USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Flak Wolf
B-17F-25-DL 42-3131

303rd Bomb Group, 427th Bomb Squadron

Flak Wolf

Known Mission List

Date Pilot


18 Feb 1943  Assigned to USAAF
20 Feb 1943  To Cheyenne Modification Center
4 Jun 1943  Assigned to 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth
11 Jun 1943F W LipeWilhelmshavenReturned early, non-sortie - mechanical fault
13 Jun 1943A F BurchBremenReturned early, non-sortie
22 Jun 1943F W LipeHuls 
23 Jun 1943F W LipeVillacoublay airfield (Recall) 
23 Jun 1943F W Lipe / J G RolfsonVillacoublay (recall)
25 Jun 1943F W LipeHamburg 
26 Jun 1943F W LipeVillacoublay airfieldOne Fw190 claimed destroyed
26 Jun 1943F W Lipe / J G RolfsonVillacoublay ADFw109 claimed
28 Jun 1943F W LipeBeaumont-le-Roger airfield 
28 Jun 1943F W Lipe / J G RolfsonBeaumont-le-Roger AF
4 Jul 1943F W LipeLe Mans airfield 
4 Jul 1943F W Lipe / J G RolfsonLe Mans
10 Jul 1943W G LeFevrePoix &Abbeville airfields 
10 Jul 1943W G LeFevre / J G RolfsonPoix + Abbeville AFs
14 Jul 1943J C JamesVillacoublay airfield 
14 Jul 1943J C James / H C NessVillacoublay AD
17 Jul 1943J G RolfsonTargets of Opportunity 
17 Jul 1943J G Rolfson / G W ShopeT/Op N.Germany
25 Jul 1943W G LeFevreHamburgOne Me109 claimed destroyed. (BT) suffered anoxia
29 Jul 1943J G RolfsonKiel (Heligoland) 
30 Jul 1943J G RolfsonKasselReturned early, non-sortie - #1 & #4 engines rough
15 Aug 1943B J CardwellAmiens & Poix airfields 
15 Aug 1943B J Cardwell / E M WoddropAmiens + Poix a/ds
16 Aug 1943R J HullarLeBourget airfield 
16 Aug 1943R J Hullar / W KlintLeBourget AF
17 Aug 1943C M OlsonSchweinfurtCategory AC damage - mg + self-inflicted + shell cases
24 Aug 1943B J CardwellDiversion 
27 Aug 1943B J CardwellWatten V-weapon siteCategory A damage - flak
27 Aug 1943B J Cardwell / E M WoddropWattenCat A - flak
31 Aug 1943B J CardwellAmiens-Glisy airfieldReturned early, non-sortie - (BT) heated suit shorted out
31 Aug 1943B J Cardwell / E M WoddropAmiens-Glisy AFsR/E (NS) - (BT) heated suit failed
6 Sep 1943A A CoteStuttgartOne Fw190 claimed destroyed
7 Sep 1943B J CardwellBrussels-Evere airfield 
7 Sep 1943B J Cardwell / E M WoddropBrussels Evere a/d
9 Sep 1943E M WoddropVitry-en-Artois airfield 
9 Sep 1943E M Woddrop / J C BarkerVitry-en-Artois AD
23 Sep 1943E M WoddropNantes (sub supply ship) 
27 Sep 1943E M WoddropEmden port area 
27 Sep 1943E M Woddrop / G C HendersonEmden port
2 Oct 1943E M WoddropEmden port area 
2 Oct 1943E M Woddrop / G C HendersonEmden port
8 Oct 1943R E WhitcombBremen 
9 Oct 1943E M WoddropAnklam 
10 Oct 1943E M WoddropCoesfeld 
3 Nov 1943E M WoddropWilhelmshaven 
5 Nov 1943E M WoddropGelsenkirchenCategory A damage - flak
16 Nov 1943E M WoddropKnaben (Abortive) 
26 Nov 1943E M WoddropBremenCategory A damage - flak + shell cases
5 Dec 1943E M WoddropSt Jean d'Angeley airfield 
5 Dec 1943E M Woddrop / G C HendersonSt Jean D'Angeley (abortive)
13 Dec 1943D L BarnesBremen 
16 Dec 1943D L BarnesBremen 
20 Dec 1943J J McGarryBremenReturned early, non-sortie - #2 pro ran away
31 Dec 1943V L MoncurBordeaux 
4 Jan 1944D L BarnesKielReturned early, non-sortie - run away prop
5 Jan 1944D L BarnesKielCategory A damage - flak
11 Jan 1944J W CarothersOscherslebenMISSING - crashed south of Osnabruck


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