; Assigned: 850BS/490BG Eye 28/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8872n/a490BG n/a
44-8872 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/45; Hunter 6/2/45; Grenier 26/2/45; Assigned: 490BG Eye 28/2/45; Transferred: 414BS/97BG Amendola 30/5/45; landing accident at Pomigliano A/Fd, It Pilot: Henry Kelly 16/7/45; Returned to US: Morrison 1/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 12/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8929n/a490BG n/a
44-8929 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/45; Hunter 3/3/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned: 490BG Eye 28/3/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); Transferred: 15AF 30/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 24/12/46; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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