42-3393 Did you say ten cents?, blakely’s provisional group, just-a-snappin

Object Number - UPL 55396 - 42-3393 - 'Just A Snappin'.

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 5/7/43; battle damaged Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Everett Blakely, Co-pilot: Chas Via wia-shot down two enemy aircraft, Navigator: Harry Crosby, Bombardier: Jim Douglas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Monroe Thornton shot down 3 enemy aircraft, Radio Operator: Edmund Forkner, Ball turret gunner: Bill McClelland wia-shot down 2 enemy aircraft, Waist gunner: Lester Saunders wia-shot down one enemy aircraft, but died 15 Oct, Waist gunner: Ed Yevich wia-KO’d Me 210, Tail gunner: Lyle Nord KO’d Me210, mission P-Maj John Kidd (9 Returned to Duty); flak KO’d #4, hydraulics and brakes t,he ship hit a large tree as it crash landed RAF Ludham, Nfk., UK; Salvaged 12/10/43. DID YOU SAY TEN CENTS? aka BLAKELY’S PROVISIONAL GROUP aka JUST-A-SNAPPIN'.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731272
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
Major John C. Egan, of the 100th Bomb Group, wearing a fez on his return from the Regensburg Shuttle mission. Associated News Story: '"Arabian Knights Return": Men Who Made Shuttle-Bombing Raid On Regensburg. Wearing red fezes and carrying Arabian knives, the first contingent of airmen who participated in the shuttle-bombing raid on Regensburg returned from their temporary North African bases yesterday, August 22 - five days after the heavy attack on the Nazis' largest aircraft Messerschmidt factory. No b
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-399510
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Pilot, Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Revisions

Date22 Aug 2020 15:45:17
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to Mission "VIII Bomber Command 111" per info in the A/C Description section.

Date31 Mar 2020 18:07:29
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date31 Mar 2020 15:31:08
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography".

Date27 Jan 2020 19:13:00
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a unit connection to the 418th BS mentioned in the A/C "Description".

Date27 Jan 2020 19:05:37
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” for clarity.

Date27 Jan 2020 19:02:51
Contributorjmoore43
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Added 3 nicknames mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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