42-30235 Lonesome Polecat Zoot Suiters

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30235) nicknamed "The Zoot Suiters" of the 95th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5855 - The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30235) nicknamed "The Zoot Suiters" of the 95th Bomb Group.

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Gore 16/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-L/Z] Bassingbourn 6/6/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-U] Horham 16/6/43 LONESOME POLECAT; 16/9/43 with W.C. Lindley force landed Bungay Afd; 48m, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. THE ZOOT SUITERS. (Pix shows STRICTLY ZOOT)

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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 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18193418
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15195598 / O-681970
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

1943-09-16 Force landed Bungay Afd. Pilot Lt W C Lindley.

Other

Returned Stateside

United States Returned Stateside.

Revisions

Date16 Dec 2015 15:44:54
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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