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B-17 #42-37879 / Wrinkled Belly Baby

Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [BG-U] Horham 11/11/43; with W.P. Kelley force landed Attlebridge afb, Suffolk, 11/12/43; two days later the u/c would not extend and force landed at Honington AFB with H.M. Powers, Co-pilot: F. McLedd, Navigator: V. Fox, Bombardier: H. Levine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: W. Knipper, Radio Operator: C. Selix, Ball turret gunner: T. Kennedy, Waist gunner: W. O’Keefe, Waist gunner: J. Doherty,Tail gunner: P. Allard (10 Returned to Duty); on mission to Ruhrland 21/6/44 Bombardier: Norris Kent (Killed in Action); 46m, Missing in Action Zeitz 16/8/44 with Bob Williams, Navigator: Ed Kasner, Bombardier: Bill McNabb, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Strahm, Waist gunner: Ralph Burnett (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Leland Karpe, Radio Operator: Jim Curtis, Ball turret gunner: Omer Mullins,Tail gunner: Don Michael (4 Killed in Action); flak hit causing mid-air coll with 42-97797 (95BG), crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8176. WRINKLED BELLY BABY.

Details 42-37879 / Wrinkled Belly Baby

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-97797 ‘Full House’ on 16 August 1944.

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