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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Oklahoma Okie
B-17F-75-BO 42-29921

91st Bomb Group, 324th Bomb Squadron

 

Oklahoma Okie flew its first mission to the "Flak City", St Nazaire in France on 29th May 1943. It was another French target which ended its combat career seven months later - Cognac airfield on the last day of the year. Further details of its time with the 91st Bomb Group and its final moments can be found in "Plane Names & Fancy Noses" and also "The Flight of Eagles" which deals with the evasion of waist gunner James Ross.

For More Information See:

Plane Names & Fancy NosesThe Flight Of Eagles

Known Mission List

Date Pilot

Target

Notes
29 May 1943CoxSt Nazaire
11 Jun 1943CoxBremen
13 Jun 1943CoxBremen
22 Jun 1943C E DeBaunHulsR/E - ball turret malfunction
25 Jun 1943CoxHamburg
28 Jun 1943JacksonSt Nazaire
4 Jul 1943Capt R W WeitzenfeldLe MansCat A - 20mm + mg
17 Jul 1943M A BergHanover
25 Jul 1943M A Berg / ??????HamburgMinor BD - (WG) Me109 destroyed
26 Jul 1943AndersonHamburg
29 Jul 1943W H Wheeler / Maj C G GillespieKiel + T/Opp
12 Aug 1943M A BergRuhr (Bochum, Gelsinkirchen)R/E (S) - #2 + #3 eng malfunctioned
15 Aug 1943ParkerFlushing/VlissengenCat A - shell cases
17 Aug 1943LtCol C K Wurzbach / Col GrossSchweinfurtCBW Lead a/c -- Cat A - flak + 20mm + 40mm (approx)
19 Aug 1943Capt H T Lay / Maj J C BishopGilze/Rijen + Flushing (8 a/c)Cat A - flak + mg
24 Aug 1943M A BergVillacoublayCat A - shell cases - failed to bomb, navig error
27 Aug 1943Capt ParkerWattenCat A - flak; 1 WIA
3 Sep 1943F F PetermanRomilly / EvreuxLead CBW - Cat A - flak
16 Sep 1943H R ChristensenNantesCat A - flak
27 Sep 1943Capt R E NicholsEmden
4 Oct 1943Capt R E Nichols / ??????FrankfurtCat A - flak + 20mm + mg (moderate BD)
9 Oct 1943LaPoint / ?????AnklamCat AC - flak + 20mm + mg + shell cases + self inflicted. 1 e/a damaged
3 Nov 1943Capt R E NicholsWilhelmshaven
5 Nov 1943DibbleGelsenkirchenCat A - flak
7 Nov 1943DibbleWesel
16 Nov 1943J R Westwood / ?????Knaben (Abortive)Cat A - self inflicted
26 Nov 1943Kerr /BremenCat A - flak
1 Dec 1943KerrLeverkusenSlight BD
13 Dec 1943J KlotzBremen
16 Dec 1943J KlotzBremenCat A - flak
20 Dec 1943B T G DudleyBremenR/E (NS) - (CP) Sick
24 Dec 1943B T G DudleyLostebarne Noball # 68Cat A - flak
30 Dec 1943B T G DudleyLudwigshafen
31 Dec 1943B T G Dudley / G E NeffCognac a/fMISSING - near IP enveloped in flames and exploded, 7-8 e/a attacking.


© Ray Bowden 19 August 2017