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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.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38067) nicknamed "Big Chief Illinwek" of the 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '338067.'



  • 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...


  • 43-38067

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 16/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-E] Horham 4/8/44 BIG CHIEF ILLINIWEEK; force landed battle damaged 16/11/44 RAF Woodbridge, UK; then with B.B. Layl force landed B-58 AF Melsbroek, Bel 6/5/45; and with...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:50 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection