History of the
B-17 #41-24557 / Damn Yankee

Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Bruce Sundlun (evaded capture), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Harry Cologne, Waist gunner: Mike Cappelletti, Waist gunner: Chester Snyder,Tail gunner: Frank Lekas (5 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Andy Boles, Navigator: Reino Jylkka, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Ramsey, Waist gunner: Chester Snyder (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Snellengem, six miles S of Bruges, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 1334. DAMN YANKEE.

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