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Duffy's Tuffys
B-17G-100-BO 43-38945

100th Bomb Group, 418th Bomb Squadron

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Known Mission List

Date Pilot


27 Dec 1944Gerald P Kane /FuldaSlight battle damage
30 Dec 1944???KasselBrought back one bomb
31 Dec 1944Thomas J Carley /HamburgCategory A damage. Bomb rack malfunctioned
7 Jan 1945???Cologne marshalling yardsOne bomb hung up momentarily
14 Jan 1945???DerbenOne bomb shackle jammed
20 Jan 1945Thomas J Carley /HeilbronnReturned early - lost formation, lost #2 engine
28 Jan 1945???DuisbergCategory A damage, turned back and jettisoned bombs
3 Feb 1945???Berlin?
6 Feb 1945???Target of opportunity?
9 Feb 1945Thomas J Carley /WeimerAttacked by one jet fighter - lost one engine
15 Feb 1945Thomas J Carley /BerlinSlight battle damage
17 Feb 1945Thomas J Carley /Giessen marshalling yardsCategory A damage
21 Feb 1945???NurnbergCategory A damage
23 Feb 1945Lonnie A Doyle /Treuchtlingen?
2 Mar 1945R N Kallstrand /DresdenFlew A sqn, high flight
8 Mar 1945Harold B Bayley /Langandreer?
9 Mar 1945Harold B Bayley /FrankfurtCategory A damage, flew C sqn, 2nd element
10 Mar 1945J M Harbison /DortmundFlew with 95th Bomb Group formation
12 Mar 1945Thomas J Carley /SwinemundeFlew A sqn, high flight
14 Mar 1945Thomas J Carley /SeelzeFlew C sqn, 2nd element lead flight
15 Mar 1945???WittenbergCategory A damage, flew C sqn, high flight
18 Mar 1945Thomas J Carley /Berlin - FalkenburgCategory A damage, flew A sqn, high flight
19 Mar 1945Thomas J Carley /Lutzkendorf - Fulda - JenaCategory A damage, flew C sqn, high flight
23 Mar 1945???Unna(NS) - spare PFF a/c
28 Mar 1945Thomas J Carley /HanoverFlew B sqn, 2nd element
3 Apr 1945L C Fillingame or T J Carley(?)KielFlew D sqn, 1st element
4 Apr 1945Lyman C FillingameKielFlew C sqn, 3rd element
5 Apr 1945J J Bovenzi /Nurnburg?
7 Apr 1945Gerald P Kane /BuchenCategory AC damage - flak. One Me109 destroyed (TG)
8 Apr 1945R N Kallstrand /Eger marshalling yards?
10 Apr 1945J J Bovenzi /Burg-bei-MagdeburgCategory AC damage - flak, flew C sqn, 3rd element
13 Apr 1945Sharpe /PracticeNon sortie - practice
14 Apr 1945J J Bovenzi /RoyanFlew B sqn, 2nd element
15 Apr 1945J J Bovenzi /RoyanFlew A sqn, 2nd element
19 Apr 1945McAllister /PracticeNon sortie - practice
3 May 1945R E Stoelting /Chowhound -BerganFood drop to Norwegian civilians
5 May 1945Leiche /ChowhoundFlew D sqn 3rd element
7 May 1945R N Kallstrand /Chowhound -SchipolFood drop to Dutch civilians
19 May 1945Leiche /HorschingPOW ferry, flew A sqn, 2nd element
30 Jun 1945?Returned USABradley Field AAB, CT
2 Jul 1945? South Plains AAB
6 Dec 1945?SCRAPPEDRFC Kingman, Arizona

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