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B-17G 42- 31333 'Wee Willie' and crew. 12-Feb-44: 1st Lt Paul D Jessop & crew, 322nd Bomb Sq, 91st BG, with B-17G 42-31333 "Wee Willie" (coded LG-W). Jessop's crew flew this ship for six straight missions starting New Year's Eve, 1943 to Cognac. On 3 February over Wilhelmshaven "Willie" took some serious flak damage, wounding waist gunner Sgt Henry F Osowski. The ship wouldn't fly again until the 20th, with a trip to Leipzig.

Standing L-R: Copilot 1Lt John A Moeller, Nav 2Lt Harry Lerner, Waist S/Sgt Robert Kelley, Ball S/Sgt Martin, Bomb Lt Joe Gagliano, Pilot 1Lt Paul D Jessop.
Kneeling L-R: Waist S/Sgt MacElroy, Radio S/Sgt Shoupe, Eng/Gunner S/Sgt Southworth, Tail S/Sgt Joe Zastinchik.

NARA Ref 3A10229-3A11481.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31333 'Wee Willie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 9/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 129m Stendahl 8/4/45 with 1Lt Robert E Fuller (POW), 2Lt Woodrow A Lien, T/Sgt Francis McCarthy, S/Sgt Richard D...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 10:46:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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