JACK McKILLOP COLLECTION
No. 6075. Boeing 299-O B-17F Flying Fortress (41-24523 c/n 3208) US Army Air Forces
Photograph from USAF

Boeing 299-O B-17F Flying Fortress

01/22/2007. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This B-17F-20-BO was assigned to the 323d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy), at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, USA, on September 13, 1942. The group moved to the UK and was based at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, assigned to the 1st Bombardment Wing, VIII Bomber Command, Eighth Air Force, effective November 10, 1942. This B-17 was named LIíL AUDREY and later SNOOKS.

On August 31, 1943, this aircraft was one of the aircraft flying VIII Bomber Command Mission 88 against Glisy Airfield, Amiens, France. SNOOKS collided with B-17F-70-BO 42-29816, named EAGER BEAVER, assigned to the 401st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy), and both aircraft crashed in the English Channel. All ten men on this aircraft were killed; one of the ten on EAGER BEAVER survived."

Created January 22, 2007