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Sgt.Gordon D. Beese (Waist Gunner) in front of Weary Willie 42-102855 - KIA 4/07/44 flying on 42-32014 - Pappy Yokum over Treviso, Italy due to direct hit with flak. 99th Bomb Group mission #173

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 5th Bomb Wing

    5th Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

People

Aircraft

  • 42-102855 Weary Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 10/5/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 19/5/44; in base taxi accident with Dick Schildmeyer 24/2/45; 97m Salvaged 26/4/45; WEARY WILLIE.

  • 42-32014 Pappy Yokum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Morrison 8/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Tortorella 30/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action 14m Varese 30/4/44 with Harry Klein, Symonds, Leiby, Moore, Martin, Patzke, McGettigan,...

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Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 06:37:34 Weary Willie Changes to caption
Sources

99th Bomb Group Historical Society
https://www.99bombgroup.org/
https://www.facebook.com/99BGHS/

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 06:35:47 Weary Willie Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Lt. William A. Hunnewell Collection

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