Francis H. Mikesh, B-17 Pilot, Sqdn Leader, 100th BG, 418th Sq.

Francis H. Mikesh, B-17 Pilot, "Lucky Lassie" 33 Missions Oct. 26, 1944 to March 23, 1945
 
"Fran Mikesh flew 33 missions as flight and squadron leader in the 418th Squadron, 100th Bomb Group in the Eastern Theater of operations. After completion of tour he flew 3 "chow hound" missions. He left one B-17 named "Lucky Lassie" in France due to battle damage. (Fran says good landing -- they all walked away)." ( Source: Air Expo 2002 Heroes and Legends event program.)
 
The 100th Bomb Group website has his crew photos and his mission list and a photo of Lucky Lassie and its missions.
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