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by rbreak7
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

Thanks for the help. I sent a fax requesting his service info from the archives in St. Louis. We'll see how that pans out. More and more I am thinking my mother was wrong about the B-17 part and maybe it was a B-24 instead. I know the Tailgunner part is definitly correct and I know he was definitly ...
by rbreak7
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

I beleive he was in a B-17 for two reasons: 1. My mother has told me stories and 2nd, my uncle gave me his wings about 20 some years ago and told me that he was a tail gunner in a B-17. Thats almost all of my memories on the subject. He passed away about 5 years ago. I am trying to piece together wh...
by rbreak7
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

Tony, Most of my problem is not having any information. All I have to start with if his army serial number, date of enlistment and my mother's memories. Which are sparse at best. My uncle passed away about 5 years ago and all his pictures and information are somewhere in HAwaii with his ex-wife. And...
by rbreak7
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

Thanks. I am not positive on the date...it was either late 1944 or early 1945. His name was Arthur E. Call. I beleive his serial number was 13198463. The plane as I was told was called "Cuddles", but I can not find anything with that name. I keep hitting a brick wall with my searches. Any help would...
by rbreak7
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Help finding a crashed B-17 in New Guinea

I am trying to locate a B-17 that my uncle flew in. I was told that it had crashed in New Guinea. It's name was "Cuddles" I beleive. Also I beleive that this happened in 1945. Any help finding this plane or what squadron it was with would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.