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A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 43-8386) of the 27th Transport Group and a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29780) nicknamed "Silver Queen" used as a hack by General Curtiss Le May.

Double yellow bar on the tail of the C-47 marked the aircraft as a member of air service command, while the insignia on the nose is that of 27th Transport Group.

Image via Mark Brown, AFA.

Written on slide casing: 'C47 43-8386. Heston- 38D Silver Queen.'

IWM catalogue record

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

A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 43-8386) and a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29780) nicknamed "Silver Queen" of the 95th Bomb Group.

Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'C47 43-8386. Heston- 38D Silver Queen.'

Connections

Aircraft

  • 42-29780 Silver Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Gore Fd 8/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-P] Alconbury 5/4/43; 335BS [OE-P]; 6m, transferred 92BG Alconbury 12/6/43 but switched to 3BD HQ as hack for Curtis Le May; Returned to the USA Grenier 26/12/44;...

Locations

  • Heston

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1929 as a civil, private Air Park, Heston was the first airfield in Britain to have an ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 09:38:09 jrugman Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Page 70, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 10:18:47 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Changed caption based on info provided by MikeO

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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