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Aircraft: 231723

 "SPARKY" 349th aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: "Sparky"



PILOTS: 2LT  JACKSON E PHELPS
MACR: 07810 SQUADRONS: 349 XR-R

NOTES

"Sparky"

HISTORY

1943-12-07   Accepted into inventory
1943-12-12  Cheyenne
1943-12-31  kt
1944-02-14  Assigned to UK
1944-03-16  RFO - Lt Clenent H. Cowan - 1 KIA - Augsburg
1944-05-19  RFO - Lt John P. Keys - Berlin, Germany
1944-07-29   FTR - Fighters - Bad Kossen, Germany
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1944-07-29  FTR - Fighters - Bad Kossen, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 8 KIA, 1 POW

Related Info: : PHELPS, JACKSON E

Comments

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PHOTOS:

Sparky Crew

 231723 XR-R 349th "SPARKY" (100th Photo Archives) 

 Aircraft 231723, "SPARKY," Lost on the Merseburg mission of 29 July 1944. Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 Aircraft 231723, "SPARKY" in the foreground. Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 "SPARKY" A/C #42-31723 XR-R with feathered #2 engine

SPARKY with vertical Stabilizer damage. 

Battle damage to verticle stabilizer of Sparky

SPARKY XR-R 231723  Photo Courtesy of SFC Travis Leland

The battle damaged tail of a B-17G Flying Fortress (XR-R) nicknamed "Sparky" of the 349th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "(GAD-38-1-100)(20-5-44)(A/C 1723-349-B17G)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '19/5/44. "Sparky". 2/Lt. John P. Keys, 20mm. Also No. 2 engine.'

 B. G. Woodward, crew chief on "SPARKY" Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 Robert Patrick standing outside his right waist gun position. Plane is "SPARKY." Notice "Vera Ann" painted on the side of the ship. This was done by Hank Dibbern at the request of Robert Patrick. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

 "SPARKY" , Lt Clement Cowan Crew crew on ramp at Thorpe Abbotts. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of James P. Heyneman. 

George Leland and Leo Beecher with "SPARKY" 231723  Photo Courtesy of SFC Travis Leland