42-107143 Sport

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 Tulsa 5/3/44; Hunter 12/3/44; Morrison 11/4/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 23/4/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 25/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45. SPORT.


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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


Tulsa, OK, USA 5 March 1944


71017 Sterparone FG, Italy 23 April 1944 483rd BG 840th BS


Returned to the USA

Savannah, GA, USA 23 June 1945 Hunter AAF


Sold for Scrap

Kingman, AZ, USA 18 December 1945


Date17 Nov 2016 03:28:01
ChangesChanges to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ChangesAAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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