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Aircraft: 23534

Possibly the first B-17G model assigned to 100th Bomb Group. 

NAMES: Ol' Dad



PILOTS: LT  WINANS C SHADDIX
MACR: 04268 SQUADRONS: 349 XR-L

NOTES

Ol' Dad Had code N when Lt Wilson flew A/C to Berlin on March 4, 6, 1944 Code was L when A/C FTR on April 27, 44

HISTORY

1943-07-23   Accepted into inventory
1943-07-24  Denver
1943-08-31  Dyersburg
1943-09-08  Assigned to UK
1943-10-10  REM - #2 and 3 high temperature, could not keep up
1943-12-22  RES
1944-04-27   FTR - Flak - Ardooie, Belgium
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1944-04-27  FTR - Flak - Ardoye, France

Pilot Info

Crew: 1 EVD, 9 POW - E&E 1692

Related Info: : SHADDIX, WINANS C

Comments

    Dear Sir,
Your database states that the A/C "Ol'Dad" crashed at Ardoye/France in April 
1944.
I was born in Ardoye. That village is not in France, but in Belgium. It is 
situated in the northern part of Belgium, better known as Flanders.
My mother (she pased away in 2001) saw the plane coming down on farm, and my 
dad, later on, showed me the house on which one of the bombs came down. The 
ruin was still visible till the end of the 50's.
By the way, the correct spelling of our village is not Ardoye, but Ardooie.
Kind regards,
Rik
Mailbox: rikverhelle@skynet.be	

PHOTOS:

 German guardsmen with wreckage of 42-3534. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 German guardsmen with wreckage of 42-3534 Ol'DAD (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 German guardsmen with wreckage of 42-3534. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 German guardsmen and the two daughters of the farmer on whose land 42-3534  Ol'DAD disintegrated. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 Wreckage of 42-3534 Ol'Dad on farmland near the village of Ardooie, Belgium. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 Wreckage of 42-3534 on farmland near the village of Ardooie, Belgium. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle) 

 Daughters of the farmer Vandewaetere on whose land 42-3534 Ol' Dad disintegrated with some of the wreckage. (Photo courtesy of Rik Verhelle)