THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

COALHOUSE FORT, EAST TILBURY, ESSEX.

THE HOME OF AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY IN ESSEX

 

1st Lt Paul Yannello pilot 385thbg

 

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).

B-17, 42-30263 THE AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO YENNELLO AND HIS CREW

 

 

YANNELLO AND HIS CREW

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.


 

"DORSAL QUEEN"  B-17 42-30364, This is the aircraft we recoverd in 1978, (Unknown crew Poss 2nd lt Jones crew)

 

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

 

 

 


 

raunchy wolf, Keelys aircraft

 

Fred Dunn's jeep in the colours of the 385th bg

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.

 

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