Geschichte der
B-17 #43-37511 / Jill’s Jalopy

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 5/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-G] Deenethorpe 23/5/44; 614BS [IW-Y], 615BS [IY-L]; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Melvin Fish, Navigator: Gene Cramer, Bombardier: Ken Lucas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Smith, Radio Operator: Melvin Warren, Waist gunner: John Hanchak (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Leslie Hauss, Ball turret gunner: Bill Cook,Tail gunner: Jim Huff (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #4, crashed Klein-Thondorf, NE of Uelzen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8204. JILL’S JALOPY.

Crew 43-37511 / Jill’s Jalopy

P2LTMelvin S. FishPOW
CP2LTLeslie H. HaussKIA
BOMB2LTKenneth D. LucasPOW
ROSGTMelvin H. WarrenPOW
BT---William R. CookKIA
WGSGTJohn W. HanchakPOW
TG---James W. HuffKIA

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  1. von William MacCartney am 08. Juli 2017 5:38 Uhr

    My great grandfather Jack Lippert was the pilot of the Jill’s Jalopy in 1944. William MacCartney


    • von am 08. Juli 2017 15:23 Uhr

      Thank you for this information 🙂


  2. von Greg Marino am 25. November 2018 14:14 Uhr

    My Uncle, 2nd Lt Leslie Hauss, survived the evac of Jills Jalopy and safely parachuted to ground…only to be shot by a civilian on ground. I have the documentation of his murder if you require it…including the name of German who murdered him. He was tried for war crimes and died in prison.


  3. von Eric C Miller am 27. März 2019 16:09 Uhr

    My great uncle, Thomas Youmans, was the co-pilot and navigator with Lippert in 1944. My uncle commented that when returning to the states, he was given the option of returning by ship or plane. He chose the ship and never flew again for the rest of his life.


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