Miss Green Bay
Elmer Villiesse sits in a Cletrac beneath the Boeing B-17 bomber, ca. 1941 - 1945. A Green Bay native who operated the Bay Beach Tavern, Villesse was maintenance crew chief for the B-17 bomber, Miss Green Bay, during WWII. The plane was considered one of the safest in the United States Air Force, logging twenty-seven consecutive missions free of mechanical failure, and fifty-five total combat missions, all without a crash.
Photo # 18.1988.4333.