NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

YOO HOO '28'

B

-

24

J

-

165

-

CO 44-40496

15

376 515 ~ 91 00-2

N/A

Walt Disney Character "Donald Duck"

Info Contributor - Mark Worthington
From a crew member at the 450th reunion in Oct 2009: "Our nickname occurred when we were in Tulsa, OK, picking up our airplane which we flew overseas. We were in a formation waiting to be called to tell us which plane would be ours. It was quite a large group of crews - large and noisy. Ted Brus, our pilot, couldn't hear his name called or the plane number which was 3128. The officer calling out the numbers and the command pilots' names finally yelled out "Yoo Hoo '28" and then the whole crowd echoed the same and it stuck. We even had it painted on the plane along with Donald Duck holding an umbrella over his head like a parachute. We flew this plane from Tulsa to West Palm Beach, Florida to Trinidad then to Belem, Brazil and then to Natal and then over the Atlantic (1847 nautical miles) to Dakar, French West Africa (now Senegal), and then on to Gioia, Italy, which was the 15th AF's pool of planes for distribution to the groups as they needed replacements. We never saw it again."

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Ferried to MTO by a replacement crew assigned after arrival to 450th BG. RCM installed.

Info Contributor - Georges "Gino" Künzle
Marvin E. Stock (723rd BS) reports that the name was derived from Crew #3128 (Lt. Theodore J. Brus - Pilot) and was delivered 2 Jun 44 at an airfield North and East of Taranto, Italy (Gioia del Colle?).

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