B-17G "The Lady Helen" (231425)

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  1. James Pickering

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    "The Lady Helen", 231425, was attacked by fighters and crashed into the mountains near Steyr in February, 1944. Survivors of the crash were captured as POW's. The pilot was named Lt. Donald Smith. The other crew members were : Lt. Sims, Co-Pilot; Lt. McConnell, Bombadier; Lt. Dender, Navigator. S/Sgt Eugene Eisele was the Ball Turret gunner but was lucky enough not to be on this mission. Some of the targets were,Cassino IT--Ploesti RO--Munich GE--Budapest HU.

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    S/Sgt Eugene Eisele, ball turret gunner, 49 missions

    Photos courtesy of, my friends, the Eisele family.
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Not much is written about the 15th AF.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures.
     
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    Yes very good pictures.
     
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    Yes very good pictures.
     
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    Good pics James, nice information too. :salute:
     
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