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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Spirit of Flak Wolf
B-17G-20-BO 42-31616

303rd Bomb Group, 427th Bomb Squadron

We have been unable to locate any photograph of this aircraft.
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Known Mission List

Date Pilot


23 Nov 1943  Assigned to USAAF
27 Nov 1943  To Cheyenne Modification Center
5 Dec 1943  To Grand Island AAB
17 Dec 1943  To Presque isle AAB
21 Dec 1943  Assigned overseas to 8th Air Force
14 Jan 1944  Assigned to 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth
21 Jan 1944F/O K A HoegBeaulieu V-weapon target 
29 Jan 1944E S HarrisonFrankfurt 
30 Jan 1944E S HarrisonBrunswick 
3 Feb 1944E S HarrisonWilhelmshaven 
4 Feb 1944E S HarrisonFrankfurt 
8 Feb 1944J J McGarryFrankfurt 
11 Feb 1944E S HarrisonFrankfurtReturned early, non-sortie - (BT) oxygen out
20 Feb 1944E S HarrisonLeipzig 
21 Feb 1944E S HarrisonDeipholz airfield 
22 Feb 1944E S HarrisonAscherslebenCategory A damage - mg hit to #1 engine
25 Feb 1944E S HarrisonStuttgartLanded at RAF Redhill
3 Mar 1944S W EstesBerlin (Recall) 
4 Mar 1944S W EstesBonn & Cologne 
6 Mar 1944E S HarrisonBerlinCategory A damage
9 Mar 1944H F GlassBerlin 
16 Mar 1944E S HarrisonAugsburg 
18 Mar 1944E S HarrisonLechfeld 
19 Mar 1944E S HarrisonWizernes V-weapon site 
23 Mar 1944G W ShopeHamm rail yards 
26 Mar 1944E S HarrisonWizernes V-weapon site 
9 Apr 1944J J McGarryMarienburgCRASHED soon after take-off after hitting a tree and losing part of tail

© Ray Bowden 17 August 2018