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Aircraft: 230061

 Lt Robert Wolff's a/c Wolff Pack on the ground in Africa after 17 August 1943 Regensburg mission. Note the damaged Vertical stabilizer. 

NAMES: Just-a-Snappin'
Wolff Pack


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

NOTES

Just-a-Snappin' [6.43] Wolff Pack [8.43] --- Assigned to original cadre, Crew 35 --- Aircraft name: Just-a-Snappin', Wolff Pack --- "Wolff Pack" may not have been painted on the aircraft.

HISTORY

1943-04-03   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-06  Cheyenne also 15-Apr-43 Kearney
1943-05-02  Wendover also 22-May-43 Kearney
1943-05-30  Dow
1943-06-01  Assigned to UK
1943-07-14  REM - runaway prop
1943-10-10   REM - could not test fire guns, failed to operate
1943-11-05   REO
1943-11-13   REO
1944-06-28  Returned Zone of the Interior
1945-04-17  Brookley
1945-04-17  Brookley

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

    On Aug 17, 1943 this plane was flown by Lt Robert Wolff and was left in Africa for repair. Plane was retunrned to 100th BG after repairs.	

PHOTOS:

The 418th Wolff Pack’s damaged vertical stabilizer and rudder photographed on the ground in Africa after the Regensberg 17 Aug 1943 mission. The 100th was to have Bob Wolff, the pilot, almost exactly another month. Bob and The Wolff Pack went down in the English Channel and where the crew were picked up by the Germans.   (100th Photo Archives)

Dave Gansz provided this photo from the Accident Report
42-30061
Gulfport AAF ( P-V1 )
Training Accident
30 May 1945

Dave Gansz provided this photo from the Accident Report
42-30061
Gulfport AAF ( P-V1 )
Training Accident
30 May 1945

Dave Gansz provided this photo of the cockpit from the Accident Report
42-30061
Gulfport AAF ( P-V1 )
Training Accident
30 May 1945

Four 100th B-17s over the Alps, top "Cowboy" Roane in "LADEN MAIDEN," 2nd from top (smaller image) Henry Henington in "HORNY," center Bob Wolff in "WOLFF PACK, lower "Bucky" Egan and "Crankshaft" Cruikshank in "MUGWUMP". Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)

 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)  

 Damaged "WOLFF PACK" enroute to North Africa from Regensberg 17 Aug 1943 (100th Photo Archives) 

 "WOLFF PACK" 230061 LD-Q, damaged vertical stabilizer in North Africa after Regensberg - 17 Aug 1943 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

"WOLFF PACK" 230061 
LD-Q, in Africa after Regensberg - 17 Aug 1943 Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Wolff Pack 230061 LD-Q, 418th in North Africa - 17 Aug 1943 (100th Photo Archives) 

 Regensberg damage to the 418th's "WOLFf PACK." (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) 

Some of Ev Blakely Crew in North Africa Aug 17, 1943.  Sitting in front of Lt Robert Wolff’s aircraft "Wolff Pack" which was previously Capt Blakely's A/C  
Courtesy of Jim Blakely, Forkner Photo collection and Matt Mabe .