42-30459 Little Chum

Delivered Cheyenne 4/6/43; Rapid City 15/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gr Isle 28/6/43; Dow 20/7/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Oudna 7/8/43; transferred 341BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Regensburg 22/2/44 with 2Lt Milton H Ciscoe, 2Lt Milton C Stanek, 2Lt Eugene Senfield, 2lt Robert S Taylor, S/Sgt Tom B Foote, S/Sgt Sam G Moore Jr, Sgt John S Labuda, Sgt Francis j Mc Caffrey, Sgt Richard L Major, Sgt George T Waters; enemy aircraft, crashed Klagenfurt; MACR 2491. LITTLE CHUM.


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Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
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



Event Location Date Description


Mohammedia, Tunisia 7 August 1943 Assigned to 416BS/99BG Oudna 7-Aug-43.


Depienne, Sminja, Tunisia 14 November 1943 Transferred to 341BS/97BG Depienne 14-Nov-43.


Klagenfurt, Austria 22 February 1944 Missing in Action Regensburg 22-Feb-44 attacked by enemy aircraft, crashed Klagenfurt; MACR 2491.


722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 4 June 1944 Delivered Cheyenne AAF 4-Jun-43.


Seattle, WA, USA Built at Boeing.



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