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Veterans, family members and local residents of Horham gather at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Maddingley, for a dedication service personnel of the 95th Bomb Group who died on active service during the Second World War. September 1981. Image by Roland E "Lefty" Nairn of the 95th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '20/22 Sept '81(?). Roger - I took this shot of the 95th BG memorial dedication service at Cambridge cemetery. Attending were all of the 95 BG returnees from the USA and war couples and also many Horham area Friends of the Eighth. Is that you the left near by the 3rd column (from the left) of the [illegibler] in the background? R.E. "Lefty" Nairn, 336 Sqdn, 95BG Returner.'
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier
Staff Sergeant Roland Nairn flew as a togglier in B-17 bomber crews of the 95th Bomb Group. The job of the togglier was to arm and release the bombs over the intended target on each mission.