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Aircraft: 23474

 "KING BEE"  23474 EP-B 351st aircraft with Lt Janssen Crew (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: King Bee



The name "Queen Bee" appears on a teletype list sent from 100th BG to Headquarters but has not been confirmed by other sources. --- King Bee


1943-06-01   Denver (Date uncertain)
1943-06-01  Accepted into inventory
1943-08-10  Presque Isle
1943-08-30  Assigned to UK
1943-10-04  REM - #2 prop feathered
1943-10-20  REM
1943-11-13   REO
1943-11-19   REM
1943-12-27   NCS - landing accident with 26094 and 237772
1944-01-31  Salvaged
1944-01-31  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A




 December 27, 1943 taxi accident at Thorpe Abbotts. 23474 is "KING BEE". (100th Photo Archives) 

 King Bee after collision on Dec 27, 1943 at Thorpe Abbotts with 2 other aircraft. Photo courtesy of Sandra J. Herl, Daughter of Sgt Bob Jones 418th Communications - July 2007 

December 27, 1943 taxi accident with King Bee, Flyin' Jenny, and  26094 LD-Q

King Bee tail damage (from the collection of Bill Carleton)

 Glenn W. Rake crew. Standing from left; Robert L. Mishler, Edward C. Rogers, Francis L. Cate and Robert J. Bourquin, Kneeling; Glen W. Rake, Earl E. Evans, Douglas R. Drysdale, Louis Tekel David M. Pflaum and Leo A. Miller. (Note - This is a composite photo. Picture was not original posed with "KING BEE" ) Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

23474 King Bee involved in Landing Accident on Dec 27, 1943.  See Accident Reports for full details. Photo courtesy of Tony Pecyk CollectIon

 William "Bill" Chell; holding the airplane prop and the ground crew for "KING BEE" Photo courtesy of Dan Chell