NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SHOO-SHOO-BABY

B

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24

H

-

25

-

FO

42-95197

8

446

704

FL

Q

02-1

 CY HANKO

SHOO-SHOO-BABY / SHOO SHOO BABY (Repainted)

Contributor - Ray Carpenter (Pilot)

Lt. Ray Carpenter "profiling" on a sunny day in Bungay, England, 1945. There were 2 "Shoo-Shoo-Babies" in the 446th Bomb Group, I do believe, and one or both were shot down. I did not fly either one. The picture of me in this bird, is because I liked the nose art, and was taken by Col. Cy Hanko (USAF  Ret.), my Navigator. I flew a B-24 named RONNIE, mostly, and flew her back across the Atlantic to Bradley Field, Connecticut, in June, 1945. SHOO SHOO BABY was the name of a popular song of the day.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Flew 100 missions before crashing on 4 Apr 45 at Raveningham, Norfolk on return from a mission to bomb Wesendorf airfield. According to Harold Jansen in his History of 446th BG, the hydraulic system was out, the left main landing gear could not be extended and the engines were cutting out when the crew bailed out safely 9 miles from their Bungay/Flixton base.

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