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

A bomber crew of the 95th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress in Florida. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' Our Crew, Top Row, Left to Right: Bob-Fitz Lenny, Co-Pilot, California.Tom Gibson, Pilot, Tennessee. Bill Bell, Navigator, Pennsylvania. R.E. Nairn, Togglier/Armorer, Maryland. ? did not go into combat with us. Bottom Row: L-R Bernie Hagamon, Tail Gunner, Illinois. Dick Mawell, Engineer-Gunner, Illinois. Dick DeRanney, Ball Turret Gunner, Long Island, New York. "Rebel" Mayers, Radio Operater/Gunner, Florida. We arrived north corner Ireland in early Jan 45 then flew to Valley (?) Wales and then were transported by train to Horham. The pilot, co-pilot and engineer flew our B-17 to E. Anglia.'



  • 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...


  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Valley

    Military site : airfield
    USAAF Air Transport Command Ferry Terminal and Movement Section from 1943-45.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:18 AAM AAM ingest

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