B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38814 / Cadet Nurse the 2nd aka No No Nanette

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  • RCL: ET-S

MACR: 13848

Missions: 39


History of
B-17 43-38814 / Cadet Nurse the 2nd aka No No Nanette

Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 11/10/44 NO NO NANNETTE; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Richard H. Wright, Jr., Bombardier: Irving H. Levin [2RTD]; Navigator: William L. Olson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vincent J. Riccio, Radio Operator: Harry A. Kolb, Ball turret gunner: Roscoe C. Hayes; Weist gunner: Sidney V. Manders; Tail gunner: Merlin H. Dyvig [6POW]; Co-pilot: Stanford G. Wolfson (Killed in Action); (MACR 10308); flak, force landed Miracourt, Fr; 39m, Missing in Action Kiel 4/4/45 with John Tuss, Co-pilot: George Washeteck, Navigator: Sol Simon, Bombardier: Alviah Kelly, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Pelzar, Radio Operator: Cecil Phillips, Ball turret gunner: John Meadows, Waist gunner: Bill Johnson,Tail gunner: Dan Waines (9INT); flak, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 13848; ret group in UK 27/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 26/7/45; 3030 BU Roswell 8/10/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. CADET NURSE THE 2ND.

Last updated: 28. February 2020


B-17 43-38814 / Cadet Nurse the 2nd aka No No Nanette Details

Photo above taken in Azelot Airfield near Nancy late 1944.

From the MACR 10308

B-17G 43-38814 piloted by 2nd Lt. Wright was hit by flak in the target area. The aircraft continued with the formation until 1127 hours to 49°40″N, 07°50″E, the crew was ordered to bail out 100 miles northeast of Nancy between Saarbrucken and Mannheim at 20000 feet. Lt. Olson, the Navigator had received a slight flak injury in the right arm. All crewmen cleared the aircraft after jumping except the Pilot and the Bombardier who took the aircraft to Nancy and crash landed at Angelot airfield, 10 miles SE of Nancy.

The #1 engine, gas line, hydraulic system, pilots and navigators oxygen system and right flap were damaged by flak. The #2 prop ran away, the engine caught fire and then went out. The nose section was blown off and the plane as a whole substained major flak damage.


Nose art

From MACR 13848

B-17G 43-38814 piloted by 1st Lt. Tuss was seen to be hit by flak over the target. The number 1 and 3 engine were feathered and at the rally point (54°20, 10°20) the aircraft was seen to leave the formation and head for Sweden. The fact that a landing was made and all the crew safe has been confirmed.


B-17 43-38814 / Cadet Nurse the 2nd aka No No Nanette Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John J. Tuss UNK
CP 1LT George J. Washechek UNK
ENG/TT T/SGT Edward C. Pelzar UNK
RO T/SGT Cecil B. Phillips UNK
BT S/SGT John E. Meadows UNK
WG S/SGT William E. Johnson UNK
TG S/SGT Daniel E. Wainess UNK
TOG S/SGT Alviah G. Kelly UNK

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