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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.
A C-47 Skytrain (serial number 43-8386) and a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29780) nicknamed "Silver Queen", formerly of the 95th Bomb Group, used as a hack by General Curtiss Le May.

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

Units

  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

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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