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Right side nose art for B-17G, 42-102855 Weary Willie, 1944.
"Willie hurrying off to the weeds with his pants at half-mast."

Connections

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 5th Combat Bomb Wing

    5th Combat Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102855 Weary Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 10/5/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 19/5/44; in base taxi accident with Dick Schildmeyer 24/2/45; 97m Salvaged 26/4/45; WEARY WILLIE.

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 09:27:39 Weary Willie Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Collection of William A. Hunnewell
99th Bomb Group Historical Society

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 09:24:32 Weary Willie Changes to caption
Sources

Collection of William A. Hunnewell

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 09:10:49 Weary Willie Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Collection of Lt. William A. Hunnewell

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