42-31072 IN-K Betty J.

Betty J
# 42-31072

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Serial No: 42-31072
Model: B-17G-1-BO
Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft Company, Seattle, WA
Delivered: 09/15/1943
Assigned: 10/26/1943
Lost: 06/07/1945
Mission Lost: N/A
How Lost: Returned to the USA
Notes: This aircraft saw temporary duty with the 351st BG (June 1944) and in Egypt (August 1944).

Force landed on the Continent, 3 March 1945.

This was the only original aircraft of the 401st BG to return to the USA after the war. The aircraft was named after Lt. Bryan Shotts' Wife "Betty Jean Shotts".

Recorded Missions

#DateMissionCrew
111/26/1943 Bremen (#1) Charles F. Hess Crew #1
212/11/1943 Emden (#4) Stephen Wysocki Crew #1
312/22/1943 Osnabruck (#7) Bryan M. Shotts Crew #1
401/11/1944 Oschersleben (#14) Bryan M. Shotts Crew #1
501/21/1944 Notre Dame de Ferme (#16) Bryan M. Shotts Crew #1
602/05/1944 Chatearoux (#21) William G. Sheahan Crew #1
704/09/1944 Marienburg (#47) James B. Locher Jr. Crew #1
804/22/1944 Hamm (#54) Sandy Lew Crew #1
905/04/1944 Alkmar (#63) Dana M. Lenkeit Crew #2
1005/29/1944 Sorau (#78) Scribner C. Dailey Crew #1
1107/16/1944 Munich (#110) Roy G. Etters Crew #1
1207/18/1944 Peenemunde (#111) Roy G. Etters Crew #1
1307/25/1944 Saint-Lo (#116) Roy G. Etters Crew #1
1407/28/1944 Merseburg (#117) Albert L. Hanson Crew #1
1508/01/1944 Chartres (#120) William A. Shackleford Crew #1
1608/03/1944 Strasbourg (#121) William R. Jennings Crew #1
1709/17/1944 Groesbeck (#144) Raymond H. Hillestad Crew #1
1809/30/1944 Munster (#151) James B. Locher Jr. Crew #1
1911/04/1944 Hamburg (#165) James B. Locher Jr. Crew #1
2011/06/1944 Harburg (#167) Walter E. Cox Crew #1
2111/09/1944 Metz (#169) Clayton R. Budd Crew #1
2211/21/1944 Merseburg (#171) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2311/26/1944 Misburg (#173) John W. McGoldrick Crew #1
2411/29/1944 Misburg (#174) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2511/30/1944 Bohlen (#175) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2612/04/1944 Kassel (#176) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2712/05/1944 Berlin (#177) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2812/06/1944 Merseburg (#178) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
2912/11/1944 Frankfurt (#179) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3012/12/1944 Merseburg (#180) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3112/15/1944 Kassel (#181) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3212/19/1944 Schleiden/Koblenz (#182) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3312/24/1944 Koblenz (#183) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3412/27/1944 Gerolstein (#184) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3512/28/1944 Rheinbach (#185) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3612/30/1944 Kaiserslautern (#187) Adolfh K. Wolf Crew #1
3712/31/1944 Krefeld (#188) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3801/01/1945 Kassel (#189) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
3901/03/1945 Hermulheim (#190) Richard R. Scheller Crew #1
4001/06/1945 Kempernich (#192) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4101/07/1945 Bitburg (#193) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4201/10/1945 Euskirchen (#194) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4301/13/1945 Maximilliansau (#195) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4401/17/1945 Paderbom (#197) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4501/21/1945 Aschaffenburg (#198) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4601/28/1945 Cologne (#200) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4701/29/1945 Bad Kreusnach (#201) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4802/01/1945 Ludwigshaven (#202) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
4902/03/1945 Berlin (#203) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5002/06/1945 Giessen (#204) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5102/09/1945 Lutzkendorf (#205) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5202/10/1945 Dulmen (#206) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5302/14/1945 Dresden (#207) Richard L. Steele Crew #1
5402/15/1945 Dresden (#208) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5502/16/1945 Gelsenkirchen (#209) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5602/20/1945 Nurnburg (#210) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5702/22/1945 Ludwigslust (#212) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
5802/23/1945 Ottingen (#213) Kay A. Baker Crew #1
5902/24/1945 Harburg (#214) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
6002/25/1945 Munich (#215) George K. Cracraft Jr. Crew #1
6103/01/1945 Heilbron (#219) Matt Maharick Crew #1
6203/03/1945 Chemnitz (#221) Edward E. Curran Crew #1
6304/15/1945 Royan (#249) George F. Snyder Crew #1
6404/17/1945 Dresden (#251) George F. Snyder Crew #1
6504/18/1945 Traunstein (#252) James H. May Crew #1