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Aircraft: 46505

 Chin-Up Girl  46505 100th Air Craft. (Photo courtesy of Ernie Havecker and his family: Eileen Rosenthal and Jodi Womack.) 

46505 LN-V Chin-Up Girl.  Photo Courtesy of Beth Eden-McGuire

NAMES: Chin-Up Girl
Any Gum Chum
Hard Luck
350 LN-X


Aircraft names: Chin-Up Girl, Bit’O’Heaven, Any Gum Chum --- Squadron: 350 LN V, 350 LN X (Name: Any Gum Chum Squadron was 350 LN X) Hard Luck-LN-V April 1945- Lt Larsen Crew


1944-08-25   Accepted into inventory
1944-08-25  Lincoln
1944-09-10  Grenier
1944-09-12  Assigned to UK
1945-06-02  Returned Zone of the Interior - Bradley
1945-06-07  South Plains
1945-11-08   Kingman, Arizona
1945-11-08  Kingman, Arizona

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A


    May 21, 1945  505 LN-V  transferred from Thorpe Abbotts to  Alconbury.	


 46505 LN_V CHIN UP GIRL, BIT’O’HEAVEN (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Forrester-Cooney) 

The Merlin N. Larsen Crew
with B-17G 46505 LN-V
"Hard Luck"
Standing L to R: Arthur V. Williams, Archie A. Brock, Merlin N. Larsen, Trent J. Parker, Edmund C. Settle,
three unknown ground crew, including Crew Chief Zip Meyers.
Kneeling L to R: Robert L. Tyler, Allison M. Balfour, John P. O'Connor, Jack Torogian

Harold Marck LN-V 505 (BTG) on Lt Joseph Michael Crew
Courtesy of J. Robert Marsh 

Harold Marck LN-V 505 (BTG) on Lt Joseph Michael Crew
Courtesy of J. Robert Marsh 

B-17s seen in this photo include, left: Ramblin' Rebel (338383), Top: Chin-Up Girl (46505), Bottom: Flamin' Mamie (46805), Back: My Blue Heaven (337994); from the collection of Anthony Pecyk.