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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