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Shackeroo!
Churchwell's Dog Tired crew also flew Shackeroo! on rotation
Back Row (L to R): 2nd Lt. H. M. Jones (co-pilot), 2nd Lt. G. R. Skelton (navigator), 2nd Lt. H. B. Churchwell (pilot), unknown (pool bombadier), S/Sgt. W. A. Wolf (left waist gunner), unknown (mission photographer)

Front Row (L to R): S/Sgt. P. F. DeWolf (radioman), S/Sgt. J. J. Caldwell (ball turret gunner), S/Sgt. L. Pearsall (right waist gunner), S/Sgt. W. Arck (tail gunner), S/Sgt. R. W. Fellure (top turret gunner)

Connections

People

  • William Arck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Caldwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37918 'Dog Tired', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Churchwell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Peter DeWolf

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Fellure

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37918 'Dog Tired', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lloyd Pearsall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Skelton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Wolf

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29708 Shackeroo!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Brookley 9/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG Alconbury 27/4/43; transferred 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 12/5/43; then 322BS; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13...

  • 42-3319 Shackeroo II / Wackeroo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/5/43; Presque Is 2/6/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [XM-A2] Earls Colne 5/6/43 THIS END UP; re-named WACKEROO II, then SHACKEROO II; Returned to the USA Tinker 9/4/44; Wright Fd 26/11/44; Bolling 29/12/44; Drew 10/2/45; Wright 20/3/45; Drew...

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 09:16:48 Don Wolf Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Collection of William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 00:22:48 Don Wolf Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

Private collection of Willam A. Wolf, held by his son Don Wolf

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