this is a commemorative bomber lassie and her lads from the 15th Air Force 463rd bomb group 772nd squadron
requested by Jarmon JR which his dad and his crew flew on 7 missions in ww2.
lassie and her lads met her end On October 11,1944 she was sent up on gunnery practice with a different crew,
2 of her engines had engine problems upon takeoff,caught fire,
the pilot tried to land at a nearby airport and crashed on a highway near a hospital and the ship burned up in the ensuing fire.
Half of the crew died and the other half were injured.
just for days befor this 1st LT James L. Jarmon and his crew who flew in a number of bombers through out the war had sucsessfuly
compleated a 7th bombing mission in this poticular bomber with no damage.
all of this crew as far as i know survived the war and two are still alive today Mr M.Bates and Mr A.Palumbo.
Pilot 1st Lt J.L.Jarmon
Co-Pilot fligh Officer P.P.Speicher
Navigator 2nd Lt L.Martinich
Bombardier 2nd Lt G.B.Strank
Top Turret Gunner Ssgt D.E.Krauss
Rad-Op Sgt E.F.Peters
Tail Gunner Cpl M.J.Bates, jr
Bull Turret Cpl H.R.Mitton
Waist Gunners Sgt A.J.Palumbo
and is now on my web site b-17 accusim page2 for download http://nathansfsxrepaints.webeden.co.uk ... 4540955750