44-8767 IN-W Southern Comfort

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Serial No: 44-8767
Model: B-17G-80-VE
Manufacturer: Lockheed/Vega Aircraft Corp., Burbank, CA
Delivered: 12/19/1944
Assigned: 03/08/1945
Lost: 06/07/1945
Mission Lost: N/A
How Lost: Returned to the USA
Notes: RFC Kingman 10 November 1945.

We named it Southern Comfort because our final training was in Dyersberg, TN and the nearest city for our time off base was Memphis, TN. At that time the popular drink was Southern Comfort hence the naming when we picked up the plane in Omaha to fly it to England.

Recorded Missions

#DateMissionCrew
103/10/1945 Hagen (#225) Davis E. Vermeer Crew #1
203/14/1945 Lohne (#228) William G. McKenny Crew #1
303/15/1945 Zossen (Berlin) (#229) Frederick R. Boddin Crew #1
403/17/1945 Molbis (#230) William G. McKenny Crew #1
503/18/1945 Berlin (#231) William G. McKenny Crew #1
603/21/1945 Hopsten (#233) Jerald E. Hart Crew #1
703/22/1945 Barmingholten (#234) William G. McKenny Crew #1
803/23/1945 Gladbeck (#235) William G. McKenny Crew #1
903/24/1945 Rheine (#236) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1003/28/1945 Berlin (#238) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1103/30/1945 Bremen (#239) James C. Lovelace Crew #1
1203/31/1945 Weimar (#240) Ira L. Long Jr. Crew #1
1304/04/1945 Unterluss (#241) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1404/10/1945 Oranienburg (#246) Reynold A. Shunk Crew #1
1504/11/1945 Freihan (#247) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1604/14/1945 Royan (#248) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1704/15/1945 Royan (#249) Meyer Levy Crew #1
1804/16/1945 Regensburg (#250) William G. McKenny Crew #1
1904/17/1945 Dresden (#251) William G. McKenny Crew #1
2004/18/1945 Traunstein (#252) Albert S. De Palma Crew #1
2104/20/1945 Brandenburg (#254) Albert S. De Palma Crew #1