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Aircraft: 23393

 "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" - Leading the 100th to Regenburg 17 Aug 1943 (100th Photo Archives) 

Never before seen Photos from Regensburg Mission. Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe . Yeah, that is Just a Snappin (Blakely Crew), Stymie (Brady Crew), and Black Jack (Fienup Crew)  heading into Africa August 17, 1943.

Just-A-Snappin' and members of the Blakely crew in Algeria (from the collection of Edmund Forkner)

NAMES: Did You Say Ten Cents?
Blakely's Provisional Group
Just-a-Snappin'

PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 418 LD-Y

NOTES

Aircraft names: Did You Say Ten Cents (Nilsson SOTC refers to this name for Regensburg Mission. , Blakely's Provisional Group, Just-a-Snappin'

HISTORY

1943-06-01   Denver
1943-06-02  Accepted into inventory
1943-07-01  Dow
1943-07-04  Assigned to UK
1943-09-16  RFO - Colerne
1943-10-08  RFO - Crash landed - RAF Ludham
1943-10-12   Salvaged
1943-10-15   Lester W. Saunders dies of injuries
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
1943-10-15  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

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PHOTOS:

Just-A-Snappin; following the mission to Bremen (from the collection of Edmund Forkner)

 A/C 230061 Wolff Pack with damaged stabilizer, A/C 23393 Just-a-Snappin in lead, and A/C 230066 Mugwump at the bottom on the 17 Aug 43 Regensburg mission. (Photo courtesy of Big Joe Armanini) Wolff crew information | Blakely crew information | Cruikshank crew information | Regensburg mission information 

 Lead Squadron flying over the Alps on 17 Aug 43. Command Pilot Jack Kidd (Group Operations Officer) & Ev Blakely in Just-a-Snappin A/C 23393 LD-Y, John D. Brady & John L. Hoerr in Stymie A/C 23237 LD-R, Command Pilot John Egan (418th Squadron Command Officer) and Charles Cruikshank in Mugwump A/C 230066 LD-U, and Bob Wolff & Charles Stuart in Wolff Pack A/C 230061 LD-Q. (Photo courtesy of Big Joe Armanini)  

 Ev Blakely Crew #35 in North Africa after Regensburg mission on Aug 17, 1943. Maj. Jack Kidd is also in the photo. 

 Maintenance personnel inspect "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" home from Bremen, 8 Oct 1943. The crash landing was at Ludham, England
Kidd Collection

 "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" There were over 800 holes in the aircraft. Home from Bremen, 8 Oct 1943. The crash landing was at Ludham, England
Kidd Collection 

"JUST-A-SNAPPIN" home from Bremen, 8 Oct 1943. The crash landing was at Ludham, England  (from the collection of Edmund Forkner) 

"JUST-A-SNAPPIN" home from Bremen, 8 Oct 1943. The crash landing was at Ludham, England.  Jack Kidd Collection

 "JUST-A-SNAPPIN" home from Bremen, 8 Oct 1943. The crash landing was at Ludham, England.  Jack Kidd Collection 

23393 Just-a-Snappin LD-Y  departing the target area at Regensberg - 17 Aug 1943. The river below this aircraft is most probably the Danube. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Lead Squadron Regensberg 17 Aug 1943. The damaged B-17 in the center was flown by Robert Wolff. In September 1943 the Germans were to fish Bob and his crew out of the English Channel. Wolff's water landing was one of the most successful of the war. There were no injuries, either in the landing or egress. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) Bob Wolff's damaged B-17 over Italy 17 Aug 1943. Detailed information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Crash landing of Maj. John B. "Jack" Kidd after the Bremen mission (8 October 1943) 

 Crash landing of Maj. John B. "Jack" Kidd after the Bremen mission 8 October 1943 

Ev Blakely Crew in North Africa after Aug 17, 1943 Regensburg Mission with Just-a-Snappin. 
Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe .

Just-A-Snappin After Bremen; Ev Blakely standing in front

Jim Light standing by Just-a-Snappin' (from the collection of Russell Heckman)