History of the
B-17 #42-29962 / Rum Boogie II aka Dottie III aka Green Banana

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Selfridge 29/4/43; Presque Is 4/5/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43 RUM BOOGIE II; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-E] Alconbury 26/7/43; mid air collision with 42-29725 (92BG) with Jim Foster, force landed 13 miles north of Portsmouth 30/8/43; AFSC Bovingdon 16/10/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/11/43; transferred 569BS/390BG Framlingham; Missing in Action [48m] Zeitz 16/8/44 with Bob Buckley, Co-pilot: Bob Nye, Navigator: John Stearns, tog-Lewis Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Blackmon, Radio Operator: Francis McDemott, Ball turret gunner: Ray Cook, Waist gunner: Bill Combow (8 Returned to Duty);Tail gunner: Herbert Harms (Killed in Action); flak hit set front of ship on fire which exploded, crashed Calsewitz, W of Zeitz, Ger; DOTTIE III aka GREEN BANANA. Missing Air Crew Report 8455.

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