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PHOTO CREDITS

SHACK? WOLF!

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CF 41-29194 15 451 725 ~   00-2

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Port (Left) Side

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Mike Careatti

Original Pilot E. L. Wilson. Transferred to the 449th BG / 716th BS (#61) 8 Feb 44 based at Grottaglie, Italy. While under the command of Robert Knapp, she was one of four 449th BG ships lost of 24 total downed 25 Feb 44, as B-24s struck the Fiume marshalling yard, Zell am See railroad and Graz airfield. From Robert Knapp's crew, six were KIA and another four became POW's. Local villagers placed a grave marker for the crew at the crash site and a plaque in a nearby village church.

Info Contributor - Wally Forman

The meaning of this nose art just happens to be an indecent proposition and a rebuff! "Shack?" (to shack up) was a commonly used term, during W.W. II (and after), propositioning a girl to sleep with you (for a night or longer) when you were on leave. "Wolf!" (guys who were "fast" or "aggressive" were often called a "wolf") was her response to the proposal, which essentially meant, "No Way, I'm not that kind of girl!"

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