Don C Bader


Part of an original contingent, Bader flew B-17 F 41-24482 'Heavyweight Annihilators' in November and December of 1942. According to Plane Names, the last mission for the plane was January 3, 1943, to St. Nazaire which the group called 'flak city'. Although 'Heavyweight Annihilators' was badly hit, its crew claimed 6 fw190's destroyed and 'Heavyweight Annihilators' never flew again. Losses has a 27 January 1943 entry stating the plane was listed SALNBD on this date.


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Edison, Ohio


Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:20

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Plane Names and Fancy Noses The 91st BG by Ray Bowden p.88, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Heys p. 82, The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourne by Havelaar p. 14