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

The nose art of a B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Fire Ball" of the 95th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '95BG.'



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...


  • 42-31876 'Fireball' ' Fireball Red'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Gt Falls 3/1/44; Cheyenne 5/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Q] Horham 17/2/44; aborted after take off for Dusseldorf 9/9/44 with Bill Lahl, Co-pilot: Theo Bennett, Navigator: Maurice Schwartz (wia),...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:12 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection