42-97869 Hula Girl, Maid To Order

Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; 88BG Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-H] Deenethorpe 8/6/44 MAID TO ORDER; 615BS [IY-A]; Missing in Action Munster 16/2/45 with Ernie Hansen, Joe Chuderewicz, Morton Greenberg, Jim Morrison, Ray Miller, Alonzo Karcher, Leroy McKnight (7 Prisoner of War); Joe Del Torto, Wade Brunson (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Hardenborg, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 12444. HULA GIRL.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37705979
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38555031
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 16 February 1945
  • Date: 15 February 1945
  • Date: 10 February 1945
Ground crew attend to a crashed P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Baby Jo" of the 357th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' Lt Noel Breen ran out of fuel 9 Feb '45.'
  • Date: 9 February 1945
  • Date: 6 February 1945

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 16 February 1945

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Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12444 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database