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Aircraft: 12629

 Raymond A. Engesser, 456th Sub Depot in cockpit. (Photo courtesy of proud son Craig Engesser) 

NAMES: Ramblin' Reckum*
Station Hack


PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: JW-M-

NOTES

Aircraft name: Station Hack not an actual name - used for data retrieval purposes only --- B17-E performed non-combat duties as station hack.

HISTORY

1942-03-07   Accepted into inventory
1942-03-07  McDill
1942-06-28  Assigned to UK
0000-00-00  Assigned 340 BS, 97th Bomb Grop at Polebrook
1942-11-05  Transferred to 305th Bomb Group at Grafton Underwo
0000-00-00  Transferred to 92nd Bomb Group at Bovingdon early
0000-00-00   Transferred to 100th Bomb Group in 1943
1945-04-24   Taxi Accident at Thorpe Abbotts involving 42-3472
1945-07-05   Returned Zone of the Interior - Bradley
1945-08-06  Altus, Oklahoma
0000-00-00  
1945-08-06  Altus, Oklahoma

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

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PHOTOS:

 Station Hack Aircraft B-17E Photo courtesy of Robert Trombi of the J. Ward Dalton family 

 Thorpe Abbotts airfield. Aircraft in foreground is the station "hack" that previously belonged to the 97th Bomb Group. A station hack was a war weary aircraft that was used for anything other than combat. (Photo courtesy of Brooks Buford) 

Former 97th Bomb Group Plane

Station Hack , Original B17E from the 97th Bomb Group. Photo courtesy of Jeff Ethell Collection. 

Station Hack , Original B17E from the 97th Bomb Group. Photo courtesy of Jeff Ethell Collection. 

Station Hack , Original B17E from the 97th Bomb Group. Photo courtesy of Jeff Ethell Collection. 

Station Hack , Original B17E from the 97th Bomb Group. Photo courtesy of Jeff Ethell Collection. 

Station Hack, B-17E, Photo courtesy of Jim Potts Daughter Eileen Potts Smith

Station Hack “Ramblin Reckem” B-17E 

 Ground crew for the Henry M. Heningtion crew Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Robert Trombi of the J. Ward Dalton family