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The Airplane


“Pirate’s Log”, p. 72.

The vertical stripe on the tail indicates that “The Connecticut Yankee” was a lead plane.  All three planes appear to have some kind of light-colored vertical strip under the front turret.

After the war, the aircraft served with the 92nd Bomb Group in Korea under the name “Lake Success Express“.

The Air Crew

The primary crew of “The Connecticut Yankee” was Crew #4003.


The crew in front of “Connecticut Yankee II”.

The Ground Crew

The Crew Chief of “Connecticut Yankee II” was M/Sgt Orval H. Sharp.