42-106999 Pecks Bad Boys

media-24409.jpeg UPL 24409 Top - B-17G-35-DL #42-107143 "Sport" 483rd BG
Middle - B-17G-35-DL #42-106999 "Pecks Bad Boy" - 483rd BG

Object Number - UPL 24409 - Top - B-17G-35-DL #42-107143 "Sport" 483rd BG Middle - B-17G-35-DL #42-106999 "Pecks Bad Boy" - 483rd BG

Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 2/2/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; mid air coll with 44-6288 with Alfred Fite 3/2/45; landed but Salvaged. PECK'S BAD BOYS.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Event Location Date Description


Cheyenne, WY, USA 21 January 1944


71017 Sterparone FG, Italy 9 March 1944


Mid-Air Collision/Salvaged

71017 Sterparone FG, Italy 3 February 1945


Date17 Nov 2016 03:23:49
ChangesChanges to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:15
ChangesAAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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