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General Ike
B-17G-40-BO 42-97061

91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron


Nose art painted by
Cpl Anthony L STARCER
91st Bomb Group
Bassingbourn, England

General Ike

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Known Mission List

Date Pilot


24 Jan 1944? Delivered to Cheyenne Modification Center
23 Feb 1944? To Grenier AAB for overseas deployment
13 Mar 1944? Assigned to 457BG at Glatton, England
16 Mar 1944? Transferred to 91BG at Bassingbourn
23 Mar 1944W B Smith / G H HeiligAhlen(un-named)
24 Mar 1944Maj J H McPartlin / G H HeiligFrankfurt(un-named)
26 Mar 1944W B Smith / J E LaFontinMimoyecques(un-named)
27 Mar 1944W B Smiht / G H HeiligSt Jean d'Angeley(un-named)
29 Mar 1944R S Roberts / H N NicholsBraunschweig(un-named)
11 Apr 1944? Officially named by General Eisenhower at Bassingbourn
13 Apr 1944J D Davis / G H HeiligSchweinfurt?
18 Apr 1944Capt R Roberts / Capt J D DavisOranienburgLed composite group -- Cat A damage
28 Apr 1944Capt R Roberts / Col C PutnamAvordLed combat wing
29 Apr 1944Capt Samuelson / R V MaziarzBerlinGroup lead
9 May 1944Capt J D Davis / LtCol T R MiltonSt DizierGroup lead
20 May 1944Capt J D Davis / F I VerveVillacoublay?
25 May 1944T H Gunn /Nancy-Essey?
27 May 1944Capt J D Davis /Ludwigshaven?
29 May 1944Capt J D Davis / Maj McPartlinPosen?
31 May 1944G H Heilig /Mulhouse?
5 Jun 1944G H Heilig / J D FletcherHoulogate?
7 Jun 1944J L Black / Capt B H MartinKerlin Bastard?
12 Jun 1944T R Gunn / LtCol T R MiltonCambrai-Niergnes airfield?
13 Jun 1944G H Heilig / J D FletcherBeaumontBrought bombs back
15 Jun 1944T H Gunn / J D FletcherBordeaux Merignac?
18 Jun 1944G H Heilig / J D FletcherHamburg?
20 Jun 1944G H Heilig / W T HerneHamburg?
21 Jun 1944Capt W E Reid / W A RiserBerlinGroup lead - intervalometer failed?Berlin Again limited edition print
24 Jun 1944W T Hanna / W D ThissellDistre Saumer?
25 Jun 1944W T Hanna / W D ThissellToulouse Blagnac?
28 Jun 1944J L Black / W D ThissellAnizy?
6 Jul 1944Capt R Ranzoni / R M CarlsonAire NoBallMajor flak damage (P) completed tour
8 Jul 1944J L Black / Maj M D LordEtaples Crepieul?
24 Jul 1944W D Thissell / Maj M D LordSt LoTactical
25 Jul 1944W D Thissell / D S GauthierSt LoTactical
1 Aug 1944J Oates /Chartres?
3 Aug 1944D S Gauthier /Mulhouse Toul?
6 Aug 1944D S Gauthier /Brandenburg?
7 Aug 1944D S Gauthier /Sens Bourron Marlotte?
12 Aug 1944H R DeBolt /Buc airfield?
15 Aug 1944C M Melton /Ostheim?
16 Aug 1944C M Melton /Halle?
26 Aug 1944C M Melton /Gelsenkirchen?
27 Aug 1944R E Hardister /Heligoland(Berlin recall)
10 Sep 1944C M Melton / G E GoodGaggenau Sindelfingen?
19 Sep 1944C M Melton / R O DaviesHamm?
27 Sep 1944G E Good / R R GoldsmithCologne?
6 Oct 1944H E Garner / K M BurmanNeubrandenburg?
7 Oct 1944H E Garner / K M BurmanRuhland Frieberg?
17 Oct 1944C M Buchanan / H E JohnsonCologne?
2 Nov 1944J W O'Neil / W J DuffyMerseburg4 Fw190s claimed by gunners, hit by mg and cannon fire? Merseburg : Blood, Flak & Oil.
27 Nov 1944Capt W W Thompson / SparkmanOffenburg?
29 Nov 1944C M Buchanan / H E JohnsonMisburg?
30 Nov 1944J J Ondrovic / J G WelchZietz?
9 Dec 1944J J Ondrovic / J G WelchStuttgart?
24 Dec 1944M M Borgeson / C D KnightonMerzhausen KirschLanded at Bury St Edmunds/Ridgewell(??) on return
31 Dec 1944T M Holmes / W L EdwardsBitburg?
1 Jan 1945M M Borgeson / C D KnightonKassel?
3 Jan 1945M M Borgeson / C D KnightonCologne?
5 Jan 1945H O Gertsen / J E WalkerCoblenz?
6 Jan 1945R R Sullenberger / G E ShoupCologne?
10 Jan 1945G E Shoup / R A LechnerOstheim?
14 Jan 1945G E Shoup / R A LechnerCologne?
17 Jan 1945G E Shoup / R A LechnerPaderheim?
20 Jan 1945M P Shambuagh / J D HammondLudwigshaven?
9 Feb 1945R O Holliday / F MartinsonAltenbekenReturned early - mechanical fault - no credit
16 Feb 1945E R McKnight / M C RohrGelsenkirchen?
18 Feb 1945? To 2nd Strategic Air Depot
12 Mar 1945? Returned to Bassingbourn
14 Mar 1945P A Pastras / R F MorrisVlotho Osnabruck?
15 Mar 1945P A Pastras / E L BloodgoodOranienburgReturned early - mechanical fault - credit??
21 Mar 1945Capt C H Selby / R A BarrettSalzbergen?
22 Mar 1945H V Camp / E HeathDorsten?
23 Mar 1945H W Forbes / H P MaximovichCoesfeld?
24 Mar 1945N F Small / J E SmithVechta?
28 Mar 1945R T Spurgin / K E GartonBerlin SpandauLanded on continent
6 Apr 1945? Returned to Bassingbourn
9 Apr 1945Capt C H Selby /Oberpfaffenhofen?
10 Apr 1945Capt C H SelbyOranienburg Rechlin?
17 Apr 1945Pugliese /Dresden?
18 Apr 1945D E Olson /Rosenheim?
21 Apr 1945H P Olgan(?) / /Munich?
25 Apr 1945Hatfield /PilsenMinor damage
8 May 1945E L Bloodgood /Cooks TourSightseeing
12 May 1945Capt C H Selby /Revival - BarthPOW and displaced persons repatriation
13 May 1945Parman /Revival - BarthPOW and displaced persons repatriation
25 May 1945S H Buckner / C E FontaineHome RunReturn to USA
13 Jun 1945? To Bradley Field AAB
21 Oct 1945? To 4168 Base Unit, South Plains

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