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Nothing stays the same for ever”, as the saying goes, and the time has come for the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress known as “Chuckie” for over three decades to receive a new name. She will soon become “Madras Maiden”, which might take a little getting used to for some, such was “Chuckie’s” fame. The late “Doc” Hospers, who bought “Chuckie” in 1979, named her after his wife, and because of that connection the B-17 sort of took on a life of its own. This connection continued even when Hosper’s widow sold the Fortress to Jerry Yagen in 2010, as he assured the name would remain for as long as he owned the Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/44; Kearney 10/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Rougham 22/7/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 4/11/44 with Harry Hummel, Hugh McRae, Dixin Pearce, Bill Lewis, Paul Schwartz, Eldon Hudson, Albt Dente, Jack Stoltze, Harry Vance (9 Killed in Action); ship was also testing anti-exhaust flame devices and seen dropping back amid flak, crashed Channel. Missing Air Crew Report 10305. CAROLYN SUE (JUNE) aka ST CHRISTOPHER KIDS.
Carolyn Sue (June), St Christopher Kids
Production block numberB-17G-80-BO FortressManufacturerBoeingMarkings and paint scheme/liveryNot yet known
MILITARY | LIEUTENANT | PILOT | 94TH BOMB GROUP
Killed in Action (KIA) into channel in B-17 'Carolyn Jane' #4338165
originally posted by: skunkape23
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Excallibacca
Apparently the half naked women were too distracting.
I would hand paint a wide-open beaver with shark teeth and fire breathing on the nose if I was the pilot.
Use your imagination.
One of the crew bailed out, his chute didn't deploy and he fell 20,000 into a bog, and lived.