42-31087 SC-K Boche Buster (AKA Heaven Can Wait)

Heaven Can Wait
Formerly "Boche Buster"

Credited with 73 missions, including 67 successive missions without an abort. Damaged by flak and force landed in Sweden after mission to Politz 7 October 1944. Returned to Deenethorpe on 13 May 1945.
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Serial No: 42-31087
Model: B-17G-1-BO
Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft Company, Seattle, WA
Delivered: 09/17/1943
Assigned: 10/26/1943
Lost: 10/07/1944
Mission Lost: Politz (#154)
How Lost: Missing In Action
Notes: Credited with 73 missions, including 67 successive missions without an abort.
Damaged by flak and force landed in Sweden.  Returned from Sweden on 13 May 1945.

Recorded Missions

#DateMissionCrew
111/26/1943 Bremen (#1) Stuart E. Smith Crew #1
212/01/1943 Solingen (#2) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
312/05/1943 Paris (#3) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
412/11/1943 Emden (#4) Scribner C. Dailey Crew #1
512/13/1943 Kiel (#5) Traian Neag Crew #1
612/22/1943 Osnabruck (#7) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
712/24/1943 Gorenflos (#8) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
812/30/1943 Ludwigshaven (#9) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
912/31/1943 Cognac (#10) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
1001/04/1944 Kiel (#11) George E. West Crew #1
1101/21/1944 Notre Dame de Ferme (#16) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
1202/21/1944 Lippstadt (#25) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
1302/22/1944 Oschersleben (#26) Gaston M. Fox Crew #1
1403/02/1944 Frankfurt (#29) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
1503/03/1944 Wilhelmshaven (#30) Marvin J. Christensen Crew #1
1603/06/1944 Berlin/Templin (#32) Marvin J. Christensen Crew #1
1703/11/1944 Munster (#35) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
1803/13/1944 Gorenflos (#36) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
1903/18/1944 Landsburg Am Lech (#38) William D. Sellers Crew #1
2003/19/1944 Watten (#39) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2103/20/1944 Frankfurt (#40) Marvin J. Christensen Crew #1
2203/24/1944 Schweinfurt (#43) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2303/27/1944 Tours (#45) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2403/29/1944 Brunswick (#46) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2504/18/1944 Wittenberg (#51) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2604/24/1944 Erding (#55) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2704/25/1944 Nancy/Essey (#56) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
2804/26/1944 Brunswick (#57) John J. Connolly Crew #1
2904/27/1944 Le Grisrnont (#58) Harry J. Hershey Crew #1
3004/27/1944 Nancy/Essey (#59) Harry J. Hershey Crew #1
3104/29/1944 Berlin (#60) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3205/04/1944 Alkmar (#63) William E. Massey Crew #1
3305/07/1944 Berlin (#64) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3405/11/1944 Kons Karthaus (#67) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3505/13/1944 Stettin (#69) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3605/19/1944 Kiel (#70) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3705/25/1944 Fecamp/Metz (#75) Kermit H. Opie Crew #1
3805/27/1944 Ludwigshaven (#76) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
3905/28/1944 Dessau (#77) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
4006/03/1944 Neufchatel (#82) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
4106/04/1944 Massey/Palaiseau (#83) Jack Atherton Crew #1
4206/06/1944 Ver-Sur-Mere (#84) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
4306/07/1944 Falaise (#86) Kenneth C. Wells Crew #1
4406/14/1944 Le Bourget (#90) Lawrence E. Fitchett Crew #1
4506/17/1944 Monchy/Breton (#91) Clayton A. Johnston Crew #1
4606/23/1944 Fienvilliers (#98) Richard D. McCord Crew #1
4707/19/1944 Augsburg (#112) Jack L. Frederick Crew #1
4807/24/1944 Saint-Lo (#115) Carl G. Ritting Crew #1
4907/25/1944 Saint-Lo (#116) Carl G. Ritting Crew #1
5007/31/1944 Munich (#119) Ralph S. Hayes Crew #1
5108/01/1944 Chartres (#120) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5208/03/1944 Strasbourg (#121) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5308/04/1944 Anklam (#122) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5408/05/1944 Nienburg (#123) George S. Schaunaman Crew #1
5508/06/1944 Genshagen (#124) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5608/08/1944 Hautmensil (#125) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5708/09/1944 Luxembourg (#126) Roy H. Bonney Crew #1
5808/16/1944 Schkenditz (#130) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
5908/18/1944 Yvoir (#131) Joseph L. Cromer Crew #1
6009/05/1944 Ludwigshaven (#139) Louis H. Ludeman Crew #1
6109/09/1944 Mannheim (#140) Louis H. Ludeman Crew #1
6209/13/1944 Merseburg (#143) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
6309/19/1944 Hamm (#145) Joseph L. Cromer Crew #1
6409/19/1944 Hamm (#145) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
6509/22/1944 Kassel (#146) Joseph L. Cromer Crew #1
6609/25/1944 Frankfurt (#147) Leelon Burge Crew #1
6709/26/1944 Osnabruck (#148) Joseph L. Cromer Crew #1
6809/27/1944 Cologne (#149) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
6909/28/1944 Magdeburg (#150) Otto P. Nagle Jr. Crew #1
7009/30/1944 Munster (#151) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1
7110/06/1944 Stargard (#153) George S. Schaunaman Crew #1
7210/07/1944 Politz (#154) Thomas K. Hill Crew #1