History of the
B-17 #42-30071 / Brady’s Crash Wagon aka Skipper

Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 8/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/43 BRADY’S CRASH WAGON {not painted on a/c}; transferred 413BS/96BG [QJ-B] Andrews Fd 2/6/43; then 339BS [MZ-B] Snetterton 12/6/43; on a training mission the left wheel failed to extend for landing, then tail wheel failed before crash landed Honington, with Captain Ed Martin, Co-pilot: Dave Nichols, Navigator: Casimir Marczyk, Bombardier: John Sampson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norris Friedlander, Radio Operator: Joe Napolitano; Salvaged 18/4/44. SKIPPER.

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