History of the
B-17 #42-30866 / Pistol Packing Mama aka Yankee Belle

Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned: 401BG Deenethorpe 30/10/43; landed Bassingbourn 9/11/43 Transferred: 563BS/388BG Knettishall YANKEE BELLE; 508BS/351BG [YB-S] Polebrook 21/11/43; MIA {5m} Achmer 21/2/44 Pilot: Albert Kogelman, Navigator: Bob Shafer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Dunlap, Radio Operator: Joe Rawdon, Waist Gunner: Sheldon Johnson (5RTD); Co-Pilot: Carey Haynes, Bombardier: Bill Armour, Ball Turret Gunner: Will Speiser, Waist Gunner: Wesley Locke, Tail Gunner: Gilbert Denison (5KIA); Enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched North Sea, 20 miles E of Lowestoft, Sfk., five crew saved by ASR, but cp & tg died of exposure; MACR 6063. PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA.

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