42-29513 El Diablo

media-19851.jpeg UPL 19851 B-17F 42-29513 "El-Diablo" Hutchinson & Cortright

Hutchinson & Cortright

Object Number - UPL 19851 - B-17F 42-29513 "El-Diablo"

Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 1/2/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 23/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; Ed Karnes’ crew, 114m transferred weather aircraft 304BW Cerignola 28/10/44; Salvaged 23/8/45. El DIABLO.

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Units served with

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 5th Bomb Wing 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36809366
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 5th Bomb Wing 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Robert D Phillips in front of B-17 EL Diablo
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

23 February 1943 99BG346BS

Other

Mission - Zagreb - Marshalling Yards

22 February 1944 - 25 February 1944 Bombing Mission on Marshalling Yards at Zagreb on 2/22/44Bombing Mission on Fiume Harbor Oil Refineries on 2/24/44Bombing Mission on Pola Italy Harbor Facilities on 2/25/44 My Father Robert D Phillips was the Flight Engineer for 3 consecutive missions in EL Diablo

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Per verbal accounts with my Father and supported my entries in his personal war flight journal which I have.  Plus I possess a photo of him standing by the nose of EL Diablo

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Taken from my Father's verbal account and from his hand written personal flight list journal

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ContributorAl_Skiff
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Contributorphil marchese
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From images.

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Contributor466thHistorian
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B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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