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Mississippi Mission
B-17G-55-BO 42-102677

390th Bomb Group, 568th Bomb Squadron

Mississippi Mission

This B17G was also known as "Bobtail Battler". It was listed as missing in action on 14th January 1945 having completed at least 61 combat missions.

Known Mission List

Date Pilot


6 Jun 1944R T HullFalaise
7 Jun 1944C P GunnNantes
11 Jun 1944C A NorbyDinard-Pleurtvit
15 Jun 1944J A EmbryMisburg
18 Jun 1944J A EmbryBrunsbuttel
19 Jun 1944J A EmbryCorme-Ecluse
20 Jun 1944J A EmbryFallersleben
21 Jun 1944J A EmbryRuhland
24 Jun 1944H C ShowersBremen
25 Jun 1944C S JagerTactical
7 Jul 1944J A EmbryMerseburg-Kolleda
11 Jul 1944J A EmbryMunich
13 Jul 1944J A EmbryMunich
14 Jul 1944A D TuckTactical
16 Jul 1944C A NorbyStuttgart
18 Jul 1944H J SeipKiel
24 Jul 1944J A EmbryVilledeau-les-Poeles
25 Jul 1944J A EmbrySt Lo
28 Jul 1944J A EmbryMerseburg
29 Jul 1944C P GunnMerseburg
1 Aug 1944E F ReavisTactical
2 Aug 1944E F ReavisSt Jussy
4 Aug 1944H H HardwickeHarburg
10 Aug 1944G W JohnsonNurenburg
11 Aug 1944F A AkinsVillacoublay
15 Aug 1944C P GunnVenlo
16 Aug 1944J D BriggsZeitz
24 Aug 1944A D TuckRuhland
25 Aug 1944G W JohnstonPolitz
26 Aug 1944H H HardwickeBrest
27 Aug 1944H H HardwickeBerlin-Spandau
1 Sep 1944G W JohnsonFrankfurt (Recall)
3 Sep 1944G W JohnsonBrest
5 Sep 1944G W JohnsonStuttgart
8 Sep 1944E F ReavisMainz
12 Sep 1944F E AkinsMagdeburg
18 Sep 1944G W JohnsonWarsaw
7 Oct 1944A J MormanBohlen-Bielefeld
15 Oct 1944G W JohnsonCologne
17 Oct 1944G W JohnsonCologne
18 Oct 1944G W JohnsonKassel
22 Oct 1944G W JohnsonMunster
28 Oct 1944C B MazzuchelliHamm
4 Nov 1944G W JohnsonNeunkirchen
9 Nov 1944T W ClineSaarbrucken
10 Nov 1944G W JohnsonWeisbaden
21 Nov 1944G W JohnsonGiessen
29 Nov 1944G W JohnsonHamm
2 Dec 1944G W JohnsonKoblenz
4 Dec 1944B F BushmanFriedberg
10 Dec 1944G W JohnsonKoblenz
18 Dec 1944R T WeaverMainz
24 Dec 1944G W JohnsonZellhausen
27 Dec 1944G W JohnsonFulda
30 Dec 1944G W JohnsonKassel
31 Dec 1944V A BlackHamburg
3 Jan 1945G W JohnsonFulda
5 Jan 1945G W JohnsonFrankfurt
10 Jan 1945G W JohnsonCologne
13 Jan 1945P GoodrichMainz-Euskirchen
14 Jan 1945G W JohnsonDerben

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