Ship 361 full Identity
In an effort to Identify all a/c of 385th BG involved in Mission of 24th Dec 1944, I still have 1 a/c which remains unclear to me
It concerns Ship no 361 (PFF) who flew as Lead in Low Squadron / "E" Group of 4th CBW piloted by Woltman & Byers
I have 2 canidates :
43-38361 & 44-8361 believe both were assigned to 385th BG in Dec 1944
However, 44-8361 was involved in Taxi Incident early December.
On the other hand, accoarding Bit's & pieces 43-38361 had radio code Z, although I am not sure about 385th BG, I do believe other groups designated their PFF ships with last letters of alphabet.
Based on that 44-8361 might be in repair around that time & 43-38361 had radio code Z, I suspect 361 on formation plan likely was 43-38361 but :
Read elsewhere that most PFF B-17's were Vega Build which 43-38361 Isn't (B-17G-85-BO) but 44-8361 is! (B-17G-60-VE)
Therefore main question remains : could anyone confirm full Id of Ship 361 on Dec 24th 1944 Mission?
Joost de Raaf