42-30595 Olin's 69ers, Gremlin Gus II

Object Number - UPL 19798 - The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Gremlin Gus II' at an airbase in England, 12 August 1943. 388th Bomb Group. - 42-30595 "Gremlin Gus II" (388th...

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/7/43; (34m) transferred Aphrodite project as OLIN'S 69'ERS; when War Weary, fuselage cut down and vehicle windshield fitted before open cockpit. Salvaged 24/6/46. GREMLIN GUS II.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39840703
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731474
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 5th Airdrome Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32384014
  • Highest Rank: Private Second Class (7th Grade)
  • Role/Job: crew chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-799778
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16057004 / O-664401
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

Lille, France 1943-08-15

Delivered

Francis E Warren Air Force Base Heliport, Cheyenne Rd, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY 82005, USA 1943-06-26 Delivered to USAAF, Cheyenne Field 26/6/43.

Other

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss, Suffolk IP22, UK 1943-07-20 Assigned 560thBS, 388th BG, 8AF Knettishall 20/7/43. 34 Missions.

Other

Transferred

Fersfield, Diss, Norfolk IP22, UK Transferred to Aphrodite project as 'OLIN'S 69'ERS'; when War Weary. Fitted out as drone, unused operationally.

Other

Salvaged

Fersfield, Diss, Norfolk IP22, UK 1946-06-24 Salvaged 24/6/46.

Other

Final 388th BG Combat Mission

Normandy, France 1944-06-06 Completed 40 combat missions plus 14 aborts

Revisions

Date16 May 2022 09:12:06
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
www.fold3.com

Date21 Apr 2022 03:35:33
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Corrected a typo in the A/C "nickname".

Date6 Jan 2016 12:19:38
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
www.fold3.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:31
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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