42-31333 Wee Willie

Object Number - UPL 25721 - "Combat crew of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Wee Willie". England". - B-17G 42-31333 "Wee Willie" (coded...

Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 9/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 129m Stendahl 8/4/45 with 1Lt Robert E Fuller (POW), 2Lt Woodrow A Lien, T/Sgt Francis McCarthy, S/Sgt Richard D Proudfit, S/Sgt Wylie McNatt Jr, S/Sgt Ralph J Leffelman, S/Sgt Willian H Cassidy, S/Sgt James D Houtchens, Sgt Lemoyne Miller (9 Killed in Action); flak hit between fuselage and #2 engine caused massive fire which detached the port wing, exploded in the resulting dive, crashed Stendahl; MACR 13881; (oldest G in group) 1 x POW, 9 x KIA. WEE WILLIE.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32346219
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-822659
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-774609
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37483248
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19112019
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Stendahl, 21629 Neu Wulmstorf, Germany 1945-04-08 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Stendahl, flak hit between fuselage and #2 engine caused massive fire which detached the port wing, exploded in the resulting dive, crashed Stendahl. 1 POW, 9 KIA MACR 13881.

Manufactured

Burbank, CA, USA Built at Boeing.

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 1943-10-22 Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Bassingbourn, Royston SG8, UK 1943-12-20 Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date17 May 2022 18:46:23
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date13 Jul 2021 19:38:34
Contributoracbernstein1
Date18 Sep 2017 14:24:35
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date2 Jan 2017 16:27:48
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13881 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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