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Aircraft: 230063

 "PICKLEPUSS" 418th aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Picklepuss



Assigned to original cadre, Crew 36 --- Picklepuss


1943-04-02   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-05  Cheyenne also 15-Apr-43 Kearney also 02-May-43 Wen
1943-05-22  Kearney
1943-05-29  Dow
1943-06-01  Assigned to UK
1943-07-10  REO - short one parachute
1943-07-14   REM - supercharger failed
1943-07-25   REM - turret and radio out
1943-07-26   REM - engine and radio out
1943-07-29  REM - top turret trouble
1943-08-17  FTR - Fighters - A/C exploded - Schmalgraf, ?
1943-08-17  FTR - Fighters - A/C exploded - Schmalgraf, ?

Pilot Info

Crew: 6 KIA, 4 POW

Related Info: : KNOX, ROBERT M




Capt Robert Knox with Picklepuss at Wendover in May 1943 before coming overseas