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Aircraft: 232090

 "SILVER DOLLAR" 418th aircraft.  Later Artwork applied when Col Jeffrey flew it as Personal Transport.  (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SILVER DOLLAR" 418th aircraft, Original Artwork (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Silver Dollar



PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 418 LD-R
418 LD-E

NOTES

Squadron ID: 418 LD R -and- 418 LD E (E after taxi accident April 18, 1945) --- Silver Dollar

HISTORY

1944-01-20   Accepted into inventory
1944-01-23  Cheyenne
1944-02-07  Grand Island
1944-02-27  Grenier
1944-02-28  Presque Isle
1944-03-02  Assigned to UK - Assigned to 100BG 03 Mar 44
1945-04-18   NCS - Taxi accident with Heaven's Angel 46817
1945-04-21   Taken off Combat: became Col Tom Jeffrey's "Hack"
1945-09-19   Returned Zone of the Interior - Scott
1946-12-26  Reassigned 8 AF - Dutch-Belgium Coast
1947-11-19  Salvaged
1947-11-19  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

    Silver Dollar flew over 100 Missions.  Aircraft was painted	

PHOTOS:

Silver Dollar A-2 jacket design. (Photo courtesy William Funtig)

Silver Dollar on the Continent, Col Tom Jeffrey personal "Hack" (Photo Courtesy of Jack O'Leary)

Silver Dollars, April 1945.  

 "SILVER DOLLAR" - Damaged in 18 Apr 1945 taxi accident (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SILVER DOLLAR" - LD-R 232090 taxing for take-off Thorpe Abbotts (100th Photo Archives) 

 "SILVER DOLLAR" - Number 1 for take-off at Thorpe Abbotts (100th Photo Archives) 

"Silver Dollar 232090 LD-E  After tail repair and war ended"

 100th Photo Archives) 

 Unidentified 100th personnel with "SILVER DOLLAR". (100th Photo Archives) 

 SILVER DOLLAR A/C 232090 LD-R/E, flew 102 missions. Note the hammer and sickle images denoting two Russian shuttle missions. (Photo courtesy of Ernest Havecker and his family: Eileen Rosenthal and Jodi Womack.) 

Silver Dollar on Hardstand with old nose art stripped off and new artwork about to be applied. Also Engine changes. 

Silver Dollar in taxi accident with Heaven's Angel (100th BG archives)

Silver Dollar Taxi accident with Heaven's Angel ( 100th BG archives)

Col Jeffrey "Hack" After Hostilities (Carl Timme Collection)

Silver Dollar Battle Damage. (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives) 

Silver Dollar Battle Damage. (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives)

Silver Dollar Battle Damage. (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives)

Silver Dollar Battle Damage. (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives)

Silver Dollar with Ground Crew fixing engines . (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives)

Silver Dollar with Ground Crew. (courtesy of 100th BG Photo Archives)

Silver Dollar & Col John Wallace

Silver Dollar & Col John Wallace

Silver Dollar in Hangar after new tail assembly and paintwork.  This was Col Tom Jeffrey's "hack" starting in late April 1945. 

Silver Dollar after replacement of tail and addition of new nose art and Call sign "E" This was Col Tom Jeffrey's personal aircraft after hostilities 

Silver Dollar after repair of tail damage and repainting of nose Art.  This was Col Tom Jeffrey "Hack" 

Flying Control Report for Accident between Lt Cullimore and Lt Goldsmith in Silver Dollar and Heaven's Angel respectively.  Report courtesy of Dave Gansz

Silver Dollar running up engines.  on Hardstand 48.  Only five missions on a plane that would complete over 100 missions.  Photo Courtesy of Eileen Potts Smith. 

Engines being changed on Silver Dollar on Hardstand 48.  Photo Courtesy of Eileen Potts Smith. 

418th B-17, Silver Dollar following taxi accident (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)

418th B-17 Silver Dollar following taxi accident (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)

Second Silver Dollar A-2 jacket design. (Photo courtesy William Funtig)

Silver Dollar (back) A-2 worn by Burton Hufsey, NAV on the Elmer Ferbrache crew.

George Leland with Silver Dollar after Taxi Accident . Photo Courtesy of SFC Travis Leland

Photo taken on Hardstand 46 looking across at Hardstand 48.  A/C on HS 48 are  238191, LD-W, and Silver Dollar LD-R.  Looks like Fletcher's Castoria II taxing and a C-47 on Hardstand 49.   Looking closely at the photo you can see another a/c taxing and one that has just landed rolling down the runway.  Photo courtesy of Eileen Potts Smith 

 418th Ground personnel Nick (last name unavailable) and Chuck Keegan with a Carbine in hand. In the Background is Hardstand 48 with  Silver Dollar 232090, LD-R on Left and 238191 LD-W on the Right.  Jim Potts Collection

Oran Reeves; far right (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)