NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

JOLTIN' JANIE II

B

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24

D

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30

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CO 42-40233 5 90 321 ~ ~ 00-2 SDASM

Port (Left) Side

Info Contributor - Robert Tupa

Pilot Bill Martin named the plane after his wife. The original JOLTIN' JANIE (42-40065) was transferred to the 43rd BG and was shot down. JOLTIN' JANIE II was also destroyed when it crash-landed. Bill decided it was best not to name planes after that.

Info Contributor - Jack Heyn

I was a Photographer/Lab Tech with Hq. Sq. 3rd BG/5th AF from Oct 41 to Jan 45. The 3rd flew A-24s, A-20s, B-25s while I was with them. We shared bases in the S. W. Pacific with the 90th BG. in the fall of '43, at Doba Dura.

JOLTIN' JANIE II returned from a mission with its hydraulics shot out, no brakes and wound up in the ditch. According to the notes in my sometimes kept diary, there were no serious injuries involved. Not being a member of the 90th BG, the M.P.s ran me off, but I did get three photos of the crash.

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