Thanks to Allen Beay, son-in-law of S/Sgt Gordon W. Kirchner, radar mechanic on “Flak Alley Sally”.
53. “Flak Alley Sally”
The Air Crew
The original crew of “Flak Alley Sally” was crew #4012.
The Ground Crew
S/Sgt Gordon W. Kirchner gets a break from working in the hot plane to look outdoors.
The ground crew included S/Sgt Gordon W. Kirchner and Sgt Lee W. Davis.
Lee Wilson Davis, High Point, N.C., died Nov. 17, 2002. He was a ground crew mechanic with the 40th Squadron and worked on the B-29s Flak Alley Sally and Virgin Surgeon. After World War II, he worked in sales for Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance. “Dad enjoyed his time in the service,” recalled his son, Dan Davis. “He believe in what he was doing.” His wife, Jean, and two grandchildren also survive him. [6BG Newsletter, Jan 2003, p. 7]
Last updated 09/17/2010