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Aircraft: 231735

 LUCKY LEE, A/C 231735 EP-B. (Photo courtesy of Earl Rudolph) 

NAMES: Lucky Lee



PILOTS: LT  GEORGE W BRANNAN
MACR: 03020 SQUADRONS: 351 EP-B

NOTES

Lucky Lee

HISTORY

1943-12-08   Accepted into inventory
1943-12-11  Cheyenne
1943-12-30  Kearney
1944-01-15  RAF Nutts Corner
1944-01-16  Assigned to UK
1944-03-06  FTR - Fighters - Haseluenne
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1944-03-06  FTR - Fighters - Haseluenne

Pilot Info

Crew: 2 KIA, 8 POW

Related Info: : BRANNAN, GEORGE W

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PHOTOS:

 "LUCKY LEE" with Lt Brannan Crew.(100th Photo Archives) 

 "LUCKY LEE" 231735 EP-B 351st aircraft George W. Brannan crew and Ground Crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

"First Strike On Berlin" By Nicolas Trudgian relives the fearsome aerial combat on March 6, 1944, as B-17 Flying Fortresses are attacked en-route for Berlin. Screaming in head-on, Fw190s of II./JG I based at Stormede, charge into the bomber stream. With throttles wide open, 56th Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolts come hurtling down to intercept. B-17 gunners are working overtime; the air is full of cordite, smoke, jagged pieces of flying metal and hot lead. We are in the midst of one of the fiercest aerial battles of the war.

In the foreground Lucky Lee survives the first onslaught, but her luck won't hold today. Our Girl Sal to the right of the picture will fare better - she will be the only 100th BG aircraft to make it back to her home base from this epic raid.

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years. photo courtesy of Volker Urbansky

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky

Crash site as it looks today for Lucky Lee. B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky

Crashed Tail section on Lucky Lee 231735 EP-B flown by Lt Brannan Crew

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky

B-17 42-31735 "Lucky Lee" Lt.Brannan crashed 6.March 44 in Hausstette. I found the crash site for some years.Volker Urbansky