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Aircraft: 25864


Piccadilly Lily with John Herrmann on Hardstand #8. 

Piccadilly Lily on Hardstand #8

NAMES: Piccadilly Lily



Assigned to original cadre, Crew 22 --- Piccadilly Lily


1943-03-29   Accepted into inventory
1943-03-31  Long Beach - also 15-Apr-43 Kearney
1943-05-02  Wendover
1943-05-30  Dow
1943-05-31  Assigned to UK
1943-07-10  REM - blown exhaust stack
1943-07-17   REM - could not retract landing gear
1943-08-31   REM - #4 engine low oil pressure
1943-09-06   REM - could not catch formation
1943-09-24  REO - battle damaged
1943-10-08  FTR - Flak, A/C exploded - Bremen, Germany
1943-10-08  FTR - Flak, A/C exploded - Bremen, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 6 KIA, 5 POW

Related Info: : MURPHY, THOMAS E




Piccadilly Lily with two members of Murphy Crew after landing in Africa, August 17, 1943

 The 351st's Thomas E. Murphy in the cockpit of "PICCADILLY LILY" 25964 EP-A Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 "PICCADILLY LILY" and the Thomas E. Murphy crew in North Africa after the 17 Aug 43 Regensburg Shuttle mission. Also in photo is Beirne Lay Jr. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 The "PICCADILLY LILY" - Thomas E. Murphy Crew Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Piccadilly Lily A-2 jacket of Charles Sarsbun.  courtesy of Family 

Front of Charles Sarabun A-2 jacket with 351st BS tooled patch.  Photo courtesy of Family 

Front of Charles Sarabun A-2 jacket with 351st BS tooled patch.  Photo courtesy of Family 

The 351st "PICCADILLY LILY" with Thomas Murphy's flight and ground crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Mugwump, Piccadilly Lily, Laden Maiden, Horny in North Africa (from the collection of Edmund Forkner)