Aircraft

451st Bombardment Group (H) 15th Air Force

Click on the button below to open a file listing aircraft of the 451st, courtesy of Chuck Parsonson, Historian for the 461st B.G. and Jim Greco.

451st Aircraft

 

Extra Joker destroyed by FW-190's and ME-109's

The following series of photos were taken by Group Photographer S/Sgt. Leo Stoutsenberger on August 23, 1944.  See the stories section of the website for more on this. 

Extra Joker 001

Extra Joker 2

Extra Joker 3

Extra Joker 4

Extra Joker 5

Extra Joker 6

Extra Joker 7

Extra Joker 8

Extra Joker 9 

Extra Joker 10 

Extra Joker 11

Extra Joker 12

Pretty Mickey

Ship No. 75

B-24L-5-FO

Serial No. 44-49418

Pretty Mickey (#75) was transferred from the 484th BG to the 451st BG/725 Sq on 20 December 1944.  It was shot down on 7 February 1945.  MACR #12089 documents the loss of this aircraft.  The pilot was Marion A. Palmer.

Pretty Mickey

 

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

 

Cannon Fodder

 Martin A. Aschenbrenner, Top Turret Gunner, 726th SQ is kneeling on the far right.

Cannon Fodder2

 

Big Idjit

Big Idjit

 

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

 

Patches

Patches

 

Ready Teddy

Ready Teddie

 

Screemin' Meemie II

Screemin' Meemie II

 

The A Train

The A Train

 

The StorK

The StorK

Weesie - MIA 23-Aug-44

Weesie

Jesse James, nose art being painted by Stephen P. Cincala

Jesse James

Agony Wagon, nose art being painted by Stephen P. Cincala

Agony Wagon

Destiny's Tot - Stephen P. Cincala and crewmate pictured on bomb

Destiny's Tot

Skipper

Skipper

Rhoda*

Rhoda

*Image courtesy www.greeks-in-foreign-cockpits.com / Gaetan Marie