Geschichte der
B-17 #42-3393 / Did You Say Ten Cents? aka Blakely’s Provisional Group aka Just-A-Snappin‘

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 5/7/43; battle damaged Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Everett Blakely, Co-pilot: Chas Via{wia-shot down two enemy aircraft}, Navigator: Harry Crosby, Bombardier: Jim Douglas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Monroe Thornto {shot down 3 enemy aircraft}, Radio Operator: Edmond Forkner, Ball turret gunner: Bill McClelland{wia-shot down 2 enemy aircraft}, Waist gunner: Lester Saunders{wia-shot down one enemy aircraft, but died 15 Oct}, Waist gunner: Ed Yevich{wia-KO’d Me 210},Tail gunner: Lyle Nord{KO’d Me210}, miss P-Maj John Kidd (9 Returned to Duty); flak KO’d #4, hydraulics and brakes the ship hit a large tree as it crash landed RAF Ludham, Nfk., UK; Salvaged 12/10/43. DID YOU SAY TEN CENTS? aka BLAKELY’S PROVISIONAL GROUP aka JUST-A-SNAPPIN‘.

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