Geschichte der
B-17 #42-5264 / Yankee Doodle Dandy

Delivered Denver 2/11/42; Saline 15/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-J] Molesworth 1/2/43; landing accident with Bob O’Connor 31/5/43; battle damaged over Oschersleben 11/1/44 with John Henderson, Co-pilot: Walter Ames, Navigator: Warren Wiggins, Bombardier: Woody Monkres, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Moody, Radio Operator: Bob King, Ball turret gunner: Ed Ruppel, Waist gunner: Bill Simpkins (8 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Bob Jeffrey{wia-died base hospital},Tail gunner: Ralph Burkart (2KIA-rocket hit stabiliser); on return aircraft force landed at 2AD Watton, Nfk; Returned to the USA Amarillo 3/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Stillwater 24/9/45. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

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