44-6765 Doughboy Speed

media-24410.jpeg UPL 24410 B-17G-65-DL #44-6765 "Doughboy Speed"
483rd BG - 840th BS - 15th AF
Crashed in the Alps 6 June 1945

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Object Number - UPL 24410 - B-17G-65-DL #44-6765 "Doughboy Speed" 483rd BG - 840th BS - 15th AF Crashed in the Alps 6 June 1945

Delivered Hunter 4/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 7/12/44; crashed in Alps 20 miles NE Campo Tures, It 6/6/45 with John Mason, Gibson, Williams, Jackson, Arroyo, Fraser, Horner, Frame, Barnstable, Vold (10 Killed in Action); plus ten passengers all KIA; DOUGHBOY SPEED.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Event Location Date Description


Savannah, GA, USA 4 November 1944 Hunter AAF


7 December 1944 483rd BG 840th BS


20 miles NE of Campo Tures, Italy 6 June 1945 Crashed in the Alps. All on board were KIA


Date17 Nov 2016 03:43:30
ChangesChanges to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events and place associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:53
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