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486th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17;B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:4th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:832nd Bombardment Squadron
833rd Bombardment Squadron
834th Bombardment Squadron
835th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Entered combat in May 1944 with B-14 aircraft but soon converted to B-17's. Operated chiefly against strategic objectives in Germany until May 1945.

Targets included marshalling yards in Stuttgart, Cologne, and Mainz; airfields in Kassel and Munster; oil refineries and storage plants in Merseburg, Dollbergen, and Hamburg; harbors in Bremen and Kiel; and factories in Mannheim and Weimar. Other missions included bombing airfields, gun positions, V-weapon sites, and railroad bridges in France in preparation for or in support of the invasion of Normandy in Jun 1944; striking road junctions and troop concentrations in support of ground forces pushing across France, Jul-Aug 1944; hitting gun emplacements near Arnheim to minimize transport and glider losses during the airborne invasion of Holland in Sep 1944; and bombing enemy installations in support of ground troops during the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944-Jan 1945) and the assault across the Rhine (Mar-Apr 1945). Returned to the US in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Glendon P Overing, 20 Sep 1943
  • Col William B Kieffer, c. 13 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: 22

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1January 30, 19448AF 202Night Test OBOE MK II
2May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
3May 08, 19448AF 345Targets in France and Belgium
4May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
5May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France
6May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
7May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
8May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
9May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
10May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
11May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany 2
12May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
13May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
14May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
15June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
16June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
17June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
18June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
19June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
20June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
21June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
22June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
23June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
24June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
25June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
26June 17, 19448AF 419Airfields in France
27June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
28June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
29June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
30June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
31June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
32June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France
33June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
34June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
35June 30, 19448AF 448Airfields in France and Belgium
36July 01, 19448AF 449Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites1
37July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
38July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
39July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
40July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France
41July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
42July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
43July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
44July 14, 19448AF 473Airfields in France
45July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
46July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
47July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
48July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
49July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
50July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
51July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
52July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
53August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
54August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
55August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories3
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 France
58August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
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 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
62August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
63August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
64August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
65August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
66August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
67August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
68August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
69August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
70August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
71September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area
72September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest2
73September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
74September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
75September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
76September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
77September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
78September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery1
79September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
80September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
81September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
82September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
83September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany1
84September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany1
85October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
86October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
87October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany1
88October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
89October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
90October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
91October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
92October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
93October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
94October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
95October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
96October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
97October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
98October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
99November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany2
100November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
101November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
102November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
103November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
104November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
105November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
106November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany1
107November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
108November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
109November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany2
110December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
111December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany2
112December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
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 16, 19448AF 752Rail targets in Stuttgart
117December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
118December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
119December 26, 19448AF 762Rail targets behind battle area
120December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
121December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany
122December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
123December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
124January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
125January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
126January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
127January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
128January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
129January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
130January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
131January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
132January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
133January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
134January 18, 19458AF 799Rail target in Germany
135January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade
136January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany1
137January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
138January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
139February 01, 19458AF 814Rail targets and bridges in western Germany
140February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
141February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
142February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
143February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
144February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
145February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
146February 17, 19458AF 834Synthetic oil plants
147February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
148February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
149February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets1
150February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
151February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
152February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots1
153February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
154February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
155February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
156March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
157March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
158March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
159March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
160March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
161March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
162March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
163March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
164March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
165March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
166March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
167March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
168March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
169March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
170March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
171March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
172March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
173March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
174March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
175March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets1
176March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
177April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
178April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
179April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
180April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields2
181April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields3
182April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
183April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin2
184April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
185April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
186April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
187April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
188April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia2
189April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
190April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:32

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-04-19Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52617).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Koonce, Howard L.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-05-16Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29461*).
Organization: 835BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Nath, Robert E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-05-17Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52634).
Organization: 833BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Fellmeth, Adolph F Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-05-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52691).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hendricks, Fred A.
Notes: killed in crash landing.
Location: Preston Fm/NNE Lavenham England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-05-20Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52726).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sturgeon, Norman (NMI).
Notes: killed in a take off accident.
Location: Sudbury/ 1mi NE Sta 174 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-07-11Aircraft: B-24J (#42-40300).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Abell, Jessie B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-07-11Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52760).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Zuker, Raymond F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-07-25Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37927).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Price, Leon F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-07-25Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6312).
Organization: / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-09-27Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37942).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Goodman, George L.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-09-27Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38005).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Hull, Lesley B.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-10-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38137).
Organization: 835BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Herrmann, Clarence B.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Sudbury/ 1/2mi Sta 174 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-11-15Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37916).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Casey, Thomas M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Knettishall, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-12-03Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6580).
Organization: 834BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Frazier, John T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-12-31Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37910).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Raddatz, Virgil G F.
Notes: crash landing engine failure.
Location: Sudbury/ 4mi SE Sta 174 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161945-01-03Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37942).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Dibble, Merle G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Woodbridge ELS England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171945-02-03Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38031).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cloud, Lewis K.
Notes: killed in a crash destroyed by fire.
Location: Southwold/ 2mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37992).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Evans, Bruce W.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shorehan-on-Sea/4mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191945-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37899).
Organization: 835BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Van Platen, William G.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201945-03-17Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37937).
Organization: 832BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Vanderhoef, Peter B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211945-05-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37945).
Organization: 834BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: Schwarz, Robert I.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221945-05-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37891).
Organization: 835BS / 486BG of Sudbury, Suffolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk 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-17G42-102893n/a486BG n/a
42-102893 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/4/44; slated 832BS/486BG [3R-H], Kingman 28/4/44; 4126 BU San Bernardino 30/12/44; 3018 BU Kingman 7/1/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 24/6/45; 1504 BU Fairfield 29/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97877n/a486BG 835BS
42-97877 Delivered: Denver 23/3/44; Lockheed, Dallas as mock-up 17/4/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG Sudbury 29/6/44; battle damage Hamburg 4/8/44 Pilot: '; Salvaged. 9/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97968n/a486BG 835BS11352
42-97968 Delivered: Dallas 18/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-V] Sudbury 28/6/44; battle damage Frankfurt 8/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 30/1/45. MACR 11352.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97998ROANOKE MAGICIAN486BG 834BS
42-97998 Delivered: Dallas 27/4/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-F] Sudbury 6/7/44; {45m} battle damage Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: ' and 1KIA; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 6/4/45. ROANOKE MAGICIAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98001n/a486BG 834BS
42-98001 Delivered: Dallas 27/4/44; Hunter 5/6/44; Grenier 19/6/44; 111 BU Langley 12/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-S] Sudbury 17/7/44; {59m} Transferred: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 10/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98006OLD YARD DOG486BG 832BS
42-98006 Delivered: Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-F] Sudbury 3/7/44; {62m} ret POWs from Linz 11/7/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 7/11/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45. THE OLD YARD DOG.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-98007SLEEPY TIME GAL486BG 833BS
42-98007 Delivered: Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-D] Sudbury 4/7/44; {29m} return from mission 10/11/44 Pilot: Henry Rapp, Bill O'Leary, Delmar Claussen, Bob Farver, Frank Eisenberg, Bernie Miller, Ed Schoonover, Dave King (8RTD); Phil Scott (KIA); Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 28/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 11/12/45. SLEEPY TIME GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37646LOW PRESSURE LULU486BG 833BS10405
43-37646 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [H8-A] Sudbury 29/6/44; {23m} MIA Osnabruck 21/11/44 Pilot: Howard Glashoff (KIA); Lester Keson, Harry Lovely, Tom Mahon, Cecil Rasco, John Haerle, Tom Seckel, Don Miller, Dan Alpha (8POW); mech fault, crashed Halle, Germany. MACR 10405. LOW PRESSURE LULU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37800n/a486BG n/a
43-37800 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 2/6/44; Grenier 11/6/44; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 28/6/44; Transferred: 835BS/486BG [H8-S] Sudbury 29/6/44; 833BS [3R-R]; {64m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37820n/a486BG 832BS13910
43-37820 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-T] Sudbury 28/6/44; 833BS [3R-T]; [75m} MIA Brandenburg 10/4/45 Pilot: Melvin Thaler, Carl Oestreich, Don Wheeler, Art Greenfield {togg), Neal Fielder, Chas Grannis, Wallace Minard, Bob Farrell, Leon Lanier {tg}, George Philips {obs} (10POW); flak, crashed Ziesar, Germany. MACR 13910.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37835n/a486BG 833BS
43-37835 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 2/7/44; {69m} Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37840n/a486BG n/a
43-37840 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned: 486BG Sudbury 30/6/44; Salvaged. 21/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37867n/a486BG 836BS
43-37867 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/5/44; Hunter 8/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 29/6/44; trans 833BS/486BG [2N-C] Sudbury 11/44; {53m} Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37875n/a486BG 835BS8459
43-37875 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [2N-K] Sudbury 30/6/44; {15m} /MIA Stuttgart 5/9/44 Pilot: Tom Crawford (POW); John Johnson, John Engelmeier, Lyle Lundstrom, Cecil Davis, Henry Hewitt, Bob Beisler, Velton Robson (7KIA); Norman Jones (EVD); mid air coll w/43- 37949 (486BG), crashed Brest, Fr. MACR 8459.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37883BLUE STREAK486BG 834BS10168
43-37883 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-T] Sudbury 2/7/44; 833BS [2N-C]; {27m} MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Dave Paris, Co-Pilot: Gene Schmidt, Navigator: Bill Beeson, Bombardier: Walt Rousky, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John McGill, Radio Operator: Nick Puglia, Ball Turret Gunner: John Burch, Waist Gunner: Calvin Herrick, Tail Gunner: Warren Rudiger (9KIA); flak, crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 10168. BLUE STREAK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37891MAN'S FOLLY486BG 835BS
43-37891 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-J] Sudbury 2/7/44; {54m} when parked was damaged by 43-37945, Salvaged. 20/5/45. OLD MAN'S FOLLY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37908WOEFUL BEAR486BG 835BS10336
43-37908 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; {24m} MIA Weisbaden 10/11/44 Pilot: Jim Dimel; Ball Turret Gunner: Chelsey Miller; flak, crashed Ixel, Belgium. Salvaged. 22/11/44. MACR 10336. WOEFUL BEAR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37909n/a486BG 832BS7711
43-37909 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-B] Sudbury 3/7/44; {3m} MIA Hamburg 4/8/44 Pilot: Harvey Walthall, Bill Myers, Howard Graham, Ken Faber, Jim Danno, Bill Dold, Bill Lambertus (7KIA); Quentin Ingerson, Kazmer Rechak (2POW); flak & mid air coll, crashed Rotenburg, Germany. MACR 7711.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37910n/a486BG 832BS
43-37910 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-C] Sudbury 2/7/44; {38m} crash: takeoff for Misburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Virgil Raddatz, Co-Pilot: Ken Hart, Navigator: Bill Winship, Ex n-Fred Koehn, Bombardier: Bob Corman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Aloysius Ontko, Radio Operator: Harry Tekler, Ball Turret Gunner: Herman Taylor, Waist Gunner: Bill Wilcox, Tail Gunner: Bob Holan (10RTD); malfunction on #3, crashed Cornard, near Sudbury, Sfk. Salvaged. 3/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37916SMOKEY STOVER486BG 832BS
43-37916 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 3/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-D] Sudbury 4/7/44; {34m} taxi accident and Salvaged. 19/11/44. SMOKEY STOVER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37925n/a486BG n/a
43-37925 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 490BS Eye 2/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 12/7/45; trans 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 11/44; {17m} 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37927THE LAST ROUNDUP486BG 832BS11048
43-37927 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2/7/44; {36m} MIA Merseburg 6/12/44 Pilot: Bruce Alexander, Chas Bryson, Roy Sykora, Walt Hummel, Roy Henry, Bob Cooke, Isadoro Wolstein, Dwight Shurtleff, Chester Lolynski (9KIA); flak, crashed Ijmuiden, Hol. MACR 11048. THE LAST ROUNDUP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37928n/a486BG n/a
43-37928 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 851BS/490BS Eye 2/7/44; trans 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 10/44; {43m} crash-landed base Pilot: Bob Snure 18/4/45; taxi accident w/Art Gottleib at Meeks Fd, Iceland en route home 9/7/45; Returned to US: Bradley 12/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37929n/a486BG 835BS7712
43-37929 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-F] Sudbury 2/7/44; {3m} MIA Hamburg 4/8/44 Pilot: Nathan Adler, Co-Pilot: John Williams, Navigator: Sam Lum, Bombardier: Joe Richter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Forse Baisden, Radio Operator: Don Jones, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Pesta, Waist Gunner: Joe Davis, Tail Gunner: Bill Sterfanik (9POW); flak, crashed Wesermunde, Germany. MACR 7712.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37931PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS486BG 832BS14186
43-37931 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; 834BS [2S-L] ; {82m} MIA Dresden 17/4/45 Pilot: Jacob Bartl, Edwin Brown, Pete Uruski. Dick Laver, Everett Hendrix, Bill Veazey, Jose Aragon, Lou Tolson, Ted Ellis (9KIA); flak, crashed Dresden, Germany. MACR 14186. PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37937THE PROWLER486BG 832BS
43-37937 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Dow Fd 10/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-K] Sudbury 15/7/44; {67m} crash-landed on practice operation Pilot: Peter Vanderhoff 17/3/45; Salvaged. 21/3/45. THE PROWLER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37939n/a486BG 832BS
43-37939 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-E] Sudbury 9/7/44; {27m} MIA Bingen 27/11/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Vilvorbe, Germany. ; Salvaged. 1/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37942THE BLUE FAIRY486BG 832BS13739
43-37942 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-J] Sudbury 2/7/44; forced landing Woodbridge EMG Pilot: Merle Dibble 3/1/45; {52m} MIA Grafenwohr 8/4/45 w/Bill Wood, Chas Strong (2KIA); Walt Doerschlag {wia}, Dick Witt, Bill Martin, Bill Rosoe, Harry Parmley, Horace Houd, Jack Marlar (7POW); flak hit #3 engine which caught fire, then went into spin, lost a wing then exploded, crashed Rehau, Germany. MACR 13739. FLIPPY aka THE BLUE FAIRY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37943THE FERTILE TURTLE486BG 833BS12782
43-37943 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-G] Sudbury 2/7/44; {61m} battle damage Leipzig 27/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Bernstadtgram, Germany. Salvaged. 1/4/45. MACR 12782. THE FERTILE TURTLE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37944MR TACOMA486BG 834BS11047
43-37944 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-R] Sudbury 11/7/44; {34m} MIA Merseburg 6/12/44 Pilot: Bob Miller, Edmund Barcikowski, Fred Kinsler, Dick Hobgood, Marion Taylor, Bill Effinger, Jim Mathis, Frank Ward, Stan Pavlic (9POW); flak, crashed Uuddorp, Germany. MACR 11047. MR TACOMA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37945n/a486BG 834BS
43-37945 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 24/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-K] Sudbury 2/7/44; {75m} collided with 43-37891 taxi accident Pilot: Bob Schwartz 20/5/45, Salvaged. 21/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37948n/a486BG 833BS11153
43-37948 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/7/44; Transferred: 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} MIA Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: Woodrow Cornelison, Herman Sigal, Ernie Glass, Bob Volkman, Melvin Adams, Ed Smolinski, George Scott, Bob Burchard (8POW); Billy Spieles (KIA); mech fault, crashed Stolzenbach, Germany. MACR 11153.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37949NOBODY GETSZIT486BG 835BS8460
43-37949 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 2/7/44; {15m} MIA Stuttgart 5/9/44 Pilot: Art Eacham, Edgar Berry, Vic Durley, Bob Petry, Francis Pitman, Clayton Reiter, Harry Light, Ed Long (8KIA); Jim Jent (POW); mid air coll w/43-37866 (486BG), crashed Brest, Fr. MACR 8460. NOBODY GETSZIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37952n/a486BG 835BS
43-37952 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-F] Sudbury 2/7/44; 833BS 2N-H]; {83m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37954JESSIE486BG 835BS
43-37954 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-K then C] Sudbury 8/7/44; {79m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Albuquerque 6/2/46. GOIN' JESSIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37958FLAK PLOW486BG 834BS
43-37958 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-H] Sudbury 14/7/44; {69m} forced landing Belgium. ium, 21/4/45 Pilot: ' ; Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45. FLAK PLOW.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37959n/a486BG 834BS
43-37959 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-K] Sudbury 8/7/44; {22m} battle damage Koblenz 19/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Belgium. ium; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37963DIRTY DEUCE486BG 834BS
43-37963 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-J] Sudbury 8/7/44; 833BS [2N-K], {61m} Returned to US: 1103 BU Morrison 3/11/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46. DIRTY DEUCE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37966n/a486BG 835BS
43-37966 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-G] Sudbury 8/7/44; {31m} battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: Estersohn, crew RTD; forced landing continent and sal.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37968SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYSIUS486BG 833BS
43-37968 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 837BS/487BG Lavenham 8/7/44; Transferred: 833BS/486BG [2N-R] Sudbury 27/10/44; then 835BS [H8-V]; {75m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 12/11/45. SUPERSTITUOUS ALOYSIUS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37970n/a486BG 838BS
43-37970 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; trans 833BS/486BG [2N-S] Sudbury; {49m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37983UMBRIAGO486BG 835BS
43-37983 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; 833BS [2N-N]; {83m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. UMBRIAGO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37985n/a486BG 834BS
43-37985 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 16/7/44; {32m} MIA Duren 16/11/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Nivelles, Belgium. Salvaged. 17/11/44. Re-ass 67 Tac Recon Gp.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37992n/a486BG 832BS
43-37992 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-P] Sudbury 11/7/44; {49m} battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: Bruce Evans; crash-landed Upper Beeding, four miles N of Shoreham, Sx, UK, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37996HOCK SHOP486BG 835BS
43-37996 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 8/7/44; {76m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45. HOCK SHOP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37998MISS IRISH486BG 835BS
43-37998 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [4N-E] Sudbury 11/7/44; {66m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 4/12/45. MISS IRISH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38001MISS AGNES486BG 835BS14197
43-38001 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/7/44; Transferred: 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 27/10/44; {58m} MIA Dresden 17/4/45 Pilot: Dick Allbright, Bob Miller, Carl Runge, Milton Carmack, Merle Davison, Junior Raines, Edgar Coghill, Styles Westbrook, Bernie Poole (9POW); flak, crashed Dresden, Germany. MACR 14197. OLD (OH') MISS AGNES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38005n/a486BG 832BS
43-38005 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; {15m} during assembly for Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 Pilot: '; mid air coll w/43-37942; crew bailed, aircraft crashed sea off Suffolk coast.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38020MISS ANTHRACITE486BG 834BS13887
43-38020 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-P] Sudbury 13/7/44; {31m} MIA Grafenwohr 8/4/45 Pilot: Art Sauler (KIA); Dale Thompson, Howard Aden, Chas Evans, George Coronis, Ed Supe, Wilbur Roden, Dave Willey, Jim Gartrell (8POW); flak, crashed Rehau, Germany. MACR 13887. MISS ANTHRACITE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38022n/a486BG n/a
43-38022 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 8/7/44; Assigned: 486BG Sudbury 11/7/44; no ops, Transferred: 836BS/487BG [2G-D] Lavenham 12/7/44; hit while parked in a taxi accident by 44-8611 22/1/45; Salvaged. 23/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38027BATCHELOR'S DELIGHT486BG 832BS
43-38027 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-R] Sudbury 16/7/44; {62m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 25/11/45. BATCHELOR'S DELIGHT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38029HONEYCHILE486BG 835BS
43-38029 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 13/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 16/7/44; {12m} battle damage Cologne 14/10/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 14/11/44. HONEYCHILE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38031BLUE GRASS GIRL486BG 835BS
43-38031 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 17/7/44; 833BS [4N-M]; {39m} battle damage Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Lewis Cloud, crash-landed Reydon, two miles NW of Southwold, Sfk., UK; 5KIA; Salvaged. 4/2/45. BLUE GRASS GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38034THE CHARIOT486BG 834BS
43-38034 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [4N-V] Sudbury 12/7/44; {68m} Returned to US: Bradley 10/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/11/45. THE CHARIOT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38040n/a486BG 832BS
43-38040 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-L] Sudbury 14/7/44; {65m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38041EASY MOVEMENTS486BG 835BS
43-38041 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-L] Sudbury 28/7/44; {60m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 19/11/45. EASY MOVEMENTS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38110MARGE486BG 835BS9420
43-38110 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-L] Sudbury 19/7/44; {12m} MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: Fred Oltman, Bill Mitchell, Russ Curtis, Chas Bogenschultz, Harry Springer, Bill Stanerry, Bob Gardner, Lt Chas Bateman {tg}, Lt Bob Mistrol {pilot navigator} (9KIA); Frank Whittington (POW); flak, crashed Merseburg, Germany. MACR 9420. MARGE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38136SNOW WHITE486BG 835BS9491
43-38136 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-R] Sudbury 17/7/44; {31m} MIA Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: George List, John Wise, Jim Ellison, Rueben Bratmoe, Bob Stanley, Jim Goonan, Dick Sherman (7KIA); Norman Dahlstrom, Owen Crawford (2POW); flak, crashed Overath, Germany. MACR 9491. SNOW WHITE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38137n/a486BG 835BS
43-38137 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-N] Sudbury 17/7/44; {5m} crash: takeoff for Cologne 15/10/44 Pilot: Clarry Herman, Co-Pilot: Bob Etter, Navigator: Bill Annan, Bombardier: Vernon Mierhenry, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Sartain, Radio Operator: Bob Stone, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Spaulding, Waist Gunner: John Jackson, Tail Gunner: Joe Cook (9KIA); aircraft came down at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury, UK., (Now Tesco Superstore), also killing a civilian; Salvaged. MACR ' .
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38140n/a486BG 832BS10167
43-38140 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 17/7/44; {16m} MIA Merseburg 2/11/44 Pilot: Albt Pierce, Corbin Willis, Bob Lansche, Howard Butler, Ken Mulllen (5POW); Neil Hampton, Albt Siudeikis, Chas Warren, Steve Nemes (4KIA); flak, crashed Sommerda, Germany. MACR 10167.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38142BUTCH486BG 835BS13550
43-38142 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 18/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-P] Sudbury 19/7/44 RODNEY THE ROCKS; {69} MIA Hamburg 30/3/45 Pilot: Fred Veal, Otis Ruble, Bob Poole, Marion Hord, Jim Webb, Len Kwiatkowski, Phil Gialloreta (7KIA); Don Johns, Bob Herman (2KIA); flak, crashed Pinneberg, Germany. MACR 13550. LIL' BUTCH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38145n/a486BG 832BS7713
43-38145 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 17/7/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-N] Sudbury 18/7/44; {4m} MIA Hamburg 4/8/44 Pilot: Leland Harper, Harry Scully (2POW); Hugh White, Constantine Kontos, Ed Sherrick, Ralph Fleck, Stan Calhoun, John Warner, Jerome Argenti (7KIA); mid air coll, crashed Quelkhorn, Germany. MACR 7713.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38149WINGED VIRGIN486BG 834BS
43-38149 Delivered: Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/487BG [2S-M] Lavenham 17/7/44; trans 834BS/486BG [2S-M] Sudbury 8/44; {67m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/11/45. WINGED VIRGIN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38163n/a486BG 838BS
43-38163 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned: 838BS/487BG Lavenham 18/7/44; trans 833BS/486BG [2N-H Sudbury 11/44; {59m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38194n/a486BG 832BS
43-38194 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/7/44; Kearney 16/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-N] Sudbury 4/8/44; {49m} Returned to US: Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 5/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38246VERMONT MAID486BG 835BS
43-38246 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/7/44; Hunter 20/7/44; Presque Is 31/7/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-D] Sudbury 2/8/44; {87m} Returned to US: Bradley Pilot: John Anderson 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 12/12/45. CUPCAKE aka VERMONT MAID.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38648n/a486BG 835BS12578
43-38648 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 11/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-H] Sudbury 14/10/44; {24m} MIA Bremen 25/2/45 Pilot: Bill Wiley, Don Demerath, Deometrios Maurides, Clarry Baugh, Curtis Jessen, Don Brown, Keith Splude, George Rubin, Jim Manford (9POW); flak, crashed Sonthofen, Germany. MACR 12578.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38787RED RAIDER486BG n/a
43-38787 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 8AF 16/10/44; 835BS/486BG [H8-C then K] Sudbury 2/45; {41m} Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/11/45. RED RAIDER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38925n/a486BG 833BS11798
43-38925 Delivered: Lincoln 12/10/44; Dow Fd 24/10/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG Sudbury 25/10/44; MIA Mannheim 21/1/45 Pilot: George Holdefer, Theo Odell, Sante Fasan, Fred Hermann, John Dellafave, Terry Victor, Sol Shindel, Chas McGee, Joe Ginney (9POW); flak, crashed Ingstettin, Germany. MACR 11798.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39091S GOLDEN BARE486BG 832BS
43-39091 Delivered: Lincoln 29/11/44; Dow Fd 11/12/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-D] Sudbury 19/12/44; {15m} Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 13/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 24/11/45. CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN BARE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39163HAPPY WARRIOR486BG 835BS13889
43-39163 Delivered: Lincoln 22/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-S] Sudbury 7/1/45; {24m} MIA Parchim 7/4/45 Pilot: Walt Center, Giovanni Cirelli, Albt Harris, Wyatt Kerr, Sam Powell {tg}, Maj Bain Fulton {obs} (6POW); Doug Spath, George Lyford, Frank Pikula, Bob Frauenholtz (4KIA); hit by bombs from above aircraft; crashed Parchim, Germany. MACR 13889. HAPPY WARRIOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39321n/a486BG 834BS
43-39321 Delivered: Hunter 10/2/45; Grenier 19/2/45; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-T] Sudbury 4/45; {3m} Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6202n/a486BG n/a
44-6202 Delivered: Tulsa 30/5/44; ass 486BG as THE BABY SHOE III; Transferred: Boca Raton 29/8/44; 3501 BU Boca Raton 2/9/44; 4119 BU Brookley 19/9/45; 3501 BU Boca Raton 7/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6292BABY SHOE II486BG 833BS8612
44-6292 Delivered: Kearney 27/6/44; Grenier Fd 6/7/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 8/7/44; 834BS [4N-V]; {13m} battle damage Dusseldorf 9/9/44 Pilot: Larry Deckelmeyer, Karl Yohn, Lloyd McMichael, John Swain, Bill Allison, Joe Aycock, Harry Horowitz, Ross Pase, Art Mowrer (9POW); forced landing continent. Salvaged. 14/11/44. MACR 8612. BABY SHOE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6302n/a486BG 833BS
44-6302 Delivered: Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 839BS/487BG Lavenham 12/7/44; Transferred: 833BS/486BG [2N-M] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} battle damage Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Melsbroek, Belgium. Salvaged. 21/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6311COALTOWN EXPRESS486BG 834BS
44-6311 Delivered: Kearney 30/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-E] 19/7/44; {78m} Returned to US: Chanute 8/7/45; Sth Plains 24/10/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46. COALTOWN EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6312HOMESICK ANGEL486BG 834BS
44-6312 Delivered: Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-C] Sudbury 14/7/44; {66m} Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; Sth Plains 10/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45. HOMESICK ANGEL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6314RUTHIE BEE486BG 834BS
44-6314 Delivered: Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG 2S-D] Sudbury 13/7/44; {83m}FF Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/44; Sth Plains 11/7/44; Scrapped: Kingman 19/11/45. RUTHIE BEE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6447n/a486BG n/a
44-6447 Delivered: Kearney 8/8/44; Dow Fd 15/8/44; Assigned: 486BG Sudbury, UK 16/8/44, but Transferred: 20BS/2BG Amendola, It 28/8/44; Salvaged. 25/7/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6477n/a486BG 832BS
44-6477 Delivered: Kearney 17/8/44; Dow Fd 3/9/44; Assigned: 862BS/493BG Debach 8/9/44; Transferred: 832BS/486BG [3R-V] Sudbury, used to return POWs fron Linz, Aus; {25m} Returned to US: Bradley 8/7/45; Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45. BLUE GRASS GIRL II (')
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6580DREAM KING486BG 832BS14188
44-6580 Delivered: Lincoln 15/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-P] Sudbury 14/10/44 FLAK SAK; 834BS [2S-P]; landing accident Pilot: John Frazier 3/12/44; {40m} MIA Brandenburg 10/4/45 w/Ken Dolan, Larry Maxim, Ralph Covert, Oscar DeMan, Dave Nicholette (5POW); Ken Lamer, John Murphy, Jack Marks, Chas Sarokas (4KIA); flak, crashed Zeisar, Germany. MACR 14188, FLAK SAK aka DREAM KING.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6599n/a486BG 833BS12661
44-6599 Delivered: Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-R] Sudbury 13/10/44; {7m} MIA Arnsbach 22/2/45 Pilot: Bill Ringler, Chas Mercer, Jim Rogers, Ray Sommers }Ex nav}, Merle Medley, Bill Krumpe, Bruce Gipson, Germany. ld Duke, Chas Loomer (9EVD); Chas Sibray {tg} (RTD); mech fault, crashed Vesoul, Fr. MACR 12661.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6616SHORT ARM486BG 833BS
44-6616 Delivered: Lincoln 22/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-A]; 835BS [H8-B]; {46} Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; Sth Plains 11/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45. SHORT ARM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6848n/a486BG 835BS
44-6848 Delivered: Lincoln 28/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-E] Sudbury 2/45; {30m} Returned to US: Bradley 17/6/45; Sth Plains 21/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 18/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8025n/a486BG 833BS
44-8025 Delivered: Dallas 14/5/44; Langley 3/7/44; Dow Fd 24/7/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 26/7/44; Salvaged. 9AF 10/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8130n/a486BG 833BS
44-8130 Delivered: Dallas 15/6/44; Langley 11/7/44; Dow Fd 9/8/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [2N-K] Sudbury 11/8/44; {13m} battle damage Berlin 3/2/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed Rolozno, Pol; Salvaged. 14/2/45. BLUE STREAK aka LADY V II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8453n/a486BG 833BS
44-8453 Delivered: Dallas 17/9/44; Hunter 16/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-E] Sudbury 30/10/44; {31m} Transferred: 15AF 29/5/45; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 30/3/48.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8499n/a486BG 832BS11152
44-8499 Delivered: Lincoln 26/9/44; Grenier 5/11/44; Assigned: 832BS/486BG [3R-T] Sudbury 17/11/44; {1m} battle damage Merseburg 30/11/44 Pilot: Howard Heinz, Don Landeck, Leo Myers, Dick Lopez (4KIA); Bob Cole, Walter Wright, John Brock, Bob Allen (4POW); Jim Scott (EVD); flak, crash-landed Blofelden, Germany. MACR 11152. Salvaged. 10/1/45 & ret UK; Transferred: 305BS Chelveston 1/45; forced landing Fritzlar A/fd, Ger 30/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8510CHIEF OSHKOSH486BG 835BS
44-8510 Delivered: Lincoln 2/10/44; Grenier 23/10/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-R] Sudbury 28/6/44; {51m} Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45. CHIEF OSHKOSH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8528FLAK SACK486BG 834BS11487
44-8528 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 25/10/44; {46m} MIA Parchim 7/4/45 Pilot: Carl Krenz, Ed Grenchus, Bill Murphy, Theo O'Neill, Dominic Wesolowski, John Wolff, Bob Crews {tg}, Edwin Morrell (sj} (8POW); Roland Fricault (EVD); Tom McMahon (KIA); flak, crashed Seehausen, Germany. MACR 11487. FLAK SACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8543CHUCKIE486BG n/a
44-8543 Delivered: All Weather Flying Centre Clinton 17/10/44; from Wright-Patterson Pilot: Warren Dennison 12/2/45; Transferred: as ETB-17 on weather recon/electronic countermeasures at Wright Fd 1949; on a daily mission to Andrews Fd, recording weather; had red tails, engines cowls and noses; ass Federal telecommunications Corp, Teterboro, NJ mid 1950s with wing-tip antennas fitted; released from USAF in 1959 and became as N3710G Breckenridge, Tx 1986; was a crop duster and freighter at Fort Worth 1988; now as 486BG, Sudbury, Sfk., UK, colours at Vintage Flying Museum, Meacham Fd, Fort Worth as CHUCKIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8595n/a486BG 833BS
44-8595 Delivered: Lincoln 29/10/44; Grenier 9/11/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [2N-M] Sudbury 11/11/44; {47m} Ret US Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8615MARY LOU486BG 835BS
44-8615 Delivered: Hunter 2/11/44; Grenier 19/11/44; Assigned: 835BS/486BG [H8-G] Sudbury 21/11/44; {37m} Returned to US: Bradley 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45. MARY LOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8657LUSH THRUSH486BG 833BS
44-8657 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/11/44; Hunter 4/12/44; Dow Fd 27/12/44; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-T] Sudbury 3/1/45; {12m} RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. LUSH THRUSH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8687n/a486BG 834BS
44-8687 Delivered: Lincoln 23/11/44; Grenier 18/12/44; Assigned: 834BS/486BG [2S-L] Sudbury 20/12/44; {5m} taxi accident 26/4/45; Salvaged. n/battle damage 27/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8712LONESOME POLECAT486BG 833BS13738
44-8712 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/12/44; Hunter 15/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [4N-S] Sudbury 8/1/45 (last aircraft assgd to Grp); {13m} MIA Grafenwohr 8/4/45 Pilot: Tom Hohmann, Bob Crain, Elwin Newell (3POW); Paul Loreen, Fernandi DeLuma, Bob Brown, Bill Schneider, Norman Robins {tg}, Lt Henry Bodzin {radar nav} (6KIA); flak, crashed Rehau, Germany. MACR 13738. LONESOME POLECAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8833n/a486BG 833BS
44-8833 Delivered: Hunter 9/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned: 833BS/486BG [2N-C] Sudbury 12/2/45; {1m}; re-ass 30/4/47; 10HB Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/48; Salvaged. 17/6/49.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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