44-8709 Joltin Joe

Object Number - UPL 44498 - B-17G-80-VE #44-8709 "Joltin' Joe" Code: ET-F 95th BG - 336th BS formerly with the 100th BG - 350th BS

Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 20/12/44; Grenier 6/1/45; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-J] Thorpe Abbotts 8/1/45; transferred as PFF 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 23/1/45; 13m, Returned to the USA Morrison 20/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/10/45. FIREBALL RED aka JOLTIN’ JOSE.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
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 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39552583
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2064709
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19087003
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-703359
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 192075?6
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 12 March 1945
  • Date: 14 March 1945
  • Official Description: Mission 886: 1,262 bombers and 804 fighters are dispatched to hit oil, rail and industrial targets in Germany; they claim 17-0-1 Luftwaffe aircraft in the air; 3 B-17s and 2 fighters are lost: 1. 526 B-17s are sent to hit oil refineries at Nienhagen...
  • Date: 20 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 30 November 1944

Assigned

Thorpe Abbotts Airfield, UK 8 January 1945 100BG 350BS LN-J

Assigned

Horham Airfield, UK 23 January 1945 95BG 336BS ET-F

Revisions

Date17 Dec 2022 01:33:50
Contributoracbernstein1
Date21 Jul 2020 01:07:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/357

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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