44-8144 Hell's Belle

Object Number - UPL 44495 - B-17G-50-VE #44-8144 "Hell's Belle" Code: ET-O 95th BG - 336th BS

Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 10/8/44; 336BS [ET-O], then 412BS [GW-O]; with W.V. Owen force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk 25/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with E.R. Parrish[wia]; force landed RAF Woodbridge (ELG), UK; 1 WIA, 8 RTD; 34m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. HELL'S BELLE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712131
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Radar Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39552583
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Places

Missions

  • Date: 30 September 1944
  • Date: 17 October 1944
  • Date: 18 October 1944
  • Date: 22 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Dallas, TX 27 June 1944

Assigned

Horham Airfield, UK 10 August 1944

Other

Force Landed

Framlingham Airfield, UK 25 December 1944 with WV Owen Crew

Other

Force Landed

RAF Woodbridge 30 March 1945 With Elmer Parrish Crew

Revisions

Date20 Dec 2022 20:44:32
Contributoracbernstein1
Date24 Nov 2020 23:13:50
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added spaces in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date20 Jul 2020 22:44:41
Contributor466thHistorian
Date20 Jul 2020 18:34:07
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:55
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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