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Aircraft: 231035

 William A. Carleton's and his 351st maintenance personnel prepare to get "HANG the EXPENSE" out of the mud at Thorpe Abbotts. Bill Carleton was the 351st and later Group Engineering Officer and is one of the 100th's most popular veterans. Dick Johnson Collection 

Hang the Expense after crashing into Draper's Farm on Nov 26, 1943. The famous Red Cross Girls story with Big Frank, Pinky Flack and Campion.  

NAMES: Hang the Expense



This was the aircraft involved in the famous Red Cross Girls incident (Draper's Barn) --- Hang the Expense


1943-09-04   Accepted into inventory
1943-09-07  Dallas
1943-10-05  Scott
1943-10-08  Assigned to UK
1943-11-03  REM
1943-11-26  TOA - Sta 139, Drapers Barn, UK - Lt. Frank E Vale
1943-11-29   Salvaged
1943-11-29  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A




 Getting "HANG the EXPENSE" out of the mud and on the tarmac. Dick Johnson Collection 

 Frank E. Valesh crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Photo shows Hang the Expense, flown by Frank E. Valesh, after he crashed into Farmer Draper's barn. 

 Left tire marks from HANG THE EXPENSE on Nov. 26, 1943, when she crashed into Draper's Barn. (100th Photo Archives) 

Hang the Expense after Crash Nov 26, 1943 

Nov 26, 1943 Hang the Expense crashes into Draper's Farm. (100th BG Archives) 

 351st Frank E. "Big Frank" Valesh Crew. One of the legendary crews of the 100th. Detailed Information Les Lautman Collection 

 "HANG the EXPENSE" (All of Big Franks aircraft were named Hang the Expense I, II, III etc.) with both her Flight and Ground Crews. Standing from left: John (NMI) Mytko, John R. (Dick) Johnson, Frank E. Valesh, Maurice G. Zetlan, John E. Booth, Paul J. Carbone and Sherman M. Nelson: Kneeling from left: Nels O. Davidson, Lloyd M. Holland, Louis (NMI) Black, Jr., Roy (NMI) Urich, Herschel H. Broyles, J. Sambrailo, Ernest M. Jordan and Harold D. Wildrick (The Crew Chief) Detailed Information Les Lautman Collection 

F. E. "Big Frank" Valesh's 035 "HANG THE EXPENSE"
This is the famous Drapper's barn and Red Cross Girls crash on 26 Nov 1943   (100th Photo Archives)