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Aircraft: 23271

 "NINE LITTLE YANKS AND A JERK" 

Rare photo of Pilots side of Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk. Photo courtesy of Robert Hughes/Michael Hughes 

NAMES: Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk



PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 351 EP-L

NOTES

Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk

HISTORY

1943-04-15   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-17  Denver
1943-05-27  Presque Isle
1943-05-28  Assigned to UK
1943-07-05  Gained by 100BG
1943-09-06  RFO - Dunnmsford
1943-10-04   RFO - Ford also FTO - engine trouble 10 Oct 43
1943-11-05   RFO - Lt. Robert L. Hughes
1944-01-05   RFO - Lt. Frank Valesh (P), Lt. John Johnson (NAV)
1944-01-28  RFO - Lt. Robert L. Hughes
1944-03-07  Salvaged
1944-03-07  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

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PHOTOS:

 23271 EP-L "NINE LITTLE YANKS AND a JERK" - early "H" model - note the open waist window. The later variants had enclosed waist windows to aid in preventing frostbite. (100th Photo Archives) 

 "NINE LITTLE YANKS AND A JERK" 23271 EP-L 351st aircraft Robert L. Hughes crew. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Lt Hughes Crew flew their last mission in NLYAAJ on Jan 28th and a few days later a crew took it out on practice mission. On landing, one of the gear collapsed.  It was repairable but the plane was war weary and upon further examination, it was found that the skin was warped. They salvaged her. Remember that the B-17F models were being phased out for the new B-17G model so this was not surprising.(100th BG Archives)

Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk becomes a Hangar Queen for spare parts

Michael Hughes (Son of Capt Robert Hughes) had a print of NLYAAJ by the aviation artist Mark Styling who made it for the 100thbg web site.  He did a fantastic job. 

Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk on Hardstand with Ground Crew. Photo courtesy of Robert Hughes/Michael Hughes 

Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk on Hardstand. Photo courtesy of Robert Hughes/Michael Hughes 

Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk on Hardstand  .  Photo courtesy of Robert Hughes/Michael Hughes 

Nine Little Yanks and A Jerk

Nine Little Yanks and Jerk, Hangar Queen

Landing gear collapse on Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk 

Landing gear collapse on Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk 

A-2 Jacket belonging to T/Sgt H.E. Barnum Jr. BTG on Capt Robert Hughes Crew . Crew flew most missions on Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk. (photo courtesy on Melissa Mahn Forsch) 

 T/Sgt Gerald Gulick TTE on Lt Robert Hughes Crew wearing his painted A-2 Jacket (100th BG Photo Archives)