USAAF Nose Art Research Project


D-Day Doll
B-17G-65-BO 43-37544

447th Bomb Group, 710th Bomb Squadron

D-Day Doll

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Merseburg: Blood, Flak & Oil

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Known Mission List

Date Pilot


27 Apr 1944? Delivered to Cheyenne Modification Center
11 May 1944? To Kearney AAB, Nebraska
24 May 1944? To Grenier Field for overseas deployment
2 Jun 1944? Assigned to 447BG
7 Jun 1944Maj C ElderToursLed 447 'C' Group
14 Jun 1944Lt VoorheesFlorennes airfield?
15 Jun 1944Lt VoorheesMisburg?
20 Jun 1944Lt VoorheesKonigsborn?
21 Jun 1944Lt VoorheesBerlinCategory A flak damage
6 Jul 1944Maj F W NewmanBerck airfieldLed group and 4th Combat Wing
11 Jul 1944Lt ReeceMunich?
12 Jul 1944Lt ReeceMunich?
13 Jul 1944Lt McKinleyMunich?
16 Jul 1944Lt ReeceStuttgart?
18 Jul 1944Lt ReeceKiel?
20 Jul 1944Lt MattensonMerseburg?
21 Jul 1944Lt McDermottRegensburg?
24 Jul 1944Lt McKinleySt Lo (abortive)Tactical ground support
25 Jul 1944Lt McKinleySt LoTactical ground support
11 Aug 1944Lt McDermottBelfort rail yard?
13 Aug 1944Lt McDermottTactical target?
24 Aug 1944Lt McDermottBrux?
25 Aug 1944Lt McDermottRachlin?
26 Aug 1944Lt BrownBrest (abortive)?
27 Aug 1944Lt McDermottRecalled?
30 Aug 1944Lt McDermottBremen?
1 Sep 1944Lt McDermottRecalled?
3 Sep 1944W T MooreBrest coastal defences?
5 Sep 1944W T MooreBrest harbour?
8 Sep 1944Lt McDermottMainz?
9 Sep 1944Lt McDermottSouthern FranceSupply drop to French Resistance fighters
10 Sep 1944Lt McDermottGiebelstadt airfield?
11 Sep 1944Lt McDermottLiepzig / Chemnitz?
13 Sep 1944W T MooreStuttgart (abortive)?
17 Sep 1944Lt McDermottArnhemFlak towers in support of airborne assault
22 Sep 1944Lt McDermottKassel?
25 Sep 1944Lt MilksLudwigshafen?
26 Sep 1944Lt McDermottBremen?
5 Jan 1945Lt ReckWaxweiler?
10 Jan 1945Lt HodgeKarlsruhe rail yard?
13 Jan 1945Lt ShepardMainzChaff aircraft. Landed at Lavenham
15 Jan 1945Lt BeighleyAugsburg?
16 Jan 1945Lt BeighleyMagdeburgLanded away
3 Feb 1945Lt LarranceBerlin Tempelhof?
6 Feb 1945Lt LarranceBohlen?
14 Feb 1945Lt LarranceWesel rail bridge?
15 Feb 1945Lt LarranceCottbus rail yard?
16 Feb 1945Lt LarranceWesel rail bridge?
19 Feb 1945Lt LarranceWesel rail bridgeChaff aircraft
24 Feb 1945Lt GurneyBremen?
25 Feb 1945Lt LarranceNeuberg?
26 Feb 1945Lt JohnsonBerlin Alexanderplatz?
27 Feb 1945Lt JohnsonLiepzig?
1 Mar 1945Lt SchwabAugsburg?
2 Mar 1945Lt LarranceDresden?
3 Mar 1945Lt LarranceBrunswick?
7 Mar 1945Lt LarranceDattein-Emscher Lippe?
8 Mar 1945Lt LarranceFrankfurt rail yard?
9 Mar 1945Lt LarranceFrankfurt airfields?
10 Mar 1945Lt LarranceDortmund rail yard?
11 Mar 1945Lt HayesHamburg?
15 Mar 1945Lt LarranceOranienburg rail yard?
17 Mar 1945Lt JohnsonRuhland?
18 Mar 1945Lt LarranceBerlin?
20 Mar 1945Lt LarranceHamburg?
21 Mar 1945Lt LarranceWittmundshafen airfield?
22 Mar 1945Lt LarranceMilitary camp?
23 Mar 1945Lt LarranceHolzwickede?
28 Mar 1945Lt LarranceHannover rail yard?
31 Mar 1945Lt LarranceSalzwedel airfield?
4 Apr 1945Lt JenningsKiel?
5 Apr 1945Lt LarranceNuremburg rail yard?
7 Apr 1945Lt MontagueSchwerin rail yard?
8 Apr 1945Lt MontaguePlauen rail yard?
9 Apr 1945Lt MontagueNeuberg airfield?
10 Apr 1945Lt MontagueBrandenburg airfield?
17 Apr 1945Lt MontagueDresden?
20 Apr 1945Lt MontagueNeuruppin rail yard?
21 Apr 1945Lt MontagueIngolstadt rail yard?
7 Jul 1945? Returned to Bradley Field, USA
16 Dec 1945? To RFC Kingman Arizona for scrapping

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