NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

NITE AND DAY

B

-

24

H

-

15

-

FO

42-94756

8

~

406

J6

C 00-3

ART LEDTKE

Before Name Was Applied - AKA "Midnite Mistress" - Renamed from PROBLEM CHILD

Contributor - Stephen M. Hutton

Info Contributor - William E. Pattillo

Although the art work was in place (and called "Midnite Mistress" by a previous crew), my Father William C. "Pat" Pattillo (Pilot) and crew named her NITE AND DAY in April of 1945. (He still has the stencil design!) They named the airplane in recognition of the fact that it had been on many day and night missions in it's career in the 406th Night Leaflet Squadron. The crew flew their first mission 18 Apr 45 and returned to the U.S. (with ten ground crew members) and parked NITE AND DAY at Bradley Field 11 Jul 45.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Original aircraft in 487th BG / 839th BS (R5 N) named PROBLEM CHILD.

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