Acquired 26 May ’44. Crew chief was T/Sgt Adam Yellitz. Initially assigned to Don Eaton’s crew. Eaton named her “Headin’ Home” – the goal for the men of the 449th. This ship flew at least 96 sorties and was one of the sixty 449th aircraft flown to the Gioia depot on 29 April ’45 when the 449th was removed from the combat line. She was later ferried back across the Atlantic to the USA by another bomb group crew.

Pictures of Headin’ Home



Tail shot by Ju-88

Eaton crew looking at tire shot out by flak


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