History of the
B-17 #44-6456 / The Great Speckled Bird

Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/8/44; battle damaged Blechhammer 2/12/44 with John Hickey, Co-pilot: Warren Miller, Navigator: Bob Sullivan, Bombardier: Rich DeNeut, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Goff, Radio Operator: Angelo Collis, Ball turret gunner: Morton Klauber[wia], Waist gunner: Joe McMillan, Waist gunner: Bernard Chassair,Tail gunner: Junior Turknett (10 Returned to Duty) ; direct flak hit #4 and ko’d #2; crash landed Russian lines where equipment was destroyed; crew OK and returned to base 11/12/44. Salvaged. THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD.

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