Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Mighty Eighth-- Part 3: Who's the "Kayo Katy?"
In addition to its role as a bomber, the B-17 was also employed as a transport, antisubmarine warfare platform, drone controller and search-and-rescue aircraft.
Although this composition is generic, it has the look of the 384th Bomber group at Grafton Underwood, which had a Kayo decorated in this style. There were at least three Flying Fortresses in the Eighth Air Force named "Kayo" (playing off of the boxing term, K.O., or knock-out) and two named "Katy", hence Kayo Katy.
I did not know they had drones in World War II. Not sure how a plane would be an antisubmarine platform either. I'll have to research these two items.