44-6016 TNT JEANIE / TNT KATIE II

B-17G-40-DL 44-6016

711th SQ — P

Photo Between Jun 1944 and March 1945, to be established by mission count (74).

 

Delivered Tulsa 4/4/44; Hunter 15/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 486BG Sudbury 4/5/44; no-ops transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 5/5/44

 

Photo Between Jun 1944 and March 1945, to be established by mission count (50).

Note that the “TNT” and the painted figure appeared on both, only certain letters the name changed. The A, IE appear to have been left alone.

 

 

 

The Chandler crew was aboard 44-6016 during the March 15, 1945 mission to Oranienburg.

Lt Henry Chandler Pilot POW
Lt Velmer Diefe Co-Pilot KIA
Lt David Skalka Navigator POW
Lt Sidney Murachver Bombardier POW
Sgt Robert Stephens Top Turret Gunner KIA
Sgt Costos Ivos Radio Operator KIA (Ives? on Load List)
Sgt Robert Reinartson Ball Turret Gunner KIA
Sgt Allan Swem Waist Gunner KIA
Sgt John Piccardo Tail Gunner KIA

 

 

Also see 42-102441 TNT Katie

 

 

 

 

 

 


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