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Aircraft: 230796

 Sgt Siggy Sierminski photo: Ground crew with SUNNY II. (Photo courtesy of Mark Goleb) 

Sunny II photo from Howard Fiery collection. Courtesy of son Robert Fiery

NAMES: Sunny II



PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 351 EP-K
351 EP-J

NOTES

Squadron: Used both K and J as Squadron ID/Radio call --- Sunny II

HISTORY

1943-07-27   Accepted into inventory
1943-07-29  Cheyenne
1943-08-09  Grand Island
1943-08-27  Assigned to UK
0000-00-00  October 1943 - changed A/C letter from K to J (exa
1943-12-11  RES
1943-12-30   RFO - crash landed - Harlseton, Assigned to UK
1944-01-02   Salvaged
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
1944-01-02  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

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PHOTOS:

 "SUNNY II" - Top Turret after a taxi accident. (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SUNNY II" 

 Photo from the Robert Stewart 

 Photo from the Robert Stewart collection. 

 Photo from the Robert Stewart collection labeled: SUNNY II A/C 230796 EP-J 

 "SUNNY II" 351st aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

Sunny II (from the collection of Ralph Riccardi)

Sunny II (from the collection of Ralph Riccardi)

 Robert E. Spangler - 351st Line Chief for the 100th's entire ETO tour. (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SUNNY II" 43-30796 EP-J Plane went down 30 December 1943 at Ludwigshaven,  piloted by the George Brannan crew for that single mission,the plane crash landed in England. It was normally flown by the Glenn W. Dye crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SUNNY II" 42-30796 EP-J Plane crash landed in Harleston England on 30 December 1943 mission Ludwigshaven piloted by the George Brannan crew for that single mission. It was normally flown by the Glenn W. Dye crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SUNNY II" 43-30796 EP-J Plane crash landed in England on 30 December 1943 mission to Ludwigshaven piloted by the George Brannan crew for that single mission. It was normally flown by the Glenn W. Dye crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Capt Glenn Dye Crew with Sunny II.  Photo courtesy of Guy Davis. 

This is B-17F 'Sunny II' of the 100th BG - 351st BS, 43-30796 - 'EP-K' with it full crew led by Capt. Glenn Dye, presenting it's fleshly painted nose-art. Picture was taken at Thorpe Abbots, England, in October 1943. 

This plane was lost crash landing safely with another crew on 30th December 1943.

Credit: 100th BG Assocation Archives.

Image repair and colorization - Nathan Howland - HowdiColour.