43-38905 BANG BANG LULU

B-17G-100-BO 43-38905

708th SQ

 

Photo between October 1944 and May 1945.

 

 

A B-17G-100-BO, built by Boeing in October 1944, and assigned to the 708th Squadron sometime before the end of that year. Bang Bang Lulu is named after a song.

Bang bang Lulu,
Lulu’s gone away,
Who is going to bang bang,
Now Lulu’s gone away.

Lulu’s got a boyfriend,
His name is Tommy Tucker,
And every time he takes her out,
All he wants to do is…

Bang bang Lulu,
Lulu’s gone away,
Who is going to bang bang,
Now Lulu’s gone away.

And then again there’s Lulu,
She likes her little bits,
There’s nothing she likes better,
Than flopping out her …

 

Combat Missions

No DATE TARGET PILOT
1 1/5/1945 Waxweiler, Ger. Bowling
2 1/6/1945 Worms, Ger Schwab
3 1/7/1945 Paderborn, Ger. Phaneuf
4 1/8/1945 Frankfurt, Ger Dewey
5 1/10/1945 Darlsruhe, Ger Kubic
6 1/14/1945 Magdeburg, Ger Russel
7 1/15/1945 Augsburg, Ger Harms
8 1/16/1945 Magdeburg, Ger. Harms
9 1/21/1945 Mannheim, Ger Hewit
10 1/29/1945 Kassel, Ger Harried
11 2/1/1945 Wese, Ger Gurney
12 2/3/1945 Berlin, Ger Harms
13 2/9/1945 Weimar, Ger Kearney
14 2/14/1945 Wesel, Ger Harms
15 2/15/1945 Huhland, Ger Gurney
16 2/16/1945 Wesel, Ger Lawrence
17 2/19/1945 Wesel, Ger Harms
18 2/22/1945 Aalen, Ger Russel
19 2/23/1945 Crailsheim, Ger Harms
20 2/24/1945 Bremen, Ger Harms
21 2/27/1945 Liepzig, Ger Harms
22 3/1/1945 Ulm, Ger Harms
23 3/2/1945 Dresden, Ger Beighley
24 3/3/1945 Brunswick, Ger Harms
25 3/7/1945 Datteln, Ger Gurney
26 3/8/1945 Frankfurt, Ger Harms
27 3/9/1945 Frankfurt, Ger Harms
28 3/11/1945 Hamburg, Ger Harms
29 3/12/1945 Marburg, Ger Harms
30 3/14/1945 Hanover, Ger Harms
31 3/18/1945 Berlin, Ger Harms
32 3/19/1945 Zwickau, Ger Harms
33 3/21/1945 Wittmundhafen,Ger Colby
34 3/22/1945 Rhur Valley, Ger Colby
35 3/23/1945 Holzwickede, Ger Harms
36 3/24/1945 Bremen, Ger Harms
37 3/28/1945 Hannover, Ger Harms
38 3/30/1945 Hamburg, Ger Harms
39 3/31/1945 Brandenburg, Ger Harms
40 4/7/1945 Schwerin, Ger Harms
41 4/8/1945 Plauen, Ger Harms
42 4/9/945 Neuberg, Ger Roberts
43 4/10/1945 Brandenburg/Briest, Ger Harms
44 4/11/1945 Ingolstadt, Ger Radus
45 4/14/1945 Royan Area, France Harms
46 4/15/1945 Royan Area, France Dankmyer
47 4/16/1945 Royan Area, France Haig
48 4/20/1945 Neuruppin, Ger Haig
49 4/21/1945 Ingolstadt, Ger Radus

 

Bang Bang Lulu returned to the US after the war and was scrapped at Kingman in 1946

 

Model depicting Bang Bang Lulu (1/48) by Steven Borcherding

 

See also: Harvey May Collection

 

Return of Bang Bang LuLu 7-4-1945 (courtesy of the Francis B. Froah Family)

 

 


Some photos/information provided by:
Steve Borcherding
Family of Francis B. Froah 

Some information and/or images sourced from the American Air Museum database