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Staff Sergeant Stevens, a tail gunner of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'S/Sgt Stevens tail gunner 412 BS.'



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...


  • Albert Keeler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot

  • Laurence Stevens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd Shuttle to Russia Aug 44. Combat-35 missions (04 Apr-25 Aug 44). B-17 42-97797 'Full House'. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), Russia Victory Medal, 3 DUC, WWII Victory, EAME. 5 Seagulls


  • 42-97232 'G.I. Issue' 'Government Property' 'Sandy's Refueling Boys'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 12/3/44 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; 88m, Missing in Action Stuttgart 16/12/44 with Harry Coffman, Co-pilot: Len Beadle, Navigator: Tom Reid, Bombardier: Neil Vediner...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:42 AAM AAM ingest

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