447th Bomb Group Association
Boeing's B-17G-1-BO was delivered to the
USAAF on September 21, 1943 and assigned to the 447th BOmb Group at
Harvard AAB. It was flown across the Atlantic by Lt. Francis Graham.
On board for the transit flight were:
Lt. Francis R. Graham
Lt. Carroll O. Welt, Jr.
Lt. Karol S. Dubiel
Lt. David P. Wohl, Jr.
Sgt Joyce C. Riddlehoover
S/Sgt Lynn Brown, Jr.
Pfc Henry E. Pruett
Sgt Edward R. Hallock
S/Sgt Ralph R. Bender
Sgt Felix C. Hall
Photo of Paper Doll at Rattlesden,
sometime after February 5, 1944
|4||01/21/44||NOBALL NO. 107||Norris/Esterline|
|18||03/03/44||BERLIN - RECALL||Graham|
Enroute to Berlin, the formation had crossed the North Sea, when it crossed paths with a 1st Division group returning from a recall. One plane from the 91st Bomb Group collided with an aircraft from the 94th Bomb Group. Debris from that collision struck and damaged Paper Doll. It fell and crashed with the loss of all on board.
|On Paper Doll (MACR 2887)|
|Pilot||Lt Francis R. Graham||KIA|
|Copilot||2Lt Carroll O. Welt Jr||KIA|
|Navigator||2Lt Karol S. Dubiel||KIA|
|Bombardier||2Lt David P. Wohl Jr||KIA|
|Top Turret||T/Sgt Joyce C. Riddlehoover||KIA|
|Radio Operator||S/Sgt Henry E. Pruett||KIA|
|Ball Turret||S/Sgt Ralph R. Bender||KIA|
|Left Waist||S/Sgt Felix C. Hall||KIA|
|Right Waist||S/Sgt Lynn R. Brown Jr||KIA|
|Tail Gunner||S/Sgt Edward R. Hallock||KIA|
Paper Doll's name would return to the 710th Sqdn on 42-107052, Paper Doll II