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B-17 #42-30723 / Sexy Suzy Mother of Ten aka Holy Terror

Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 22/8/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-D] Thorpe Abbotts 31/8/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Bill Beddow, Navigator: Israel Levine, Radio Operator: John Sullivan, Ball turret gunner: Walt Zoldak, Waist gunner: Bob Lynch, Waist gunner: Sam Hicks (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dick Brooks, Bombardier: Milton Harness, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dan James,Tail gunner: Dick Munger (4 Prisoner of War); collided with Me 109, went down on fire and exploded flak, crashed Vinneberger Forest, near Ostbevern, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1027. SEXY SUZY, MOTHER OF TEN (not painted on) aka HOLY TERROR.

Details 42-30723 / Sexy Suzy Mother of Ten aka Holy Terror

Kollidierte mit einer Me 109, stürzte brennend ab und explodierte. Die Wrackteile trafen die B-17 #42-30047 ‚Sweeter Girl‘, welches ebenfalls beschädigt und dann von Me 109 abgeschossen wurde.

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  1. von Yolanda Loo am 01. Juni 2019 23:11 Uhr

    The American cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands has an adoption program for the graves for years so that the soldiers can be honored and occasionally flowers are added to the grave. We have adopted the grave of second lieutenant Israel Levine of the 351st bomber squadron, 100th bomber group. He was a navigator on the plane with the name Sexy Suzy, Mother Of Ten aka Holy Terror. He died on October 10, 1943 in the Vinnenberger forest, Warendorf-Ostbevern, Germany. Maybe this helps to get more information. For an honorable project to give a face to all names on the crosses, project „faces of Margraten“ ( we are looking for a photo of Israel Levine and I hope it can still be found somewhere in your archives. I would really appreciate it if that were the case. Israel Levine was born on February 11, 1917 in Los Angeles County, California.

    I would love to hear from you and thank you in advance for all the work you do. It would mean a lot to everyone who puts a lot of energy into remembering the boys in Margraten.



    • von Richard Munger am 10. Oktober 2019 23:13 Uhr

      Thank you for remembering these men. My grandfather was a tail gunner on this plane. He has since passed away. I dont know if he had any pictures of him. I have a picture of my grandfather who was a pow after sexy Suzy was shot down.


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