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41-24570

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; damaged on first mission Abbeville 8-Nov-42 limped back to base, and became a Hangar Queen; Salvaged BD 27-Nov-42 10RTD.

P 1Lt William M. Anderson; CP 1Lt James L. Lee (RTD)
N Lt Everett Clinard (WIA-RTD); B 1Lt Lyle G. Karnath (WIA-RTD)
E/TTG TSgt Robert E Marrer (RTD); RO TSgt Rex O. Barker (RTD)
BTG SSgt Anthony C. McCauley (RTD); RWG SSgt La Vern A. Senn (RTD)
LWG SSgt Herman Odegard (RTD); TG Richard Q. Flint (RTD)

Service

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" 91BG/323BS suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Pilot on that aircraft...

  • Rex Barker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" 91BG/323BS suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Radio Operator on that...

  • Everett Clinard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942 Wounded in Action while serving as Navigator on B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie". Aircraft was damaged on mission to bomb the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France. Aircraft RTB but was too damaged to repair and was salvaged on...

  • Richard Flint

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie", 91BG/323BS, suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Tail Gunner on that...

  • Jacob Fredericks

    Military | Major | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!, 303BG/360BS with crew at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico with the rank of Captain. 15-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620. ...

  • Otis Hoyt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    23-Jun-42 Assigned as Navigator of B-17F 41-24620 [PU-O] "Snap! Crackle! Pop!, 303BG/360BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 16-Oct-42 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24620. Completed a 25-mission tour on 13-Jun-42. ...

  • Lyle Karnath

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" 91BG/323BS suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Bombardier on that...

  • James Lee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" 91BG/323BS suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Co-Pilot on that...

  • Robert Marrer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    On 8 Nov 1942, on first mission, B-17F 41-24570 "Panhandle Doggie" 91BG/323BS suffered severe damage on the mission to bomb the German airfield Abbeville/Drucat but the plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. He was serving as Engineer/Top...

  • Anthony McCauley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    8 Nov 1942 B-17F 41-24570 'Panhandle Doggie' suffered severe damage on its first mission to bomb the German airfield Drucat at Abbeville, France, but plane returned with all crew and was salvaged. SSgt McCauley was serving as Ball Turrent Gunner. ...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 17

    8 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, UK 27 November 1942

Aircraft sustained too much damage to warrant repair. Was scavenged for spare parts and officially declared a Category E loss (DBR) on 27-Nov-1942.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2015 21:51:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2015 Added Wasit Gunners and Tail Gunner to crew list based on infomration collected on B-17F 42-5084 per "Losses of the 8th & 8th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop and John A. Hey MBE

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2015 20:58:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2015. Added BTG to crew list per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces: Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2015 20:07:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 10-Jan-2014. Added E/TTG and BTG to crew list per information already residing in website database on B-17F 42-5084.

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2015 21:43:38 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Jan-2015. Added RO Rex Barker to crew list per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A.Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2015 21:30:18 Lee8thbuff Changes to markings, description and place associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Jan-2015. Added Bombardier to crew list and edited descritpion per "Losses of the 8ht & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2015 20:18:17 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Jan-2015. Added CP James L. Lee per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 21:27:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Nov-2014. Corrected typo in DBR event.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 21:22:41 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Nov-2014. Corrected salvage date per 'The B-17 Flying Fortress Story' Roger A. Freeman & Dave Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 21:10:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Nov-2014. Added DBR event, see previous source entry.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 21:03:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Nov-2014. Deleted a duplicate entry for this aircraft and formatted Description. Sources as previously noted on ingest.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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