42-107047 The Doodle Bug

Object Number - UPL 19341 - Flying Fortress B-17G 42-107047 'The DoodleBug' 334th BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. THE DOODLE BUG.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37495234
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19095098 / O-693852
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082504 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 13 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 1944-12-25 Force landed Framlingham AFB with engine failure 25/12/44. Pilot Lt R V Mercer.

Other

Combat damaged

Berlin, Germany 1945-02-03 Battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45. Pilot Lt H Palmer.

Crashed

Charleroi, Belgium Force landed Charleroi, Belgium.

Other

Returned Stateside

Bradley Army Air Field, Connecticut 1945-06-26 Returned to the USA Bradley Field 26/6/45.

Delivered

Tulsa, OK

Assigned

Horham Airfield, UK 1944-03-17

Revisions

Date19 May 2022 10:22:15
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date9 Aug 2020 23:34:22
Contributor466thHistorian
Date14 Dec 2015 13:29:45
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date6 Dec 2015 21:08:16
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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