42-102447 El's Belles

An airman of the 95th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102447) nicknamed "El's Belles". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'F/L on last of 365's bases in Belgium other side "Angels Sister" [name struck-out and annotated 'No'] 365 FG C Johnson/icm/75' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'BG-A 95 BG.'

Object Number - FRE 835 - An airman of the 95th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102447) nicknamed "El's Belles". First handwritten caption on reverse:...

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 6/4/44; with L.J. Price, force landed 4/8/44 sal; with M.S. Roy force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; with H. Rivet force landed France 20/2/45; with J.E. Galbraith force landed RAF Ludham UK 21/3/45, sal; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45. EL'S BELLES.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-435741
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-821248
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35151793
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 1944-08-04 Force landed 4/8/44. Pilot Lt L J Price.

Crashed

Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 1944-12-25 Force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44. Pilot Lt M S Roy.

Crashed

France 1945-02-20 Force landed France 20/2/45. Pilot Lt H Rivet.

Crashed

Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29, UK 1945-03-21 Force landed RAF Ludham UK 21/3/45. Pilot Lt J E Galbraith.

Other

Returned Stateside

Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 1945-06-21 Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45

Revisions

Date22 Nov 2022 14:30:52
Contributoracbernstein1
Sources

95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date22 Nov 2022 13:23:56
Contributoracbernstein1
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95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date22 Nov 2022 00:50:45
Contributoracbernstein1
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95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date21 Nov 2022 22:11:58
Contributoracbernstein1
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Freeman Collection

Date21 Nov 2022 22:09:00
Contributoracbernstein1
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AAM

Date21 Nov 2022 22:03:37
Contributoracbernstein1
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95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date6 Dec 2015 18:21:25
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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