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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A Bomber crew of the 95th Bomb Group with their aircraft a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29704) nicknamed "The Spook". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Standing L to R W. Clarke, J. Hillabrant, L Glick, E. Bennett. Bottom: D. Morton, J. Van Arscall, J.Bader.'

Connections

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

People

  • James Bader

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • L Glick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    B-17 #4230286 'Spook IV' ditched in Channel on 28 June 1943. Returned to base.

  • John Hillabrandt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • 42-29704

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Alconbury 29/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, battle damaged L’Orient, crash landed RAF Exeter 17/5/43 with R.P. Bender. 10RTD.; Salvaged 18/5/43. SPOOK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2014 14:38:47 PhillWray Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

People associated from image caption information

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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