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A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group prepare to board a pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8457) nicknamed "Rapid City Spook".



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...


  • 44-8457 'Rapid City Spook' 'False Courage'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 16/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/10/44 RAPID CITY SPOOK; Returned to the USA Morrison 27/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/11/45. FALSE...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:31:26 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection