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William Arthur Hunnewell

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  • Gordon Beese

    Military | Sergeant | B-17 Waist Gunner | 99th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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

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.

  • 42-29513 El Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 1/2/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 23/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; Ed Karnes’ crew, 114m transferred weather aircraft 304BW Cerignola 28/10/44; Salvaged 23/8/45. El...

  • 42-29775 Wongo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/2/43; Gt Falls 20/2/43; Salinas 18/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 341BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 16/4/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44;...

  • 42-29856 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5...

  • 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,...

  • 42-32028 Mighty Mike

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/1/44; MacDill 2/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 13/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action 43m Ploesti 22/7/44 with Sid Carr, Bell, Glenn, Lemingh, Strash, Neel, Nepil, Runyon (8...

  • 42-32032 Battlin' Bobby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/44; Lincoln 1/2/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Morrison 12/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; 74m taxi accident 19/12/44; Salvaged. BATTLIN' BOBBY.

  • 42-32055

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Homestead 17/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 21/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; battle damaged {99m} Blechhammer, Ger. 26/12/44 with ?; three engines out, force landed Vis Is, Yugo; ...

  • 42-32064 Going

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/1/44; Ft Bragg 4/2/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 15/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; 64m became cargo aircraft from 14/11/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...

  • 42-32065

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 12/3/44; Assigned 346BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {7m} Belgrade 16/4/44 with Bill Headrick, Corley, Korth, Hildebrandt, Ergle, Swanson,...

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Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 06:42:18 Weary Willie Changes to media associations
Sources

Lt. William A. Hunnewell Collection

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 06:14:58 Weary Willie Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Lt. William A. Hunnewell Collection
99th Bomb Group Historical Society
https://www.99bombgroup.org/
https://www.facebook.com/99BGHS/

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