THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM
COALHOUSE FORT, EAST TILBURY, ESSEX.
THE HOME OF AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY IN ESSEX
ABOVE; 2nd Lt Paul Yannello, The pilot of the B-17 we excavated.
Above; 33304101. S/Sgt John J. Adams .Arm Gunner, Sgt Adams was the only survivor from both aircraft, he returned to the States by boat and never flew again.
BELOW; B-17 42-30263, The aircraft assigned to Yannello and his crew but not flown on this mission and was salvaged on 30th October 1943 after crashing in Norfolk ( the middle aircraft).
ABOVE; Yannello and his crew
TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT; Beemis ( not on mission), Wilson, Black, Waddle, McMillan, Yannello,
BOTTOM RIGHT TO LEFT; McGuinnis, Kern, Gula, Seitz, Adams.
LEFT; "DORSAL QUEEN", The B-17 we recovered. flown by Yannello and his crew that day
The crew in the picture are unknown but could be that of 2nd Lt Jones
Fred Dunn has restored this Willy jeep into 385th markings, the Sleepy Time Gal manqué was the aircraft on which Fred's good friend Larry Russell was shot down in over the Thames Estuary.