42-39846 Widdle Twinkle

Object Number - UPL 52583 - AC # 42-39846, 'Widdle Tinkle', 614th BS, 401st BG

Delivered Long Beach 18/9/43; Scott 27/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-M] Deenethorpe 3/11/43; transferred 487BG Lavenham 15/7/44; then to 860BS/493BG Debach, on local flight 16/8/44 with Capt Wesley Love, Co-pilot: Charles Boyce, Navigator: Fred Hughes, Bombardier: Harry Trumbo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Gittins, Radio Operator: Maurice Spiegle, Ball turret gunner: John West, Waist gunner: Howard Clayton,Tail gunner: Stan Wajda (9 Returned to Duty); on third landing aircraft went down on belly skidding to a stop; Salvaged 16/8/44. WIDDLE TWINKLE.

Aircraft was probably being used for B-17 transition training with the 493rd BG.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer, Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Lavenham/Alpheton Airfield

Missions

Revisions

Date11 Jun 2021 18:44:33
ContributorDarren Jelley
Sources

added detail to biography

493rd BG Archives

Date23 Aug 2019 19:29:11
ContributorDarren Jelley
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493rd BG Archives

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:50
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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