Crew PILOT: Glenn W.  DYE

Lt Glenn Dye Crew in front of Sunny II

Capt Glenn Dye Crew with Sunny II.  Photo courtesy of Guy Davis. 

This is B-17F 'Sunny II' of the 100th BG - 351st BS, 43-30796 - 'EP-K' with it full crew led by Capt. Glenn Dye, presenting it's fleshly painted nose-art. Picture was taken at Thorpe Abbots, England, in October 1943. 

This plane was lost crash landing safely with another crew on 30th December 1943.

Credit: 100th BG Assocation Archives.

Image repair and colorization - Nathan Howland - HowdiColour.

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 Capt. Glenn W. DYE P CPT
2 Capt. John H. LUCKADOO CP/P CPT
3 LT Timothy J. CAVANAUGH NAV CPT
4 LT Francis C. CHANEY BOM CPT
5 T/SGT Victor R. COMBS TTE CPT
6 T/SGT George E. FLANAGAN ROG CPT
7 S/SGT Richard B. COOKE BTG CPT
8 T/SGT Elder D. DICKERSON WG KIA
9 S/SGT Donald O. ELLIS WG CPT
10 S/SGT Leroy E. BAKER TG CPT

PHOTOS:

 "SUNNY II" Crew; This is the Glen Dye Crew, the first 100th crew to complete a combat tour of 25 missions. This photo includes more than the regular crew. Some standing are ground crew. Kneeling are the 351st Squadron Commander, Ollen Turner, center, with Glen Dye to his left and John Luckadoo on the extreme right. Luckadoo was later to become the Operations Officer of the 351st and then the 350th. This is the only case of the same 100th airman serving as Ops Officer for two Squadron. Standing from left: George E. Flanagan - ROG, Elder D. Dickerson - WG (KIA 8 Oct 43 at Bremen), Richard B. Cooke - BTG, John Parmentier - Crew Chief, Victor R. Combs - TTE, Leroy E. Baker - TG & Donald O. Ellis - WG. Kneeling from left: Francis C. Chaney - BOM, timothy J. Cavanaugh - NAV, Ollen Turner - 351st Squadron Commander, Glen Dye - P & John H. Luckadoo - CP Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)