Russell W Engel

media-35510.jpeg UPL 35510 B-17 'Squawkin' Hawk' crew memorabilia.

My photo, taken 7 October 2018.

Object Number - UPL 35510 - B-17 'Squawkin' Hawk' crew memorabilia.

WIA in B-17 #42-30088 'Squawkin' Hawk' 6 Sept 1943. Pilot was Sumner Reeder.


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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30088) nicknamed "Squawkin' Hawk I" of the 100th Bomb Group, signed by personnel. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Thorpe Abbott. Home 17/5/44. 100th Bomb Group.' Printed caption on reverse: '53312AC - Proud Veteran Goes Home ... With hundreds of autographs on its sleek hull, the war-weary veteran Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Squawkin' Hawk I" is shown shortly before it took off from its 8th AAF bases in England to return to the U.S. for retirement. Covering 47,720
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Squawkin Hawk II


ChangesChanges to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 507by Bishop & Hey / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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