History of the
B-17 #42-32090 / Silver Dollar

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Grand Island 7/2/44; Grenier 22/2/44; Presque Isle 28/2/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-R] Thorpe Abbotts 3/3/44; 418BS [LD-E] after taxi accident with Earl Culmore 19/4/45; Salvaged 21/4/45; {102m} and used as hack for Col Jeffrey; Returned to the USA 3505 BU Scott 19/9/45; re-ass 8AF Dutch-Belgian coast 26/12/46; Recl Comp 19/11/47. SILVER DOLLAR.

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  1. von Ed Rohlfs am 09. June 2019 14:08 Uhr

    My dad, Don Rohlfs was co-pilot on Silver Dollar on 34 missions. He left a brief account of each in his diary. I have been to Thorpe Abbots a number of times and sisters there to had an opportunity to take my mom and sisters there to see a display that they put together of Don Rohlfs service. Don left us a snapshot of the crew and ground crew under the plane and written on it was “94 holes and still returned”.


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