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Aircraft: 297154

Leonard "Snook" Daniels Collection

NAMES: Our Babe
Our Babe Hutchie


PILOTS: 2LT  HUGH E HOLLADAY
MACR: 08817 SQUADRONS: 418 LD-A

NOTES

Aircraft names: Our Babe --- Our Babe Hutchie

HISTORY

1944-02-02   Accepted into inventory
1944-02-04  Cheyenne
1944-02-18  Grand Island
1944-03-04  Presque Isle
1944-03-05  Assigned to UK
1944-05-01  Rudder damage, 20mm Me109 -Lt Forsythe Crew
1944-09-11   FTR - Fighters - Oberwiesenthal, Germany
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1944-09-11  FTR - Fighters - Oberwiesenthal, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 7 KIA, 2 POW

Related Info: : HOLLADAY, HUGH E

Comments

    **** THIS IS NEW INFORMATION AND CAN BE FOUND IN REVISED MACR'S 0001 AND 0002 FOR LT CARLTON AND LT HOLLADAY. BASED ON NEW INFORMATION FROM JAN ZDIARSKY'S RESEARCH AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE. IT IS NOW FACT THAT LT CARLTON FLEW 42-102695 " AND LT HOLLADAY CREW FLEW 42-97154 "OUR BABE HUTCHIE" ...MPF 2014	

PHOTOS:

Flak damage to 297154 (100th Archives Photo)

 Part of burned chute from B-17G 42-97154, 350th Sqd, 100th BG - crew of Lt Wesley Carlton. Recovered by Museum of Air Battle over Kovarska on September 11th, 1944. (100th Photo Archives) 

42-97154 LD-A "Our Babe"...  with flak damage (100th Photo Archives) 

 "OUR BABE" 297154 LD-A 418th aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

Our Babe model done by Jaroslav Král

Our Babe on hardstand at Raydon most likely after emergency landing.  Photo courtesy of Jack O'Leary.  Yes, Jack O'Leary, I do think it is 154 - also when compared with the color/bw photos composition which I made longer time ago and you reposted above. The position of the "D" in the square is the same...., absene of de-icing leading edge of the tail fin, etc.Would be great to have source ofthe photo you posted yesterday from the 353rd FG base....Jan Z

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress during WW II. From the personal photos of Master Sgt. Willis L. McCurdy, 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces, Raydon Airfield, England, submitted courtesy of his son Dennis as a tribute.

Composite photo of Our Babe 154 done by Jan Z 

LD-A  297154  Our Babe with stabilizer damage .  Jim Potts Collection 

 B.Estes, G. Pruitt, Daniels, Smith, and J.Mulvenon, Ship 297154 Our Babe Hutchie, England 1944. Russell Heckman Collection.  Aircraft in background is Andy' Dandy's 297071

42-97154 LD-A "Our Babe" (courtesy of Lysbeth Wiggins, daughter of Timothy Crowley)

Front of Bill Steins A-2 Jacket, notice unique black Century Bombers painted patch 
Courtesy of Peter Castner for the pics.

Back of Bill Steins A-2 Jacket, notice unique black Century Bombers painted patch 
Courtesy of Peter Castner for the pics.

 B.Estes, G. Pruitt, Daniels, Smith, and J.Mulvenon, Ship 297154 Our Babe Hutchie, England 1944 Karl Treanor collection 

US Air Force pilot Brian Vaughn, grandson of Harry Vaughn, wearing his grandfather's A-2.

A-2 rear view of Our Babe belonging to Harry Vaughn. Photo courtesy of Gordon Elliott

 Richard M. Miller crew Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)