41-9023 Yankee Doodle

Object Number - UPL 44827 - Photo taken on or before August 16, 1942 showing the normal crew assigned to B-17E YANKEE DOODLE (41-9023) plus its Squadron Commander, Captain R. E....

Boeing B-17E
41-9023
Yankee Doodle

MacDill Field, FL USA (414BS/97BG) – Early March 1942
Sarasota-Bradenton Airfield, FL USA (414BS/97BG) – 29 March 1942
Grafton-Underwood, England (414BS/97BG) – 6 July 1942
Bovingdon, England (92BG) – 24 August 1942
Bassingbourn, England (91BG) – 30 March 1943
Salvaged – 26 July 1945

Lead bomber of second strike force on VIII Bomber Command Mission 1 (17 August 1942).
Training aircraft and hack for 91BG.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14033656
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Initially Staff Sergeant Radio Operator & Waist Gunner w/414th BS
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14042610
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner & Asst. Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters Squadron (VIII Bomber Command) Headquarters (Eighth Air Force) United States Army Forces in the British Isles
  • Service Numbers: O-7478
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General, 8th Air Force
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-371840
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Squadron CO, Base CO, Wing CO, NASAF Ops Ofcr, 2nd AAF C-of-S
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20308132
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief

Places

Missions

  • Date: 17 August 1942
  • Official Description: 12 B-17’s of 97th Bomb Group, escorted by Spitfires, launch first Army Air Force Heavy Bomber attack from UK against Western Europe. Target is Rouen-Sotteville Marshalling Yard. Sergeant Kent R West shoots down German fighter, thus becoming the first...

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Yankee Doodle II

Revisions

Date16 May 2022 09:47:06
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Roger Freeman Photo.

Date21 Mar 2022 17:39:36
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Image

Date23 Jul 2021 19:06:56
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Date17 Sep 2020 23:33:07
ContributorRickFlack
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User RickFlack added the "Rudolph E Flack" People connection on 9/17/2020.

Date20 Aug 2020 20:35:03
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Updates by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date20 Aug 2020 18:23:23
ContributorRickFlack
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date20 Aug 2020 08:19:01
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date20 Aug 2020 01:29:35
ContributorRickFlack
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 19, 2020.

Date15 Sep 2017 13:45:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Roger Freeman Photo.

Date29 May 2017 10:55:15
ContributorGBlume
Date20 Oct 2014 21:49:55
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 20-Oct-2014 "Mighty Eighth War Diary" Roger A. Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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