Bud Skiff, B-17 Navigator

 

 

 
(Below) Two High School students interviewed Bud and prepared the following summary of their interview for a table display. Unfortunately, they spelled his last name incorrectly.

 

 

Bud  Skiff's 45 Missions

Crew

Aircraft

SortieCrewData

Row

Number

Date

City

Country

Name

Sqdr

Msn

Serial

Name

Msn

Outcome

Group

Planned Position

1

40

26 Nov 43

Bremen

Germany

Brenner

560

1

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

1

Completed

388-B

Hi-1-3

2

41

29 Nov 43

Bremen

Germany

Brenner

560

2

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

2

Completed

388-A

Le-2-1

3

43

05 Dec 43

Bordeaux

France

Brenner

560

3

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

3

Completed

388-A

Le-2-1

4

45

13 Dec 43

Kiel

Germany

Brenner

560

4

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

5

Completed

388-B

Le-2-2

5

46

16 Dec 43

Bremen

Germany

Brenner

560

5

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

6

A-Unknown

388-A

Hi-2-1

6

47

20 Dec 43

Bremen

Germany

Brenner

560

6

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

7

Completed

388-A

Standb

7

48

22 Dec 43

Munster

Germany

Brenner

560

7

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

8

Completed

388-B

Le-2-1

8

50

30 Dec 43

Ludwigshafen

Germany

Brenner

560

8

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

10

Completed

388-B

Le-2-1

9

52

04 Jan 44

Munster

Germany

Brenner

560

9

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

12

Completed

388-B

Le-2-1

10

53

05 Jan 44

Bordeaux

France

Brenner

560

10

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

13

Completed

388-A

Hi-2-1

11

54

07 Jan 44

Ludwigshafen

Germany

Brenner

560

11

42-37849

Red X Darling / Miss Fortune

10

A-Engine

388-A

Lo-2-1

12

56

14 Jan 44

Crossbow Target

 

Sande

560

 

42-37878

Millie K

9

Completed

388-B

Lo-1-3

13

61

03 Feb 44

Wilhelmshaven

Germany

Brenner

560

14

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

19

Completed

388-B

Hi-2-1

14

67

13 Feb 44

Crossbow Target

 

Sande

560

12

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

20

Completed

388-A

Lo-1-2

15

68

20 Feb 44

Poznan (Posen)

Poland

Brenner

560

15

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

21

Completed

388-B

Lo-1-1

16

69

21 Feb 44

Brunswick

Germany

Brenner

560

16

42-37819

Jimmy Lee

22

Completed

388-A

Hi-1-1

17

70

24 Feb 44

Poznan (Posen)

Poland

Brenner

560

17

42-31577

Aquila

7

Completed

388-A

Hi-1-1

18

74

03 Mar 44

Berlin

Germany

Brenner

560

18

42-31577

Aquila

11

Completed

388-B

Le-1-1

19

79

15 Mar 44

Brunswick

Germany

Brenner

560

19

42-31577

Aquila

14

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

20

86

27 Mar 44

Bordeaux

France

Brenner

560

20

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

1

Completed

388-B

Le-1-1

21

91

10 Apr 44

Courcelles

France

Brenner

560

21

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

2

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

22

93

13 Apr 44

Augsburg

Germany

Brenner

560

22

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

3

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

23

98

24 Apr 44

Fredrichshaven

 

Brenner

560

23

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

5

Completed

388-B

Le-1-1

24

102

29 Apr 44

Berlin

Germany

Brenner

560

24

42-31577

Aquila

23

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

25

107

08 May 44

Berlin

Germany

Brenner

560

25

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

6

Completed

388-B

Le-1-1

26

111

12 May 44

Brux

Czechoslovakia

Brenner

560

26

42-97286

Skipper & the Kids / Rough Dea

8

Completed

388-B

Le-1-1

27

119

27 May 44

Strausbourg

Germany

Brenner

560

27

42-107062

Worry Bird / Miss Bea Haven

2

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

28

134

07 Jun 44

Nantes

France

Brenner

560

29

42-102870

Chistlin Daddies

2

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

29

136

10 Jun 44

Berck-Sur-Mer

France

Oswald

563

 

42-97666

Wolf Wagon

9

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

30

139

14 Jun 44

St. Trond

France

Brenner

560

30

42-102870

Chistlin Daddies

5

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

31

140

15 Jun 44

Beauvoir

France

Brenner

560

31

42-107202

Belle of the Brawl

7

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

32

215

22 Oct 44

Munster

Germany

Hancock

563

19

42-97760

 

23

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

33

243

06 Jan 45

Ludwigshafen

Germany

Bigelow1

560

34

44-8301

Susan Kay

30

A-Engine

388-B

Hi-1-1

34

245

08 Jan 45

Lunebach

Germany

Bigelow1

560

35

44-6154

Shoot the Works / Lil Homesick

68

Completed

388-A

Hi-1-1

35

246

10 Jan 45

Cologne

Germany

Bigelow1

560

36

44-6154

Shoot the Works / Lil Homesick

69

Completed

388-C

Hi-1-1

36

250

21 Jan 45

Mannheim

Germany

GoodmanJ

563

19

44-8146

 

23

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

37

260

20 Feb 45

Nurnburg

Germany

JohnsonL

561

22

44-8540

 

2

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

38

272

05 Mar 45

Chemnitz/Plauen

Germany

JohnsonL

561

25

44-8540

 

8

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

39

280

17 Mar 45

Ruhland

Germany

JohnsonL

561

26

44-8540

 

10

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

40

286

23 Mar 45

Hengstey

 

GoodmanJ

563

24

44-6803

 

17

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

41

288

28 Mar 45

Hanover

Germany

JohnsonL

561

29

44-8540

 

13

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

42

292

04 Apr 45

Kiel

Germany

JohnsonL

561

30

44-8540

 

14

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

43

295

07 Apr 45

Kaltenkirchen

Germany

JohnsonL

561

31

44-8540

 

15

Final

388-A

Le-1-1

44

306

21 Apr 45

Landsberg

Germany

GoodmanJ

563

27

44-6803

 

25

Completed

388-A

Le-1-1

45

311

06 May 45

Amsterdam

Netherlands

GoodmanJ

563

29

42-107062

Worry Bird / Miss Bea Haven

98

Completed

388-A

Le-1-2


 
Willis N. (Bud) Skiff,
Navigator, Capt., US Army Air Forces, 8th Air Force, 3rd Air Division, 45th Combat Wing, 
388th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 560th Squadron, Station 136, Knettishall,England. Missions-mostly overGermany from Nov. 26, 1943-May 6,1945, (most with the W.W. Brenner Crew.)
The 388th Bomb Group's webpage lists his 45 WWII missions as set out below at the bottom of the page.
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K Callahan,
Feb 4, 2011, 11:13 AM
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K Callahan,
Feb 5, 2011, 4:07 PM
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