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Aircraft: 231987

 "SHILAYLEE" (100th Photo Archives) 

 "THE LITTLE SKIPPER" 349th aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

The Little Skipper with Skiba 

Shilaylee and Ernest Lovato 

NAMES: Shilaylee
The Little Skipper



Aircraft names: Shilaylee -Mark Wilson Crew The Little Skipper-JD Williams Crew and finally Capt. Glenn Rojohn


1944-01-10   Accepted into inventory
1944-01-13  Cheyenne
1944-01-22  Kearney
1944-02-23  Romulus
1944-02-28  Grenier
1944-03-09  Assigned to UK
1944-12-31   FTR MID - 338457 - Rustringen, Germany
1944-12-31  FTR MID - 338457 - Rustringen, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 3 KIA, 6 POW

Related Info: : ROJOHN, GLENN


    Also see MACR # 08174	


 "SHILAYLEE" famous old 100th aircraft. Her Crew Chief once painted white side walls on her tires. (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SHILAYLEE" ground crew. From left; Leonard Olsen, Armorer; Rudolph Rubio, Crew Chief; Ernest Lovato, Mechanic; Chester W. Skiba, Assistant Crew Chief. (100th Photo Archives) 

 The 349th's "SHILAYLEE" shows off her white wall tires - the only B-17 in the 100th to have them. They were painted on by her artistic Crew Chief. (100th Photo Archives) 

The Little Skipper

Dec 31, 1944, the aircraft of Lt Rojohn (The Little Skipper) and Lt Macnab (Nine Lives) pancake on one another.  This is the "piggyback incident". Search individual pilots and website for more information

Shilaylee diorama 

Ernest Lovato idea for design of Shilaylee artwork

 "SHILAYLEE" and her crew - note the white wall tires. They were painted on by her Crew Chief. Standing from left: John T. Johnson - NAV (KIA 5 Jun 44), Roth, not the regular CP, Mark V. Wilson - Pilot - Ralph A. Kroenke - BOM, Cecil G. Davis - TG; Kneeling from left; John W. McAuliffe, Donald M. Rohasek, Eugene V. Sweeney, George B. Donahue, William E. Moreland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)