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A bomber crew, led by Captain Vern Iverson, of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30412) nicknamed "Mischief-Maker II". Official caption pritned on image: (GPR-50-1-96)(22-8-43) Capt Iverson's Crew. Capt. Iverson is in the back row, second from the left. At this date the crew would have included Lt Arpaia as bombardier.

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A bomber crew, led by Captain Vern Iverson, of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30412) nicknamed "Mischief-Maker II". Official caption pritned on image: (GPR-50-1-96)(22-8-43) Capt Iverson's Crew.

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Units

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

People

  • Vern Iverson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | pilot
    Story of "Mischief Maker" participation on 27 Aug 1943 Regensburg mission in Snetterton Falcons, pg 44.

Aircraft

  • 42-30412 Mischief-Maker II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Plane Mischief Maker II entered combat approximately Jun43 under command of Capt V.L. Iverson after the original Mischief Maker was damaged beyond repair. After this crew completed 25 missions Maj. Iverson was retained for HQ USSTAF, the crew...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2015 22:10:25 DIvy Changes to caption
Sources

Vern Iverson's son Derek. Vern's first bombardier Lt Galle was transferred prior to this and was shot down by this date.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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